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      08-05-2018, 07:52 AM   #1
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I finally got to see the car in person and decided to keep my current M2. Thought I'd post up a few shots that I took of the two cars side by side.



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The total package isn't enough to sway me. Maybe if it was manual. Otherwise, I really dislike the blue seat inserts, wheels, taillights and digital gauges. Quickfit harnesses won't work on the new seats either.
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The total package isn't enough to sway me. Maybe if it was manual. Otherwise, I really dislike the blue seat inserts, wheels, taillights and digital gauges. Quickfit harnesses won't work on the new seats either.
The M2 just looks better in these pics IMO. It would not sway me to change cars either! I hear you on the manual, I've made that mistake in the past too!
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The total package isn't enough to sway me. Maybe if it was manual. Otherwise, I really dislike the blue seat inserts, wheels, taillights and digital gauges. Quickfit harnesses won't work on the new seats either.
I've seen many occasions where the Quickfit harnesses are not permitted by tech inspect for these cars. The F-Series cars and seats (including the M2) are not certified for their use.
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Weighing the financial cost of upgrading vs the potential of a better-sounding S58 and individual-eligible (extended Merino leather option??) for next-gen convinced me to hold on to the current model.
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Difficult to make a real opinion based just on cosmetics if you have not driven it ...
The biggest change is the engine revving higher and also the reduced turbo lag.
That being said financially I guess it's not worth as you own already a M2 (unless you have cash falling from the sky)
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Difficult to make a real opinion based just on cosmetics if you have not driven it ...
The biggest change is the engine revving higher and also the reduced turbo lag.
That being said financially I guess it's not worth as you own already a M2 (unless you have cash falling from the sky)
Yeah I mean the assumption here is that it's got more punch and power. That being said, I'm not out driving the base M2 on the track yet anyway. While performance matters, the total package simply doesn't sway me enough to lose that much money on the trade. I'd rather put that towards a second car. If I didn't have an M2 then it would be an entirely different story.
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Difficult to make a real opinion based just on cosmetics if you have not driven it ...
The biggest change is the engine revving higher and also the reduced turbo lag.
That being said financially I guess it's not worth as you own already a M2 (unless you have cash falling from the sky)
Yeah I mean the assumption here is that it's got more punch and power. That being said, I'm not out driving the base M2 on the track yet anyway. While performance matters, the total package simply doesn't sway me enough to lose that much money on the trade. I'd rather put that towards a second car. If I didn't have an M2 then it would be an entirely different story.
Totally understandable ! I suppose I would do the same in your situation ...
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I actually prefer the front bumper of the original. I keep hearing turbo lag being mentioned as if it's a huge problem but it's so minimal that the M2 almost feels like naturally aspirated... having said that, it's a super easy fix with a high flow or catless downpipe which frees up more power, makes a kickass exhaust note even better, and improves turbo. Definitely keeping my M2 until the next generation which hopefully has the S58 or a GT4/GT3.
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I actually prefer the front bumper of the original. I keep hearing turbo lag being mentioned as if it's a huge problem but it's so minimal that the M2 almost feels like naturally aspirated... having said that, it's a super easy fix with a high flow or catless downpipe which frees up more power, makes a kickass exhaust note even better, and improves turbo.
I have a fabspeed sport cat. People think I have an entire exhaust system installed. Sounds awesome and gave the car an extra kick!
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Side by side I don't like the new wheels at all.....I have an HS on order, what to do....
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I actually prefer the front bumper of the original. I keep hearing turbo lag being mentioned as if it's a huge problem but it's so minimal that the M2 almost feels like naturally aspirated... having said that, it's a super easy fix with a high flow or catless downpipe which frees up more power, makes a kickass exhaust note even better, and improves turbo.
I have a fabspeed sport cat. People think I have an entire exhaust system installed. Sounds awesome and gave the car an extra kick!
Agreed. The sport cat should be a mandatory mod for all M2s.
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I have a fabspeed sport cat. People think I have an entire exhaust system installed. Sounds awesome and gave the car an extra kick!

