Originally Posted by dreamspeed
I'm actually contemplating the same thing right now as I plan to buy a M3 in a few months. The coupe looks better with the top up and the chrome trim on the vert really bugs me. The performance difference also really bugs me. Are you buying new or used? I'm only really considering the vert because I plan to buy used and there are SO many used for sale. You double your options
You can get the trim vinyled for a few hundred bucks or less ... anyone who'd black-out the chrome probably also isn't worried about people starting at them or their car. Personally I don't care ... maybe a little ... but I bought the car for me to enjoy and it's pretty easy to stay self-centered in a 'vert M3
As to the performance depends on what you're buying the car for. If you think 5/10ths of a second to 60mph is going to drag you down and you value that over wind in the hair, smell the tires, loud ... with the option of quiet daily driver (buy why?) then the 'vert isn't for you.