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Old 11-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #11
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My Ride: '99 Techno Violet M3
Originally Posted by avincent52 View Post
Pray tell, why would a ZHP be more likely to have a blown suspension than a regular e46 or an M3?
An M3 owner is far more likely to know what he's driving. Obviously this makes him far more likely to know when the dampers are in need of replacement.

Regarding going from an M3 to a ZHP, I know I post this every time, but I have this close friend who went from a gorgeous, 33k mile, 2003.5 M3 to a 2005 ZHP sedan and he could not be happier. This same friend of mine also previously owned 2 immaculate e36 M3s, so he's run the gamut. He drove the e46 m3 for just under a year or so until he sold it and bought his ZHP. Maintenance costs were never an issue, rather it was the practicality offered by the sedan with the alcantera/cloth interior that attracted him. It's an excellent compromise. In addition, he much prefers the transmission and steering of the ZHP to the M3.

1999 Techno Violet Metallic M3
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