Just drove a BMW 335i 1k miles
Just drove a 2008 BMW 335i coupe w/ 16k miles and every option from New York to Illinois. I never drove a BMW before, and this one has over 300hp. BMW is one great automobile, canít say anything other than wow. Super smooth and super fast.
With the above said, I parked the BMW and got immediately in the 2001 SSEi with 150k miles. Did not feel like I was stepping down at all. Super comfortable, responsive and easy to drive. Not as fast as the 335i, but more than fast enough for what I need. I am amazed how close the SSEi is to the BMW in over feel and driver satisfaction and even creature comforts.
I have driven a CTX, 2011 LaCrosse with every option and dozens of other GM vehicles over the past few years. None come anywhere close to the SSEi I drive. GM made a huge mistake stopping production of
2001 Bonneville SSEi, 219,000 miles.
Whats in my driveway:
1998 Chevy S10 4x4 ZR2, 1999 Olds Bravada, 2001 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi, 2007 Ford F-350 regular cab 2WD, 2008 BMW 335i coupe (Wife'* replacement for her Bonneville). The Bonneville is my favorite of all the cars in the driveway.