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      07-24-2018, 11:33 PM   #1
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If you could own one BMW for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

If you could own one BMW for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Why?
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      07-24-2018, 11:39 PM   #2
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      07-24-2018, 11:41 PM   #3
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Any specific reasons?
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      07-24-2018, 11:51 PM   #4
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If you are paying, I'll take an M6 with a 6MT
I can pay if you give me the money!
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Why would anyone want to do that??? You don't know what is coming down the pipe and how excited you will get about it. This clearly could lead to car envy and wanting to cheat on your beloved BMW stuck in your garage for the rest of your life. Either you will stray or you will be miserable. Drive for today and deal with tomorrow tomorrow.
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      07-25-2018, 06:53 AM   #7
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Why would anyone want to do that??? You don't know what is coming down the pipe and how excited you will get about it. This clearly could lead to car envy and wanting to cheat on your beloved BMW stuck in your garage for the rest of your life. Either you will stray or you will be miserable. Drive for today and deal with tomorrow tomorrow.
Are you my ex wife?
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E46 330i ZHP. Best all-around car BMW has ever produced IMO. It has performance, reliability (flame suit on), DIY ability, and style all in one package. Great, great car.
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E34 M5 with the S38B38.

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      07-25-2018, 07:24 AM   #10
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      07-25-2018, 07:49 AM   #11
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If you could own one BMW for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

Why?
If we are talking practically..
then its my 340i

engines powerful 0-60 under 5s is good enough for me
sonorous exhaust not obnoxious
solid rigid chassis
trackable and yet comfortable as a daily driver
ridiculous efficiency over 30mpg on hiways
great handling esp on my rfts on curves
good lines of sight front and rear
beautiful classy yet sporty lines not obnoxious
nice functional interior not obnoxious
iDrive is just "useful" and functional
lots of useful tech such as Heads-up & speed limits
carries passengers with enough comfy room and comfortable ride
can adjust adaptive dampers for ride

easy to maintain so far ole reliable
lots of affordable parts for mods, upgrades, and maintenance
plenty of F30 owners with great knowledgebase for sharing
just below an M w/o the maintenance costs of one..

I mean its fairly ridiculous how a single car can do this
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      07-25-2018, 08:00 AM   #12
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You guys in your M1's and ZHP's keep ignoring the signs of the impending zombie apocalypse.

I'll be rolling in this:
http://hiconsumption.com/2013/04/zom...alypse-bmw-x5/
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      07-25-2018, 08:47 AM   #13
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If it had to be a car, I would go for a manual F80 M3 - it's got enough practicality, looks good, fun to drive, fast - what else would you want ?
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      07-25-2018, 09:19 AM   #15
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Hard to say but the best BMW I have had is my current M2. And I have owned BMWs since 1971.
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E92 M3 (if it's brand new) lovely engine, still some pracitcality.

If you could still own cars from other brands, I would go with the BMW Z8. I don't know what it is about that car, but I've always felt attracted to it. Timeless design I guess.
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E46 330i ZHP. Best all-around car BMW has ever produced IMO. It has performance, reliability (flame suit on), DIY ability, and style all in one package. Great, great car.
I'd have to agree.
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low mileage E46 M3 6MT, none better at being all around great
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low mileage E46 M3 6MT, none better at being all around great
I owned one of those for almost 10 years. I definitely think my current M2 is a much superior car.
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E92 M3 (if it's brand new) lovely engine, still some pracitcality.

If you could still own cars from other brands, I would go with the BMW Z8. I don't know what it is about that car, but I've always felt attracted to it. Timeless design I guess.
That would be my choice
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I owned one of those for almost 10 years. I definitely think my current M2 is a much superior car.
I had an E46 M3 6MT for 8 years. Loved the car, but my 6MT M4 is a much superior vehicle for many reasons. I would not trade the M4 to go back to the E46.
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