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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 Tue, Oct-10-2017, 05:24:58 PM   #21
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Default Re: Hit a deer with my DD this moring.

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First things first... Test drive an M2 and see how you feel after
I would obviously drive one before ultimately pulling the trigger, but I am pretty confident I would like it. All the reviews are positive, comparing it to the e46 m3, other than the turbo engine and just the more modern elements. That being said, I've had a 335d and 335i which were no where near as exciting and I still liked the car, just not as a dual purpose car........because it was too heavy.
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Default Re: Hit a deer with my DD this moring.

Keep the E46 M3 and get this as a DD :

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=185448747

AND for wet track days it would serve as a great alternative. I was at a track day 6 months ago with the first two session in the wet, and one of these was driving circles around the whole field of cars. Very impressive.
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Keep the E46 M3 and get this as a DD :

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=185448747

AND for wet track days it would serve as a great alternative. I was at a track day 6 months ago with the first two session in the wet, and one of these was driving circles around the whole field of cars. Very impressive.

I would get a GOLF R as a DD in a heartbeat. That or an S3... Basically the same cars. I say the S3 because you can rock a sedan instead of a hot hatch, it's all subjective in looks. S3 may run more because of the badge, but used might knock it down a bit.

In your situation I think a dedicated track car is a must. At least from what I see of your activity on the forums

Keep us posted, I feel like every M owner should take a look at these sorts of threads before moving on!
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Old Tue, Oct-10-2017, 07:03:20 PM   #24
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Love the golf R as a DD it was my top choice 2 years ago. I just couldn't wait for it and ended up with a wrx hatch. Hell I still want one.
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996 turbo if you dont need a back seat. Track, year round daily, whatever
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Keep the E46 M3 and get this as a DD :

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=185448747

AND for wet track days it would serve as a great alternative. I was at a track day 6 months ago with the first two session in the wet, and one of these was driving circles around the whole field of cars. Very impressive.
My buddy has a MK6 Golf R as his track weapon. Stage 3 big turbo. Makes like 450 whp. He gives a lot of fast cars a run for their money.
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My buddy has a MK6 Golf R as his track weapon. Stage 3 big turbo. Makes like 450 whp. He gives a lot of fast cars a run for their money.
chassis balance + reactionary awd + non-defeatable sc = understeeeeer

fast yes, a proper track driving experience in the traditional sense..? idk

fwiw I put ~25k miles on a mk6 R
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The M2 feels nothing like the E46 M3 (then again I don't remember what a stock E46 M3 feels like).

Yes, you should drive one well before you even consider purchasing one. I like them very much, but am not head over heels for them.
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It is cheaper and less of a loss if I stuff it in to a wall.
That's what keeps me having 2 cars
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