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Thread: The ZHP is Timeless!

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    The ZHP is Timeless!

    Amazing that people are still taking about this car a decade later...

    https://gearpatrol.com/2019/01/12/af...-bmw-330i-zhp/
    -Chris


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    Nice article. Agree with all he says except that it's near the performance of the M3. Near is subjective, but that is a bit of a stretch to me. If they mean it's not enough of a difference to DD the M3 over the ZHP, I would agree. Thanks for posting the article. Love 'em.

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    that article nails exactly why i love my zhp.....and why i don't feel the need to switch to a samsung lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Nice article. Agree with all he says except that it's near the performance of the M3. Near is subjective, but that is a bit of a stretch to me. If they mean it's not enough of a difference to DD the M3 over the ZHP, I would agree. Thanks for posting the article. Love 'em.
    Have you driven an M3? Horsepower aside, Iíve always wanted to hear how much of a performance difference there is between the M3 and a ZHP from someone who has driven both. Iíve owned a couple of very quick cars (a Ď91 Corvette ZR-1 and a heavily modified, mostly tracked Ď90 Mustang) and I have to say the ZHP is very close to the handling of those cars. Iíve never driven an M3 but I feel like the ZHP must be really close in performance. (Again - ignoring the horsepower difference.)
    -Chris


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    I wouldn't say timeless. I like the BMW Kool aid but not enough to say timeless lol. Good article but I agree with Jon.

    There's a touch of fandom in it. The ZHP is a fantastic daily that easily doubles as a performance car. But like Jon said, near is subjective.

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    -Ben

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    Beat me to the post! All I know is that I'm enjoying the ride and plan on keeping mine for the long run. We'll see what the future market decides.

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    Article is pretty good and I also surprised to hear that new articles are coming out about ZHP. The only thing author was wrong is production years for sedan and coupe.

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    Suspension part is wrong. ZHP has the same shocks and sways as ZSP

    ZHP is a very fun daily driver. Same with the E92 335is. Same with the F22 M240i. Most likely the new G20 M340i too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornercarver View Post
    Have you driven an M3? Horsepower aside, Iíve always wanted to hear how much of a performance difference there is between the M3 and a ZHP from someone who has driven both. Iíve owned a couple of very quick cars (a Ď91 Corvette ZR-1 and a heavily modified, mostly tracked Ď90 Mustang) and I have to say the ZHP is very close to the handling of those cars. Iíve never driven an M3 but I feel like the ZHP must be really close in performance. (Again - ignoring the horsepower difference.)
    I have driven an M3. Night and day as far as acceleration and feel. Not close, M3 pulls hard throughout. They are different cars, with different purposes. That doesn't mean better or worse, just different.

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    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
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    I am an original owner of a 2004 ZHP. 140K miles and going strong.

    Buying all parts from FCPEuro so I donít have to buy them again (Install yes, but buy again, no)

    I love the car. How it looks, how it handles and how relatively reliable it is. Yeah, replaced the alternator, fuel pump and cooling system, but after 15 years, itís not too bad.

    Next car will be an EV. I am hoping that this baby will go 3-4 more years without any serious repair costs and then will make the switch away from ICE to EV.


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