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) > Regional Forums > USA - NY / NJ / CT / PA
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-11-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
phalien
///M POW3R
 
phalien's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 SMG/ 2007 BMW M6 Vert
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mendham, NJ

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

Used M6 or New M3? Hardest Decision Ever.

Whats up guys,

I'm currently looking at Used 2007 CPO M6 Coupe in addition to a 09 BMW M3w/ DCT. I've test drove both cars and I'm in love with them equally. Both cars have their pros and cons which I have thoroughly evaluated. I would like to hear from current E92 M3 owners.

I currently own a 2003.5 BMW M3 which is for sale, priced at 25,500. If you guys know of anybody interested, please let me know,

Here's the details: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/1069156161.html



PH
phalien is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 10:41 AM   #2
alpineweissM3
I love my beautiful wife!
 
Drives: e90 ///M
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Pittsburgh

Posts: 630
iTrader: (0)

If you're in love with them equally, then it must be for different reasons. These are 2 completely different machines. Decide what factors are more important to you and go with that one. Personally, I don't care for either the M5 or M6, but that's just me.
alpineweissM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 10:49 AM   #3
artur777!
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: M3 e92
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Europe

Posts: 37
iTrader: (0)

Go with M6
artur777! is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 10:54 AM   #4
J08M3
Major General
 
J08M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 COUPE
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NEW YORK

Posts: 6,012
iTrader: (8)

current e92 owners chose the M3
__________________
J08M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 10:55 AM   #5
Sticky
Banned
 
Drives: E92 Jerez DCT M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Anaheim Hills / Malibu

Posts: 2,244
iTrader: (0)

Was in the same position, went with the M3, haven't looked back.
Sticky is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
!Xoible
Banned
 
Drives: ....
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: .

Posts: 46,037
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 M3  [3.50]
2007 335i  [4.50]
2008 528i  [4.00]
2006 Infiniti - G35 ...  [4.00]
i'd choose the M3 over the M6. unless u want to show a "social status"
!Xoible is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 02:47 PM   #7
MJC///M3
Colonel
 
MJC///M3's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 SSII E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bronx, NYC

Posts: 2,327
iTrader: (0)

M3
__________________
"You will get there, but it is up to you and you alone. It is what you are willing to do, and how you are willing to get there. You must be relentless, you must be tireless, you must pursue at all costs, so that you are ready, when the time is right." -Dad
MJC///M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #8
EOE90
Colonel
 
EOE90's Avatar
 
Drives: AW Power
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Laker City

Posts: 2,426
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to EOE90
kill your wife or kill your son? hardest decision ever.

go for the m3
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by buschy View Post
you cannot buy a M3 for a commuter. it is only to be used on the tract. It drives horrible on the freeway, and is very uncomfortable for any longer then 20 minutes.
EOE90 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 03:42 PM   #9
JC919
Lieutenant Colonel
 
JC919's Avatar
 
Drives: CSL
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

Posts: 1,799
iTrader: (0)

M3 is a lot more fun to drive. M6 is unfortunately too heavy for me.
JC919 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 03:56 PM   #10
ase2dais
//Mdicted
 
ase2dais's Avatar
 
Drives: a Cop Magnet
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: 495 Ring

Posts: 9,874
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
+1

drove both at the Performance Center last week, M3 is much more fun especially if its DCT
ase2dais is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 04:15 PM   #11
Dascamel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Dascamel's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 e92 M3, 2010 e91 328i
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bakersfield, CA

Posts: 1,662
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JC919 View Post
M3 is a lot more fun to drive. M6 is unfortunately too heavy for me.
+1

M3 is already heavy enough, the extra weight of the M6 can be really felt.
__________________
2008 E92 M3 Jerez Black,DCT,Fox Red ext,Prem,Tech,19", ipod/usb, CF roof and trim
2010 E91 328i Space Gray,Black int, M sport, most options
2007 Montego Blue 335i (retired)
Dascamel is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 04:50 PM   #12
T Bone
Brigadier General
 
T Bone's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The land where we kill baby seals

Posts: 4,021
iTrader: (0)

You need to make the call on what you value on the streets. But on the track, I have driven the M3, M5 and M6 back to back at VIR.

