NorCal M235i Test DriveMike1/24/14 8:10pmEditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkAs the owner of a current 135i (which I love) and hope to upgrade to a M235i, this would be my ideal configuration if I were to buy a 2-Series. Mineral White with Red interior and pretty much every option other than the cold weather package. And before everyone gives me a hard time for choosing the slushbox, I know how to drive a manual but I commute in California traffic and a manual gets really tiresome. I did it for 20 years before getting my 135i. The auto is faster to 60 and perfect for a daily driver. As for the other options, I'm a bit of a techno-geek so the more toys the better. More important than the configuration of the car is where I would drive it to test it out. Most people would automatically head out to PCH but there is way too many tourists in RVs and other traffic to enjoy the drive. Instead I would wake up as soon as the sun rises and follow this route along Mines Rd, then to 130 over Mt. Hamilton and onto Calaveras Rd. I'd finish it up with a bit of freeway to get an idea of what it's like at speed. That would be Day One. The rest of the week would take a bit more planning but I am sure I could think of plenty of other great roads to test it on.