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      07-23-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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E90 v. E 92

I had decided to go with the E90, mostly because it does seem more practical (why else get an M3?) so easier for my wife to take and also I thought the insurance would be significantly less. I even thought I liked the look better. Now, I don't know. Any thoughts on whether it is significantly easier to put a kid in a car sear in the E90? Any thoughts on the insurance? And finally, how different are they to drive? I have driven only the E92.

I am getting an early 2010, so I guess one reason to stick with the E90 is the LCI issue.

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      07-23-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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There performance difference between the e90 and e92 is negligible. I own an e90 and used an e92 at BMW's performance center.

If you're planning on having a kid, or if you have a kid, getting the sedan is a no brainer. Trust me, my friend who owns an e92 335xi is learning this the hard way. Much easier to put a car seat through a door, than between the front seat and the pillars.

As for insurance, I'm paying roughly $700 on my e90 M3. My friend is paying a lot more on his e92 335xi. I think a four door car is always cheaper to insure than a coupe.
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That's pretty much how I understand it. Cheaper to ensure, easier to use... I have a 4 door car.... so will find it a little annoying going to a 2-door... that being said, I wanted a 2-door sports car.... so can't wait... hang on... I still have 129 days to go...
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Hyperspaced, I'm sure you'll get some good answers, but not nearly as many as have been provided in past (many, very recent) discussions on the very same topics you bring up: practicallity, car seats, looks, performance, insurance, etc.

I guess what I am trying to say, in the most polite way, is try searching.
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Actually, insurance is based on the number of seats. Probably the only reason Porsche has anything behind the driver seat!!
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I had decided to go with the E90, mostly because it does seem more practical (why else get an M3?) so easier for my wife to take and also I thought the insurance would be significantly less. I even thought I liked the look better. Now, I don't know. Any thoughts on whether it is significantly easier to put a kid in a car sear in the E90? Any thoughts on the insurance? And finally, how different are they to drive? I have driven only the E92.

I am getting an early 2010, so I guess one reason to stick with the E90 is the LCI issue.

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M3 Sedan for sure. Reasons?----> Equal performance compared to M3 Coupe, 2 extra doors, not as long/big as coupe, $3k less, cheaper to insure, and..........Better looking. hehehe

M3 Coupe owners will choose to differ of course. The reasons they'll bring up are that the Coupe looks sleeker/sportier, is slightly lighter, and has the carbon fiber roof option.

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That's pretty much how I understand it. Cheaper to ensure, easier to use... I have a 4 door car.... so will find it a little annoying going to a 2-door... that being said, I wanted a 2-door sports car.... so can't wait... hang on... I still have 129 days to go...
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Thanks, all.

Mk...understood.
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Mk...understood.
Here's a link to a recent thread that'll be extremely helpful to you: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ht=e90+m3+rise

Good luck on choosing!
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M3 Sedan for sure. Reasons?----> Equal performance compared to M3 Coupe, 2 extra doors, not as long/big as coupe, $3k less, cheaper to insure, and..........Better looking. hehehe

M3 Coupe owners will choose to differ of course. The reasons they'll bring up are that the Coupe looks sleeker/sportier, is slightly lighter, and has the carbon fiber roof option.



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Here we go again.......

This must be the most brought up topic on here.
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      07-23-2009, 05:12 PM   #11
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This topic was brought up several times before. A good thread to start with is the recent discussion Nawaaz pointed out:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278191


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