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Old 08-14-2004, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A friend brought up a good question yesterday...

He asked my why dont i just forget the small sporty M3 and go with the Nice Big roomy 540i instead...

Well, to be truthfull i thought about it long and hard, and seriously im not sure anymore. What do you guys think ? Whats a better investment ?
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How about this....

M3's are amazing but if you want a Nice Big roomy car that is sporty you get an M5...
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Old 08-14-2004, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You're absolutely right, ill go ahead and save up another FORTUNE to get the New m5 :P

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I actually didn't mean the new m5, I meant get a slightly used 2003 model
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I had the "pleasure" of dragging around a loaner 2004 530i when I had to take my M3 in for some minor issues. Granted a 4.0 V8 is nothing like a 3.0 i6, the overall feel of the car was something I did not enjoy much. An unfortunate consequence of owning an M3 (which I'm learning after just owning mine for 3 or so months) is that many cars, no matter how nice, just aren't fun to drive anymore. On a positive note, I did enjoy certain elements of the 530i such as the luxurious, smoother feel...something I will most likely be looking for when I'm 40+ years old. Unfortunately, even though price points are similar, if you want an overall fun and amazing car, the M3 is the way to go. You can always get big, luxury sedans in life, but enjoying an M3 in the prime of your life is an experience worth going for. If you were to drive the two one after the other, I think "amazing" would come out of your mouth after driving the M3, but something more akin to "very nice and smooth" would be the words you say after driving the 540i (btw, do they even make those for 04? I thought it was the 545i). I personally just see the 5 series (sans the M5) as a torquey super-handling boat...
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you have a 3.2l i6, not 3.0l just to let ya know
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Also a 540 has a 4.4l not 4.0l
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i have something else to say, get an m3 if you want an elegant race car, or get a 540 if you want a roomy luxurious car, that will never let ya down, and is still fun to drive.............but nothing compares to the fun you would have with an m
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I ended up buying the M3 E46 2003 Coupe.

All i can say is HOLY FUCK, i love it... Even though im taking it easy and braking it in im still having tons of fun, the power it has is amazing, the attention it attracts is too wild...

The color of the one i got is super unqiue (Brass) it looks totaly different in the day light compared to night time.

Ill take some pics once my bro gives me back my camera...


M3 for life! :P well maybe M5 later... heheh
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Ahh and M3dude, if we didnt have all these pathetic ricers then our m3's wouldnt look so damn good ... hahaha

Its a nessesary evil
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Ahh and M3dude, if we didnt have all these pathetic ricers then our m3's wouldnt look so damn good ... hahaha

Its a nessesary evil
i was thinkin about that the other day, how come everyone doesn't want an m3, then i realized oh yeah, no one has made a the fast and the furious bmw edition, so thank god cause most people don't know about them, and i can't wait to completely own all these rednecks here in indiana with my m3, oh and i can't wait for the first time i take my girl friend for a ride and she has an orgasm in the passenger seat, that will be fun, lol :lol:
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heheh, will post pics as soon as i get my hands on a digi cam... my bro borrowed mine and im trying to get it back as we speak..

I absolutely LOVE the 19" rims on this thing... they are so damn easy to wipe clean it almost gives me a boner.. hah

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