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Old 04-05-2002, 08:32 PM
Alberta Alex Alberta Alex is offline
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Lightbulb Opinions please, 2nd car a '97 M3 or a '97 540-6speed?

Im a first time poster. Ive had many BMWs over the years, starting with a 72 2002 tii and ending with an 88 M5, which I sold 2 years ago when I bought my Boxster. I'm going to replace my present 2nd car ('94 Audi 90Q). I'll be using the car mostly in the winter, but it will come in handy when I need to carry more than 2 people.

Id like to hear opinions on both the 97/98 M3 or 97/98 540 6-speed. Because it will be primarily a winter car, and we do get 5+ months of winter here in Alberta, Im especially interested to hear how the traction control works on each car in icy and snowy conditions.

Ill be posting this on both the 3-series and 5-series boards in order to get as balanced a view as possible.

Thanks in advance.
Alberta Alex
Old 04-08-2002, 08:40 AM
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I drove a 97 M3 and a 97 540/6 the same day. It was this experience that shifted my thoughts from an M3 to the 540.

As far as the traction control. Well, I have no idea ab the M3, but in the snow and ice, I take it off in the 540i6.

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