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I Ordered A New Car
I knew it was gonna be fast . . .

 2:12 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

. . . but not THIS FAST [automobilemag.com].

According to my dealer, my unit is supposed to be here toward the end of October. Waahooo! :)



 2:19 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Sweet looking wheels Lawman. Nice performance specs too. Mind those tickets now. ;)


 2:41 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Good luck with you new car lawman.


 7:03 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Don't drink and drive ;)


 7:10 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ha! I ordered a new Jaguar [jaguarusa.com]! The dealer says it will be delivered just as soon as I can pay for it. ;)

Congrats Lawman.


[edited by: Woz at 7:10 am (utc) on Aug. 11, 2006]


 7:19 am on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Cash price $42K to $55K......that is in the serious car market.

Did you look at Porshe? IMHO they have much better offerings for a few extra bucks.

Real speed is all about driver ability, please don't tell me you ordered an Auto?


 12:06 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

>>please don't tell me you ordered an Auto

Steptronic has paddle shifters, but no, I ordered 6sp manual.

As to the Porsche, don't know which Porsche has the same features for the money. Reality dictates that I have a car with a back seat and a real trunk.

BTW, this was my 3d choice. First choice was a Shelby Mustang, but the dealer mark-up put that dream to rest.

Second was a C6 Corvette but wife said no. Since it didn't have a back seat and trunk I had no real chance of talking her into it.

That pretty much left the 335i.

King of Bling

 12:15 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

Very Nice!

Any consideration for the Mitsubishi Evo IX? It's one of the most potent production cars in the marketplace :-)

- Turbo
- All-wheel drive
- 0-60 in 4.4 sec
- $36k


 1:24 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)



 4:30 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

>>Any consideration for the Mitsubishi Evo IX?

Nope, but if it's any consolation, the turbos in the BMW are made by Mitsubishi. :)


 7:27 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

State Police have been notified to be on the lookout for new beamer speeding down I-10.


 8:43 am on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

>Second was a C6 Corvette but wife said no.

LMAO....my wife said YES to the C6, as her everyday car, and has been disapointed all the way.

Flat batteries, and roof recalls have had the C6 in the shop for more of the last 12 months than the driveway.

Eventually the dealer gave her a caddy to drive and through in a free glass T-Tops.....but, what a lot of aggrevation!

The C6 might be an excellent choice a few years from now, right now it has too many issues to deal with.

I hate to admit it, but, German's make better cars! For the money I would buy a new Boxster or a used 911 cab. in the south :)


 8:58 am on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

300 lb/ft of torque from a 3 litre six cylinder engine at the rear wheels - now that's serious torque.

My 1966 Austin Healey 3000 (3 litre six cylinder) has 250 lb/ft of torque at the rear wheels at 4,500 rpm ... you're in for a hell of a ride, Lawman...

[edited by: Chris_D at 8:58 am (utc) on Aug. 13, 2006]


 3:12 pm on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

HERE'S [youtube.com] a video of the car being driven hard. Because of the aspect ratio, the car looks sorta squished, but you'll get the idea.


 3:29 pm on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

Second was a C6 Corvette but wife said no - So trade her in


 4:09 pm on Aug 13, 2006 (gmt 0)


Q: Sign here, please.
James Bond: What this?
Q: It's the insurance damage waiver for your beautiful new car. Now, will you need collision coverage?
James Bond: Yes.
Q: Fire?
James Bond: Probably.
Q: Property destruction?
James Bond: Definitely.
Q: Personal Injury?
James Bond: I hope not, but accidents do happen.
Q: They frequently do with you.
James Bond: Well, that takes care of the normal wear-and-tear. Is there any other protection I need?
Q: Only from me 007, unless you bring that car back in pristine order.


 6:14 pm on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

very nice car with a serious engine! here in europe most people stick with 1900 - 2500 cc engines and you see very few relatively compact cars with engines like that. i like.


 6:30 pm on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)

here in europe most people stick with 1900 - 2500 cc engines

Not the part of Europe I come from where most people stick with 100 - 200 cc engines.


 3:54 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

Ah! BMW is sacrificing to the devastating cult of the twin-turbo charger...I am an addict myself with a 2000 Audi S4 that I chipped to over 350HP and a Maserati Biturbo (the name says it all) that I am forever tweaking to deliver more power without killing myself...
Good Luck with you new car...


 7:29 am on Aug 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

Welcome to America.

American's need HP, they need performance, they need speed.

My wife drives a 600+ HP C6 Corvette, I drive a German Porsche with way less HP, way less weight, and I beat her off the line everytime to 80 mph!

So, on a race track she would have my a$$, but we don't live on a race track!

For pure acceleration Porsche beats anything, for stopping distance, Porsche beats everything, and then there is "driving fun"....totally subjective.....but, the wife wants a Porsche next!

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