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Old 04-19-2005, 08:25 PM
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Mein Auto: M3 & 323i/999 KP
Originally Posted by wheel-man
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.
You'd have to do all the work yourself for the project to be cheaper, pretty much no matter what you bought the donor cars for.
2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
2002 BMW M3 Alpinweiß/Black
1999 323i KP/GTS2 Alpinweiß
1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
1989 325is S50B30US Alpinweiß/Black
1989 M3 Alpinweiß/Black S50B32 (321hp, ITBs)

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