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Old 11-09-2012, 12:00 PM
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I'm super cool. Had a GT3 first.

But currently own a E36 M3 Race Car and an RS

As signature indicates besides the RS and the tow Rig the rest of the cars are BMWs
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If you need 4-doors and something trackable, the E90M3 is pretty hard to beat. Mine is starting to show signs of mechanical wear after 15K or so track miles, so I decided it was time to get something more durable and a bit safer. The M3 is far more fun (for me at least) to drive around town than the RS is though. RS is like a wet cat...seems pissed that I am even trying to drive it under 120mph.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:16 PM
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Z3 M-Roadster
98 E36 M3

05 E46 M3

I'd love to have stock E30 M3 to daily. BRZ/FR-S is the new E30 M3.
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Old 11-09-2012, 12:57 PM
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It's true, M-cars are the gateway drug to porkers of all stripes.
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Going all the way back....

'86 944
'84 944
'87 325is
'95 M3
'00 M5
'04 GT3
'12 C63
'10 GT3

Daaaaamn....I remember buying $500 cars like it was yesterday. Now I'm buying $500 tires. Going off track, my first car right before I picked it up:
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:14 PM
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I had my RS before, but I have an E90 as a daily. This is my second one. Best 4 dr sedan I have ever driven.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:19 PM
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Was going to upgrade to an E92 m3 from a 335i coupe. Then I drove da Greek's gt3 and skipped the M step. Glad I did. The harassment I avoided from Izzone alone was worth it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 01:28 PM
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98 Audi A4 1.8T tip
97 Audi A4 1.8T 6-speed
01 996 TT 6-speed
02 E46 M3 Cab 6-speed

Have a 2010 Lexus ISF for the wife. Have tracked it a few times and loved it with MPSS.

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Old 11-09-2012, 01:47 PM
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1995 M3 coupe
1997 M3 sedan (got married in 1997!)

skip to 1999 996

2002 SMG M3

skip to 996TT

skip to two MB E63s

Baught my daugher a 2002 silver/red M3

skip to 2011 GT3rs

still have 2012 E63.
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Originally Posted by CRex View Post
It's true, M-cars are the gateway drug to porkers of all stripes.
I don't have a GT3, but this rings true.

First sporty car was a 2003 M3 coupe that I track-modified the heck out of. I traded that for a 2006 Carrera S for street/track. I missed the BMW so I bought a 2005 M3 coupe as a street-only car. Eventually I traded that on a 2008 135 coupe - also street only - that last year I traded on a 2012 Cayman R for track/street. Much happier with Porsche rather than BMW for both street and track. I intend to trade the Cayman R eventually on a 991 GT3.
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Old 11-09-2012, 02:43 PM
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Original and current owner of:
  • '98 E36 M3
  • '05 E46 M3
  • '11 E90 M3
Never had an E30, and will pass on F10.
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Did not own but drove E46 (SMG & 6SP) & E92 (DCT & 6SP) M cars.
Still in love with the sound of the S65 V8 engine.
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Wanted one, but had to do it with a regular 95 and 96 3 series.
Learned to drive in a '82 318I compacting snow to do figure 8's, it had BBS wheels....

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F10 is a disgrace, it's like adding Turbos and lowering the redline by 2000rpm on a GT3. Yes, it will be faster, but not as involving and fun.

Seriously considering the Laguna Seca Edition 2012 E92 M3 with a manual tranny. It is painted Orange like the 07-08GT3RS, and with Black wheels it must look awesome.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:07 PM
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Inherited my dad's 2000 C5 Corvette Convertible 6 speed.

Bought 997 Carrera S.
Put deposit on 997 GT3 v1.0 Cancelled
Bought 980 mile 2004 996 GT3 for a bit more than trading in the S on the 7 GT3 but figured if I didn't like one I could sell it and be out less. Still have both.
Bought never winter driven E39 540i M 6 speed. Love it.
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