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I think that particular M3 is overpriced, but I've owned a number of E46s and my current DD is an E46 with >200k miles on it and the maintenance costs, while certainly higher than those on something like a Honda Accord, are not particularly high. Barring something truly catastrophic, my TCO with the maintenance costs is much lower than it would be on a newer car. The only reason for me to consider something newer is if I decide I'm willing to pay more for the features or...
E46s with reinforced subframes aren't especially common. There was a class action lawsuit against BMW in which they were required to pay for subframe repairs for cars that had damaged subframes, but that ended back in 2010 so there weren't a lot of people that benefited from that. If I were buying an E46 today, I'd probably just buy one that I knew was going to need a suspension overhaul for ~$3k. The lowest mileage specimens are going to be priced at a premium and are...
And flipping the tires eliminated the vibration? Most directional summer tires will perform equally in dry conditions regardless of direction, but perhaps the more prominent tread of winter tires makes them more sensitive to directionality.
Good call. Those cars last much longer if they're never driven above 4000rpm and 3/4 throttle.
No LSD is a big deal but a live rear axle is no big deal?
Correct on both points. For whatever reason, BMW can't seem to do V8s nearly as well as they do I6s. Even the current generation of V8s have a propensity for expensive-to-fix leaks.
Supposedly, T-Mobile and Verizon will carry it later in the fall. In the past, US buyers were generally stuck paying full price for an unlocked Sony from Amazon or other online sellers.
Sony sells a lot more phones overseas than in the US, but their smartphone revenues are roughly on par with HTC's smartphone revenues. I guess that means they could be classified as a smaller player in the Android market but that kinda' illustrates my point in that they offer a smaller device with specs roughly equivalent (and much higher build quality) to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 and people aren't knocking down their door to buy their phones.
About the closest you can get to that is Sony's 4.6" Xperia Z3 Compact which has the same specs as it's "full-size" Xperia Z3 and is close to the size of the iPhone 5. I wish it sold well and was evidence of market demand for high-end, moderately-sized phone, but it doesn't really sell that well.http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/3/6097817/the-xperia-z3-compact-is-sonys-true-new-flagship-phone
It's not just the bezels, but the areas above and below the screen. The new phones have a surprisingly low screen size to phone size ratio. The following photos are not actual size, but are to scale. The iPhone 6 on the left has a 4.7" screen. The Galaxy S5 has a 5.1" screen and is somewhat bigger. The Nexus 5 has a 4.95" screen is noticeably smaller than the iPhone.The difference is even more dramatic with the iPhone 6 Plus. From left to right, iPhone 6 Plus with...
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