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      09-30-2009, 04:19 PM   #28
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You could find a pristine 993 for around $25,000.... Doesn't the Carrara S have the wide rear and 2 wheel drive?
Nope, Carrera S is "narrow body". Pristine 993 costs MORE than a 996...

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Additional points in favor of 135i:

+tech: you'll get the latest iDrive, HDD based nav, iPod integration, phone integration, comfort access. Despite some minor grips with these features, I think BMW has some of the best and deepest tech around.
I don't plan on getting NAV, iDrive, comfort access...really annoying to me. NAV = super overpriced for $2500? My $300 Garmin does a better job. I had BMW's NAV in my Z4 and it was crap.

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+specification: you'll be able to spec exactly as you want - color, options, etc. (You can use this to help sell your wife if you need to, i.e., let her pick the color.).
Have my wife pick the color? What are you crazy? Where's your manhood?

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+smell: somehow you can't get that new car smell in a bottle, it takes a new car!.
You know, I LOVE the new car smell... Which is why I never bought a used car before (except my first college car). BUT, Griot's sells the new car smell... and it's pretty darn good.
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2004 Porsche 911 C4S, Seal Grey / Black, X51, Sport Exhaust, Carbon Fiber
2006 Porsche Boxster S, Guards Red / Beige
2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro, Laser Red / Black, APR Stage 2, H&R Coil Overs, Window Tints, BBS Wheels, Combination Pillar Boost Gauge/Airbag, Xenon Headlights
2008 BMW X5 4.8i, Black Sapphire / Saddle Brown