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Old 03-10-2003, 04:50 AM
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Originally posted by nate328Ci
And, they all ***** about the ride. It is 'too stiff'
while i enjoy the writing of the british publications the most, i find that the conclusions one can draw from their "comparisons" are severely limited.

for example: to compare the z4 3.0 step to the base boxster 5spd? how about the z4 2.5 5spd to the base boxster 5spd? or the z4 3.0 6sp versus the boxster S?

and another example of this is: the X5 4.6is versus the cayenne S?

to compare these cars based on price is silly. people who buy these cars are not bean counters and will compare them trim to trim levels. it would have been more appropriate to compare the x5 4.6 to the cayenne turbo. top of the top versus top of the top.

at the end of the day, there is one single telling statistic: for the price of a z4 2.5, one can basically get a 330ci......for the price of an equipped z4 3.0, one can get a nice m3........these cars are going to die in the marketplace.
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