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Old Thu, Oct-10-2019, 10:47:32 PM   #21
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Damnit...I've been pondering swapping my E46 to an E90 because my wife's due in a month. All this "most reliable M" talk is really making it difficult to justify baby duty in my coupe.
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Damnit...I've been pondering swapping my E46 to an E90 because my wife's due in a month. All this "most reliable M" talk is really making it difficult to justify baby duty in my coupe.
If youíve locked down the vanos and subframe in your car, I donít think itís any less reliable than the e9X.
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But it’s at least 6 years older and has 2 less doors than an E90M3.
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But itís at least 6 years older and has 2 less doors than an E90M3.
I see your 4 doors and raise you 1 door.

I take your point, though-- 2 doors is stupid and easily my most disliked thing about the e46 M3. Especially while the kid is in the reverse facing seat, 2 doors would be a PITA.

6 years older (on average) matters less and less with each passing year. At some point they're both just "old cars". E.g. I don't think the fact that the e46 is 7 years newer (on average) than an e36 is particularly meaningful to purchasing either these days-- both should be purchased based on condition and/or mileage and/or service history. e9Xs are two generations old at this point-- no longer spring chickens.

... I'd also argue that mileage doesn't matter that much after ~100,000 miles, as many items are on ~100,000 mile replacement intervals. So, used up at 100,000 or used up at 175,000 doesn't really matter-- used up either way.
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I see your 4 doors and raise you 1 door.

I take your point, though-- 2 doors is stupid and easily my most disliked thing about the e46 M3. Especially while the kid is in the reverse facing seat, 2 doors would be a PITA.

6 years older (on average) matters less and less with each passing year. At some point they're both just "old cars". E.g. I don't think the fact that the e46 is 7 years newer (on average) than an e36 is particularly meaningful to purchasing either these days-- both should be purchased based on condition and/or mileage and/or service history. e9Xs are two generations old at this point-- no longer spring chickens.

... I'd also argue that mileage doesn't matter that much after ~100,000 miles, as many items are on ~100,000 mile replacement intervals. So, used up at 100,000 or used up at 175,000 doesn't really matter-- used up either way.

Yeah it's not about mileage, or age for me. It's squarely about the doors. I *could* go ahead and drive my wife's FX35 when I need back doors, but I really enjoy driving my car too much. I want to drive my car every day, not a daily and then a weekend toy. Thankfully it would only be me and the baby in the M3, so it doesn't matter so much that the passenger front seat will be pushed a little forward.
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Yeah it's not about mileage, or age for me. It's squarely about the doors. I *could* go ahead and drive my wife's FX35 when I need back doors, but I really enjoy driving my car too much. I want to drive my car every day, not a daily and then a weekend toy. Thankfully it would only be me and the baby in the M3, so it doesn't matter so much that the passenger front seat will be pushed a little forward.
FWIW (no first hand experience yet, as she's not old enough yet), I've been told that, once kids are old enough for front loading, it's actually easier to load them in in a coupe than a sedan/wagon/car with rear doors. So, if you can suffer through the PITA loading in the short term, maybe not so bad long term.

... but your situation is why I have the M3 wagon
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FWIW (no first hand experience yet, as she's not old enough yet), I've been told that, once kids are old enough for front loading, it's actually easier to load them in in a coupe than a sedan/wagon/car with rear doors. So, if you can suffer through the PITA loading in the short term, maybe not so bad long term.

... but your situation is why I have the M3 wagon


I can attest to this. Soooooo much easier. Also, if you hold the coupe long enough, you donít have to worry about them slamming those rear doors into other cars getting in and out.


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6 years older (on average) matters less and less with each passing year. At some point they're both just "old cars". E.g. I don't think the fact that the e46 is 7 years newer (on average) than an e36 is particularly meaningful to purchasing either these days-- both should be purchased based on condition and/or mileage and/or service history. e9Xs are two generations old at this point-- no longer spring chickens.

... I'd also argue that mileage doesn't matter that much after ~100,000 miles, as many items are on ~100,000 mile replacement intervals. So, used up at 100,000 or used up at 175,000 doesn't really matter-- used up either way.
I agree for the E36 and E46. Both are old cars on their way to becoming classics. I donít put the E9x in that category yet.

Iíd also say that 100,000 miles is not used up. Itís a great mileage at which to buy a car. Price is low, but there still is a lot of life left. By 175,000 miles, there is a lot more tiredness in most used cars.

As for doors, Iíd like 5. We have an E61 535xi that we will likely soon replace with a lightly used X5 and I am tempted to get a used E63 AMG wagon to replace my E90M3. If you can have only 2 or 4, there are arguments for and against both. 4 doors have narrower doors and kids might open them into parked cars if their parent parks too close. But as they get older, kids will also climb across the front seats to get out from the rear of a coupe and open that big door into a parked car if their parent parks too close.
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