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      05-15-2019, 03:28 PM   #639
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There are a lot of sheep who buy propaganda. The real verdict is in 5 years when they depreciate heavily and their original owners weren't compelled to keep them around...
What does keeping them for 5 years have to do with anything?

I'm 37 years old and never kept any car longer than 3.
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      05-15-2019, 04:41 PM   #640
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You are well aware that the needs and constraints of a $2-300k+ exotic are different than those of a $50k “Toyota”

In terms of performance, BMW has judged (right or wrong) that the ZF is also good enough for the Daddy M. Owner reviews I’ve read have been great, so it appears they were right to most people
You can find a DCT in $40k M2 and Golf R. sounds to me like they budgeted the transmission cost to use the money elsewhere in the program. Or to keep the cost of the supra low.

The ZF is in the M5 for a number of reasons. Fuel consumption (no good 8 speed dct on the market). And because DCTs aren't as good in low speed stop and go traffic as an automatic.

but I agree. we wouldn't even be caring about the ZF in this car if they offered a 6MT
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So pretty well the same as any current M car in general then?
Didn't you get the ///M is for Marketing memo?
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      05-15-2019, 05:14 PM   #642
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I think people need to keep perspective here. This is a Toyota; not a Lexus. It's priced right, and thus equipped well IMO. This is more of an M2C, GT350 competitor than a M3C, Corvette GS competitor.

The aftermarket is going to go nuts on this thing. A rwd 2-seat sports car, with 50/50 balance and a highly-tunable powertrain, for $50-60k. I think people predicting demise here are only displaying poor analysis.
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      05-15-2019, 08:08 PM   #643
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100% spot on, you'll find those things with advan and ray wheels, bride sport seats, big wings, and b58s running 450-500 bhp all day
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The m4 gts makes 3.8 sec with almost 500 hp

How much is weight comaprison to this supra?
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      05-15-2019, 10:41 PM   #645
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The m4 gts makes 3.8 sec with almost 500 hp

How much is weight comaprison to this supra?
The press release says 3,397lbs, but C&D has it at 3,372lbs.
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The 8 speed ZF is a garbage gearbox. Total garbage. Used in pedestrian sedans as a cost cutting tool....
Like this one?

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Still a garbage gearbox. Part of the reason I can't take modern M cars seriously...performance cars are about the details; not the statistics. These days in attention-deficit-Internet-debates the superficial car guys talk about 0-60 times and Ring times. The real peeps into cars don't even care about those things...
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Still a garbage gearbox. Part of the reason I can't take modern M cars seriously...performance cars are about the details; not the statistics. These days in attention-deficit-Internet-debates the superficial car guys talk about 0-60 times and Ring times. The real peeps into cars don't even care about those things...
Can confirm "real peeps" have been discussing 0-60 times long before the Internet.
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      05-16-2019, 08:04 AM   #648
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Still a garbage gearbox. Part of the reason I can't take modern M cars seriously...performance cars are about the details; not the statistics. These days in attention-deficit-Internet-debates the superficial car guys talk about 0-60 times and Ring times. The real peeps into cars don't even care about those things...
The old True Scotsman, huh?
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      05-16-2019, 09:29 AM   #649
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Still a garbage gearbox. Part of the reason I can't take modern M cars seriously...performance cars are about the details; not the statistics. These days in attention-deficit-Internet-debates the superficial car guys talk about 0-60 times and Ring times. The real peeps into cars don't even care about those things...
This is a load of crap. I understand what you’re getting at, that the measure of a car is more than stats, and intangibles like feel or emotion are important. That’s absolutely true. But to pretend like that’s the only thing that matters, or that you can’t also appreciate other things like performance, comfort, etc is where we must part company. I assure you there are a lot of “real peeps” that care about all kinds of things.

Your 1M is a modern M car btw
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      05-16-2019, 09:31 AM   #650
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Performance has gotten a bit "meh" though. I mean, the difference between 3.9 and 4.3 to 100 clicks is fuck all, monumentally irrelevant. The actual driving experience is far, far more important to ownership experience than 3.9 vs 4.3.

