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TKE-Teg
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" False.

Used 135s are nearly impossible to find in this price range. When I was looking 2 years ago, I had 2 sold out from under me before I could even get to the dealers to test drive them. Main reason I ended up with a 335 instead."


That might have been the case 2 years ago but in my experience, for right now, that isn't true anymore. 135i's with the sport package can be found pretty easily for $25-28k. I've seen a few listed for $22-23k, but they had slushboxes.

11/26/2013 8:34:58 AM

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Check out this ad. - http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/4183098012.html

Some of my favorite parts:

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"I just had all new Dunlop Sports run-flats put on it this past week. Those are $400 tires each plus balance and mount at BMW. The tires that I replaced were not worn at all but they made a course noise on the road and I felt they shouldn't. Yes, I'm that anal about my cars. "


So your run-flats were making noise, and you decided to replace them with more overpriced run-flats, which will eventually make more noise.

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" I came into this car from a Porsche Cayman S and this BMW is better in every way. "


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"No test drives unless you can show proof of funds to purchase. Sorry about that but I don't need people kicking tires and pretending to be interested just for a thrill ride. If you're serious about buying, I will be glad to meet with you."

11/26/2013 8:46:46 AM

TKE-Teg
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hahaha

Think I'm gonna check this one out tomorrow (I'll be in CLT for Thanksgiving).

http://www.foreigncarsitalia.com/Used-2007-Porsche-Cayman-S-S/vd/16863924

I think I linked this one one on the first page, but whatever.

11/26/2013 9:09:47 AM

theDuke866
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^^ What a dumbass. He doesn't rate a 911.

I don't even know where to start with that stupid ad. I flagged it, haha. I flag every Craigslist ad I see with bullshit misrepresentation.

11/26/2013 9:47:43 AM

sparky
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Pat that looks like a very clean ride!!

11/26/2013 9:49:58 AM

Skack
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I can't get over the 135 looks. I like the performance and interior proportions, but that exterior just looks squashed or something. If only they had tried to add some e30 styling cues instead of trying to shoehorn the e90 styling into such a short package.

For 2008:

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"These reductions amount to a weight saving of 137 pounds; our 135i weighed 3420 pounds versus 3557 for a 335i coupe.

Fortunately, there is no reduction in engine size or output. The 135i gets the same 300-hp twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine as the 335i. We clocked a 0-to-60 time of 4.9 seconds for the heavier 335i; the 135i did it in a blistering 4.7, with a 13.3-second quarter-mile at 106 mph. The 135i is seriously quick, but best of all, the quickness comes easily, as the turbocharged engine has enough torque and horsepower to waft the 135i into triple-digit speeds without any drama. Slightly more engine noise and exhaust hum enter the 135i cabin than in the 335i, but the sounds are good enough to forgo turning on the radio. "


http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2008-bmw-135i-short-take-road-test

[Edited on November 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM. Reason : l]

11/26/2013 10:23:10 AM

TKE-Teg
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Just found this bad boy:

http://tinyurl.com/q2v57ev

11/26/2013 12:51:30 PM

0EPII1
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Dude seriously, the NSX suggestion is like the best one in the thread... unique, rare, great looks, superior handling, comfortable, reliable. Just perfect!

11/26/2013 12:55:38 PM

TKE-Teg
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Yeah but thing is, other than it's rarity and maybe looks (subjective), the Cayman S is superior to an NSX in almost every way.

11/26/2013 1:02:24 PM

sumfoo1
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Was that cayman you posted an s? Looks just like my sister in law's only hers is black.

Lol she paid $60k for her non S lol.

11/26/2013 4:09:00 PM

theDuke866
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Ehh. I don't get the appeal of the NSX at all. I mean, they're cool, but there isn't a 10-20 year old Honda with underwhelming power anywhere that's cool enough to rate the prices they fetch.

Then again, I think the 135i looks good.

11/26/2013 6:05:30 PM

MattJM321
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"-RWD or performance oriented AWD
-manual transmission
-under 3400 lbs
-power to weight ratio of 10 or less
-$30k or less"


I'd look at an E90 M3 sedan, Boss 302, NSX, maybe a high mileage Lexus IS-F but I'm not sure if they came in a manual.

Can 997 911's be had for ~$30k yet?

[Edited on November 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM. Reason : .]

11/26/2013 6:09:57 PM

Hiro
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Worth a look:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-Cayman-S-Hatchback-2-Door-S-6-SPEED-PREFERRED-PKG-PLUS-BOSE-XENONS-HEATED-SEATS-/231100868982?forcerrptr=true&hash=item35ceaf6976&item=231100868982&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-Cayman-S-Hatchback-2-Door-2007-porsche-cayman-s-60-k-miles-guards-red-pristine-/281211463804?forcerrptr=true&hash=item417982687c&item=281211463804&pt=US_Cars_Trucks



[Edited on November 26, 2013 at 10:42 PM. Reason : /]

11/26/2013 10:39:31 PM

richthofen
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I'm assuming a Mercedes C63 is either too expensive or too heavy to qualify here?

