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FlightService
FlightService SuperDork
2/21/12 9:30 p.m.

In this corner, our returning champ. The car that now needs no introduction.

GTV6!

vs

The challenger. Hailing from Deutschland. A car so bad that it is profanity. To quote Kid Rock, "it stinks in here cause I'm the.... E36 M3!"

FIGHT!!!

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
2/21/12 9:34 p.m.

Not even in the same class

GTV6 all the way

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/21/12 9:35 p.m.

GTV6

hrdlydangerous
hrdlydangerous Reader
2/21/12 9:39 p.m.

Srsly? E36 M3. It's its own language for crying out loud and the wail of its inline 6 is equally aural.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
2/21/12 9:44 p.m.

I own an E36.. and I would take the GTV6

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/21/12 9:51 p.m.
hrdlydangerous wrote: Srsly? E36 M3. It's its own language for crying out loud and the wail of its inline 6 is equally aural.

Having you heard a GTV6? The GTV6 sounds sooo much better.

The E36 is a better car but I would rather have the GTV6.

alex
alex SuperDork
2/21/12 9:53 p.m.

Sh*t!

pimpm3
pimpm3 Reader
2/21/12 9:56 p.m.

The M3 wins hands down. Handles great, fast, reliable, looks cool, decent on gas, sounds awesome, what more could you ask for. In the spirit of full disclosure I do have a e36 M3 sitting in my garage....

hrdlydangerous
hrdlydangerous Reader
2/21/12 10:08 p.m.

In reply to 93EXCivic:

I have heard a GTV6 at full song and it does sound awesome but It's still not the E36 M3.

nderwater
nderwater SuperDork
2/21/12 10:09 p.m.

I have never seen a GTV6 on the road. Evar. E36 M3's are everywhere, including just about any autocross or track day. Make of that what you will. I've already voted - there's an M3 in my driveway.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/21/12 10:12 p.m.
nderwater wrote: I have never seen a GTV6 on the road.

I see a couple driving around Huntsville all the time.

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
2/21/12 10:15 p.m.
nderwater wrote: I have never seen a GTV6 on the road. Evar. E36 M3's are everywhere, including just about any autocross or track day. Make of that what you will. I've already voted - there's an M3 in my driveway.

the E36 M is also 10 years newer...

ValuePack
ValuePack Dork
2/21/12 11:45 p.m.

GTV6.

Luke
Luke SuperDork
2/22/12 4:56 a.m.

Even as an Alfa fan, I'd take the BMW here.

T.J.
T.J. SuperDork
2/22/12 6:00 a.m.

The E36 M3

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
2/22/12 7:05 a.m.

E36 M3

z31maniac
z31maniac SuperDork
2/22/12 7:24 a.m.

Depends on what you want.

Reliable, quick, great handling do-it-all type car............E36 M3 no question.

Other than engine noise, I can't come up with a list for the Alfa. It looks like a Chevy Citation with a nicer grill/wheels to me.

DukeOfUndersteer
DukeOfUndersteer SuperDork
2/22/12 7:59 a.m.

E36 M3!!

Hiiiiiiyahhhhhh!!!

drmike
drmike Reader
2/22/12 8:01 a.m.

Uhhhhhhhhh, I'm going wiiiiiiiiith... E36 M3 on this one.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic SuperDork
2/22/12 8:04 a.m.
z31maniac wrote: Other than engine noise, I can't come up with a list for the Alfa. It looks like a Chevy Citation with a nicer grill/wheels to me.

I am sorry but the Alfa looks good. The BMW is typically boring German styling.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit SuperDork
2/22/12 8:32 a.m.

The rational choice would be the M3 but my heart says GTV6.

pres589
pres589 Dork
2/22/12 8:36 a.m.

Can't we doctor this up a little more, maybe add some more cars? Volvo 780 Bertone, maybe a little XR4Ti, and a side of Mazda GLC with a swapped drivetrain? I'm thinking 1.8 litre BP with a turbo hanging off the side (F2T is just too obvious).

FlightService
FlightService SuperDork
2/22/12 8:42 a.m.

In reply to pres589:

The fights are 1 on 1. Winner goes on, the loser disappears into forum obscurity. I am more than happy to use some of your suggestions for the next fight. That is how the E36 M3 got here.

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
2/22/12 8:52 a.m.

While the GTV6 is cool, and makes great noises, it really isn't fair to compare it to an E36 M3. The cars just aren't in the same class.

0-60---- M3--- around 5.5, GTV6 around 8.0 (if you are lucky)

1/4 mile---- M3 around 14.2, GTV6 around 16.0

The M3 handles better, has infinitely better shift linkage, and is much much more reliable. It also has more room, better ergonomics, and.....well, this is just silly.

Compare the GTV6 to an E30 325i maybe, but the Alfa in this test just doesn't stand a chance.

.......and yes I own a E36 M3, but I have driven the GTV6 (and liked it)

I really like the GTV6, but on any track, or any street, or any dirt road, the M3 will slaughter it.

Luke
Luke SuperDork
2/22/12 9:06 a.m.

^Truf.

E36 M3 vs. GTV6 + $5k worth of modifications would be a fairer match, (performance wise).

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