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Old 04-29-2012, 09:20 PM
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The OP says he's looking for a "weekend fun sunny day" car. Despite the fact that I chose a 3.0si over an M, for the OP's stated purpose I'd recommend the Z4M all the way. The 3.0si makes good power, has a very broad flat torque curve and gets 30+ mpg at 80 mph. All these make for a great long distance cruiser - with the capability of doing pretty well on the occasional canyon run or AutoX. But I think if you're looking for fun and this isn't your daily driver then the economic advantages of the SI are irrelevant. We're all sports car fiends here and maximum fun means maximum performance. A weekend toy doesn't have to be practical. Just buy an M.
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