|R-rated Bangle designed curves.|
Aston Martin Vanquish:
|Vanquish on the prowl.|
No need to worry about the early 3 liter twin turbo fuel pump issues, those have long been replaced under warranty after ruining at least one of each 335i owner's days. The market is so saturated with the award winning twin turbo BMW engine, especially in 3 series coupe, convertible, and 4 door trim levels, that you'll be able to configure the Beemer of your dreams straight out of the used car market. You like a red one with the M package and 18 inch wheels? I guarantee you there'll be 10 to choose from. This turbo-lag-less engine with its two stage turbo is an absolute peach, and because of it's incorporation in an array of BMW models from roadsters to tourings, it should be on everyone's list of future car considerations. My ideal 2007 335i Coupe with red leather seats costs a mere 25 thousand, and I'm sure you can find a few around the 20 grand mark if you're not too picky about trim levels or driving a four door. Cars.com 2007 335i Coupe
|A wonderful addition to any garage.|
For the mechanics at Ferrari to be able to work on the engine it'll need to be lifted out, and therefore the annual service bill is not for the faint of heart. But once it's up and running and you're persuading the shifter in to the next clickety gate, listening to it's V8 howl, and staring down the 90's instrument cluster, it'll all be justifiable. The sheer ridiculousness of taking apart your car for each oil change will only be a distant worry as you think back about the Miami Vice guys in their Testarossa and Magnum P.I. in his 328GTS all having stared at that same prancing horse. Just don't pick one in a flashy color, stay under the radar and choose a black on black, or a grey one with a red interior. You wont be making anyone jealous at the Ferrari meet but I guarantee it that you'll have more fun than the the 19 year old in his matte grey dual-clutch 458 Italia hitting the rev limiter in 1st gear down sunset. Blue OBO 355
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