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      11-21-2010, 08:14 PM   #1
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335i Lease is almost up, I finally made a decision

I have been shopping for a couple of months for a replacement for my 335i e90. I have been cross shopping stuff that nobody has ever cross shopped!
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1. Mini Cooper S or JCW. I like the idea of a light weight car (relatively) and I like small cars. In the end, I just couldn't do it, not enough value for the money for me.

2. I looked at an E92 M3, again not the value for money, it is good and the DCT it awesome, but again the value wasn't there for me. I expected better steering feel, but the engine and trans are awesome.

3. Mustang 5.0, I was very impressed with this car too. If it was about $4,000 less I probably would a purchased one, but it was close to $40,000 the way I wanted it, and I know I would have put suspension and wheels on it.

4. Porsche 997 was on my list, but I really want the GT3, the wife hates it an I have a 6 month old and need a back seat. It will have to wait.

5. I was very close to ordering a 135i, I think it is about the perfect size (the size the 3 series coupe should be), I think its ugly, but in a charming way. The way I had it configured it was $43,xxx and I thought damn, thats a lot of cash for a 1 series, especially when I saw a 2008 550i with 17,xxx miles for $43,000.......


So I am in the other BMW section, so wtf did I buy today???


That same lot (with whom I have experience) had one of these! 2008 17,000 miles, every option available I believe (orig MSRP is over $98,000). It looked like good value for the money, and it has a full year of warranty left, I will probably extend it if I keep the car.

Thanks for reading! I'm on my way to the gas station!
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      11-21-2010, 09:05 PM   #2
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If we sell the wides amg, a 997 turbo or z06 is where I'm going
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      11-21-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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If we sell the wides amg, a 997 turbo or z06 is where I'm going
Good choices! I like the 997 TT also, and the Z06 is awesome.

I was driving next to a Z06 and I am amazed at how docile that monster is, a small block push rod engine making 500 hp that will just sit a idle on a hot summer day and not complain at all.

My wife likes the 997 TT better then the GT3, I just think I would prefer the GT3, we'll see, maybe my next car....
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Congratulations, I like your choice even though gray is not my favourite color.
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      11-21-2010, 10:51 PM   #5
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Congratulations, I like your choice even though gray is not my favourite color.
Its not an exciting color, I love a nice blue (and I'm done with black!) but for a DD silver/gray hides the sins of a car that is driven.

Thanks!
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Great choice! The sound of that V10 alone is worth the price!
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      11-21-2010, 11:41 PM   #7
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Great choice! The sound of that V10 alone is worth the price!
The damn thing does sound awesome! Thanks!

Its just a silly car, a big sedan that sounds like it does and goes like hell. It is cartoonish, and just plain fun...like a car should be!
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      11-22-2010, 03:18 AM   #8
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Great car! Having your warranty extended is a must for a car of this caliber. Gas bills won't be pretty though.
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You'll be going to the gas station a lot now.
Yeah, but that engine sounds so good when you feed it!!!
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Nice! You can really steal these at a great value. Friend just bought an M6 with Meistershaft exhaust with low miles for 40.
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      11-29-2010, 05:15 PM   #12
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First tank of fuel....wait for it....


13.7mpg
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      11-29-2010, 05:51 PM   #13
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Get.A.Cayman.
I wasn't a complaint, just an observation!

I just sold a 987S Boxster, so I love the 987 but this has more room for the baby seat.

I'll be back to Porsche for my next car I suspect.
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First tank of fuel....wait for it....


13.7mpg
Ooof!
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      11-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #15
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Great Choice!!!
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      11-30-2010, 12:54 PM   #16
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You'll be going to the gas station a lot now.
But he'll look damn good filling up that beast at the station
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      11-30-2010, 08:55 PM   #17
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Wow. You read my mind. Thats the only car I would give up my 335 for. That v10 is simply intoxicating. The ultimate split personality car.
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That v10 is simply intoxicating. The ultimate split personality car.
Exactly, under 5000 rpm its a nice quiet cruiser (there is enough noise to let you know that something isn't quite normal) but tickle the 'M' button and floor it and it becomes a different animal.

Good times.
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