Originally Posted by alms211
Cool and great on you for being able to drive them. The GT3 is a work of art on the racetrack...especially the GT3 4.0. It is far too raw to be used as anything other than a weekend/track car IMO.
There are used GT3's out there for the mid to upper $70's now and I think that is an absolutely great buy. Hell, I just sold my 997 Turbo with 37K miles and CPO warranty for $69K. I bought my CaymanS brand new but all the others were bought used. Will never buy a Porsche brand new again.
I am not saying the M3 is the Holy Grail either...What I am saying is that at it's price point, I cannot find anything that compares to it in terms of DD ability, performance, creature comforts, build quality and utility that can also be used on a track for HPDE's.
You made a terrific choice in the M3. It is a wonderful machine at $65K. I am going back to a DCT E92M3 because of what I just said above (just bought Roman from ESS personal car from ESS).
i agree with what you are saying. the m3 isnt the holy grail but it feels so damn good to me both on the street and at the track that i havent had much desire to have anything else and really want to keep this thing for the long haul. i bought slightly used in 08 for 56 which i thought was a good deal. i do now covet a 997 gt3 and have been looking but will probably wait as i dont have the money now(new house/new wife). it would be in addition not instead of my m3.