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      06-04-2012, 07:56 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by tony20009 View Post
Well, no, not really. I might worry about my cocktail becoming diluted, but not my car. Did you buy it because few other folks have it or did you buy it because it's the car you wanted? I think if one wanted something that was unlikely to be diluted and that few other folks have, Berkshire-Hathaway stock is a better choice, which I imagine you can afford as you spent quite a lot on a car.
It's not as much about it being diluted as value
I pay a lot more for an M3 than a 335, because a lot of parts are custom made of the M3
The difference right now is about $15,000
If most of those parts are available on the future 335
Why should I pay the premium?
Especially since the performance difference between the 335 and M3 is getting smaller and smaller
Now they want to have 2 models between the 335 and M3?
I could just as easily get the entry level 335m or m335 or whatever the heck they decide to call it, and since it's turbocharged, like the M3
Give it a nice tune, and be up there with the M3 for a lot less money

I like the M, but I'm no fool for it
I won't just be paying the M tax when I can get 95% of the performance for a lot less money

Notice how porsche always limits what the boxster/cayman can do
So as not to step on the toes of the 911
Otherwise why would I pay $100,000 for a 911, when I can get similar performance in a 50,000 boxster?
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