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      10-26-2012, 08:27 AM   #1
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Should I sell?

I have a 2010 135 MDCT convertible with 40 000km. I need to replace all four tyres.

I have always had my eye on an M3 and now I have found a 2008 M3, alpine white, manual, m dynamic with 30 000km.

The repayment on the M3 will be slightly more than my current car.

I love the 135, but always wanted an M3. My concern is that the M3 is an older car, but the mileage is low and the dealer is extending the motor plan.

Should I sell?
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      10-26-2012, 08:54 AM   #2
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Yeah, go for it, That V8 engine is one of a kind we no longer see much.
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      10-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I first drove the M3 Dct and I must say I was not impressed. The 135 has more pull in 1st and 2nd gears.

However, the manual M3 just spoke to me! I am going to miss the turbo sound on the 135 though!
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      10-26-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
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Just add the performance exhaust to the M3 and you will not miss the turbo sound for very long.....
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      10-26-2012, 10:50 AM   #5
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Go for it, I still regret not get an e46 m3 everytime I see one on the road.
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      10-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #6
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Sounds like a bad idea. Keep the 1, and just get new tires. I found a very cheap tire that is VERY good made by general for my car. total for 19x7.5 square setup was like 820 installed. idk. don't bury your self in too many expensive things or you'll just end up like every other no name.
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      10-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. The monthly repayment does not increase too much on the M3, so I am not too concerned about affordability.

Is the performance exhaust costly? That may be a good idea cos I am not crazy about the look of standard exhaust
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      10-26-2012, 11:11 AM   #8
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If you can buy your self M3 that's ///M Division what else would want
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      10-26-2012, 11:29 AM   #9
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I had an M3 (2009) before my current 2012 135i MSport, DCT.

I would keep the 135i.
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      10-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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If you gave me that choice I'd keep my 1.
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      10-26-2012, 12:49 PM   #11
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I'd say keep the one as well.
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      10-26-2012, 03:35 PM   #12
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I'd keep the 1. Not sure if the M is also a convertible or if you care for it, but I'd think that would be a large factor in your decision as you obviously chose to have it in your 1 so...do you regret having it or will you miss it?
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      10-26-2012, 03:53 PM   #13
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Go for it, I still regret not get an e46 m3 everytime I see one on the road.
Exactly what he said. I feel the same way. Always wanted an e46m was jus never quite the right time. If its something u hav always wanted the feelings never gonna go away. So if ur n a position u can then do u may not b able to later. And u can always come back to a 1 if u want later. Bmws hold their value very well especially m cars so u should b able to sell it for a good price if u wanted later.
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      10-26-2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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The M3's V8 is a masterpiece and preowned models are in the $40ks now in America, however I cannot imagine myself owning a car that thirsty.
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      10-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #15
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The M3's V8 is a masterpiece and preowned models are in the $40ks now in America, however I cannot imagine myself owning a car that thirsty.
Agree here. Had the E36 M3 and E46 M3, but could not get over the heft and poor mileage of the current M3.
The 135 is the same size as the E36 M3 and has more performance than the E46 M3. Way more torque and close to the same HP.

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      10-27-2012, 12:00 AM   #16
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I'd keep the 1. Not sure if the M is also a convertible or if you care for it, but I'd think that would be a large factor in your decision as you obviously chose to have it in your 1 so...do you regret having it or will you miss it?
The M3 is not a convertible. I don't regret taking my 135 convertible, but the novelty of having it has worn off and I don't drop the top that often
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      10-29-2012, 10:35 AM   #17
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if your car has DCT then it is a 2011 not a 2010.

M3 is a great but at a high price. if you are getting extended warranty and you can afford it then go for it.

Just make sure not expect a great car in town and at low speed and low rpm. but once you punch it the world will change and you will hear the all mighty V8 singing.
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      10-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #18
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Thanks guys. I am taking delivery in two days. I can't wait to own my first M3!!!
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      10-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #19
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if your car has DCT then it is a 2011 not a 2010.
In the rest of the world, outside of the USA, it will be a 2010
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unless you dropped a fortune into your older 1 series it wont hold a candle to the M3. m cars a special for so many reasons. I miss my e46 every day. But be prepared to visit the pumps more often and start saving for tires! ENJOY!
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I had a e36 and e46 M they were both nice when they first came out but both are played out today, the e92 is nice but man i cant justify the $ in gas period
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