I know it's been done to death, but now that I drove my '03 330i ZHP into a ditch, it's time for a replacement. Assuming I don't buy new, I can find a few 08s and a VERY few 09s in the 135i coupe with 6MT, and I can find a decent number of 07s and very few 08s in the 335i coupe with 6MT for somewhere in the neighborhood of 34-35k asking price. I have only been able to drive the 135i in the automatic version (blech) but the handling edge was obvious vs. the 335i, and it appears that none of the "sport" option packages actually effect the suspension. Obviously the engine is spectacular. Should I be leery of going back to the 07 or were there no worrisome bugs in the early models? The packaging of the 135i is great and the handling is spectacular, brakes are spectacular. The rear seat is pretty weak though, and while it appeals to the good enthusiasts out there, I will get irritated at stupid bitches asking why I got the "cheap" BMW. The 335i is a little sloppier, particularly coming from the ZHP - how much suspension upgrade is necessary to put a little more edge into the handling department? The rear seat is actually at least as roomy as the rear seat in our 03 sedan so it becomes a great 4-person cruiser for blasting out to Vegas, etc. That's a big point in its favor. And it loses the 1-series stigma in exchange for becoming just another anonymous 3-series that nobody gives a fuck about. Any other people out there made this decision? I'd like to hear your thought processes. I've got my eye on an 07 335 at the local dealer, Black on Coral Red interior. The only 6mt 135s I've found are black/black, which looks nice but it's a little boring. I actually want a white/black one but they're impossible to find. Ordering a new one to spec is not an option - not just financially (at least on the 1), but because I really need to get a car in a LOT less than 2 months, and all of the dealers I've checked with have NO 6mt cars in stock.