Originally posted by SpudBoy
or you could buy a boxster... If your into sound and not speed.
(I eat boxsters and bxtr S's)
The BMW inline six is the smoothest mill available. I'd love a 330i or ci. I had the chance but all that electronic crap (drive by wire throttle/over-boosted steering) kept me shopping. I waited for an M coupe to become available. Ask Golden, It was worth the wait. It's not like most BMW's... It's better
Stick with BMW or get a 996 (my opinion only... the views expressed in this thread are those of SpudBoy and do not express the views of maXbimmer).
"Sound is just something you forget once you go def"
Very very true. Don't get me wrong, I think my BMW is better than his Boxster all in all (and I wish I could afford a new M3 or M5 right now), how-ever.....I could sit and listen to that engine all day long....espcially during accelration. I have to give Porsche it's props there. My only gripe is a few of the exhausts remind me of a lot of the Honda Civics that run around with a "pipe" on their exhaust just to make them "loud". When I heard the Boxster, I heard precision and quality....not "rumble rumble" or "hey-listen-to-my-four-cylinder-35HP-Civic-bust -your-ear-drums". So far, I've found a coupld of exhausts that meet my requirements of the sound I want during accleration, but haven't found one the gives me the quiet idle I want. A lot of them have to much "low-requency-rumble" through most of their sound range. I don' like a rumble at idle.
Yes yes, I know. I'm a hard customer to please, and should just shut-up and drive, or buy a Boxster.....but hey, I know what I want...and I'll be that much happier when I get it. We've all been there before. I have a Mark Levinson and Lexicon setup with MK Sound 750 MKII THX Select speakers, so sound is very important to me....even if it is only the exhaust. :-). Cheers. Thanks guys.