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      11-30-2018, 12:55 PM   #23
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You are better off buying a used 911 Turbo than a new M4 if you are looking for a true driver's sports car.

The M4 size is always GT level.
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Great! Now bring the M Touring to the US!!!
No such thing. Car photoshoppers just smoke too much.
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So sad that the tenth of a second you might finish quicker over rides the driving experience. Not good for the car enthusiast world in my opinion!!!
if you actually read the article it's more than that. they can't even partner up with transmission companies and even then it's not profitable at that level. if everyone wanted manual they should have spoken with their wallets. it's an understandable business decision.
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You are better off buying a used 911 Turbo than a new M4 if you are looking for a true driver's sports car.

The M4 size is always GT level.
The 911 Turbo has been a GT for a while now too. The 718 is a better sports car. Unless you get something like a GT3 or GT2.

Anyway, a used 911 Turbo is still WAY out of the price range of a new M4 unless we're talking "way past warranty" old.
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Too late for "what" exactly?

Does he know how to use a typewriter, rotary phone, or VCR or was it "too late" for those as well?
You must be someone who loves crappy auto boxes.

We drive manual gearboxes for enjoyment. Some of us still use film cameras and listen to vinyl records. Why? Because they are enjoyable. I wear an analog watch...the list goes on and on.
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You must be someone who loves crappy auto boxes.

We drive manual gearboxes for enjoyment. Some of us still use film cameras and listen to vinyl records. Why? Because they are enjoyable. I wear an analog watch...the list goes on and on.
I still use corded headphones
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And F8X 6spd prices plummet
I don't think so. MT versions of cars will always find buyers willing to pay a premium. I also think the M4 is one of THE most beautiful BMW's ever created. Like it's painfully pretty. So you'll be fine
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Pretty sad to think my son who is only 3 now will not be able to experience a manual transmission for himself. Part of why I had to get my F80 3 months ago in manual was to show him how its done before its too late.
My son is 9 months and I don't think he will ever learn to drive, at least not on the streets. Fully autonomous cars will be here at some point in the next 15 years.
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I still use corded headphones
Same here...always!!
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You are better off buying a used 911 Turbo than a new M4 if you are looking for a true driver's sports car.

The M4 size is always GT level.
Hmm... better off maybe, yes. But there are better P cars in the line up for sure for that type of driving! I love the Turbo though, but it's a GT car at heart (now).

If you don't need the back seats, a Cayman/Boxster (or used GT4/Spyder) might be a good fit over the M4 and is comparable in price.
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I know we've been hearing drip drip of similar info in the past few months, but this is the most direct tone I have heard so far. And interestingly, he doesn't promise the same for the M3.
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No such thing. Car photoshoppers just smoke too much.
Reports are a G8x M car Touring may be slated for EU consumption. I cannot see why BMW would not bring that car here. (Well, I can, just wish they would)
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Can't you still special order manual transmissions on M cars? It was an option on the F10 M5. Is it an option on the new M5?
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Can't you still special order manual transmissions on M cars? It was an option on the F10 M5. Is it an option on the new M5?
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Can't you still special order manual transmissions on M cars? It was an option on the F10 M5. Is it an option on the new M5?
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Business wise it makes complete sense for automakers like BMW and Porsche to slowly get rid of manuals, not just because they sell less, but because once they are even more limited... they become more exclusive. Then, they can sell them in limited numbers for a premium, think of the 911 R before the 991.2 gt3 came out. The limited component of a manual makes motörhead's go nuts, and allows for them to capitalize on the desires of enthusiasts.
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Reports are a G8x M car Touring may be slated for EU consumption. I cannot see why BMW would not bring that car here. (Well, I can, just wish they would)
As a resident of the state where marijuana is legal, I definitely recognize the symptoms.
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