I just picked up my new Deep Sea Blue Metallic 228i yesterday. I had a 328i 2011, which I had leased because the 128i was too small when I needed to change cars. The 328i was a nice car, but I never "loved" it, but I wanted to get back to BMW after selling (mind snap) my beloved Blue 2003 325i. I had missed that car nearly every day and had a Volvo in the interim.
My 2011 lease was nearly up and I wondered what I would do, when I discovered the 228i, and I have been so excitedly waiting for my build to arrive.
It's taking a little adjustment from the 328i. It is a tad smaller with less cargo and no back seat. At first, I thought: "What have I done???!!!!???"
But, it's a sweet ride with more HSP than the 328 I had in spite of the smaller 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine. Plus, the new 3 series is even bigger. I understand the 3 is now as big as the 7 when it was introduced. Too much car for my taste.
I'll adjust to my little 2 and be a happy camper. This is my 4th BMW over many, many years. Again, I have a BMW I can love. I don't ever plan to own anything else. BMW4ME.
So glad to have found this forum.
The car is very scare where I live and accessories are hard to find.