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      02-24-2008, 08:26 PM   #23
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Yes, just for the record if you like to go in a straight line, get a modified 335. It's freaking hilarious how some of the 'M' crowd scream all-around track performance until reviews come out like this, and then they go back to straight-line performance.

However, the silver lining is I've read where people are already getting below MSRP discounts here Stateside on the M3 before the car is even released. Competition is a good thing.

Yes that is true that we are talking about straight-line performance because it is one aspect of the M3's well rounded track performance.
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Yes, just for the record if you like to go in a straight line, get a modified 335. It's freaking hilarious how some of the 'M' crowd scream all-around track performance until reviews come out like this, and then they go back to straight-line performance.

However, the silver lining is I've read where people are already getting below MSRP discounts here Stateside on the M3 before the car is even released. Competition is a good thing.

Oh yeah I forgot to include other great things about the M3 other than straight-line performance, The M3 also pulls .98gs around the skidpad and does a slalom at 71.4 mph.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/assets/d..._datapanel.pdf
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      02-24-2008, 10:21 PM   #25
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Oh yeah I forgot to include other great things about the M3 other than straight-line performance, The M3 also pulls .98gs around the skidpad and does a slalom at 71.4 mph.

http://www.roadandtrack.com/assets/d..._datapanel.pdf
Great, for 2 laps you will have lots of fun! And oh, btw...no dry sump lubrication so I'd be pretty careful about going through too many slaloms at once...

The M3 is a great street car and offers great number for a few minutes for a 4-5 seater. I'll even say the Sedan offers something the competition does not, and thus furthers BMW's reputation as the world's best sport sedan company. But as a track oriented coupe, it's no better than 3rd in my book for the money, and when barely used CPO's comes into the equation, just not a competitor for my money. But the M3 should not feel bad, the M6 fits the exact same mold.
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      02-24-2008, 10:28 PM   #26
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Great, for 2 laps you will have lots of fun!
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i vote gtr car of the year
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