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Old 02-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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E30 M3 vs E36 M3

Ok guys I would like to have a disscussion about what is your more prefered or better car. The original E30 M3 or the E36 M3. I notice that E36 M3s yet newer are alot cheaper than the E30 M3
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Of course E36 M3s are cheaper. Here is the reason why:

-Mass produced car that didnt accomplish anything thought its run.
-US spec M3s are NOT real M cars
-They are very ugly
-Interior is even uglier

Here is why E30 M3s are more expensive:

-Less of them were produced
-E30 M3 had accomplished many things it its run, thus making it one, if not THE most desirable BMW for enthusiasts.
-Its a real M car.
-Its simply beautiful. Interior,exterior is very well executed and gorgeous.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:10 PM   #3
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Depends on what you want it for. An e36 m3 is a better daily, it's newer and costs less to maintain, better ride quality, etc.

If you are looking for a toy/collector/weekend car, the e30 might be better but it also depends on what you want.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:27 PM   #4
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I love both cars, but as T.Dot mentioned above, both cars have different attributes to offer. E30 M being more of a hobby car, and the E36 M being more of a daily.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:30 PM   #5
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To me there really is no comparison here. The e30 M3 like stated above has a lot of accomplishments behind it, would (in my books) be the top BMW collectable in the garage, and is a gorgeous car all on its own without any modifications made. Also there is no way you would make this car a DD because of its worth and desire to keep it in immaculate condition. The E36 M3 to me is a waste of time. Its a pretty ugly car to me and they're around every corner, but the parts are much easier to find and in the same token much cheaper. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-06-2011, 06:31 PM   #6
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The E36 M3 is a better car in every empirical way that a car can be measured as a machine. The E30 is more popular and has greater history (of which the E36 is far from devoid btw). If you want to buy the better car, buy the E36. If you like and want an E30 M3, no amount of discussion will change that so buy an E30 M3.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:48 PM   #7
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Can't agree with BigD more. E36 M3 better in every way, and in my opinion looks better too. E30 M3 is more collectable so kind of useless cause the only way to keep the value up is to not drive it. What's the point of a Garage/Trailer queen. Wring the shit out of your car!!! and enjoy it every step of the way.
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Old 02-07-2011, 02:10 AM   #8
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The E36 M3 is a better car in every empirical way that a car can be measured as a machine. The E30 is more popular and has greater history (of which the E36 is far from devoid btw). If you want to buy the better car, buy the E36. If you like and want an E30 M3, no amount of discussion will change that so buy an E30 M3.
couldnt have been said better.

lol @ a couple other posts about ugly and not a true M....
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No ITBs = not a rear M car.

You will find very very few people who will disagree with this statement.
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this thread should be locked, this topic has been beat to death.

IN other news, what kind of oil should I put in my car?
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No ITBs = not a rear M car.

You will find very very few people who will disagree with this statement.
You just found one. Built at M GmbH with WBS VIN prefix = real M car. Any other qualification is just personal preference. I'd take the new twin turbo V8 M cars over any number of TBs.
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:25 PM   #12
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No ITBs = not a rear M car.

You will find very very few people who will disagree with this statement.
What the heck are you talking about. The US M3 is every bit as much ///M as the Euro counterpart other then the motor.

WBS vin and all...

talk about a new(bi) member and no logic
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:29 PM   #13
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Of course E36 M3s are cheaper. Here is the reason why:

-Mass produced car that didnt accomplish anything thought its run.
-US spec M3s are NOT real M cars
-They are very ugly
-Interior is even uglier

Here is why E30 M3s are more expensive:

-Less of them were produced
-E30 M3 had accomplished many things it its run, thus making it one, if not THE most desirable BMW for enthusiasts.
-Its a real M car.
-Its simply beautiful. Interior,exterior is very well executed and gorgeous.
lol

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Old 02-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #15
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Where is Robb on this one?

BigD summed it up in both
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