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E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm}


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Old Wed, Dec-16-2015, 06:05:44 AM   #11
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Coming from two E46 M3's prior, I think this platform fixed a lot of issues.

It's great that you want to DD your future E9X. You seem to know of the main issues that may come. Irregardless if it's a CPO or not, problems can happen. If you're that concerned, plunk down on an extended warranty.

As for snow, get some winter wheels if you desire.

I DD mine and enjoy it all the time. I've had my DCT pan leak fixed under my Carmax warranty with no issues. I've repaired some minor things myself since it was going to be cheaper than using my $100 deductible.

As for maintenance costs, it also will depend if you do them yourself or pay a shop or dealer. I'm presuming that if you can afford a Cayman GTS, you can afford to properly maintain either brand.

Lexus is a solid brand as well with probably a better track record for longevity. A Cayman or M3 may require a bit more care and attention due to it being a higher performance oriented vehicle.
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Old Fri, Dec-18-2015, 09:51:47 AM   #12
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In the first year of ownership of my 2011 E90 M3 ZCP I've taken my car into the BMW dealership to have an oil change, fix a brake sensor that came loose, cabin filter change, tpms change, and (1) throttle actuator replaced at around 50k miles.. I also had to replace one rear tire that had some damage from a nail that I picked up somewhere .. I love my M3 tho
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That's really not bad at all...
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Any updates on how reliable the DCT transmission is? Car has been out for a while now and one day Id like an e9x with a DCT!
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Old Sun, Jan-29-2017, 02:21:26 AM   #15
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Left foot on clutch. Right hand on lever. Much more reliable.
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Left foot on clutch. Right hand on lever. Much more reliable.
Great non-answer. Maybe when you're done wanking off to outdated transmissions you'll have something to add.

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Any updates on how reliable the DCT transmission is? Car has been out for a while now and one day Id like an e9x with a DCT!
Mine has been very reliable, zero issues in the past 4 years I've owned the car.
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Great non-answer. Maybe when you're done wanking off to outdated transmissions you'll have something to add.



Mine has been very reliable, zero issues in the past 4 years I've owned the car.

lolol thanks. I had the same thought. The car came with an amazing option that would really MAKE the experience.

Knowing the longterm reliability of the DCT and what to expect would make the decision far easier.
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This is the most reliable European car I've ever owned.
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This is the most reliable European car I've ever owned.
Posts like this make one proud to be an E9X owner.

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Great non-answer. Maybe when you're done wanking off to outdated transmissions you'll have something to add.
So sorry. Forgot to check in with you before posting a comment that coincides with your thought and beliefs. Don't worry about me wanking or having anything to add.
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