3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
There are threads on the site comparing the two cars - check them out. I will point out that for daily driving and fun weekends up to the mountains, 335i should be terrific and have all you ever wanted. If you don't care about/have a problem with the extra $$ for the cachet of the ///M3 badge and trimmings and plan on following through on gettin out to the track, then you should strongly consider the M3. It is a balancing act of sorts. And hey, if you were not taking the family with you (kinda cramped in an M3 or 335 anyway) the amazing new Z4 or older Z4///M are worth looking at. It is at the track that the M3 separates itself from the 335i significantly, that and the M is a much rarer car with prestige etc. Good luck.
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After driving the M3 and watching an awesome video or two, we've gone with the M3 cab.
I meet my new baby in Munich on April 9th, spend a quality week in the land I've always dreamed of visiting and will then see it in the states just in time for my 40th.
If you haven't heard, yet, BMW just put the ED discount on the M's, so all-in-all I'm picking up the car for about $11K off MSRP + whatever I spend checking out Germany. Call it $7K off MSRP and a free European Vacation
Thanks for the advice that was provided in this and other threads.
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