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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-14-2020, 07:30:42 AM   #11
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Default Re: Almost traded my e36 M3 for an e39 M5

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Gotta have both, no other way around it....

I always forget what a sick collection you have.
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Default Re: Almost traded my e36 M3 for an e39 M5

The E39 M5 is definitely high on my list to own as well. I've had a bunch of e39s in the past. The only thing I miss about them is the build quality. Talking about M5s, I spotted a tired one yesterday. I also went and put my number under the windshield

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Old Tue, Jan-14-2020, 03:44:48 PM   #13
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Default Re: Almost traded my e36 M3 for an e39 M5

I combined both. E36 M3 as a fun/weekend hobby car, and E39 530i sport Touring as my daily driver/work horse.

Of course no M5, but at least the look and feel. Makes a great cruiser. Smooth, comfortable. Some extra creature comforts not found on the M3.

But I would never trade my M3 for an M5.
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Old Tue, Jan-14-2020, 05:06:58 PM   #14
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I went for what the car magazines were calling the 'modern m5' aka the holden/chevy SS. I had it, my M3/4/5, and the M3 track car for a couple years of overlap but settled on the SS and streetable track car.

The M3 sedan was awesome but didn't really do M3 things as well as the track car nor street things as well as the SS, so it ended up moving on.
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Default Re: Almost traded my e36 M3 for an e39 M5

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I always forget what a sick collection you have.
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This e39 m5 is toooooo big.
This clown shoe is tooooo small.
This e36 m3 is jusssst right.
Well, E36 is right size-wise, but you know what hits the sweet-spot?
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Old Wed, Jan-15-2020, 04:15:26 AM   #16
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Is the E46 Jet Black? As a photographer, I typically don't love black cars because they make my job extra difficult. But yours are so friggin clean. WHO ARE YOU
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Is the E46 Jet Black? As a photographer, I typically don't love black cars because they make my job extra difficult. But yours are so friggin clean. WHO ARE YOU
Haha...Its Carbon Black, so really dark blue. The picture was made with a phone, me and my kiddo got back from the store and were unloading the car - both doors open - but the light was falling just right, so I snapped the pic.
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If I move to texas from California... can I own a car collection like that?
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If I move to texas from California... can I own a car collection like that?
Only if you want to, its not required.
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Default Re: Almost traded my e36 M3 for an e39 M5

Interesting comparison, and very cool to see people sticking to their E36s. To be honest, I find it very refreshing as the car is the ugly step child of the M family, and usually the first on my list to be on the chopping block. But everytime I've driven it, I come back off the ledge.

As for the E39 M5, I still think it's right up there as one of the most BMW's ever designed. If I could only have 1 BMW, it would be up there on the list. However, I still think the E9x M3 suits my needs better and feels more special to me, while still easily being DD-able.
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