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Old 04-06-2007, 03:54 PM   #15
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I originally started this thread, because I feel that, for the most part, the BMW M3 is the 'gold standard' for 2+2 coupes (which the Camaro is). I feel that it represents the best of what can be afforded by the 'average joe' (and yes, I know that is a ridiculous statement, but I just mean to exclude super-cars).

I know each car is built for its specific market segment, and its doubtful that any of us would really cross-shop between an M3 and Camaro... but they will BOTH be Mean machines when they come out, and I wanted to hear folks opinions on each.

I think the M3 is truly the best handling 2+2 coupe out there, and there is lots of data supporting this, and I think the Camaro will crush MOST sports cars in acceleration (which is a historical trend for Camaro's). I just wonder how good GM is trying to make the handling in light of BMW's recent inroads into power production!

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Old 04-06-2007, 04:05 PM   #16
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I originally started this thread, because I feel that, for the most part, the BMW M3 is the 'gold standard' for 2+2 coupes (which the Camaro is). I feel that it represents the best of what can be afforded by the 'average joe' (and yes, I know that is a ridiculous statement, but I just mean to exclude super-cars).

I know each car is built for its specific market segment, and its doubtful that any of us would really cross-shop between an M3 and Camaro... but they will BOTH be Mean machines when they come out, and I wanted to hear folks opinions on each.

I think the M3 is truly the best handling 2+2 coupe out there, and there is lots of data supporting this, and I think the Camaro will crush MOST sports cars in acceleration (which is a historical trend for Camaro's). I just wonder how good GM is trying to make the handling in light of BMW's recent inroads into power production!

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I agree.

The M3 is indeed one of the best performing and handling 2+2 coupes without a doubt in the "affordable" price range.

Everything that has been mentioned has made it sound as though GM is doing everythign in their power to make sure it competes favorably with it as well (within reason). I think this is great and shows that GM is getting abck to their roots of offering quality vehicles that compete against the higher priced brands at an affordable price.

With the addition of the IRS I think that they can produce a Camaro that will handle better than any other Camaro produced if it is done right. Also, if they are truely doing everything they can to keep that weight down and keep the car affordable, then I think the M3 will have a true competitor!
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With the addition of the IRS I think that they can produce a Camaro that will handle better than any other Camaro produced if it is done right. Also, if they are truely doing everything they can to keep that weight down and keep the car affordable, then I think the M3 will have a true competitor!
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:01 PM   #18
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I think stock the M3 might take it... but who is going to leave their camaro stock???? hehehe.

with the addition of new exhaust, sway bars, springs, and a few of the other small additions the camaro will be totally bad assed and i know the same could be done to the BMW... but most BMW owners just want a "bmw"
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