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    what do you think swap my Coupe for old CS orCSL

    do you think thats a fair swap. I've seen enough of this high tech circuitry on my coupe to make me rethink is it worth it....

    an old 70's era CS was a very nice nimble car too,... just .put a set of 6 webers/ cam, on that car and lower the suspension/stiffen it up and I see a real nice daily driver vehicle here.

    The CSL (aluminum body) was 385HP if I recall.(daily driver)


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    tough compare for me

    The more modern suspensions work so well (even if our Coupes are somewhat frankenstein with the E30 trailing arms).

    But, I miss my old '69 1600. Light, nimble, underpowered. ...and with the right mods became quite the go-kart. :D
    A CS(esp. L!) would be totally collectible. I'd worry about *any* damage. They're rare. Besides, cost of repair will go up due to parts avail. So I might not make full use of it. Even as a DD.

    I feel the tug of old-school too. But, I've spent lots of weekends greased to the elbows, in the day...
    So, a more set-it-and-forget mode with the Coupe is attractive.
    Remember, our Coupes *are* a bit retro from current design aspect - simple gauges, no iDrive, etc. I'll keep mine.

    As I said, I miss the 1600.
    Would be nice to have both. Wouldn't it? :)
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    Rehad a 1969....2002 so I know wha your saying

    i like the go-cart feel a lot, It takes driving a car to a entertainement level. And I need that...given the attention span I have... it keeps me on my toes and alert...it becomes a fun way to drive to a destination.

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    Re: Rehad a 1969....2002 so I know wha your saying

    Yep. the 1600 had a 2002 motor (I rebuilt), kept the 4:11 rear, full headers and SuperSprint, 22mm sway bars, Bilsteins, +1 Borranis (steel), Vredesteins. Wish I'd had the $$ to do a ti version (either Webers or Solexes - side-draft, of course).

    Topped out at 105mph, but not for lack of power. It'd chirp all 4 gears. ;)
    That ride was painful, but made me grin.
    Ah, those were the days.

    That experience is why I have the Coupe now - and won't let it go.
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    Both beautiful cars,If you go with the next

    generation ,E24 maybe you could do both .The 6 is a lot less to get into and less to keep going.The CS,CSL, and E24 are highway touring cars.The coupe is a back road screamer.Different drives,both fun .You can get a nice 6 on the cheep and keep the coupe. Also a nice E30 si is a great car.Cheep and in its own way more all around fun then both.The coupe is the most difficult to get in and out of,and at my age that ultimately will be the decision maker.So bottom line unless you are getten old ,like me,I think you will miss the coupe.Its personality is the most distinct.You cannot replace it .Good luck.

    PS how you keeping the carbs tuned in the CSL ?
    PSS I would not say the CS and CSL are nimble vs the coupe they are 70"s nimble.

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    Re: what do you think swap my Coupe for old CS orC

    the big coupe is a gorgeous car.....

    but not a DD....like mentioned, the CSL is uber rare....reliability...rust etc....nimble?...I dont think thats the word Id use...a 1600 or an 02..that is nimble

    ventilation is horrible also....

    hey I love me some vintage rides...I have a 70 911T and a 72 02....nothing beats ol skool!..nothing I say........but a DD...no way.

    And I agree (as stated), the z coupe has alot of vintage in her...... feel..her look etc....but its modern reliable.....plug and play...thats why I bought her 127 k miles ago.

    Find a vintage ride that allows you to keep the coupe!

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    155,000 on mine


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    your right on all your points mentioned


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    the identical reason I have my coupe

    and been running with BMW's since my first one back in 1972 the 1969 2002 (head planed down and oputting out 218lbs compression on all four.) Koni shocks, Webers, BBS rims,Pirreli's ****** tires.

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