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      11-12-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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I do hate something about my M3.

Yesterday while taking an immensely enjoyable drive from Philadelphia to Cranford New Jersey I noticed a couple things. REALLY noticed. As I stated in another thread this car is biblically fast as the temperatures drop. Almost scary. This I like.

What I don't like is and really noticed yesterday is the lack of linear clutch engagement/feel. I've noticed this before but on longish trips where everything else is spot on this becomes a slight detractor. I don't care as much about clutch feel in gears 2 through 6 but getting the car rolling in 1st gear can be tedious. Maybe it's my choice of footwear but I feel absolutely nothing in 1st gear. What's worse is this was NOT the case in my 328i which was almost half the price. As a side note I have been driving manuals for over 20 years and this car MAY have the worst 1st gear engagement feel. So that is my rant but here's the good news, I DON'T CARE. It's not a deal breaker at all. I just needed to talk about it amongst friends. Thanks for listening. My flamesuit is fully on.
"what I'm driving an ending." Jeremy Clarkson
2010 Carrara White Porsche Cayman 6mt
2014 Whiteout Toyota GT-86 6mt(Sold 05/23/15)
2011 Alpine White BMW M3 6mt ZCP Coupe(forced retirement 06/06/14)
2008 Alpine White BMW 328i 6mt Coupe(retired 06/21/11

Last edited by PhillyNate; 11-12-2011 at 06:12 PM.