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Old 12-14-2003, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm planning on buying a 2004 M3. My only concern in that the 3 series is about to be Bangled soon. I'm not very excited about the prospect of having an old shape. Does anyone have any idea when the new 4 series (which i believe will be the 3 series coupe), and subsequently M4, will be released. Also will there still be an M3 or will we be left with only the M4. Anyway, what would you do if you were me.

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no one knows for sure what will happen but even after the new 3 series comes out then M won't follow for at least a year or two. Buy now and enjoy for at least 3 years.
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Old 12-17-2003, 01:09 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The new M3's are dope.

Plus if you maintain it well, which shouldnt be a problem.... ..it'll have high resale value.
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Old 12-17-2003, 05:34 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The current M3 body is so hot that you cant go wrong.
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Go ahead and get the 04 M3... New models are never promising, and you can always make a trade in.
I believe the M4 will be its own model, like the Z4.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:29 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input. After careful consideration i've decided to go for an S4 Cabriolet. Audi will begin taking orders for them in Jan I believe. I know that its not going to be as involving an experiance as an M3, but I really like the new shape. I really do believe that the S4 Cab is one of the nicest looking cars in the world today. Any opinions on the S4.
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The M3 is probably my favorite car, especially in the convertable. BMW is so unpredictable in their release of new cars.
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Thanks for the input. After careful consideration i've decided to go for an S4 Cabriolet. Audi will begin taking orders for them in Jan I believe. I know that its not going to be as involving an experiance as an M3, but I really like the new shape. I really do believe that the S4 Cab is one of the nicest looking cars in the world today. Any opinions on the S4.
Audi is a very good choice. Problem is, resale value on Audis isn't as good as Bmws. Both makes are about the same quality, as far is build quality goes.
What is the S4, a V8 now? You are getting good numbers for the price, when you get the S4. The M3 is slightly over priced, as many Bimmers are, im sure you will get the S4 at a better deal.

I ordered the new 645i last week at my local Bmw dealer, and its due for end of May. Currently I drive an '72 CSL 3.0, which does well for my schedule, but isn't something i'd want to add miles onto.


The S4 cab is a great, if not better choice, from the M3.
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I'm planning on buying a 2004 M3. My only concern in that the 3 series is about to be Bangled soon. I'm not very excited about the prospect of having an old shape. Does anyone have any idea when the new 4 series (which i believe will be the 3 series coupe), and subsequently M4, will be released. Also will there still be an M3 or will we be left with only the M4. Anyway, what would you do if you were me.

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Old 02-25-2005, 02:52 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ah. The S4. Audi's are good looking, aren't they? I, for one, won't hate you for that decision. It is safe and financially reasonable - as long as (aforementioned) you plan on eventually trading in the S4 because they don't depreciate as well as bmw's.
Personally, I would have waited maybe a year or two for the newest version of the M3 (or 4, whichever) as that will see the price drop considerably on the already sharp looking e46. That way it would be a win-win situation; you get to preview the new M3, and if you don't like it you can get the e46 for cheap!
Well, relatively.
Personally, I'm an e36 man. It's about the potential of the car, yes? And where there are mods, there is much potential.
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The M3 will be awesome for some time to come but the new designer dude will definetly make the 4 series interesting. Another thing to keep in mind is how will BMW make the 4 series for the future. The 5 has a V10 engine with like over 500 horses. The M3 might not be anything like the 4 series of the future.
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The new 3-series is just around the corner (spring/summer), the M-series will follow the year after, expect it within the next 18-24 months. When the price drops, a 2004 M3 'old shape' ain't so bad, considering they were 40k new!
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I'm planning on buying a 2004 M3. My only concern in that the 3 series is about to be Bangled soon. I'm not very excited about the prospect of having an old shape. Does anyone have any idea when the new 4 series (which i believe will be the 3 series coupe), and subsequently M4,* will be released. Also will there still be an M3 or will we be left with only the M4. Anyway, what would you do if you were me.

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I'm planning on buying a 2004 M3. My only concern in that the 3 series is about to be Bangled soon. I'm not very excited about the prospect of having an old shape. Does anyone have any idea when the new 4 series (which i believe will be the 3 series coupe), and subsequently M4, will be released. Also will there still be an M3 or will we be left with only the M4. Anyway, what would you do if you were me.

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you never know, sometimes the first few years of a car model can have mechanical defects, and im not just talking engine. im talking annoying design flaws. the M3 has been honed for over 10 yrs. id say go with the m3. Also, because the m4 will probably be more money because its new, you can save some dough by going with the m3 and throw some $ at it for mods.
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