Posted by Andy Chi on November 13, 1998 at 22:47:47:
In Reply to: Re: Back to square one again Chris? :-) R U OK? posted by Redwood on November 13, 1998 at 09:10:24:
: When I bought my '99 M3, people asked me why I didn't wait for the E46 M3. Well, my reasoning was
: a) not wanting to wait that long (sometime in 2000), my old car was 6 years old already
That's why I sold my 97 (that I was financing) and am leasing my 98.
: b) I don't know if I'll even like the looks (like the rear end people keep telling me makes the sedan look like a Honda). From spy shots, the car looks less aggressive looking.
You can't really go by spy shots. Let's just say that I heard from a very reliable source that the new M3 will be one mean looking car. Sightings from a certain fast paced autobahn stretch;-)
: c) I may not fit comfortably in the E46 M3 (I'm 6'7", it's a big deal to me...no pun intended).
Why not get one with no sunroof? If you have long torso, that's really the only way to go in the 3 series. I'm only 6'1" (but with long torso) and my hair sometimes get stuck to the headliner near the sunroof.
: Reasons to wait and get an E46 M3:
: b) more legroom in the E46 sedan, don't know about the coupe since they're not out.
There will be no E46 M3/4 because of poor sales. And before you all start telling me that BMWNA sold a boat load of E36 M3/4, remember that BMWAG doesn't really think of our M3 as real M's. They just plain didn't sell enough of them in Europe and the rest of the world.
: c) More power! Bigger wheels
340hp and still limited to 155. Imagine when JimC gets his hands on the DME of this thing.
: e) possibility they may not have my Estoril Blue for the new model frightened me. (a stranger just came up and complimented me on the color of my car the other day, not something I'm used to but it was cool).
You can order ANY bimmer in ANY color you damn well pleased. If the dealer tells you otherwise, he's either lazy or he's stupid. My bud has a yellow real M3 in Germany with (gag) yellow interior and carbon fiber trim straight from the factory.
98 M3 coupe black/black
97 M3/4 black/black, sold