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    As I posted in another thread, a V8 in a ponycar is like a manual gearbox in a Miata; anything else is just wrong.
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    If I ever get it built, I have an order in for a '23 2ss 6mt. I drove the v6, and it felt quick - like my old 08' G37 S 6mt - but I have...
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    Like any coupe. With modern tech, I would hope any capable driver would be able to overcome the blind spots. If not, they probably...
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    MCompact reacted to Marcozi's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    There is a 3rd option: an independent repair shop that specializes in repairing specific makes of cars.
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    MCompact replied to the thread Why so Expensive?.
    The B58 I6 backed by the ZF 8Hp is a really phenomenal motor. The only BMW motors I like better are the S55 and S58 ///M motors.
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    MCompact replied to the thread Why so Expensive?.
    I've stared looking for something to replace the 2 Series I've owned for six years(it's running great, but only my Club Sport and...
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    MCompact reacted to OVERKILL's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    Yeah, you have to question whether it is inadequate testing or just spec? On my E39 M5, the blower resister module failed shortly...
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    MCompact reacted to OVERKILL's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    Eh... no. Higher end bimmer and benzes have features on them that other marques simply don't, that makes them more luxurious; those...
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    MCompact reacted to aquariuscsm's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Haha Haha.
    Mercedes and BMW aren't luxury brands, they're just foreign brands. Imo a Caprice Classic is more luxurious and comfortable.
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    MCompact reacted to Bailes1992's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    I ran a 2020 BMW 520d M-Sport Touring for 14 months clocking up 25,000miles and I loved every minute of it. Never before have I had a...
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    MCompact reacted to raaizin's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    This is my experience as well, the parts are marginally more expensive than other imports. The main issue is that car costs 2.5x so same...
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    MCompact reacted to Trav's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    Most engine maintenance like timing belts, valve adjustment, etc require the drive train to be removed on a lot of these cars. Start...
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    MCompact reacted to Trav's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    Not at all, a lot of the problems with Euro car in general is people working on them that shouldn't be and using cheap aftermarket...
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    MCompact reacted to Marcozi's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    I have a different take on the matter. German engineering, for the most part, is top notch. The issue is the quality of the parts...
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    MCompact reacted to RooflessVW's post in the thread Why so Expensive? with Like Like.
    They're not
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