The complete automotive resource for buyers, sellers, and owners like you.
Car, Truck and SUV Forums at Roadfly
+ Bentley Forums
+ BMW Forums
+ Cadillac Forums
+ Chevrolet Forums
+ Ferrari Forums
+ Jaguar Forums
+ Lamborghini Forums
+ Lotus Forums
+ Mercedes-Benz Forums
+ Maserati Forums
+ MINI Forums
+ Porsche Forums
+ General Discussion
+ Marketplace Forums
Re: European spec M3 (archive)

[ Follow Ups ] [ M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]

Posted by Bassem on March 14, 1999 at 00:08:03:

In Reply to: European spec M3 posted by steve on March 13, 1999 at 19:32:47:

Depending where you live (whether you have emissions or not) it makes more sense to get a US M3 and purchase a euro tranny and engine. The reason is crash test certification. If you have a US chassis and change parts you are safe (unless where you live has emissions). However, if you import a car, even if its the same chassis as one imported into the US, it either needs to be certified to pass US spec or destroyed after a year. And the customs people do check after a year.
It makes more sense to try and get a used M3, lightweight if possible, and buy the euro components of your choice and add them on. Saves money, and will be smart. But DO remember that servicing euro components is a pain.


Follow Ups:

[ Follow Ups ] [ M3 Message Board ] [ Msg. Board FAQ ]
Questions, comments, or problems, please visit the Roadfly help desk. Logo © 1997 - 2018 Jump Internet Inc. All rights reserved.