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      12-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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2010 335 to 2013 M3? Someone talk me into/out of it

So here's the deal, I have a e92 335 now coming off it's 3 year lease soon. Before that i had a 2007 335i sedan for 3 years. So 6 years of having an N54 (and not one bad fuel pump..... I've been lucky I guess).

This is my current car:
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So I have a chance to turn this car in at lease end and lease a new M3 pretty much fairly loaded the way I want it for only about $100-150 more per month than I'm paying now.

I like my car, it only has 30k and has given me no problems. With coilovers and other mods it's a fun and quick car. So is the M3 really worth it? For people that have gone from modded 335 to M3 do you ever regret it? I'm close to pulling the trigger, but just want some advice from others before i do.
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      12-05-2012, 10:30 AM   #2
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I made the jump and it's the best move I've made, no regrets. What you waiting for??? Pull that effin trigger today!!!
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      12-05-2012, 10:31 AM   #3
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Do it and never look back. Ditched my FBO 335 for the M3, no regrets.
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      12-05-2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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ive driven both....tuned 335i and stock e 92m3...not for a long time though...so that doesnt really count....power may leave something to be desired going from a modded 335i......cant beat tts for modding..... but for a raw driving experience...m any day...id jump ship any time...first m was an e46 m3...and it's been 4-5 yrs of pure joy every day i get in
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      12-05-2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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I made the jump from a tuned 335 to an M3 and havent regretted it for a second! This even being that I live in Denver which is a mile high and NA engines lose A LOT of power up here. Its kind of a hard pill to swallow when all of my friends who drive tuned 335s smoke me at the drag strip. But when I hear that V8 growl and scream to 8400RPM then it makes it all worth it! The M3 is sooo much more fun to drive and better sounding. DO IT!
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      12-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #6
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If there was ever a time to get into a new M3 now is a great time. a lot of great incentives via BMWFS available. Dont wait to long the incentives will be gone and so will the e9xM3
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Its kind of a hard pill to swallow when all of my friends who drive tuned 335s smoke me at the drag strip.
You know that can be fixed fairly easily Blow that $hit
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      12-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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      12-05-2012, 12:12 PM   #9
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If there was ever a time to get into a new M3 now is a great time. a lot of great incentives via BMWFS available. Dont wait to long the incentives will be gone and so will the e9xM3
Exactly, the deals are what makes this somewhat possible for me right now. I've already gotten in contact with Francesca on quotes and such.
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      12-05-2012, 01:05 PM   #10
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From what I've been reading you may enjoy the next m3 more. The F30 reads like it will be a 335 on steroids, which I don't think is how someone would describe the experience of driving the current m3.
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Its kind of a hard pill to swallow when all of my friends who drive tuned 335s smoke me at the drag strip.
You can laugh when the time comes for them to sell their cars or have their fuel pump replaced or turbo replaced or ....
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      12-05-2012, 02:21 PM   #12
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Exactly, the deals are what makes this somewhat possible for me right now. I've already gotten in contact with Francesca on quotes and such.
I say do it ... Tip ... Tell the salesman...

"I'm looking at this M3 here at your dealership as well as on the Internet at another dealer, if the price is right I'll stay with BMW otherwise I'll find something else" ***

*** I used this line on my last purchase, result was I got a great deal.

Then watch him sharpen his pencil (do shop around for the best deal and lease arrangement unless you already done so).

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      12-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #13
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Just do it. Ask questions later.
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      12-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #14
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      12-05-2012, 02:38 PM   #15
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Now is a great time to lease an E92/E93 M3. To experience the S65 is intoxicating. However I foresee resale values taking a nose-dive, now that we know the F32/F82 is guaranteed to be a really good looking car. Same thing happened with the E60 M5.
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      12-05-2012, 02:52 PM   #16
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I won't do it.
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      12-05-2012, 02:56 PM   #17
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V8 nuff said.
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      12-05-2012, 03:24 PM   #18
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i started out looking for a 335,expanded my horizons to an m3,and am so glad i did.there's an amazing amount of attention to engineering detail in this car,by some highly qualified people.the engine is amazing,as others have said,and the suspension has a lot of unique (to the m3 ) parts that really make a difference.that the engineers put that much into an unseen part of the car speaks volumes.it's a lot more than a trim package.

check out the suspension analysis here=
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you can feel all that when you bend it into a curve.
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      12-05-2012, 03:49 PM   #19
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Believe You'd love the M, but if it's all about the straight line quickness...may not be the right move for you.
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Exactly, the deals are what makes this somewhat possible for me right now. I've already gotten in contact with Francesca on quotes and such.
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You really need to drive a M3 to experience "Ultimate Driving Machine". Pull the trigger you will not regret it...
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