11/27/2013 3:54:41 AM

sumfoo1
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No manual transmission kicks it off the list.

11/27/2013 5:59:05 AM

TKE-Teg
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I've seen 1-2 higher mileage 997's for under $30k. But I'm not going to pay $30k for a 911 with 120k miles on it, that just makes me too nervous.

C63's have an exception for transmission choice and weight, b/c they're so badass. Sadly they're out of my budget.

I hadn't thought of the Lexus IS-F, and a quick search shows 2 within 500 miles for around $28k. I don't mind it's transmission, and while I don't really care for the looks (that swollen hood just ruins it) I would give one consideration if it was relatively nearby. But not interested enough to travel far.

Boss 302's are out of my price range, and probably wouldn't be interested in one anyway - hate the interior and driving position.

Hiro, no red cars and that other silver Cayman doesn't have the sport package.

E90 sedans are out, as they fail my seated position test (position seat back for my legs to have room and I'm sitting next to the B pillar - drives me crazy).

No NSX's - any that I can afford are too old, plus like I said the Cayman S is superior in every subjective measurement.

Appreciate the suggestions

11/27/2013 8:18:23 AM

richthofen
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So if you're not married to the weight requirement why not consider a CTS-V? It ticks all the other boxes, including manual trans. The 2009+ models are nuts but might be out of your price range--but the older car is significantly lighter (I'm seeing 3850 lbs), still make 400 HP, and has been by pretty much everyone's account one of the best sports sedans out there since introduction.

Here's a 2007 with 54K miles, asking $24K:
http://tinyurl.com/m5fjquv

It'd be on my list...

[Edited on November 27, 2013 at 9:05 PM. Reason : d]

11/27/2013 9:02:54 PM

MattJM321
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Fair enough. My youngest brother had a Boss 302 that he tracked and used as a DD. It was nasty. Interior was substandard but fast and great handling car. They'll legitimately outrun an M3 on the track.

I think the IS-F warrants a test drive. There is one for sale near my office that I've been meaning to stop by and look at. I hate the stacked tailpipes though.

It's heavy but you could also look at the V10 M5s. A buddy of mine had one a couple of years ago - I was very impressed the couple of times time I drove it. Long term reliability might be suspect.

Please oh please don't get a C6. Or an Elise (thought they'd be ok if depreciation was where it should be.)

11/27/2013 10:18:55 PM

The Dude
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Here's a Cayman S listed here in Knoxville (~5.5 hrs away). My coworker said he saw this one in person and said it wad very very clean.

http://knoxville.craigslist.org/ctd/4173208620.html

[Edited on November 27, 2013 at 10:59 PM. Reason : yo]

11/27/2013 10:55:20 PM

Hiro
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^ That's hawt.

11/27/2013 11:02:09 PM

smoothcrim
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^^ airbag deployed

11/28/2013 1:00:25 AM

Hiro
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^ Oh snap, nice catch!
The Dude just got -1 to his web cred.







[Edited on November 28, 2013 at 3:20 AM. Reason : ,]

11/28/2013 3:19:19 AM

0EPII1
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TKE-Teg, I got the solution for you, bro

http://www.worldcarfans.com/113112866868/man-parts-with-testicle-in-exchange-for-a-nissan-370z-video

be like the dude in the video and you could be a driving a brand new $35,000 car (or a used $35,000 car) very soon!



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"A Nissan for your left one

Meet Mark Parisi, the man who is willing to donate one of his testicles to medical science for 35,000 USD which he will use to buy a brand new Nissan 370Z.

The footage above comes from CBS' The Doctors show where we find out the standard going rate for a testicle is 35,000 USD which is roughly the same as a 2014 370Z Touring.

Source: http://www.news.com.au/technology/design/man-sells-testicle-so-he-can-buy-a-nissan-370z/story-fnjwucvh-1226768439386 "

11/28/2013 6:48:09 PM

nightkid86
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I DD and track my 370z. Great care. Tons more cargo room and a MUCH nicer interior than the 350.

11/28/2013 9:56:52 PM

sumfoo1
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A testicle is worth 65k that guy is a moron.

11/28/2013 10:02:59 PM

synapse
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You want a toe? I can get you a toe, believe me. There are ways.

11/29/2013 12:15:46 AM

Dr Pepper
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what's a pederast, Walter?

11/29/2013 7:13:04 AM

TKE-Teg
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Not interested in the first generation CTS-V; the styling inside and out just doesn't work for me.

