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      03-31-2008, 07:02 PM   #1
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autoexpress test( M3 vs the others )

I don't think anyone posted the new test.

Surprisingly, M3 is not the winner

Well, enjoy.

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carrevi...vs_rivals.html
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      03-31-2008, 11:49 PM   #2
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"There are no such flaws to the exceptional brakes, which were both the best to use and the most powerful here."

"The trouble is, it’s almost too capable; the BMW doesn’t feel as special to drive as the Merc, and its limits are simply too high to safely explore on public roads."

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"There are no such flaws to the exceptional brakes, which were both the best to use and the most powerful here."

"The trouble is, itís almost too capable; the BMW doesnít feel as special to drive as the Merc, and its limits are simply too high to safely explore on public roads."

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What a bunch of BS!
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i was wondering when the merc marketing department gonna do something and bribe some magazines to get some positive feedback
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I don't get it, they say the M3 handles and brakes better but the Merc is more fun to drive??

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"Left alone, the auto hunts around too much, changing down unnecessarily instead of using the awesome mid-range torque. It’s best to select Manual mode instead of Sport or Comfort and use the paddles, but even so, we think Lexus’s eight-speeder is smoother and faster. The M3 also offers marginally better braking performance and handling – although the C63 is more fun to drive."

That excerp makes no sense, the transmition is worse than the ISF's, the M3 Handles and brakes much better. I think they chose the Benz just because of the 1st sentence the big engine!
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I don't get it, they say the M3 handles and brakes better but the Merc is more fun to drive??

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when was merc ever fun to drive?
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Oh man, my car is too perfect and it never does anything I don't want it to do. Sounds like the Merc does that though (remember the Apple Test?), so I'll trade mine in for a Merc then.
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Oh man, my car is too perfect and it never does anything I don't want it to do. Sounds like the Merc does that though (remember the Apple Test?), so I'll trade mine in for a Merc then.
Didn't clarkson say "when do you feel the most alive when you're that close to death?" hammond was "everytime you get out of the car the greatest feeling is to get out alive."
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Didn't clarkson say "when do you feel the most alive when you're that close to death?" hammond was "everytime you get out of the car the greatest feeling is to get out alive."
Calls for a otherwise stock CiviC with a heavily modded 400hp engine!
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Calls for a stick CiviC with a heavily modded 400hp engine!
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Just watched the video. Not a very professional test. the guy said that the merc has 100 hp more than the other two. hihi
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"There are no such flaws to the exceptional brakes, which were both the best to use and the most powerful here."

"The trouble is, itís almost too capable; the BMW doesnít feel as special to drive as the Merc, and its limits are simply too high to safely explore on public roads."

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Thats BS an Enzo's limits are far too high for the street but it still won against its competition (what competition their was)
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Merc wins even without the 2009 sport package thats coming, interesting.

It is the first comparo I have seen that the M3 didn't win.


What is really funny. The so-called "M3 killer"(IS-F), labeled by Lexus fanboys. Gets last place again, every review it gets last.
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