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      12-29-2007, 04:22 PM   #45
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Well the M3 should still be a little faster in a straight line, but we are talking 98% of the performance at 70%(?) of the price. don't forget, a 3 series is eligible for ED, and M is not, so right there comparing US MSRP is off by $3-4K.

BTW, BMW corporate has been unusually "hostile" in attitude towards the Dinan flash. This is coming from multiple sources. I don't know what this means yet about Dinan and BMW. It is interesting that other "semi-official" BMW tuners, such as Hartge, only flashed to 360ish crank...I wonder if BMW put the word out to limit the HP to that range and Dinan said no thanks?

Here in South Africa a chipped 335i at the coast is much quicker than an E92 M3 on the 1/4 mile (bring the two up to altitude then its just murder)... but an ///M3 is the total packge and not just straight line performance ... driving an ///M3 is an experience which the 335i no matter how fast it is will accomplish, thats why i will sell my 335i for the ///M3 ... i do miss the ///M, even though the 335i stock for stock is quicker than the E92 M3 here where I am staying at altitude

my options on other cars ...

keep the 335i and chip it and BBS LM it ... get the msport kit for it too
C63 AMG
Audi R8 (need to stretch a lil bit for this baby)
Cayman S
Second Hand GT3 porsche MK1 (they pricey still here in South Africa)
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      01-09-2008, 09:46 PM   #46
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Pre-Owned Porsche 996TT! Buy a supercar and let someone else pay for the initial depreciation.
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      01-12-2008, 05:58 PM   #47
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996TT is an awesome car with a few mechanical issues. They have some tranny issues that can be frustrating...
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      01-13-2008, 02:14 AM   #48
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      01-13-2008, 05:14 AM   #49
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Cayman S, or a 2006 911S.
Caymen s is to slow
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      01-19-2008, 08:23 PM   #50
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sorry guys, went to the dark side,
50k 08 Corvette

pocketed 20k
and lovin life
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      01-19-2008, 08:34 PM   #51
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sorry guys, went to the dark side,
50k 08 Corvette

pocketed 20k
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Don't be sorry, that's sweeeeeeeeet. Pics please and congrats.
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      01-19-2008, 08:55 PM   #52
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You have a lot of choices.. Heres what I would consider...

Z4M Vert. or Coupe
Lotus Exige s? I think those are under 70?
Low Mileage E60 M5
Low Mileage CPO RS4 or a New RS4
Cayman S
Boxster S
Used low mileage 997 non-s
Used low mileage 997 S
Used low mileage 997 S Cabrio (You REally gotta look for these, My brother got lucky with his)
Used 2004 996 TT
Used Cayenne TT
New Cayenne S
Upcoming Cayenne GTS
Used X5 4.8iS
C63 (I Still hate mercedes)
Sl ? (Used of course) -My favorite mercedes
CTS-V (Motor trend Raves the CTS is such a great car.. I geuss its worth a look?)
Range Rover Sport Supercharged

550i
Of course the Lexus IS-F But im not a big fan of that silly looking car


I dont know.. These are some of the girls that I would put in my garage..
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      01-20-2008, 11:08 AM   #53
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Don't be sorry, that's sweeeeeeeeet. Pics please and congrats.


thanks dude
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used 996TT
Brand new or sued Cayman S
used 997S
used 996GT3

^^^all better performers(although cayman S isnt as fast in a straight line)

used ferrari 355 coupe
used RS4
Yikes. You might be able to get into one of those for under $70k, but what about warranty? The cost of maintaining some of those would be large.
They would be nice to have, but the additional costs must be taken into account. That is one thing that finally pushed me to a brand new car for this range of money.
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      01-20-2008, 02:09 PM   #55
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What has this Cayman be sued for?


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      01-20-2008, 11:32 PM   #56
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my choices:
M3
the M3,

oh yeah, and the M3.
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      02-20-2008, 03:13 AM   #57
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if i had to do it all over again, I will go for E60 M5 and if not, then 750i.
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      02-20-2008, 07:05 AM   #58
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As much as i love the GTR, it is almost impossible and unrealistic to be able to get one. But it would definitely be on top of my list as well, great choice.
My GT-R will be here June 2008. I realize that it is a rarity to find one @ MSRP so soon in the game, but I guess I lucked out.
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      02-20-2008, 11:12 AM   #59
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Cadillac CTS-V (supposed to have M5 beating performance at M3 beating price)
There is no denying that 525+ hp hammer but, thats what your paying for IMHO. Sure, they put in better seats, big brakes, and a big engine but, The build quality of a CTS is garbage compared to a BMW. Don't take my word for it. Go for a test drive. True, it will be faster in a straight line but, there is more to life.

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I too was considering a GT-R but a few things fell short:

1. the styling (trust me, I tried to love it but, can't)
2. refinement (doesn't touch the M)
3. 3rd party persona (even though I am still young, I need a car to be taken seriously behind the wheel for business reasons. Too boy racer. Not to mention the models in Miami like the M better LOL)
4. interior

There is no denying it's a incredible machine in both the speed & handling department though.

Flame suit is on..........
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There is no denying that 525+ hp hammer but, thats what your paying for IMHO. Sure, they put in better seats, big brakes, and a big engine but, The build quality of a CTS is garbage compared to a BMW. Don't take my word for it. Go for a test drive. True, it will be faster in a straight line but, there is more to life.

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I too was considering a GT-R but a few things fell short:

1. the styling (trust me, I tried to love it but, can't)
2. refinement (doesn't touch the M)
3. 3rd party persona (even though I am still young, I need a car to be taken seriously behind the wheel for business reasons. Too boy racer. Not to mention the models in Miami like the M better LOL)
4. interior

There is no denying it's a incredible machine in both the speed & handling department though.

Flame suit is on..........
Regarding the GT-R, I agree with much of what you posted, that's why I am buying both. There is a lot to be said for having a Roundel and/or a Stuttgart crest on your bonnet. I'll have my M3 for those wanting to be taken seriously days.
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Cayman S with exhaust, softronic plenum + software, underpulley, and Quiafe LSD.

Track monster, $60K
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Cayman S with exhaust, softronic plenum + software, underpulley, and Quiafe LSD.

Track monster, $60K


If I had 10K to blow, those are the mod I'll be considering.
I can seriously use extra +50HP and more grip..
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GTR is going to sell in the 80s so..

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