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    Smoked a 330xi, Owner Checks Out my Car After

    So here I was headed to work, going on the off-ramp on I-84. I make a left off the ramp and it's a 4 lane road for about a mile before breaking up into the usual, small 2 lane roads CT is known for. I get to a red light and what lines up next to me but a metallic blue BMW 3-series. At this point, I couldn't tell which model, but I knew for sure it wasn't the M3, without the telltale side styling and wheels. The guy, about in his 30's, looks at me and actually revvs it up. Oooh, early morning BMW for breakfast, methinks I do some revving of my own, particularly in the "WRX sweetspot" of 3500-4000 rpms. Light hits, I slip it perfect and get a 2 1/2 car length jump on the guy...it seems as if he bogged his launch, but oh well. I sprinted out of the gates and maintained my lead, and it looked like he shut down at about 80 mph, at that point, I'd already established about a 3 car length lead. It's a shame, because I think he would've started to pull since the WRX has crappy highend stock. Oh well. Turns out the guy works for the same company I do, and we both end up in the same parking lot...yeah, my company is that big, I didn't even know he worked for us. He gets out of the car and says, "So how do you like your car?" I reply, "Best car I've owned so far." He smiles and goes, "I'll bet. Damn it's quick!" He kept looking over my car and kept remarking how the styling grew on him...I of course gave him his due props...the 3-series, IMO, is one of the best engineered cars in the history of automobiles. He said that his 3-series was the best car he's ever had...I informed him the STi model for the WRX is coming out in 2004 and it goes for about the same price as his car...except with 300 hp. He was really interested...in fact he e-mailed me today asking me literature on the Rex.

    Gents, I think I converted a Bimmer owner to the Rex Side.

    One more for the good guys,

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    My buddy just bought a 330Ci, and it's pretty nice. It's already left him stranded once, though, with less than 5k miles (Some throttle control thing failed and it wouldn't drive). The BMW is luxurious and all, but at my age (24), I'll take the WRX.
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    Re: Smoked a 330xi, Owner Checks Out my Car After

    Originally posted by slimasian
    ...I informed him the STi model for the WRX is coming out in 2004 and it goes for about the same price as his car...except with 300 hp. He was really interested...in fact he e-mailed me today asking me literature on the Rex.

    Gents, I think I converted a Bimmer owner to the Rex Side.

    One more for the good guys,

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    Yea, but now if he gets the STI, he's going to eat you for breakfast You shouldn't have told him...

    That's cool though, when you can get in a good race and have someone compliment you afterwards. Good run!
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    "Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny". 84 in Danbury is always crawling with black-n-whites-you're pretty lucky you didn't get nabbed on that one!

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    Jedimaster,

    Hahaha yup, down the dark path he went. He informs me he may trade the 330 in for the STi...I told him good luck trying to get one this year, as Subie is doing a limited release on them a la first year of the WRX...damned Sube...yeah, lotsa po-po around my area, hence why I have my Escort Passport in super ultra sensitive mode.

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    do you work for IBM in Poughkeepsie or Fishkill?

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    Evan, I am not sure if you have discussed this before but I would like to hear about your Mustang.

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    Random link in 8year old thread bump.....

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    Seriously doubt that guy is going to trade the bimmer for an sti....those cars are worlds apart! both great cars for what they are

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    Hey why'd you delete the post. Now it looks like I bumped it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    Hey why'd you delete the post. Now it looks like I bumped it lol
    Exactly! My nefarious plot to discredit you unfolds...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    Hey why'd you delete the post. Now it looks like I bumped it lol
    way to go newb!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    Hey why'd you delete the post. Now it looks like I bumped it lol
    LOL! I thought you did bump it...I still think you did actually...trying to play it off as a spam bot....pffft....yeah right!
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