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Old 11-20-2011, 12:51 PM   #1
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Is Handling Package on Titanium worth it?

Just curious from those that have a titanium with the handling package if they feel the handling package was a good decision. Haven't been able to test drive one equipped that way.
Trying to decide between a loaded SEL or Titanium.
Appreciate any feedback.


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Old 11-20-2011, 01:04 PM   #2
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I drove the Titanium with the handling package and the SEL and didn't notice any major differences in the handling at all, so I saved some money and got the fully loaded SEL. Then used some of that money and bought the H&R spring kit and some 18's and I couldn't be happier
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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I love the way my Titanium handles however I did not drive the other models.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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iked focuses for their handlingbut was unable to test drive one lolz but im preety sure ill be happy once i get to it lolz im in japan right now and bought it without a test drive ha o well whats done is done right But yeah im preety sure ill be happy plus i got the manual. from what i know is that the titaniums suspension is a little bit tighter but most people who dont push their cars won't notice a big difference. Unfortunately because im out of the country i was't able to test drive any but I highly suggest you do it's killing me that i did'nt lolz
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i like the way my titanium handles. didn't get a chance to test drive others as i liked driving the titanium so much.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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I avoided it because the full size spare robs something like three inches of space from the hatch area.
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Appreciate the feedback... thinking SEL 303A and do my own wheels/tires down the road.
And I don't love the 18" wheels in the package as well.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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I was not impressed by the handling package because it adds :
- stiffer ride
- larger turning radius
- expensive 18" wheels

I decided to go with a SEL because all from above.
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Just curious from those that have a titanium with the handling package if they feel the handling package was a good decision. Haven't been able to test drive one equipped that way.
Trying to decide between a loaded SEL or Titanium.
Appreciate any feedback.
Titanium is the way to go, more options are standard. We did not get the handeling package for a softer ride and the handeling is GREAT! We got the 17" polished alloy rims, the 17" tires last longer are multi use summer and winter. The 18" tires on handeling package are soft and summer only. You will be lucky to get 20 K from them.

Be sure to get the winter package with the leather heated seats and the exterior trim!
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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I did not drive the other models but i love the tightness of my titanium and the 18" wheels. Handles very similar to my 328i bmw.
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