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Re: M3 vs CLK430 (archive)

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Posted by Brad Franklin on November 16, 1998 at 10:24:28:

In Reply to: M3 vs CLK430 posted by DCC on November 16, 1998 at 08:17:58:

: Actually, the M3 vs CLK430 is the correct comparison...
: I am just thinking the CLK430 would be a nice car for the wife as a daily driver...and me on the weekends...
: This should tie me over till the new M3 comes out...or should I commit to the E36 M3 now and then get the E46 M3 also when that comes out.
: That would make it a 2 M car family...

CLK is a nice car, pretty recent too compared with the older body style of the M3, but they really are two completely different cars. The M3 is a razor's edge sports car in sedan/coupe disguise. Handles and goes like a dream, but a little stiff. The CLK is more of a sport/touring, softer and more comfortable. Also if you drive in lots of traffic, an automatic in either would be nice, but an automatic fits the CLK better. Lastly, the M3 is quite a bit less expensive than the nearest comparable CLK (the 430).

Brad Frankin

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