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      10-26-2010, 04:25 PM   #45
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I wrote a full in depth and impartial comparison between my 335i and my M3. I posted it up in the E90 section to help other members who are considering making the switch/interested in the differences between the two cars.

Might help you with your decision:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7953563
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      10-26-2010, 04:37 PM   #46
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the reason i cant compare is because of the 335 reliability issue (fuel pump)
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      10-26-2010, 09:59 PM   #47
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I wrote a full in depth and impartial comparison between my 335i and my M3. I posted it up in the E90 section to help other members who are considering making the switch/interested in the differences between the two cars.

Might help you with your decision:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=7953563

Thanks great write up!
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31 and have had a 2011 M3 coupe for a month now, still smile every time I drive it, wife likes the car too Had a 2003 350 Z for 7 years before upgrading
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I just turned 18, I am picking up my E92 M3 in a week. I got it as my high school graduation present from my parents.
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I just turned 18, I am picking up my E92 M3 in a week. I got it as my high school graduation present from my parents.
wow nice gift enjoy !
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I just turned 18, I am picking up my E92 M3 in a week. I got it as my high school graduation present from my parents.
i had to buy my own at 20 =(
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I drove my first M3 (E36) when I was 20...it was my uncle's. At 23 got my first M3 (E46). Now I'm 29 I have the E92 M3. I guess once it's ingrained into your head, you won't want anything else. ///M for life!
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im 24 and love the m, its my first bmw and not my last.
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      10-27-2010, 10:37 PM   #57
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I just turned 18, I am picking up my E92 M3 in a week. I got it as my high school graduation present from my parents.
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      10-28-2010, 07:30 AM   #58
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im 24 and love the m, its my first bmw and not my last.
We've had quite a few in the family just hard to convince my mom This car is jus more then a 3 series with a bigger engine .


Any tips on how to convince lol
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      10-28-2010, 08:04 AM   #59
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We've had quite a few in the family just hard to convince my mom This car is jus more then a 3 series with a bigger engine .


Any tips on how to convince lol

When I was 19 and into powerful motorbikes, I used to justify it to my Mum, saying I needed the extra power, to help get out of tricky situations, she believed me bless her.
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      10-28-2010, 08:09 AM   #60
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When I was 19 and into powerful motorbikes, I used to justify it to my Mum, saying I needed the extra power, to help get out of tricky situations, she believed me bless her.
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      10-28-2010, 08:46 AM   #61
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I just turned 18, I am picking up my E92 M3 in a week. I got it as my high school graduation present from my parents.
Damn I'm 23 and paying for it myself. I didn't even get a HS graduation gift let alone an M3. My grad gift was help with buying college books.

Right now I'm driving a 1998 Toyota Avalon
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Damn I'm 23 and paying for it myself. I didn't even get a HS graduation gift let alone an M3. My grad gift was help with buying college books.

Right now I'm driving a 1998 Toyota Avalon
Maybe be tough to answer, all depends on the person. You guys are around my age Do you guys find it hard not to speed. Am I wrong to assume the car is still amazing even though your not using it to it's full potential
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I am 62. Bought my '11 ZCP in July. I have been around the block with performance cars, i.e M5 E39, couple editions of the Porsche turbo 996 & 997, etc. The M3 is a great combo of usablility, performance, looks and comfort in the performance car arena - I love the car.. No Kids at home now so no need for a big people carrier. The tight economy moved me from the turbo to the M3. I am very happy I did, no need to go back to something else for an everyday car.
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I am 62. Bought my '11 ZCP in July. I have been around the block with performance cars, i.e M5 E39, couple editions of the Porsche turbo 996 & 997, etc. The M3 is a great combo of usablility, performance, looks and comfort in the performance car arena - I love the car.. No Kids at home now so no need for a big people carrier. The tight economy moved me from the turbo to the M3. I am very happy I did, no need to go back to something else for an everyday car.
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Nice ! I'm creating a list of why I should get this car vs. Reg 3 series not for my convincing lol. Hopefully with your guys help i'll be able to swing it I got dad on my side now need mom.

Any ideas would help.

Got most reliable BMW
Made in diff factory more work went into engineering car
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The M culture
Got a few more missing anything ?
N/a engine more reliable

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Nice ! I'm creating a list of why I should get this car vs. Reg 3 series not for my convincing lol. Hopefully with your guys help i'll be able to swing it I got dad on my side now need mom.

Any ideas would help.

Got most reliable BMW
Made in diff factory more work went into engineering car
Better made leather components etc.
The M culture
Got a few more missing anything ?
N/a engine more reliable

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I don't know your mum but i would just tell her that you would always wish you had bought the ///M. Show her these vids to explain the difference between a regular BMW and an ///M car............she might understand/appreciate why you want this car



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i had a 335xi it was great right up until the time my supposed fuel pump went and the dealer couldnt fix it . 6 times in the shop in 5 weeks. i was done with the turbo and moved to the M3 which is in a different league than the 335 setting aside me sweating every morning when i started the car and the service engine light came on and the car sputtered horribly.
any other questions? oh i was 47 when i got the 335 and 48 when i got the m3.
im still upset over that 335
how about that the recall happened i think 2 days after i wrote this. i wouldnt touch a twin turbo until it is clearly resolved. its more than the fuel pump and there guessing with software upgrade. stay away unless you want to sweat every morning starting your car.
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