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Old 12-13-2018, 07:58 AM
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Too expensive, not enough power, and looks terrible. I will pass!
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:35 AM
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It looks ok, but doesn't stir any emotion in me when I look at it, which is fairly consistent with other BMW coupes for me as well, though I can appreciate what they are. This thing however has me confused, which doesn't help its cause. No manual, and it doesn't really look like a roaster either, but rather just another BMW sport coupe with a convert option. I'm assuming its north of 3000lb too, probably north of 3500.

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Old 12-13-2018, 10:23 AM
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Looks okay and has decent specs but the price is a little high for a car that (like every BMW owner at my work), they love and talk about constantly but always have a loaner and the car is always in the dealer getting serviced for one sensor or another.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:35 AM
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I wouldn't kick it out of my driveway but for $65K, I'm picking a Boxster S every time. Or a Corvette Grand Sport. Or a Camaro ZL1 'vert for just a few grand more (transaction price will probably be about the same, since GM has pretty nice discounts).

Too big, too heavy, too expensive for what it offers. If I'm going that big and heavy, I might as well get a car with some real firepower under the hood AND get the option of a manual transmission if I so desire.
All of the above, except maybe the Camaro. I'd go Corvette over a Camaro any day. And yes, I realize the Camaro is pretty damn good these days.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:36 AM
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Agreed, a used C7 is probably a huge bang for the buck car!
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:02 PM
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You can get a new C7 Grand Sport for $65K all day long. Used is even cheaper, of course.

A Camaro ZL1 convertible is a heck of a car. 650 hp, looks good, stupidly quick, eliminates the big rear blind spot when you have the top down, etc. It's a lot of machine and it's semi-usable, too, with rear seats.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:05 PM
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It's too bad the camaro still weighs too much! It's also a very big car if you park in small spots or live in very dense area living. Used C7 Z51 are going for like $40K!
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:13 PM
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I wouldn't kick it out of my driveway but for $65K, I'm picking a Boxster S every time.
That was my first thought too. But in all fairness, the S would be slightly more. They're $72-73k for a PDK (MSPR, before checking out the rest of the option sheet).
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Old 12-13-2018, 09:25 PM
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I have only bought one BMW but driven several recent ones and have learned several things ....

They are more reliable than people give them credit for.

They are no longer the sportiest of cars that they pretend to be.

They are over priced and under-contented.

They ae best bought as certified lease returns if you like them.

Only the 240i and M2 currently appeal to me as new cars at the prices they ask.
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Originally Posted by jeffbrig View Post
That was my first thought too. But in all fairness, the S would be slightly more. They're $72-73k for a PDK (MSPR, before checking out the rest of the option sheet).
Yes, same here. The Boxster S was the top of my list replacing my S2000 until I saw the prices... even used. Depends upon of content, but I actually found a beautiful low mileage unit but then was then informed the asking price was 78K.
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