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      03-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #1
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Chrysler Sebring vs. M3

I was searching the net for information on the race at Sebring this weekend, and came across this bit of cutting edge journalism by future NY Times Bestselling author Nigel Cooper. While I never really considered the Chrysler Sebring when shopping for my M, I may have made a mistake as evidenced by this bit of clarifying prose "bigger tires might look and feel better, while smaller tires may improve gas mileage."

Check it out!

http://www.newcars.com/chrysler/sebr...ws/bmw-m3.html
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      03-20-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
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Unbelievable!!!!

What was I thinking when I got my M3...
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      03-20-2009, 02:05 PM   #3
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Thats just foul!
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      03-20-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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      03-20-2009, 03:57 PM   #6
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LMAO is this real?....it's not....right? right?
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      03-20-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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      03-21-2009, 08:26 PM   #8
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That was very helpful. I'd like to see something similar with a Veyron and a Smart Car. I'm having trouble deciding which to get next.
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      03-21-2009, 08:39 PM   #9
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"The Chrysler Sebring could learn a lesson or two from the M3 regarding pickup."

This seems like a real website. What the hell is this guy smoking?

Actually, I just noticed this is just an automated BS generator. Look to the right of the page:

http://www.newcars.com/chrysler/sebr...ews/index.html
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      03-23-2009, 02:27 PM   #10
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What do they pay him for and who really reads these?
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The Chrysler Sebring's front-wheel drive layout likely gives it better traction in rain, snow or ice than the BMW M3; however, the BMW M3's rear-wheel drive layout likely provides better weight distribution. The BMW M3 has quite a bit wider tires than the Chrysler Sebring. Keep in mind that bigger tires might look and feel better, while smaller tires may improve gas mileage. With their comparable turning circles, the BMW M3 and the Chrysler very likely handle roughly the same into and out of tight spots.

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The Chrysler's engine is markedly smaller than the BMW M3's. Remember that smaller engines can be stressed more; however, smaller engines typically get better gas mileage. The Chrysler Sebring could learn a lesson or two from the M3 regarding pickup. Torque is the force that lets you accelerate quickly, and in this respect, the BMW M3 is tremendously more powerful than the Chrysler Sebring.


... This is a JOKE right ? ... I mean it is a JOKE right ... ????
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http://www.newcars.com/porsche/911/r...da-accord.html

"The Porsche 911 is a bit more ponderous than the Honda Accord."

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      03-25-2009, 03:43 PM   #15
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The Chrysler Sebring's front-wheel drive layout likely gives it better traction in rain, snow or ice than the BMW M3; however, the BMW M3's rear-wheel drive layout likely provides better weight distribution. The BMW M3 has quite a bit wider tires than the Chrysler Sebring. Keep in mind that bigger tires might look and feel better, while smaller tires may improve gas mileage. With their comparable turning circles, the BMW M3 and the Chrysler very likely handle roughly the same into and out of tight spots.

Drivetrain
The Chrysler's engine is markedly smaller than the BMW M3's. Remember that smaller engines can be stressed more; however, smaller engines typically get better gas mileage. The Chrysler Sebring could learn a lesson or two from the M3 regarding pickup. Torque is the force that lets you accelerate quickly, and in this respect, the BMW M3 is tremendously more powerful than the Chrysler Sebring.


... This is a JOKE right ? ... I mean it is a JOKE right ... ????

Pray to god this is a joke...who the hell is this cooper?...topangan's man they get a great stretch of road and they ruin it with this crap. This guy is the biggest joke. how can people be so dumb???
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      04-02-2009, 12:42 PM   #16
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Hahahahaha, WTH???
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      04-02-2009, 12:48 PM   #17
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Wow, I think it was written by a 7 year old. Haha, well I am off to the dealership to trade off my M for a Sebring. I will update you guys with posts and pictures since I won't be so busy making all those trips to the gas station!

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