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Wall Street Journal review of E93 M3

Doctor J2010-08-29 22:14:41 +0000 #1
online.wsj.com/artic...rticleTabs%3Darticle

Interesting article

"I defy you to find a more livable open-top car." he says

for a daily driver --- I agree
mkoesel2010-08-29 22:18:49 +0000 #2
I don't really understand the conclusion though. He obviously loves the car. Aside from a cheaper MSRP, what could one possibly gain in going for the 335is convertible instead? And how much cheaper would it be, really? Maybe $10k at most? $10k for the full M treatment is the bargain of the century.

The only reason I can think of for a conclusion like that is that the guy has questioned the logic behind an M convertible in the past (like so many do) and is reluctant to change his opinion on it even after he has driven the car and obviously "gets it".
alpineweissM32010-08-29 22:22:53 +0000 #3
I stopped reading as soon as the author claimed the engine has direct injection. Lost all credibility as an auto journalist at that point.
Wah2010-08-29 23:00:26 +0000 #4
Quote:

The rpm soars, the proper clutches engage and you suddenly have a moment of illuminating satori: This is why you became a dentist.

Nice... I'm sure you caught that part.
BB_cornelius2010-08-29 23:10:55 +0000 #5
The conclusion contradicts the rest of the article. The M3 convertible is for people who love driving top-down while listening to the sound of the thundering V8. I personally don't care about the extra weight because I don't track my car! I don't care about a few extra tenths from 0 to 60. You just don't get the same sensation in an E93 335i, or even the new 335is. The author of the article just doesn't get it, even though he says it himself, "I defy you to find a more livable open-top car."
Poleposition2010-08-29 23:25:56 +0000 #6
Well he keeps saying he likes it but then leads you to believe otherwise. Strange article. Cant tell what his final take on the car is....

But who cares? I cant wait to get mine.
Doctor J2010-08-30 01:06:06 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Poleposition

Well he keeps saying he likes it but then leads you to believe otherwise. Strange article. Cant tell what his final take on the car is....

But who cares? I cant wait to get mine.

Good it's not just me that thinks this author is bi-polar and contradictory
Finnegan2010-08-30 01:15:23 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by alpineweissM3

I stopped reading as soon as the author claimed the engine has direct injection. Lost all credibility as an auto journalist at that point.

Or this gem: "Suffice to say that this engine uncorks a significant amount of torque just off idle (295 pound-feet)...."

Uh, there's a lot of torque just off idle in the 335; not in the M3. I mean, it's not a dog, but the engine is half asleep right off idle--that's not where this baby shines.

Bi polar and all over the map.

The conclusion made no sense.
alpineweissM32010-08-30 01:50:11 +0000 #9
You're not kidding all over the map! I wonder if he even drove the car...............
kaykay2010-08-30 00:11:59 +0000 #10
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Originally Posted by alpineweissM3

I stopped reading as soon as the author claimed the engine has direct injection. Lost all credibility as an auto journalist at that point.

Pure idiot that guy.
m3convertdriver2010-08-30 01:21:50 +0000 #11
also white m3 e93 in the picture is a 2008.
BigHat2010-08-30 01:07:35 +0000 #12
Dumbass writing about cars is still a dumbass.

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