I prefer it to the M3.Very nice mate, I really like these. How does it compare to the M3?
What a gorgeous beast!
Tell us.... Is the hype with the e46 m3 *really* justified? Was it a stunning car to drive? I'm curious
Looking good Mate!
And dont worry, Im still looking after your old girl...... (although now starting to cost me money...)
Possibly a step down, but a step down in costs too. Fuel is about the same, tax & Insurance too. But parts (which the M3 would have needed soon) and things like tyres are a big step down in costs! While providing as much fun.Nice, a step down from the M3 in my opinion, but good luck all the same
Im amazed its cheaper to run than an m3 i always got the impression they were the biggest fuel and running monster of most road legal cars in that price range.Wow, great shot! Looking lovely.
Costing money but hopefully providing the fun!
Possibly a step down, but a step down in costs too. Fuel is about the same, tax & Insurance too. But parts (which the M3 would have needed soon) and things like tyres are a big step down in costs! While providing as much fun.
Plus i fancied modding again to be honest & I think the STi is leagues ahead for modding. Unless you have a money tree for modding an M3! :rofl:
Very nice, you get a lot of car for the price these are at now. If it wasn't for the compromise of refinement & ride comfort a pre '10 STI/Evo X were on my shortlist of cars after my FN2.
Was your M3 too old / too high milage to get offered a reputable aftermarket warranty out of interest? I know with my car once it's past 100k BMW only offer drive train cover but I agree with your reasoning to sell it before issues creep up, I wouldn't ever own a performance grade bimmer w/o a warranty myself.
Im amazed its cheaper to run than an m3 i always got the impression they were the biggest fuel and running monster of most road legal cars in that price range.
Im always thinking about my next car an my choices were a nice ctr or a sporty bimmer of some sort but you saying that has made me wonder if a Subaru is more of a plausible option than i thought. Ive always had a soft spot for them, never driven one but god they are amazing just to be in. (Insurance and my age allowing). One day... hope you have a blast in it anyway.
ThanksVery very nice!
I had exactly the same situation as you. A good few years ago got my dream car, an M3 in estoril blue. Had perfect interior that previous owner had specked up. Loved it, but then German reliability showed its face ( and the true face of German cars is that they are not reliable) and like you cut my loses, but I went to an EVO and also preferred that to the BM.
Totally reliable but 22 mpg and insurance got me in the end. Still regret selling it though.
The type r gives me the perfect blend of performance and affordable costs, but it's no EVO ( or scooby)
Don't blame you getting rid, once 1 fault arrives another follows on them m3's
My mate (fellow leicestonion) got himself 1 & within wks it was problem after problem, going into limp mode whilst on the main busy roundabout in Leicester was the final straw for him, he chucked a couple of grand sorting issues but a wk or 2 later another popped up, he's now on his 2nd fn2 & will never go back to a german car