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Old 03-13-2011, 10:14 AM
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Mein Auto: 2007 X3 (MT)
Originally Posted by TerraPhantm View Post
Hmm, I forgot I made this thread. I'm still loving the M3, I don't really regret my decision. I will probably add an E39 non-M (540i?) to my stable as a daily driver at some point though
Terra: I would be interested in hearing the factors leading to your decision of an E46 M3 over the E39 M5. All other things being equal (condition, mileage, maintenance history, price, availability, etc.), what tipped the scales toward the M3 for you? Like you, I have considered both vehicles as a "stablemate" for my X3, but have not had an opportunity to drive either.

On the whole, I fancy myself more of a "coupe person" than a "sedan person" when it comes to styling, and expect that the smaller M3 would be more nimble than the M5. Plus my transportation needs really don't dictate that I have a sedan. But nevertheless, I still find myself torn between the M3 the M5 -- it kind-of depends on my mood that day...

X3 w/6-speed & Sport Package:
A sports sedan disguised as an SUV...
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