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Old 04-29-2012, 01:01 PM
tonywintn tonywintn is offline
Drivin' the dream
Location: Tennessee
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Mein Auto: 2005 BMW X5 & 2007 Z4 si
I never test drove an M. I was more interested in either a 3.0i or the 3.0si. I drove a Miata for 4 years. I wanted a bit bigger car so my wife would ride with me more, and while I was at it, more horsepower couldn't hurt either. I found a 2007 3.0si with low miles and it is a sweet ride. It was more money than I wanted to spend, but like someone else said, we only get one bite out of the middle age apple. Over the years I heard comments from Miata drivers that the Z was too much engine and that the Miata was sportier. I drive the curvy mountain roads here in the Smokies and I find the Z is not just way faster, but also handles better- at least it can go through the curves much faster. The Miata being a bit light in its feet had a tendency to drift in the curves. Not a good feeling when the shoulder is a couple of hundred feet below the road.
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