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Oh, you drove one of the "rare" limited edition(m) (archive)

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Posted by Bob ///M3 on June 24, 2000 at 23:16:32:

In Reply to: 1998 M3 revving too fast? posted by Rakesh Saha on June 24, 2000 at 22:58:22:

You test drove one of those rare (limited edition) "fast revving" M3s. Wow! They only made 223 of them! Hot damn - that's like finding a needle in a haystack!

I'm just kidding you. Since you don't own and regularly drive an M3 you probably just aren't used to the very low gearing in first gear. You probably just didn't notice it as much in the other M3s you test drove because maybe the traffic was slower or you mainly were driving straight instead of turning from a stop, etc.

I'm quite sure the car has the stock rear-end gearing as virtually all 5-speed owners wouldn't change it.

Bob ///M3

: I test drove a 98 M3/4dr/5Sp with 36.5K miles on it. I felt that it revved up very fast. For instance from a stop at Red in the left turn lane when I started the car I almost touched the red line just when the turn was complete. I have driven other M3s and they didn't rev so fast. Even in other gears (2,3 and 4) I felt it revved pretty fast. What't going on here? Could it be that the gas pedal was more sensitive than other cars I drove? The owner confirms that the car is stock and she has had no problems with the car.

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