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      06-09-2013, 02:46 PM   #1
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When looking at purchasing your BMW or BMWs, what other vehicles were you considering? Also, what made you choose your BMW over those cars?
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      06-09-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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I was looking at GTOs (06+), Pontiac GXPs, and 335i. Purchased the 1 because it was such a good deal couldn't pass it up
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      06-09-2013, 04:30 PM   #3
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I was looking for a Mercedes C350 and was very close to buying one till I test drove the 335i. After that decision was made and drove the 335i out of the dealer the next day.
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      06-09-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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i was looking at merc and audi
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      06-09-2013, 05:15 PM   #5
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I looked at a Cayman S and bought one....
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      06-09-2013, 07:16 PM   #6
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I was in the market for track/street dual duty under $30k (the cheaper the better).
986 Cayman - too expensive, IMSB/RMS failure preventative cost
996 C2/4 - IMSB/RMS, mushy shifter, bench seats
GTO 6.0 - too soft, heavy
MR2 Spyder - slow, gay
Miata - slow, gay, too small
S2k - too small, nonadjustable driving position
E30 - overpriced, old, impossible to find nice one
E36 M3 - needs suspension overhaul b/c too old, kinda slow
C6 Z51 - Z51 package too rare, too expensive
C5 Z06 - Loved it. Really came down to this and my current car.
E46 M3 - current car.
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      06-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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nothing... been an M enthusiast since birth....

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      06-09-2013, 07:48 PM   #8
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back when I bought my 01 330ci it was an 01 S4. The S4 was a grand or two more and I had to wait a few weeks for it so I went with the 330ci. My 08 335xi was a no brainer. but the only thing I regret is not getting the 6spd manual.
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      06-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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New BMW M3, new Audi S4, new Audi S5, used 911...
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      06-09-2013, 08:10 PM   #10
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Looked at and got, S4
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      06-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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i might be goign with audi next. my wife likes the Q5
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      06-09-2013, 10:03 PM   #12
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Looked at

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Got the M.
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      06-09-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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      06-09-2013, 10:31 PM   #14
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i might be goign with audi next. my wife likes the Q5
I had one as a loaner, it's a nice little truck, steering is completely numb (sadly many things are these days). I hauled something big in it when I had it. Cargo space is similar to my Cayenne, back seat is a little snug.
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      06-09-2013, 11:57 PM   #15
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GT500.

Got the 4-door because we had a little one on the way and I didn't want to have to put the little guy in the back seat while being all contorted. When the little one can get into the backseat without my help, then I will get rid of the E90. I'm thinking I only have a couple more months to go. Got the E90 because I liked the ride but I thought it would be more dependable than the E36, E46 I had in the past. I have owned lots of vehicles in the last 25 years. The E90 is the least dependable of them all.
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      06-10-2013, 01:44 AM   #16
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      06-10-2013, 02:23 AM   #17
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jan '01...

used acura nsx (no rear seats, not fast enough for an exotic, too expensive)
new corvette c5 (just a thought, couldn't see myself as a corvette guy)
new e46 m3 (too expensive, would have had to wait months and i needed a car)
new lexus is300 (not bad, but it's no m3)

this was actually the first dealership and m3 i looked at, and it was a winner. one of the last e36 m3s to come off the production line, only driven for a year (sat in the lot for a while). got a pretty good deal, bought it the next day.

12.5 years and 140k miles later, its been the best car i've owned (company cars included). overall it's been pretty reliable, had a lot of fun, lots of memories. we've been through the party/clubbing years, work and small biz, relationships/pets, grad school, a handful of homes/garages, etc. still runs well, not immaculate but pretty clean imo. for a few years i had this and a 996, and ended up parting with the 996. it's pretty much retired now, i don't drive much anymore and the es300 is a perfect food wagon.

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      06-10-2013, 02:51 AM   #18
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      06-10-2013, 03:01 AM   #19
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I was looking for E39 530's...but they were too old. Spent a little more for a newer car. Other than BMWs was like an A4 but they were a little bit more and heard their maintenance sucks.
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      06-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #20
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I had one as a loaner, it's a nice little truck, steering is completely numb (sadly many things are these days). I hauled something big in it when I had it. Cargo space is similar to my Cayenne, back seat is a little snug.
Yes it is a little tight in the back not much bigger than my E90. I thought the Cayenne is a lot bigger and more comparable to the Q7s. I'm trying to convince her to get a slightly used Cayenne.
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      06-10-2013, 08:19 AM   #21
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2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
I got my 135i because I hated how big and numb the 335i felt. It remains my favorite car on the market. I got the S4 because I like the way they look and sound and I found the right one at the right time. We have a daughter on the way and need something we can put a baby seat in.
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      06-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #22
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I looked at a bunch of BMW's and very seriously considered a Porsche Panamera GTS before I ordered the X6M. I couldn't make the deal on the Panny that I was happy with... ended up ordering the X6M next day and couldn't be happier, she's a keeper! My first ///M car.




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