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      08-10-2007, 11:29 AM   #11
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I am currently an e90 330 owner having owned a e36 M3 1995 for 12 years and extensively driven an e39 M5. I can say that the 330 is a decent replacement for the e36 (with the sport suspension) but M cars are tuned sooo much better (both power and suspension). I thought my e36 might be too much but I quickly adjusted!! as far as maintinance goes the E36 was the last of the affordable M's the E39 M5 was coming off maintinance freedom and the next service was gonna be $1500 (!!!). My E36 averaged $700 per year (inc tires). I think the V8's with all the electronci systems are gonna be a maintinance hog meaning $$$$$$ once off the maintinance program. Personally I will miss the M 6 cylinder engines if they stop building them. the V8's are not as refined IMO (it's not always about more power)
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