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E30 M3 aren't good daily, but E30 325i's are (archive)

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Posted by Pat on May 25, 2001 at 20:52:20:

In Reply to: everyday driving posted by josh on May 25, 2001 at 19:33:27:


Josh, the E30 M3 parts are more expensive, engine has less torque and its buzzy (4cyl). The clutch is grabbier. It's just a shame to drive a E30 M3 in stop 'n go traffic (in L.A.). The M3 is just a more visceral to drive and the engine comes alive at over 100mph. The powerband is 4,500 rpms - 6,500 rpms.

The standard E30 325is is a great car too but is more suited to the stop 'n go because of the torque in the 6cyl. I think most cars loose their power on the top end. Parts are cheaper too.

But many people drive their M3's as daily drivers, I just can't bring myself to do it.

'89 M3 40k mi. weekend and trackday car.
Pat




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