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Old 03-30-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
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please please please, can someone give some impartial advice on this car, I am thinking of getting one, but the shite you get from the owners club, it make nazi propaganda seem healthy
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Old 03-30-2004, 02:56 AM   #2
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:29 AM   #4
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is there much difference in performance between the m3 and a 330i or csl type bmw of the same year ex 99-01?
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Old 03-30-2004, 05:45 AM   #5
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is there much difference in performance between the m3 and a 330i or csl type bmw of the same year ex 99-01?
The CSL is the quickest mainly because it's lighter than the standard M3, and the 330i isn't nearly as quick as either the standard M3 or the M3 CSL, as an estimate I recon the 330i covers the 0-62 sprint in around 7secs..the standard M3 does it in around 5.3secs and the CSL in about 4.9secs...BMW will also derestrict the CSL if you have a racing license to do around 185mph! otherwise all three are electronically retricted to 155mph (they are in UK anyways ) but that's plenty fast enough lol...I'd go for the CSL myself! oh yeah and the CSL has launch control too
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:10 PM   #6
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The csl definitely performs better than a normal m3 but i wouldnt get it. It costs a lot more than an normal m3 and you get a lot less. It has most of the creature coforts removed which is ok. But the fact that you are paying more for less stuff would make me stick with the m3.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:41 PM   #7
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The CSL is the quickest mainly because it's lighter than the standard M3, and the 330i isn't nearly as quick as either the standard M3 or the M3 CSL, as an estimate I recon the 330i covers the 0-62 sprint in around 7secs..the standard M3 does it in around 5.3secs and the CSL in about 4.9secs...BMW will also derestrict the CSL if you have a racing lisence to do around 185mph! otherwise all three are electronically retricted to 155mph (they are in UK anyways ) but that's plenty fast enough lol...I'd go for the CSL myself! oh yeah and the CSL has launch control too
Lol..Almost...!
330ci 0-60 in 6.5
M3 coupe 0-60 in 5.2
M3 CSL 0-60 in 4.9
You were completely correct about the top speeds though. BMW will de-restrict the M3 coupe too if you have a track lisence... In the end the M3 is a supurb car, a practical coupe and very desirable and holds its retail value well too.
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Lol..Almost...!
330ci 0-60 in 6.5
M3 coupe 0-60 in 5.2
M3 CSL 0-60 in 4.9
You were completely correct about the top speeds though. BMW will de-restrict the M3 coupe too if you have a track lisence... In the end the M3 is a supurb car, a practical coupe and very desirable and holds its retail value well too.
Wahoo, I knew the performance figures were something like those...I knew them well enough not to do a Google search anyway (usually I refer to Google), and yes, depreciation is always good on a beemer!

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The csl definitely performs better than a normal m3 but i wouldnt get it. It costs a lot more than an normal m3 and you get a lot less. It has most of the creature coforts removed which is ok. But the fact that you are paying more for less stuff would make me stick with the m3.
Today 05:45 AM

Yes that's right too, I forgot to mention that...maybe 60,000 is a bit too much to spend on a car with few creature comforts
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I would go with the M3 CSL...but that isnt in the states, so here the M3....If I Had to get the 330 I would get the 330xi....
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Old 03-30-2004, 11:07 PM   #13
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cheers for the help, decided i have broken enough jap imports!, thought i would go for a german this time

m3 sounds good,

and before any one goes all paris hilton orange county rich people blah, its gonna be second hand lol


ps why is paris hilton famous
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cheers for the help, decided i have broken enough jap imports!, thought i would go for a german this time

m3 sounds good,

and before any one goes all paris hilton orange county rich people blah, its gonna be second hand lol


ps why is paris hilton famous
If you can, buy it before the weather get better because the prices will start to rise and if you can, go "oop" north to buy it, i have found that some cars can be 25/30% cheaper up there due to the lack in demand and especially on a car like the M3.. Get looking m8 and tell us if you have any issues..!
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cheers for the help, decided i have broken enough jap imports!, thought i would go for a german this time

m3 sounds good,

and before any one goes all paris hilton orange county rich people blah, its gonna be second hand lol


ps why is paris hilton famous
Congrats!
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