I went and drove this diesel 3 series in early 2016. To be fair, I was already bored with my 128i and was thinking about replacing it with something else. Since the 335d was automatic only, I wouldn’t feel bad about driving an automatic since there was no other option. Had I stayed in oil a 335d might very well have been in my future. There are too many what ifs in life to wonder about everything; this is one of those.