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Old 03-20-2003, 04:35 PM
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A lot of people think a s2000 handles better than an e46 m3.

Its funny because in best motoring...they put the m3 up against the nsx.

The s2000 is not in the same class as the e46 m3....the nsx is.

I dont understand why some think the s2000 handles better.
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have you driven either? It's about how well it handles in corners, not how much money you throw down.
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HAHA another BMW owner reading to many magazines and not putting it on the street drive both cars and then say something!!!!!!
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yeah, I don't like this "class" idea. I mean, you're telling me all those jaguars can out-corner my S? The m3 is a FINE automobile, but if all you're reading is magazines, you should know the s2000 and nsx are neck and neck in g-forces. Funny, car and driver quotes both cars at .90 G on the skidpad, .89 for the M3. Hmmmmm. AND! the s2000 has a better weight to power ratio than the NSX and a lot better than the M3....... So all you've really done is spend more money. It doesn't really matter, whatever makes an owner happy. There is more about the S or the NSX, or the M than numbers, each one is a unique character.

I sold my BMW, and while I no longer have "auto-up" windows, I also don't have as much chassis flex, or bump-steer..... Don't get me wrong, I'd have an M3, as a second car, though.....
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Originally posted by ej6
A lot of people think a s2000 handles better than an e46 m3.

Its funny because in best motoring...they put the m3 up against the nsx.

The s2000 is not in the same class as the e46 m3....the nsx is.

I dont understand why some think the s2000 handles better.
All I see is blah blah blah...Shut up and go drive one and figure it out for yourself.
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Have you driven both?

I didn't think the M3 handled as well. Mind you, it just felt heavier, so that might be why.
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Well, have never drivin an E46, but have drivin E36 M3's many of occasions, and a few s2000's. I prefer the S2000 over the E36 M3 any day. And if you read up on some bmw forums, some believe the E36 handles better then the E46, some even thing the E30 M3 is the best handling of all the M3's.
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Also, I don't think G forces have everythign to do with how well a car handles, infact, it is a small portion imo.
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Yup. The McLaren can only pull 0.87g on the skidpad - that doesn't mean a Jeep Grand Cherokee can "out-turn" it though.
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Call me crazy, but imo the Z06 is over rated in the handling fields. it pulls over a G on the skid pad so everyone goes "Oh wow! It handles SOOOOO GOOD!" Well I am not saying it doesnt handle well at all, I just think it's over rated. Maybe I'm wrong, but thats my .02
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