Originally Posted by 95bmwpwer
its okay i have driven auto bmws a lot for about a year actaully... they can think they have just as much control, but as it is proven that a computer cant shift like a human whatever... i dont want to fight about it... i could really careless as you sit there at idle when launching and i can have my rpms wherever i want... going into a corner you can slush your way to 3rd or i can go from 4th to second high rpms for the corner take it to SEVEN Grand, shift the 3rd take it SEVEN GRAND the key there is SEVEN Grand
and like c4talist said you could find a 3.0 for pretty cheap... granted if i were to buy an m3 (like i might be soon, im spending 18+ as i dont want 130,000+ miles on an m3, because you know it was some ahrd ass 130,000 haha
There is no reason to fight about it. It's all about preference. But, I don't have to launch at idle. I can rev the engine up, not as far as yours, by braking, and launch at a higher rpm. And I can do 7000 in any of the three gears, done it many times. That's, of course, because of the TMS chip. As to the buying of the M3, knowing how it was maintained is even more crucial than buying a 325 or 328. Buying a beater M3 will cause you nothing but heartache and a money pit down the road. Spending a little more money on a M3 is a good investment.
1995 325I, tinted windows, K&N, debaffled air box, BMW style #104 wheels, Nighthawk low beams, smoked side markers, smoked corners, smoked taillights, M3 style heated mirrors, various interior bits, Bosal cat-back