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Old 02-21-2012, 03:39 PM
bgboost bgboost is offline
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M3 as a good Daily Driver?

Hi there,

I'm looking for a fun daily driver that gets decent fuel economy. My one way commute is 30 miles/ 60 miles each day.

Currently I commute with my Nissan Titan which averages 15mpg 4 days a week.

The other day I take my '06 Carrera S which is a great car and really fun to drive, it just happens that I find my self not wanting to use this car as a commuter. I'm averaging 17.5 mpg on premium which is not a whole lot better than the truck.

So that brings me to a e36 M3. Always been a fan and almost bought one back in 2000, but got a 300zx TT instead, then almost bought one again in 05 but bought a '02 540i instead.

What kind of fuel economy are you getting when you are not romping on it? I imagine you are averaging about 24mpg? 28mpg strictly highway? 18 on the street? sound accurate?

A 4 door 5 speed Estoril Blue would be ideal

2002 BMW 540i 6 speed.
Mods: CDV valve delete, e36 M3 shifter.
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