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195,000 on my 1997 M3

Posted by on April 19, 2014
Ditto on the cornering, but a new Accord or Camry v6 has about 50hp on me these days.
I let them go first at the on ramp. 🙂

Reshared post from +Byron Wilkins

120,000 miles on my 1993 Mazda Miata MX5. Not bad for a 21 year old car. Still can corner with the best of them. :)

8 Responses to 195,000 on my 1997 M3

  1. Aaron Coakley

    325,000+ on my '94 Chevy truck and it still tows trailers and boats just fine. Do you guys only take it out on Sundays? 😉

  2. Thew Raslletem

    A BMW M3 has less HP than an accord V6, interesting. On my third civic about to break 200k. The first went to 270k, second wrecked at 235k, I'm at 189k on my third in 8 years. I drive 40k per year. All purchased with over 150k. Love high mileage, but my little Hondas don't have those horses.

  3. Jonathon Barton

    Yep. 10 years of horsepower wars behind that…
    1997 BMW M3: 240 HP 3.2L I-6, 0-60 in 5.5s
    2014 Camry: 278 HP 3.5L V6, 0-60 in 5.8s
    2014 Accord: 278 HP 3.5L V6, 0-60 in 6.6s
    2014 Optima: 274 HP Turbo 4, 0-60 in…dunno, only the little engine was tested.
    2014 Sonata: 274 HP Turbo 4, 0-60 in 6.5s

    However…
    2013 BMW M3: 414 HP 4.0L V8, 0-60 in 4.4s

  4. Frank Maier

    300K miles on my '89 supercharged MR-2. 145 hp, 0-60 in 6.5s, and .92g on the skidpad.

  5. Jonathon Barton

    I owned an '85 MR2 for a while. It was outright hilarious to drive on the freeway once I'd gotten the front and rear aligned to the recommended specs for autocrossing. 
    It took a LOT of concentration for the 75mph section, but I could completely RAIL the cloverleaf where I got off!

  6. Eric H

    Just rolled over 57k on my '97 Honda Del Sol… Or Del Slo as is proper. Found her last year at about 48k, not much power but fun to drive. Planning on doing the Glenwood Springs rallye with her this June. Always wished I could have landed my grandfather's 80's MR2 but the parents said, "Too dangerous"

  7. Jonathon Barton

    So, when you rolled up to the Northglenn P.O. in it that night we met, it was pretty much brand new to you? 
    Neat!

  8. Eric H

    Actually, I had to sell Dorothy. She was the dark green Del Sol I meet you
    in. She currently has about 230k miles. Her new owner still links up with
    me to do her oil changes.