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E30 M3 vs. Porsche 968 (archive)

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Posted by H. on January 24, 2000 at 11:05:34:

Here's a question I have wanted an answer to for a while, and thought this would a good place to get some opinions:

How does an E30 M3 compare to a Porsche 968? I have never driven either, but from what I understand, both are very good-handling and balanced cars, both have high output four cylinder engines (with some engine vibration in every day driving, right?), and both are well-built, both require careful caring, so on paper, they seem like similar cars. Has anyone driven both, or does anyone know of a place on the net where I can find a comparison test? The Porsche is probably fatser 0-60, and some people have told me it handles better, but the BMW DOES have in incredible racing heritage behind it...

I have been tempted to buy both, although my love for BMW tells me to forget the Porsche.

Any insight would be appreciated.

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