The M3 and M6 feel very similar at the track in terms of turn in. The M3 is better on lateral transfers. The M5 is definitely way heavier and you could feel it at the track. The M6 weighs something like 3900 pounds so a few hundred more than the M3.

But power, the M6 is alot more powerful and it shows on the straights. See my full report here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...dvanced+school

In terms of financial value, you get alot more car with any used car and in Canada the only option for the M6 was full or extended leather. Nav etc is standard.

You really can't go wrong with either one.
__________________
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari
T Bone is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 05:05 PM   #13
M3 vert
Lieutenant Colonel
 
M3 vert's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 M3, '12 750ix, 760Li Ind.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Everywhere...

Posts: 1,793
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
You need to make the call on what you value on the streets. But on the track, I have driven the M3, M5 and M6 back to back at VIR.

The M3 and M6 feel very similar at the track in terms of turn in. The M3 is better on lateral transfers. The M5 is definitely way heavier and you could feel it at the track. The M6 weighs something like 3900 pounds so a few hundred more than the M3.

But power, the M6 is alot more powerful and it shows on the straights. See my full report here: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...dvanced+school

In terms of financial value, you get alot more car with any used car and in Canada the only option for the M6 was full or extended leather. Nav etc is standard.



You really can't go wrong with either one.
Depends if you are going for looks or pure performance, because handsdown the E92 M3 Coupe will actually outperform the M6 coupe on certain sections of the track due to its lighter weight and nimble steering!
however the M6 looks wise is not a bad one at all...and its more rare then an
M3, but if you are looking at vert's I would say consider the E93 M3 (not that I am biased, I have driven both!) the E93 M3 has a more of a GT feel to it and is quieter (no windnoise) and is useable all year around (beacause of its hardtop)
M3 vert is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 05:16 PM   #14
bmwm3nyc
Private
 
Drives: 2007 Alpine White E60 M5
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NYC

Posts: 90
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by phalien View Post
Whats up guys,

I'm currently looking at Used 2007 CPO M6 Coupe in addition to a 09 BMW M3w/ DCT. I've test drove both cars and I'm in love with them equally. Both cars have their pros and cons which I have thoroughly evaluated. I would like to hear from current E92 M3 owners.

I currently own a 2003.5 BMW M3 which is for sale, priced at 25,500. If you guys know of anybody interested, please let me know,

Here's the details: http://newjersey.craigslist.org/cto/1069156161.html



PH

I had a similar choice recently between a new M3 to replace my e46 m3 or a 2007 Certified M5 with 10000 miles. I chose the M5. Both are great cars. You really cant go wrong with either choice. It really depends on what you want/need out of the car.
bmwm3nyc is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 05:28 PM   #15
M3 vert
Lieutenant Colonel
 
M3 vert's Avatar
 
Drives: E93 M3, '12 750ix, 760Li Ind.
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Everywhere...

Posts: 1,793
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwm3nyc View Post
I had a similar choice recently between a new M3 to replace my e46 m3 or a 2007 Certified M5 with 10000 miles. I chose the M5. Both are great cars. You really cant go wrong with either choice. It really depends on what you want/need out of the car.
except the new redesigned M5 is coming out at the end of this year, which is why for someone who likes to drive the current bodystyle, will be a definite no-no
M3 vert is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 05:33 PM   #16
T Bone
Brigadier General
 
T Bone's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The land where we kill baby seals

Posts: 4,021
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by M3 vert View Post
except the new redesigned M5 is coming out at the end of this year, which is why for someone who likes to drive the current bodystyle, will be a definite no-no

You are misguided. It is clear you haven't driven the cars, other than your own (you equate handling with light steering??!!??) and you have no clue when the refresh for the 5 series and 6 series are coming.
__________________
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari
T Bone is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-11-2009, 05:58 PM   #17
MTROIS
Major
 
MTROIS's Avatar
 
Drives: on the wrong side of the Ocean
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Jersey, USA

Posts: 1,111
iTrader: (0)

Not only do I think that the M3 is more sporty than the M6, but ' New car' always wins over 'Used car' for me!

