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i was at the bmw dealership today as couple of my pals order their X3s.

at the Open Road BMW in Jersey, they had a gorgeous red M3 showcased by the entrance.

i heard a lot of praises for this car (mainly from Jeremy Clarkson) and always wanted to drive it. so i took her out for a spin with a senior mechanic.

this dude was awesome enough to show me some twisties near by and gave me the chance to let her rip.

this is one bad ass car! i had the tail kick out at couple of times but it provided tons of grip confidence and feedback. and the acceleration is just SICK.



one thing though, after riding crotch rockets, the sensation i got from my m3 was just...mediocre. it felt like having sex with the condom on. its a $75k piece of machinery that will never be as fun as a $10k sportbike.

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Ive always liked the M3 series, but could never come to terms on the price for it.

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I have a buddy in Cali with an M3. I'll take my 9 year old CBR, thanks.

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And you didn't take a pic of the senior mechanics scope?
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Yep, cars are nice but just don't do it for me either anymore. Maybe when I get too old to physically ride I will gravitate back to them. Even without price being an issue bikes provide more of a adrenaline surge. Now if I was super rich of course I would have a few hot cars to use for those days I just didn't feel like riding.

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I think I'd give up my bike for that ride, but my 335 is plenty of fun for a cage.
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Ive always liked the M3 series, but could never come to terms on the price for it.
+1. The fact that it's more than a 5 series confuses me. Pricing should never go over the model above it.




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M3's are awesome. I drove an e46 M3 for 5 years, but decided to take a break and see how the reliability of the new E90's shakes out. If all goes well, this is is definately going on the short-list in the next year or two

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+1. The fact that it's more than a 5 series confuses me. Pricing should never go over the model above it.
you got's to compare apples to apples. M5 is an extra 25G's

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M3's are awesome. I drove an e46 M3 for 5 years, but decided to take a break and see how the reliability of the new E90's shakes out. If all goes well, this is is definately going on the short-list in the next year or two
For a vehicle like this, the best thing to do is to lease it and beat the shit out of it. Right now, BMW is offering FREE maintenance (oil changes, brakes, etc) for up to 4 years. A damn good deal.
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NIce cars that is for sure. Personally, I'd rather drive an M5.

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audi s5 if for year round driving.
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I agree with the Audi. My 98.5 A4 is still a blast to drive year round, and because it has the 1.8t the modification list is constantly growing
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i dunno, i drove mine all year round. Put winter tires on, and its like a tank, but 4wd does help.

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i dunno, i drove mine all year round. Put winter tires on, and its like a tank, but 4wd does help.
It's called a 335 XDrive
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It's called a 335 XDrive
lol, i agree it's amazing the new 335 pretty much has the same Power to weight ratio as the old e46 m3 plus 4wd is a huge help.

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The E46 M3 looked so fucking fly. The new one not so much.

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The E46 M3 looked so fucking fly. The new one not so much.
it grew on me. besides really digging the V8. one problem with E46: the old straight six just did not produce enough tourque. you had to rev the shit out of it to really get it going.

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it grew on me. besides really digging the V8. one problem with E46: the old straight six just did not produce enough tourque. you had to rev the shit out of it to really get it going.
mine felt plenty fast for me but I did get bored of it pretty quick. Wife didn't want to drive it nor did I so it sat at my parent's empty ass house for 6 months before I sold it to a friend.
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