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      06-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #1
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Help me Choose 335 xi M-sport, CTS-V, S4, IS-F

Guys,

i'd really like your input

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711423

the reason that i didnt include M3 which is by far my favorite is because of the price, it is way out of my budget range

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      06-28-2012, 10:46 AM   #2
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I dont see how the M3 is that much different in price from the IS-F
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is-f is about 600 a mo when m3 is 900
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      06-28-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
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European Delivery thru a forum vendor will make the M3 about $6000 to $10000 cheaper than any of the other cars.
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Audi S4 is way more than $600/month and so is a CTS-V, I know people who are leasing both.

I would ditch the all-wheel drive and get a 335i M-Sport or look for a 1-2 year old M3 since that's already what your heart is set on.
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      06-28-2012, 10:55 AM   #6
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Audi S4 is way more than $600/month and so is a CTS-V, I know people who are leasing both.

I would ditch the all-wheel drive and get a 335i M-Sport or look for a 1-2 year old M3 since that's already what your heart is set on.
not with current rates, maybe promotions or production year end prices.

i want to stick to a new car, headache free
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      06-28-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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European Delivery thru a forum vendor will make the M3 about $6000 to $10000 cheaper than any of the other cars.
not a bad idea, i'll look into this....thanks
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Why ask us? We drive M3's. My suggestion is try a 335 board.
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Why ask us? We drive M3's. My suggestion is try a 335 board.
they are somewhat m3 competition, not good competition but still something. the thread is on f30 board
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Get a CPO M3, headache free, and you won't hate yourself not buying one everytime you see another M3.
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Don't get an Audi, they are maintenance nightmares. I wanted an RS4 really bad but I quickly realized that they are a major headache (as are other Audis). Audi's direct injection system causes a lot of problems (carbon build up leads to misfires, CELs, and power loss).
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Do like me, buy a 2-3 years old M3 with warranty and buy a extended warranty, and buy yourself some goodies with the money you saved!

By the way , I'm no riff raff!
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Why ask us? We drive M3's. My suggestion is try a 335 board.
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European Delivery thru a forum vendor will make the M3 about $6000 to $10000 cheaper than any of the other cars.
...This ^^.

Look man, I have wanted an M3 for almost 15 years now, and in that time frame, I have had 3 opportunities to get one; and something else has always come up.

In a nutshell, don't be a 'me'. Just pull the trigger on the car that YOU really want, start it up, hit the gas and never look back.
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Go for the full Riff Raff!
Buy a no-longer exclusive, the lower denominator can now afford, diluted luxury for the masses, minimum wage earners of Alabama vehicle choice; a USED M3!!!

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+1 on the riff raff!
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get a CPO M3 or lease. My lease payment is $700/ mo. and I didn't put much down.
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Look for the CPO M3 if you can but they are hard to find as most dealers don't pay to have them CPO. Still consider a used M3 with an extended warranty if you can. If not stick with BMW and go with the 335i. BMW is the gold standard. The other manufacturers are always showing you how their cars "beat" BMW. Why is this? Because BMW is the benchmark. Buy the benchmark and not the guys trying to pretend they are.
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+1 on the riff raff!
+2!!! Go bama!
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