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

 
Old 02-12-2019, 07:03 AM
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SMG to manual conversion is relatively simple for the e46 M3 and very common, as SMG cars are cheaper and the SMG unit is failure prone. It's about 3 to 4k depending on the shop
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:13 PM
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I don't understand owning an E92 and not driving it, hoping to keep the mileage low. If you're treating it as investment rather than a car, why not sell it and invest the money in... actual investments? Your M3 might hold its value alright if you don't put miles on it, but you're not going to make any significant money on it, especially if you consider cost of ownership. So if you're not driving it, why own it? If you do buy an E46, I'd say sell the E92 and put the money into a nice low-cost index fund or two.
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Originally Posted by Nate Tempest View Post
I don't understand owning an E92 and not driving it, hoping to keep the mileage low. If you're treating it as investment rather than a car, why not sell it and invest the money in... actual investments? Your M3 might hold its value alright if you don't put miles on it, but you're not going to make any significant money on it, especially if you consider cost of ownership. So if you're not driving it, why own it? If you do buy an E46, I'd say sell the E92 and put the money into a nice low-cost index fund or two.
i agree
i never understood the type of poeple that say they love cars and love driving but avoid driving their cars to try to keep the value up. I can under stand if you have a super rare collectable car but this is no air cooled Porsche, s2000's and m3's are a dime a dozen (unless its a e30 m3). They are not rare and are everywhere and just like 99% of the cars out their they are not good investments.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:23 AM
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i agree
i never understood the type of poeple that say they love cars and love driving but avoid driving their cars to try to keep the value up. I can under stand if you have a super rare collectable car but this is no air cooled Porsche, s2000's and m3's are a dime a dozen (unless its a e30 m3). They are not rare and are everywhere and just like 99% of the cars out their they are not good investments.
people do all the time with S2K's they just let them sit covered in a garage and to be fair a low mileage S2K is still close to MSRP. But they really aren't a collector's car maybe a CR is. But it's still a mass produced Honda. Something like the BMW 1M is more of a collector's car they only made around 700 in the US I've seen used ones selling for over 65 grand.
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It's the quality not the quantity. I would never want to commute to work, about 40 miles, in my S2000 or GTR.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:51 PM
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It's the quality not the quantity. I would never want to commute to work, about 40 miles, in my S2000 or GTR.
I love commuting to work 40 miles each way in my S. The more the better. I'm not getting any younger. Wanna enjoy it while I still can.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Car Analogy View Post
I love commuting to work 40 miles each way in my S. The more the better. I'm not getting any younger. Wanna enjoy it while I still can.
if mine wasn’t mostly stop and go and didnt take 2 hours, then I would agree with you.
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Easy solution to the problem. Buy 1 S2000 as the garage queen and 1 S2000 for beater/commuter. A nice 2 car setup like this could be had for around $30k total.
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Easy solution to the problem. Buy 1 S2000 as the garage queen and 1 S2000 for beater/commuter. A nice 2 car setup like this could be had for around $30k total.
You can buy a beater S and over time turn it into a garage queen with some work and money instead of paying an arm+legs all upfront for an already garage queen quality S.

People do that all the time with old CRX's and EG hatches, turn them into beautiful high quality rides.
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And that would solve the problem how? You would then not have a dd, as the pristinified S would no longer qualify for such duty.
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