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What Kind of Car Did The Model 3 Replace?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by mact3333, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. mact3333

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    i am curious cause many prob feel its Prius and Volt/Leaf owners but I have a feeling many sportscar owners switched to the M3.

    Please list what car you used to drive or sold to get the model 3 and which model 3 you bought !

    I sold my BMW M4 and I’m glad I did... I have awd m3 long range but with many mods already .
     
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    2015 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for our 2018 LRD.

    I also ended the lease on my 2018 Subaru WRX STI since I liked driving the M3 more.
     
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    BMW was great, but man this car is so much better
     
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    VW Passat to a Mid-Range.
     
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    VW GTI Performance for M3 LR AWD
     
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    replaced my Toyota Rav4 Hybrid with an LR AWD M3. Was worried about losing some space, but I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
     
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    We traded in an Infinity G35 for the Model 3 LR-RWD.
     
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    2010 Prius to M3 LR AWD.

    It was a slight step up. :D
     
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    2011 Leaf. Good car, terrible batteries. It did convince me the EVs were the best cars though. When M3 was announced with literally 5x the range of the Leaf I jumped on a pre-order. Haven't regretted it for a minute.
     
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    After being embarrassed by getting out-dragged in my Bugatti Veyron by Performance Model 3s, I finally traded it in for one.
    :eek:
     
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  15. M3-Florida

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  17. MentalNomad

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    My daily driver was a Mazda 3 until the Model 3.

    Apparently, I'm a sucker for 3s.

    (I still have my 2000 Honda Insight.)
     
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    Will be replacing my 2008 Lexus ISF (V8 417HP).

    Car is very reliable and low maintenance. It does drink up a lot of gas. But going into 11 years, car will need new brakes among other milestone maintenance. Also backseats do not fold down which has been difficult in the years I have owned it.
     
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    I replaced my BMW 750iL V12. I could never go back now.
     
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  20. mact3333

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    Guess I’m the odd one then... most people appear to be stepping up to M3 price wise anyway ... not too many coming from a sportscar .
     
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