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Test drove 3 cars today

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by jeffie7, May 27, 2006.

  1. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    330CI handled nice but damnit for a 40K mile car it felt older, on top of that it was a lot less powerful then what I thought it would be. 330CI thumbs up on looks, thumbs down on the car as a whole.

    M3. hehehe this car handled very well, had a nice harsh ride like I like. and the seats, oh baby the seats. I was snug in the seats the sides wrap around you, they are just perfect seats Mmmmmm. power wise.... once again less then I thought. I didnt take it up past 8K but I did get it close to 7K (with sales guy in car) it had some really nice torque but it didnt do what I thought it would do. this car also had just over 40K miles and it also felt like it had more miles, I had to check all the windows/sunroof becuase I kept hearing sounds like wind... oh wait thats just the door not sealing right. BAH!

    Car looks awesome, Car felt awesome, power could have been a tad bit more but Im sure a lot of that was in the last 2K RPM I didnt get to. over all I really like the M3 but when it comes down to it all the things I heard on random beamer forums is true, I just dont trust the cars.

    Also one thing I noticed was the gas pedal has about 1/4 travel before anything happens. its like the first 20% of the throttle only work about 5% of the way, so it was nothing and then a bunch of gas at once. Maybe they do that to make it feel fast? I dont know.

    I test drove an 06 TSX auto (had ZERO 6 speeds) the fit of the car felt better then both BMWs it felt better built all the way around. the engine with the auto was a piece of shit, Reviews also agree and say it's a blast with the 6speed. over all I really really really liked the car.

    I think the TSX is going to be the car. I just need to find one I like and for the price I like.
    that is, IF the reviewers are right about the 6 speed ver being much better.

    My view on BMWs has changed a lot in the last 2 months.

    Would I own a M3? fuck yeah, but I wouldnt pay over $30K for it if it had over 40K miles.
    I'd take an S2000, or Z/G over it anyday for the money.

    P.S I almost test drove a GTO just becuase they had one with UNDER 10K miles on it. sticker price was $21K once again american cars have NO RESALE VALUE at all. in the end I figured I would just end up hating the car if I owned it and in 3 years it would be worth no more then a used honda.
     
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    TSX!!!! :thumbsup:
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    that isnt worth 35k. nice color, horrible interior. no nav, no 19's, no special seats.. plus its a 02
     
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    word. if you can talk em down 5-7 i think youd be lookin at the right price for an 02 M3.
     
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    you didn't miss anything by not driving the GTO. it sucks. i drove it a while back and compared to the C6 vetter and the CTS-V, it seriously sucks, it feels like you are driving a damn GTP.
     
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    right on the money senate...i think the chassis might be the same as the gran prix...but the gto (no matter how much top gear loves it) is not a fun car to drive.
     
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    actually the GTO is the american version of the Holden something.. i can't remember what model. yea it was a boring car. i actually liked driving the SSR better. that thing was actually fun, and easy to swing the ass end out, when i got done with it all you could smell was rubber :ph34r:
     
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    its sold as a Lumina in the middle east, i don't know why but thats funny.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauxhall_Monaro
     
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    i know why...shitty car, shittier van :) Chebys biggest mistake.
     
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    yea, def a piece of crap. its funny though that they bring back one of their shittiest cars as a v8 "sports" car
     
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