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      03-18-2012, 06:04 PM   #15
crabman
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Originally Posted by roscomare83 View Post
i think its just a matter of feeling - on the every day ride you still have the characteristics of the car - meaning, the M3 still feels tactile and more like a sniper rifle and the C63 still feels like a .50 cal machine gun.
Yeah, I like the way it feels as it goes about its business. I come from a car with more grip (Z06) but less feel. For me its not about the ultimate numbers, its about how I enjoy the drive day in and day out.

I test drove most of the cars mentioned here but I am surprised to see what I thought was possibly one of the M3s closest competitors not mentioned at all. That would be the CTS-V, a car I really liked on my test drive. I was not able to find a manual on the ground but if I had and I liked it I would have purchased that car over the M3 easily. I could only sample the auto though which I felt was a pretty poor trans for the car (or trans period for that matter) and not a setup I would purchase.
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