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      05-09-2013, 01:53 AM   #67
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i didn't even see the actual car until it was delivered. never had been in an m3 before
Not even having been in one? Wow! I thought I had an interesting experience, but this is freaking great!

I just walked into a BMW dealership looking at some 328's. I had never been in an M3 (or knew anything at all about them), but I saw and test drove one just to see what it was like anyway. Bought it on the spot. The joys of being 25 and impulsive (at the time)...
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      05-09-2013, 03:31 AM   #68
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Not even having been in one? Wow! I thought I had an interesting experience, but this is freaking great!

I just walked into a BMW dealership looking at some 328's. I had never been in an M3 (or knew anything at all about them), but I saw and test drove one just to see what it was like anyway. Bought it on the spot. The joys of being 25 and impulsive (at the time)...
i had a 335is so i just figured it would be a lot better, i was surprised at how much a lot really meant after break in.

i did not do the same however with the 911 i leased today, i test drove her well
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      05-09-2013, 08:00 PM   #69
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I ordered my 1M after spending 5 minutes in a E92 m3 demo, my dealer thought it would be better to test drive the m3 rather than the 135i.
I traded my 04 STI for a 2003 e46 m3 after loving the 1M so much .Driving the e46 for five minutes in nose to ass traffic did it for me .
Then I traded the 1M for a new E92 m3 since I loved the e46 so much.
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      05-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #70
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I test drove in 2008 E90 when it first came out - almost bought then... but I didn't like the price sales guy was giving me... so I decided not to buy at that time.

2013 January comes and it was time to pull the trigger... so I walked into the dealer lot and there was the Space Grey E92 sitting with all the options I wanted minus 6 speed... thought about it for 24hrs (had to decide if I wanted a DCT) and decided to get it...
- then drove off the lot (car had less than 10 miles on it).

Basically never test drove the car... not even my car.

No regrets!
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      05-09-2013, 10:08 PM   #71
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      05-09-2013, 10:41 PM   #72
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Ordered both of mine without a test drive. It showed up and I drove it away.
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      05-09-2013, 10:57 PM   #73
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bought an m3 after happy hour without test driving it. i got sober during the negotiation, then drove it home.
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      05-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #74
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Not only ordered mine without test driving the car, but I had never even seen one before. Only pics and videos..A lot of videos while doing research and after ordering. Never had a doubt about it and still love every minute I spend with the car!
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      05-10-2013, 12:33 AM   #75
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Bought my E92 M3 sight unseen but had an E46 M3 prior. I found out it was going to have a high rev V8, and that was all the reason I needed. Plus it looks hella gorgeous
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      05-10-2013, 12:44 AM   #76
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Never test drove the M. The only dealer that let me test drive cars never had one in stock for me to drive.
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      05-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #77
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Was leasing a 335, test drove a 2012 S5 with V8, a 2013 S5 with supercharged V6, also looked at the TTRS, ended up ordering the M3 in July of last year and took delivery September 15th without ever driving one.
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      05-10-2013, 09:06 AM   #78
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Deposit down without driving first. Really? You wanted to drive it first LOL.
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      05-10-2013, 09:12 AM   #79
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LOL I think i did... test drove c63, and the ISF but for some reason i did not drove my M3 sign the paperwork and drove off. no regrets..

the 1st 2 i test drove i didnt feel it... so decided not to drive the 3rd so i dont change my mind on not getting it.
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      05-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #80
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Bought mine based on photos and service records. First time I was behind the wheel, the car was already mine.
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      05-10-2013, 09:43 AM   #81
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2-day M school and I was sold. ordered my M3 within two weeks.
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      05-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #82
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      05-10-2013, 01:49 PM   #83
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Before I made a decision to purchase my new 2012 M3......I test drove 2 other cars.....a Lexus ISF and a new Corvette.......both were nice cars, but then I went to my local BMW Dealer and took out a new M3......drove it for about 15 minutes and made up my mind that this was the car I was going to order. It just had a better feel to it and I have never had a moment of regret.....I love it each and every day that I drive it........a great car that is a real keeper !!
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      05-10-2013, 02:07 PM   #84
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When I was a teenager, I would admire the E36 M3 at car shows. It was at the top of my "most wanted" list. But I never drove one, or even sat in one. But I followed it's progress through the years. When the E90 M3 came out, I was in a financial place where I could consider it. I went to a dealer and they wanted me to drive the car. I said no. For me, this was a culmination of many years of desire. It didn't matter what it drove like. I wanted one, and that was it. (I owned an E36 328 for many years.) Ultimately, they got me in the passenger seat and drove me around for a few blocks. (Since I wanted to order one, I think they were slightly paranoid about building one and then getting stuck with it if I changed my mind. So I went on the ride as a passenger.)

As soon as we got back from the ride, I ordered it and then went through the long torturous wait of getting it built and shipped on the boat. That was a looong few months!

Now, four years later--[I will have owned my car exactly 4 four years on May 12)---the car is modded and hits the track quite regularly and I couldn't be happier with it.
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      05-10-2013, 11:32 PM   #85
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Sort of never drove it

My '09 is my 4th BMW, but I was dead-set on a manual. Drove all the way to a dealership on a mis-printed ad. The car was a DCT. They let me drive a Dinan M3 DCT and I bought mine on the spot, just left the old car there ... LOL
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      05-10-2013, 11:44 PM   #86
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Went to the dealership to see it, it was blocked in so the first time I drove it was after I had purchased it
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      05-11-2013, 12:03 AM   #87
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Not a BMW, but when I bought my s2000, I bought it undriven. It was my first manual transmission and I didn't really know how to drive one. Drove it home in Atlanta traffic on the Interstate. Talk about white-knuckles. That was not an easy car to learn manual.
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      05-11-2013, 11:00 AM   #88
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I bought my 328 sight unseen without having driven a sedan with a manual. I'd driven multiple more powerful BMWs though previously. I plan on ordering my F82 M sight unseen without having driven one though. The dealership where I live doesn't stock M cars because its such a small market for them and they often have to discount them heavily to move them.
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