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      12-30-2012, 09:36 PM   #23
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I just drop my wife off at the door because she knows I will be circling the lot for 10 minutes.
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      12-30-2012, 10:01 PM   #24
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Totally f#*(ing normal.
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      12-30-2012, 10:14 PM   #25
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Sounds about right. I enjoy hearing the engine start every time, esp the cold engine start.
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      12-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #26
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Just got my new M3

Is it normal to:

-Wonder around town aimlessly just to drive the car.
-Exceed 5000 rpms few times before the break in period.
-Sit in the car for hourse in the garage switching all the settings while your wife is wondering where the hell are you.
-Check the car every 5 seconds for any scratch.
-freak out when someone parks next to you.
-go around the parking lot 5 times looking for a nice car to park next to to avoid dents.
-get addicted to the scent of the fresh leather.
-your wife telling you: "you have to find a male friend to talk to about the car because I can't take it any more"
-turn the radio down or totally off so you can listen to the engine.

I'm in love with this thing.. And I'm going crazy.. Abviously..
ALL normal..^The wife comment..VERBATIM>>
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      12-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #27
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I think its just happens with anyone who enjoys a nice vehicle or can appreciate one.
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      12-30-2012, 11:19 PM   #28
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LOL, I love these threads.

In my case, I am the wife and I totally converted the husband. He steals my car all the time!

We are both OCD about it (parking lots, scratches, etc.), it drives us nuts!

And yes, I hug the dash too.
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      12-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #29
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I can't say I've hugged the dash. I do like to enjoy sitting in the car every now and then and just... relax.

Living in the city, I don't really get to enjoy it much so I just try and absorb my time as much as I can.
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      12-30-2012, 11:50 PM   #30
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Just got my new M3

Is it normal to:

-Wonder around town aimlessly just to drive the car.
-Exceed 5000 rpms few times before the break in period.
-Sit in the car for hourse in the garage switching all the settings while your wife is wondering where the hell are you.
-Check the car every 5 seconds for any scratch.
-freak out when someone parks next to you.
-go around the parking lot 5 times looking for a nice car to park next to to avoid dents.
-get addicted to the scent of the fresh leather.
-your wife telling you: "you have to find a male friend to talk to about the car because I can't take it any more"
-turn the radio down or totally off so you can listen to the engine.

I'm in love with this thing.. And I'm going crazy.. Abviously..
All OK except the over 5500 RPM thing. I went over twice and the whole car exploded. Lucky I wasn't killed.
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      12-31-2012, 04:04 AM   #31
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All if those are just normal. If people can't find me, I'd usually be at my car most of the time or out for a walk(1% maybe).
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      12-31-2012, 07:05 AM   #32
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Just got my new M3

Is it normal to:

-Wonder around town aimlessly just to drive the car.
-Exceed 5000 rpms few times before the break in period.
-Sit in the car for hourse in the garage switching all the settings while your wife is wondering where the hell are you.
-Check the car every 5 seconds for any scratch.
-freak out when someone parks next to you.
-go around the parking lot 5 times looking for a nice car to park next to to avoid dents.
-get addicted to the scent of the fresh leather.
-your wife telling you: "you have to find a male friend to talk to about the car because I can't take it any more"
-turn the radio down or totally off so you can listen to the engine.

I'm in love with this thing.. And I'm going crazy.. Abviously..
All OK except the over 5500 RPM thing. I went over twice and the whole car exploded. Lucky I wasn't killed.


I hope it was within warranty
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      12-31-2012, 09:04 AM   #33
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Yup, perfectly normal
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      12-31-2012, 10:24 AM   #34
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Perfectly normal behaviour. I have done this for the last five years, and my wife has put up with it for the past fives years. I would rather drive the car than park it, and keep thinking about the cars park next to it and how they get in and out of the car. My grey hair ratio has gone up since I bought the car ... I don't know what I can do ... I think it's pure love

By-the-way, thank you for posting and breaking the ice.
Yeah definitely my anxiety level been up since I got this car, just constantly concerned but I don't know why. But... Generally so freaking happy.
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      12-31-2012, 10:26 AM   #35
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all normal,except you need to check for scratches more often...
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      12-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #36
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Just got my new M3

Is it normal to:

-Wonder around town aimlessly just to drive the car.
Absolutely so. Just got back from a 45 min. drive on Skyline Boulevard in the Oakland hills.

N.B.: I just picked up my car around 15 Dec.


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-Exceed 5000 rpms few times before the break in period.
I couldn't say . . . :s


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-Sit in the car for hourse in the garage switching all the settings while your wife is wondering where the hell are you.
Yes, in addition to actually reading an owner's manual for once, and multiple times . . .


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-Check the car every 5 seconds for any scratch.
-freak out when someone parks next to you.
-go around the parking lot 5 times looking for a nice car to park next to to avoid dents.
_Definitely_!!!


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-turn the radio down or totally off so you can listen to the engine.
Yes, yes, yes, and I will say that this is the first time I have ever done this.
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      12-31-2012, 10:33 AM   #37
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Originally Posted by ONE-77 View Post
Just got my new M3

Is it normal to:

-Wonder around town aimlessly just to drive the car.
Absolutely so. Just got back from a 45 min. drive on Skyline Boulevard in the Oakland hills.

N.B.: I just picked up my car around 15 Dec.


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Originally Posted by ONE-77 View Post
-Exceed 5000 rpms few times before the break in period.
I couldn't say . . . :s


Quote:
Originally Posted by ONE-77 View Post
-Sit in the car for hourse in the garage switching all the settings while your wife is wondering where the hell are you.
Yes, in addition to actually reading an owner's manual for once, and multiple times . . .


Quote:
Originally Posted by ONE-77 View Post
-Check the car every 5 seconds for any scratch.
-freak out when someone parks next to you.
-go around the parking lot 5 times looking for a nice car to park next to to avoid dents.
_Definitely_!!!


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-turn the radio down or totally off so you can listen to the engine.
Yes, yes, yes, and I will say that this is the first time I have ever done this.
BTW did you hit 1200 mls yet. I just got my car on the 27th and im at 400mls already
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      12-31-2012, 10:34 AM   #38
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lol I had the car for 4 years and i still feel the same...

I think you are normal... to some no but to us.. yes youre normal....
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      12-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #39
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Yes, very normal for us...M3 owners...But, for other drivers we are totally insane...
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      12-31-2012, 03:07 PM   #40
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I'm in the same boat.

I go in the garage to do something else then I end up sitting in the car, wife comes out and say I thought you were doing blah blah blah....
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      12-31-2012, 03:09 PM   #41
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BTW did you hit 1200 mls yet. I just got my car on the 27th and im at 400mls already
Nah, I'm only up to 250 miles, but I was gone for 8 days to visit family for the holidays.
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      12-31-2012, 03:13 PM   #42
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BTW did you hit 1200 mls yet. I just got my car on the 27th and im at 400mls already
Nah, I'm only up to 250 miles, but I was gone for 8 days to visit family for the holidays.
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      12-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #43
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very normal, i think we all do it
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      12-31-2012, 03:57 PM   #44
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i pretty much do all those things :P
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