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      05-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #23
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Smaller/lighter, for sure.

You guys will laugh, but for a while I had a '06 Civic coupe. That car was a lot of fun. Revved high and really zipped around. The M3 is a heavy beast, comparatively. But of course it roars like mad when you want it to.
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      05-04-2012, 09:51 AM   #24
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Smaller/lighter, for sure.

You guys will laugh, but for a while I had a '06 Civic coupe. That car was a lot of fun. Revved high and really zipped around. The M3 is a heavy beast, comparatively. But of course it roars like mad when you want it to.
+1..I have a 140HP 2700lb DSM..it is fun to whip around..nothing compared to the M3 ofcourse
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      05-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #25
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Smaller more power fun to ride.

talking from the DD prospective.
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      05-04-2012, 10:49 AM   #26
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if you do mostly street / highway driving, there's no use for a 400+ hp car anyway... by the time you sneeze on the throttle you're over the speed limit...
my next car will be along the lines of a Miata / S2000 / Boxster (i need a rag top ) or a Shelby Roadster replica... light AND monster power
400hp is not enough for ALOT of people on the streets, especially me.
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      05-04-2012, 11:10 AM   #27
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I can go either way since I own 2 cars.

For track use I'd go with an Exige with nimbleness around the corner and good power on the straight.

For daily I'd go with a C63 P31 with its brutal power and smooth AT.
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      05-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #28
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yeah, got inspired by Alter Peter aka Rolf Deiter !!


as for the car size question ... my next one will be the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Coupe the wife will tolerate that I might find that 458 ITALIA in Europe if I do I'll hide it at my brothers place she will never know about that it will be my Mistress
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      05-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #29
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I've used 2 sets of snow tires
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One was pirelli 240 snow sport
Current one is Dunlop wintersport 3d
Maybe I should just spend and get blizzaks
My snow tire / wheel set is outfitted with Michelin X ICE I've used them for many years on my e46, Jag, Z4 and my e92 they never let me down ... did you ever try them?
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      05-04-2012, 12:37 PM   #30
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Cayman S most definitely if you don't need the back seats.
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      05-04-2012, 12:43 PM   #31
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both is the goal. gt3rs and m3 for me someday.
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      05-04-2012, 12:59 PM   #32
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Based on my purchase of an M3 I have to vote for #2 and since the GTR is my second choice, I amd even wosre in this direction.
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      05-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #33
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If I had to choose between 2 cars.

I would get the nimble lighter car first.

Then...

after 2-3 years, buy the second heavier more powerful car.

Keep both.
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      05-04-2012, 01:13 PM   #34
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I want a 3rd choice, lighter and more power aka GT3RS!!
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      05-04-2012, 03:23 PM   #35
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GT-R hands down!
Call me crazy but if you put a GT-R next to a Ferrari 458, id still take the GT-R.
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      05-04-2012, 03:57 PM   #36
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I have to agree with this, to DD my AMG is far better than my M3
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      05-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #37
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I had a 1 before my M3 and the 1 was lotsa fun! But everytime I drive my M3 it like this:
:thumbsu p:
So I guess you know my answer!
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      05-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #38
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I've used 2 sets of snow tires
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One was pirelli 240 snow sport
Current one is Dunlop wintersport 3d
Maybe I should just spend and get blizzaks
Nokian...
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      05-04-2012, 04:23 PM   #39
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it's impossible for me to always answer either 1 or 2.

just in the example above, i would pick the M3 over the M6, but the GTR over the Cayman
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      05-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #40
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definitely a larger car with power. It is so nice to be able to cruise on the highway. besides when you want to get twisty with it you can just hustle it!
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      05-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #41
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given that we are all M3 drivers, we are clearly all 1.5's, at least at the point of purchasing our M3's.
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GT-R hands down!
Call me crazy but if you put a GT-R next to a Ferrari 458, id still take the GT-R.
You are crazy, and you are welcome
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      05-04-2012, 08:22 PM   #43
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So one of the main reasons I posted this question originally was to get a feel for where one goes for a car after the M3. It honestly seems like no matter what you do, something will get compromised. In the end, maybe this is exactly why the M3 is legendary. Is there any car that does everything the M3 does better than the M3?
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I've used 2 sets of snow tires
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Current one is Dunlop wintersport 3d
Maybe I should just spend and get blizzaks
I've run both Blizzaks and Pilot Alpins - both have been great in the snow, but the Michelins handle better.
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