BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 vs....
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-20-2011, 08:27 AM   #45
Brosef
Colonel
 
Brosef's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago

Posts: 2,069
iTrader: (3)

skip the carrera. I owned a 2008 C2S and spent the past 7 weeks driving a 2011 C2S. the engine feels like it has such a heavy flywheel compared with the S65 V8 in the M.

go drive both and see which you like driving better. I prefer the M all day long.
Brosef is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-20-2011, 09:18 AM   #46
alms211
Banned
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: MD

Posts: 746
iTrader: (1)

I agree with Brosef
alms211 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-20-2011, 11:50 AM   #47
Dave07997S
Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3 ZCP Coupe
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Playa del Rey, CA

Posts: 2,404
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by e121c View Post
Thanks for all the replies! But what about cost of maintenance? would the Porsche be in the same ball park as the M? or would it be a whole other level up there in terms of cost?
The cost of maintainence for any newer Porsche is going to be higher especially for the first 4 years as BMW pays for all of the maintainence. After the 4yr. maintainence plan is up the PCar is still going to be more to maintain as the cost of rear tires for 305/30/19s that are going to need to be replaced every 8-10k miles not to mention the cost of inspections. I wouldn't say its a whole level higher but it is more expensive. I normally lease my vehicles and got spoiled with BMWs maintainence plans and I never owned beyond the lease period so beyond this I couldn't say.

Is there a reason you are looking at a 9974(S)? Also, unless you get a newer 997.2 4 (S) they don't have locking diffys its all done through electronics.

Porsches are very reliable cars though, I found them to be pretty much bulletproof.

Dave
__________________
2013 M3 Coupe-MR/BLK ZCP, ACM test pipes, BPM Stg2 dev. tune and Megan catback, AFE Stg2. with C/F elbow
Previous rides: 2011 M3 Coupe-MR/Blk
2007 Porsche 997C2S Speed Yellow/Blk sport seats
2004 BMW M3 Imola/Blk
Dave07997S is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-20-2011, 11:51 AM   #48
Dave07997S
Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3 ZCP Coupe
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Playa del Rey, CA

Posts: 2,404
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Brosef View Post
skip the carrera. I owned a 2008 C2S and spent the past 7 weeks driving a 2011 C2S. the engine feels like it has such a heavy flywheel compared with the S65 V8 in the M.

go drive both and see which you like driving better. I prefer the M all day long.
It does have a very heavy flywheel...I hated this feeling on my 997.1S, engine felt lethargic compared to the S65.

Dave
__________________
2013 M3 Coupe-MR/BLK ZCP, ACM test pipes, BPM Stg2 dev. tune and Megan catback, AFE Stg2. with C/F elbow
Previous rides: 2011 M3 Coupe-MR/Blk
2007 Porsche 997C2S Speed Yellow/Blk sport seats
2004 BMW M3 Imola/Blk
Dave07997S is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-20-2011, 11:53 AM   #49
Dave07997S
Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3 ZCP Coupe
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Playa del Rey, CA

Posts: 2,404
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ILSMKU View Post
Ken can drive. Saddly, he sold out to Ford and left subaru. Those were his best videos. The new one he has out is SO lame. Its all movie effects and less driving.

Those cars he is driving are purpose built drift monsters from vermont sports car (the subaru's). They basically have 400-500WHP. Anyone can make those drift with that much ptw ratio. But he is a good driver! He just sold out on subaru if you ask me.
I love the new 500HP Ford Fiesta hes driving though...

Dave
__________________
2013 M3 Coupe-MR/BLK ZCP, ACM test pipes, BPM Stg2 dev. tune and Megan catback, AFE Stg2. with C/F elbow
Previous rides: 2011 M3 Coupe-MR/Blk
2007 Porsche 997C2S Speed Yellow/Blk sport seats
2004 BMW M3 Imola/Blk
Dave07997S is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:43 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST