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ea_sport
ea_sport New Reader
10/14/09 12:06 p.m.

If you do go with the E46 M3 make sure you check the rear subframe as part of your PPI. You can even take it to a BMW dealership and ask them to check it out and fix it for free if it's torn (as long as your car is stock that is). You can checkout e46fanatics.com for more info on the E46 subframe lawsuit.

I have an E46 330Ci and I am still waiting for the reimbursement for the subframe repair that I paid out of pocket.

miatame
miatame Reader
4/25/11 9:17 a.m.

E90 is not as direct as E46 is not as direct as E36 is not as direct as E30.

They are getting faster and easier to drive, but less communicative. You know what you like and dislike about the S2000. You're going to have to drive each and pick a winner. I personally really like the look of the E90 (and E92). The interior is ok, I think the E46 wins there. I think the E36 looks best (very biased). My E36 M3 isn't as much fun around an autocross as my E30 325is, but is it a GREAT street/autoX car. The E46 M3 is certainly faster than my M3 and handles great. I just have never loved how it looks on the outside.

I think an E46 M3 sedan would be good for you, but yeah... So if you drive both and like both through the corners get the E90 and enjoy the ease of 4 doors.

nderwater
nderwater HalfDork
4/25/11 9:56 a.m.

He already has got the M3 - this thread is a year and a half old ;)

westsidetalon
westsidetalon New Reader
4/25/11 10:12 a.m.

335i is a great DD and is bolt ons/LSD away from M3 performance. I have auto xed my e90 335i and have to say its not the funnest ( for a 3600 lbs+ car). I havent done a track day with it but have heard issues with oil cooling. Never driven the e46 M3 but I still think the 335i is the best all around without gaining all the attention the M3 will get. Both cars are fast but different: 335i is smooth and quiet while the e46 seems stiff/loud (purposely of course).

westsidetalon
westsidetalon New Reader
4/25/11 10:14 a.m.
nderwater wrote: He already has got the M3 - this thread is a year and a half old ;)

Oh damn, so then hopefully he can follow up with his impressions of it

nderwater
nderwater HalfDork
4/25/11 10:23 a.m.
westsidetalon wrote: Never driven the e46 M3 but I still think the 335i is the best all around

Not to knock your ride, but I think that after driving an E46 M3 at the limit you may change your mind. The 335i makes an awesome daily driver, but the M3 is the more focused and rewarding track machine. That might not matter for 90% of BMW buyers, but it counts for a lot around here.

miatame
miatame Reader
4/25/11 10:46 a.m.
nderwater wrote: He already has got the M3 - this thread is a year and a half old ;)

What the ....?! So why was it bumped up?! I didn't search for it! haha

Confused....

killerkane
killerkane Reader
4/25/11 11:13 a.m.

The e46 is better/faster on the track, the 335i is better on the street. I've driven both and love them both as well, so I would choose the 135i instead!

nderwater
nderwater HalfDork
4/25/11 11:14 a.m.

it was resurrected by a spammer whose post was removed

killerkane
killerkane Reader
4/25/11 11:26 a.m.

Oh sad face

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
4/25/11 12:45 p.m.

the spammers have been busy around here recently.

bluesideup
bluesideup Reader
4/25/11 1:01 p.m.

It's too bad the E46 coupe has less headroom, well as it's already been said they should have built the E46 M3 sedan.

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