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      08-21-2012, 12:12 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by DaFish View Post
I currently have a 335 fully modded. I am not putting another dime into it. It does really perform well, but it is not up to the performance standard that I wanted.

- minimum 550 hp
- no shimmy when under full throttle - has to brake and accell in a straight line (my 335 doesn't do that)
- full comforts - 335 is the standard for all the creature comforts
- 2 sets of golf clubs mandatory
- Canadian winter driven in the snow - 4 snows go on

I THINK my next car should be this (used prices in US$):

2012/2013 M3 Comp ($60k) with the following mods: $60k
1) E9x M3 VT2-625 Intercooled Supercharger System: $14k
2) Coilovers - say the KW V3s, with camber plates: $3.5k
3) Akrapovic Evolution Titanium Exhaust System for BMW E9X M3 - $6k
4) Stoptech Big Brake Kit E90 E92 E93 M3: Front/rear - $6k
5) Rims/Tires - 265/275 PSS rubber on comp rims: $1.5k

All prices are ball park from HPA, ESS and Tire Rack

The total would be rather large:
Car: $60k
Mods: $31k

This car would be $91k - no tax on anything yet.

Now: lets compare this Uber M3 to the (used) competition: (using autotrader)

1) 2012 911 (991) - $99k

2) 2013 GTR - 92k

3) 2012 Corvette Z06 - $83k

4) Caddie CTS-V Coupe: $63k

5) Wait for the 2014 F80 M3

I need golf clubs in the car.... and yes, this is a show stopper - I don't care what anybody says. I want 1 car, but it has to be somewhat useful like my 3 series is now.

911 is pretty much out - which is really sad, I love the 991.

Not sure if I get 2 sets of clubs in a GTR - can you?

Corvette would work and it would pretty much be the same performance as
the modded M3.

I guess the caddie CTS V is in there too... but would have to be modded... check that, I don't think it would be in the league with the modded M3, and I don't really like them that much.

My questions are:
1) What is in the running?
2) Is my price on the modded M3 too high?
3) can you drive a GTR in the winter?
4) Can you drive a corvette in the winter? I hear the rain is bad enough and it turns into a death trap.

I guess where I could compromise on the M3 to get cost down a bit:
- Keep stock brakes
- Supercharger stays though, the stock M3 needs more grunt - but can you get this cheaper?
- I could just get springs and camber plates
- exhaust and tires stay.

What do you guys think? Are there other options for a SINGLE car? I don't want get 2 cars so don't propose it.

I could wait for the F80 M3 - I have time... but that car would have to be modded to get the power up too. Twin turbo will certainly be modable.... to probably insane numbers.

Why don't you just buy my M3?

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