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      03-09-2007, 04:13 AM   #1
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Cancelled my order/took back deposit!!!

After FINALLY seeing what i believe will be the finished article i have decided to cancel my order for the new M3.I find the car just to much(apart from the bonnet)the same as a standard coupe.While we all know that the power is going to be over 400hp i just dont think it's going to be that much faster:mad: .I also have a craving for a porsche which i don't think will go away until ive had 1 So im going to keep my CSL for another year and hopefully by the time i have saved a bit i will look at the following porkers:911 tt,911 GT3,911 GT3RS(All 996 models as i could never afford a 997 in those models!)
I hope all off you lad's enjoy your new m3 when it comes and i'll see you on the roads SCAGS
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      03-09-2007, 06:58 AM   #2
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It will be a LOT faster than the 335, but, I completely agree that all the 911 variants that you mentioned are excellent choices.
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      03-09-2007, 07:11 AM   #3
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It will be a LOT faster than the 335, but, I completely agree that all the 911 variants that you mentioned are excellent choices.
The Missus probably will be wantin weins soon so i'll need to get the 2 seat thing out of the way
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      03-09-2007, 08:27 AM   #4
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The Missus probably will be wantin weins soon so i'll need to get the 2 seat thing out of the way

Better get the GT3RS now then and the TT when the chitlins arrive. That can be your family car. LOL
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      03-09-2007, 08:35 AM   #5
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Better get the GT3RS now then and the TT when the chitlins arrive. That can be your family car. LOL
My arse has trouble fitting in the CSL seats so it would be fun to see what the GT3RS is like

I really wanted to like the new M3 but for the cash i just think you can get so much better
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      03-09-2007, 12:18 PM   #6
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I really wanted to like the new M3 but for the cash i just think you can get so much better
i assume you have driven it...
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      03-09-2007, 02:08 PM   #7
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Very interesting

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After FINALLY seeing what i believe will be the finished article i have decided to cancel my order for the new M3.I find the car just to much(apart from the bonnet)the same as a standard coupe.While we all know that the power is going to be over 400hp i just dont think it's going to be that much faster:mad: .I also have a craving for a porsche which i don't think will go away until ive had 1 So im going to keep my CSL for another year and hopefully by the time i have saved a bit i will look at the following porkers:911 tt,911 GT3,911 GT3RS(All 996 models as i could never afford a 997 in those models!)
I hope all off you lad's enjoy your new m3 when it comes and i'll see you on the roads SCAGS
Wow I am on the opposite end of the spectrum. I think it looks TOO much different than the 335i. Funny how folks can see things exactly opposite, given the same exact thing. However, this sucker is going to be brutally fast. I am so sure it will be neck and neck (or faster) than the M5 to 60/100. Sure 530hp (M5 is under rated) will pull away at some point but this thing is going to be fast. Check out my older thread on power to weight ratio here. It will be fantastic for this car. Last but not least it will be geared for speed. The E46 M3 was not all that stellar on power to weight but it still hauled a$$. Go for what you are lusting, that is the best decision, but hopefully you will at least see one of these on the streets and have a tinge of regret! Cheers.
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      03-15-2007, 10:19 AM   #8
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Took my deposit back also. Going to wait a couple years into production for DSG, BMW to work out the kinks, and wait for the looks to grow on me.
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      03-15-2007, 10:23 AM   #9
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Took my deposit back also. Going to wait a couple years into production for DSG, BMW to work out the kinks, and wait for the looks to grow on me.
I know when i see one i'll probably regret it but seein as i'll be in 911 tt or GT3RS then i'll only be seein them in the mirror
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      03-15-2007, 10:31 AM   #10
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After FINALLY seeing what i believe will be the finished article i have decided to cancel my order for the new M3.I find the car just to much(apart from the bonnet)the same as a standard coupe.While we all know that the power is going to be over 400hp i just dont think it's going to be that much faster:mad: .I also have a craving for a porsche which i don't think will go away until ive had 1 So im going to keep my CSL for another year and hopefully by the time i have saved a bit i will look at the following porkers:911 tt,911 GT3,911 GT3RS(All 996 models as i could never afford a 997 in those models!)
I hope all off you lad's enjoy your new m3 when it comes and i'll see you on the roads SCAGS
you were planning to trade in your CSL?
if i ever get to own one, i will never sell it back...
but yeah, 911s are nice
good luck~
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      03-15-2007, 01:18 PM   #11
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For pure performance I predict that the E92 M3 < E46 CSL. The E92 might be a bit quicker in a straight line (but not much) but the CSL will definitely beat it everywhere else.

In terms of the comment that the M3 will be way faster than the 335i, that is assuming the 335i owner does not add PROcede (piggyback ECU) to the mix for a mere $1300. Suddenly it will be very close (although the M3 will still be faster in a longer race due to 40 HP or so more power than the 335i).

M3 is not all just about straight line speed, that is for sure!
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      03-15-2007, 10:22 PM   #12
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big fra, the 996TT, GT3 and 3RS have been in my mind for the past year as well. I've even thought about switching to the CSL at one point. been driving the SMG for 3 years and wanting to go for something more hardcore. however, after seeing the geneva launch and rumours around, I'm in doubt that I'll wait for the E92 M if there'll be no SMG/DSG or anything less than 420hps. cheers.

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After FINALLY seeing what i believe will be the finished article i have decided to cancel my order for the new M3.I find the car just to much(apart from the bonnet)the same as a standard coupe.While we all know that the power is going to be over 400hp i just dont think it's going to be that much faster:mad: .I also have a craving for a porsche which i don't think will go away until ive had 1 So im going to keep my CSL for another year and hopefully by the time i have saved a bit i will look at the following porkers:911 tt,911 GT3,911 GT3RS(All 996 models as i could never afford a 997 in those models!)
I hope all off you lad's enjoy your new m3 when it comes and i'll see you on the roads SCAGS
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      03-15-2007, 10:33 PM   #13
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Dude i would keep my CSL anyways the CSL is so sick!!!!
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yeah, with the procede, 335i's will pose a challenge until you add some twisties and that lsd sure would come in handy. But def gonna wait till dsg is in the mix. Till then im ridin the 335i
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      03-16-2007, 03:35 AM   #15
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Dude i would keep my CSL anyways the CSL is so sick!!!!

Oh dont get me wrong,i LOVE my CSL but like everything else after a while you want a change
The grass is always greener on the other side eh
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yeah, with the procede, 335i's will pose a challenge until you add some twisties and that lsd sure would come in handy. But def gonna wait till dsg is in the mix. Till then im ridin the 335i
I thought I heard somewhere that the 335i has a LSD.
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