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      03-28-2008, 05:12 AM   #67
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Noooooooo! The sedan rear is plain ugly. The lights are jap!
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      03-28-2008, 06:15 AM   #68
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The sedan tail lights are ugly imo. The coupe's tail lights during daylight are nicely shaped, not radical but if you look at the actual tail light itself like the signal part, looks rather cheap. Maybe this leaves room for a "rear tail light facelift."

The coupes tail lights at night are much better than the sedans. It makes the coupe look wider than it really is from the rear.
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      03-28-2008, 09:43 AM   #69
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Agree with you!!!
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      03-28-2008, 10:39 AM   #70
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I actually like the sedan rear lights... Not sure if i like them as much as the coupes but i do like them. Are the sedan rear lights led?
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      03-28-2008, 11:19 AM   #71
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I can't get into the rear of the E90. The E90 M3 looks like a weird hybrid of an E92 front and E90 rear. It just looks odd.
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      03-28-2008, 11:42 AM   #72
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The coupe looks faster.

The chunky rear of the sedan just looks more like, well, a sedan. Yes, the M3 E90 with the flairs looks meaner than the 335. The coupe just looks so sleek and fast. The sedan looks like it would struggle around curves judging it from the rear, even though I know that is only looks and it will perform just as well.

I think most of the best looking GTs are coupes with many of them weighing in above the M3. Almost all of my "best looks" picks from Wikipedia's examples of GTs would have only two doors and could not imagine them with four.

AC Frua
Alfa Romeo Brera
Alfa Romeo GT
Aston Martin DB2
Aston Martin DB Mark III
Aston Martin DB4
Aston Martin DB5
Aston Martin DB6
Aston Martin V8
Aston Martin DB7
Aston Martin DB9
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Audi Quattro
Audi A5
Bentley Brooklands Coupť
Bentley Continental GT Speed
BMW 8 Series
BMW M6
Cadillac XLR-V
CitroŽn SM
De Tomaso Longchamp
Ferrari 250 GTO
Ferrari 575M Maranello
Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
Ferrari Daytona
Holden Monaro
Infiniti M30
Infiniti G35
Jaguar XJS
Jaguar XKR
Jensen 541S
Jensen Interceptor
Lamborghini 350GT
Lamborghini 400GT
Lamborghini Islero S
Lamborghini Jarama
Lancia Aurelia
Lexus SC
Lincoln Mark VIII
Lotus Europa
Lotus Europa S
Maserati 3500
Maserati A6
Maserati Ghibli
Maserati GranTurismo
Maserati Kyalami
Maserati Mistral
Maserati Sebring
Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Mitsubishi GTO
Mitsubishi 3000GT
Monteverdi High Speed
Nissan 300ZX
Nissan 350Z
Nissan Silvia
Nissan Skyline GT-R
Porsche 928
Pontiac GTO
Saab GT750
Subaru SVX
Subaru XT
Toyota Celica
Toyota Soarer
Toyota Supra
TVR Cerbera
Triumph GT6
Vauxhall Monaro
Volkswagen Eos
Volvo 262C
Volvo 780
Volvo C70

Luckily, I like the looks of the sedan since there is a good chance that I will go that way for its four door practicality. If I go that way, I will not regret admiring the beauty of the M3 coupes that drive by.
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      03-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #73
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I really can't decide. I assumed I would get the sedan but the coupe does look nice from the side, and I don't really need 4 doors. Not sure what the hangup is with the taillights though, I won't be looking at them. In fact on the outside of the car anything from the hood back shouldn't really matter to me!
Still can't make a decision though.
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      03-28-2008, 12:01 PM   #74
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The truth of the matter is that you either are a coupe or a sedan lover at heart - 2 doors or 4? I generally prefer sedans myself and already love the M5. In the case of the M3 however, I had a hard time deciding as they both grab my attention equally. I am going with the sedan after a coin toss though...
I'd say I am agnostic. I'd take either, but probably will go with the sedan. Once in a while I need that 3 person back seat. And it is a bit cheaper.

I know people are waiting for the vert, but I wonder who in the US would buy an E91 M3. Do you think they'll make that and bring it to the US?
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      03-28-2008, 12:57 PM   #75
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Just looked at the Coupe and Sedan side by side. My expectation is to purchase the sedan based on practicality but I thought the coupe was significantly better looking in pictures. I was surprised that in person I don't really think the coupe looks much better. I'm certainly not going to say the sedan looks 'better' but it definately holds it's own. Helped me to confirm that the sedan is the right choice for me.
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      03-28-2008, 01:12 PM   #76
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I think the coupe is sexy as hell....sedan not so much. Sedan does like nice though in SilverStone- just saw it at the NY Auto Show- convertible by the way is gorgeous.
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      03-28-2008, 01:25 PM   #77
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To me, the coupe is much more aggressive looking. I mean we are talking about a sports car here. I don't remember the last time Ferrari or Lambo came out with a 4 door. I guess the peolpe trying to justify this whole 4 door thing, must have a wife and kids distorting their version of reality.
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      03-28-2008, 01:27 PM   #78
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To me, the coupe is much more aggressive looking. I mean we are talking about a sports car here. I don't remember the last time Ferrari or Lambo came out with a 4 door. I guess the peolpe trying to justify this whole 4 door thing, must have a wife and kids distorting their version of reality.
Agree, but 40% of the votes in the poll say otherwise.
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      03-28-2008, 01:31 PM   #79
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I guess the peolpe trying to justify this whole 4 door thing, must have a wife and kids distorting their version of reality.
No, it's the drunk friends climbing over the front seats and tearing them up vs. using their own doors.
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      03-28-2008, 01:34 PM   #80
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To me, the coupe is much more aggressive looking. I mean we are talking about a sports car here. I don't remember the last time Ferrari or Lambo came out with a 4 door. I guess the peolpe trying to justify this whole 4 door thing, must have a wife and kids distorting their version of reality.

thats what makes the sedan so special. its a sedan that will run with the best of them.
the sedan definitely looks more agressive and mean like its going to kick your ass. althought the coupe looks more sleek. i like both but like the badassness of the sedan more.
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      03-28-2008, 02:07 PM   #81
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To me, the coupe is much more aggressive looking. I mean we are talking about a sports car here. I don't remember the last time Ferrari or Lambo came out with a 4 door. I guess the peolpe trying to justify this whole 4 door thing, must have a wife and kids distorting their version of reality.
no wife and no kids here unless you count my dog. I wanted to like the coupe more because of the CF roof, but I just like the sedan better in person.
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      03-29-2008, 03:04 AM   #82
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I said it before and I will say it again... you either are a coupe or a sedan lover at heart - 2 doors or 4? Reading this thread helps support this argument. There is no wrong, just personal preference. I will bow my head to either on the road, with a smile.
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      03-29-2008, 03:41 AM   #83
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Just went to see the new M3 coupe and sedan. The m3 coupe was next to the 335i coupe. From the front, it just didn't look that aggressive or mean. The rear looked better with the quad exhaust. It was also in red which did not seem like the best color w/o the carbon roof.

Then I went to see the sedan. WHOA! It was parked next to the 335i sedan but the M3 sedan looked like a mini M5 with mean looking fender bulges and more aggressive front and back.
I think Sedan looks better myself. but I'm biased, I did buy E90 in the end, not the coupe, because I thought the coupe just looks bit too heavy. The sedan M3 is just right - its big wheels, agressive front and all those little details like quad exhaust make it look superb - indeed like some pocket M5. I always liked practical + powerful and fast coupes is nothing new, but fast sedans are always special for me (even more so, fast estates!). So I agree with you.

M3 sedan - I like.
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