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#1 Nyc f82

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:07 PM

Hey guys current f82 BMW M4 owner here, as much as I love this car and fun it is to drive (FBO) I have really been considering switching over to a gtr. I would like to hear any input you guys have as owners.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:31 PM

Gtr looks better

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:38 PM

i had an f80 about 2 years ago and while it was a great car, it was very traction limited. To me the gtr sacrifices some refinement for performance and im ok with that



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:47 PM

M4 is nice and fast but gtr is kinda in different league. I've been really stupid with my income the past 20 years and just can't get enough car fun until I got gtr. I've had the civics / integral type r, evos & wrx, modded rx7 (still have access to it sold to my neighbor) then had c63 amg then ctsv. Each round of my car growth I have noticed big jumps in awesomeness. The evos and wrx were ten times more fun than hondas, the c63 and ctsv were another big jump over evos but the gtr is another jump over them. My v was modded too with 595whp and still the gtr gives me more willies than my v. I would put the m3/m4 in the same class as the amg & ctsv so going to gtr will be big upgrade in smiles per mile. You won't be disappointed

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:38 PM

Take the plunge....

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:40 PM

Do it!!!

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

The M4 is plenty quick for most. The interior, heads up display, 360 deg parking cameras and sensors, and the way the car feels planted in corners are nice. The GTR is a different animal all together. Test drive one. Or find an owner that will let you feel the launch. What it sacrifices in creature comforts is well worth the performance.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 06:52 PM

It's a good upgrade, go for it!
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:36 PM

How is the reliability of these cars and maintenance? I would be looking for a 2013 and up

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:41 PM

Hey guys current f82 BMW M4 owner here, as much as I love this car and fun it is to drive (FBO) I have really been considering switching over to a gtr. I would like to hear any input you guys have as owners.

 

Same here, F80 M3 and am seriously considering getting a 17 GTR, some of the lack of features on GTR make me hesitate a little like the heads up display(one of the best features for me).... Hmmmmm.. decisions decisions



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:46 PM

How is the reliability of these cars and maintenance? I would be looking for a 2013 and up

gtr is much more reliable.



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:57 PM

Have you owned both? That's sounds hard to believe that it's much more reliable since the new M3s and M4s have been virtually issue free and proven to be reliable cars up to now. Just not looking to get into a headache, I heard stay away from 2013 and older.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:20 PM

I've never owned an M car, just a 535 so no clue on comparison

I have a base 2016 GTR with 6k miles

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Interior noise is not a major issue nor is the ride as rough as perceived by biased early reviewers

The interior is to be ignored, if it doesn't rattle, except having both an actual hand brake lever and push button start is uncommon 

The tramlining and maintenance needs are big drawbacks IMO

All season capable, no problems at all

Huge plus is the ease of modding, it'll be my first turbo upgrade in a long line turbo'd cars

Not only would I get another GTR in the future, I would also go Japanese over German/Italian/Brit if possible



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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

I'm a BMW M freak.

I've currently got a mint e60 M5 that I absolutely love. Have had e92 M3s, e63 M6s, etc So I know how you feel.

Do it though. GTR is just leagues above performance wise
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:52 PM

Gtr is very reliable and aside from a $2k trans oil change every 36,000 miles it's no more costly than any other sports car that comes with expensive summer tires to maintain.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

Gtr is very reliable and aside from a $2k trans oil change every 36,000 miles it's no more costly than any other sports car that comes with expensive summer tires to maintain.


My trans/diff oil change was under $900 with labor. 10 bottles oem trans fluid $500(ebay), 3 Motul diff fluid $75 (amazon), $20 in washers (dealership), $280 labor (Cobb SoCal).

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 01:17 AM

It has nothing to do with the maintenance costs on this car. Routine maintenance isn't bad except for brakes.

It's when something else breaks. You don't go on Evo forums anymore and get trans for $2K... same with other components
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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:17 AM

If you're not all about performance, I have two words of advice - eye ate.

 

 

 

 

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:10 PM

I've had both. I traded my M4 for a Jaguar F-Type R and kept the GTR, which I've had for over 5 yrs. It still puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. The M4 was nice, but the traction was a real problem that limited the fun.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 05:39 PM

Let an FBO E85 GTR take you for a spin and I promise there will be no looking back.... I had an E90 M3 and that's what happened to me... ha
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