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      02-27-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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M3 or 335i???

Kidding.

Traded my GT-R for a 2012 M3 Coupe. Interlagos Blue with a black/beige interior. 6 speed manual. Comp package.

Seems like most people have gone from an M3 to a GT-R. I'm probably one of the few (only) to go opposite of this.

Quick story: 2 years ago, I was looking for a V8, NA sedan. Choices, not surprisingly, came down to the M3 and the C63. I ended up with the C63, but could not get the M3 out of my mind. Somewhere in between there, I added the GT-R. Still have the C63 Sedan, and now a beaut of an M3 Coupe. The M3 will see DD duties.

Really liked the GT-R, and will very likely get another one day. But for now, I do love NA V8's.

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Really enjoying the car so far. Has more torque down low than people say. Refined and sporting.
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      02-27-2012, 08:11 PM   #2
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      02-27-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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Nice.

You'd get just as many view with "GT-R to M3!" as a title.
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      02-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #4
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congrats!!!!
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      02-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #5
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What made you go from the GTR to the M3?

I was in the market for a 13 GTR....actually had a deposit down for one, but when the new MSRP came out, I came to my senses....

so I thought about just modding my WRX STI... then I thought about the C63 or M3...

and finally decided on a 12 M3 based on the dealers that I have near me.
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      02-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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Nice! It's beautiful!

You got me with the 335i vs m3.... lol
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      02-27-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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Smart move.
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      02-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #8
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I know they're not really competitors, but I cross-shopped the GT-R and the M3. in the end, the sweet sounds of the S65 V8, the smooth ride and significantly better interior of the M3 were a better fit for me. I haven't looked back. congrats!
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      02-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #9
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Congrats! She's a beauty! I don't know where all this low end torque crap comes from, specially when compared to a 335i. I also own an N54 135i conv and my M3 is faster EVERYWHERE in the RPM range. BTW the title was NOT funny. Enjoy your M!!!

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      02-27-2012, 08:51 PM   #10
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Looks great. I love IB. I'm boring though and would have gone for the black interior. Congrats.
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      02-27-2012, 08:59 PM   #11
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Congrats, she is a beauty. Especially love the first pic where the light reflects nicely on the body contours.

You got me with your thread title
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What made you go from the GTR to the M3?

Not really sure. I do like changing up the rides. The GTR is a great car. Amazing speed/handling and more than up to the DD task. Just could not get the M3 out of my mind. Had an E36 back in the mid-90's and had also driven the E46.

Tested the E90's several times and was always impressed. And like I said, I just like NA V8's. Seems the future for everything is turbo/super charged.
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Looks great. I love IB. I'm boring though and would have gone for the black interior.

Same here. Seems I always get black or silver cars with black interiors. Getting older and want some color in my life.
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Shoulda ditched the Benz and kept the GT-R and M.
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congrats, very nice.
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Shoulda ditched the Benz and kept the GT-R and M.

I'm sure that puts me in odd territory as well. The ongoing argument between the M and AMG crowd. Not sure how it squares...having both?
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I know they're not really competitors, but I cross-shopped the GT-R and the M3. in the end, the sweet sounds of the S65 V8, the smooth ride and significantly better interior of the M3 were a better fit for me. I haven't looked back. congrats!
I also picked the M3 over the GTR. Only thing GTR has over the M3 is pure speed. Subjectively, the M3 is a better feast for the senses.
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I'm sure that puts me in odd territory as well. The ongoing argument between the M and AMG crowd. Not sure how it squares...having both?
Just would rather have that combo. C63 is still a nice car though, just think the M is better.
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I'm sure that puts me in odd territory as well. The ongoing argument between the M and AMG crowd. Not sure how it squares...having both?

I'd love a C63 along withy my M3. Best of both worlds.
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Very nice!!!
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