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      05-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question 2012 GTR or 2012 M3???

As the Title States, I will soon be in the Market for a new car, as of now I drive a fully Loaded 335i, I have always wanted an M, but the temptation for the GTR is too great and I'm heavily leaning towards it, My conceren is that I do not know much about the GTR, but I am currently doing alot of research. Wanted to get some opinions from M3 driver's who might have gone through this similar situation, Why would you take the M3 over a GTR?
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      05-10-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Was in your exact position.... For me it came down to the 6mt.
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      05-10-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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To me the M3 and GTR are two different cars in two different categories. M3 is more of a touring sports car while the GTR is an actual sports car. Not to mention the huge price difference. If money were not an option I think you would see a lot more GTR's being sold though. But its just to expensive.. But you get what you pay for, it will beat the M3 in every track type category. But honestly a car that starts at $55k vs one at $90k. That's a huge difference. You should be comparing the GTR to a 911 IMO if you have that kind of money. Don't get me wrong the M3 is a great car, but i'd take the GTR if money were not an option.
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GTR... although i love 6MT but as i am getting old and lazy im going towards DCT.

NO DOUBT GTR will be my 1st option.
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      05-10-2011, 01:34 PM   #5
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As the Title States, I will soon be in the Market for a new car, as of now I drive a fully Loaded 335i, I have always wanted an M, but the temptation for the GTR is too great and I'm heavily leaning towards it, My conceren is that I do not know much about the GTR, but I am currently doing alot of research. Wanted to get some opinions from M3 driver's who might have gone through this similar situation, Why would you take the M3 over a GTR?
Can't go wrong with either as they are both great cars. The GTR is obviously much faster and handles much better. However, it is also larger, bulky, clunky and maintenance is very expensive.

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completely different cars that shouldn't be compared or cross shopped.
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      05-10-2011, 01:37 PM   #7
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GT-R

It's just so rare. With the much higher price of the GT-R and the awesome warranty on the M3 I just couldn't justify it for myself - but if you have the money then DO IT!
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      05-10-2011, 01:38 PM   #8
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Go For the new 2012 GTR if you can afford it. It has been significantly improved in many areas over the previous years. And as others have stated before, it's a different category, as compared to the M. The GTR does not ride as smooth, and some owners do not feel it's a good daily, as opposed to the M. For me, it would be my next choice in "stepping up" from the M. On a side note, I saw a Matte Black 2012 GTR this past weekend, that the thing looked like the damn Batmobile, I could not stop staring at it. It makes me want to wrap my AW M.

I say test drive both, and make sure you know what your getting yourself into. You can never go wrong with an M, but the GTR takes the "sport" to a new level.
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      05-10-2011, 01:39 PM   #9
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As the Title States, I will soon be in the Market for a new car, as of now I drive a fully Loaded 335i, I have always wanted an M, but the temptation for the GTR is too great and I'm heavily leaning towards it, My conceren is that I do not know much about the GTR, but I am currently doing alot of research. Wanted to get some opinions from M3 driver's who might have gone through this similar situation, Why would you take the M3 over a GTR?
Why aren't you looking at GT3 too? it's only 40K more than GTR!!
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Go For the new 2012 GTR if you can afford it. It has been significantly improved in many areas over the previous years. And as others have stated before, it's a different category, as compared to the M. The GTR does not ride as smooth, and some owners do not feel it's a good daily, as opposed to the M. For me, it would be my next choice in "stepping up" from the M. On a side note, I saw a Matte Black 2012 GTR this past weekend, that the thing looked like the damn Batmobile, I could not stop staring at it. It makes me want to wrap my AW M.

I say test drive both, and make sure you know what your getting yourself into. You can never go wrong with an M, but the GTR takes the "sport" to a new level.
in laguna???
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GTR is more of a competition with the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Brute force for GTR - weekend car
Handling for M3 - daily drive car



Here is an small article about the GTR's superior AWD tech

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/ni...ned-35006.html
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Go For the new 2012 GTR if you can afford it. It has been significantly improved in many areas over the previous years. And as others have stated before, it's a different category, as compared to the M. The GTR does not ride as smooth, and some owners do not feel it's a good daily, as opposed to the M. For me, it would be my next choice in "stepping up" from the M. On a side note, I saw a Matte Black 2012 GTR this past weekend, that the thing looked like the damn Batmobile, I could not stop staring at it. It makes me want to wrap my AW M.

I say test drive both, and make sure you know what your getting yourself into. You can never go wrong with an M, but the GTR takes the "sport" to a new level.

agreed. I think a lot of people get the GT-R without preparing themselves for its compromises. I'd be willing to bet that there are more GT-R's put up for sale within the first 18 months than most any other car. it's an amazing machine but has its costs.
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don't mean to hijack your thread, but i'm about to enter the produce department at my local grocery store and was wondering if i should buy an apple or an orange?
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Why aren't you looking at GT3 too? it's only 40K more than GTR!!
40k more is alot.
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in laguna???
I was on the 73 going North. The GTR was behind me getting from Newport. He could be in Laguna. I have not seen many Matte Black GTRs, looked so sick. He even had the rear tail-lights tinted, but only the red outer circles, so the white lens with red LED's were visible. Also had what looked like a HKS Ti exhaust and Stock wheels painted black. Tastefully modded.
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40k more is alot.
hahha yeahh idkk what that guy was thinking....
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don't mean to hijack your thread, but i'm about to enter the produce department at my local grocery store and was wondering if i should buy an apple or an orange?
I say Orange, everyone needs more Vitamin C!
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40k more is alot.
Exactly my point!! M3 --> equally equipped GTR would be close to 35K increase.
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I was on the 73 going North. The GTR was behind me getting from Newport. He could be in Laguna. I have not seen many Matte Black GTRs, looked so sick. He even had the rear tail-lights tinted, but only the red outer circles, so the white lens with red LED's were visible. Also had what looked like a HKS Ti exhaust and Stock wheels painted black. Tastefully modded.
yup yup thats him.....it was one of the gtr i really liked!
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Exactly my point!! M3 --> equally equipped GTR would be close to 35K increase.
not really a gtr is 90k and it comes with most of the options you need...M3 is 74k with about the same options...
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GTR, all day, any day. That thing is a true beast, and really should be tracked at every chance possible.

And at $30K more than an M3, I'm not sure if they should even be compared to one another.

It would be like comparing a 128i to an M3 coupe. If you can afford the M3 (i.e. GTR) and understand it's a wild horse, just do it.
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I would get the apple since an orange is a pain in the ass to peel and is just more messy.

Also the orange does not come with a 6MT option and costs a lot more to maintain.

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