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    best handling car of the mid 1990's

    Just thought id share this video with everyone.

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    I was hoping the m3 would come up somewhere... Nice vid though thanks.

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    It did but unfortunately it didnt make the top 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savage217 View Post
    It did but unfortunately it didnt make the top 3.
    And that was the Euro version, too.

    A bit OT...

    I find the whole C&D article from the 1990's (Best handling car at any price, right?) a bit strange. I like my car and everything, but is it really better than all those purpose built ones, especially in stock form?

    To me it shows the C&D guys are drivers, but not experts. They didn't pick the best handling car of the bunch... they picked the car that was easiest to drive at its limits.

    I'll probably get flamed for it, but whatever. I like my car for that same reason, so it's a good match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iateyourcheese View Post
    And that was the Euro version, too.

    A bit OT...

    I find the whole C&D article from the 1990's (Best handling car at any price, right?) a bit strange. I like my car and everything, but is it really better than all those purpose built ones, especially in stock form?

    To me it shows the C&D guys are drivers, but not experts. They didn't pick the best handling car of the bunch... they picked the car that was easiest to drive at its limits.

    I'll probably get flamed for it, but whatever. I like my car for that same reason, so it's a good match.
    do you have a link to that article? I think I have the actual magazine at home, but forget which issue it was.

    Anyways, I'm pretty sure they didn't mean it was the BEST handling car, bar none.

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    Cool vid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by iateyourcheese View Post
    And that was the Euro version, too.

    A bit OT...

    I find the whole C&D article from the 1990's (Best handling car at any price, right?) a bit strange. I like my car and everything, but is it really better than all those purpose built ones, especially in stock form?

    To me it shows the C&D guys are drivers, but not experts. They didn't pick the best handling car of the bunch... they picked the car that was easiest to drive at its limits.

    I'll probably get flamed for it, but whatever. I like my car for that same reason, so it's a good match.
    Everyone knows, and CD admits, they (CD writers) can be sensational. Remember, they made their name in the 60's when they proclaimed that the Pontiac GTO was better than the Ferrari GTO in a comparo, AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN DRIVE THE FERRARI!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosM3os View Post
    Everyone knows, and CD admits, they (CD writers) can be sensational. Remember, they made their name in the 60's when they proclaimed that the Pontiac GTO was better than the Ferrari GTO in a comparo, AND THEY DIDN'T EVEN DRIVE THE FERRARI!
    Sure, it's just that I know some people around here love the "Best handling car" moniker. I think it's a little silly, personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkpy View Post
    do you have a link to that article? I think I have the actual magazine at home, but forget which issue it was.

    Anyways, I'm pretty sure they didn't mean it was the BEST handling car, bar none.
    I believe they did say BEST handling, however the best handling car in America under $100k. That eliminates quite a few cars (skyline etc..).

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    I'm suprised they said the the M3 was lacking in feel....
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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwormjim View Post
    I believe they did say BEST handling, however the best handling car in America under $100k. That eliminates quite a few cars (skyline etc..).
    Nope, it was the best handling car over $30k. The $135k F355 was included in the C&D test, for instance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwormjim View Post
    I believe they did say BEST handling, however the best handling car in America under $100k. That eliminates quite a few cars (skyline etc..).
    I don't think a stock skyline ever cost above $100k.

    Quote Originally Posted by iateyourcheese View Post
    Nope, it was the best handling car over $30k. The $135K F355 was included in the C&D test, for instance.
    Ah, always heard about this article but I have never read it.

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    what is this stupid discussion about. everyone in the world knows E36 M3 is the best handling car.

    close this topic please. pure propaganda.
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    Here's the "Best Handling Car for more than $30,000" article:










    Last edited by kornkid8600; 01-10-2007 at 12:31 AM. Reason: added one extra picture.

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    thanks for that. saved!
    we do need page 82 as article is not finished.
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    There I added the last page to the article.

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    Funny how they say the steering lacks feel, yet everyone says the steering feel is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobil1 View Post
    Funny how they say the steering lacks feel, yet everyone says the steering feel is excellent.
    I love the steering feel of the bmw's but thats just me. Theres also another car and driver article titled midlife crisis coupes which talks about the best coupes, between the m3, supra, nissan zx, lexus, and maybe one other. The bmw took that test as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savage217 View Post
    I love the steering feel of the bmw's but thats just me. Theres also another car and driver article titled midlife crisis coupes which talks about the best coupes, between the m3, supra, nissan zx, lexus, and maybe one other. The bmw took that test as well.
    +1 i think the steering feel is great in these cars


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    Quote Originally Posted by iateyourcheese View Post
    And that was the Euro version, too.

    A bit OT...

    I find the whole C&D article from the 1990's (Best handling car at any price, right?) a bit strange. I like my car and everything, but is it really better than all those purpose built ones, especially in stock form?

    To me it shows the C&D guys are drivers, but not experts. They didn't pick the best handling car of the bunch... they picked the car that was easiest to drive at its limits.

    I'll probably get flamed for it, but whatever. I like my car for that same reason, so it's a good match.
    well said...
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