In Reply to: Re: E30 M3 vs. Porsche 968 posted by Soi on January 24, 2000 at 13:24:12:
: : : 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.
: : Go with your gut. Besides its racing heritage, the M3 is going to go up in value as they are starting to be a practical collectable. The 968 is the last version of a car that was never held dearly by the p-car faithful and is going to tumble in value as every other liquid cooled p-car.
: I couldn't agree more with you Dave.
The M3's racing heritage huh, lol. Oh and porsche doesn't have one does it. 968 cabrio's are awesome. But I'd say forget the 968 or 944. Those are least of porsches. Check out a 911. You'll never turn back to an M3 again. That wail of the flat 6 is just beautiful. A 1980 porsche 911sc is a superior vehicle in my opinion. The engines can last 300k - 400k miles and I bet my money on the porsche in a race. Good luck....a BMW or a porsche, lol, thats a good one....