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      09-19-2019, 04:13 PM   #23
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Great vid, there it is clear as day, M340xi is faster and the better handling car with better steering. C43 sounds better and that's where it ends. Would have liked a track comparison though instead of a drag race.
Agree about the track comparison...would be more relevant then drag race...
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
I just traded in a nearly 6 year old 335i with 55k for 17.5 and I could've done better
Ouch I'd hate to be the dealer who bought that off you, good on ya!
They will turn around and list it for $26K CPO
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
My 2013 335i is worth like 17000 which is pretty much inline with a C350 of the same year. Wat lol
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M340 all day for me.
Is it just me who can't see beyond that hideous grille?
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
I don't think so. C43 has a elder chassis that is going to be replaced in 2 years (maybe the v6 will be replaced by their l6 as well). At this point, I don't think C43 would hold the value better than m340i given they are priced similar as MSRP.
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
I don't think so. C43 has a elder chassis that is going to be replaced in 2 years (maybe the v6 will be replaced by their l6 as well). At this point, I don't think C43 would hold the value better than m340i given they are priced similar as MSRP.
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the m340 is insanely fast. People dont believe until they actually drive one and they go wow. I can't even imagine what the M3 will be and why you wouldn't ever need that much power lol but we all do and want it!!
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This dude comes off as really unknowledgeable. He shouldn't be reviewing cars.
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
C43 isn't a full amg- not sure I agree here
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
I just traded in a nearly 6 year old 335i with 55k for 17.5 and I could've done better
i traded my 2014 m235 with 62k miles got 17.4 and got my m340 and i love it .
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There was a time when no BMW loving person would buy a Mercedes, oh how the times have changed. The Mercedes has shitty resale value, always has. M340i is the stealthy machine, doesn't look like much on the outside and doesnt arouse much attention on the streets unlike the C43. However, as the vid shows it embarrasses the C43, the braggart. What the hell is there not to love about that. I don't care to advertise to clueless motorists and LE the capabilities of my car. The M340 is the wolf in " sheep's clothing" which i prefer.

It sure would have been fun to take it to the track and further embarrass the C43.
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LOL a current BMW sounding better than a C63!?!?! Dream on!

You're in very lonely company if you think the terrible F30 looks better than the G20
Not me, the F30 looks definitely better than the G20 and here, most of my colleagues having to order a new company car, share the same opinion. The G20 is underwhelming, have to convince them it's not a facelift but a new generation and have to find evidence on wiki for them! Go figure!
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the part that really resonates with me from the video is the cheaper quality / inferior feeling of the C43 interiors. BMW has maintained their standard there. New CLA 45 AMG S and C43 have gone down hill with the interior quality.
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Badge dilution is also happening with Merc too. Technically it's the AMG C43. Blame Audi for having the best naming scheme in their line up and everyone is trying to play catch-up for more sales
Technically it's an AMG nothing. It's REALLY a C350. End of story.
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I'll take the C43 any day over the 340i.. when all of us go to inevitably sell these things the 340i will hardly be worth $10k in a couple years where as the C43 will still command $20k+
My 2013 335i is worth like 17000 which is pretty much inline with a C350 of the same year. Wat lol
That's sad. I just sold my 2013 m3 for $46k a couple weeks ago
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the part that really resonates with me from the video is the cheaper quality / inferior feeling of the C43 interiors. BMW has maintained their standard there. New CLA 45 AMG S and C43 have gone down hill with the interior quality.
I wouldn't say the G20 doesn't also exhibit some cheaper quality aspects to the interior, the interior could still improve many ways especially in materials.
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C43 > "M"340i
M340i > C43 "AMG"
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340 over C450 for me. I don't pay too much attention to the M / AMG badge gimmick. Most enthusiasts know what real M and AMG cars are but for standard series, I would almost always pick BMW.
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That's sad. I just sold my 2013 m3 for $46k a couple weeks ago
Yeah, but it's also an M car, and I'm assuming you mean 46k CAD and not USD. If that's the case, it's slightly under $35k USD. I believe the MSRP was about 61k (i'm the second owner so I don't know exactly), so that's pretty much in line with typical depreciation lol. I still haven't sold it, and that's a very conservative estimate (per KBB). It's shown to be worth up to almost 19.5k, which would be pretty decent value holding given that it's a 6.5 year old car.
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340 over C450 for me. I don't pay too much attention to the M / AMG badge gimmick. Most enthusiasts know what real M and AMG cars are but for standard series, I would almost always pick BMW.
I wouldn't write out AMG lite, E53 is pretty good too, if you ask me 550 vs E53 it's not a simple choice if you ask me
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