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TT's are coming; no power; no softtop - yet (archive)

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Posted by Kevin ///M on September 22, 1998 at 14:10:55:

In Reply to: The TT's are coming! Oh my! Oh my! (A meta-poll) posted by Josh P on September 22, 1998 at 13:07:05:

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: Is it THE NEXT thing? Will we be eclipsed by that shiny quartet of rings?

Personally, I'd be more worried about the S version of the Boxster (if they ever get it together).

The Z won't be eclipsed. At least not until they come out with the convertible version.

: Will our interior...look inferior?

Frankly the BMW interior already is inferior to the new Audi's. My A4's interior is made of extremely high quality materials, compared to my MZ3, which is like a cartoon. Don't get me wrong - I like cartoon's too. That's why I bought it.

IMO, both cars are far superior to the quality of plastic s*** they are now using inside the new MB sedans.

: And, like the starkmarket that all our lives have become, is it time to buy, sell, or hold?

Who cares? I love my Z. I'm not in this for the investment. I'm in it to rip around and have fun!

If we were looking at investments, I doubt very much that many of us would consider the Z3 one of our wiser choices.

Although, if someone's looking for uniqueness, I'd say they probably should consider any of the new roadster's that are coming out. The Z3 has been around a while. As with any model, they are not the most common car, but they don't hold that same eye-popping appeal they did when first introduced.

One day, even Ian will have to admit that the new Honda isn't the most wild and unique sweet thang on the road :)

: (And am I selling the Z short?)

I think so. The TT will not have the power until they come out with their 225hp (or whatever it is, it's around 225) version. Until then, it's just another pretty car / squashed beetle (depending on your opinion).

I must admit though. I've been lusting after the TT since the concept car was introduced. For me - if they come out with a fun-to-drive high-powered version with Quattro, then I'm afraid I'd probably go for it - Unless BMW did an AWD version of the MZ3 - then I'd spring for the hardtop and drive it year-round.

Up here, I've got this nasty snow problem to deal with. That's why I've got the A4.

My dream would be a car like the MZ3, but with AWD. I know, I know... I wouldn't be able to smoke 'em up at the lights anymore and I'd give up handling and blah, blah, blah. But it's a hellava lot cheaper than being able to drive the MZ3 for less than five months of the year.

: Please note: I shall hold MY opinon in abeyance, until a nice, long thread has developed. Only then will I pontificate on The Z, the T, and what it all means to you and me.

: Josh P
: 98 2.8 Black & Tan, Baby!




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