OP, I would make exactly the same choice as you, were I in your shoes. Given that you've already modded, and you're already driving an awesome car, why take such a big financial hit for small changes, unless, as Snoopy92 says above "you have cash falling from the sky" (which, it sounds like some board members do!)

Honestly, all of you who have M2's are so lucky to be in a position to have to decide whether to upgrade or not. It means that you've already been driving a truly awesome car, and have to decide whether or not to buy a newer, slightly different awesome car! Schmucks like me didn't even know about the M2 until very recently (I've been living under a rock), and so have been deprived of the driving experience all this time!
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Side by side I don't like the new wheels at all.....I have an HS on order, what to do....
I'd ask the dealer to swap wheels at delivery. They're not gonna refuse a trade with new wheels and tires. That's what I was going to do. He didn't even argue. Heh.
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I have a fabspeed sport cat. People think I have an entire exhaust system installed. Sounds awesome and gave the car an extra kick!

OP, I would make exactly the same choice as you, were I in your shoes. Given that you've already modded, and you're already driving an awesome car, why take such a big financial hit for small changes, unless, as Snoopy92 says above "you have cash falling from the sky" (which, it sounds like some board members do!)

Honestly, all of you who have M2's are so lucky to be in a position to have to decide whether to upgrade or not. It means that you've already been driving a truly awesome car, and have to decide whether or not to buy a newer, slightly different awesome car! Schmucks like me didn't even know about the M2 until very recently (I've been living under a rock), and so have been deprived of the driving experience all this time!
Even if you do have cash falling out of the sky, why toss money away ? You don't get rich by doing that. I'm sure some people don't care about losing 10-20k.

I'm glad you've finally discovered the M2. Maybe you should change your name to captain not so obvious.
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I'd ask the dealer to swap wheels at delivery. They're not gonna refuse a trade with new wheels and tires. That's what I was going to do. He didn't even argue. Heh.
I'd love to get the 763 wheels, but, there should be some price offset if I'm giving them back brand new wheels....did they do that for you?
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OP, I would make exactly the same choice as you, were I in your shoes. Given that you've already modded, and you're already driving an awesome car, why take such a big financial hit for small changes, unless, as Snoopy92 says above "you have cash falling from the sky" (which, it sounds like some board members do!)

Honestly, all of you who have M2's are so lucky to be in a position to have to decide whether to upgrade or not. It means that you've already been driving a truly awesome car, and have to decide whether or not to buy a newer, slightly different awesome car! Schmucks like me didn't even know about the M2 until very recently (I've been living under a rock), and so have been deprived of the driving experience all this time!
It's never too late! And now you can probably grab a nicely used original M2 at a good price!! Mine goes on the block in 2 months...
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The total package isn't enough to sway me.
Same here. Saw the M2C in person few days ago and it just didn't excite me the same way when i first saw the OG M2. Good call keeping it
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I like your thinking... I would have done the same if my M2 was still in my garage. It would have saved me the difference price I could have used for all the mods making my M2 a better car.

Pity I found out too late that the differences are too small to get a whole new car. It is what it is... Now let's throw money at the M2C.

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Glad you were able to decide finally!

It's always going to be a personal decision. Could be aesthetics like you described. For others it will just not make sense financially.

For others like me I won't even need to see or drive the car to want the new power plant because I do plan to mod it.

I traded mine without even seeing the car and all the numbers worked perfectly.
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Glad you were able to decide finally!

It's always going to be a personal decision. Could be aesthetics like you described. For others it will just not make sense financially.

For others like me I won't event need to see or drive the car to want the new power plant because I do plan to mod it.

I traded mine without even seeing the car and all the numbers worked perfectly.
Yeah. Worst case, I get a good deal on a 2020. The dealer marked up my car as soon as I released it back to them- 8k.
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