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Thread: Is the ZHP the best daily driver?

  1. #21
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    The ZHP is my DD for rain. The 550i is the nice day DD.

    Mainly cause the ZHP is not black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    My favorite piped in sound story was when @sockethead found out that the M2 was piping in highway drone through the speakers lol
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  3. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    My favorite piped in sound story was when @sockethead found out that the M2 was piping in highway drone through the speakers lol
    That is hilarious! I agree, electric cars are akin to watching a silent movie. It's not as invigorating when driving spirited, but the silence is welcomed when commuting in traffic.

    As for the original topic, I think BMW did a great job with the e46 and it makes for a great DD.
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    This. 2020 Model S. 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, over 600 mile range, 250+ mph.

    https://www.tesla.com/roadster

    I dig the ZHP though for sure. Test drove a bunch of MB, Audi, etc..... Nothing really compared to e46. As many have said, I just couldn't put my finger on it. Even the e91 we purchased was numb (comparatively), but we couldn't find a clean e46, and we weren't looking for a project.

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    ^ FYI. E91 is touring, E90 is sedan.
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    Wow. That Tesla... One please!

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    I'll take one...of each.

  8. #28
    Quote Originally Posted by Reasoned1 View Post
    I'm curious to know what makes your Model 3 a better DD than your E46. Exactly what E46 did you have?
    Obviously not my cup of tea, but, regardless of what e46 he had:
    -never having to go to a gas station
    -autopilot when you hit a traffic jam and don't feel like driving
    -acceleration
    -vastly decreased maintenance requirements
    -MUCH safer

    Current Cars: 2005 IR/IR M3, 2001 LMB/blk M5, 2003 530i 5mt, 04 M3 wagon (with ZHP interior and exterior trimmings)
    Past cars: 04 M3, 96 M3, S50B32 e36 M3 CM race car, 6mt NA RWD e91

  9. #29
    Just about any E46 makes a good daily, especially if it has a 3.0L and a manual transmission. I don't like electric cars and I don't think I ever will. I enjoy fixing my car and maintaining it... owning something new and maintenance-free is boring IMO. My girlfriend has a Hyundai Elantra that she bought new a few years back and it's a miserable, soulless pile that never needs anything and never does anything beyond taking you from point A to point B.

    I'll keep driving old BMW's every single day for as long as I can. Life's too short to drive a boring car on any day of the week.
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    I’m skeptical of the “maintenance-free” claims.
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