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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 08-22-2012, 04:02 PM
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Question to replace or not?

Ok here we go
i currently own 335i 2007 with great condition very low miles(barely 20k) looks amazing drives amazing
torque and all that(my first bmw ever)
but i have a chance to replace this car with either 2009 7 series(loaded or almost loaded, excelent condition)
or M3 2009 loaded or almost loaded also excelent condition.

what do you guys think ? especially about the M3 switchover you think its worth the extra gas it takes and extra money it costs to switch from 335I?

Cause the 7 i can already guess people gonna tell me its not the same kind of fun but its more hi-tech cruiser fun..

anyway id appreciate any advice maybe someone was in my position before


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Old 08-22-2012, 05:37 PM
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What do you want from a car? Something that gives you a rush when you drive and it's worth something to you (higher gas price, need to watch out for the pot holes if you have low profile tires & wheels).

Or do you want a less agressive transportation in style and elegance?

When you know that answer to that, you're choice will be easy.

BTW, I have a BMW 530 xi Wagon (was a Lexus before that) and I love it, but it's not my M3 which provides me with the rush I mentioned above.

Good luck with your choice and tell us what you get!
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:57 PM
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Have you driven the M3?
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:37 AM
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What do you want from a car? Something that gives you a rush when you drive and it's worth something to you (higher gas price, need to watch out for the pot holes if you have low profile tires & wheels).

Or do you want a less agressive transportation in style and elegance?

When you know that answer to that, you're choice will be easy.

BTW, I have a BMW 530 xi Wagon (was a Lexus before that) and I love it, but it's not my M3 which provides me with the rush I mentioned above.

Good luck with your choice and tell us what you get!
im looking for something for every day driving that makes you enjoy the car without revving to 8000rpm or more
decent every day driving qulity but an animal on half a second when you want it.
you pretty much summed it up, i think 7 is more at convinience scale(but still crazy fast) while m is at the blood rush scale maybe paying alittle bit on comfort.
ill talk to my mechnic see what he says about maintennace.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:38 AM
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Have you driven the M3?
i driven it just for 5min and it was stick which i havent driven for along time
so i dont think i could really grasp the diffrence, although i noticed a diffrence even at those 5min drive right away.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:40 AM
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im looking for something for every day driving that makes you enjoy the car without revving to 8000rpm or more
decent every day driving qulity but an animal on half a second when you want it.
you pretty much summed it up, i think 7 is more at convinience scale(but still crazy fast) while m is at the blood rush scale maybe paying alittle bit on comfort.
ill talk to my mechnic see what he says about maintennace.
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You don't need to get close to 8000rpm to enjoy the M3.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:45 AM
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good to know
cause rev rev rev thats what i always hear
i also noticed it was much much sharper then "regular" 335i
and noisier(i like it)
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:36 AM
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I guess my comment is that if you want an everyday driver, you have very low miles on the 335, and you don't want to keep it rev'd up, why don't you just keep driving the 335?
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:13 AM
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I guess my comment is that if you want an everyday driver, you have very low miles on the 335, and you don't want to keep it rev'd up, why don't you just keep driving the 335?
I agree. The 335i has more usable low end torque than the M3, unless you keep it in M Drive and then your gas mileage goes to hell.

The M3 is a great daily commuter for my son, and when he wants it, the car is there to have some real fun. The M3 handles better around the curves, has better braking power, looks better and feels better overall.

The maintenance will be higher on the M3, especially for wear items like brake pads, tires, oil changes, etc.

The 7 Series is for older men and women who want the creature comforts.
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Old 08-29-2012, 09:58 AM
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after checking maintenance costs for m3(with my "cheap" mechanic)
i said , what tha???????? twice as the 335i maybe more
if the diffrence was hugh maybe but i dont think it is
so ill keep mine untill i find a better 335IS or great buy for 7(lose the sportiness alittle but super confort)
Thanks for your inputs guys
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:25 AM
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Who did you "Check maintenance costs" with? The brake pads and filters don't really cost any more than the 335's (except the cabin air filter, but how often do you replace that?) The oil change is more expensive because of the type oil you should use, and the tires will depend largely on how you drive it.
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:00 PM
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Hi
i checked with my mechanic
140$ for oil
1500$ for rotors and brakes

and thats including work and considered very cheap compared to dealer
(for m3 2009+)
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:18 AM
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i checked with my mechanic
140$ for oil
1500$ for rotors and brakes

and thats including work and considered very cheap compared to dealer
(for m3 2009+)
First off, get the car you need and want. Second, seriously? Just because an oil change might be higher does not equate to a more expensive car. I don't own an M3 (yet), but I'm not sure the maintenance is significantly higher.

If $140, say once a year, prices you out of the range of an M3, maybe this isn't the car for you...
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:05 AM
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hello there
listen i usuarly buy my cars 3 years old so that means im gonna be hit with rotors brakes(40 thousand i think)
i do oil changes twice ayear not once ayear so 2@140$

and i own the car for 3 years+- so compare 335i to m3 yeah maintenance would be greater(doubled+)
so yes thats consideration for me where the + isnt 70% more performance
so im thinking unless i find a real catch(low miles....excelent price)
it isnt worth it for me i think to replace
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