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View Poll Results: Which car to replace my 135i
2009 Z4 sDrive35i 18 22.78%
2008 M3 Coupe 48 60.76%
2009 Audi S5 13 16.46%
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      02-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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What should I replace my 2008 135i with?

Let me know if you have driven any of the cars that I listed in the poll and how you would compare them to the 135i.

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      02-02-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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you didnt list any cars haha

EDIT* there was no poll on my phone app
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      02-02-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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E92 M3 no question
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      02-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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      02-03-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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I can't believe anybody voted for anything other than the M3. The sdrive35i is just a regular car, and Audi's "M"-ish model is the RS5, not the S5.
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      02-03-2013, 05:26 AM   #6
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M3 is the logical and emotional progression...

(If you can afford it)
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      02-03-2013, 05:39 AM   #7
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      02-03-2013, 06:09 AM   #8
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E92 M3 no question
+1. That would be my choice.


Maybe this will help you decide...

I rented a M3 for a day Welt
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showt...rented+M3+Welt
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      02-03-2013, 07:16 AM   #9
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I realize that the Z4 is a bit different from the other 2 that I listed. I don't really need the space because I have a Jeep Grand Cherokee as a 3rd car. I owned an E46 M3 before my 135i and I really liked it but I had a significant amount of problems with that car. That is my only hesitation about getting into another M car.

The S5 is a great looking car and their interiors are much better than BMW. I realize that I will probably give up performance in this car vs the M3 or the Z4.

I plan to keep my Cobb and put it on the Z4 if I decide to go that direction.

I would really like to get a Z4 coupe with an N54 but unfortunately there is not such thing.

I don't really want to get rid of my 135i but I am being forced to. I had a small accident that is going to turn in to totaling my car. I have to say that the N54 is certainly the best engine that I have ever owned and that is why I am seriously considering the Z4. I guess that I could get back into another 135 but I am just not sure if I want to go that direction again.
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I would really like to get a Z4 coupe with an N54 but unfortunately there is not such thing.
What do you mean>? The Z4 is the last car model bmw is producing with the N54 engine!
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      02-03-2013, 09:57 AM   #11
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A few thoughts...

A friend of mine was VERY involved in the forced induction E46 community in the mid 2000s, he put a significant amount of time and money into his M3, and the result was pretty stunning. With that being said, I know he had a ton of problems with peripheral engine issues and electric gremlins, for over a year his radio would change stations without being prompted. Ultimately he let the car go due to those types of problems, so I hear your concerns. But the S65 has shown itself to be pretty solid, certainly less finicky than its predecesor. If you can handle the N54s constant misfires and fueling crankiness, I wouldn't be scared by an S65. What a motor too....wow.

Audis just don't do it for me, at least the performance oriented ones. I just couldn't go from a tuned N54 to an S5, but that's obviously IMO. Beautiful cars though.
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      02-03-2013, 10:11 AM   #12
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I would chose neither of the above listed:

Go with a BRZ!
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What do you mean>? The Z4 is the last car model bmw is producing with the N54 engine!
Not the Coupe. I believe that you are referring to the Z4 Vert.
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I would chose neither of the above listed:

Go with a BRZ!
If it was boosted I would consider it.
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Not the Coupe. I believe that you are referring to the Z4 Vert.
Yes, the Z4 Vert.

I didn't realize bmw put different engines in the Vert vs the Coupe. That's weird.
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1M Coupe, no doubt.
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M3 for sure. Only logical choice. Other options one is slow, the other is small.
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I would opt for a 2009 E92 M3 better than buying the first model year of the E92 M3,but my first choice would be a 1M,hands down........
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I would chose neither of the above listed:

Go with a BRZ!
:facepalm:

Most boring "sports car" I've ever driven. Atrocious brakes and slow as all get out on the street.

For a 2nd / weekend car id much rather go something like a 996tt or a used cayman s over an m3.

M3 is cool because it can double as a dd. if its not being used as a dd, it loses a lot compared to more dedicated sports cars.

I'd also heavily consider a z06. Best performance bang for the buck all day long.

My money? 996tt. And I'm a former m3 owner
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I would go M3 but as others have said, I would not get the 2008. I would get a 2009 with the updated iDrive. With that said, I've had a good amount of seat time in the E9X M3 and the smiles per hour rating is much higher with the N54 135i with a tune. I was lusting for an M3 for ages and when I got behind the wheel, my sentiment was "eh....."
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So I have decided. 2009 E92 M3 it is. Now I just have to decide on color.
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