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      11-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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M3 as winter car?

Ok, so tell me if I'm nuts. Have 2009 with ~30K miles. Lusting for R8 manual. Live in NJ. LOVE how the M3 feels on Dunlop snows-yes much lower handling limits but they FEEL better to me than PSS's. Love balance of car in the snow.I only have garage space for one car. Thinking of leasing an R8 for the nice weather months and letting it sit in the driveway in the snow for the three winters I'll have it and garage the M3 for the long run as it's paid off, trouble free and I love it and keep the snows on it year round and drive it as my winter car. I'd have 5 seats if ever needed- kids older- preserve the car from the elements and if the Audi is a bit roughed up by a winter of snow and ice I'm gonna return it anyway. Thoughts?
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      11-07-2013, 09:24 AM   #2
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I don't know if this is a serious question, but it's certainly expressed in Faulknerian style.
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      11-07-2013, 09:50 AM   #3
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      11-07-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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      11-07-2013, 10:24 AM   #5
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Ok, so tell me if I'm nuts. Have 2009 with ~30K miles. Lusting for R8 manual. Live in NJ. LOVE how the M3 feels on Dunlop snows-yes much lower handling limits but they FEEL better to me than PSS's. Love balance of car in the snow.I only have garage space for one car. Thinking of leasing an R8 for the nice weather months and letting it sit in the driveway in the snow for the three winters I'll have it and garage the M3 for the long run as it's paid off, trouble free and I love it and keep the snows on it year round and drive it as my winter car. I'd have 5 seats if ever needed- kids older- preserve the car from the elements and if the Audi is a bit roughed up by a winter of snow and ice I'm gonna return it anyway. Thoughts?
I don't see any problem with that, PSS's are absolutely perfect in the snow. Don't let anyone else tell you, but snow tires are a myth, just like public healthcare in the US.
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      11-07-2013, 10:25 AM   #6
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Did I read this right? Lease an R8 and let it sit outside all winter...? Interesting idea...
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      11-07-2013, 11:03 AM   #7
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The R8 will be a better winter car as its 4WD

Other than that, bad plan
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      11-07-2013, 11:46 AM   #8
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you know you are living life when you have a M3 as a winter car.
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      11-07-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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NO- snows STAY ON m3 all year. R8 for none winter use only. If it's bad, how so? Need perspective. Thanks.
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      11-07-2013, 11:56 AM   #10
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The AWD car, with snows, would be the better winter car. And the R8 would still perform pretty well in the dry. I'd sell the M3 if you are going in that direction. Besides why make 3-4 months of lease payments a year for a car that sits?
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you nuts homie
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The AWD car, with snows, would be the better winter car. And the R8 would still perform pretty well in the dry. I'd sell the M3 if you are going in that direction. Besides why make 3-4 months of lease payments a year for a car that sits?
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So RWD for winter, AWD for summer... what's wrong with picture?
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      11-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #15
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Are you thinking about a V8 or V10 R8? Get an R8 V10+ on lease and drive it all year round (with snows in winter). I'm sure you'll like it more than the M3 unless you need the extra seating capacity. Don't forget you have to insure both cars too.
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Are you thinking about a V8 or V10 R8? Get an R8 V10+ on lease and drive it all year round (with snows in winter). I'm sure you'll like it more than the M3 unless you need the extra seating capacity. Don't forget you have to insure both cars too.
^^^^ This.^^^^

If you can afford both, then you can afford the drive the R8 in winter.

Personally, I had a blast with both my e90s in winter with snows on them.



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      11-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #17
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I don't get it. Anyway R8, winter tyres and is wonderful winter machine. Hard Plastic lip so it can smash everything...the V10 has carbon lip so it's more delicate...

Mine with Pirelli snowsport before buying the M...
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I don't get it. Anyway R8, winter tyres and is wonderful winter machine. Hard Plastic lip so it can smash everything...the V10 has carbon lip so it's more delicate...

Mine with Pirelli snowsport before buying the M...
i would love to see that on the road.
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M3 for winter and R8 for summer...very nice...
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