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    You don't buy a BMW for the interior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hybridEJ View Post
    You don't buy a BMW for the interior.

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    Then explain the reason you do buy a BMW?

    They aren't particularly attractive.
    The interior is not lightyears ahead of the competition.
    The cost of maintenance is excessive.
    They aren't exactly reliable.

    The only reason I can think is because of brand image.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Then explain the reason you do buy a BMW?

    They aren't particularly attractive.
    The interior is not lightyears ahead of the competition.
    The cost of maintenance is excessive.
    They aren't exactly reliable.

    The only reason I can think is because of brand image.
    Do you own one? Most people who don't regurgitate the same old crap, they're unreliable and expensive to repair! Which is not true, from an actual owner. One that is 15+ years old mind you. But a BMW requires a driver and owner who is attentive to detail or has deep pockets to pay someone else to pay attention to those details for them (and get raped in the process). I can replace the cooling system in my M3 for no more money than the Subaru. Maybe less. The front O2 sensor on my Subaru costs double what they cost for my M3. The M3 has a very different suspension that has many preloaded rubber bushings. These cannot be visually inspected for condition usually. They need to be replaced periodically. It's completely worth it.

    I can go out there right now, and have, and drive that M3 right on up to 130+ mph without even trying, with the stability of a rock and the comfort of a solid machine.

    The driving experience is unlike any other car when you take the M3. I've owned many cars over the years. The Subaru drives like a Honda on rails. It's a great car. It does really well in snow and dirt surfaces. But it's pretty boring on asphalt, makes driving at the limits emotionless.

    The BMW M3 drives like it is a purpose built track for the road, which it is. When weather is bad the M3 is a handful and sketchy. I drive the Subaru. Two different cars for two different purposes but neither was purchased for the interior.

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    I had both the first (07) and second (13) gen MazdaSpeeed3 and was a great hatch for the price. I would recommend getting one as long as you do what ever you can to work out the torque steer issues. I upgraded the motor mounts which helped a lot. Also Flash the ECU (in the 10-14) there is very limited power from 1st-3rd gear. But pulls in 4th are quite impressive.

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