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      08-20-2018, 07:17 PM   #155
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The 1M is ok and it sure has staying power, but for best ever how can you not say the E46 M3?
^^^ This
just because the E46 M3 was sold in massive numbers and was very popular doesn't make it the best....by any means. I think the 1M is a much more enjoyable and enthusiastic car to drive than the E46 M3...and it looks even more aggressive and badass...

I wouldn't even put the E46 M3 in my top 3 M cars...the Z4M Coupe was a much more enjoyable drivers car from that era, IMO.
can't tell if you're trolling or not. The E46 M3 is a legend and so so engaging. There's a reason it's a modern classic.
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I've never own the E46 m3, but have driven one, I've have always love the E46 combination of engine and chassis, and the best looking M imho. Even though I have the 1M since 2011, love it and would never sell it, I still believe the E46 is the best M. Thats the reason why the MT E46 still holding value/ and even going up as we speak.
While the E46 M3 is loved by many many fans , and it is considered by *many * to be the pinnacle of M ... two vehicles that began appreciating at at a faster rate than the E46M3 are the E30M3 and the 1M.

I don't expect the price of a good condition used E46 M3 to ever eclipse a similar condition example of those two.

In addition , The Z4 has also been appreciating or at least holding its value really well recently , likely due to also having an S54 under the hood and being more rare than an E46 M3.

Indeed a true E46M3 CSL would be a killer..
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Maybe if it had a longer wheelbase. I've heard it's a bit twitchy at track speed.
I'm not sure I understand about the wheelbase comments. Lots of cars have shorter wheelbases than the 1M, including the Cayman and 911. The 1M wheelbase is actually kinda long in proportion to the overall car length.
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Maybe if it had a longer wheelbase. I've heard it's a bit twitchy at track speed.
I'm not sure I understand about the wheelbase comments. Lots of cars have shorter wheelbases than the 1M, including the Cayman and 911. The 1M wheelbase is actually kinda long in proportion to the overall car length.
Agreed. People are sheep...they believe anything they read. Lol. It's not that short of a wheelbase...if anything the length of the car is short (172) but not the wheelbase (104). Much longer than a 911 (96).
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Agreed. People are sheep...they believe anything they read. Lol. It's not that short of a wheelbase...if anything the length of the car is short (172) but not the wheelbase (104). Much longer than a 911 (96).
Yeah, my Cayman was the same length, but the wheelbase was about 9" shorter.
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its really hard to find an E46 with 6sp MT under $30k that are in decent condition, or $35k
Most I've seen have been beat up or want too much for it. Found a really nice one at my dealer in 2010 for $29,500 on a Sunday, came back Monday the day after to get it because they close on Sunday, and they sold it first thing in morning, was told the fella waited in the morning before they open up. Soo thats how I ended up with the 1M, I try test drive the cayman, no rear seats, at that time its the only thing that fit my bill as a everyday fun car, until I found out about the 1M, put a deposit without even seen it, waited for months, 8 to be exact, for it to built.
1M is special, but I'm still in the hunt for a nice e46.
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I like this video....I especially like how he says "Coupe"
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[SIZE="3"]"It's a lot like nothing else."[/SIZE]



Good cars.

No back seat = cannot be the best M car ever.
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