Posted by Alex on November 13, 1998 at 02:40:35:
In Reply to: M3 Price Tag in Souther California posted by Chris H. on November 13, 1998 at 02:27:14:
You have been going back and forth on this since I have known you. That's OK. It is one of those once in every 5 year decisions and I know how you feel. Just a little side note. The E46 has fixed everything that was missing on the E36 and thensome. If you get the M3, you will get performance and handling like no other, but you will also get all the E36's shortcomings such as lack on interior room, cheap dash material, small trunk, older style body, and miss out on the new technology such as CBC, HPS, and Lock & Key features, not to mention numerous others. There is the much better body rigidity and cool headlights too on the "New 3".
I am not trying to dissuade you Chris from buying an E36 M3, but the E46 is truely a beautiful thing. An M3 is great too, but the new M3 will be here before you know it and you will hate yourself forever by getting the old E36.
Good Luck Mr. Indecisive! :-)