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Thanks for sharing. Cool interview.
Guy on the left is so awkward in front of the camera he's almost hard to watch. Same with their bearded host as well that did the Koenigsegg interview.
E46 M3 was high up on my list of cars to get. After owning the MINI for over a year (one of the longest time I've ever held on to a car), I think I will start looking at E46 M3's again.
The simple point of the car industry is unfortunately money talks. If people want the tech and it serves the manufacturer's purpose of marketing and making things bigger and better to push sales then they have no choice but to oblige. Imo, the Ferrari Enzo was really a car that changed a lot of things in that respect from being equipment that was hit or miss and still somewhat experimental to now it's a case in point of being done at such a level that the rest of the industry needs to follow suit.
The E46 M3 I think is still my favorite M3 by far. The looks inside out are still great when in OEM/good condition and the NA I6 makes it such an emotive machine. Unfortunately finding clean ones with a manual are becoming more and more difficult.
As for Chris Harris' opinion, I disagree with him: The E90 M3 with 6-speed manual is the most complete package.
"Motorcycles - the cigarettes of transportation." Seth Meyers
He also got really giddy while driving a pre-production FR-S, which is part of the motivation behind the Car Lounge's obscene fascination with an underpowered Japanese car (which, admittedly, I also really like).
That's really all you need to know.
As for his opinions on the E46 M3, having driving one I can understand what he is saying. There are sport cars that can do certain specific things better than the M3 but the M3 just does everything so well. He has drive extensively countless of sport cars and came to conclusion.
having seen that video you can get a sense of why Harris loved and the FRS so much. It's a car which embraces everything he loves about cars. Anyways I do agree that the E46 M3 is probably one of the best all around driver's car of the last 20 years, but good condition examples are very hard to find nowadays.