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Well, we finally decided to get rid of the Z3. My best friend is actually gonna take over the reamining 15 months of the lease.

Getting a house in Feb and want to cut down on payments.

The Mini is impossible to find but the RSX is readily available. Both are within $50 of each other's lease payments.

I've had 3 Integras in the past. I think I'm gonna get one.

Any thoughts?
 

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I hold out and get the MINI :thumbup: but thats just my opinion bottom line you're the one who has to drive what ever you get so its really up to you.....:thumbup:
 
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I thought Z4 payments were low?

anyway, I'm not a big fan of either car...
And even if they were the same price, I'd rather have either an RSX or Mini Cooper S than the Z4.
 
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I would choose the MINI. I know you can find one available if you look hard enough.

Westchester MINI always seems to have a lot available from what I've seen on the roadfly MINI board.
 

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AS much as I admire the Mini's styling and driving characteristics, I think I'd actually get an RSX or even a VW GTI over it. The mini is still hard to get, highly priced, and kind of unreliable. It also has a crappy chrysler engine. I just couldn't bear the thought spending the same amount, and knowing that i could've also gotten an Acura with:
-much better reliability
-more space
-slicker shifter
-less harsh ride-- but little compromise in handling
-smoother, better sounding, more powerful, rev-happier engine
-nicer interior (the mini is kind of nice in concept but IMO is a mess of cheap plastic and poor ergonomics in the quest for uniqueness)
I think you could definitley get a top of the line Type S RSX for less than the cost of a Mini cooper S.

or a VW GTI with:
-better reliability
-nicer interior
-smoother, better sounding, more powerful 1.8t or vr6 engine
-less harsh ride, but more of a compromise in handling perhaps.


Whenever I see a Mini, i still want one, but when I think more about it, I just couldn't see spending what they're charging for one.
 

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TD said:
"Getting a house in Feb and want to cut down on payments."

I get the idea that he's looking for something that's ~$25K not $45K.
You could get a 2.5 for pretty cheap, and I really don't know the payments on any of these cars...
 

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TD said:
And even if they were the same price, I'd rather have either an RSX or Mini Cooper S than the Z4.
You woudl rather have a FWD I-4 over RWD I-6?

Strange
 

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TD said:
$35-40K is pretty cheap?

Not to most people.
2.5 bases at 33.1K

I just checked the calculators at bmwusa.com and acura.com

A Z4 would be about $100 more per month than an RSX, not bad
 
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nate328Ci said:
2.5 bases at 33.1K

I just checked the calculators at bmwusa.com and acura.com

A Z4 would be about $100 more per month than an RSX, not bad
You toss off $100/mo as if it's nothing.

To the vast majority of people, $100/mo is significant.
 

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TD said:
You toss off $100/mo as if it's nothing.

To the vast majority of people, $100/mo is significant.
Actually, I was wrong

Z4 base would be $438 per month. The RSX-S would be $374 for the same terms.

So, $65 more actually. Not bad.
 
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