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View Poll Results: 01' M3 or 99' Porsche 911 Carrera
2001 M3 24 39.34%
1999 Porsche 911 Carrera 37 60.66%
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:23 PM   #1
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01' M3 or 99' Porsche 911 Carrera

which to choose?
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:33 PM   #2
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need 4 seats.
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:35 PM   #3
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Re: 01' M3 or 99' Porsche 911 Carrera

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which to choose?
Get the Porsche, sell it and then you can buy a new M3 and have money left for mods...
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:36 PM   #4
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Sorry to say, I will take the Porsche over the M3.
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:36 PM   #5
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M3 if its going to be your only car, more practical and easier to drive. Prolly more reliable too.

911 if another car is avalible to you. You'll be more in the Porsche and it'll get u more poon.

As far as track performance, they're about even, but you have to have the skills to keep the 911 going in the right direction. :smile:
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:06 PM   #6
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As much as I love the M3, I'd take the Porsche.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:14 PM   #7
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To me a Porsche says "I'm going through a midlife crisis and I am trying to make up for my receding hairline."

But hey- thats just my opinion...
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:16 PM   #8
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To me a Porsche says "I'm going through a midlife crisis and I am trying to make up for my receding hairline."

But hey- thats just my opinion...
LoL sad but true. Last time I was at the gas station this guy with a black carrera 4 convertible was filling up. I checked out his car and all his rims were curbed to hell.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:27 PM   #9
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Porsche, unless you need any type of room.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:29 PM   #10
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get the porsche, it'll turn more heads! looks a lot slicker.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:52 PM   #11
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Buy both and use the M3 as a daily driver.
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Old 05-07-2002, 04:00 PM   #12
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I am sorry, I love BMW but nothing beats a Porsche, they are not lying when they say "there is no substitute."
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Old 05-07-2002, 04:33 PM   #13
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i love the m3, but id' take the 911 in a heartbeat
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Old 05-07-2002, 04:38 PM   #14
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That's a tough choice....

My roots are with BMW...I just love the balance of performance and luxury.

Porsche is cool but I think I'd still take the E46 M3 over a Carrera...unless it was a Turbo or GT2.
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Old 05-07-2002, 05:33 PM   #15
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I'd take the Porsche, but instead of the 996, I would take a late model, low miles 993 C4S or a higher mileage 993 Turbo. I just like the styling of the 993 much more.
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Old 05-07-2002, 05:34 PM   #16
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I agree with Harvinator. The 993 is a lot mre aggressive and more of a sports car.
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Old 05-07-2002, 08:57 PM   #17
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Porsche........ and REAR SEATS.... WHO NEEDS THOSE WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING
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Old 05-07-2002, 09:09 PM   #18
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I would go with the porsche for sure.. That is my future car.
I do not know when but sometime..
It's good to have hopes and dreams
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M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3M3! Then blow that baby!
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another vote for the porsche for the poon
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