2013 M3 should I or shouldn't I?
This is my first post here. I'm considering buying a 2013 M3 and can't decide.
I drive a 911 and want something with a little more room and more suitable for a daily driver, bringing the dog, travelling etc.
With the M3 my concerns are gas mileage. My 911 can get 22-25 mpg, is the M3 really around 15 and a tank lasts about 300 km's?
How is it as a year round car for Ontario weather conditions. I'm not a fan of AWD or FWD cars, have an SUV for the nasty winter days as well.
I'd like something fun to drive, smaller and nimble, yet practical enough as a daily driver.
Ideally I'd like an M4 but it's a long time coming. My other considerations are ordering a new 435 for late Oct delivery. I thought about a 335 with the M package but for me it still looks a bit too family and econo, suppose it would still be fun to drive, in RWD. Don't really want a 3 series coupe, especially the new 4 so close.
And, it's hard to find a 2012 M3 at reasonable price, don't want anything older. Not sure what to do, the idea of the V8 M3 sounds good, as long as it's a great daily, year round driver and is reasonable on gas with a high fun to drive factor. On the other had my concern is it's too much for a daily driver, loud V8 hard on gas etc.
Other than what I've mentioned I don't know what other makes or models to look at. Didn't like driving the C63 AMG, don't want a G35, or long AWD S5 or RS5, I don't care for the look of the ATS.
That leaves me split between three choices, the 2013 M3, the 435 or a current model 335i.
The M3 I'm looking at is loaded with almost every option, Executive pkg, Competition Pkg, upgraded leather, listed at $82,000, the max discount I've been able to negotiate is $6,000 off that.
Any suggestions or comments welcomed!
Last edited by entatlrg; 08-20-2013 at 12:10 AM.