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      08-10-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
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My F80 met an untimely demise. Picked up this glorious F97.

Short term update: Approaching 900 miles on the clock and absolutely LOVING this machine. Driving has been about 50/50 split between around town and highway. In unmolested stock form this thing is RIDICULOUSLY fast, the ride quality is great, handling is INSANELY good and I am enjoying how much quieter it is inside compared to my F80.

I have no idea how I ever lived without ventilated seats!

Sept update: 2,100 miles. After two runs with the boyz including a recent mission to bear mountain, I can say that this machine means business. Gave MDM a go for the drive today and was so impressed there is just a ton of grip with the right balance for all the technical sections. Romp on it and hang the ass out there, totally predictable and controlled, effortlessly carving through the woods. Ran sport suspension setting all day on variable pavement and have zero complaints. LOVING this ride.


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      08-10-2019, 03:14 PM   #2
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Very nice!! Iím guessing there are going to be several folks to lease an F97 before the G80 comes along.

I should have my new X3M Comp by this time next week.
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Mind telling you payment? Looking at getting one for my wife. Thanks!
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      08-11-2019, 08:48 AM   #4
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Mind telling you payment? Looking at getting one for my wife. Thanks!
Posted deets in the pricing thread
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      08-12-2019, 12:44 PM   #6
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Beautiful car. Congratulations!

Donington Grey Metallic is on my short list as well.
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Congrats!! Iím
Been contemplating this idea for a while but idk why I canít see to let go my F80 just yet.

How does this compare to the M3 in all terms?
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      08-13-2019, 03:47 PM   #9
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Congrats!! Iím
Been contemplating this idea for a while but idk why I canít see to let go my F80 just yet.

How does this compare to the M3 in all terms?
I did 300 miles in it yesterday. I am still digesting the experience and will post more details, but initial impressions:

Fits my use case perfectly. It's significantly more comfortable, both in terms of ride quality and creature comforts. Much quieter inside the cabin. It get's up and straight boogies and the handling and braking simply defy what your brain (and probably physics) tell you are possible. Sits totally flat through the twisties.

Only negative - I feel a dead spot in the steering in around town/lower speed cornering.
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Beautiful car. Congratulations!

Donington Grey Metallic is on my short list as well.
Thanks man! DGM suits it very well!!
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Beautiful car. Congratulations!

Donington Grey Metallic is on my short list as well.
Thanks man! DGM suits it very well!!
It's rare for one color to stand out in such a convincing manner. DGM is one color that does.
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Congrats. DGM is a very nice color.
Wait, DGM as Donington Grey Metallic (C28), right? Not Dark Graphite Metallic (A90)?
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      08-14-2019, 06:09 AM   #14
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Congrats. DGM is a very nice color.
Wait, DGM as Donington Grey Metallic (C28), right? Not Dark Graphite Metallic (A90)?
Thanks brother! Yes, C28 lol. Pardon my confusing brevity 😂😂😂😂
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Getting them groceries, in a hurry!
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You know ice cream melts quickly. You'd better hurry home!
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You know ice cream melts quickly. You'd better hurry home!
on the double! It was also about to rain and I just washed it LOLOLOL!
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Up to my usual bullsh!t before this building gets demoed
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That's a sweet photo!
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Although I might not qualify as an impartial judge. I too have a F97 in Donnington arriving soon. Bah, regardless, nice car and backdrop!
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