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      01-20-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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From 2010 E90 M3 to 2013 GT-R Premium

So I took the plunge and did what many on here have already done. Some regret it, but most seem not too. I traded in my 2010 E90 M3 for a new 2013 GT-R Premium. I do miss the ride quality that the M3 offered as well as the V8 sound. The M3's stiffest EDC setting is not even as stiff as the GT-R's "comfort" setting.

But the GT-R is faster, has more torque, more stable due to AWD, gets better gas mileage, bigger fuel take (19 gal.) and gets way more attention. My old M3 got looks about once/week. But the GT-R gets looks every day and every time I drive it. Every traffic light somebody is looking over.

I used launch control on the GT-R today and it was sickening...literally made me nauseous ...it's so fast yet you never get the feeling that you're about to lose control.

I still love the M3, and who knows, may add one (not to substitute the GT-R...but in addition) to my garage in the far future. I'll still be around the forums reading up with the latest news and helping other members out.

Here are the first pictures of Godzilla after a Zaino wash. I added Suntek Carbon Tint at 35% all around, Xpel Ultimate paint protection film (full hood, front bumper, fenders, mirrors, headlights), AAM resonated mid-pipe, and clear front reflector. The GT-R stock exhaust was already louder than my full Dinan setup. Now adding the the mid-pipe to the GT-R, made it even louder, but I can still tolerate it on the highways.












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      01-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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Congrats. Pity that you did that move. Photos are not working.
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      01-20-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Pictures fixed.
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      01-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #4
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Time to get an valvetronic exhaust for it!
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      01-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #5
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TRAITOR! Car looks great though. I'm jealous Could you share some interior pics?
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      01-20-2013, 11:47 PM   #6
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      01-20-2013, 11:48 PM   #7
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I'll take interior pictures next weekend and update the post then. The seats in the GT-R are more supportive and comfortable than the M3. The M3's steering wheel is fatter than the GT-R's. The navigation system and overall menu system of the GT-R is much better than the M3s. As far as audio, I think the M3's premium sound is a little bit clearer than the GT-R's bose....but the GT-R puts out more bass than the M3. However, GT-R does not have an HD radio tuner, which is a bummer.

With that said, I feel that the GT-R's interior is better than the M3s. BMW's are known for vanilla interiors. The GT-R's interior is setup nicely....especially with the touch-screen display, showing me all kinds of parameters of the car (boost, acceleration, braking, cornering Gs, overall Gs, temperatures and pressures of engine oil, transmission, steering, etc.....just like a video game.)

It still has a lot of luxury all standard (back-up rear view camera, bluetooth, streaming bluetooth audio, heated seats, folding mirrors, auto-dim rearview mirror, homelink, Sirius satellite radio, touch-screen navigation, built-in USB charger)

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      01-20-2013, 11:57 PM   #8
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Congrats bro but I personally prefer the M3
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      01-21-2013, 12:20 AM   #9
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Congrats! GT-Rs are simply in another class. It's a beast on the track.

Although disagree on the interior, I don't think it's better than a M3's.
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      01-21-2013, 12:42 AM   #10
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Congrats on the GT-R, it's the car that i was considering before i bought the M3. But funny thou, it's the opposite to me, the GT-R will not substitute the M3, it'd only be an addition.
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      01-21-2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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Congratulation, iPE Exhaust System will make this car sound insane.
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      01-21-2013, 02:07 AM   #12
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quite a change, congrats, i am stil enjoying my 1992 300zx twin turbo with only 404 at the wheels but maybe in 10 years ill upgrade to the GTR
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Congrats on your GTR and thanks for the photos. I would have pick the GTR over my M3 if it came in stick.
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This car is wicked fast saw it on Laguna Seca track day and it's pretty impressed.Congrat & enjoy your new ride.
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Congrats Frank!

Will be interesting to see if you stay with the GTR, I bought a GTR about 3 months after i sold my 2008 M3 (2009 GTR) and kept it for about 6 months.

I'm not trying to make this a GTR vs M3 post so i'll leave it at that!
You are 100% correct in the fact that GTRs get WAY more attention/looks than the M3 and it's not even close on pull from launch. Heck i even drove an American car (gasp) CTS-V for a little while and the GTR butt test felt much faster than even that beast!

Again congrats on your GTR and who knows maybe we will both be lured back when the F82 M4 comes out (mmmm modding a TT i-6)

In the mean time enjoy your GTR and I'll modd my 550i and drool at the M5 lol!

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Congrats Frank!

Will be interesting to see if you stay with the GTR, I bought a GTR about 3 months after i sold my 2008 M3 (2009 GTR) and kept it for about 6 months.

I'm not trying to make this a GTR vs M3 post so i'll leave it at that!
You are 100% correct in the fact that GTRs get WAY more attention/looks than the M3 and it's not even close on pull from launch. Heck i even drove an American car (gasp) CTS-V for a little while and the GTR butt test felt much faster than even that beast!

Again congrats on your GTR and who knows maybe we will both be lured back when the F82 M4 comes out (mmmm modding a TT i-6)

In the mean time enjoy your GTR and I'll modd my 550i and drool at the M5 lol!

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I had no idea you got a GTR. I guess the rough ride of the GTR made you go back to a BMW...of the 550i flavor? That's a nice car too!

The GTR is a really really fun car. I can't say I miss the M3 much at all. I've gotten use to the harsh ride. The acceleration on the GTR is just unreal...it's like I'm playing a video game when I drive this car....feel like it can do anything I want (but I know better).
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Congrats! Really like the GTR! My buddy daily drives his, even in Chicago's winter.
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