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A generous friend just let me drive his 997 Turbo S. The PDK transmission is impressive and the car is stupid fast without sacrificing everyday driveability.
Buying M3s from enthusiasts is the worst because they all think their cars are worth more than market value.
That reminds me of Wayfarer's Chapel in Palos Verdes minus the ocean view.
If you're referring to the difference in tread depth between the two rear tires, there's nothing intrinsic to tread depth that affects the dry (or wet w/o standing water) traction of a tire.
I thought that the waist, front rise, and rear rise measurements were generally sufficient to determine the fit of a pair of trousers through the seat and thighs. I have one pair of trousers that fits quite well and I bought another pair in a different cut from the same store that had the same waist, front rise, and rear rise assuming that they would fit equally well. Unfortunately, that second pair does not fit nearly as well as the first. The second pair feels much...
GF, where's the BBQ from? I go through Dallas once in a while, but despite being in Texas, it's slim pickings for good BBQ.
Frankly, both parties sound pretty lame. Obviously, notification of a job offer by email alone isn't the best ways of doing things, but I have no sympathy for people who can't figure out how email filtering works. If your email address is so overrun with junk email that you can't stay on top of what's important vs. what is spam, then you are to blame when you give that email address out to people as if it were a reliable means of communicating with you.
What's almost equally as encouraging is that it will be significantly lighter than the E90 M3 and about the same weight as the E46 M3. It sounds like it will be a beast with the increased torque of the turbo motor and lighter-weight drivetrain components such as a carbon fiber driveshaft.
Cost and longevity are two other big factors in the choice of SMG vs. manual. I think the jury is still out on the longevity of SMGs (though I shudder to think what the repair cost on one of those could be), but a properly maintained manual transmission will easily go hundreds of thousands of miles. There probably aren't too many manufacturers left who care very much about longevity beyond the warranty period on their cars, though. We small-timers who drive high mileage...
Props for doing it yourself. Do you know how much the dealer would have charged for that?
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