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Old 04-04-2008, 01:27 AM   #76
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Every time I hear a friend say they are test diving the next "new" BMW I get jealous... They are such amazing cars..you will fall in love with them once you drive them so beware! Make SURE you take that thing around a good corner with no brakes at a reasonable speed and you will feel the way it hugs the corner..... and hugs you!! Awesome!

Maybe I need to trade up.. ;-)
If I get it, I'll be sure to post it somehow...although I said that about my wife's new camry and have yet to take a picture of it.
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west virginia????
Sorry meant VW lol, big difference.
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Sorry meant VW lol, big difference.
OOOOH...should have guessed that...my bad.
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Sorry meant VW lol, big difference.
not really, they are both German and have similar parts.. it's like Acura is to Honda as BMW is to VW..
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not really, they are both German and have similar parts.. it's like Acura is to Honda as BMW is to VW..
I agree with that, but I think Js was referring to the fact I said "WV" by accident, and he thought it was West Va.


Also BMWs have very little electronic failures and issues compared to VWs. Especially Jettas, which are known to give trouble about 40 or 80k, but I guess that wouldnt matter for Js if he is getting rid of ride every 3-5 years.
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If I get it, I'll be sure to post it somehow...although I said that about my wife's new camry and have yet to take a picture of it.
how big are you? i had a 325, and at 6'2", that car was way too small for a bigger guy.
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Hey J, this is a little off topic, but not really. I am looking into this as my next vehicle.
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not really, they are both German and have similar parts.. it's like Acura is to Honda as BMW is to VW..
No, Acura to Honda is not equal to BMW to VW. Honda and Acura have the same parent companies, while BMW and VW have different parent companies. A correct correlation would be Acura is to Honda what Audi is to VW.
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Hey J, this is a little off topic, but not really. I am looking into this as my next vehicle.
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Awesome car. Gotta get some pics up here if/when you get it.
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Awesome car. Gotta get some pics up here if/when you get it.
Shit, I got to sell the EVO first.
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I would like to defend New Mexico and El Paso. If you are any kind of outdoors men, New Mexico is for you. It isn't all desert, I live about a 2 hour drive from beautiful mountains. If you love skiing and snow boarding, NM is awesome. You like camping and fishing, NM is great! Hunting ? Everywhere. I live and go to school in Las Cruces and the cost living is cheap and schooling is cheap. You can buy a nice 4 bedroom house for 150,000. Juarez is close and fun. Bit of a drug war going on, but hey that's not going to stop me from rooting on the US women against Mexico! Anyway, the only bad thing is, like jsarno said, is that you have to travel long distances to get anywhere.

As far ad El Paso being high in crime, that inst accurate at all.
"The National Crime Prevention Council ranked El Paso as one of "Six Safer Cities" across the nation. In 2001, Money Magazine ranked El Paso as the 3rd safest city with a population of over 500,000 in the US. In the same category, the Christian Science Monitor rated El Paso No. 1 in 1999."
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I would like to defend New Mexico and El Paso. If you are any kind of outdoors men, New Mexico is for you. It isn't all desert, I live about a 2 hour drive from beautiful mountains. If you love skiing and snow boarding, NM is awesome. You like camping and fishing, NM is great! Hunting ? Everywhere. I live and go to school in Las Cruces and the cost living is cheap and schooling is cheap. You can buy a nice 4 bedroom house for 150,000. Juarez is close and fun. Bit of a drug war going on, but hey that's not going to stop me from rooting on the US women against Mexico! Anyway, the only bad thing is, like jsarno said, is that you have to travel long distances to get anywhere.

As far ad El Paso being high in crime, that inst accurate at all.
"The National Crime Prevention Council ranked El Paso as one of "Six Safer Cities" across the nation. In 2001, Money Magazine ranked El Paso as the 3rd safest city with a population of over 500,000 in the US. In the same category, the Christian Science Monitor rated El Paso No. 1 in 1999."
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Those numbers are a little unfair, because there is NOTHING outside of El Paso, while normal big cities have suburbs which means more people to inflate the numbers. For instance, Baltmore, Maryland has a similar population, but if you add in all the surrounding areas there are A LOT more people to do crime...by triple I'd wager. I lived in Billerica, MA which is 15 minutes northwest of Boston. If I went into Boston and committed a crime, their rate would go up even though I am not from there. There are NO towns outside of El Paso, it's in the middle of nowhere. So those numbers are not legit.
This is also the wrong time to be defending El Paso considering it's neighbor (juarez, mexico as you pointed out) just had 450 murders recently.
There is a reason people have bars on their windows, and it's not cause it's a safe city. Everyone that lives in these areas are fully aware of El Paso's issues...I know A LOT of people that live in Cruces simply cause they can't stand to live in El Paso due to crime. This is one time the numbers do not add up.

If you are a hunter, yes the outdoors in New Mexico is perfect for you.
ps- Ruidoso is not a great mountain...I like going up there, but often times (like this year) there just isn't enough snow there. You have to drive beyond Santa Fe (like Taos) to get to a good mountain. It's fun if you're not used to good mountains.
I actually like Cruces. Not a bad town. There is a lot more to do there. I like Northern New Mexico too. If you haven't been to Carlsbad, you can't really comment on it. Carlsbad is THE hottest town in all of New Mexico too. It rivals Phoenix during the summer...usually we are only 5 degrees less.
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Holy crap dude, that car STARTS at 56k doesn't it? If I had that kind of money, I'd be driving a vette.
Nice car, that's for sure, but that's waaaaay out of my price range.
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how big are you? i had a 325, and at 6'2", that car was way too small for a bigger guy.
I'm about 5'10" 250.
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Those numbers are a little unfair, because there is NOTHING outside of El Paso, while normal big cities have suburbs which means more people to inflate the numbers.
I pretty much totally disagree with you. Combined with Juarez, Mexico, the metropolitan area forms the largest population center on any international border in the world. About 2.2 million live in the area, with 700,000 residents in El Paso.

El Paso looks dirty and is poor, so I think it gets a bad rap. But that doesn't mean that it's riddled with crime.
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