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Don't buy 1.9 (archive)

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Posted by ALEX on February 09, 2000 at 17:37:17:

In Reply to: Re: 1.9 vs 2.8....................... (long reply) posted by bmv on February 09, 2000 at 14:49:52:

I owned the 1.9, and have currently moved into a 2.3. WOW! The 1.9 is slow, and does not handle "better". I tracked both cars and had considerably faster times in 2.3. Wider rear track makes torque slides loads of fun, whereas in the 1.9 it was imposible. Anyways the miata handles much better than the 1.9 z3, if you want less power go with that. The 1.9 was my dream car in high school, it was an impulse buy because i loved the looks, sadly enough i got tired of it because it was a slug on the road. Go with the 6 cylinder! There is a reason why BMW killed production in the US of the 4 banger. Essentially there is no performance difference in 2.5/2.8, so subtle that BMW is forced to up 2.8-->3.0 to make difference price worthy. My advice, having owned both, is get the 6 cylinder. I am able to keep up with my brothers s2000, sure he slowly pulls away top end, he would embaress me in the 1.9. GET THE 6!!!! NOT EVEN A HARD CHOICE REALLY

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