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.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.
$595 is expensive? That's wheels, tires, and the "different" suspension. Must have been too expensive for your bank. When I got 17" OZ wheels and a nice set of Bridgestone's (for my old '01) that price came out to $1400. So nice wheels and tires (+suspension) for $595 is better than anything + that. But to each his own I guess. . A fully loaded SEL would have been the same price for the Titanium I got. So, Titanium for me; (but also had A-plan). Happy driving. Either way, you will be extremely happy with whichever you get [driving]- expensive 18" wheels
Have you ever even drove a bimmer? How does saying" it handles very close to my 328i bmw" trying to compare the entire make and model?? My 0.02[shhh]Let's not start a SEL vs Titanium war because it is not necessary. Both are great. Running a Ford on Germany/Italy highways/roads, the Titanium with the handling pack would be the best bet, but running a Ford on whatever NA (North America) roads, SEL is the perfect fit IMO.
The OP wanted an opinion on the handling package, give him one if you tested anything else than Titanium. If not, don't sell Ford as being a BMW because it is not. Not even close ! My 0.02
P.S. I did test both models and SEL was the one I chose. The OP should test both and choose for himself the one that fits his needs.