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Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Scituate, MA USA
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Hi - I've got 16K miles on mine. Gas mileage is around 18 mpg on the highway, 12-14 mpg if I drive it kind of aggressive around town. The size of the gas tank is the biggest issue, it's just small.
I've had no mechanical issues, have autocrossed and open tracked the car a couple of times and it does okay for a big car. You won't get the low end torque you are used to with the Cobra, but when you get the revs up, it flys. It's an easy car to drive in traffic, and the shifter is actually pretty good for a BMW.
BTW, I have a 97 Cobra 'vert.........love it.
Good luck with your choice!
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