BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-05-2008, 03:51 PM   #45
GT3 Tim
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rai View Post
do you have M-drive?

how does the M3 compare to the GT3?
I have the DKG (dual Clutch Tranny), if that is what you mean.

Many have asked how the M3 compares to the GT3.

They are two completely different animals.

The GT3 shines at the track. There is nothing I have driven, short of a fully prepped track car, that compares...period.

The M3 is a street car...period. Yeah, you can track it and have a lot of fun, which I will, but it is not a "track car" like the GT3.

The GT3 accelerates faster, turns in quicker, communicates better, brakes better (at least the feel is better and more communicative), and does just about anything related to the track BETTER.

The M3 does just about anything you would want a street car to do BETTER.

It really depends on what you want out of a car. You really cannot compare the two as they are designed for two completely different uses.

I prefer the M3 now as I want a street car that is fairly comfy, can transport my family, can carry more than two bags of groceries, and one I can drive around town without much of a problem.

I have been tracking for about 11 years and instructing the last 4. I am sort of burnt out on the track, although I am sure I will take the M up there, toss it around, and see what it can do. But I will never mistake the M for a track car, because it is not.

So, without writing a novel, right now, I prefer the M because it fits my usage much better than the GT3 ever did (except on the track). For me, right now, it is the "better" car.
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2008, 05:11 PM   #46
rai
Captain
 
rai's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 coupe with DCT
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: maryland

Posts: 649
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GT3 Tim View Post
I have the DKG (dual Clutch Tranny), if that is what you mean
sorry, I meant to say M-button.

I want sport plus mode, MDM and D5 so I just have to push that every time I start the car.
rai is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2008, 05:42 PM   #47
Kobaiyashi
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 08 E90 M3 (JetBlack/FoxRedExt)
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: East Bay, CA

Posts: 311
iTrader: (0)

GT3 TIM,

I don't want to quote your entire post and make this thread even more long, but I did want to comment that it was excellent. Honest and thoughtful with good insight into the behavior of the car. Please do post your impressions when you finally do track your M3 as I'm sure many of us would love to hear your thoughts.
Kobaiyashi is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-06-2008, 10:27 AM   #48
GT3 Tim
Moderator
 
GT3 Tim's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 E90 M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sacramento, CA

Posts: 1,897
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kobaiyashi View Post
GT3 TIM,

I don't want to quote your entire post and make this thread even more long, but I did want to comment that it was excellent. Honest and thoughtful with good insight into the behavior of the car. Please do post your impressions when you finally do track your M3 as I'm sure many of us would love to hear your thoughts.
I will do so! Thanks.
__________________
Tim (apparently likes "3" cars)
E90 M3 -- Current ride
2004 GT3 -- Sold
1997 M3/4 -- Sold
1995 M3 -- Sold
GT3 Tim is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST