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    997S vs M3

    I've been trying to figure out how the 997S and my 2004 M3 compare by studying their engine performance output charts (HP and torque vs. RPM).

    Since my 15 minute "test" drive of the 997S wasn't the greatest, I'm still wondering how the two compare.

    Has anyone here heard reliable reports of, or spent significant time side-by-side in a new M3 and 997S?

    How would you compare the "thrill" factor of these cars? IOW, in everyday driving situations how do they compare?

    Any _responsible_ advice or opinions would be appreciated.

    BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    Does that help?

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

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    John SF 2005 997 S said:
    Does that help?



    hehe

    Re: 997S vs M3

    I have yet to test drive the 997, but I test drove the M3 and a 2004 996 c4. First of as my standard disclosure: both are great cars. The M3 is more roomy especially in the back and is quieter. The M3 is basically a luxury GT car while the Porsche is pure sports car.

    I am in the same dilema as you. I have a 2000 328ci that I am upgrading soon and am cought between 997 and M3. As of now I am leaning toward the Porsche.

    I had a 1999 328i and the 2000 911 I have now was SO MUCH

    BETTER IN EVERY WAY except comfort... but that's not what a sports car is about so I'm happy... have a 997S on the way now...... Jan. can't wait.

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    Quote:
    John SF 2005 997 S said:
    Does that help?




    heheeeeee. M3 and 911 are two different cars practicality-wise.

    But to your point: at least I'm not comparing 997S to Corvette.

    Re: 997S vs M3

    cant be compared

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    Quote:
    BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!


    What's that for a stupid comment?
    Both are great cars with different advantages and disadvantages (comfort, space, sport, price, etc)!

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    You could check out www.track-challenge.com ... and compare the latest M3 with a '02 Carrera with 320hp ... the have the SportAuto Supertest performances listed (Nürburgring Nordschleife and Hockenheim) quite detailed.

    Draw you own conclusions from that if you like ...

    Before i bought my 02 Carrera i tried out almost anything that was rumoured to be competitive (Maserati, M3, Lotus, Audi S-Models etc.) ... and ended up with a porsche again (had a Boxster S before) ... and i really tried hard to find an alternative.

    Nevertheless ... M3 is a great car ... but at the end of the day ... it's a BMW 3series ... its handling wasn't as sharp as i experienced it with a Porsche before.

    Greetz

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    Quote:
    Rookie said:
    You could check out www.track-challenge.com ... and compare the latest M3 with a '02 Carrera with 320hp ... the have the SportAuto Supertest performances listed (Nürburgring Nordschleife and Hockenheim) quite detailed.

    Draw you own conclusions from that if you like ...

    Before i bought my 02 Carrera i tried out almost anything that was rumoured to be competitive (Maserati, M3, Lotus, Audi S-Models etc.) ... and ended up with a porsche again (had a Boxster S before) ... and i really tried hard to find an alternative.

    Nevertheless ... M3 is a great car ... but at the end of the day ... it's a BMW 3series ... its handling wasn't as sharp as i experienced it with a Porsche before.

    Greetz



    thanks for the link, nice.
    I appreciate your help.


    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

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    Nevertheless ... M3 is a great car ... but at the end of the day ... it's a BMW 3series ... its handling wasn't as sharp as i experienced it with a Porsche before.



    The m3 also costs less! Unless you consider the CSL... but then again, handling isnt the same as the base m3...
    Im not defending the m3 against the 911... I just found it silly to say something like "BMW SUCKS...PORSCHE RULES" and the like...
    Such sentences are quite rare on the rennteam forum and I hope they'll stay rare.

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    @ Gauss ...

    you are absolutely right !!!

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    In defense of the unbridled enthusiasm for Porsche vs. BMW, that's the way young guys sometimes express themselves. Not a problem for me, takes all kinds to make this place interesting.

    Re: BMWs SUCK Porsche's RULE !!

    Quote:
    MaxErnst said:
    Not a problem for me, takes all kinds to make this place interesting.



    Thanks for explaining that, MaxErnst. That confirms what I've suspected for a while. In your own way, you are just trying to make rennteam.com more interesting.

     
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