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      07-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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M3 2004 or Z4 3.0i 2005?

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I'm single... Wanna have some fun driving...

I have the choice between an 2004 M3 or a 2005 Z4 3.0...

What to choose? I bet the M3 is better? The 2005 Z4 seems less out to date...
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      07-29-2013, 02:07 PM   #2
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Having just come from a 2004 E46 M3 vert I would definitely recommend it over the Z4. It will be faster and come with all the M components (brakes, suspension, etc) that you won't find in the Z4. I do agree with you that the E46 felt a little "dated" on the interior, however it still dwarfs the quality of interiors of most other vehicles in the same price range. What is your max budget?
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      07-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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18 000$ Canadian...
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      07-29-2013, 03:44 PM   #4
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      07-29-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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18 000$ Canadian...
Wow -- if you can get an '04 M3 at that price I'd definitely say do it! Just be mindful of the high maintenance costs on these cars when they're older/out-of-warranty. My E46 kept me at the dealership pretty often... at $3000 a pop. However if you do all your own work, it can be substantially cheaper.
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E46 M3 no question...

Found a nice 2005 Vert.

http://www.globalautosports.com/car/...-M3-89020.html
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E46 M3 over Z4 3.0i

Z4MC over E46 M3
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      07-30-2013, 03:39 PM   #8
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m3 all the way. the fun levels aren't comparable let alone the cars themselves aren't comparable. a clean enough e46 m3 looks waaaaay more current than a z4 will look. there's a reason why they say the e46 has a timeless look
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m3 all the way. the fun levels aren't comparable let alone the cars themselves aren't comparable. a clean enough e46 m3 looks waaaaay more current than a z4 will look. there's a reason why they say the e46 has a timeless look
An E46 M3 is nowhere even close to an E86 M in terms of current look. The E46 M3 will look dated. I owned both and in terms of looking current the E86 M is way ahead of the E46.
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An E46 M3 is nowhere even close to an E86 M in terms of current look. The E46 M3 will look dated. I owned both and in terms of looking current the E86 M is way ahead of the E46.
I wasn't talking about the M version. I specifically said the z4
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I wasn't talking about the M version. I specifically said the z4
Oh ok, then I agree with you. BTW you said Z4, could mean all of them.
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Oh ok, then I agree with you. BTW you said Z4, could mean all of them.
Op said z4 3.0 so I stuck with what he wanted opinions on
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