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GEEZUS! Just got my copy of MT and read "Performance Wars" which IMHO should be renamed "BMW Whores". I got this subscription for free, and there will not be a renewal in this house!

Yes, the BMW M3 is a wonderful car, but it lost every performance category except one (tied) to the Z06. This was labelled as a PERFORMANCE TEST fer crissakes!

Oh, and for the record, MT is full of bovine excrement if they think they can buy an M3 for $49,395. I checked with one of the largest BMW dealerships in my area and they said "expect to wait 6 months and pay about $57k". I think I was supposed to also demonstrate volumes of gratitiude for being allowed to buy one.

Yeah, right. Meanwhile I will be driving my '02 EB Z06, purchased at $1,500 under MSRP, by the end of August.

And don't even start with the Boxster S - $57 grand plus for this underpowered rollerskate - the lots around here are of of 'em coming off of lease - can't seem to give them away.


I cannot believe the lack of journalistic professionalism demonstrated in this exercise of supposedly comparing the full out performance of a 2 seat sports car to a 4 seat sports coupe, then the declaring the performance loser as the winner because it has 4 seats.

Nuff said...
 

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Although I haven't read the article yet I did see the magazine in a friend of mines shop. I said "Oh I bet the Z06 won all the tests" as I am flipping through to the finals to the tests. I then said to him, "Yep the Z06 won it all but I bet it lost because this magazine is bias to those German cars." Glad to see I was right, and sad to see that I was right. Why do they do that, State the fast and crown the right winning and not on anything else but performance if that is what you are testing for in the first place.
 

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I wouldn't wipe my A$$ with that rag mag. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_mad.gif Besides, the pages are too slick. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_lol.gif

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I cancelled my MT (More Trash) subscription years ago when I found out that the newsstand copies had more stuff than the subscription copies - the straw that broke this camel's back was I didn't get a Corvette history poster that newsstand copies included. Their response: we put goodies in the newsstand copies to entice buyers.

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For those that care, SpeedVision will have the MT test on at 7:30 est tonight - at least it is scheduled.

I'm gonna watch it, then I 'm gonna give the MT people a piece of my mind. Down side of that is that the little woman sez I can't afford to lose anymore of what's left!

BTW Frank, my wife is pretty handy with firearms also - we both are. But I never got arrested for armed invasion of Mexico like she did!!

Anyway, I am no longer a Junior Member - and it has been a long time since anyone called me Jr.
 

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WRAP YOUR MINDS AROUND THIS...

In the August 2001 issue of Car and Driver, there is a test called Topless Toys. In this comparo, you have a convertable Vette, BMW M roadster, Mercedes SLK32 AMG, and Porsche Boxster. Performace between the BMW and the vette were seriously neck and neck, yet the BMW got dead last and the Vette won the shootout.
I guess if the convertable BMW had 4 seats and lost horribly in performance it would have won that test!
 

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BLEUBYU- That is MotorWeek on tonight @ 7:30.... not MotorTrend /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
 
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