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I think this a well done video review. The reviewer is not the most objective I've seen but gives a lot of information.


Obviously he likes turbo cars so he doesn't talk much about turbo lag. But it compensate for all turbo haters out there...
 

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That was a decent review. He didn't say anything that I disagreed with or found issue.

The cross-shopping options are indeed odd for this car.

In my own case I am cross shopping against the BMW M240i instead of the Z4 and also the Mustang GT. I know on the surface that seems like some odd choices but if instead of using the soft top as the primary metric and focus on "sports car" it makes more sense.

I wouldn't consider the MX5 because of the NA engine (Bt/dt with an S2000) and I really don't like Subaru engines, especially the wheezy one in the FT86/BRZ so wouldn't consider that car.

I've been looking at used Caymans and 911s also. Putting one of those into a wall at a track day would suck because of Porsche prices on parts.

I keep coming back to the 124 just because the other cars will take more money to run for track days and such as they use up tires, pads and fluids at a faster rate. With the Fiat one may be able to make it out to track days more regularly - the other cars, maybe not. For me it's about having fun for intended purpose so...


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I think this a well done video review. The reviewer is not the most objective I've seen but gives a lot of information.

https://youtu.be/K3SF_ohi694

Obviously he likes turbo cars so he doesn't talk much about turbo lag. But it compensate for all turbo haters out there...
In my view Alex on Auto's does some of the reviews out there. He typicially also does seperate detailed reviews on the infotainment systems.
 

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That was a decent review. He didn't say anything that I disagreed with or found issue.

The cross-shopping options are indeed odd for this car.

In my own case I am cross shopping against the BMW M240i instead of the Z4 and also the Mustang GT. I know on the surface that seems like some odd choices but if instead of using the soft top as the primary metric and focus on "sports car" it makes more sense.

I wouldn't consider the MX5 because of the NA engine (Bt/dt with an S2000) and I really don't like Subaru engines, especially the wheezy one in the FT86/BRZ so wouldn't consider that car.

I've been looking at used Caymans and 911s also. Putting one of those into a wall at a track day would suck because of Porsche prices on parts.

I keep coming back to the 124 just because the other cars will take more money to run for track days and such as they use up tires, pads and fluids at a faster rate. With the Fiat one may be able to make it out to track days more regularly - the other cars, maybe not. For me it's about having fun for intended purpose so...


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I know I shouldn't try to convince you into a BMW, but have you driven the 230i MSport? I preferred it to the M240! It's a better balanced car in my opinion. And it's easily the most underrated car in BMW's entire line up. And whilst the ZF auto is great, you can factory order the 230i with a manual. It's probably, in spirit, the closest car in the line up to the original M3. I'd probably do it in a coupe rather than a soft top though. The rag top adds a lot of weight.
 

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Yeah, I was planning on driving both. The 228i got a good reviews before so I figured it would carry over with the refreshed cars.

Lots of guys in my local club are looking at / buying the M2.
 
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