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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 03-08-2012, 12:07 PM
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Sad Day, Indeed

I just turned in my 2008 E93 after 33,000 trouble free and immensely satisfying miles. By far the best car I've ever had.

If anyone in the Boston area is looking for a sweet, well cared for M3, she's at BMW Peabody. SSII over Black Novillo and brushed aluminum, 6MT, and all the toys.

At least I got to return her top-down today, as it hit 70 here. A nice way to end a 3 year long love affair. I am hoping she finds a good home.


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Old 03-08-2012, 05:14 PM
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So, you are left with the 535xi and the X5? Yikes... Are you replacing the M3 with something equally fun?
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:28 PM
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It will be difficult to replace the experience of cruising in an E93 M3 with the top down and listening to the sound of the exhaust surrounded by a functional and comfortable interior. It is indeed an incredible car which I can assume should be better on the next round, if the previous track record continues. That V8 over 3K will be very hard to replace however.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:52 AM
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So, you are left with the 535xi and the X5? Yikes... Are you replacing the M3 with something equally fun?
Sorry to say "no". My 16-year-old twins just got their learners permits, and an M3 (or equivalent) is just too much car to have in the stable, tempting them. (They're great kids, but I remember all too clearly what it was like to be 16). So it's (moderately) boring cars for a couple years.

I'm hoping an F30 M3 will replace the X5D when the kids head off to college. Until then, I'l be one bored quack. (The F10 M Sport is such a sexy-looking car, I keep wanting to believe it's fun to drive. But it's not. Looks like even highyo finally figured that out.)
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2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:24 AM
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Sorry to say "no". My 16-year-old twins just got their learners permits, and an M3 (or equivalent) is just too much car to have in the stable, tempting them. (They're great kids, but I remember all too clearly what it was like to be 16). So it's (moderately) boring cars for a couple years.

I'm hoping an F30 M3 will replace the X5D when the kids head off to college. Until then, I'l be one bored quack. (The F10 M Sport is such a sexy-looking car, I keep wanting to believe it's fun to drive. But it's not. Looks like even highyo finally figured that out.)
difference here is i don't have a 535. i have a 500hp, 580 torque, fire breathing 550. and it is very fun to drive. but i needed another car, and the last NA V8 (maybe ever for BMW) M3 is a no brainer. i have wanted an m3 since... i don't know... 12 years old

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Old 03-09-2012, 05:40 AM
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. Dang that does stink.

Totally get the teenager angle though.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:54 AM
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My E46 M3 was a stick which kept my teenagers at bay at time. The fear of stalling out in front of their friends trumps being seen driving in an M3.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:55 AM
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whats so hard about saying "you can't drive my car"
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:33 AM
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Saying don't drive the car is just an invitation to drive it when noone is home.

When my parents were out of town, I'd grab my Dad's corvette. Luckily, he never tracked the miles or I may have been driving home backwards.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:09 AM
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Saying don't drive the car is just an invitation to drive it when noone is home.

When my parents were out of town, I'd grab my Dad's corvette. Luckily, he never tracked the miles or I may have been driving home backwards.
Two words - Ferris Bueller.
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:30 AM
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Two words - Ferris Bueller.
This. (And I'm also old enough to remember Tom Cruise driving a 928 into Lake Michigan, in a similar moment of yourthful exuberance).

Anyway, I let my kids each drive it in slow circles around the country club parking lot, so that they can say the first car they ever drove was a 6MT M3. It was a very intimidating experience for both of them, so it really got their attention and respect.

After a decade of instructing at track days for various clubs, I know the big risk isn't when someone's a novice - it's when THINK they've become a good driver, and don't realize the learning curve (which is exponential at first) plateaus really quickly as they start exploring the limits of adhesion. I didn't want my kids learning that particular lesson in an M3. I'll sleep better at night if they have their first oversteer experience in a Jetta or the X5D, at significaltly lower speeds.
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Prior BMW's
2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic

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Old 03-09-2012, 12:43 PM
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I feel your pain. The X5 might save you but if you were stuck with the F10 I can almost guarantee that you you would not be able to stand it more than a couple of months tops. Also there are fun cars with less power. A 128 6MT should be a lot more fun than both the X5 and the F10 should you become too bored and want a drivers car that isn't as dangerous for your kids as the mighty M3. It's even available as vert if that's what floats your boat

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Old 03-10-2012, 07:49 AM
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Sad you had to let her go. I'm sure she'll end up in a good home but all I registered was the 33k trouble free miles part.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:29 PM
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Glad to hear the car was so good. I just picked up a 2008 m3 sedan today. Traded in a 2007 z06. Keep it in a locked garage away from my 16 year old daughter
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This. (And I'm also old enough to remember Tom Cruise driving a 928 into Lake Michigan, in a similar moment of yourthful exuberance).

Anyway, I let my kids each drive it in slow circles around the country club parking lot, so that they can say the first car they ever drove was a 6MT M3. It was a very intimidating experience for both of them, so it really got their attention and respect.

After a decade of instructing at track days for various clubs, I know the big risk isn't when someone's a novice - it's when THINK they've become a good driver, and don't realize the learning curve (which is exponential at first) plateaus really quickly as they start exploring the limits of adhesion. I didn't want my kids learning that particular lesson in an M3. I'll sleep better at night if they have their first oversteer experience in a Jetta or the X5D, at significaltly lower speeds.
Good idea. I remember when I was 16 and my first car was a new 4 cylinder 100 hp Dodge Shadow Turbo. It was a royal POS, but I loved it and I managed to get myself into plenty of trouble with it. Now that I think back I really did things that were beyond stupid with that car. If I had an E93 M3 back then I would not be here to write this post. Get the kids a Jetta SE with the base engine and see how they do for the first 3 years. I was not mature enough for a fast car until I was in my mid 20's.
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