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      04-07-2014, 06:38 AM   #1
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2011 m3 coupe or 2012 jeep SRT8

Tough decision need help!! The M has the competition package in black 49,900 and the jeep is also black 46,900!
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      04-07-2014, 06:46 AM   #2
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Ummmm....Seriously? You are comparing completely different cars..
If you want an SUV, go with Jeep.. If not, M3.
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Neither. Get a Prius.
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Hard to help you decide when the vehicles are so different.
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      04-07-2014, 06:56 AM   #5
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Just the biggest difference with the weather in Chicago SRT would be more useful AWD that's my only reason why considering it
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Best of both worlds, a X5M.
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      04-07-2014, 07:23 AM   #9
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Just the biggest difference with the weather in Chicago SRT would be more useful AWD that's my only reason why considering it
If you want an M3-type car but also want AWD, why are you skipping straight to a Jeep SRT8? What about an RS5? Or a Lan Evo or WRX STI? Obviously those last two would be very different from an M3, but they'd be a lot closer to an M3 than a Jeep....

Then again, there are plenty of M3 owners here in Chicago who get by just fine by using snow tires in the winter.
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I know these, they are awesome. These SRT8 jeeps are no joke 0-60 in 4.6 seconds just as fast as we are...in the quarter mile its 5000+ weight slows it down to 13.3 seconds. However, something that heavy going that fast is amazing!! If I was going to buy a tank ...it would be one of these...nothing else. American made, engines are bullet proof, easy to work on relative to anything German.
However, for pure speed, refinement, style, "show off" quality, cornering..everything the M3.

AWD still sporty what about a WRX STI brand new mid 30s....??? Less engine problems than a M3, lower cost everything, and AWD....easy to make fast and wont blow out bearings like ours...
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Get the M3 and just buy mine since we live so close.
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I know these, they are awesome. These SRT8 jeeps are no joke 0-60 in 4.6 seconds just as fast as we are...in the quarter mile its 5000+ weight slows it down to 13.3 seconds. However, something that heavy going that fast is amazing!! If I was going to buy a tank ...it would be one of these...nothing else. American made, engines are bullet proof, easy to work on relative to anything German.
However, for pure speed, refinement, style, "show off" quality, cornering..everything the M3.

AWD still sporty what about a WRX STI brand new mid 30s....??? Less engine problems than a M3, lower cost everything, and AWD....easy to make fast and wont blow out bearings like ours...
Seriously? In the E9X? Do you have any direct experience with this kind of failure or are you quoting internet fables...as in "It must be true, I read it on the internet."

My Motorwerks BMW dealership has zero experience with rod end bearing failures since 2008.

When BMW has repetitive failures, they replace parts and issue extended warranties like they did with the High Pressure Fuel Pumps. If they don't, people sue them and they lose class-action lawsuits - as happened with their wastegate failures.

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I had jeep srt 8 and if you want to fill something from the road and get fun go with M3
But if it will be your only car go with srt 8. But I highly recommend M3
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For the OP, I'd go with the M3, but I suggest that you drive them both - you'll unquestionably like one better than the other.
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Get the M3 and just buy mine since we live so close.
I've been looking at yours but I want a DCT.
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I've been looking at yours but I want a DCT.
Dang, that's right! I have seen you out there looking. Forgot you required DCT. Good luck in finding what you want.

For what it is worth, The M3 is an all-round amazing car. Drive both and see what you feel is more fitting and consider the upkeep/maintenance of each if that's an issue for you.
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      04-07-2014, 01:06 PM   #19
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Thank you all guys! Yeah I had a 335i and I loved it!
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I know these, they are awesome. These SRT8 jeeps are no joke 0-60 in 4.6 seconds just as fast as we are...in the quarter mile its 5000+ weight slows it down to 13.3 seconds. However, something that heavy going that fast is amazing!! If I was going to buy a tank ...it would be one of these...nothing else. American made, engines are bullet proof, easy to work on relative to anything German.
However, for pure speed, refinement, style, "show off" quality, cornering..everything the M3.

AWD still sporty what about a WRX STI brand new mid 30s....??? Less engine problems than a M3, lower cost everything, and AWD....easy to make fast and wont blow out bearings like ours...
The Jeeps are far from bulletproof. My brother had to lemon his SRT8 because it was in the shop so many times for engine problems.

The M3 is more reliable in my opinion. I don't personally know anyone who has had issues like the rod bearings. Not saying they don't happen, but I think being on a forum like this makes the issue seem bigger than it really is.

Both the M3 and the Jeep are sweet, but they are quite different. I'll take the M.
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