Submitted by vikiw on Mon, 2018-07-02 20:58
I get a kick out of reading all the comments comparing your BMW or Mercedes or MS to the Model 3. Our newest vehicle is a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup that we bought used. I've had my Explorer for 21 years and it has over 300,000 miles on it. (Thank goodness my husband is a master mechanic). My husband's project cars include a 1967 Mustang, a 1985 Camaro (which he has run at Bonneville), a 1978 Ram Charger, a 1963 Cushman truckster, and a few motorcycles. And don't forget our 2 quads. Yeah, he's deeply into ICE, and I've always been a car gal. After we paid off the truck, I wanted a smaller, more economical car. I was thinking Honda Accord or similar. Tesla had won me over when the first roadster came out and I drooled all over myself. I thought it was even cooler than my dream Acura NSX. But never in a million years did I think that a car like the M3 would be available at a somewhat affordable price. It wasn't hard to talk hubby into it - he and I both think Elon Musk is a visionary genius. Besides, what car manufacturer is so cool that they call it a Ludicrous button? We reserved about a year ago. This will be my husband's first new car ever in his whole life. And I haven't bought a new car since 1995. So M3 here we come, and we don't need no stinkin' BMW or Mercedes to compare it to. The closest comparison I've had would be 1991 Acura Integra. Can't really compare the NASCAR drive at the Richard Petty Driving Experience, top speed 143.13 mph (so far, I'm not done yet), but I bet the M3 corners even tighter. And there aren't any freeways where we live - it's roads. Can't wait to put the M3 through it's paces. LR, AWD, dual motor, Obsidian Metallic. Haven't pulled the trigger yet, waiting to confirm finances and take a test drive. Oh, and we're not kids - I'm 68, he's 69 - but we still kick ass on the road.