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Old 01-26-2009, 11:55 AM   #1
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Why did you go Euro?

Lets face it. They're not as reliable, efficient and a lot of other things that other more affordable cars are. So what was your reason?

i bought my old one because for the money you get way more bang for the buck and because just cause depreciation is a bitch for someone else it doesnt mean i shouldn't get a deal. and handling. and i wanted to have the first thread. so why did you go euro? poll coming later.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:11 PM   #2
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Because they are reliable, efficient and affordable!
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:12 PM   #3
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lol, a question like that on Revscene...


cause they are the best.


p.s. this is a techical forum, not a place to tell me your vtech kicked in
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:20 PM   #4
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Because I like replacing window regulators.

...And because I like feeling like I own a REAL car and not a hunk of plastic.
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:27 PM   #5
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they fixed that issue in the facelifted model

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Old 01-26-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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Isn't this the type of question where it usually goes, "Why did you buy a $220 000 Ferrari when I could use that amount of money on my Civic and go faster?"
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no this is the places where that convo never has to happen. cause no one here has a civic. well, not as opposed to some other 5 second car. nothing wrong with a dd
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Probably we put up with it because we like the way it handles and feels.

I also compared costs on owning a Bimmer with my brother inlaw's Honda and we pretty much spent the same amount of money maintaining our cars. So now he owns one too!
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Because we like how solid they are.
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just compare a basic accord with basic 3 series. the accord, although the seat is comfy, the engine is weaker, sounds louder, and u hear more outside noise. but a 328i, the steering is tighter, suspension feels a lot better and more quiet, + less wind noise
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cuz it drives/looks better than the competition.
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:14 PM   #15
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had a s2000, drives wonderful, but no torque and not enough power...
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I own one coz it's just the kind of car that oil massages you during the whole trip of your daily commute.

hmmmmm oil massage.

oh I have a Mercedes btw BMWs need not apply.
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pre 05 bmw> most mercs

at least for being fun to drive
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that is still how it is. bimmers were always sportier than mercs.

MB is for cruising and plushin in the seats.
Bimmer is for when your hair is on fire.
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I still remember driving my first Bimmer, a 1990 535i 4door. I was coming from a succession of non-handling cars. I had a Cal look bug I modded to be pretty quick (2.1L motor approx 180 Hp) and I also had a 1989 5.0L Notchback Mustang that was heavily modifed which I tracked...800lb front springs anyone? hehe Daily driver...

Anyways, I could not believe how good the steering was, to have such feel for the road and the brakes! It was a revelation to say the least. I was all about the power but I discovered the handling instead!

People who have driven lots of cars understand where I am coming from...
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Wanted a classic car designed and built with soul and passion.

But somehow, not always the most reliable unlike its Japanese counterparts.

Then again, I'd say my Alfa is a lot more different compared to all the Benz/BMWs/VWs/Audi's out there.

Edit: Same goes for my Vespa. Feels and rides more solid with a better motor and looks. The Jazz was all plastic and felt like I was going to die all the time.
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pics? or soemone should start a post your euro thread
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