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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Nov-12-2018, 07:38:18 PM   #1
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Up in the air about selling. I only owned it a short time, but with 5 cars and 3 kids it seems like the logical car to sell in the Spring. I Purchased a e39 M5.
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Up in the air about selling. I only owned it a short time, but with 5 cars and 3 kids it seems like the logical car to sell in the Spring. I Purchased a e39 M5.
Sell M3 + Miata and upgrade to 987/981 Boxster ??
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Old Tue, Nov-13-2018, 01:42:22 PM   #3
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Don't do it, my father always had his toys even with me and my brother. If it's paid for there is no point in getting rid of it. Just put it in the garage and take it out when you feel like it, worst thing you can do is sell it; you'll have nothing but regret.
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An e39 M5 is in no way an e46 M3 replacement.

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An e39 M5 is in no way an e46 M3 replacement.

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If you had to choose one to keep, which car would you keep and why? Curious.
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If you had to choose one to keep, which car would you keep and why? Curious.
M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3 M3.

Not a second of hesitation. I'd sell all the other cars and the house before the M3, particularly in its current state

M5 is a really good "normal" car. The M3 is a 90s exotic in a practical body, with easy serviceability. That comes with some civility compromises, but I don't mind any of them in the slightest.

... That said, the M5 is my go to when driving people around, especially if they're older
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My M3 has seen infant seats, booster seats and two children through to teenagers. Iíve done road trips with a Family of four and a dog.

Donít sell it. At later ages, thereís nothing better than having kids in the back see other sports cars on the road and say, ďI like your M3 better.Ē

I scare my Wife by telling her I will give my M3 to my kids when they turn 16.
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Don't do it, my father always had his toys even with me and my brother. If it's paid for there is no point in getting rid of it. Just put it in the garage and take it out when you feel like it, worst thing you can do is sell it; you'll have nothing but regret.
What makes you think he'd regret it? He's only owned it for a short time and he's already thinking about selling it.
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What makes you think he'd regret it? He's only owned it for a short time and he's already thinking about selling it.
The title of this thread: "Hard to let go of M3..."
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The title of this thread: "Hard to let go of M3..."
Somewhat misleading, imo. How hard is it if you just got it and are already considering selling it? I wouldn't want to sell a car I just got if I really liked it. Especially if I had 4 other cars I could sell...
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