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      02-20-2011, 11:38 PM   #45
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ok, decide to go with the M3 since it is something I hv always lusted after. I have heard about the idle control valve issue. Is this quite common or just a rare thing? anybody had this problem? I just did a ppi with a bmw dealership. The the car I am getting got a clean bill of health. No mentioning of this problem.
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      02-21-2011, 06:43 AM   #46
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Maybe you would like to wait until May for the new one & I could do European Delivery for you & break it on at Nurburbring.


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Yep you can PM me or call me in the office 905 764 4137 if you are interested as it can go anytime as my new one will here in April.
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      02-21-2011, 07:32 AM   #47
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ok, decide to go with the M3 since it is something I hv always lusted after. I have heard about the idle control valve issue. Is this quite common or just a rare thing? anybody had this problem? I just did a ppi with a bmw dealership. The the car I am getting got a clean bill of health. No mentioning of this problem.
Congrats on your decision! You will have a blast with this car. As for the idle control valve, a few people have had this issue but I dont think I would call it common. I am sure a few of those people can chime in.

Have fun with the new car!
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      02-21-2011, 09:46 AM   #48
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I had the idle control valve issue. Luckily happened at the dealer, was fixed in a few hours. No biggy.
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      02-21-2011, 11:44 AM   #49
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Also since the car will only hv 14months left of warranty should I look into getting extended warranty? I plan to keep the car at least 4yrs. Anybody here bought the extended warranty? Also will it also come with roadside assistant?
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He is not asking which was is better or even suggesting that they are an Apples to Apples comparison. He is simply asking which one makes the most sense. For some having a brand new car with full warranty coverage will trump having a more expensive car a couple years old for the same price. A car is only New once.
If he is looking for a great daily driver with plenty of power and a lot of fun to drive, then an New S4 may be the way to go. If he can get past that he will have limited warranty coverage (unless he finds a CPO), a car where someone else had broken it in and put some miles on the ODO, then the M3 might be the logical choice.
Unfortunately he can probably only answer this question for himself as he know how he will use the car (ie. weekend car, track, daily driver etc). A lot of people on this forum will just automatically say the M3 is the only choice which is wrong.
You know me well enough jay to say something like that

However, comparing a S4 to a M3 is apples to orange...

But the way you explained it does make sense
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