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View Poll Results: 2009 Carrera s Or 2011 M3
2009 Porsche Carrera s PDK sport chrono plus 62 47.33%
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      10-31-2011, 10:00 PM   #23
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keep the Porsche.
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      10-31-2011, 10:02 PM   #24
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If I were you, I would keep them both. If selling is a must, I would sell them both and get a GTR or GT3 RS.
Agreed, I get rid of them both and get a GT3 or GT3 RS.
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      10-31-2011, 10:10 PM   #25
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Agreed, I get rid of them both and get a GT3 or GT3 RS.
I agree
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      10-31-2011, 10:41 PM   #26
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Okay, let's start with this:

Are you married?

Do you have children?

Do you normally drive around with younger people in the car, i.e. nieces, nephews, etc.?

Do you have a pet?

Are you worried about gas mileage?

What made you want to buy the M3?

What made you want to buy the 911?

Do you drive mostly city or highway?

Do you drive in any areas where the Porsche may scrape?
Not married, no kids, no pets, i have been a long time fan of the m3 and have owned quite a few but over the years they have just been getting heavier and bigger but still great cars with amazing technology and a glorious engine. The 997 was calling my name for a while. I love the small sporty feel, i mean look at the difference in size and height in the pics above... wow! However letting go of the m3 is much harder than i thought. I love the engine, and i love the sound of the performance exhaust. I love the fact that i can load all my music into the hard drive and all the other comfort/tech features that my porsche is lacking. Both drive amazingly well and at first i felt as though the m3 was the faster of the 2 but after running them against each other it's not even close. The porsche pulls on it pretty quickly and the steering/brake feel are far superior in the porsche.


Porsche Pros

Small, sporty, light, direct, surprisingly comfy
Super car fast, linear power delivery
throaty exhaust, amazing steering feel, spasm+ = amazing handling

Porsche Cons

A bit twitchy/nervous as you approach it's limits
exhaust is nice but nothing like the performance exhaust on my m3
Brakes have excellent feel but don't feel as safe as the m3
Not as high tech as my m3


m3 pros

High rpm fun, engine tone changes beautifully as you approach redline, Telepathic throttle response, snaps your neck more than the porsche, dual clutch feels less like an auto, superior technology (comfort access, idrive ect)

M3 cons

When i drive my m3 after the porsche i feel like im driving an x5.
high awkward seating position, big, heavy, light uncommunicative steering at slow speeds, very sensitive artificial feeling brakes


I suppose its the dct, v8 engine, and creature comforts in the m3 that is making it so difficult for me but i need to make a decision soon, can not keep both.
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      10-31-2011, 10:48 PM   #27
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I say just keep the 2011. It new, reliable and will have a bit more room in the back. The P is a nice car but if you need to get ride of one I would keep the M. Just my 2 cents. Good luck.
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      10-31-2011, 10:52 PM   #28
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I say just keep the 2011. It new, reliable and will have a bit more room in the back. The P is a nice car but if you need to get ride of one I would keep the M. Just my 2 cents. Good luck.
Thanks for your thoughts but keep in mind that the porsche is a cpo and is under full warranty until 2015 a couple months more than my m3. Plus i have researched and apparently the 997s are pretty reliable cars.
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      10-31-2011, 11:00 PM   #29
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Thanks for your thoughts but keep in mind that the porsche is a cpo and is under full warranty until 2015 a couple months more than my m3. Plus i have researched and apparently the 997s are pretty reliable cars.
Why did you even order the ///M after having the Porsche? The longer you wait the more money you will lose.

Why not ask for a price you would be happy losing either one at and see which one sells the best and fastest. That should help you make up your mind.
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      10-31-2011, 11:08 PM   #30
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Obviously this forum is biased but personally I would keep the ///M and stick a supercharger in it, what more could you need?!
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      10-31-2011, 11:15 PM   #31
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as a daily driver, M3
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      10-31-2011, 11:20 PM   #32
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again dude?
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=554153


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      10-31-2011, 11:21 PM   #33
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Obviously this forum is biased but personally I would keep the ///M and stick a supercharger in it, what more could you need?!
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      10-31-2011, 11:25 PM   #34
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Definitely the Porsche. Having driven the 2010 Carrera 4S, it is unbelievable piece of machinery. It's also much more reliable than my M3. The sound, and the way it uses it's power is also amazing (m3 has the same). I mean it is two cylinders less, but bloody hell it goes.

The Carrera also handles like no other, I'm not to sure what car can take turns like the Carrera in it's price range.
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      11-01-2011, 12:04 AM   #35
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Its really time to get rid of one, tried to keep both but I can't.
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      11-01-2011, 12:14 AM   #36
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Its really time to get rid of one, tried to keep both but I can't.
How about this:

How much did the M3 cost you? How much can you get for it now?

Porsche, same questions as above.
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      11-01-2011, 12:21 AM   #37
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Definitely the Porsche. Having driven the 2010 Carrera 4S, it is unbelievable piece of machinery. It's also much more reliable than my M3. The sound, and the way it uses it's power is also amazing (m3 has the same). I mean it is two cylinders less, but bloody hell it goes.

The Carrera also handles like no other, I'm not to sure what car can take turns like the Carrera in it's price range.
how bout the GTR?
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      11-01-2011, 12:32 AM   #38
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I would also consider your DD needs...if one these fill that role as well. Comfort/distance, etc.
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      11-01-2011, 01:08 AM   #39
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I have both, and I would keep the M3. The M3 is just the better car in every aspect.
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      11-01-2011, 01:30 AM   #40
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how many people have to offer an opinion before OP decides?
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      11-01-2011, 01:42 AM   #41
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I have both, and I would keep the M3. The M3 is just the better car in every aspect.
What year is your Porsche?
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      11-01-2011, 01:46 AM   #42
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Why did you even order the ///M after having the Porsche? The longer you wait the more money you will lose.

Why not ask for a price you would be happy losing either one at and see which one sells the best and fastest. That should help you make up your mind.
Got my m3 before the Porsche. Leasing the m3 and bought the Porsche soon after. I had someone who was gonna take the lease over but I baked put last minute.
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      11-01-2011, 02:26 AM   #43
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Dump the Porsche for now and keep the M. Next year dump the M, buy a 991, and don't look back
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      11-01-2011, 03:16 AM   #44
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sell the porsche and keep the m3 til the lease is over. As nice as Porsches are, they look very similar with only minor tweak each generation so you are not giving up much look and driving dynamic wise over the year (maybe). On the other hand, this is the last NA, V8 M3 (for the foreseeable future). might as well enjoy it while you have it. Can always pick up a newer/nicer porsche later with more high tech comfort features if that's what you like. just my .02.
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