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      11-11-2011, 11:19 AM   #23
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Funny, I had the same experience with my 76 year old Mom a week ago. She said she felt like a movie star (which may admittedly mean that she doesn't get out much )

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and she loved it!! It was about 71 degrees here today...perfect for the convertible to be down. She was a bit concerned, put her scarf on to protect her hair, heated her seat, and off we went. I showed her a little bit of what the car can do, and she loved it!! Then a really loud Mustang went by and she actually got all excited and was trying to get me to chase him! We ended the ride by her telling me she is so happy I bought this car as she can see how much I love it. Just thought it was so cute how much my mom loved my M3!
I bet a dollar to a donut you both got a lot of 's ~smiles~
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hahaha thas really cool
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Just goes to show how appealing the M3 is to people of all ages! What a trooper she is, god bless her and keep her around for a long time to come.
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You two are trouble... Thelma & Louise!
Yup, we are trouble together. My mom and 83 year old dad knew I was looking at used M3's. She called me one morning and told me to come over and pick them up because they wanted me to go to a BMW dealership to check out how much a new M3 would cost. I said why bother, but she insisted, so off we went.I even told the salesman I wasn't going to buy one. My mom sat down and said "Are there any new red ones in the country?" There was one on the boat over. I was torn between the manual transmission and the DCT. I love driving with a manual. She convinced me the DCT will be better for resale. I started to negotiate price (I was hooked at this point) and as I was playing the game trying to get the SA to come down more, my parents said "Mark it sold, we are going to pitch in the extra 5K!" Swear to God, that is how it happened!!! Before I knew it, I had 5 weeks of sleepless nights ahead of me! Yup, she's trouble...in a good way!
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Good thread, cool parents...: ) a nice break from the standard technical chit chat
Funny you should write this. I sat for a while and really considered not posting this story as it was kind of "Fluff." I'm really afraid of getting flamed, and I didn't know how all you die hard BMW fans would take to this story. Thanks for being so nice!!
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That's a great story mamadub, good for you Buddy. I really miss taking my mum out in my cars, she'd be happy just taking in the countyside.
Mamadub = a lady!! I'm going to straighten you guys out one at a time!!
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Nothing better than "mom approval"! My mother also does not have the stomach for fast cars, so consider yourself lucky!
Actually, my brother has a new Ferrari and Lamborghini for starters. His 911 is his "Rain car." It makes me sick....in a good way. My poor mom has no choice but to sit down and buckle in!
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mine gets scared and tells me to slow down haha

She's ridden in my car maybe 4 times?
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mine gets scared and tells me to slow down haha

She's ridden in my car maybe 4 times?
I never managed to get my wife into my e85 or e89 so once I changed back to the e92 she got into it for one trip to Niagara Falls ... now she complains it's too noisy however she does love the seats

Go figure ... I don't dare change to a Porsche ... that be the end for me
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That's awesome. My mom heard mine with my eisenmann race and told me my car sounds badass! I gave her a hug
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I never managed to get my wife into my e85 or e89 so once I changed back to the e92 she got into it for one trip to Niagara Falls ... now she complains it's too noisy however she does love the seats

Go figure ... I don't dare change to a Porsche ... that be the end for me
My gf doesn't care about the car lol

And doesn't complain if I push it, but she does easily get car sick

She hates the smell of the Akra... my mom also hates the smell, and they both think it's too loud...
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That's awesome. My mom heard mine with my eisenmann race and told me my car sounds badass! I gave her a hug
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My gf doesn't care about the car lol

And doesn't complain if I push it, but she does easily get car sick

She hates the smell of the Akra... my mom also hates the smell, and they both think it's too loud...
I wanted to upgrade to another car with a DINAN Exhaust ... needless to say I ended up in the doghouse
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I wanted to upgrade to another car with a DINAN Exhaust ... needless to say I ended up in the doghouse
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I'm curious what will happen once i get married in the future

I'm assuming my wife won't say anything. Assuming.
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lol

I'm curious what will happen once i get married in the future

I'm assuming my wife won't say anything. Assuming.
You will marry someone who will appreciate your love for your car...it's part of who you are!
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You will marry someone who will appreciate your love for your car...it's part of who you are!
haha yeah
possibly

though most women I've met in my life don't know the difference between a 3 and a M3..
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haha yeah
possibly

though most women I've met in my life don't know the difference between a 3 and a M3..
In that case, you just have to teach them! They don't need to know about cars, but they need to WANT to learn about them for you.
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In that case, you just have to teach them! They don't need to know about cars, but they need to WANT to learn about them for you.
Yes this hasn't really been an issue for me lately :P
my gf has no problem telling the difference between a Non-M and a M3. Though at the start of our relationship..all BMWs were the same to her haha
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