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Old 04-05-2013, 08:03 AM   #81
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #82
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:14 AM   #83
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as the current owner of 2 german cars, and with all else german in my immediate family and american within extended, i agree with him
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #84
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Best Value = 2001 BMW 330ci with Sport, Luxury, and Winter packages.

Baddest = 2000 BMW M5 with $13k in Dinan upgrades
How is the GS? Would you own it without a warranty?
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:07 AM   #85
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Old 04-05-2013, 11:27 AM   #86
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You must feel very proud of yourself to include all of those extra details and how much money you spend in upgrades. On behalf of the forum, we are all thoroughly impressed.

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$13k in Dinan upgrades gets you a cold air intake and a badge.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:19 PM   #87
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #88
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #89
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No work done. It was just better than the BMW dare I say it. Only problems were fwd and no manual. If it had those it would be better. The R is AWD no?
V70 R is AWD, the 850 R was FWD. No manual option in the states though
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:12 PM   #90
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:39 PM   #91
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No work done. It was just better than the BMW dare I say it. Only problems were fwd and no manual. If it had those it would be better. The R is AWD no?
My brother had a 1998 S70 T5 and my 330ci was dead even with it when we raced. The Bimmer definitely handled better. The S70 was nice though.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:59 PM   #92
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #93
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Old 04-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #94
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The problem was his didn't have the swag from the station wagon, It greatly increased accel and handling
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:11 PM   #96
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #99
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