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04-20-2002, 03:04 PM
I am readt to buy a car now and am not sure what to buy. The Viper gets a lot of looks and can be tuned and the supra is also this way but the m3 is just so darn sophisticated and I am wondering if people look at it as much as a Viper

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04-20-2002, 03:36 PM
I saw a 1994 for $25000, you can get 2 Vipers with low mileage for the price of an M3.

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04-20-2002, 04:21 PM
this is an awesome car but you better check the amount of people who are blowing engines on these cars and the response BMW is giving them, which is that it is the customers fault for overreving the engines. There is a lot of information on roadfly and I for one have had my car down for over 10 weeks and looks like, unless we negotiate something, I have already initaited Lemon Law proceedures and should be going to court next month for a full refund. It's your call but look real hard into it first. good luck. By the way, the car does get the looks!

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04-20-2002, 06:35 PM
why are you asking a bunch of guys on the internet what kind of car you should get. get the one that you like and forget about what others think. How about when you find a girlfriend we will tell you which one to get! Sorry to be a bit harsh but the question was just to funny. I cant believe what others say would help you decide on the car that you like, unless you wanted to be cool .

04-20-2002, 06:48 PM
case use the money for some professional help. As far as the car question they are such different cars. If your main goal is maximum performance than get the Viper. If you want some sophistication as well as some practicality the M3 wins hands down. You also get to put about 20K in the bank for those professional sessions. :)..dave.

04-20-2002, 07:03 PM
I say this because you'll be miserable with it if you are a novice driver looking for attention. The M3 is very much a drivers car, and generally speaking to demanding for average drivers. It's a car that assumes a certain level of experiance and ability, and if you don't have it, you probably won't be happy with the car. If you are looking for attention there are better choices.

people admiring our M3's?
04-20-2002, 07:44 PM

accomplished driver, what a joke
04-20-2002, 07:54 PM
What is your defintion of "accomplished driver"? Because for most M3 owners "accomplished driver" means that they are 25 years old, scraped up enough to pay the monthly lease, and about the only "driving accomplishment" they've managed is a DE course on a track or auto-X around cones in a parking lot. Some of you guys crack me up - 50K buys you the right to think of yourself as a superior driver.

04-20-2002, 08:46 PM
accomplished driver haha
get a grip.

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04-20-2002, 10:54 PM
just that reason, if so heed my advice..Dave.

04-20-2002, 11:48 PM
I'll stand by my comments. A lot of casual drivers buy them, but how many of those drivers keep them, and for how long? Ever look to see how many M3's are for sale with less than 10K on the clock?

Age isn't an indicator of either expertise or commitment. Most of the folks I know from this forum that attend driving schools, track days or race are pretty humble about their skills. That's because they are exposed to pro drivers, which is humbling to anyone who is honest with themselves.


04-21-2002, 02:04 AM

but your supporting evidence is weak
04-21-2002, 06:54 AM
You really think people get rid of their cars before 10K miles because it's too much car for them. How 'bout they can't afford the car, or they are worried sick about reliability problems on early M3s, or they decided to flip it to make a profit, or they don't like having a car that makes them paranoid that every time they park it somebody will key it, etc.

It's a rare individual who admits that a car is "too much car" for them. Look, we're not talking about the early Porsche turbos, many of which did get their owners into trouble - we're talking about a 333 hp 3400 lb sport coupe with a ton of electronic safety devices to keep the fools on the road.

Mr Practical
04-21-2002, 09:35 AM
stingray that is in cherry condition. This will not only get you looks up the WAZOOOO....all the girls will LOVE you. My friend has one and I swear he has had soo many ridiculous stories in it and *NO* he isn't a "Bradd Pitt or Tom Cruise" either.

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Jim Hodel
04-21-2002, 01:46 PM
and am really enjoying the Viper. If you want an outrageous looking car the handles very well and has a magnificent engine, the Viper is an excellent choice.

I'd have to agree that the Viper will have more niggling detail problems (I had to have the driver's power window motor and backup light swtich replaced), but the drivetrain is bullet proof (something which may not be true of the new M3), and the difference in performance between the Viper and M3 is staggering.


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