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      11-25-2006, 01:45 AM   #23
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At least we agree to disagree. I still say the Mustang was the wrong example used to make a good point.

I'll give you the "passionate enthusiast" part, you definitely fit that profile. But to say that you are "informed" about a car that is a year away and that most of the information available on forums is pure gossip, you lost me there.

Also don't forget the competition, there will be at least two cars going against the M3 by 2008. I certainly plan to look at them before locking down the M3.

We can still be friends and not have to share the same "enthusiasm" ya know
I am defintiely not one to say I know for sure, in advance of a cars release, what it's specs will be. If you cruise around on this board you will see I am quite quick to criticize folks who seem to swear they know about specs when all of us know almost nothing for sure (damn it sure is fun to make educated guesses, though). I simply beleive history will repeat itself and by knowing (and owning) quite a bit of the history I'd say I am fairly well informed. Glad we are ending this small debate on better terms. Cheers.
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      11-25-2006, 01:49 AM   #24
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Blah, blah, blah. This is turning into an silly argument.

E92 M3 Chassis =

1) MUCH MORE seam wedling and closer spacing on the spot welds. Increasing chassis ridgity 4893274238955%

2) Much beefier suspension components (control arms, braces, etc...)

3) Lighter weight materials used, as compared to its non-M siblings. (Carbon fiber, aluminium, magnesium, titanium, u get the idea)

The M3 chassis and suspension alone is enough to justify it against the 335i with $20K in upgrades.

Not to mention. When your in the office and you tell your buddies that you drive an M3 as opposed to saying I drive a 335i with 20K in upgrades.

Hopefully this gives justice to the M3 > 335i argument.

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P.S. Much love and nothing but respect to all.
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      11-25-2006, 01:06 PM   #25
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Not to mention. When your in the office and you tell your buddies that you drive an M3 as opposed to saying I drive a 335i with 20K in upgrades.
Hey Pete,

you got me with this one!

Didn't think about that one.

Regards to you as well.
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I prepaid $500 for ordering and was #4 at the time, price is MSRP guranteed.
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      11-25-2006, 08:29 PM   #27
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Don't waste your time with Cali dealers. I don't think this forum has any sponsoring dealers, but I know of 2 sponsoring dealers on other BMW boards that will get you on their list at MSRP, no games. Go out of state!
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      11-25-2006, 08:41 PM   #28
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Don't waste your time with Cali dealers. I don't think this forum has any sponsoring dealers, but I know of 2 sponsoring dealers on other BMW boards that will get you on their list at MSRP, no games. Go out of state!
I'll second that. When its time to buy the new car I will take a trip to visit the family back in St. Louis. I have a dealer there I have worked with for years. I pick up the car, have something to drive while I am there, and then a nice little roadtrip back home with the new toy.
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      11-28-2006, 12:49 PM   #29
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I am wondering any of you own the current M3
How much did you pay OTD after the price has been stabilized?
were you able to get discount?
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      11-29-2006, 01:40 PM   #30
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I am wondering any of you own the current M3
How much did you pay OTD after the price has been stabilized?
were you able to get discount?
MSRP for the first SMG car that the dealer received.
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      11-29-2006, 06:24 PM   #31
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MSRP for the first SMG car that the dealer received.
Consensus appears to building around the MSRP=$58K mark for stripped M3.

Will see
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      11-29-2006, 10:36 PM   #32
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I prepaid $500 for ordering and was #4 at the time, price is MSRP guranteed.
Just wondering in general, when people say MSRP guaranteed, does that mean you get MSRP price OTD regardless of loan/paid-off?
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      11-29-2006, 10:59 PM   #33
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Just wondering in general, when people say MSRP guaranteed, does that mean you get MSRP price OTD regardless of loan/paid-off?
OTD?

In the cases I know of it was simply MSRP + options. It was left up to the customer to decide how to pay and that had no effect on the price.
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OTD?

In the cases I know of it was simply MSRP + options. It was left up to the customer to decide how to pay and that had no effect on the price.
OTD = out the door
did anyone get discount for the M3's?
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      11-30-2006, 04:57 PM   #35
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OTD = out the door
did anyone get discount for the M3's?
Discounts were readily available on the E46 M3 after the initial rush was over if you were willing to shop around. As for the E92, it will be tough to get a discount on the early ones unless you either know someone at a dealer or have earned a discount through the purchase of multiple cars at the same dealer. Not impossible though.

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      11-30-2006, 09:27 PM   #36
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Wow, M cars rarely see discounts, unless they are trying to get rid of a model year or when the model has been discontinued...

What kind of discounts did you see around? I haven't heard of anybody getting an M car with a discount. However I have heard of the price going down at unsuccessful dealers...
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      11-30-2006, 09:32 PM   #37
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Lol, seriously man...I am seriously thinking of going out of state to buy one and just pay the taxes...i should be able to save a couple grand...If I can't get it for MSRP at my dealer.
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      11-30-2006, 11:38 PM   #39
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Discounts were readily available on the E46 M3 after the initial rush was over if you were willing to shop around. As for the E92, it will be tough to get a discount on the early ones unless you either know someone at a dealer or have earned a discount through the purchase of multiple cars at the same dealer. Not impossible though.

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yah....i want to buy it at 2010...so that should be enough time
wat was the best price for the E46?
I am just looking at around how much discount
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yah....i want to buy it at 2010...so that should be enough time
wat was the best price for the E46?
I am just looking at around how much discount
Don't take this the wrong way, but there's no point in thinking about price now for a car you're buying in 2010 and wondering what the discount will be.

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      12-01-2006, 12:44 AM   #41
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Bob Smith BMW in Calabasas has a strict policy of NEVER marking up there cars, regardless of which car it is .

If some dealer told you there'd be a $20K mark up either A) He's a fvcking clown and doesn't know $hit or B) GET A NEW DEALER
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      12-01-2006, 12:54 AM   #42
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Don't take this the wrong way, but there's no point in thinking about price now for a car you're buying in 2010 and wondering what the discount will be.

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well...just looking at the E46...you might get a ball park idea
if no one is getting any discount then you can forget about it
if people are getting 3k-5k discount....you might be able to expect that too

there's no harm to get more financial information rite?
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      12-08-2006, 09:29 PM   #43
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This topic has been beat to death there is no comparison between a 335i stock or hopped up and an M3 either E46 or E90.

Sure with a small investment you can get close to or equal in 0-60 (maybe even exceed some roll ons over E46 that favor lots of low rpm torque) but handling and reliability is a whole other game. To match either E46 or E90 M the 335i will need: brakes, tires, LSD (have fun doing “one wheel wonder” burnouts and corner exits with your drag racer 335i), springs, shocks, sway bars, functional aerodynamic body kit (probably will not be made…especially under car items), SMG (whoops you can’t get that in a 335i and probably not even DIY without changing the complete engine management system) and an improved intercooler. Even with all this you won’t have the steering quality nor feel nor the unsprung weight of the Ms. Lastly your turbos will not last very long. These differences are what you pay for in the M and I did not even get into comfort things such as much better seats or much better looks.
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OTD = out the door
did anyone get discount for the M3's?
I got a $1500 discount on my '05 E46 M3 plus the $1500 CCA check.
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