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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-31-2010, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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I meant a dream car that a 17 year old could easily achieve Maybach's and Bugatti's are both beautiful cars. I'd be content with a 2010 G55 AMG. I'd better get working!

And one last question, I know this is a Mercedes forum, and I personally am in love with Mercedes but all my friends are diehard BMW boys, and tell me that I should give up on a C43 and get an old M3 because it has 'better performance' and is faster. Is this just bias? Or is it somewhat true? I'd never personally switch I'd just like to know statistically I suppose.
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If you're lucky to find that rare occasion when a C36 is for sale
they're not that expensive to purchase
they are just expensive to maintain when it comes to parts

there a few 190e Cosworths (aka Cossie) out there at a reasonable price
why not start there and work your way up

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The M3 is a fast car that handles very well but I don't know how well they age. I think your friends are probably biased too.

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An old M3 would be a disaster to maintain. They do not age well or hold up well over time. The electronics, sensors and interiors fall apart.
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