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      10-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #1
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E92 DD vs F10 Diesel+E46 Weekender

Alright guys, here is my dilemma. At first I wanted to get an E92 and use it as a DD with some track time as well. Only problem is gas is pretty damn expensive, plus I want to hit the track WAY more often now that I've tried it. I think I'd probably treasure an E92 too much to risk it at a track haha.
So as an alternative I was thinking to get into an F10 5 series, probably a 535d or something of the sort, and then buy myself a low-mileage E46 as a track/weekend car. That way I get my compromise of the badassery of an M car, plus the luxurious comfort of an F10.
I'm kind of torn between the ideas. I love all three cars, but I'm just not too sure about which to go with. What do you guys think would be a better idea? Should I just get the E92 and use it as a DD, or should I go with the F10+E46? What's your opinion on this? I wanna see what the best decision would be here.
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What type of commute do you have? If it's mostly highway then the mileage isn't that bad on the M3.

The price is somewhat similar between the F10 and an M3, so I'd do the e92 plus a track car.
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if you track weekly or a couple times a month get the e46 and f10. Mod the shit out of the e46 and make it a complete track car with slicks and tow it to the track with all the tq from the f10
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E 92 M3 as your weekend/track toy, and an F10 of some sort as a DD.

That's what I would do, if plenty of money.

if money is a limiting factor, I would stick to the E92 M3 as a DD and track toy. A proportion of the money that you save not getting the E46 and the F10 could be used for the extra fuel consumption on the E92 M3, and you still have left with an excess.
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F30 is nice and cushy as DD, cheaper than the F10. And get a Cayman S for a track toy.
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Alright guys, here is my dilemma. At first I wanted to get an E92 and use it as a DD with some track time as well. Only problem is gas is pretty damn expensive, plus I want to hit the track WAY more often now that I've tried it. I think I'd probably treasure an E92 too much to risk it at a track haha.
So as an alternative I was thinking to get into an F10 5 series, probably a 535d or something of the sort, and then buy myself a low-mileage E46 as a track/weekend car. That way I get my compromise of the badassery of an M car, plus the luxurious comfort of an F10.
I'm kind of torn between the ideas. I love all three cars, but I'm just not too sure about which to go with. What do you guys think would be a better idea? Should I just get the E92 and use it as a DD, or should I go with the F10+E46? What's your opinion on this? I wanna see what the best decision would be here.
F10 + E46.
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F30 is nice and cushy as DD, cheaper than the F10. And get a Cayman S for a track toy.
+1... i heard the cayman s is a fantastics track toy...
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What type of commute do you have? If it's mostly highway then the mileage isn't that bad on the M3.

The price is somewhat similar between the F10 and an M3, so I'd do the e92 plus a track car.
Ok well I work in a law firm and my job entails delivering documents to clients, lawyers, judges, etc. Sometimes they're two hours away and sometimes they're just within the city, so I'm doing a pretty healthy mix of both.
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Also, I'll probably be doing track days pretty often though... not every week, probably a few times a month, or maybe once a month at the least.

As for the Porsche, I respect the Cayman's performance but Porsches are not for me. Can't stand the styling. Just my taste, that's all. I'd much rather have an E46 over the Cayman.

Good call on the F30's price... but I like the roominess of the Five... hmmmm decisions decisions.
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F30 is nice and cushy as DD, cheaper than the F10. And get a Cayman S for a track toy.
+1 you'd probably have more fun with the cayman s over the E46 out of the box
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Have you been paying attention to diesel prices? Ever since the low sulfur requirements came out, it costs more than 93 octane around here. I drive a 2005 cummins turbo diesel, and I would choose a hemi gas engine instead except that my diesel can pull just about anything with the bully dog tune and NV5600 6 speed, and it will run for a million miles. A diesel is not always better unless it serves a specific purpose.
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if you track weekly or a couple times a month get the e46 and f10. Mod the shit out of the e46 and make it a complete track car with slicks and tow it to the track with all the tq from the f10
I hope it doesn't have to go up any hills. I will wave as I zoom by. A tow rig is a tow rig. A car is not a tow rig.
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Have you been paying attention to diesel prices? Ever since the low sulfur requirements came out, it costs more than 93 octane around here. I drive a 2005 cummins turbo diesel, and I would choose a hemi gas engine instead except that my diesel can pull just about anything with the bully dog tune and NV5600 6 speed, and it will run for a million miles. A diesel is not always better unless it serves a specific purpose.
You make a valid point, but I don't absolutely *HAVE* to have the 535d. I wouldn't mind a 528, but the diesel was just my preferred choice. The main focus of this decision is whether I should use the E92 as both a track toy and a DD, or splitting up the roles between an F10 and an E46.
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+1 you'd probably have more fun with the cayman s over the E46 out of the box
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As for the Porsche, I respect the Cayman's performance but Porsches are not for me. Can't stand the styling. Just my taste, that's all. I'd much rather have an E46 over the Cayman.
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You make a valid point, but I don't absolutely *HAVE* to have the 535d. I wouldn't mind a 528, but the diesel was just my preferred choice. The main focus of this decision is whether I should use the E92 as both a track toy and a DD, or splitting up the roles between an F10 and an E46.
split the roles. less stress if you crater the car on the track. i also have offroad 4x4 rock crawlers, and i fully expect something to break off-road. i want a dedicated DD. it is always nice to at least keep the E46 street legal in a pinch in case the DD goes in for repairs.
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the way i see it, trading cars is like trading NBA players. always trade multiple role players if you can get one superstar. you'll always come out ahead
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You make a valid point, but I don't absolutely *HAVE* to have the 535d. I wouldn't mind a 528, but the diesel was just my preferred choice. The main focus of this decision is whether I should use the E92 as both a track toy and a DD, or splitting up the roles between an F10 and an E46.
split the roles. less stress if you crater the car on the track. i also have offroad 4x4 rock crawlers, and i fully expect something to break off-road. i want a dedicated DD. it is always nice to at least keep the E46 street legal in a pinch in case the DD goes in for repairs.
I like that philosophy. Its good to have a backup car. That way I'm not hosed if something bad happens at the track, or even the road. Hopefully not, but you're never sure!
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Why not just E46 for now, and save for F80/82?
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Do you really drive so much that the difference is gas consumption between the two cars is more then the cost of the car + insurance?
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Why not just E46 for now, and save for F80/82?
I make it a point never to buy new technology right when it comes out. Not just cars, but cell phones, computers, TVs, anything technological. They're usually glitchy and have some sort of problem or another that they'll fix a few months or a year down the road. I would like an F82 coupe a LOT but I probably wouldn't get one for several years.
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Nvm you live in SoCal. Track days aren't as common as you think. Take this summer for example. There were hardly any. You have button willow, willow springs, auto club speedway, chuckwalla and maybe spring mountain if your up for a long weekend. If you literally don't do anything other than track days on the weekends its fairly difficult to go more than twice a month. You also find yourself hesitant about going when you just spent 1000-1500 on tires a month and a half ago. Point is, I track often, not as often as I'd like, but if you have a gf, wife, friends, or any kind of weekend responsibilities at all, you may not be getting out there more than once a month. (I didn't go for 4 months this summer, it was devastating)
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