In Reply to: Should I get an ///M3? posted by Justin (OKC) on October 08, 1999 at 15:05:58:
...In many ways, you have answered all of the questions that you've asked. Your Z is a one-of-a-kind car and aside from the costly maintenance, you would not be in this position. Evidently, you view the M3 is a worthy replacement for your Z, and we M3 owners will surely welcome you to the "club" when you finally make the leap. I had a '93 325i(though certainly not as fast or modified as your Z); however, my point is that I personalized the car "for me" as you have done. I actually had to brainwash myself into selling the car. You're at stage one of selling the Z and believe you me, you WILL BUY AN M3 whether you sell the Z or not. Personally, if it was me and I could afford the car, I'd keep the Z and get an M3 to boot. Since everyones finances are different, only you get to make that choice. If more room is what you're looking for, I would suggest the M3/4, the sedan is identical in length and wheelbase as the coupe. And those 2 extra doors very handy when it comes to scrolling the blvd w/friends. The sedan means you will have and OBD-II car and modifying the car won't be as "per se'-simple as the having a '95 M3. Mind you, BMW has done the first mod for you...3.2l vs 3.0l. Lastly, if you get a "Certified Pre-Owned" car, the car will be warrantied up to 100K. You get the remainding bumper-to-bumper warranty up to 50K and BMW extends the drivetrain up to 4 yrs or 100K.
...hope this and all other posts helps.
'Z3/6 or superbike in the future...