Date: 21 Jun 2004 14:12:40 -0700
From: (Andrew Thomas)
Subject: Re: BMW or Saab Convertible

David Taylor <> wrote in message news:<>... > > say that I would never buy another Saab, but have already pre-ordered the M4 > > convertible (whenever it may arrive> > > Saabs are great cars, but the Beemer has just got that extra refinement in > > every category. > > I thought that on the BMW you had to add a radio as it's not standard > fitment? A radio has been standard fitment in a BMW for years now (although that still doesn't excuse the niggardly past behaviour of importers). Since 1998 the radios of all BMWs bar the Zs have been built into the dash; and by that time, even European importers were so kind as to specify radios as standard in the Z3 roadster and coupe. > Bear in mind too that he has 12,000 to spend, that's hardly going to bag > a new M4 or a 9-5 Aero is it? It will also get a 320i, 323i or 328i convertible quite easily, although with higher mileages of course. The new coupe will most likely be a 3 series, just as it was with the E30 and E36, and the M variant will retain the M3 badge. I remember this same argument well from 1992 and 1999 :).

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