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Whats everyone's opinion on the above car?
Thinking of going from a stage 2 s5 to an m3.
How do you feel they will compare?
 

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I've driven my pals F80, It's more of a drivers car, RWD etc. Depends what you're after. I've got the S5 as my daily cruiser that's easy to drive. Prefer the shape of an S5 too.
 

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If you have an itch its best to scratch it...

Just don't underestimate the significance of RWD. You can boot a stage 2 S5 and it might twitch a bit as it accelerates. An M3 will be more like a rodeo.
 

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Yeah i know what your both saying!
I need a 4 door as i have a baby on the way, i seen an m3 driving around near me and it looked fantastic. Had such road presence with its flared arches ect.
As for the driving part obviously i know my s5 will walk away from one in every situation. But i imagine them being very fun to drive!
Suppose ill have to test one
 

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Well you didn't mention the baby at the start of this thread. The "fun to drive" part comes with risk. If that's just risk to you its bad enough for a baby growing up without you, but if its with the baby in the car...

How did the conversation with your partner go? "I'm thinking of getting a car without one of the major safety features of my current car, what do you think?"

I guess the "competition" part of that model M3 involves some weight reduction? Maybe you could further modify it by removing more heavy parts - airbags, ABS etc?

So I'll change my advice to - scratch the itch when your kids have grown up :)
 

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Hahaha i have no answer for any of that dippy😂
Surely the car is only as safe as the user and i know the TC and SC in the bmw doesn't allow the rear end to slide at all if left on.
Ofc any sort of spirited driving id be the only one in the car!
 

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It's a car I'm quite interested in myself. If you go for one or even just a test drive let us know how it compares to the S5. 👍
 

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Sometimes you have to be practical,when life changes
I remember my partner saying to me 32 years ago that i would have to sell my RS 1600i when my 1st child was on the way.
I would never have a 3 door car with children, so 2 weeks before my son was born I bought a 2.8i Xr4 x4. It had 4 doors and the boot could easily accommodate the silvercross pram & a V6 with about 150 bhp big power back in the day lol
I had that until my lad was 3 then bought the Mrs an escort 1.6 ghia and I bought a 3 door cosworth.
My advice test drive the M3 ,as they have been one of the best cars that you can drive for the last couple of decades and yes they do have a great road presence. Yes you may not have the comfort of 4 wheel drive but your not driving this around a track,your using it as a daily driver and for that it should be fine.
Also if you really are enjoying how your S5 drives there is nothing stopping you from getting a S5 sportback.
 

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Sometimes you have to be practical,when life changes
I remember my partner saying to me 32 years ago that i would have to sell my RS 1600i when my 1st child was on the way.
I would never have a 3 door car with children, so 2 weeks before my son was born I bought a 2.8i Xr4 x4. It had 4 doors and the boot could easily accommodate the silvercross pram & a V6 with about 150 bhp big power back in the day lol
I had that until my lad was 3 then bought the Mrs an escort 1.6 ghia and I bought a 3 door cosworth.
My advice test drive the M3 ,as they have been one of the best cars that you can drive for the last couple of decades and yes they do have a great road presence. Yes you may not have the comfort of 4 wheel drive but your not driving this around a track,your using it as a daily driver and for that it should be fine.
Also if you really are enjoying how your S5 drives there is nothing stopping you from getting a S5 sportback.
Cheers for the reply red. Yeah i have a test drive booked so will see how it goes.

Yeah i love how my s5 drives, but i just have an itch for something a little different.
I want a 4 door car that still has a powerful engine and is fun too drive when i want while maintaining some degree of practibility.
 

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It will be interesting to read your review. The need for practicality led me to choose Audi.
 

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Interesting thread guys and some very useful comments too. I agree that an itch should indeed be scratched if possible (money and all that). I too stuck to fairly sensible 4 door cars when required, now I have the S4 coming and hey........
 

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AND all of those BMW horses thro the rear wheels must be loads of fun for sure.....
 
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