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      04-30-2008, 04:06 PM   #1
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I found an BMW E46 M3 2005 Compettion Package, Black Exterior and Magma Red interior, manual transmission with only 3,000 miles!!! the car is new, the paint and the interior are in superb condition.

My problem is I can't decide about buying this car or an E92 M3. The E46 would cost almost half the price of the new E92.

I love E46 design but Im afraid in couple of years when I get used to the E92 design the E46 could look old.

So what do you think?
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      05-01-2008, 12:03 PM   #2
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My advice is that...

...you should go for the 2005 M3 with competition packet and save the money, if you cannot decide in which car you will feel best. Unless you will show off with the latest, of course. (I assume you have tried both cars.)

I am driving a 2003 M3 myself and it is definitely a keeper !
I can buy a E92 M3 anyday if I want to, but there is no need !

Besides...,you will always have the possibility to replace the car for a E92 M3 later without much loss.

My opinion is that the E46 M3 looks and feels more like a sportscar than the E92 M3 and therefore suits me best (at a lower cost.)

The E46 M3 drinks much less petrol
The Competition Packet M-track system also lets you drive pretty hard before the electronics comes to rescue
The E36 M3 is a cheaper car to own (insurance, parts)
The E92 M3 is not that much faster.


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...you should go for the 2005 M3 with competition packet and save the money, if you cannot decide in which car you will feel best. Unless you will show off with the latest, of course. (I assume you have tried both cars.)

I am driving a 2003 M3 myself and it is definitely a keeper !
I can buy a E92 M3 anyday if I want to, but there is no need !

Besides...,you will always have the possibility to replace the car for a E92 M3 later without much loss.

My opinion is that the E46 M3 looks and feels more like a sportscar than the E92 M3 and therefore suits me best (at a lower cost.)

The E46 M3 drinks much less petrol
The Competition Packet M-track system also lets you drive pretty hard before the electronics comes to rescue
The E36 M3 is a cheaper car to own (insurance, parts)
The E92 M3 is not that much faster.


Take care.
Thank you. I feel the same about the sensations both cars create, the E46 with its inline six engine feels more agressive, more sport car, the e92 feels more sophisticated.
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      05-16-2008, 01:12 PM   #4
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      06-19-2008, 08:52 AM   #5
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Buy an E46 then modify it. An E92 looks rad but an E46, as a cheaper alternative, should be a good start for car tweaks later on. Well thats my opinion since I love tweaking my car all the time. Best to start with the cheaper one.
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      06-19-2008, 07:32 PM   #6
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I decide for the E46, is in great condition. I went to the bmw shop to check the car and everybody was surprised by the condition of the car, they were like "where did you find it?".

And with the difference I purchased a 2008 Hyundai Santa fe diesel for daily use.
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