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      02-11-2008, 11:03 PM   #23
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I should have gone to the Chicago autoshow. Appears better than Detroit. Porsche didn't even show in Detroit.
There still is time.

Porsche pulled out of Detroit last year because they don't sell any cars there.
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      02-11-2008, 11:13 PM   #24
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"414 hp, 414hp in that little car. You could kill yourself in that car. You could kill yourself backing out of the driveway in that car"
I could kill myself waiting for that car to show up...
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      02-11-2008, 11:30 PM   #25
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m3 in that side view is

is that white car a c63 AMG?
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      02-11-2008, 11:33 PM   #26
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is that white car a c63 AMG?
Yes, off limits as well. Looked decent.
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What's in the back of that Lincoln thing? Vials of Andromeda virus?
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I want to hear more of your impressions of the car IRL. I know you said it looked real impressive from the front 3/4 angle...

How did the fender flares strike you? ...too much, too little?

IRL is it strikingly apparent or just barely noticeable that it is bigger & wider than the normal 3 series?

give us more details of the impressions that car left you with!...
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...I was going to say the CTS-V coupe had me gawking... definitely the one car that I fear could possibly make me regret being in an M3 as I watch it drive by in the future. And the interior in that thing...easily one of the nicest I've ever seen based off pictures alone. I flipped back to a picture of an M3 interior to make sure i wasn't dreaming and realized how sorely dull it is in comparison. Still not convinced on the styling tho....and still don't think it would have the same presence of an M3 - would end up looking like just another caddy on the road - not that there's anything wrong with that.

Too late now
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Thanks for all these pics, E

So that are the runflats the GTR comes with? What a profile...





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What's in the back of that Lincoln thing? Vials of Andromeda virus?
Some bottles of purity water or something to that effect.

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...I was going to say the CTS-V coupe had me gawking... definitely the one car that I fear could possibly make me regret being in an M3 as I watch it drive by in the future. And the interior in that thing...easily one of the nicest I've ever seen based off pictures alone. I flipped back to a picture of an M3 interior to make sure i wasn't dreaming and realized how sorely dull it is in comparison. Still not convinced on the styling tho....and still don't think it would have the same presence of an M3 - would end up looking like just another caddy on the road - not that there's anything wrong with that.

Too late now
I thought the same thing. It won't look just like another caddy on the road because it doesn't look like anything else. I think it would be more of an eye-catcher/head-turner than the M3. It looks amazing! I could definately go for owning both.

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So that are the runflats the GTR comes with? What a profile...
I assume so. You saying you like the profile?
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Could you see inside the m3? Did it have DKG?
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I want to hear more of your impressions of the car IRL. I know you said it looked real impressive from the front 3/4 angle...

How did the fender flares strike you? ...too much, too little?

IRL is it strikingly apparent or just barely noticeable that it is bigger & wider than the normal 3 series?

give us more details of the impressions that car left you with!...
I thought the fender flares were just right. That is why I loved the front 3/4 view so much. To look down the car and see the bulging rear arches was heaven. It made the car look hunkered down. Some companies don't do wheel arches correctly. If you notice the the CTS, it has the same type of flares. Not some bulbous creation that looks out of place but a smooth transition outwards that looks tough yet clean.
I love the "dressed-down" look, as I call it. Where the side skirts come all the way down on the car and the rear fender comes down lower as well. It just makes the car look right.
I had a concern that the 335 wouldn't look as agressive as I would like and the M3 definately fits that bill. You know when you look at it that's it's different. It's definately noticeable as it bulges and looks like it has a purpose.
Apart from the car having a great drivetrain, it just looks so good IRL. It's something everyone should experience.
I must say car shows definately help with the interest level.
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Great photos. Thanks.

If all goes well I'll an M and a GT-R in my garage. They both look sick.
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I assume so. You saying you like the profile?
Not really, just recognized the low profile depth. They aren't meant to last long, are they?


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Not really, just recognized the low profile depth. They aren't meant to last long, are they?


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I'm not really up to speed on that rubber.
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Thanks for the insightful review...it's only fueling the desire.
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Thanks for the insightful review...it's only fueling the desire.
Seeing the car in person didn't really ease the pain of waiting.
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