BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

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.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Thu, Dec-06-2018, 02:13:42 PM   #51
bimmerfan08
Registered User
 
bimmerfan08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Age: 28
Posts: 6,380
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 bimmerfan08 is on a distinguished road
Location: Charlotte

United States




Default Re: Hard to let go of M3..

I've been in and around E39 M5s for quite some time now. The thing I value most about the E46 M3 is its versatility. I can take it to the track, take it on trips, take it to the beach, grab groceries with it, drive it to work, take dates out in it, sport it around town, carry a good bit of luggage in it, and still comfortably carry my son in it. It's really that good of a car. It's not excellent in any one category but for the smile per mile it provides, it's worth keeping. Then again I don't have 3 kids like OP though, so I can see where he's coming from.
__________________
Quote:
For those apprehensive about DIYing...

"The most difficult part of figuring out a car, the engineering, has been done. Repairs and maintenance are simply taking parts apart and putting them back together again." - bimmerfan08
Jump to top bimmerfan08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Thu, Dec-06-2018, 03:19:08 PM   #52
nixtfy
Registered User
 
nixtfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Age: 45
Posts: 393
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nixtfy is on a distinguished road
Location: Colorado

United States




Default Re: Hard to let go of M3..

Quote:
Originally Posted by bimmerfan08 View Post
I've been in and around E39 M5s for quite some time now. The thing I value most about the E46 M3 is its versatility. I can take it to the track, take it on trips, take it to the beach, grab groceries with it, drive it to work, take dates out in it, sport it around town, carry a good bit of luggage in it, and still comfortably carry my son in it. It's really that good of a car. It's not excellent in any one category but for the smile per mile it provides, it's worth keeping. Then again I don't have 3 kids like OP though, so I can see where he's coming from.
Thanks bimmerfan08. Yes 3 kids changes things when they complain about sitting in the back seat of a coupe. Also my wife found the suspension a little stiff.

The 1988 911 targa seats 4 of us comfortably. No complaints from my family members unless it’s over 85 degrees.

Keeping The smurf blue 91 Miata with 36k is a no brainer. Last year I purchased it for 5,000. The prices are gradually creeping up and the insurance is $97/year.

I have no complaints in particular about the M3. If I kept it the only mod I seriously considered was a short shift kit. Otherwise, out of the box the M3 is perfect.

My 911 is much more rare being hand built and having a turbo motor?
__________________
97' m3/4dr 5spd estoril/Modena sold
97' M3 /4 dr 5spd Boston Green/Modena sold
86' 325es sold,
87' 325is sold
89' 535i sold
78' 911 SC sold
81' 911 SC ROW sold
02' 525it sold

Last edited by nixtfy; Thu, Dec-06-2018 at 03:25:27 PM.
Jump to top nixtfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Tue, Dec-11-2018, 05:13:46 PM   #53
nixtfy
Registered User
 
nixtfy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Age: 45
Posts: 393
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 nixtfy is on a distinguished road
Location: Colorado

United States




Default Re: Hard to let go of M3..

Up for sale
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=583604
__________________
97' m3/4dr 5spd estoril/Modena sold
97' M3 /4 dr 5spd Boston Green/Modena sold
86' 325es sold,
87' 325is sold
89' 535i sold
78' 911 SC sold
81' 911 SC ROW sold
02' 525it sold
Jump to top nixtfy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 05:55:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2017 M3Forum.com
Discussing Hard to let go of M3.. in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - 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. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)