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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 Thu, May-15-2008, 06:12:31 PM   #21
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yes, gas is getting expensive and will continue to rise.... but, i would say take this opportunity to fully enjoy your time with your M3 cause there will come a day when we are telling our kids about how we needed oil to run our cars. and i know that when they look at me with confusion as to why we would do something so dumb, i will refer to the M and say, "yes my new fuel cell ferrari sports transport is awesome but nothing like the feeling of riding in my old BMW M3...wish i still had that thing..." :-)
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Old Thu, May-15-2008, 06:15:00 PM   #22
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Filled up with Premium Gas this morning $3.88 a gallon - not going to put anything other then that in. what so i can save a few bucs for a fillup and possible have the enigne take a sh!t. no thanks
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Old Thu, May-15-2008, 06:23:05 PM   #23
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I did an experiment with my older car (TSX) back in 2004 and found that using lower octane produces about 10% less MPG compared to the recommended octane. The reason behind the experiment was to see for myself if I really needed to use 91/93 Octane when most of the miles come from long highway commutes.

You should give it a try or just put super. It only amounts to about $3-4 dollars more each fill up.
Hmmm...I noticed no difference. I had a 2004 TSX and now have a 2008 TSX. I used to put 91 octane when I first got the 04 TSX but then I started putting in 89. The gas mileage seemed to get a litttle better too. In the 2008, I never even bothered with the 91 octane even though it says 91 octane required.
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Old Thu, May-15-2008, 06:24:04 PM   #24
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PREMIUM gas ONLY, no doubt about it
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Old Thu, May-15-2008, 06:34:10 PM   #25
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I'll bet this guy regrets posting this question. He hit a lot of nerves. I agree with spending a little extra for my M. She's worth it.
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Old Thu, May-15-2008, 06:35:32 PM   #26
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That is because your government is taxing the gas at such a high rate. How much do you pay for health insurance? Nothing. I'd rather pay $8.75 a gallon and not pay health insurance. (not that they are directly linked, but the idea being that taxes are distributed differently so you can't really make a direct comparison of price. The French tax system is set up so that tax money covers socialized medicine.)

Oh noz, a socialist! The country I was born in was overrun by them. At least some payback.



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Treat your M as if it was your kid or wife, don't be a cheapskate.
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Old Thu, May-15-2008, 06:44:30 PM   #28
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Gas ain't quite to $4 for premium (93) over here in Jersey (pretty close though)....at least where I'm at.

Actually despite everything else in this state being so damn expensive (land, car insurance, taxes...), Jersey actually has some of the lowest gas prices in the nation.
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Or you can get a 92' Civic as your daily beater, i guess in the looong run you would save more.
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Are you a hot chick? Or have an immediate family member who is?
If you like dudes I guess Im quite hot baby

Seriously though, no family in the US, no company links, no nothing.


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That is because your government is taxing the gas at such a high rate. How much do you pay for health insurance? Nothing. I'd rather pay $8.75 a gallon and not pay health insurance. (not that they are directly linked, but the idea being that taxes are distributed differently so you can't really make a direct comparison of price. The French tax system is set up so that tax money covers socialized medicine.)
True, but me not being French, and not working for a company that is based in France, I dont get to see any of those so called benefits. I have private health care, so I will gladly take your fuel prices, house prices, and general cost of living over those of Europe. (Yes I really wanna move to the US but getting a green card is virtually impossible for me.)
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