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    Comparison with M3?

    I'm curious to know if anyone has cross-shopped a 2009 M3 sedan with the CTS-V. Any significant pros or cons to either?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    I'd like to know this too!!

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    One thing I consider significant is the availability of a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission in the M3.

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    The M3 will be quicker in transition in the corners. But it will be outrun by the V in the straights. The M3 sedan has decent room in back but not near the V's room. The V has a nicer interior. The exterior design to me is a draw. I love them both.


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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    if you buy the M3 you get a free hat that looks like a penis.

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    Quote Originally Posted by thebigjimsho View Post
    The M3 will be quicker in transition in the corners. But it will be outrun by the V in the straights. The M3 sedan has decent room in back but not near the V's room. The V has a nicer interior. The exterior design to me is a draw. I love them both.
    Everyone tells me the E90 3-series is nearly as big as our old E39s, but I was kinda surprised at how tight the back seat is, in legroom if not in width. The CTS still isn't quite as roomy as my E39 M5, but it's close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEM View Post
    Everyone tells me the E90 3-series is nearly as big as our old E39s, but I was kinda surprised at how tight the back seat is, in legroom if not in width. The CTS still isn't quite as roomy as my E39 M5, but it's close.
    I had a couple of ladies driving the V2 with me and an instructor at Monticello. With the seat up a little bit, it was very comfy in the back of the V2. I made it a point to have the seat set to where I liked and then sit in back. It was maybe a tiny bit better than the V1, which is excellent for the size of the sedan.

    As for the M3, it's tight, but even with my large frame, I could sit behind my setting for the driver's seat. It may not be super comfortable, but it's doable. But I don't think it's even close to your M5...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddyscat View Post
    if you buy the M3 you get a free hat that looks like a penis.
    Surely buying an M3, you'd be a cock anyway?

    What I cant understand is why in America, there seams to be alot of financial isses and unemplyment, yet the true blue American would still by a foreign product? And continue to complain about the state of the economy and country.

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Varsity View Post
    Surely buying an M3, you'd be a cock anyway?

    What I cant understand is why in America, there seams to be alot of financial isses and unemplyment, yet the true blue American would still by a foreign product? And continue to complain about the state of the economy and country.
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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caddyscat View Post
    if you buy the M3 you get a free hat that looks like a penis.
    It's your head, not the hat on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varsity View Post
    Surely buying an M3, you'd be a cock anyway?

    What I cant understand is why in America, there seams to be alot of financial isses and unemplyment, yet the true blue American would still by a foreign product? And continue to complain about the state of the economy and country.
    Before the V1, I would never think of buying an American high performance sedan. The SHO was great but that was FWD. If it wasn't for the V series, I'd be buying foreign. Why? Because I try to buy what's best. I will not buy domestic if it's not quality.

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    These two cars M3 and CTS-V were my two finalists. I had driven the M3 with dual clutch on three different occasions and was ready to buy because I didn't think I could get a test drive in a cts-v. Once I drove the cts-v
    it was an easy decision, I bought the cts-v with recaros. I judge cars by entertainment value (ev) and reliability. l love the cockpit interior of the cts-v and the electronics. The handling is remarkable for a car this size and is almost equal to the M3. I happen to like the growl the car makes under load, but some have characterized this as a drone. On long commutes this could be a negative for some. The power is a given just like the gas mileage. The biggest objection to the M3 is the same one I had with my 07 M5. You have to rev the crap out of it to get any sense of "pull" i.e. entertainment value. Reliability is another issue with BMW's. Their electonic design and reliability has been an issue on every bmw I've owned. Here's a big problem they're having right now is with battery discharge problems if you don't take trips of at least 20 miles in duration you will have problems and they will not cover charging or battery replacemnt under warranty. This is covered under the fine print in the warranty and they call it a "bad driver profile". These problems tend to crop up in the eight months to one year time frame. The more loaded the car the greater the problem. The final nail in the coffin for the M3 was the other car I own which is a bmw 135i. This has the best engine I've been exposed to (19 mpg city) and is pure entertainment. With a $2000 Dinan mod I can get equivalent power to the m3 and probably better performance.

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    cjoe: Thanks; perfect response.

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    Re: Comparison with M3?

    Quote Originally Posted by DAC17 View Post
    cjoe: Thanks; perfect response.
    Well qualified.

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