An M3 CSL

Discussion in 'M3 CSL / M3 GT and other Limited Editions' started by boba fett, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. 30 Dec 2018 at 6:30 PM #41
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    Thought i'd throw my hat into the ring.
    Recently back in a CSL after 2 years in a GT3.
    The CSL is a very capable car with a sense of occasion and a limited production number.
    The value saga has been raging for a decade or more now.
    The market dictates values and this has been evident in the recent peaks and troughs in CSL selling prices.
    Is the CSL worth 3 times its fatter brother? Ah the age old question.
    Anyone owning one will of course appreciate and support the high values. Anyone looking to buy will undoubtedly be apprehensive about investing what appears to be an extremely high premium.
    One thing is certain, there are very few modern classics that can be purchased and driven daily with zero depreciation.
    We all want to buy for rock bottom and sell for lazer beam premiums.
    The CSL is a very special car and carries with it a high buy in.
    Anyone who is considering ownership, i say go for it!!!!!
     
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  2. 1 Jan 2019 at 3:49 PM #42
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    This is a great summary from 64e.....

    I bought a CSL in 2008 when they were between £25-50k subject to mileage etc.
    I paid £28k and sold it for less in 2009.

    At the time e46 m3’s were on the decline but the differential was worth it but now, for £40k, I would rather keep my daily c63 and pickup a £10k m3 and spend £5k on mods.

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  3. 1 Jan 2019 at 4:00 PM #43
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    being as you had it for only about a year. Q how many miles did you do ,, they don’t suit everybody especially for daily use, mabe you just didn’t get what they are about,
     
  4. 1 Jan 2019 at 6:05 PM #44
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    Oh no you misunderstand, I loved my CSL, I had it for 14 months and covered 12k miles and it was in daily use but I needed something less special for my 60 mile a day commute. Took the difficult decision to sell and buy an e90 m3 saloon.

    If you are on the CSL register, Matt CSLnut owned it for a while and pampered it.

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  5. 1 Jan 2019 at 7:02 PM #45
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    I totally agree on that they are definitely not a good daily ,, they are a second car luxury, way to harsh a ride on Uk pothole roads at the moment for daily use , :suicide: But I wouldn’t let that put potential buyers off, If they have another car as a daily happy days :drive1: I personally think they are worth £30-50 k if you have this amount of cash to spare,in one way I suppose it’s like art it’s desirability that dictates values
     
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  6. 1 Jan 2019 at 9:27 PM #46
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    I do regret selling it and also had a chance to buy another one in 2012 which I should have done
     
  7. 2 Jan 2019 at 1:20 PM #47
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    Great Cars, owned both at the same time, CSL and E46 M3.

    In short they are totally different. I had intrax and Ap's on the CSL with cups, so easy to drive quick on track.

    I then removed those 3 mods and put on the standard M3. Night and day difference on track. I was going to give up on the E46 M3 as a track car as it felt **** to drive.

    Drove them back to back on the road, CSL is special, has that special event every time you turn the key.

    I do not regret selling mine as it just wouldn't of got used.
     
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    To the people who have owned both a CSL and normal M3 - if you could make only a couple of modifications to an M3 to close the gap to a CSL what would they be?
     
  10. 9 Feb 2019 at 11:57 PM #50
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    1st thing in the csl is weight loss in the key areas that make it feel so much lighter to drive and the second thing would be to fix the noise obviously!
     
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    the thing is with the csl is feels special, I don’t know if you can replicate that even if you replicated 1/2 the parts
     
  12. 10 Feb 2019 at 9:34 AM #52
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    I went out in a mates CSL- indeed it feels special

    TBH mine feels about the same- albeit better brakes and more focused suspension (helps I’ve got loads of CSL parts on it!)

    The CSL has a much more focused steering rack over the standard M3

    But due to the proper suspension setup- changes the standard feel lots
     
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    I think what I’m trying to say is you can probably replicate most of the driving experience but as an event I think it’s hard to replicate...yours looks like a absolute stunner btw and I’m sure it wasn’t quick or cheap to get to that level!
     
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    Very true and cheers mate- likewise yours is a stunner aswell

    Mine feels special because I rarely drive it

    A genuine CSL is heritage special
     
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    I’d love to get a SB CSL for keeps. It’s crazy when you think about just how much R&D went into the car; carbon bumper, carbon roof, a great big carbon intake, proper carbon interior.

    What a car. Just waiting for them to get to close to £30k and I’m in
     
  16. 11 Feb 2019 at 8:32 AM #56
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    You'll need a time machine for that :p ;).
     
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    Glad someone else was thinking it... :muttley:
     
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    Wouldn’t be so sure. As they get used and become harder to have on the roads.

    High mileage wouldnt bother me as long as it was looked after
     
  19. 11 Feb 2019 at 2:32 PM #59
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    You're forgetting the fact that in a few years time, the CSL is going to become eligible for import in to the US market. If the R32 / R33 / R34 GTR prices are anything to go by, when this happens, the prices are going to sky-rocket. Cars are already being bought up for this and stored in readiness to beat the rise (or as an investment to sell at that point when the rise happens, having been bought when the prices are relatively low).
     
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