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      10-16-2012, 07:46 AM   #23
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I'm happy with my 128i convertible and plan to keep it indefinitely.
I'd have to say the same about my 135. I was planning on using it as a year-rounder, but have decided to store it for the
winter months, which will add to its tenure with me. I have a Crosstrek XV on order to get me through the cold and snow.
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      10-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #24
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I will get slayed for this but...new M3 or...wait for it...Cadillac ATS-V. Seems like they got the chassis right in that thing and both rumored engines sound internesting (TTV6 or new-gen LSV8). Blasphmey I know but, it's tempting.
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      10-16-2012, 08:47 AM   #25
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Im going to keep my 1 for about 3 years longer. It will be paid off by then and still retain some decent resale values.

I love my 1, but I never buy the same car twice. Im pondering a 09 M3 or older M3.

I dont have a lot of confidence in BMW going foward. Cars are really getting heavy and bloated.
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      10-16-2012, 08:48 AM   #26
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I will get slayed for this but...new M3 or...wait for it...Cadillac ATS-V. Seems like they got the chassis right in that thing and both rumored engines sound internesting (TTV6 or new-gen LSV8). Blasphmey I know but, it's tempting.
Reviews have praised the ATS's engine and chassis, but the reviewers were disappointed with the tranny.
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      10-16-2012, 09:03 AM   #27
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I'm already driving my 135i replacement. I miss many things about the 1er but am overall quite happy with the replacement.
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      10-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #28
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Reviews have praised the ATS's engine and chassis, but the reviewers were disappointed with the tranny.
Yes, I've read that too, but I am thinking (hoping) they have a completely different driveline for the V model. Especially after the bad press about the tranny -
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      10-16-2012, 10:03 AM   #29
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That is a tough question. My 135 is paid off, and I don't plan on getting rid of it anytime soon, so I would probably just add another car to the stable instead. My ideas for another car are all over the board though as I would consider:

BMW E39 M5
BMW Z4 M Coupe
Alfa Romeo GTV ('67 - '76)
Porsche 911 (930, 964, 993)
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Audi RS4

I'll also be interested to see what any potential BMW M2 or Z2 will be like if/when they become available.
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      10-16-2012, 10:38 AM   #30
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I will prob either go e90 m3 6mt or s4
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      10-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #31
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Looked at a '13 S4 last week. Only car I am interested in atm. Would be dumb financially actually, so I think I will wait a year or so.

The short list:
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Next Gen redesigned 1/2 series.
Next Gen Acura TL (pry '14 will be a redesign)
Subi BRZ Turbo /fingers crossed
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      10-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #32
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      10-16-2012, 12:25 PM   #33
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Probably going to go practical with 5 series awd TT (likely the 35, maybe the 50), or the ATS V if it turns out as good as it should be.
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      10-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #34
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      10-17-2012, 02:26 AM   #35
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F430 Scuderia. Dare to dream, right?

Of course, I'll be driving the 1 for a long time as it's still the car that best suits my needs, and I'm going to need years to save up for the above.
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      10-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #36
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      10-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #37
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My cars have been in this order...

1998 Ford Escort ZX-2

1992 Nissan 180SX

2005 Subaru Legacy GT Limited

2008 BMW 135i

Porsche 911 or Corvette next???
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      10-17-2012, 02:05 PM   #38
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No complaints about my '08 128i Cabrio after 40k miles - but it's being traded for a new 981 Boxster. I'll keep my '07 328i touring as a DD.

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      10-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #39
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I want a Z06. But that might be a while. I just got my 1er 4 months ago will be paid off in 3 years, then we'll see.
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      10-17-2012, 07:43 PM   #40
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First of all I think the first 3 cars are well matched and make sense ( decent space via rear seat or hatched rear, relatively evenly matched power, smaller stature)
#4 seems a bit put of place from the above points as well as it's the only one with a v8, totally different character.

Regardless my thoughts below On the respective #'ed car

1). 235i; overall great car, amazing power (torque=king), style, and handling are superb. Dont bother with the 4cy turbo, drive them and you'll know why.
2) tt is a great car and will be a tank in the winter, but won't have the power feeling of the 235
3) z is a great car, no big complaints except that it's not as tunable as 235.
4). Not for me, but great bang for the buck. I'd rather have a used e92 m3.

I'd pick the 235 or tt rs (if that was a choice)



(for reference it seems like u have some well balanced options around 40k, good choices, but I think the c7 doesn't fit
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      10-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #41
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991 for me.

The difficult decision is whether to keep the out of warranty 1 as my winter beater.
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      10-17-2012, 09:29 PM   #42
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First of all I think the first 3 cars are well matched and make sense ( decent space via rear seat or hatched rear, relatively evenly matched power, smaller stature)
#4 seems a bit put of place from the above points as well as it's the only one with a v8, totally different character.

Regardless my thoughts below On the respective #'ed car

1). 235i; overall great car, amazing power (torque=king), style, and handling are superb. Dont bother with the 4cy turbo, drive them and you'll know why.
2) tt is a great car and will be a tank in the winter, but won't have the power feeling of the 235
3) z is a great car, no big complaints except that it's not as tunable as 235.
4). Not for me, but great bang for the buck. I'd rather have a used e92 m3.

I'd pick the 235 or tt rs (if that was a choice)



(for reference it seems like u have some well balanced options around 40k, good choices, but I think the c7 doesn't fit
Thank you for you thoughts. Like them.
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The same question has been troubling my mind recently, so below you'll see the options I've been looking at. They're all in the low to mid 40s (for what appears to be a good one):

Audi RS4
Porsche 911 (993)
Porsche 911 (997)

Left field choice (and a possible nightmare): Aston Martin DB7 coupe. It looks soooo good!!

If you don't mind having an automatic:

Mercedes C63
Mercedes SL550

If staying with BMW:

E92 M3
Or for much less money and more "M feel" an E46 M3. Is it just me or are those looking better and better every day?

The new Cayman should be pretty hot as well, since it should look very similar to the gorgeous new Boxster. More expensive though.
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