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E90 M3 or 996 Turbo

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projectgt

Original Poster:

247 posts

69 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Opinions please...both cars feature in my price range.

3 year old M3 or 10 year old Porsche.

If this has been covered, apologies in advance.

TROOPER88

1,274 posts

88 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Porsche all day long.

Do I want a super car or a 4 door family saloon car?

vinopete

678 posts

107 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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porker judge

Nedzilla

2,393 posts

83 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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M3.996 turbo will be quicker but God daaaaaaaaamn they are ugly!

Mastodon2

12,177 posts

74 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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The M3 has the better engine, the 996 Turbo is a better car all round though. Less practical, but more of an "object of desire" imo, which at this price would be a big factor for me.
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james_gt3rs

3,993 posts

100 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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The 911 is much more special (and better on paper as well).

Motorrad

6,085 posts

96 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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996 bang v buck.

billzeebub

3,583 posts

108 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Porker, though if it was me it would be a 993 variant- either the Carrera S or the Turbo. 996 Turbo is a sensational car though

s m

13,620 posts

112 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Only driven the 996 Turbo and that would be the one for me

TomM

662 posts

104 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Drive them, I drove a 996 turbo at speed on a track and was disappointed by it. Was expecting massive pace, and didn't really get it. Don't get me wrong, it was fast but got out underwhelmed.

Lagerlout

1,505 posts

145 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Neither. Buy a CSL. Practical and more of an event than either of the other two.

Killer2005

16,564 posts

137 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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996. Proper super car over a admittedly brilliant coupe every day

yajeed

3,982 posts

163 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Killer2005 said:
996. Proper super car over a admittedly brilliant coupe every day
M3 all day long. The 996's are fugly and will cost more to run with radiators rotting, air con failing, brakes and tyres more likely to be worn, fragile suspension components etc*

No, can't do it. The 911 every time. Just don't buy the silver one with black interior in Newcastle which looks fantastic value and I'm saving my pennies for. smile

Welshbeef

26,119 posts

107 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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One is a genuine supercar which you'd regret not owning the M3 is a tarted up junior exec car. Don't get me wrong the M3 is great but its based on a family saloon whereas the other is an out and out sports car only.

Makem

156 posts

91 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I quite like the look of the 996 turbo with the big rear hips. Wasnt a fan of the standard 996 carrera looks wise.

jas xjr

9,344 posts

148 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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i have driven an e90 m3 and it is a great car . not 996tt great though smile

PGN 500sl

1,465 posts

75 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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every time you saw a 996T you'd regret not having bought one.
Not sure the reverse would apply.

The Turbo is far more coolcool imo

kambites

49,233 posts

130 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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For me it'd be a 996 GT3.

ryanjohnstott

1,026 posts

47 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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It seems that the M3 is a sensible compromise yet your heart is wanting the 996 turbo. Go with your heart and get the 996!

Welshbeef

26,119 posts

107 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Also there will come a point where you'd not be able to use te 996TT due to age reliability value etc whereas the M3 will keep losing value the 996TT will never be a £10k car.


The M3 is also a car that will never do 0-100mph in 9.0 seconds... It's mega fast.