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      12-29-2011, 01:21 PM   #45
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      12-29-2011, 02:33 PM   #46
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That blue M3 isn't that exclusive, my local dealer had one recently, seems there has been a batch built in the exclusive colour.

If M3 I would stick for something safer like some of the whites and save a few quid.
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      12-30-2011, 07:03 AM   #47
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get the c63 amg coupe. Looks wise M3 is alot cleaner but then you still have the c63 grunt and less of the taxi look it beiung a coupe. I don't know what they are like price wise though
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      12-30-2011, 08:14 AM   #48
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Brand new GTR for that money, no contest.

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      12-30-2011, 09:45 AM   #49
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GTR for me as well.
They are proper proper quick.
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      12-30-2011, 09:56 AM   #50
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      12-30-2011, 01:34 PM   #51
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If you want an M3 which stands out from the crowd it has to be this one below.

Just don't look at the price. No NAV or Music, nice!!

http://www.tomhartley.com/usedcar/BM...shire/17786652
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      12-30-2011, 02:50 PM   #52
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I've been watching this thread with interest and at some of the responses. Firstly, a GT-R for the money? Err....no, I don't think so, not as a daily drive anyway. I'm sure GT-R's are great as a 'toy' for occasional use and for fun but as a car to use relentlessly everyday and to fit people into (and reading into Marcus's email, I get the impression the car would be for this purpose) it's just not the right car.

Anyway, much as I'm a fan of the C63, that red one really is the wrong colour with the wrong wheels - I agree with all the negative comments on that particular spec because, and I can't believe I'm saying this, I reckon the red one in the pics is now starting to look a bit dated - I don't know if its the colour, the wheels or just that the basic shape is starting to age but it looks a bit upright and under-tracked (i.e. the wheels seem to far under the body). Odd, because this is the first time I've said this about the C63 and I normally love red cars too!

That M3 looks sensational in that colour and, much as I really loved the C63 and the sound of it, the M3 is still the one I chose to buy again last summer and that because its the only car, except my current XKR, that I could't really fault at all(manual 'box aside in my first M3, rectified by the fab DCT box in the second one).

The M3 won't sound as thunderous as the Merc, it's certainly not as well built (you're definitely signing up to more rattles in the M3), the seats and driving position are a million miles behind and it's less exclusive (the Merc is still relatively rare compared to the M3). The M3 is also slower....not massively so, but slower nonetheless and theres nothing an M3 can do to lose the Merc on the queens highway hence I've always held the Merc in higher regard as a road car.

Yet I find myself now noticing a glimpse of that datenesss in the Merc, the M3 induction noise is nearly as good as the AMG's exhaust (but is enjoyed less often on the road), the M3 really does handle a lot better unless you spend zillions changing the C63 like I did, the DCT gearbox is the best 'box ever, the latest iDrive is the best comms interface I've seen.

In summary, the Merc blows you away at first but you tire of it sooner. On this basis, I fully understand how a 1-2 day test drive would tempt you into the AMG. The M3 is less special initially but has a deeper talent to keep you entertained for longer and as I've said before, the only car in the last 6 years that I've kept for longer than 12 months (my first M3 that was).

If you've definitely narrowed it down to these two then buy the M3 and buy it in that colour. But make sure you get a HUGE chunk of money off it....just remember, I bought my M3 in the summer for about 15k less than list - OK, it was a demo but unless you get something approaching that discount, it's going to drop worrying amounts of cash very quickly.

Or....buy one of the two best AMG's made to date and get either a used E63 or CLS63 - if you can stomach the looks of either, they're probably both much better cars than either M3 or C63 (and according to Autocar, better than the new M5.....they really aren't that impressed with the new M5 are they!)
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      12-30-2011, 03:03 PM   #53
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AMG's seem far more common round me than M3's these days.

I'd just listen to what that mentalist Andrew says and get the M3
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The M3 would be a no brainer if I hadn't already owned one previously (remember my white E90).
I have dismissed the red C63, just waiting for a quote on the coupe version as my dealer has one expected sometime in March....

I may just sack them both off and up date the Megane for a new 250 cup and let RS Tuning knock it up to 320BHP (look out for their review coming soon in Evo)
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      12-31-2011, 04:20 AM   #55
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