Originally posted by Gamite
The thing I loved about the E30 M3 is the fact that it looks totally different than the normal E30.
The E36 is almost identical aside from bumpers and sideskirts.
the E46 is a bit better, with the hood bulge and wider fenders, but its still not as noticable as the E30 M3.
You can go out and spend $$$$$$ on your new E36 M3 and your neihbour could have a 316 that looks exactly the same. You just don't get that with the E30 M3. When was the last time you saw one?
Now when was the Last time you saw an E36 M3!!!
Yes the E36 is quicker more comfortable, better brakes, but your much less apart of the car. You feels so connected in the E30 M3 it is a race car 1st, road car 2nd.
The E36 M3 is more of a mile eater. If you want a fast comfortable car you get and E36, if you want to be a total hooligan and go out and for some real driving experiance and then it's the E30 all the way.
The car begs to be driven hard, take it buy the scruff of the neck and thrash the ass off it, and it will love it.
These cars run so much better after a good hammering it's unreal.
I am some what biased i know but, once you drive one it's very hard not to love the car, and every M3 since has had just a little to much to live up to.
I think that the cars huge sucess on the track goes a long way to the legend that is the E30 M3.
Plus times have moved on and people don't want such a purpose bulit racer, but want the speed.
The E46 CSL is much more like the E30 and along with the GTR , and the only "REAL" M cars since IMO.