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      08-21-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
Private First Class

Drives: 2008 M3 6MT + some other stuff
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA

iTrader: (1)

I like all the feedback so far, I just spoke to my mechanic who also said he would never drop that kind of $ on an E39, no matter what mods it has. I should have mentioned I also already have an E34 Dinan/stroker M5, he didn't understand having both.

I guess I really liked the idea of the S3, because it is so unique...but I am slowly being talked out of it.

BTW, my mechanic said if I was going to "trade" in the $45k range, he would be looking at a 911 TT, and I can still drive the kids around in the E34, or the SUV.

Before making any decisions it sounds like I should review the "mods" section and see what tempts me...especially to get more torque out of the E92 (I don't have $20k+ to drop into SC or stroking the M3...which I assume is what it must cost)...also isn't it hard to pass smog in CA with the SC (not impossible I understand, but it will take some effort).