Help me decide. 08 S2000 or 04 E46 M3 coupe? - S2KI Honda S2000 Forums

Go Back  S2KI Honda S2000 Forums > General Interest > S2000 Talk
Reload this Page >

Help me decide. 08 S2000 or 04 E46 M3 coupe?

Notices
S2000 Talk Discussions related to the S2000, its ownership and enthusiasm for it.

Help me decide. 08 S2000 or 04 E46 M3 coupe?

 
Old 02-03-2019, 03:55 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 78
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Help me decide. 08 S2000 or 04 E46 M3 coupe?

So it's been over 10 years since I last owned a S2000. I miss it. I have a E92 M3 that's a garage queen. I have $15k on hand. Never drove an E46 M3 but I like the size and looks. Sat in one but never drove one. My E92 is almost like a family sedan, so big. I saw a 08 LGB asking for $22 with 80k miles. Kind of high mileage. Saw a 07 LGB with only 28,000 miles asking for $25k. What would you guys choose and pay? E46 is way cheaper. Going to use it as a daily.
runnyeggsham is offline  
Old 02-03-2019, 03:59 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 193
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by runnyeggsham View Post
So it's been over 10 years since I last owned a S2000. I miss it. I have a E92 M3 that's a garage queen. I have $15k on hand. Never drove an E46 M3 but I like the size and looks. Sat in one but never drove one. My E92 is almost like a family sedan, so big. I saw a 08 LGB asking for $22 with 80k miles. Kind of high mileage. Saw a 07 LGB with only 28,000 miles asking for $25k. What would you guys choose and pay? E46 is way cheaper. Going to use it as a daily.
In that case you only have 1 choice.
czirrfb3 is offline  
Old 02-03-2019, 05:30 PM
  #3  
 
TsukubaCody's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,663
Thanked 85 Times in 79 Posts
Default

Why wouldn't you just daily the E92?
TsukubaCody is online now  
Old 02-03-2019, 06:55 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

E46 is the better daily by far. E92 is even better. Better to daily the BMWs and use the S as a weekend car.
ThreeD is offline  
Old 02-03-2019, 08:02 PM
  #5  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 78
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Tsukuba,
It's a 09 with 16k miles. BMW said they won't make another V8 M3. I am trying to keep it as low miles as possible.
runnyeggsham is offline  
Old 02-03-2019, 09:12 PM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 76
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I had an E46, 325ci, the S2000 will be more reliable and a lot cheaper to fix.
vicrc is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 07:10 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 4,196
Thanks: 0
Thanked 209 Times in 184 Posts
Default

Me, I stay away from used German cars. Especially used German performance cars.

I like to wrench, but not THAT much. Every little service you go to perform is just 10 times harder. It gets to where it isn't any fun.

So ask yourself which you would prefer driving on an everyday basis. For some, that sort of driving is mindless and they would rather just be comfortable, and with plenty of power under the immediate command of their foot (and reserve a car like the S for special drives or for weekend fun). For others, every drive, no matter how routine, can become a mini adventure behind the wheel of a car like the S.

Which are you?
Car Analogy is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 09:18 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Illnoise. WAY downtown, jerky.
Posts: 4,303
Thanks: 0
Thanked 121 Times in 110 Posts
Default

The E46 is MASSIVE compared to the S2000.

And its a coupe.

And its a BMW.

So...its like almost the same as what you currently have.

You're looking for something different AND you miss your S2000.

But you're still debating whether you should get an E46 even despite the above. So maybe you have some hidden love for the E46.

Either car has decent resale value. Test drive both. Pick one. If you made the wrong choice, sell it and buy the other one. Life is easy AF, M8.
B serious is offline  
Old 02-04-2019, 09:45 AM
  #9  
 
Orjinal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 1,933
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

If you do decide on the e46, make sure to inspect the rear subframe for cracks.
Orjinal is online now  
Old 02-04-2019, 10:05 AM
  #10  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 76
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

I sold my E46 that had 125k miles for less than $3000 as I could not get any more for it. I purchased an S2000 recently with 82k miles for $17,500. A BMW does not hold any value!!!!

In 2003, I payed $35k new for the 325ci which was even more than a new S2000 and also another $4k in repairs. Family needs are more important than a 2 seat car.

Last edited by vicrc; 02-04-2019 at 10:08 AM.
vicrc is offline  

Quick Reply: Help me decide. 08 S2000 or 04 E46 M3 coupe?


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands