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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Jan-09-2018, 01:58:07 AM   #41
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I think objective measures are easy to compare and contrast. Subjective ones, on the other hand, are not quite easy.

crqflier: I understand where you're coming from. In terms of performance, comfort, reliability, and perhaps even gas mileage, the M2 wins hands down. That said, the toughest question you have to ask yourself is how much you like the E36.

For me, it's all about nostalgia and appreciating analog sports cars. There must have been 20 times that I had to visit my local friendly BMW dealership to pick up parts for my E36 and not once, I repeat, not once did I ever bother to look at or think about the new M cars.

Heck, I love my E36 M3 so much that when it's time to go for a drive, 9 out of 10 times I would walk past my DB9 and hop straight into the M3. Something to think about.

Hope you keep the E36. She's a gem!

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Re-read my post. Didn't say every imaginable way, but every objective measure, vs early 1990's cars. That's a big difference. The stuff you're listing is subjective.

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Re-read my post. Didn't say every imaginable way, but every objective measure, vs early 1990's cars. That's a big difference. The stuff you're listing is subjective.

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Fair enough.

But not everything I mentioned is subjective.
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Old Tue, Jan-09-2018, 12:39:01 PM   #43
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M2 is superior to the e36m in every objective measure and most subjective measures too - probably superior to every early '90s car objectively.

A few things the e36m has going for it:

- less complexity and interference, driver is 100% responsible.
- easier to drive, including better visibility and cleaner lines (corners)
- NA power delivery is 100% predictable as is chasis behavior.

I can't think of an early '90s car that has aged better than the e36m - maybe 911 I suppose.
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I think objective measures are easy to compare and contrast. Subjective ones, on the other hand, are not quite easy.

crqflier: I understand where you're coming from. In terms of performance, comfort, reliability, and perhaps even gas mileage, the M2 wins hands down. That said, the toughest question you have to ask yourself is how much you like the E36.

For me, it's all about nostalgia and appreciating analog sports cars. There must have been 20 times that I had to visit my local friendly BMW dealership to pick up parts for my E36 and not once, I repeat, not once did I ever bother to look at or think about the new M cars.

Heck, I love my E36 M3 so much that when it's time to go for a drive, 9 out of 10 times I would walk past my DB9 and hop straight into the M3. Something to think about.

Hope you keep the E36. She's a gem!

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Hahah... LOL!

I just feel that newer cars make things so convenient for us that we often forget what driving is all about.

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Mclaren F1.
Not bad.

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Mclaren F1.
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Or Honda NSX.
Slower and lower grip... Great rig though.

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A friend gave me this dealer poster. Nice match. Makes a cool addition.20180318_103140.jpeg

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OP - you're in the San Diego area, right? I think I've seen your car a few times in the Del Mar area. Makes me miss the '95 ///M3 in Dakar that I bought brand new.

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