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      10-11-2011, 12:13 AM   #22
W Cole

Drives: 2009 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Newport Coast, CA

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Get the M3. I just picked up an 09 M3, 13k miles, 2 years of the original warranty with an additional 2 year / 100k mile BMW warranty and BMW extended maintenance for 53k including tax.

A new 2011 335is is more than a used 09 M3 last time I checked. And it will depreciate much quicker than the used M3. Even factoring in the increased gas costs and marginal increase in insurance premiums I still think you would come out ahead with the M3 depending on how many miles you drive.

I disagree with the "don't get the M3 if you're not going to race seriously or go to the track comments." The M3 is a luxury sports car, both cars are a far cry from dedicated track cars. You'll have much more fun on the track in something lighter and cheaper.