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      12-20-2012, 05:10 PM   #67
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Happens sometimes, it is nice. Had a guy follow me for a couple of miles, waving to me, etc. He followed me into a parking lot, told me he followed me to see the car up close. Young guy, nice enough. Always nice for thers to enjoy what you enjoy.
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      12-21-2012, 02:00 AM   #68
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There is a well known word for that.....

R I C E
Coming from a guy who use to be all into the RICE car scene back in the days (Ontario races days for you so cal guys), I always figured rice only pertains to Japanese cars. All other car manufacturers, I just call them posers. Maybe its just semantics.
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      12-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #69
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Coming from a guy who use to be all into the RICE car scene back in the days (Ontario races days for you so cal guys), I always figured rice only pertains to Japanese cars. All other car manufacturers, I just call them posers. Maybe its just semantics.
The actual definition of the term is "Any modification intended to give the illusion of superior performance, when no such performance actually exists". This is different from tasteless or cheap, although many rice mods, are in fact tasteless and cheap. It is applicable to any nationality of car.

Here is a link to the origins of the whole phenomenon....from the annals of automotive history!!!!!......

http://www.riceboypage.com
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      12-23-2012, 12:35 AM   #70
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The actual definition of the term is "Any modification intended to give the illusion of superior performance, when no such performance actually exists". This is different from tasteless or cheap, although many rice mods, are in fact tasteless and cheap. It is applicable to any nationality of car.

Here is a link to the origins of the whole phenomenon....from the annals of automotive history!!!!!......

http://www.riceboypage.com
That is waaaay too broad of a definition. That could be anything from fake flames to loud exhaust (even with small tips) that insinuate a strong engine. That could also encompass muscle cars that have fake hood pins. Anyways, that's just my opinion.
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      12-23-2012, 02:00 AM   #71
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Im in Germany so you can say that BMWs are pretty common here. I still see the folks turn around and look at El Superbeasto.

The best was when a guy at the car wash comes over freaking out asking me when they made the M3 in a sedan. He wanted to talk about it forever. I told him he could check it out and sit inside. I popped the hood open and he was just in awe. It was fun and I think he got a kick out of it. Shook my hand and was talking with his buds about it over on the drying rack.

Ya, the M3 is a beautiful, cool car no matter what model.
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      12-23-2012, 02:56 AM   #72
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Id call "Rice" for the most part, ill fitting, tacky cheap (usually not always) modifications
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      12-23-2012, 06:51 PM   #73
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In po-dunk cincinnati kids have stopped to take photos of my car lmao! Like driving a lambo around lol
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      12-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #74
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Picked my M3 up in Nashua NH and hung around with family and everywhere I went people would just ask questions and always compliment the look of the car.
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      12-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #75
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That is waaaay too broad of a definition. That could be anything from fake flames to loud exhaust (even with small tips) that insinuate a strong engine. That could also encompass muscle cars that have fake hood pins. Anyways, that's just my opinion.
The flames and exhaust would not be rice if you have 500hp. It would be rice if you have 120hp. Again, RICE doesn't have to be cheap and tacky (although it often is)

Nothing cheap and tacky about an M badge in and of itself. Put it on a 128i and it becomes a rice mod.
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      12-24-2012, 03:09 PM   #76
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Sorry people but my S2000 is almost 8 years old and i get more compliments driving it compare to '13 M3.
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      12-24-2012, 04:39 PM   #77
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Sorry people but my S2000 is almost 8 years old and i get more compliments driving it compare to '13 M3.
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      12-24-2012, 04:58 PM   #78
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I received many more double takes and admirers in Germany (Not counting the area around Nurburgring), then I have in the states.

Comparatively, car culture in Maryland pales in comparison to California. Sure in So Cal, half the M's are driven by drivers who have no idea what's under the hood, but at least the other half know what's up.

I've met 2 people in the 2 months I've had the car here who knew anything about the car.

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I'm in SOCal....In Marina Del Rey.....but I still occasionally go to Hollywood and beverly hills, the OC.....etc. I get looks all the time.

Maybe it's cause my car isn't to "blinged" out??? I don't have much either. Just COMP pkg, HR springs and 15-18mm spacers. Ahhh.......I know.....I have no Tint!!!! They musss be looookin' at meeeeee!!!!!!!!!

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      01-11-2013, 06:28 PM   #80
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In po-dunk cincinnati kids have stopped to take photos of my car lmao! Like driving a lambo around lol
Ha ha, I was cruising down the highway a few wk's ago and this dude in a mini was hanging out of his window snapping photo's of me...while driving! Nuts!
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Ha ha, I was cruising down the highway a few wk's ago and this dude in a mini was hanging out of his window snapping photo's of me...while driving! Nuts!
makes you feel 10ft tall doesn't it! My wife just doesn't get it... She laughs when people gawk.
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      01-11-2013, 09:04 PM   #82
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There were 4 E92 M3s parked in the gym parking lot this AM. I'd say fellow E92 drivers wave back ~40% of the time. Sometimes they prob don't see me, sometimes they're prob like "why is this civic driver waving at me . . ."

haha. LA is a crazy place.
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To people that don't know much about cars, M3s seem like any 3 series. To enthusiasts, all generations of the M3 that are well maintained still grab attention. Just the other day, I saw a spotless darker yellow E36 M3 couple rolling down the streets, and I couldn't stop staring at it. Right after I got home, I spent hours on Auto Traders...
LOL i do the exact thing!! I see an older car that catches my eye then go home research and price it out.
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      01-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #84
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Im in Germany so you can say that BMWs are pretty common here. I still see the folks turn around and look at El Superbeasto.
Well, BMWs are common there, but remember:

A E9X M3 costs in Germany around the same as a used F430 does in the United States.

When doing ED, I was surprised when kids would come up and ask to sit in the car and take pictures. Then I realized it's a bit more of an exotic over there.
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So it is winter here in New England. Haven't been driving the M3 as much. We had some salt down on the roads a short while ago, and while there is no snow on the ground where I am, the tires aren't good in cold weather.

Anyway, yesterday was a little warmer and the weather was clear so I had the M3 out. I am still amazed at the attention the car gets.

I had one guy in an Audi A6 pull next to me at a light, roll down his window, and gave me all sorts of compliments, thumbs up, etc. etc.

Then, a guy in a 3-series coupe almost came to a dead stop in the middle of an intersection while turning as he just stared at my car. Honestly could have caused a serious accident. You would've thought my M3 was a naked woman or something !!

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Its the color man, that type of silver/grey just shines!
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makes you feel 10ft tall doesn't it! My wife just doesn't get it... She laughs when people gawk.
Lol, mine too.
She also accuses me of being obsessed and delusional with the car.
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there arent very many in my area and i dont get attention from anyone but 13-17 year old boys.
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i dont get attention from anyone but 13-17 year old boys.
If you told me you were a boy scout leader on the weekends i'd start to get worried...
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