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View Poll Results: which would you rather have as your DD?
135i 86 72.88%
frs/brz 32 27.12%
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:15 PM   #41
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On the last point, inflation has hit the USD hard. GTI's are $24k & Civic SI's are $23k

BMW sells the 320i with 180hp for $33k
Can't a tune boost that to around 300 hp?

Don't know how much it costs though
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:17 PM   #42
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:20 PM   #43
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1)Buying new is stupid
why is buying new stupid? yeah, you get the huge initial depreciation hit, but it's kinda nice to have a car that no one else has fart in and sweat in for couple of years. i may be in the minority, but i kinda value that.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:33 PM   #44
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Both the 135i and the brz have meh looks imo, but for very different reasons.

I would get the BMW in a heartbeat because

1)Buying new is stupid
2)Buying a subaru without a turbo is stupid
3)It's 2013 ffs, Spending 25k+ on a car with 200 hp IS REALLY FVCKING STUPID.
Lol

The 135i is a pocket rocket with a tune.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #45
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They are also more stable at speed than the 135i...
Lol seemed pretty stable to me. You have no idea what you're talking about.
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:43 PM   #46
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #47
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I though frs 0-60 was 6.5 sec, that's not really slow.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:16 PM   #48
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speed isn't everything. I'm in a similar predicament. It all depends on how much you drive.

I drive roughly 36k miles a year, which wouldn't make sense owning a 135i. The maintenance/reliability would destroy me.

BRZ makes more sense to me since its a much simpler car and I should expect to get a good number of years out of that car vs the bimmer.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #49
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why is buying new stupid? yeah, you get the huge initial depreciation hit, but it's kinda nice to have a car that no one else has fart in and sweat in for couple of years. i may be in the minority, but i kinda value that.
Yeah it'd be nice, but I can't justify the extra $10k-$20k for that luxury.
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Yeah it'd be nice, but I can't justify the extra $10k-$20k for that luxury.
This. No sense in taking that depreciation hit
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why is buying new stupid? yeah, you get the huge initial depreciation hit, but it's kinda nice to have a car that no one else has fart in and sweat in for couple of years. i may be in the minority, but i kinda value that.
Buy new and dont have any worries about maint.
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I've never been in a Subaru that didn't sound like it was rattling apart. Every interior has looked like old carpet samples and recycled milk bottles. I have known three people who have recently owned new or newer Subarus, and all have had a lot of problems. If the car is "Toyota native", it may be better. If it's "Subaru native", well...maybe not.

With the 135i, you're getting a solid car with better build quality, and better potential IMO.



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Can't a tune boost that to around 300 hp?

Don't know how much it costs though
Likely not. The N20 motor in the 320i uses different pistons than the N20 in the 328i, and many companies are saying that they will not be able to boost it anywhere close to 300hp.
The base price of the 320i is $32,550. That is for a bare bones stripped down model. The 320i is an entry level model that really isn't all that great. Basically for people who just simply want to be seen in a BMW and don't care about the actual car, or people who are impatient and refuse to save up for the better 328i, but they can barely afford the 320i as it is.
It'd be better to get a new 128i for $31,200, as you'd get more for your money.
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I think a FRS/BRZ is a more fun DD. I like lower-powered light cars that I can actually wring out. I guess I'm weird.
No, it means you can't handle high-powered vehicles. Man up.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:51 PM   #54
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135i, no question. The BRZ is gutless, sadly. Speed isn't everything, but when one car makes
2x the power (and has the potential to easily make 3-4x the power), that's a different story. The 135i is supposed to be a blast to drive, as well.
Wow, I actually agree with you for once!

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600 lbs makes a car feel very different, and you can't make up for that with power. I've also driven the 135i but not the BRZ, and it is planted/fun but I wouldn't describe it as "tossable" or light-footed like a Miata/Mini. It really just depends what OP wants in a DD, they are pretty different.
No, the 135 doesn't feel particularly light.

I would not take the BR-Z, and you and I usually agree. If you haven't driven it that explains the difference.

I had high hopes for the BR-Z. It has a very nice chassis. But the car is slow, the motor isn't even playful in power delivery, and I was disappointed.

It feels even slower than its numbers suggest. It does not feel faster than a manual 325 from the driver's seat- though it may be just by a bit.

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Old 02-13-2013, 10:56 PM   #55
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No, the 135 doesn't feel particularly light.

I would not take the BR-Z, and you and I usually agree. If you haven't driven it that explains the difference.
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Yeah, I look forward to getting a chance to drive one.
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The 135i is not a particularly light car. You can feel it's heft in different situations. Now if the BRZ came turbocharged from the factory that car would have been a completely different animal. It has a solid chassis and superb handling and is pretty damn light. The power just isn't there
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Old 02-13-2013, 11:36 PM   #59
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Ill take a 135i over a FRS/BRZ any day of the week
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No, just no
whats wrong with that suggestion? i should have bought a WRX instead of a 325xi 6 years ago
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