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      08-01-2009, 08:23 PM   #18
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Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

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I was buying a vert so my purchase price was already up ~$5k. Another ~$5K for the turbo was more than I wanted to spend.

My other logic was the same reason I did not buy a used Corvette. It is faster but where can you use that speed? The 128i is fast enough for any situation. I have to admit, I liked driving the 135i coupe at the performance center, on the track. But you can't drive like that on the street - at least not for very long or very far.

I also keep cars a long time and worry about turbo motor longevity. That is the same reason I was not interested in VW Eos vert or a Volvo vert. I did not want a turbo motor. In the case of the VW or Volvo, it is a turbo just to get to the 128 level of performance. At least the 135 is a genuinely FAST vehicle.

128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09