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    M3 Car and Driver - Best Handling

    Anyone know where to get copy of the September 1997 issue of Car and Driver, the one that named the M3 best handling car at any price? We need to pool our resources and find us some. If anyone knows where to find one please let me know. (I think it was the 09/97 issue)

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    I know my neighbor has every one since the 90s..

    I know he isnt coughin any up but they are cool to look at

    I have seen the one you're talking about

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    I am pretty sure you can get in touch with Car&Driver directly to request a back issue.... however I'm not sure how far back you can go, and I'm sure it's probably fairly pircey.
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    ....Trying to find *real* performance info for a Mercedes is like picking fly crap out of pepper using boxing gloves...or something slightly more difficult.

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    i may still have have the pdf scans of that one and pretty much every other m3 magazine comparison somewhere on my external hdd, will check

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    Markss you avatar is from that mag correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3Rob95 View Post
    Markss you avatar is from that mag correct?
    yeah, it was from the article, also I think posters were made of it.
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    99 Estoril Blue M3, and stuff...
    I have that mag & I bought it on Ebay...

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    I have it. My dad has all of them back about 20 yrs, but i think he started getting rid of some of the older ones. Great read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3Rob95 View Post
    Markss you avatar is from that mag correct?
    Yeah.... unfortunately I don't have the issue anymore, along with about 100+ that got water damage when the storage shed they were being kept in colapsed during a crazy rain storm and ruined nearly my entire collection of about 10 yrs worth of various car mags. Man that sucked!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eotnak View Post
    ....Trying to find *real* performance info for a Mercedes is like picking fly crap out of pepper using boxing gloves...or something slightly more difficult.

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    i gotta find one, if anyone has any ad stuff or posters, let me know. We should turn this thread into the e36 memorabilia thread

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    You cann call up car&driver and they will photocopy you the article and send it to you for free. They did that for me

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    ok cool, but I want an original issue of the magazine

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    Here's a bigger pic..... it's not a very good scan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eotnak View Post
    ....Trying to find *real* performance info for a Mercedes is like picking fly crap out of pepper using boxing gloves...or something slightly more difficult.

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    thats some badass s*** right there

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    thats awsome^ ill give car and driver a call tomorrow and see if i cant get them to photocopy it for me.

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    The article from the magazine has been scanned many times and linked to a bunch, I used to have it bookmarked.


    edit: I didn't realize kornkid pasted the whole article, so I'll erase my picture of the weight distributions.
    Last edited by giterdone; 12-12-2007 at 11:50 PM.
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    awesome find.

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    Nice. I've looked for this article in the past, and this is the 1st time seeing it. Thanks.
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    Thanks for posting it kornkid. Means the rest of us don't need to go folder searching on our comps for it.

    Btw, there's an automatic BAN for anyone who quotes all of the images and says "thanks".
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    Quote Originally Posted by camshaft View Post
    Thanks for posting it kornkid. Means the rest of us don't need to go folder searching on our comps for it.

    Btw, there's an automatic BAN for anyone who quotes all of the images and says "thanks".
    haha i love picture quoting...
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    yeah, i have a copy too. a few months ago my wife found it sitting out and asked if she could throw it a way (I have a few too many car mags). She got a polite 'no' on that one.

    Maybe we should all just memorize the M3 section from that article. Kinda like memorizing the Pledge of Allegiance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M13 View Post



    I also have the original brochure from 95.

    I r jealous. Can you take pics of the articles about the dinan tuned cars?

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