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View Poll Results: Would you trade your M3 for the 1M?
Yes I would trade my M3 for the 1M 29 12.83%
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      04-19-2012, 07:11 PM   #23
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I bought my M3 last year right when the 1M's started selling here in the US. I actually really wanted one for a while until I realized they were going to be impossible to get at a decent price. So I ended up picking up my E90 instead. I think I would have been happy with either car. Each car has its own unique features that makes it cool.

I've been a long time turbo car owner. Been driving evos and DSM's for the last 14 years, so I do miss a turbo car's power delivery. But I love having top end too! I'm guessing the N54's lack of top end can be fixed with larger turbos. Turbo cars appeal to me because they're usually pretty easy to extract extra power via turning up the boost. I salivate at the thought of a driving a turbo car with top end and RWD.
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      04-19-2012, 07:18 PM   #24
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I would. Although not as fast but its much more unique and rare like the Z4MC which is another BMW M car better than the standard E92 M3.
Yeah but atleast the Z4M is not a sweet little cute car !
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      04-19-2012, 07:21 PM   #25
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      04-19-2012, 07:41 PM   #26
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      04-19-2012, 07:45 PM   #27
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No. Motorsport V8 vs factory-tuned turbo 6. Doesn't mean I don't like the 1M, low production and smaller packaging and more torque = lots of fun.
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      04-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #28
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Peep this...interesting points.

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      04-19-2012, 08:04 PM   #29
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      04-19-2012, 08:11 PM   #30
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Thinking of getting rid of the 1M to get into a M3. Wondering if there were people out there who would be willing to make this trade.
Why do you want to do this?
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      04-19-2012, 08:44 PM   #31
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Don't do a trade. Sell your 1M, make a little money then find a used M3. Be ready for a change, two totally different cars. The 1M was fun at all speeds and the M3 feels more like a GT car. The other change is the luxury you get with the M3, the 1M felt cheap. Make sure you know what you want more.
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      04-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #32
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I'd be driving a 1m if it came with dct. I can easily drive stick but I honestly enjoy dct so much more.
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      04-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #33
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      04-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #34
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Amazing car no doubt but I think it's horrendous looking. No doubt it's more than capable but it looks like it was in the star wars trash compactor and R2D2 was late on the shut down.
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      04-19-2012, 10:19 PM   #35
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      04-19-2012, 10:21 PM   #36
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Why do you want to switch? The 1M is a cute car and fast.
Cute??? that's just great. Really just find myself wanting the S65 and the roomier interior.

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I'm intent on enoying the S65's sound for as long as I can. Going into this car, I didn't think the engine note would be the ONE thing I'd be so passionate about, and I ignored all of the various threads that talked about the standard vs. premium radio, and how it didn't matter becuse all you'd ever want to do is listen to the engine.

Well, almost 15K miles in, ALL I do, is slow down enough to where I can go WOT for a second and get back up to speed while listening to that intake growl. And when the M perf exhauist heats up, I get that great resonance right between 3.5-4K rpm. This makes the 120 mi daily round trip a pleasure.

So, sadly no, as much as I love the 1M, I'm enjoying the M3 with its S65 for a little while longer.
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1M is definately cool and will likely hold its value very well, but it is not as fast or as practical as the M3 and in the long run the turbos will likely be more of a liability than benefit. I would still have considered one as it is such a special car, but I wanted usable back seats
I'd have to disagree with you on the not as fast portion. Coming from an E92 335 I agree with the practicality statement.

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LOL I'll trade ya my MW/FR 2011.
I'd consider that.

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I would. Although not as fast but its much more unique and rare like the Z4MC which is another BMW M car better than the standard E92 M3.
Not as fast??? They seem to both pretty on par with each other granted the person shifting in the 1M is pretty good comparing with a M3 with DCT.
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      04-19-2012, 10:23 PM   #37
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only if it came with a $20,000 check.
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I bought my M3 last year right when the 1M's started selling here in the US. I actually really wanted one for a while until I realized they were going to be impossible to get at a decent price. So I ended up picking up my E90 instead. I think I would have been happy with either car. Each car has its own unique features that makes it cool.

I've been a long time turbo car owner. Been driving evos and DSM's for the last 14 years, so I do miss a turbo car's power delivery. But I love having top end too! I'm guessing the N54's lack of top end can be fixed with larger turbos. Turbo cars appeal to me because they're usually pretty easy to extract extra power via turning up the boost. I salivate at the thought of a driving a turbo car with top end and RWD.
Apprecite the point of few.

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No, my kids have legs...among other reasons.
This is a second car so that doesn't really matter.

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Why do you want to do this?
Wanting the S65 along with the interior room and the more luxurious feel

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Don't do a trade. Sell your 1M, make a little money then find a used M3. Be ready for a change, two totally different cars. The 1M was fun at all speeds and the M3 feels more like a GT car. The other change is the luxury you get with the M3, the 1M felt cheap. Make sure you know what you want more.
The 1M is indeed fun but feeling more for a GT as you have mentioned.

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You're better off selling the 1M separately from purchasing the M3. Regardless, both are great choices.
May just go this route.

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Amazing car no doubt but I think it's horrendous looking. No doubt it's more than capable but it looks like it was in the star wars trash compactor and R2D2 was late on the shut down.
Funny point of view.
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      04-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #39
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      04-19-2012, 10:46 PM   #40
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If they would have only made the 1M DC-T or even put the same motor in both cars...I personally think the 1M, while rare, does not perform as well all around.

Plus, people don't give you props in a 1M until you explain what the hell it is to them...even then they may not.

The other issue is I have an employee lease:

HMMMM $680 a month for a 75k ZCP coupe or $1100 a month for a 1M.
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      04-19-2012, 10:57 PM   #41
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The 1M is a kick ass car, the M3 is just a bit more kick ass IMO. Also, I have a 135i on the way for the wife...nice car but a bit too small for me.
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      04-19-2012, 11:29 PM   #43
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I'd like to drive it for a day, but I love my M more and more everyday.
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      04-19-2012, 11:33 PM   #44
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