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      08-23-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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"New" to me 2012 Z4 35i

I picked up a CPO 2012 Z4 35i last week. It only had 4,000 miles on it! It has the M-Sport package and is a 6MT (long live the manual transmission!).

I am super excited about it, and so far love the car! This will be my daily driver for my roughly 100 mile/day commute to and from work.

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(sorry for the crappy cell phone pic as this was on my way home from picking it up)
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      08-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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congrats. Any thought relative to 1M ?
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      08-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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congrats. Any thought relative to 1M ?
Thanks!

The 1M and Z4 are very very different, but compliment each other quite well. The 1M has better brakes, steering, suspension, and power (although a cheap tune on the Z4 will fix the power). When I drive the 1M, it screams to be driven hard. Everything is so tight and precise. When driving it, I try to push every corner, every on-ramp, etc. It can be almost a bit frustrating when sitting in traffic because of that. When driving it, I am always thinking, "I can't wait to get back to the track again!".

With the Z4, I am quite content to drive along with the speed of traffic, top down, wind blowing, listening to the Sat radio. I can punch it into an on-ramp for more thrills, but I don't get frustrated if I can't because of a slow driver in front of me. It's much more "comfortable" to drive and more relaxing. Of course it looks WAY better!

They are different tools for different purposes - both extremely good and extremely fun, but in different ways. I hope that makes sense.
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      08-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #4
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They are different tools for different purposes - both extremely good and extremely fun, but in different ways. I hope that makes sense.
It does thanks.

I was curious because I was looking for the 1M but they were sold out when I was in the market.

Guess there is always the M235 or M2
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      08-24-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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same car

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Thanks!

The 1M and Z4 are very very different, but compliment each other quite well. The 1M has better brakes, steering, suspension, and power (although a cheap tune on the Z4 will fix the power). When I drive the 1M, it screams to be driven hard. Everything is so tight and precise. When driving it, I try to push every corner, every on-ramp, etc. It can be almost a bit frustrating when sitting in traffic because of that. When driving it, I am always thinking, "I can't wait to get back to the track again!".

With the Z4, I am quite content to drive along with the speed of traffic, top down, wind blowing, listening to the Sat radio. I can punch it into an on-ramp for more thrills, but I don't get frustrated if I can't because of a slow driver in front of me. It's much more "comfortable" to drive and more relaxing. Of course it looks WAY better!

They are different tools for different purposes - both extremely good and extremely fun, but in different ways. I hope that makes sense.
I also had a 2011 1M before the Z4.
I agree with your comments about the 135. But now I enjoy the Z just like you.
have a good summer
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      08-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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Congratz!

What are the differences in perceived exhaust sound (volume and quality)? The 1M has a quad exhaust with less restrictive cats etc, but of course only the windows come down. What does it sum up to compared to the Z4 with the entire roof down?
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      08-25-2013, 10:26 AM   #7
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I also had a 2011 1M before the Z4.
I agree with your comments about the 135. But now I enjoy the Z just like you.
have a good summer
Thanks!

God has blessed me financially so that I didn't have to get rid of the 1M to get the Z4. I have the best of both worlds!
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      08-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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Congratz!

What are the differences in perceived exhaust sound (volume and quality)? The 1M has a quad exhaust with less restrictive cats etc, but of course only the windows come down. What does it sum up to compared to the Z4 with the entire roof down?
I have an aftermarket exhaust on my 1M so I am not sure the comparison will mean much (Berk resonated mid pipes with a Magnaflow catback). The 1M exhaust is much louder and more raw.
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      08-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #9
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Oh man my favorite color, congrats. Any plans to mod it?
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Great choice of cars
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      08-26-2013, 08:36 AM   #11
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Oh man my favorite color, congrats. Any plans to mod it?
Thanks! So far, I have done the easy things - stubby antenna (had one from my wife's old MINI), aluminum pedals, and hardwired my 9500xi with a mirrortap. I may add a simple tune, like a jb+. I think that's it.

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Great choice of cars
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