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      06-11-2008, 02:19 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by SteelTorque View Post
The question that has always been asked was : Is the M3 20k better than the 335 with a couple of mods?
$20,000???? What are you smoking?

335 coupe msrp - $41,800

m3 coupe msrp - $56,500

Difference $14,700

Yeah, put on your Procede, DPs, full exhaust, intake. There goes your warranty.

Add up those mods, don't forget the huge cost of a LSD.

And the huge cost of brake up-grade.

V3 - $1495
DP's - $900
Exhaust - $1500
Intake - $150
LSD - $2000
Brakes front/rear - $6,000
Coilovers - $1,300

Total - ~$13,345

Then there is install cost on top of that.

Not to mention if you want exterior mods and wheels.

Just about every modded 335i on E90 post, has some sort of body kit, like the M-tech kit. More money$$$$$$

It adds up for sure.

Even then you still don't get the interior bits in the M3, not to mention the M-drive and electronic damping control.

Also the Double Clutch Tranny, not even offered in the 335i.

The M3 is about refinement.

For $14,700 more the M3 is a BARGAIN, not to mention you actual have a warranty.

It was already proven, that a full Dinan 3 with $14,000 worth of Dinan bits, lost in every performance test to a M3.