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      05-08-2012, 07:10 PM   #45
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I actually appreciated many of the comments posted in reply, because I'm sure I'm not the only one who thought both cars CAN be compared to each other. Perhaps some have even gone onto the extended CTS-V test drives that GM offered down in the US.

Finally, maybe this thread is a sanity check, to make sure that I'm not a total idiot to even contemplate such a move. Looks like, maybe no nuthouse for me just yet....
I don't think that you followed me on the second part. I agree with what you said above and cross shopping these cars makes sense. But what I was getting at is that you obviously aren't in love with the idea of the swap. If you're making a thread like this (i.e. REALLY on the fence), that's a BIG sign not to do it IMO. People always say to go with your intuition/heart/first inclination and none of those seem strong regarding this swap so my vote is no.
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      05-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #46
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actually, the steering is better then the M3.
I don't agree. I have a brand new CTS-V Wagon with the suede steering wheel and the car/steering does not feel better in the V. I prefer the M feel without question.
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      05-08-2012, 07:56 PM   #47
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yep. Its a very capable car. If you read the comparos, they actually say the CTSV has a very "alive" steering feel. They compare it to porsche
Nope, it feels heavy as hell.
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      05-08-2012, 07:57 PM   #48
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are you talking about the feel of the steering wheel.
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      05-08-2012, 08:20 PM   #49
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I don't agree. I have a brand new CTS-V Wagon with the suede steering wheel and the car/steering does not feel better in the V. I prefer the M feel without question.
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Nope, it feels heavy as hell.
Maybe there is a slight difference between the coupe,sedan,wagon in steering feel. I know when I test drove the sedan that I was impressed with the steering feel. My M3 has nice steering as well, just a hair numb though.
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      05-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #50
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are you talking about the feel of the steering wheel.
Ha ha, no, but you never know what others are trying to compare. I just put it all out there, so hopefully there was no confusion......and there was anyway.

The stock bratwurst ///M steering wheel is king.

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Maybe there is a slight difference between the coupe,sedan,wagon in steering feel. I know when I test drove the sedan that I was impressed with the steering feel. My M3 has nice steering as well, just a hair numb though.
I test drove the coupe and I think it was similar to the wagon, but who knows.

To me, there is more to "steering feel" than just the weight/feedback you get in the wheel itself. The M feels light/agile although it is not. To me that means the steering feel is superior to the V. I'm sure the M suspension, weight distribtion, etc. has everything to do with this.
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The stock bratwurst ///M steering wheel is king.
this i agree with.
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      05-08-2012, 09:02 PM   #53
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I would imagine your friends asking "does it come with wood paneling?" It is a wagon man..... if you need a wagon, that is the car to get for sure.

You just got the M3... what are you missing ? Torque? Space or what?

I think you are going to take a bath on this cash wise. The M3 will hold its value a lot better ...

Don't do it.
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      05-08-2012, 09:05 PM   #54
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That is true. Strange thing to complain about. It's just that it seemed like most of our over-abundance of E92 M3s are driven by young Chinese guys in university or even high school. To them, the M3 is simply "that most expensive 2-doors BMW." Their parents, buying SUVs, end up with X5Ms because it's "the most expensive BMW SUV." Not a good start, eh.

I'm not that young now, but I'm a Chinese guy, so I get "that look" from others sometimes....
So what... who cares. You are driving a really nice M3. Just enjoy it and drive the F out of it.
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      05-12-2012, 02:26 PM   #55
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Well....did you do it?
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      05-12-2012, 06:41 PM   #56
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      05-13-2012, 04:36 PM   #57
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DOOOO IIIIIIT!!!! That is one of the coolest cars of all time, and sorry e9x m3's are nothing special.
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      05-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #58
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Actually they are very special. The cts-v is also. 135 on the other hand?
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I read everything in your first post OP, was going to reply with my opinions of the vehicle but then you wrote;

'- Everything is coming out of my own pocket, same as my previous BMWs'

Who gives a f*ck?

*wrote out a bunch of other shit but it got wiped so I'll leave this here*
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Honestly think about it. No ones going to want a red 6sp supercharged gas gussling station wagon. Id say get what you want. I am also looking to get rid of my m3 and pick up a V. I want a black diamond
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Perhaps some have even gone onto the extended CTS-V test drives that GM offered down in the US.
I did an extended test drive of both the V wagon and coupe, at a GM event. It was unsupervised and I had each one for 20+ minutes. I personally would never buy either. That wagon is a big boat, and feels like you're driving a school bus. I'm not even sure why it's compared to an M3. The auto trans was terrible IMO.

I hope you take a long test drive, if you're seriously considering it.
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Actually they are very special. The cts-v is also. 135 on the other hand?
LOL, I would trade my car for an M3 in a second. I'm just saying, its a 3700lb car w/ a big v8 (a BEAUTIFUL v8) in it. Nothing new and honestly is not special, nor is my car. Took that a little personal did ya? And I would argue the fact that I see probably 5-6 (actually probably more) m3's per 135 and my car will eat a stock m3 for lunch, that adds to the cool/special factor.
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I don't see either in the area I'm in unless I head south to bellevue, seattle area. One thing that detracts from the 135 is that my gf thinks they are sooo cute and wants one.
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I don't see either in the area I'm in unless I head south to bellevue, seattle area. One thing that detracts from the 135 is that my gf thinks they are sooo cute and wants one.
Mine too...
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I don't see either in the area I'm in unless I head south to bellevue, seattle area. One thing that detracts from the 135 is that my gf thinks they are sooo cute and wants one.
Ur on a roll!!! Your girlfriend would definitely be fast! O wait....
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Ur on a roll!!! Your girlfriend would definitely be fast! O wait....
Cannot lose to girlfriend in race. Life failure.
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