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  1. MDShelby

    MDShelby Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    I asked on here a couple months ago about BMW quality and got quite the array of answers and information.

    Since that time I have spoken to a local BMW mechanic with an excellent reputation and was happy to answer all my questions. One thing he pointed out was issues with the 4 cylinder motor and the 8 cylinder motor. Opt for the in-line 6. That I was already convinced of, so he confirmed what I knew. Said they are fairly reliable, no better, no worse than anyone else. We talked about servicing it regularly, which is never a problem for me. He said he starts seeing them as they get to 100K. I haven't driven 100K in total over everything I have driven in at least the last 8 years. So this car alone - long way down the road to hit that point.

    So I thought about 2 door versus 4 door - opted for 2 door, I have a 4 door truck and the wife has a 4 door SUV.

    So it brought me to this - 2021 BMW M440i xDrive. This one has a few extras including the wheels. The front end is new and there are people on each end of hate and love. I like it. This is it sitting on the dealer lot. Since it has been tinted and ceramic coated.

    Still trying to figure out how everything works. So far, I am enjoying it and don't miss the Mustang.

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  2. HEMI LOL

    HEMI LOL Twin Screwed Established Member

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    chicken, that one has a warranty.
     
  3. PhoenixM3

    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Premium Member Established Member

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    Good thing you don't have to look at that front end while you're driving.....
     
  4. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    OP, you did a lot of research and did your due diligence. I hope you have many happy and fast miles in that car.

    But what in the Bavarian schnitzel huffing hell did they do to that ****ing grill?
     
  5. VRYALT3R3D

    VRYALT3R3D Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Yeah, but the people who will be in front of him will have to see it in their rear view mirror
    jk

    Nice BMW!
     
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  6. TerminatoRS

    TerminatoRS Who farted? Premium Member Established Member Party Liquor Posse

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    Did you spring for turn signals or stick with the standard factory delete option? hehe
     
  7. BlueSnake01

    BlueSnake01 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    New front end reminds me of an Alfa Romeo...... in an uglier way.... love the interior tho lol


    I had a 2009 335i years ago, biggest issue's I ever had was the electronic water pump and the oil gasket leak. Thats all. Bought the car with 28k miles and drove it to 96k miles before I got rid of it. Car would be run with a mixture E85 at times and a JB4 "tune". So not too bad, I enjoyed it.


    Will say, the new car 50k warranty is the best I ever had with any car, they will change literally ANYTHING. I would get new windshield wipers every time it went for an oil change (got it with the car for 3 years, came out similar than doing it myself). There was some lil cosmetics with the car when I got it CPO, leather seat cracking, lights housing were slight yellow, steering wheel had peels, AC vents had two broken clips, etc. All was changed, no questions asked and was also given a loaner. Never had those issues duplicated again, guessing previous lease owner didnt take good care of it.
     
  8. DaleM

    DaleM T$45GOATMAGAMen Established Member SVTP OG 4 Life Single Barrel Sirs

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    A 650i with Dinan tune before Dinan abandoned ship. 1606495762490.jpeg

    OK Bozos, stop clowning around.
     
  9. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    So what does this have or provide that your mustang gt did not?
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  10. 909venm

    909venm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    An uglier front end lol good thing people make kits to adapt some of the older gen bumpers; At least for the M4.
     
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  11. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Lexus: Our goal is to have the most hideous front grill in the luxury segment.

    BMW: Hold my Schnitzel
     
  12. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    M4 M3 uses the same grill why would the aftermarket not fit the M3?


    It goes back to the old BMW...
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  13. Lambeau

    Lambeau Superfleck Moonbird nfl is dead goodell did it Established Member

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    Maskiere das Schnitzel!

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  14. IronSnake

    IronSnake Beers for the boys Established Member

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    Good god those grills are awful
     
  15. F8l Vnm

    F8l Vnm Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Congrats. Love the BMW 6 cylinder
     
  16. black99lightnin

    black99lightnin move along Established Member

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    Nice edsel


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  17. mysticsvt

    mysticsvt southernmustangandford Premium Member Established Member

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    It kinda looks like mustang that ran into a brick wall.
     
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  18. raustin0017

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    OP...it is a perfect ride! Until you drive an M-BMW no one understand how amazing the car is. Hope you enjoy it very much! I miss my 09 M3. It was a beast when I lived at Ramstein, Germany. House was only a few minutes from the autobahn. Loved every moment behind the wheel.
     
  19. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Some things are best left in the past.

    Also, I want to clarify that I'm not bagging OPs decisions. Nor am I doubting the capability and performance of the M4.

    I just cannot FATHOM how BMW exec's compared last years model to the new design and said "Yup, that looks way better".

    If Ford came out and said the S650 chassis is going to be inspired by the Mustang II design cues, I'd absolutely call a hideous mustang a hideous mustang.
     
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  20. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Congrats OP!
    Nice car. The front end is growing on me.
     

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