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      07-20-2019, 03:45 PM   #89
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Yeah, isn't it? I think it embodies what the 1er was on arrival.
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      07-20-2019, 04:38 PM   #90
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Very cool review!!!
Yeah, isn't it? I think it embodies what the 1er was on arrival.
Yeah totally!

The 1er was philosophically made exactly to echo the impact the 2002 had; in fact Bangle mentioned specifically that the E82 was designed for the US market. It never had that big of an impact on most buyers but to SOME of us who had been waiting since the E30 for a small coupe it had a big impact. Sure there were other coupes but this one was boxy and simple and great to drive.

I love all the E82 range. Would love to get a 128i at some point have thought about it many times...as a 2nd casual city car
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Very cool review!!!
Yeah, isn't it? I think it embodies what the 1er was on arrival.
Yeah totally!

The 1er was philosophically made exactly to echo the impact the 2002 had; in fact Bangle mentioned specifically that the E82 was designed for the US market. It never had that big of an impact on most buyers but to SOME of us who had been waiting since the E30 for a small coupe it had a big impact. Sure there were other coupes but this one was boxy and simple and great to drive.

I love all the E82 range. Would love to get a 128i at some point have thought about it many times...as a 2nd casual city car
I still want a VO 1M toads to my garage.
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I don't think I could see myself replacing a 1M - it felt too special and still somewhat practical (I had 4 people on short day trips)

M2C make sense as the next step but not strictly as a replacement (around here it seems every kid drives an M2 or M2C), nor would something like an Evora 400 or the new GT (less practical, just as rare and possibly rarer). P-cars dealers play hard to get though (I have heard the sales pitch that persuade you to get the GT4 on the lot rather than the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4)
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      07-30-2019, 11:45 AM   #93
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I don't think I could see myself replacing a 1M - it felt too special and still somewhat practical (I had 4 people on short day trips)

M2C make sense as the next step but not strictly as a replacement (around here it seems every kid drives an M2 or M2C), nor would something like an Evora 400 or the new GT (less practical, just as rare and possibly rarer). P-cars dealers play hard to get though (I have heard the sales pitch that persuade you to get the GT4 on the lot rather than the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4)
Yeah, I’d keep that 1M forever. I can’t think of a cooler car built in the last few decades with a usable backseat.
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      07-30-2019, 12:43 PM   #94
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I really enjoyed my 2001 Acura Integra Type R with back seats for my kids. The 1M performs the same tasks but at a higher level and with much more tech and luxury.

For me the only 1M replacement is a Porsche 911 or GT car.
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M2 CS is looking pretty darn good.
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In terms of the 1M coupes design it's the end.
They just won't be making car's like this anymore.
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