Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by Evan, Mar 7, 2009.
Pretty unimpressive, I really hate saying it about a BMW but its true
Would rather have a E39 M5
i'd love one
e36 > *
not really...my 99 m3 will be replaced by a e46 m3 in a couple years
I would rather put an e92 engine in an e46 M3. And upgrade the suspension and stuff.
E30 > E36
pretty slow for how fast it should be.
was riding in a friend's and we nearly lost to a relatively stock '96 e36 0-130
who cares, they're m3's i'd take anyone of them.
sweet pics, flickr
your friends an idiot
sucks is a strong word, see car and driver 1997 "Best handling car at any price"
Or he can't drive for shit. A mostly stock e36 would get smoked by that.
Tell him that he's a faggot for me
Here is what they had to say about the E36 M3....
A flawless handler.
BMW's M3 is one of the least-expensive cars in this group. It's also the tallest and narrowest car and has the most-usable rear seat. Its first-place finish proves that superb handling does not require exotic-car packaging or exotic-car prices.
The M3's cockpit works naturally. The driver's seat offers a commanding view of the road and the hood's corners. Hands fall instinctively to the steering wheel and shifter, as do feet to the pedals. Heel-and-toeing is possible, and a dead pedal is included. An adjustable steering wheel would have been nice, as well as more lateral support, but these issues didn't get in the way of our adoration.
The M3 possesses uncanny roadgoing ability. This is the most-agile car here. The steering eagerly bites into corners and is alive with feel. "Constantly talking to my fingers," wrote Csere. It latches onto a line in corners as if on a mission from God. Webster: "Rolls gracefully into curves at a constant rate and goes right where you point it."
The M3 covers for you. The suspension shrugs off bumps, swells, and off-camber depressions without upsetting the line. Not once did any driver cross it up. Smith: "Overcooked a corner, and the BMW's forgiving nature made it interesting rather than scary." Even at the hairy edge of traction, the M3 is accepting of further driver input, which builds tremendous confidence. Unlike the Acura NSX, the Dodge Viper, or even the Ferrari F355, you feel free to explore the M3's limits without fear that something awful awaits if you miscalculate.
The M3 is like one of those mules that pull tour duty in the Grand Canyon, year after year: It isn't capable of a misstep. This car lets you seek out its limits quicker and more confidently than any of the other cars here. If that doesn't make for a winning handler, we don't know what does.
.... So, what's the best-handling car at any price? ...It's an eight-horn salute to the BMW M3 as "the best-handling car."
E46 > *
i miss my ex-girlfriend's E46
it was his e36 we were racing.
he took it back the next day and traded down to a 335 to save the money, and decided to keep the e46 by selling to his dad
i think they are the only worthwhile BMW
you mean m3's in general?
your friend's a fucking idiot.
so fucking sexy
i mean the e92 m3
i also like the e92 335i