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      11-21-2011, 01:34 AM   #1
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Whats up boys and girls? The time has come to purchase a new toy. Long story short I had a 2010 E93 after that I purchased a 2011 750LI M still have the car and loving it. I\'m now wanting to buy a second car as a daily and I\'m debating between a 2012 E92 or 2011 1M. Any opinions would be much help.
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      11-21-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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Aren't the allocations for the 1M all gone?
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      11-21-2011, 01:59 AM   #3
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m3. 1M despite all the hype and praise still looks like a chicks car
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      11-21-2011, 02:00 AM   #4
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Aren't the allocations for the 1M all gone?
I found a brand new 2011 at my local dealer.
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      11-21-2011, 02:01 AM   #5
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m3. 1M despite all the hype and praise still looks like a chicks car
Yea but it looks pretty aggressive with some aftermarket goodies.
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      11-21-2011, 02:12 AM   #6
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Yea but it looks pretty aggressive with some aftermarket goodies.
Don't listen to the haters. The "chick car" comments come from insecurity as the car looks nothing of that sort. What is the markup for the one available? It must be highly overpriced for it to be still available. I'd take the 1M at MSRP, but not for the crazy markup the dealers have been pushing.
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If it's your second car, I'd say go with the 1M. Plus it sounds like you've already had an M3, so why not get something different.
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Yea but it looks pretty aggressive with some aftermarket goodies.
Don't listen to the haters. The "chick car" comments come from insecurity as the car looks nothing of that sort. What is the markup for the one available? It must be highly overpriced for it to be still available. I'd take the 1M at MSRP, but not for the crazy markup the dealers have been pushing.
To be honest at first the dealer was trying to say $19 K over sticker when I heard that I basically hung up on th.
A few minutes go by I get a phone call saying I can and get the car at msrp.
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      11-21-2011, 02:45 AM   #9
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I am switching to an M3 hopefully next year, trying to stay in the Naturally Aspirated camp, will buy used if they introduce turbo(s) to the M3.
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      11-21-2011, 05:52 AM   #10
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i'm not being a hater, its just something about the headlights/front head of the car that i can never get over.
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      11-21-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
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Personally, I'd go for the M3 over the 1M. The M3 will be a better DD because of its longer wheelbase and more interior room (especially in the pedal area - IMO the 1M is cramped and the pedals are offset from the seat/steering wheel which makes it uncomfortable on a long commute).
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      11-21-2011, 06:50 AM   #12
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I think i would choose the 1M
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      11-21-2011, 07:39 AM   #13
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I will take the M3. IMHO the shape and styling of the 1M looks strange.
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      11-21-2011, 08:07 AM   #14
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1M is simply pig ugly, I know some like it but it is just so short, stumpy and generally unappealing to look at.
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      11-21-2011, 08:23 AM   #15
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I'd say M3. The 1M is a cool car but it still looks like a steroidal 135 and I prefer the lines of the 3er.

Don't think you can go wrong either way really.
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      11-21-2011, 10:01 AM   #16
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Hi guys im from new, S. Florida and own 09 M3 with some mods. Im also contemplating of trading my M3 for a 1M, but really 10-15k over sticker and a smaller car. It can be very fast with about 7k in mods, close to 500 whp. But i know in 2 yrs 2M is coming out with the same spec and if not better than the 1M of current. I feel like its a downgrade if i switch to a 1M.
Guys i would really appreciate some advice, and i dont know what to do. I love my M3 and it handles awesome, but the 1m is also nice, but 10k over the sticker i dont know? plus its a newer car. What i hate about the E92 m3 very little torque.
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Whats up boys and girls? The time has come to purchase a new toy. Long story short I had a 2010 E93 after that I purchased a 2011 750LI M still have the car and loving it. I\'m now wanting to buy a second car as a daily and I\'m debating between a 2012 E92 or 2011 1M. Any opinions would be much help.
For our DD I have an AWD so we can use it in the winter time.. Just saying ...

Re; M3 or 1M best solution would be driving both (don't know if you can fine a 1M to drive) or ask the fellows in the 1M forum.

James Kirk (make a search) has written a good comparison between the M3 and the 1M.

I found his comparison ====> CLICK HERE TO READ

MHO is ... once the e9x production is done you will not see another M3 like it ... so for my money I would get the M3 and hold on to it for a spell.
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Hi guys im from new, S. Florida and own 09 M3 with some mods. Im also contemplating of trading my M3 for a 1M, but really 10-15k over sticker and a smaller car. It can be very fast with about 7k in mods, close to 500 whp. But i know in 2 yrs 2M is coming out with the same spec and if not better than the 1M of current. I feel like its a downgrade if i switch to a 1M.
Guys i would really appreciate some advice, and i dont know what to do. I love my M3 and it handles awesome, but the 1m is also nice, but 10k over the sticker i dont know? plus its a newer car. What i hate about the E92 m3 very little torque.
Refer to my post #19 above
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      11-21-2011, 11:19 AM   #19
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Hi guys im from new, S. Florida and own 09 M3 with some mods. Im also contemplating of trading my M3 for a 1M, but really 10-15k over sticker and a smaller car. It can be very fast with about 7k in mods, close to 500 whp. But i know in 2 yrs 2M is coming out with the same spec and if not better than the 1M of current. I feel like its a downgrade if i switch to a 1M.
Guys i would really appreciate some advice, and i dont know what to do. I love my M3 and it handles awesome, but the 1m is also nice, but 10k over the sticker i dont know? plus its a newer car. What i hate about the E92 m3 very little torque.
It looks like you didn't track your M3 and you are concerned about the lack of TQ for the current M3. What about other brand if TQ is your thing. Like C63 or CTS-V? The 10K over for me is a deal breaker. You can hold on to your M3 until the price settled down if you really like the 1M.
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i dont get how people can say its ugly... REALLY?

and a chicks car... WTF...
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      11-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #21
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i dont get how people can say its ugly... REALLY?

and a chicks car... WTF...
Maybe the reasoning behind it, is that the M3 looks is a lot better than the 1M. If the M3's average rating for its look is OK then the 1M is ugly...
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i dont get how people can say its ugly... REALLY?

and a chicks car... WTF...
It's not just here, when I threw around the idea of a 1M, all of my friends both male and female said it was a girls car.

To OP:
The problem with the 1M is at this point, you are going to end up paying too much for it and take a bath on it when it comes time to sell or get rid of it.

I bet you would love a 1M, a little Dinan tune to keep it honest...could be a very hot ride.
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