And when the E46 M3 was announced in grade 9 or 10, it was game over. That was, at the time, the most beautiful car I had ever laid eyes upon.
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Yeah, I kick myself for missing out on that, but I also didn't have the money back then. I wonder if they'll be considered a collectable. I've flirted with some stupid ideas for when the M4 lease expires - penciled in right now is still another euro delivery on a comp pack M4. If I did something stupid, I'd likely have to sell the Tesla, which, being the engineering/physics dork I am, would be a cold day in hell.
Well, can't really kick yourself, if the funds weren't there. Not sure if they will be considered a collectible, that remains to be seen. However, many collectors are snapping on manual Fcars, both for the driving involvement, and because people are starting to see the repair costs on some early paddle shift cars that have some mileage on them.
If the M4 is your daily driver or close to it, you probably wouldn't want to do "Something stupid" like a 550 to replace it. They are fun cars to drive, but not as practical, and if you haven't owned an older car in a while, you have probably gotten used to having many modern conveniences that will be missing in vintage cars. Not to mention parts are more costly than that of a German car.
Yes, if it weren't for the classic scenario of "Only so much money and garage space," I'd have a few more cars too.
I had four tiers in middle school/high school 1994-2000:
Complete fantasy world was the Ferrari F40 and F50, the McLaren F1, the Jaguar XJ220, etc.
Sorta fantasy world were the Ferrari 550, etc.
Sorta attainable world at some point were the E36 and 46 M3s, Supra, etc.
Reality world was a rusted out 1998 Corolla.
An absolute blast to drive!!! But literally a pain to get in and out of ...I'm not that tall, and with a hard top on I pulled a muscle in my neck getting into it. Tried that on two occasions, and didn't think I'd enjoy pulling a muscle in my neck every time I drove with the roof on it. The roof had a disclaimer sticker saying something to the effect of "Roof not guaranteed water tight," and the Mrs. didn't like the idea if we drove it in the rain, water might leak in on us.
I think he can also help with the rear subframe and hpfp. Joking aside, the E46 is timeless. The F8x will never hold up as well as the E36, E46, and E9x have IMO.
Great choice. I looked at carbon black and interlagos with the comp pack and a manual for my first decent car. Next to impossible to find so I ended up with a E92 DCT ED.