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Old 01-13-2016, 02:42 PM   #21
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E90/92 M3? It's not the best car I've ever owned, but it had its moments. At the right price it might be appealing. Probably more so than the E60 M5.
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what is the draw of a E60 M5? To me they are ugly with gas guzzling complicated V10
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:45 PM   #23
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guessing that is pretty expensive for a e39 m5

Edit; very expensive
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Old 01-13-2016, 02:47 PM   #24
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guessing that is pretty expensive for a e39 m5

Edit; very expensive
http://www.eurostarautos.com/vehicle...93.cfml#ar_top
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If you can get away with a 2 door, I've got to echo the Boxster/Cayman suggestions. At the prices they are trading for (986/987), they are the best value in the automotive universe.

A water cooled 911 is like a Boxster/Cayman, except waaaay more expensive and with marginally greater utility. As much as I want to own a 911 someday and punch that ticket, there's no way to make it make sense unless you absolutely need 2 extra very small seats.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:08 PM   #26
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E90/92 M3? It's not the best car I've ever owned, but it had its moments. At the right price it might be appealing. Probably more so than the E60 M5.

V8 S4/S5?

Used CTS-V?
I hate driving the E9x M3. I'd honestly much rather drive the 328xdT.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:16 PM   #27
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If you can get away with a 2 door, I've got to echo the Boxster/Cayman suggestions. At the prices they are trading for (986/987), they are the best value in the automotive universe.

A water cooled 911 is like a Boxster/Cayman, except waaaay more expensive and with marginally greater utility. As much as I want to own a 911 someday and punch that ticket, there's no way to make it make sense unless you absolutely need 2 extra very small seats.
I know all this and the logic is sound. I still think I'll have to buy a 911 someday.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:18 PM   #28
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M2? seems comparable minus a bit more money of the cars you listed.


I'd be seriously tempted if I didn't still love my car.
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:21 PM   #29
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I've always been fond of fast full size sedans. That's a big part of the attraction to the M5. Chevy SS, too. And why I wanted the G8 GXP. And why I had a Q45.

I'd prefer to limit the number of vehicles. For even money, one car is better than two and a two seater would necessitate a second car. That's okay, but not a first choice.

The Boxster/Cayman has never done anything for me emotionally and I did not enjoy the two years I competed in JV's 986. I always thought it would be a nice car for driving around as a car (rather than a competition vehicle), but it always left me feeling cold and indifferent. On paper, it's positioned really well, but I think, "Do I want this?" and the answer is usually, "no." Shrug.
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