In Reply to: M3=THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE??? posted by Richard Smith on October 19, 1999 at 15:14:34:
: M3 is a reasonablby priced car that goes quite quickly as for "the ultimate driving machine" then I think not!!!
: Lets talk Ferrari 355/360, TVR Griffith or chimeraera or Cerebra 4.5 (0-100mph in 8.4secs..wheres the M3?), Venturi Atalatique, lambo Diablo..even the Countache for gods sake! or how about the Nissan Skyline capable of kicking out 1000bhp with a 0-60 of 3.2 secs? or maybe even the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6 with a 0-60 of 4.2 secs and 4 wheel drive(it alone would make mince meat of an M3, it would make an M3 look like a 3yr old childs push bike) Even the Jaguar XKR Coupe a veritable Granddaddy of a car would leave an M3 asking "wheredit go?"
: I could list another 10 cars here easily that would give an M3 an inferiority complex, the M3 never has been and never will be an ultimate driving machine..let alone a "mans car" (thats reserved for the Aston Martin Vantage with 600bhp)
: This guy should def def def go for a 323ci and forget the M3!!
Nice cars all of them.
4 days on the road. 3 days in the shop.
1 sunny day out driving. 6 in the heated garage.
I suspect any one who would drive (read own) such autos, would probably have an M3 parked somewhere.
Ultimate DRIVING Machine = BMW