At the end of the day, I am sure you will have fun with both.
__________________
2008 M3 Coupé | 1995 M3 LTW | BMW CCA Instructor
MTROIS is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2009, 12:23 PM   #18
phalien
///M POW3R
 
phalien's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 SMG/ 2007 BMW M6 Vert
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mendham, NJ

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

Thanks for your input guys,

I have test drove both cars extensively and I dont really feel a wieght difference in regards to straight line speed. The M3 i test drove had 8 miles on it, so I couldnt exert the car that much although I did feel a significant wieght difference from my current E46 M3. One thing I loved about the M6 is the amazing sound of the V10, its unlike any other exhaust you'll ever hear; it's a unique note developed from the engineers at M. The M3 on the other has a load, exasperated note, which is nice although I would definitely need to buy a Remus, Dinan, or Eisenmann AM exhaust to give it a throatier sound. I've found an 2007 M6 Convertible at 65,000 with 7,900 miles, SMG, CPO. I think this is a steal.

Another major factor that is wieghing in my decision is the 2010/2011 6 series redesign. I'm not entirely happy with the fact that I'd be financing a car for 5 years, just to have it redesigned in 2 or 3 and being upside down when trading it in.

PH
phalien is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2009, 01:48 PM   #19
T Bone
Brigadier General
 
T Bone's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The land where we kill baby seals

Posts: 4,021
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by phalien View Post
Thanks for your input guys,

I have test drove both cars extensively and I dont really feel a wieght difference in regards to straight line speed. The M3 i test drove had 8 miles on it, so I couldnt exert the car that much although I did feel a significant wieght difference from my current E46 M3. One thing I loved about the M6 is the amazing sound of the V10, its unlike any other exhaust you'll ever hear; it's a unique note developed from the engineers at M. The M3 on the other has a load, exasperated note, which is nice although I would definitely need to buy a Remus, Dinan, or Eisenmann AM exhaust to give it a throatier sound. I've found an 2007 M6 Convertible at 65,000 with 7,900 miles, SMG, CPO. I think this is a steal.

Another major factor that is wieghing in my decision is the 2010/2011 6 series redesign. I'm not entirely happy with the fact that I'd be financing a car for 5 years, just to have it redesigned in 2 or 3 and being upside down when trading it in.

PH
Congrats... Get a Supersprint or Dinan exhaust....it sounds way better than stock. You will scare women and children.
__________________
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari
T Bone is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2009, 02:35 PM   #20
phalien
///M POW3R
 
phalien's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 SMG/ 2007 BMW M6 Vert
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mendham, NJ

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

haha i know. Do you know whats going on w/ Dinan? Rumor has it is that BMW is trying to disassociate themselves with them. There are 2 Certified Dinan Auto Shops in North Jersey which are highly regarded. Will a Dinan Exhaust ruin my warranty? Cuz if so, I'll stay stock.
__________________
E46 M3 + 2007 M6 Vert = 833 HP at my disposal.
phalien is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #21
T Bone
Brigadier General
 
T Bone's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The land where we kill baby seals

Posts: 4,021
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by phalien View Post
haha i know. Do you know whats going on w/ Dinan? Rumor has it is that BMW is trying to disassociate themselves with them. There are 2 Certified Dinan Auto Shops in North Jersey which are highly regarded. Will a Dinan Exhaust ruin my warranty? Cuz if so, I'll stay stock.

Cat back is fine. Only rumors and speculation on what is going on with Dinan....

I have Supersprint for my M6.....
__________________
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari
T Bone is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-13-2009, 01:38 PM   #22
phalien
///M POW3R
 
phalien's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 SMG/ 2007 BMW M6 Vert
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mendham, NJ

Posts: 65
iTrader: (0)

did the SS exhaust void the M6's warranty?
__________________
E46 M3 + 2007 M6 Vert = 833 HP at my disposal.
phalien 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 04:36 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