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Old 09-28-2013, 04:16 PM
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Mein Auto: 330ci
michelin pilot sport and rims

Have a 330Ci Man. Trans and love it - but is now 10 years old. Want a roadster and would like to buy soon. Test drove a Z4 35i. Looks great! Power and build quality are excellent. Concerned enough w the cornering to look hard at the Boxster. Z4 looks better and I love my service and repair center w great loners when needed. Hard to find one to test dive w man. trans so had to test auto (plan to order stick) and base rim/ tires.

Can I "fix" the problem w M Package and better rim and tires? Some of you have said it helps alot but don't want to have to go around turns slower than my 10 year old 330Ci can take easily. Feel like you have to back off the trottle more and that the back end will kick out even on dry roads if you don't.

If it is tires and rims... do I go Michelin pilot Sport and if so which one? Do I go w the 18 inch on the M package or the 19 inch V Spoke upgrade?

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Old 09-29-2013, 12:28 PM
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subject to which boxster you are looking at? The Boxster will nearly always outperform the Z4 in road holding terms. Even with the better M package with the 19" wheels. But given that most people will never drive either car to understand their limits, then the Z4 is by far the best car!!! The cabin alone is a premium place to be compared to the Boxster, The Z4 has a unique look on the outside, whereas the Boxster looks like , well any old car in the Porche range.........Plus Porche is no were near as reliable as people make them out to be and when they go wrong it is mega bucks!!!!
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