<< I don't know where you're located, but a 993 holds it value really
well over here >>
Where I'm at in So. Cal. it's a double edged sword. Porsches tend to hold very
good value, but the market out here is oversaturated with them. I was told that
Porsche sells more cars in So. Cal. than they do anywhere else in the world,
including Germany. In any case, used C2s with reasonable mileage can be had for
*about* 45k (C2S models run a little more) where the BMW dealers want close to
$60k for new M3s. The argument is irrelvant anyway, because I was talking about
sports sedans vs. the 993, and the E46 M3 is not avaliable as a sedan.
<< in a couple of years a used E46 M3 will cost about the
same as a 993 i recon >>
You reckon wrong, I figure. The 993s will continue to lose value (especially
seeing as the units being driven around are going to have increased mileage in
a few years), the M3 will too, but it started this comparo as a new car, rather
than as a used car.
<< sorry, but if you are talking about "M3, M5, S6/RS6, WRX STi, or EVO",
then E46 is the one i think about >>
If you'd bothered to read the entire post, you would have noticed that I was
comparing the 993 to SPORTS SEDANS. A sedan, by mandate of definition, must
have 4 doors. The E46 M3 is only avaliable with 2 doors. In any case the E46 M3
is only barely on par with the less expensive Porsche, a more refined machine
that I still believe will beat an E46 M3 around a track.