Which is why i said i'd take the GT350 of those cars listed in the test, just fucking listen to the thing. It's all revs and attitude and glorious noise.
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Performance has gotten a bit "meh" though. I mean, the difference between 3.9 and 4.3 to 100 clicks is fuck all, monumentally irrelevant. The actual driving experience is far, far more important to ownership experience than 3.9 vs 4.3.

Which is why i said i'd take the GT350 of those cars listed in the test, just fucking listen to the thing. It's all revs and attitude and glorious noise.
My only gripe with the gt350 is the build quality. They are notorious for having paint defects, trim defects, and if you got stripes they aren't properly aligned with the the rest when coming to seams and panels.

Friend of mine bought one in 2016 through MAS (Military Auto Sales) in Germany. Once he got it, he found paint runs on the lower section of the driverside door, the vents in the front quarter panels were clearly held on with double sided tape (you could see the tape through the gap it created between the panel and the trim), and his hood stripe wasn't lined up at the trunk to the bumper. He had all of that fixed, but within 2 years the motor was burning a ton of oil. Took it to the dealership and they had to order a new motor, which was a month wait just for the motor and then another week or 2 for labor. All covered under warranty, but still quite a bit.

Now, I will say that it was that baby blue they offered a the time so maybe it showed paint runs more? Either way though, the car sounded amazing and handled amazing. A great driving experience every time for sure.

But, if it came down to spending $65k on a sports car with a v8, without going luxury brands, I'd probably go with a ZL1 camaro. Sure, you can go corvette as well, but the supercharger in the ZL1 and that exhaust note are addictive and sound better than the entry trim corvette at $65k. Only downside would be the quality of parts used. But compared to the gt350 that also has lack luster quality parts, at least it doesn't have known assembly quality issues.
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Yeah I get the build quality thing, that's a consideration. i guess i am just over the whole OMG this car does 3.9 so so much better than the other at 4.3 ...does it even matter anymore given how fast all these cars are now?
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Performance has gotten a bit "meh" though. I mean, the difference between 3.9 and 4.3 to 100 clicks is fuck all, monumentally irrelevant. The actual driving experience is far, far more important to ownership experience than 3.9 vs 4.3.

Which is why i said i'd take the GT350 of those cars listed in the test, just fucking listen to the thing. It's all revs and attitude and glorious noise.
As long as you are okay adding a quart of oil every 500 miles. C&D had to add 21 quart to their long term GT350 and they got a good engine;

https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...lity-update-3/

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Yeah I get the build quality thing, that's a consideration. i guess i am just over the whole OMG this car does 3.9 so so much better than the other at 4.3 ...does it even matter anymore given how fast all these cars are now?
It depends on what you’re goal is. If you go to the drag strip for fun then yea, it does matter. If you go to the track, then 0-60 doesn’t matter as much as how well the vehicle carries moment through the corners and handles. If you just cruise around or do red light sprints then it doesn’t matter really, as long as the car has the driving experience you enjoy, that would/should be the most important.

People look at 0-60 and think it means better power to weight and overall acceleration, but they don’t account for grip which has many factors involved. And most of the time people aren’t using their 0-60 capability, more so their 10-60 capability because of passing on the road. Beyond that, all of the numbers are strictly bragging rights.
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I guess i always viewed these cars as road cars not track cars. I wouldn't track something this expensive, just asking for horrendous bills vs tracking a 15 year old whatever with a big engine.
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Nearly every video missed the glovebox ... even people whom normally check for one like Alex On Autos... but there is one.
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Nearly every video missed the glovebox ... even people whom normally check for one like Alex On Autos... but there is one.
Yea it is tiny unfortunately
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Nearly every video missed the glovebox ... even people whom normally check for one like Alex On Autos... but there is one.
Yea it is tiny unfortunately
But it provides a lot more hidden storage than the center console!
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This is also true. I keep my hat, and a small umbrella inside the hat to weigh it down, in the net behind the seats. Otherwise only thing in the glove box is registration and my sunglasses.
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