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      02-01-2012, 06:14 PM   #23
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pretty soon this is gonna turn into "you're 19 driving a $70k car?" thread
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      02-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #24
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*hoping thread gets moved to "M3 vs." and dies.*
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      02-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #25
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pretty soon this is gonna turn into "you're 19 driving a $70k car?" thread
Now that you mention it
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      02-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #26
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pretty soon this is gonna turn into "you're 19 driving a $70k car?" thread
Oh awk why not start LOL.....
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      02-01-2012, 09:12 PM   #27
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I live in Livermore, work in Pleasanton. If there's an East Bay meet, please let me know.
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      02-01-2012, 09:14 PM   #28
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It doesn't matter what you drive, someone will say some other car is better/faster/cheaper etc. You can own a 458 Italia and someone will say the MP4-12C is better or the GT-R is faster...

Really no point. Just enjoy what you have. Everyone buys cars for different reasons. "Better" is subjective. I happen to find the Prius does many things better than the M3. Does that mean I'd rather drive a Prius?
Aside from mileage, just WHAT does the Prius do better than an M3? I tend to hold the same opinion of the Prius as Jeremy Clarkson, although I feel that he pulls his punches just a bit too much when discussing those things.
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      02-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #29
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That's intelligent...
Ummm... I don't think that's a requirement in this thread.
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      02-02-2012, 02:19 AM   #31
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Aside from mileage, just WHAT does the Prius do better than an M3? I tend to hold the same opinion of the Prius as Jeremy Clarkson, although I feel that he pulls his punches just a bit too much when discussing those things.
The real question is what does it NOT do better than the M3.

http://jalopnik.com/5817127
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Thanks for the laughs guys. I just got a brand new m3 and a few of my friends are hating saying I should have gotten a c63. Told them I wanted a manual
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      02-02-2012, 02:49 AM   #33
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Aside from mileage, just WHAT does the Prius do better than an M3? I tend to hold the same opinion of the Prius as Jeremy Clarkson, although I feel that he pulls his punches just a bit too much when discussing those things.
It does have better mileage, it costs less to maintain, it is pretty comfortable, it has more cargo space because it's a hatchback with folding rear seats, it is more reliable... it's better at all those boring things than an M3.

The M3 is just better at all the other things that the Prius isn't good at. Different cars for different purposes.
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      02-02-2012, 05:42 AM   #34
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M3, C63, RS4/RS5, IS-F, CTS-V.....These are all the same class of car. None of them suck. In the spectrum of all cars, in fact, they all totally kick ass. They all have their strengths and their weaknesses. You can't go wrong with any of them. It's really about personal needs and preference.
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I have a M3, my dad is getting a C63 this year. Different cars for different people to be honest. Enjoy what you drive I like my M3 being a vert with its 2 doors, my dad likes to have 4. As VVG said, personal needs and preference. Don't worry about what others think you should have got because trust me you will go mad trying to live up to others expectations.
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      02-02-2012, 08:27 AM   #36
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      02-02-2012, 08:58 AM   #37
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the cool one...how's that for a license plate? LEKOOL1
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      02-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #38
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Re: Prius: I hate the higher seating position and short seats that cut off my circulation as I'm relatively tall (6'2"). M3 has folding rear seats too; great utility. Costs zero $ to maintain during my ownership period. As for reliability, M3 is the most reliable car I've ever owned, ZERO issues.

That leaves gas mileage (ok, and rear tires). Ok, Prius wins.
RE: Prius

The Prius has way larger cargo space than the M3. You can put down the M3 rear seats sure, but that's just length. The Prius has enough space to fit large items as the hatchback design allows you to have both length and height. It's like having a CUV without extra height.

I'm not nearly as tall so the Prius seats fit me fine.

I've had some weird problems with the M3 that I've never seen in any Japanese car I've owned in the past 10 years so reliability is out the window.

As for maintenance, I keep cars past the warranty period as I exceed the warranty mileage fairly quickly.
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      02-02-2012, 02:06 PM   #39
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Unless the Prius is on the track...Top Gear ran the M3 against the Prius on the track and the Prius return 17.x mpg vs 19.x for the M3.
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      02-06-2012, 09:40 AM   #40
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Wow now we're comparing m3s to the prius. What has the world come too my m3 coupe which I worked do hard to get is being compared to a Prius my heart is broken my soul gone
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      02-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #41
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i clicked on this thread, was not expecting this, kind of like the last 20 secs of this video:

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      02-06-2012, 10:18 AM   #42
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Was not expecting this from this thread:

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      02-07-2012, 01:06 PM   #43
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