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      09-05-2011, 08:42 PM   #45
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all that I can say about this is ...

... thank God I have a 6MT. My girlfriend causes enough damage to the car as is. If I had a dollar for everytime she has bumped the passenger side door into something concrete and solid I'd have ...

well, 3 or 4 dollars. Haha. But you get the point. If she eats anything in the car, crumbs invariably end up everywhere. Just spent some $$$ getting that hand platinum wash? The passenger window is going down ASAP; water streaks galore. In a crowded parking lot for dinner? She wants it parked front and center in that tiny little please-ding-me spot with 1.5 inches on either side. It doesn't stop.

Whoever said "no one gets or cares about your car as much as you do" was completely right. We're M drivers; we're notoriously obsessive for a number of obvious reasons I won't go into. I love my gf to death, but the thought of her driving around in my E92 is more than I can bear. Her not being able to drive manual is a nice little buffer that keeps the keys out of her hands

(hint, hint - do your relationship a favor!)
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      09-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #46
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Lucky for me then, wife hates driving my MT ....
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      09-05-2011, 09:03 PM   #47
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This thread is full of so much win!

Let's not forget how they close the door by the window to maximise hand prints. Oh and heels firmly stuck into your door sill because getting out and putting your heels straight into the pavement is too much work.
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Use the stick like u would a manual. If that doesn't work, put it in D mode and put both hands at 10 and 2. If that doesn't work, just sit on your right hand.
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      09-05-2011, 11:03 PM   #48
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yes, but you should get the 6mt anyway. Besides if she wants to drive it, she will learn to drive a stick.
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      09-05-2011, 11:47 PM   #49
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I drive stick because I love driving stick. I wouldn't make a decision based on my significant other not being able to use it. As others have said, one of the perks of having a stick is not everyone can drive it, whether it be your wife or your friends. That said do what you think will make you happy in the long run. Hate to stereotype but most women dont like to drive low, fast, loud, harsh cars anyways.
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      09-06-2011, 12:15 AM   #50
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I will be ordering the 2012 m3 soon, however, as much as I want to get the automatic, I\'m debating to get stick (I\'ve driven stick for a while) just so that my wife can\'t drive it.
Am I doing too much evil thinking in not letting my wife drive it, or just get automatic and roll with the punches?

I\'d appreciate some input from you guys.

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I will be ordering the 2012 m3 soon, however, as much as I want to get the automatic, I\'m debating to get stick (I\'ve driven stick for a while) just so that my wife can\'t drive it.
Am I doing too much evil thinking in not letting my wife drive it, or just get automatic and roll with the punches?

I\'d appreciate some input from you guys.

Thanks
its not evil
what you are doing is good
putting the wife on an M3 is evil


and beyond that if you don't get manual you will miss 50% of the fun.
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She's just your wife, but your M3 is your car. You can always get another wife........
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      09-06-2011, 08:00 PM   #53
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Haha so I left the thread open on my Mac and she was reading it, then asks me: "can you believe someone would actually do something like that?"
sounds like you are under absolute control
well...I think the true good wife she will understand how special is your car and
she is not supposed to ask for a ride without your supervision...
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      09-06-2011, 08:22 PM   #54
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ahhh. decisions decisions.... Good luck.
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      09-07-2011, 10:21 AM   #55
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simple...if you have a business, insure the car under your business name and your wife cant drive the car, even if she wanted to...auto or 6mt....all MY cars are insured under the business and the cars (beaters) my wife can drive are insured under our family household...no arguments there...and i get what i want....occasionally, i will let the wife drive it, but under my policy, i have to be present....so win win here

at the end of the day tho, my wife really doesn't give a shit about driving..she'd rather be Driven...as long as it gets her to the malls, restaurants, places where i have to open my wallet...she's happy
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simple...if you have a business, insure the car under your business name and your wife cant drive the car, even if she wanted to...auto or 6mt....all MY cars are insured under the business and the cars (beaters) my wife can drive are insured under our family household...no arguments there...and i get what i want....occasionally, i will let the wife drive it, but under my policy, i have to be present....so win win here

at the end of the day tho, my wife really doesn't give a shit about driving..she'd rather be Driven...as long as it gets her to the malls, restaurants, places where i have to open my wallet...she's happy


and who told you that wifes listen and 'will not' drive the car if its insured in a business?
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      09-07-2011, 11:25 AM   #57
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I got a 6MT so my wife COULD drive it. She hated my old M3 with SMG and lobbied hard for a 6 speed. Find a new wife...
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      09-07-2011, 11:40 AM   #58
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and who told you that wifes listen and 'will not' drive the car if its insured in a business?
i would love to let you drive it but its against the law honey....something like that
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      09-07-2011, 11:55 AM   #59
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How long do you plan on keeping the car? How long do you plan on keeping your wife? If you plan on keeping your wedding vows and staying married for life I would suggest making all of your decisions with that in mind. In the end, it is a car and can be replaced if something were to happen to it. Your wife is the one person in this world that you are supposed to put in front of everything else.

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What if she asks you to teach her how to drive a stick...in your new M3? ...if it comes to this find a rental that is a stick and have her learn in that...and BTW, get what makes you happy.

PS. My wife, who knows how to drive a stick, has never had any interest in driving the M3...and if she did, what's the big deal...again, your driving it a majority (if not all of the time), get what you want.

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      09-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #61
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I got a 6MT so my wife COULD drive it. She hated my old M3 with SMG and lobbied hard for a 6 speed. Find a new wife...
Signes, we need to meet up. I think I'd like your wife very much.
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Signes, we need to meet up. I think I'd like your wife very much.
LOL.
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Signes, we need to meet up. I think I'd like your wife very much.
LOL.
In case you're using an app & not on the website (can't see my sig)... I'm a woman. With my very own E90 M3, 6MT. I wasn't coming onto signes' wife! Just have an appreciation for those of us who not only enjoying rowing the gears, but insist on it.

OP, buy what you want. Another thought: let her drive it once. If she wants more, she has to get her own. Sounds like she can afford it!
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      09-07-2011, 11:22 PM   #64
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Signes, we need to meet up. I think I'd like your wife very much.
You could convince her to do one of the ladies days out at HPR...
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if stock let her drive.

modded hell no.
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You could convince her to do one of the ladies days out at HPR...
She wouldn't be the first! Pretty much everyone I've convinced into heading out there has become addicted. PCA seems to be the only ladies-only friendly club out here. Sign her up for NASA next spring and ask for a female instructor.

And for the rest of you gents: it means the ladies have a MUCH better idea where the car begins & ends {ahem, wheels... curbs...}, not to mention what it can do. Which also means she might not give the keys back so readily.
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