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Old 03-18-2003, 11:41 PM   #1
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So today I read a review for the new BMW Z8 Alpina. WOW. Almost 400hp stock, with a 5.0L V8. Normally I dont like imports, but those germans really know how to make a good car. You press a black button to start the engine. The gas milage on this thing is nuts too, lower than our bonnies. I would like to see it up against some of the top of the line domestics, the Z8 has a big engine with lots of torque all strapped to a small and light chassis. The only bad part is the $115k price and the fact that only about 450 are making it across the Atlantic. Since its a beemer, you know that practically dont even need the 50k mile warranty either.
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I likes my BMW'*.

Any one of them, 3, 5, 7, X, M'* Z...whatever...wonderfully designed and power to boot...oh and red dashlighting, like our Bonnies
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I just saw a commercial for the Lincoln LS they were comparing it to the 5 series. Who does Lincoln think they're fooling? Back when they restyled the Continental they made it look so much like a BMW that everytime I saw a Lincoln I was thinking it was a BMW . Don't get me wrong here I like the look of the LS but when they rip off the style of a car like that and make a commercial, it seems really cheesy!
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I want a 7 Series, brand new M3, or one of the early 90'* 825Csi...or was is 835Csi? Can't remember, but it was the sport coupe BMW with a V12. MONSTER of a car!
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z8....thats the roadster look isn't it? i prefer the m5
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I want a 7 Series, brand new M3, or one of the early 90'* 825Csi...or was is 835Csi? Can't remember, but it was the sport coupe BMW with a V12. MONSTER of a car!
no such thing as a 825Csi or 835Csi... (those would have like 2.5L and 3.5L engines, i think) what you would want would be the 850Csi (VERY RARE from my understanding of it)
 
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Yes the 850, thanks. Started with an 8.
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Yes the 850, thanks. Started with an 8.
Strictly GM cars for me....all the ones above $35K, anyway. No Grand Am/Prix, Sunfire, Cavaliere for this girl...
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Yes the 850, thanks. Started with an 8.
Strictly GM cars for me....all the ones above $35K, anyway. No Grand Am/Prix, Sunfire, Cavaliere for this girl...
Hey, a Bonneville is under $35K...
 
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Yes the 850, thanks. Started with an 8.
Strictly GM cars for me....all the ones above $35K, anyway. No Grand Am/Prix, Sunfire, Cavaliere for this girl...
Hey, a Bonneville is under $35K...

Maybe US, not Canadian.
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