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Old 03-29-2003, 09:33 AM   #1
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Default Here what press says...

Don't ask mewhere I saw it, but this is what press says...

" I enjoyed zipping off from stoplights and leaving BMWs in my wake. You could almost hear the other drivers thinking, "I paid how much for this car and just got beat by a Subaru?"
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:56 AM   #2
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Well a WRX is faster than most of the BMW's except the E46 M3 and the M5.

So, a comment about the faster BMWs would be more exciting.
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Old 03-29-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Here what press says...

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Don't ask mewhere I saw it, but this is what press says...

" I enjoyed zipping off from stoplights and leaving BMWs in my wake. You could almost hear the other drivers thinking, "I paid how much for this car and just got beat by a Subaru?"

retarded... is the very same quote is from Carpoint's WRX!
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Old 03-29-2003, 04:06 PM   #4
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>>retarded... is the very same quote is from Carpoint's WRX!<<

Tha't why I said "don't ask me where", because I had no knowledge of the source. A friend who knows I like STi, sent me that part of the quote.

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Old 03-31-2003, 03:06 AM   #5
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"Well a WRX is faster than most of the BMW's except the E46 M3 and the M5.
So, a comment about the faster BMWs would be more exciting."
Ok... I like to pull along-side of M3's, or when one pulls along side of me, rev the WRX as if I'm gonna "street race". It's fun to watch them fly off and away! It's true tho', most BMW's are only for the label.
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Old 03-31-2003, 06:31 AM   #6
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Dont forget the M Roadster and M Coupes..
While most BMW buyers are out for the label... there are still
certain group that still qualify as car enthusiasts... to find them..
just visit the autox hold by BMWCCA..
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Old 03-31-2003, 07:28 AM   #7
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I used to pass on those thread since i'm here but personnally, either if the STi is faster, they are so different.

If I would like only 0-60 or 1/4 mile, I would have kept my Eagle Talon Tsi and modify it or whatever and spank the hell out of a STi and the STi guy would have said "WoW!, how much I paid for my STi and I can't compete with a "old" modified Eagle Talon"...

What I mean by this comment: Different cars, different priority. A MINORITY of people buy a BMW just to say "Hey, I have a BMW"... It's just that when somebody does it for the name, we talk so much about it... I'm planning on a S4 2004, way slower than a STi from 0-100mph but hey, I like the interior and comfort that Audi gives that the STi can't give. My brother went to the Toronto autoshow and said there's no comparison and also no comparison on the price. Oh, and for the name "Audi" or "BMW", I don't give a lot of credit for the name since i'm not sold to anycar...


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Old 03-31-2003, 11:54 PM   #8
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most BMW's are only for the label.

I disagree with that statement. I would never change my 323i for a WRX. The STi however, is a no brainer.
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Old 04-01-2003, 12:24 AM   #9
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I think most of the M3 and M roadster guys are enthusiasts. There are a lot of BMW auto-xers. Now on the other side, there are BMW owners where I work that couldn't care less about performance.

Here's how I have come to see it. This is just a generalization based one personal observation.

M3's, M coupe, M roadsters: owners like to drive with authority

M5: owners like power and luxury. Some off these guys considered the M3 (2000+)

540: owners want nice luxury with good power and something bigger than an M3.

528: Just wanted the luxury or just wanted to be able to say "I have a 5 series."

330ci: didn't know there was an M3 for practically the same price.

330xi: Simply prefered it over the S4

330i: felt it was much better than the 325i, and likes the overall feel.

325i and lower: just had to have a BMW reguardless of how low it's power is, or how much luxury it lacks. These guys really like their cars and most wouldn't buy anything else for the price. Why? Other than the label, I just don't know.

Z3: owners like a fun car and wind in there hair.
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Old 04-01-2003, 02:15 AM   #10
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I saw some lady who was about 50 years old and about 300lbs wearing one of those mumu (or is it momo?) dresses looking like she had $5 to her name, driving a BMW M-coupe hardtop...

I was surprized to say the least
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Old 04-01-2003, 03:23 AM   #11
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I think most of the M3 and M roadster guys are enthusiasts. There are a lot of BMW auto-xers. Now on the other side, there are BMW owners where I work that couldn't care less about performance.
Metoo;

Intresting observation!
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Old 04-01-2003, 04:17 AM   #12
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I saw some lady who was about 50 years old and about 300lbs wearing one of those mumu (or is it momo?) dresses looking like she had $5 to her name, driving a BMW M-coupe hardtop...

I was surprized to say the least
Can't beat mine...
The last time I went to BMWCCA... there was a very fast yellow
Z06, lowered with R-compound tires... it was beating most cars
at the autox.... when the driver got out of the car... it was a old
lady near her 60's....

Of course... couldn't close my jaw for about 20 mins..
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Old 04-01-2003, 09:33 AM   #13
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Originally posted by metoo
I think most of the M3 and M roadster guys are enthusiasts. There are a lot of BMW auto-xers. Now on the other side, there are BMW owners where I work that couldn't care less about performance.

Here's how I have come to see it. This is just a generalization based one personal observation.

M3's, M coupe, M roadsters: owners like to drive with authority

M5: owners like power and luxury. Some off these guys considered the M3 (2000+)

540: owners want nice luxury with good power and something bigger than an M3.

528: Just wanted the luxury or just wanted to be able to say "I have a 5 series."

330ci: didn't know there was an M3 for practically the same price.

330xi: Simply prefered it over the S4

330i: felt it was much better than the 325i, and likes the overall feel.

325i and lower: just had to have a BMW reguardless of how low it's power is, or how much luxury it lacks. These guys really like their cars and most wouldn't buy anything else for the price. Why? Other than the label, I just don't know.

Z3: owners like a fun car and wind in there hair.
on the point of the M3, 330s and 325s - person had a budget they did not want to exceed. they went out and evaluated all the cars in their budget range that fit a set of criteria that was important to them. they found that the BMW was the best fit within that budget.

for example, I have a budget in the low 30s. my requirements are space (i'm 6'3" 240lbs), ability to install a child seat, safety, long term reliability. Currently my top 4 list is STi, 325xi, WRX, Cooper S. Still on my list to drive is the 3.2TL type S, and the G35 (4 door with the MT). I don't race, don't plan to race, and will not be modding the car. This is for my daily driver.

Sure for low 30s I'd love to have an STi, but if I can't then I'd be willing to exchange some performance for luxury in the 325xi. If I don't feel the luxury is enough of an offset for the lost performance I'll look at the WRX. If I don't feel that the WRX then has the right mix then I'll look at the others. the Cooper S is on my list because believe it or not it's incredibly fun to drive.

Now - you could say that the better offset of performance for luxury would target me for the 330xi or M3, but those fall outside my budget of low 30s (esp. when you tack on the options I would want if I go that route). I don't think it has anything to do with the label (except that label tends to also go along with quality), but finding the best fit for the person.
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Old 04-02-2003, 03:00 AM   #14
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Can't beat mine...
The last time I went to BMWCCA... there was a very fast yellow
Z06, lowered with R-compound tires... it was beating most cars
at the autox.... when the driver got out of the car... it was a old
lady near her 60's....

Of course... couldn't close my jaw for about 20 mins..
At least she actually FIT in the car
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