Any fellow BMW DIYers

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  1. Concrete Helmet

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    Nice ride. Post some pics when you get a chance. I've heard some pretty aggressive exhaust on the V8 BMW's before and it is definitely different.
     
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    It's really no different with other high-end brands. The cars are cheaper off the factory warranty but lots more expensive ro repair. Take your pick. I chose an exclusionary after-market service plan with the R8. Everything's covered except those items named.

    I've already had the hood latch go bad. $1,100 repair naked. Zero cost to me after the $100 deductible.
     
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    Only Chevy’s I’ve ever owned are Corvettes. I like almost all the makes, not married to any of them. I just wouldn’t touch one of those newer Bimmers with a ten foot pole.
     
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    Not true. You are a major stock holder in Mazda
     
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    You wh#re……:lol:
    Normally once a guy owns a Vette it's all about the Bowties and Bald Eagles flying out of his a$$…..
     
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    I suspect that’s a bank account issue not a pole issue.
     
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    Honestly if I had to choose I’d usually take Japanese cars.
     
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      If I’m going to buy a German car, it’s going to be a Porsche. Those first-gen Boxsters are dirt cheap and I’m considering picking one up.
       
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      Have had very good luck with 4 Toyota's so yeah...Just wish they would come out with a new Supra or performance based coupe.
       
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      It's coming
       
      • ThreatMatrix

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        The Japs do make very reliable grocery getters.
         
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        Got 180k on my Honda right now.
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        I have a 235 and this pretty much sums up how I feel about it.

        I've put about 90,000 miles on it, but unlike other cars I've owned I don't do any of the maintenance myself.
         
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          Great car. Your chief concern with the early Boxsters is going to be IMS failure, although it afflicts less than 10% of all cars made.
           
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          When the IMS issue first surfaced (2012?), you could get a 3 year old cayman s with 20k miles for less than $30k. Once they figured out that it is only an issue if you spend a lot of time at the track the prices returned to normal. Something to do with the engine getting oil starved after running it to its limit for extended periods iirc.
           
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            I can get one for like 6K. It's ridiculous.
             
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            I went to Bert Smith Porsche in St. Pete shortly after the Boxster was introduced in '96. I wanted one bad and we were expecting, which pretty much ruled it out. Nonetheless, I wanted to drive one.

            I can't remember how large that flat six was, maybe 2.5 or 2.7L. It was so incredibly smooth and elastic. Combined with the 50/50 weight distribution, it was an entirely different driving experience.

            It has to be one of the more practical roadsters out there. Trunks in the front and back.
             
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            who'd you get your after market plan througjh?
             
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            I was a Porsche man until I went to buy one. Only a 944 but still $750/mo - 7 years. and that was 1985. I've toyed with getting an old 911ish type but I kind of like luxury too and the insides of Porshes are very VW like. But you damn sure are gonna have a hard time beating the performance.
            My buddy owns an 20 yo Ferrari but since the body styles are timeless only an aficionado would know it's age. He drives it at most 500 miles a year cus he's afraid to take it anywhere.
             
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            Carchex. Essentially the same plan as offered through Fidelity. They both underwrite through Royal. I did I helluva lot of due diligence before I bought it.
             

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