View Full Version : E36 M3 VS E36 M Roadster

11-09-2004, 12:11 AM
In the quest to find a nice mint M3

Ive found that the price of the M roadster is getting to be close to a Used E36 M3....
Id like to get some input about which car you would prefer?


I have heard that some of the M roadsters had issues with the rear diff mounts cracking, but mostly on Hard driven ones

11-09-2004, 12:18 AM
A bit faster on M Roadster for sure ... ( stock 0-60 mph 5.4 for M3, 5.2 sec for M Roadster )

M3 is more easlier to handle, more trunk space .. actually .. more space ! :D

But .. you will love M Roadster ! yeah .. it's track manner is not that great, but fun fun fun to drive ! and you will never see reliable issue ! the car is so simple, engine / tranny / suspension/ brake . are all realiable ...

For pricing .. M Roadster are more then M3 .. but it is winter now, you may get a M Roadster in a good deal .. probaby 3 to 4K less then in Spring time ! :thumbsup:

I will go for M Roadster ( but harder to find ) since there are tons of high kms US spec E36 M3 around ! and most M Roadster r in mint shape and low kms !


11-09-2004, 12:21 AM
I'm with C4S on this one. M roadster for sure, much better handling (or so I am told), and you can drop the top. But try to find a M coupe.

Good luck with your choice.

11-11-2004, 04:01 PM

depends what you use it on. If you use it every day, go to the mall, get groceries, whatever, then the M3 would be more suited for your use...