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Old 03-04-2013, 02:59 PM
Crehzy Crehzy is offline
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Buying my first BMW

Hello guys this is my first post on the forum but I've always had a strong attraction to BMW's. I'm a pretty responsible driver and haven't been in any accidents etc. I was looking to buy either a 96-99 E36 M3 or a 2004 330ci (After the front was changed). I would get either car in manual and i just wanted to know everyones thoughts and opinions on which i should go for. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Mr.750 Mr.750 is offline
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330Ci of course! It looks much newer and will be cheaper for repairs. M parts are insanely pricey.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:04 PM
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As a 330i owner I would say it depends on what you want. If you want speed and don't care about looks, comfort or reliability (as much) go for the M3, otherwise the 330ci.
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Old 03-09-2013, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BMW750IMMIA View Post
330Ci of course! It looks much newer and will be cheaper for repairs. M parts are insanely pricey.
Well out. I have a 2001 540i with the sports package so it might as well be an M5. The parts and maintenance are expensive and I only can swing it because I do the work myself.

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Old 03-09-2013, 10:27 PM
tystager93 tystager93 is offline
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Both are great cars, no doubt. They are both very similar cars, if you are looking for more sport/enthusiast orientated driving go for the M3, Make sure to Brush up on the buyers guides for both cars as well, they are all over the internet just google them haha.
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