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      05-04-2010, 03:53 AM   #1
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"...the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package that is compatible with everyday life, then the E90 is the best M3 ever, because it is both very, very fast and very, very refined."

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      05-04-2010, 06:45 AM   #5
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Guys we own a future classic. Even if BMW comes out with another M3 sedan one day (which I am sure they will) I am willing to bet there will never be another V8 in it. Makes me wish I could afford to buy two. One to drive and one to keep pristine.
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I wish they would just add a heated steering wheel, would make it untouchable.
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Guys we own a future classic. Even if BMW comes out with another M3 sedan one day (which I am sure they will) I am willing to bet there will never be another V8 in it. Makes me wish I could afford to buy two. One to drive and one to keep pristine.
i wish i can to do the same but one for track and one to keep pristine
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The M3 doesn't make a whole lot of sense for simple performance, since the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 keeps pace for about half the price, plus Sync is better than iDrive. But that's like saying Colt 45 malt liquor will get you just as drunk as Chateau Lafite Rothschild.
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"...the M3 E90 four-door sedan offers a stiffer chassis, more power, plus the utility of four doors. If the point of the M3 is to deliver extraordinary performance in a package that is compatible with everyday life, then the E90 is the best M3 ever, because it is both very, very fast and very, very refined."

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i totally agree with everyone wouldn't trade my e90 for anything else
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Guys we own a future classic. Even if BMW comes out with another M3 sedan one day (which I am sure they will) I am willing to bet there will never be another V8 in it. Makes me wish I could afford to buy two. One to drive and one to keep pristine.
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i wish i can to do the same but one for track and one to keep pristine
Lucky SOG's. I've got my eye on you people




Jus kiddin. I hope you guys enjoy your m3 saloon's. That's one bad car

P.S Someday, I wish I could own a 4 door M3
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E90 M3 FTW!!! I feel this car will become one of those classics as it, along with the E92/E93 are the only v8 M3's to ever hit the market and will probably be the only v8 M3 because plans for the new one are I6 twin turbo.

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Guys we own a future classic. Even if BMW comes out with another M3 sedan one day (which I am sure they will) I am willing to bet there will never be another V8 in it. Makes me wish I could afford to buy two. One to drive and one to keep pristine.
If I could I would. Guaranteed to be a great decision.
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I wish they would just add a heated steering wheel, would make it untouchable.
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The M3 doesn't make a whole lot of sense for simple performance, since the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 keeps pace for about half the price, plus Sync is better than iDrive. But that's like saying Colt 45 malt liquor will get you just as drunk as Chateau Lafite Rothschild.


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Guys we own a future classic. Even if BMW comes out with another M3 sedan one day (which I am sure they will) I am willing to bet there will never be another V8 in it. Makes me wish I could afford to buy two. One to drive and one to keep pristine.
20 years from now when 50% of all the new cars will be electric, and gas will be at least $10 per gallon, you may not be able to afford running even one E90 M3, let alone two.

Other moments you may not be looking forward to in a very long term ownership:
- the moment iDrive ties itself in knots for the last time
- the moment BMW no longer provides map updates for the NAV
- rebuilding the EDC suspension at $1k per corner
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20 years from now when 50% of all the new cars will be electric, and gas will be at least $10 per gallon, you may not be able to afford running even one E90 M3, let alone two.

Other moments you may not be looking forward to in a very long term ownership:
- the moment iDrive ties itself in knots for the last time
- the moment BMW no longer provides map updates for the NAV
- rebuilding the EDC suspension at $1k per corner
etc.
I won't have to worry about that.
- My E90 doesn't come with IDrive
- My E90 doesn't come with Tech Package - GARMIN is good enough for me
- I didn't order my E90 with EDC..Ground Control is good enough for me
- I won't even have to worry about a roof leak as mine doesn't come with sunroof.

I hope it will last 200k miles on original engine..
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Ordered my E90 M3 2 weeks ago - this has just made me want it even more - i cannot wait for this car Anyone who has gone from 335i to M3 ....your opinions on what you have found the biggest differences to be would be appreciated!
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I won't have to worry about that.
- My E90 doesn't come with IDrive
- My E90 doesn't come with Tech Package - GARMIN is good enough for me
- I didn't order my E90 with EDC..Ground Control is good enough for me
- I won't even have to worry about a roof leak as mine doesn't come with sunroof.

I hope it will last 200k miles on original engine..
My comment was a little tongue in the cheek.

By purchasing a Ground Control suspension, you have however essentially prepaid the $3-4k needed to rebuild the EDC shocks.

I do hope the engine lasts 200k miles and that you enjoy it for many years. But the gas might still go up and beyond $10 per gallon.
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