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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
2014 Whiteout Toyota GT-86 6mt(Presently enjoying WAY more than anticipated)
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.