In Reply to: Big difference to me: the feel. posted by occam on October 26, 1999 at 00:22:15:
: My take after test driving both (and driving in a few friends's BMWs) is that the BMW M3 is the consummate driver's car. It almost demands to be driven. You feel the road, you hear the engine, the car is always game... egging you on to have fun with it. It's a great driver's car. The cockpit is designed almost solely with the driver in mind (note how the center console envelops the driver all the way to the radio controls slightly aimed toward driver). Everything about the car is about driving.
First, I don't see what radio controls have to do with driving. When you're really *driving* and feeling everything the car has to offer, you shouldn't be adjusting your radio :)
And second, the way you describe the M3, I thought you were talking about an old Porsche 911. Try to get someone with a '69-'73 911S take you for a ride. And if you're really lucky, you might find your way into a '73 911RS. Very special cars that IMO, epitomize the description you've given of the M3.
Not flaming...just pointing it out.