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      03-24-2018, 03:09 PM   #23
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I am on the cusp of ordering an M2 (there's finally one I can test drive at a dealership). I'm in Pembroke, MA (south Shore). I was wondering who locally might have various exhaust mods - I'd love to hear some in person (MPE, Dinan, etc).

Also, if I go through with it (I'm having trouble parting from my Dinan 135), it will become my daily driver.
How would you guys rate its usability as a DD on the local roads?

For reference, I'm coming from a 135 M-Sport, which while surely not as stiff as the M2, can be pretty rough on New England roads, but I've grown used to it.
Hey Cav, good luck with your imminent purchase.

I don't have an aftermarket catback or MPE but I do have a Fabspeed sport cat, which I believe sounds amazing. It has a deeper tone and sounds loud enough from the inside and outside the car. I would recommend to get the car, then get the cat, and then decide then whether to get a catback exhaust.

The M2 is a bit stiff. Definitely less compliant than my previous C7 Corvette and 987 Boxster. I would say it's doable as a daily driver because I am doing it. Then again I don't have a bad hip or any physical hindrance so maybe I am ignorant to certain considerations. Downsizing to 18 inch wheels and getting higher profile tires is always an option if you find the ride to be too rough.
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      03-24-2018, 07:34 PM   #24
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Hi all,
I am on the cusp of ordering an M2 (there's finally one I can test drive at a dealership). I'm in Pembroke, MA (south Shore). I was wondering who locally might have various exhaust mods - I'd love to hear some in person (MPE, Dinan, etc).

Also, if I go through with it (I'm having trouble parting from my Dinan 135), it will become my daily driver.
How would you guys rate its usability as a DD on the local roads?

For reference, I'm coming from a 135 M-Sport, which while surely not as stiff as the M2, can be pretty rough on New England roads, but I've grown used to it.
Can't offer advise on exhaust as mine is stock, but living in Marshfield I can say I find it drives well for a DD. Some secondary roads that are in very bad shape, and have not been resurfaced in 50 years,I will avoid if possible.
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      03-24-2018, 09:11 PM   #25
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I have the mpe with the fabspeed catted dp and I think it sounds great the only downside is a bit of drone on the highway but it's all subjective
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      03-25-2018, 03:36 PM   #26
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So I test drove yesterday.
Very impressed with road manners. I expected a jarring ride over local bumps, but in all honesty, I didn't feel that it was noticeably worse than my 135.

Now I have to see if it makes sense to pul the trigger. There is no other car on the market that interests me, so it's either get an M2 or keep my 135 and put some more mods on it to rekindle the love affair (I do love my 135).

I know for a lot of M2 owners, the $$ isn't an issue, but it may be one for me. It's kind of a case where I CAN afford it, but the question is do I WANT to (I might have to make some cutbacks on discretionary fun money spending).
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      04-03-2018, 10:34 PM   #27
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      04-03-2018, 10:37 PM   #28
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I am a fairly new owner of an M2 I am in The Boston area as well.

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      04-09-2018, 06:23 AM   #29
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Got the M2 out this weekend and a little last week. This week looks good (no snow). At 12kmi going to 22k between now and fall. Love this car!! Anyone one in Maine let me know, I did see another in the Portland area??
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      05-13-2018, 06:41 PM   #30
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Moved to Salem in December and going home in two weeks to take my girl out of hibernation. Will be headed to NE and adding to the mix in June...'17 LBB 6MT

Always down for a stroll...let me know if you put something together.
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Moved to Salem in December and going home in two weeks to take my girl out of hibernation. Will be headed to NE and adding to the mix in June...'17 LBB 6MT

Always down for a stroll...let me know if you put something together.
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      02-11-2019, 10:17 PM   #32
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Hello,

Just came back to the BMW family after 3 years. My 2018 M2 MG 6MT should be delivered Wednesday. Bought a new leftover from a dealer in CA. I live in Boston and hope to see you all on the road and at local events!

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      02-13-2019, 02:54 PM   #33
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Not sure why the forum doesn't include CT as part of New England, but unless something changes at the last minute, I should be bring a 2018 BSM 6MT back from NJ this weekend.
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      02-13-2019, 10:37 PM   #34
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Not sure why the forum doesn't include CT as part of New England, but unless something changes at the last minute, I should be bring a 2018 BSM 6MT back from NJ this weekend.
Which dealer did you pick it from? I believe I looked at that car before getting mine. Congrats by the way!!
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Which dealer did you pick it from? I believe I looked at that car before getting mine. Congrats by the way!!
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      02-14-2019, 10:59 AM   #36
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Bridgewater, NJ
Yup, that's the one. May you drive it in good health and hope to see you on the road!
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      02-14-2019, 02:48 PM   #37
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Yup, that's the one. May you drive it in good health and hope to see you on the road!
Did you choose against it purely for color reasons or was there something else?
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      02-14-2019, 03:15 PM   #38
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Did you choose against it purely for color reasons or was there something else?
Purely color otherwise it had everything I wanted. It was last on my list
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I still don't know whether I prefer MG or BSM, but I definitely don't dislike either. Didn't have much of a choice either. the only new 18 MG I can find is in CA (and doens't have exec package) and I seem to be buying the only BSM left in the country tomorrow - and there's a certain pride in that
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I still don't know whether I prefer MG or BSM, but I definitely don't dislike either. Didn't have much of a choice either. the only new 18 MG I can find is in CA (and doens't have exec package) and I seem to be buying the only BSM left in the country tomorrow - and there's a certain pride in that
Definitely. I got mine from CA (BMW of Santa Maria). They used to have two of them but the other was AT. There was one other dealer but he didnít want to deal with the hassle of transporting the car over to East Coast. Pretty stupid reaction for a vehicle that has been sitting on his lot for almost a year...
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I still don't know whether I prefer MG or BSM, but I definitely don't dislike either. Didn't have much of a choice either. the only new 18 MG I can find is in CA (and doens't have exec package) and I seem to be buying the only BSM left in the country tomorrow - and there's a certain pride in that
Don't forget to post some pics when you pick her up. Here is a thread about mine https://www.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh...php?p=24355670 And have fun on the drive back!
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      02-17-2019, 04:46 PM   #42
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Only got decent ones at the dealer. As expected, after 3 hours on the road, it's already dusty and salty. tried to get a few at home but the yard is too icy to walk on for a good angle. All the pics i took have weird wide angle lens distortion

Can't wait for it to be broken in and the weather to be a little nicer to really appreciate it.



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Only got decent ones at the dealer. As expected, after 3 hours on the road, it's already dusty and salty. tried to get a few at home but the yard is too icy to walk on for a good angle. All the pics i took have weird wide angle lens distortion

Can't wait for it to be broken in and the weather to be a little nicer to really appreciate it.



Looking good, congrats again!
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      02-28-2019, 01:21 PM   #44
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I'm in Weymouth, MA. Had my 2017 AW 6MT since last June and I love it. Currently looking forward to nicer weather.
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