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Old 04-19-2005, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Kaz
Some people just like wasting money.

Considering the cost of just the main M3 drivetrain mechanicals to start (not including labor), from a salvage car, is the cost difference of the whole cars or more, it really seems like a stupid thing to do.
Again, it all depends. If you get a used vehicle with high miles and find a salvage M3, the conversion and cost of the car may be significantly cheaper than buying a new/used M3. Plus, you can mod exhaust, cams, intake, suspension without the cost of the original M3 parts. And, at the end, it's your own Frankenstein, your baby. I can understand it. It maybe more cost effective as well.

And there's always the attachment factor some people have with their cars. And a non-M3 with at least equivalent if not more performance than M3 with stealth in the hands of someone who can drive it would be cool... Just like the M3 RE E46 Wagon.

I've been toying to buy an Evo VIII from the first year of production with high miles at a total bargain. Learn to drive it with courses and then have some fun with it making it into a beast with a Tomei 2.3L motor, 6sp Mtisu tranny and MR shocks, as well as some turbo magic from AMS.
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