Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW@May 3 2003, 07:34 PM
The E46 handles better
Says who? you?
Actually the E36 handles better, its lighter, has better steering response...etc etc etc.. Most of ///M ethusiasts prefer the handling of the E36 much much better then the E46. And I am talking about the ethusiasts, not just the owners.
You can argue all day about which is better but no one will ever win, it comes down to opinion or preference. Different people like different things.
Here are some reason why I choose to go with an E36.
Mod factor - i.e. more mods, easier to mod, cheaper, etc etc etc.
Funner to drive IMO
I think the E46 is a great looking car and I agree the interior is nicer and I wouldn't mind owning one, I just personally like the E36 better. I don't know, maybe I am just biased.
However, I think the E46 M3 is a fat pig(3400-3500 is to heavy for a M3) and the steering is to soft. Sure its faster and more powerful but give me $3000 in mods in a E36 M3 and they are pretty much the same, give me forced induction and the E46 M3 will get walked big time.
IMO the E36 M3 is much more car for the money, now you can agree or disagree but that is my opinion and you won't change that.