Not interested in a V10 M5; I had noticed that some were in my price range but I don't even want to think about how costly that maintenance could be. Same for E63 AMGs - some are in my price range but the upkeep...yikes.

Test drove that Cayman S down in Charlotte; way too much things wrong with it. Despite a clean carfax I think it had been in an accident of sorts (1-2 air leaks inside the car, passenger door sounded clunky when shutting door, etc).

12/2/2013 8:19:25 AM

TKE-Teg
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Finally got the insurance forms (they had been sent to the wrong email address). Officially totaled now.

12/2/2013 4:42:10 PM

jaZon
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Shit, I can get rid of half my ballbag for 65k?

Sign me up

12/2/2013 9:32:24 PM

The Dude
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Despite the issues with that particular car, did you like how the Cayman S drove?

12/3/2013 10:17:16 AM

H8R
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ok, if you're considering an Evo X, why not an STi?

just wondering

12/3/2013 12:23:13 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^Definitely. Though that's not a surprise, as I've driven 5 Cayman S's previously.

^Hehe, I guess at this point I've really just narrowed it down to the Porsche. I didn't realize mediocre the gas mileage of the Evo was STIs....are very difficult to find for reasonable prices unmolested.

12/3/2013 1:16:31 PM

TKE-Teg
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2006 Cayman S
-metallic dark blue
-19" wheels
-navigation
-heated seats
-Sport Chrono Package
-PASM suspension
-54k miles
-$29,900

http://tinyurl.com/mpu7ywv

12/3/2013 1:54:30 PM

Specter
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do it.

12/3/2013 4:33:50 PM

theDuke866
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^^^ I used to get about 20 mpg in my IX in primarily rural driving (and primarily hauling ass). I didn't think it was too bad, considering.

They are fun as hell to drive. It's like a superman suit, even without the computer stability/traction/active yaw control stuff, and they are VERY distilled and focused, while still being very, very practical...but there's always a trade-off, and in this case, it's refinement. I don't know if you'd be happy with it as a daily driver, although I understand that a X would be a lot better in that regard.

I still say you need something like this:



or even this:




plus a good DD to tow it with.

[Edited on December 3, 2013 at 5:42 PM. Reason : i know you probably won't bite, but a little track car porn can't hurt.]

12/3/2013 5:41:58 PM

jaZon
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TKE-Teg, this proposition makes no sense, but if you buy me a cayman, i'll give you the s2000

Let the insults fly!

[Edited on December 3, 2013 at 10:13 PM. Reason : ]

12/3/2013 10:12:58 PM

1in10^9
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this not over yet? e92 m3 [/end thread]

12/4/2013 3:27:39 PM

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^^ Who wouldn't want a Cayman S over an S2000?

12/4/2013 3:39:22 PM

TKE-Teg
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^^nope

Yeah beats me, lol.

12/4/2013 3:50:37 PM

jaZon
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I would hope no one

12/4/2013 4:57:06 PM

theDuke866
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^^^^ I think I'd actually rather have an E90.

[Edited on December 4, 2013 at 5:15 PM. Reason : ]

12/4/2013 5:15:48 PM

dtownral
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A Cayman seems like the only car to fit your requirements

12/4/2013 5:27:03 PM

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[Edited on December 5, 2013 at 1:21 AM. Reason : d]

12/5/2013 1:17:29 AM

Hiro
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^ I like.

12/5/2013 2:46:56 AM

TKE-Teg
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BTW if anyone wants the information my wrecked BRZ will be going to auction in the near future. I know a few people expressed interest on here.

And heck, I even got a call from Turbo Time; they're interested in the car.

12/5/2013 9:51:41 AM

TKE-Teg
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from my insurance agent:

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"The vehicle is at the Raleigh Yard of IAA under Stock # 12318164. The yard is located at


60 Sadisco Road
Clayton, NC 27520

(P) 919-553-6148
(F) 919-553-2857

If anyone is interested in bidding they should contact the yard for instructions on how to bid.

https://www.iaai.com/Auctions/BranchListingView.aspx?branchCode=747"

12/5/2013 12:22:53 PM

smoothcrim
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is it already slated for auction or can you buy it back outright?

12/5/2013 1:09:34 PM

TKE-Teg
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I can't. They didn't even offer me the chance, though I suppose if I had been forceful they would have.

Looks like the car is already registered on that website. Not much info listed on the site. Could be a real deal for someone I guess, since the vehicle description says nothing about the car being supercharged (though I suppose that could change).

[Edited on December 5, 2013 at 1:13 PM. Reason : k]

12/5/2013 1:12:55 PM

jaZon
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At least there's a picture of the engine bay.

It doesn't have the little "it starts" image. that a mistake?

12/5/2013 2:13:26 PM

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