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      11-26-2012, 12:15 PM   #67
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My 2011 only has 13,500 mile on it. I drive it everyday to work.
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      11-26-2012, 12:17 PM   #68
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The M is a great vehicle and I'm proud to say that I DD my ride. Sometimes I wish my car was DCT so I could have other people in my life experience the joy. Strange thing is I never thought I would say that haha
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      11-26-2012, 03:47 PM   #69
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I like putting the miles on it. It feels like an accomplishment, like I am getting my money's worth.
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      11-26-2012, 04:02 PM   #70
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I did not buy it as a DD (M3 was 3rd car), loved driving it on sunny days or taking her out to road trips...... My fav time of the year is to take it out on sunny cold Seattle winter days where my M3 would be the cleanest car on the road..... Those are the things that I enjoyed about my car..... Of course loved detailing it.

Re: Depreciation: I sold my car for almost what I paid for it new (Little over ED invoice). She was exactly 2.5 years old with only 5K miles..... My previous 335 had a very similar story as well.

Keep on beating and tracking your cars people, it makes the garage queens that much more attractive..... (just kidding)

Overall, people buy their cars for different purposes.......

To answer Op's question: Yes, I loved driving my M3, did not mind putting miles on it and LOVED the fact it was not my DD in Seattle traffic.
So why'd you get rid of your M3? Just curious.

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The M is a great vehicle and I'm proud to say that I DD my ride. Sometimes I wish my car was DCT so I could have other people in my life experience the joy. Strange thing is I never thought I would say that haha
That's actually why I love my 6MT. No joyriders. And the very FEW people that I let drive know the consequences of messing up my car. All of them went away with big grins on their faces (some BMW people, some not).
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      11-26-2012, 04:08 PM   #71
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I am packing mine for a 600 mile round trip to Knoxville for work. I dont think twice about trips like that and it beats driving a rental. It's just too bad that its so cold up there otherwise i would be billing out double the mileage.
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      11-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #72
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I drive it Everyday !!! 75 Mile round trip.

I got it in June with 15,000 from WI, drove it back to Ohio and I've been driving it ever since. Currently 23,000.

Fucking love this car.
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      11-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #73
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So why'd you get rid of your M3? Just curious.
I keep my cars for around 2 years.... I kept the M just a bit longer.
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      11-26-2012, 10:33 PM   #74
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Well, I noticed that you live in Florida. I, on the other hand, live in New England. Driving your vehicle through winters where the roads are covered with the muck and grime of all the sand and salt will take its toll. Daily driving also means the inevitable door ding and/or curb rash. Sure, you can care for your car as much as is humanly possible, but you can't do anything about exposure to a harsh environment.

Also, I didn't mean to make it sound like I thought DD'ing your M3 is odd. Not in the least. It is perfectly usable and capable as a DD, however I personally did not buy it with that in mind.


I sincerely apologize, because if i lived in the NE, I wouldn't have anything near the caliber of an M3.
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      11-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #75
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2008 with 29k mi

had the car initially in NYC, which largely explains why the miles are relatively low for the year. it's my DD in LA, though i'm seriously thinking about relegating it to weekend duty and picking up a beater. it isn't really a mileage concern - instead, there isn't anything even remotely practical about grinding through LA gridlock with a 414hp V8 engine that isn't exactly fossil fuel friendly.
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      11-27-2012, 06:20 AM   #76
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52K miles on my 2011 E92.
I bought it 5/2010
Already have extended warranty.
I have NO IDEA what will I do when I hit 100K miles say in 2-2.5 years??!!!
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      11-27-2012, 06:26 AM   #77
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I don't understand people that don't DD a car like this, thats what it's made for! I drive mine daily and in the winter (FUN)!
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      12-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #78
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Wondering if anyone else is anal about keeping their car "low mileage"..
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      12-02-2012, 03:55 PM   #79
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Since the plan is to keep my E90 ///M. I see every mile as a trophy or an achievement if you will. Like, look how far I've gone... If i want to look at something, I'll go buy a painting, in terms of a garage queen.

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