What is the sound of one piston slapping?
What is the sound of one piston slapping?

Since my 3 is broken, maybe I should get something more reliable.

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It would be a gross over reaction to get a new car over something as simple as a bad coil. Well, it is cylinder #6, which means it’s a bitch to get to. On top of that, I’m having them fix two leaking gaskets. That means it’s perfect time to shop for a new car.

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This IS-F should fit that reliability bit just fine. It’s the same year and color as ORLG’s IS-F.

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More importantly, it has the same V8. It doesn’t give out the same sonorous shrill the S65B40 in the M3 does, but it is slightly more potent with 2 more hp.

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Being a 2011, it comes with an LSD, which was not equipped to the first two model years. It also has an auto gear box, and while not as fun as a manual, it would make sitting in traffic less insufferable. Also thanks to the extra two speeds it gets a little better mileage than the M3.

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The infotainment isn’t great, feels really outdated.

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That doesn’t ruin the car, it’s livable just not preferable.

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After spending 18 hours and over 1200 miles in it, I certainly want one. Wonder if I should make that want a reality.

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