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Old 09-17-2010, 10:59 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Full_Tilt_Boogie View Post
SO by your logics 240sx > Miata
Except no.

You're comparing apples to oranges, different OEMs, different suspension, etc.

I'm comparing a BMW to a BMW that have very similar suspension set-ups, etc.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:03 AM   #22
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I like the proportions of the 1 series...reminds of cars before they got so bloated. Taller greenhouse, lower trunklid, looks great to me.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:33 AM   #23
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Car and Driver:

Wheelbase: 104.7 in Length: 172.2 in
Width: 68.8 in Height: 55.4 in
Curb weight (mfr’s est): 3450–3700 lb

Even the little one is a fat chick.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:35 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by jbresee View Post
Yeah, I've heard about this problem. It's a high pressure fuel pump that looks like it's engine mounted. They bork pretty regularly. It got bad enough that they stuck a 100k warranty on the pump.

The interesting thing is that the single turbo engine they switched to uses the same pump.
A friends brother has a 335i that had the turbos go bad (started leaking like crazy/something about overheating, I'm not completely sure what the case was).
BMW fixed it for free, but apparently that is also a common issue.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:57 PM   #25
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Nice looking car especially black with red leather. Great motor, heavy curb weight.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:07 PM   #26
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Well heavy cars are something we have to accept because everyone wants 27 airbags and such.
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