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Old 10-03-2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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z4 M coupe or 335i coupe

What is your opinion on choosing between z4 M coupe and 335i coupe.

I already have a daily driver sedan so practicality is not an issue. Pricewise, both cost about the same, being in same production year 07, M has a lot more milege on it(close to 100k, 335 just below 40k).

What would you guys choose?
(I am very familiar with the hpfp problem with 335)
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:27 AM   #2
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what is your DD?
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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what is your DD?
I have mb 250 as a daily driver.

I have driven both, mcoupe on the track, 335i on streets as testdrive from dealer. I am leanning towards mcoupe as of now.
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Old 10-04-2010, 08:15 AM   #4
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I was in the same boat deciding what to get back in June. One ride in the M Coupe and I was sold.

It's a brute compared to the luxurious 335i and even the M3 but that's what I need now. I already have an E46 sedan and an X5 for family trips, etc.

It feels more like a sports car than any other BMW I've driven. Steering is tight and responsive and a small turning radius. Suspension is harsh but I've been using it as a daily driver since June and I'm used to it.

It's also a big plus that there's not many MCoupes around (only 1815 in North America).

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Oh, and I forgot about the power. The S54 is amazing in this little car.

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Old 10-04-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
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If you ever drive both, you'll know immediately which is for you. One feels like a giant pig compared to the other. I am biased.
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Old 10-04-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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If you ever drive both, you'll know immediately which is for you. One feels like a giant pig compared to the other. I am biased.
Hey Mystikal, how much do you guys charge for s54engine's oil change?
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:46 PM   #7
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Hey Mystikal, how much do you guys charge for s54engine's oil change?
$129+tx
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Old 10-15-2010, 10:41 PM   #8
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If you ever drive both, you'll know immediately which is for you. One feels like a giant pig compared to the other. I am biased.
Hater! lol. I'd take the S54 in a heartbeat. The way that motor churns is just pure driving bliss. Though, driving a 300-400HP 335i vert is quite a lot of fun.

I agree on the weight part. The M coupe will be far, far more tossable vs a 335i although my experience is limited to driving only the +500lb convertible variant (stock and modded)... If the 07 M coupe is anything like Jay's S54 Roadster, it'll be a fantastic nimble car strapped to a powerhouse!
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Old 10-04-2010, 02:33 PM   #9
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look to the states for z4 mcoupes i was slightly interested in them when i was looking for a new car and you can pick ones up with 30k miles for around 30 grand in the states
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:15 PM   #10
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Z4M coupe hands down. 335 is a chicks car, it doesnt have any of the BMW "feel". Plus you said you have a DD so Z4M will be just perfect for you.

Also, dont buy from states unless you want to throw away the resale value of the car down the drain. If you want to drive it till the wheels fall off, by all means go ahead if not then buy a Canadian car
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Z4M coupe hands down. 335 is a chicks car, it doesnt have any of the BMW "feel".
That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Just about anyone who has driven the car will say you don't know what you're talking about.
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Old 10-14-2010, 07:01 PM   #12
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How does buying from the states kill the resale value?
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #13
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hmm I wondered if BMW really built the 335 and say "all chicks will buy this?;some comments are just ridiculous..... now I really wonder those mEn I saw driving 335 are really sissy !! lol....

I agree with Dr Flyview. how is the resale value of a US car affected?

if you price the selling price according to US resale value, it should not affect the resale value...taking into consideration the taxes and any duty etc etc...

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Old 10-14-2010, 08:37 PM   #14
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Simple, it will not be as desirable as a canadian car when you resell it as the buyer would not pay the same money for a car if he/she could bring it from states for less. Cars in states cost less, correct ? we all know that, so what if I told you I can sell you a US car for the price of a canadian. would you do it? I think not. Thats why people are forced to lower their prices when selling US cars here so that their car can at least stand the competition. The fact of the matter is that NO ONE will buy a US car for the price of an equal mileage and condition Canadian car.

And a comment about E9x, yes in my opinion they are cheap "stylish" looking cars that were made so that BMW can make a tonne of money on sales. They were built to "please" all kind of public and BMW completely forgot the whole idea behind their product. I call E9x chicks cars with the exception of the M3, because the whole "soft car feel" has been introduced in order to please the public so that they can sell and make money. Did anyone of you ever drove or at least rode in a E9x non-m? Even the all so all mighty 335i is pretty sh1t, it feels heavy and just not right. Sure its pretty fast but overall its NOT a car for an enthusiast, no way. Its for the general public. Garbage.

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Old 10-24-2010, 10:36 AM   #15
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what if I told you I can sell you a US car for the price of a canadian. would you do it?
If it's from a southern state, possibly a CPO... you bet I would! Smooth roads lacking pot holes, and the car has never seen winter? I'd be nuts to do otherwise. Bring one over, I'll let you take the profit.

Also, it's true the e9x rides softer and is more comfortable compared to the e46 and e36, it's also true that the e9x has a superior chassis and handling compared to the e46 and e36. It's true that the e9x is a chicks car... if the chick values handling/dynamics and likes to go to the track. e46 non-m needs mods to really enjoy a track, even the ZHP (which I owned for 4 yrs)... e9x sport works out of the box, and much better too. (and no, I don't own a e9x).
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