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  # 1327655 19-Jun-2015 09:33
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I can see a hump on the photo




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  # 1327658 19-Jun-2015 09:39
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joker97: Toyota mark comes in RWD and 4WD


Pretty sure the 350S is only RWD, with the 250G4 being the 2.5-litre AWD variant.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1327660 19-Jun-2015 09:41
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You could be right. I'm never sure on specifics of JDM models ... Any permutation is possible!




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  # 1328045 19-Jun-2015 19:11
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I'm totally biased... get a 540i!
There's NOTHING like the intake roar of the V8 when you nail it... and watch the tacho hit 6500 in a heartbeat (and the traction control light up on a dry road at 60) innocent

In usual BMW style, the "factory kilowatts" was basically a minimum... There's been many a new V8 SS (and one R8) commodore that's been embarrassed by my 20 year old 7 series (in a closed environment aka drag strip).



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  # 1328047 19-Jun-2015 19:14
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blakamin: I'm totally biased... get a 540i!
There's NOTHING like the intake roar of the V8 when you nail it... and watch the tacho hit 6500 in a heartbeat (and the traction control light up on a dry road at 60) innocent

In usual BMW style, the "factory kilowatts" was basically a minimum... There's been many a new V8 SS (and one R8) commodore that's been embarrassed by my 20 year old 7 series.  


You are the little red guy with the pitchfork, sitting on my left shoulder...

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  # 1328066 19-Jun-2015 19:54
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joker97: What about a 3.5L Toyota Mark xxx? Since you mentioned Lexus


Boring.... I vote the IS350 or possibly an S4 wagon instead of an RS4

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  # 1328069 19-Jun-2015 19:58
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blakamin: I'm totally biased... get a 540i!
There's NOTHING like the intake roar of the V8 when you nail it... and watch the tacho hit 6500 in a heartbeat (and the traction control light up on a dry road at 60) innocent

In usual BMW style, the "factory kilowatts" was basically a minimum... There's been many a new V8 SS (and one R8) commodore that's been embarrassed by my 20 year old 7 series.  


You are the little red guy with the pitchfork, sitting on my left shoulder...

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Don't let me persuade you either way...


https://youtu.be/W9a9NYKBZEw

 
 
 
 


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  # 1328079 19-Jun-2015 20:00
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I'm looking at trademe too! Luckily the bank balance is negligible




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  # 1328082 19-Jun-2015 20:05
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I actually looked at an Audi before I bought my latest (5th) BMW... 

This bit turned me off... this is the timing chain, at the BACK of the engine...


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  # 1328088 19-Jun-2015 20:15
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Google says it only has 220kw .... Even an xr6 has more horses?




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joker97: What about a 3.5L Toyota Mark xxx? Since you mentioned Lexus


Boring.... I vote the IS350 or possibly an S4 wagon instead of an RS4


How is a Lexus any less boring ? I thought it's the same car




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joker97: Google says it only has 220kw .... Even an xr6 has more horses?

Says it does, but that's a minimum whereas an xr6 is probably the max...
I've driven both (xr6 was a rental) and the BMW would kill it daily. And who reaaally wants a ford or holden? tongue-out

edit: oh, a "dudmd" tune (guy from bimmerforums) can tune for waay more HP for $250 over the internet if you buy the right cable for your laptop.

BMW tune conservatively. 

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  # 1328102 19-Jun-2015 21:03
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I'd take an S6 with Miltek over most the options here actually. 




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  # 1328104 19-Jun-2015 21:13
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Umm .. Budget <20k ... Can get an S8 though :)

Edit ok maybe not today but I've seen them for under 20k




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  # 1328105 19-Jun-2015 21:28
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joker97: Umm .. Budget
Edit ok maybe not today but I've seen them for under 20k


I came this close -> to buying a second-hand 2003 S8 when I was living in Dubai - wanted one ever since the movie Ronin.

In the end I plumped for the ubiquitous 4x4 instead. Still regret it.




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