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      08-21-2013, 11:02 AM   #133
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Nice - at my work i see a vo 1m coupe, a black e90 m3 with dinan exhaust but dont know who they are. Buddy in my dept has a tuned 135i but the youngster is too busy getting drunk to ever come out with me on the weekend. Must be nice!
Whippersnappers...

The event was with Tulsa's Caffeine and Gasoline group, which is fairly active.

I've also got a group of guys in my office who I go on drives with from time to time. Interesting assortment: supercharged Z4M, modified SS convertible, GT500, GTI, and a guy with an NC Miata with Flyin' Miata suspension that just had to sell his (transferred to Calgary). Great group - at least twice a year we take a whole weekend sorely dedicated to driving the back roads of the Ozarks of northern Arkansas.

Eat, drive, eat, drive, eat, drink, sleep. Repeat.

Can't wait until the next time!
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      08-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #134
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Whippersnappers...

The event was with Tulsa's Caffeine and Gasoline group, which is fairly active.

I've also got a group of guys in my office who I go on drives with from time to time. Interesting assortment: supercharged Z4M, modified SS convertible, GT500, GTI, and a guy with an NC Miata with Flyin' Miata suspension that just had to sell his (transferred to Calgary). Great group - at least twice a year we take a whole weekend sorely dedicated to driving the back roads of the Ozarks of northern Arkansas.

Eat, drive, eat, drive, eat, drink, sleep. Repeat.

Can't wait until the next time!
now I have a reason to move to arkansas - there are no asians there right?
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now I have a reason to move to arkansas - there are no asians there right?
Ever seen Deliverance? We don't go too far off the beaten path...

In all seriousness, everyone we run into is really nice in those parts.

Looks like there's an Indian buffet in Eureka Springs - is that Asian enough for you?
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Ever seen Deliverance? We don't go too far off the beaten path...

In all seriousness, everyone we run into is really nice in those parts.

Looks like there's an Indian buffet in Eureka Springs - is that Asian enough for you?
indian buffet has nothing on all you can eat korean bbq! haha
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indian buffet has nothing on all you can eat korean bbq! haha


Okay, sorry guys. Back on topic!
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indian buffet has nothing on all you can eat korean bbq! haha


Okay, sorry guys. Back on topic!
Haha. I bought an m3 so i can make my way back home through traffic with the precision of a scapel after eating SUPER SPICY INDIAN FOOD.

Tied it to the topic.
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      08-27-2013, 11:56 AM   #139
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M3, IMO, is the most iconic car of this comparison. Best driver's car, bar none. 4 year free maintanance is a bonus
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Its looks and the fact that its engine works in the same fashion as a Ferrari's (8,400 redline and it's a 4.0 V8).
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For me it was the combination of a manual transmission, superb RWD handling dynamics, european delivery (Nurburgring!, the alps!), and the very special engine which sealed the deal.

It's the Ferrari of sedans. Special. Intoxicating.


I somehow doubt the next one will be as special, but I'll keep up the faith until I can test drive it.
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Just saw a black CTS-V Coupe on the freeway, it's like what Arnold said in the movie Predator,"You are one UGLY, MOTHER F%$KER!"
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For me it was the combination of a manual transmission, superb RWD handling dynamics, european delivery (Nurburgring!, the alps!), and the very special engine which sealed the deal.

It's the Ferrari of sedans. Special. Intoxicating.


I somehow doubt the next one will be as special, but I'll keep up the faith until I can test drive it.
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Personally, E92 M3 is the Best All around sports car in the world, hands down. The only car I can say that I can't wait to drive it again after I park it. It is the only car I can drive to office, track and daycare with much anticipation. Even in its 6th and final year of production (E92), it still looks awesome.

Can't wait to drive it tomorrow morning.
Thank you, I feel the same way. The E92 M3 is beyond everything else and it is why I get up and drive to work (in good weather...sigh)
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      09-12-2013, 01:37 AM   #145
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Thank you, I feel the same way. The E92 M3 is beyond everything else and it is why I get up and drive to work (in good weather...sigh)
Most M3s on the east coast begin their hibernation soon...
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      09-12-2013, 06:25 AM   #146
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Most M3s on the east coast begin their hibernation soon...
Not until mid to late November. Yesterday the high temperature was 101 F. Weird for this time of the year.

Before it is written, I agree, with a proper rim/tire setup it can be driven in the winter but I prefer to use a different vehicle.
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Most M3s on the east coast begin their hibernation soon...
Mine sees duty all year long. Winter season is car control clinic for me .
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Mine sees duty all year long. Winter season is car control clinic for me .
+1. All year round! Yay skinny Blizzaks!

I like having a manual. I like the sound. I like EDC. I like the looks. I like how it drives. I like these things over the competition. That beind said, I will not have the new M3/M4.
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I like having a manual. I like the sound. I like EDC. I like the looks. I like how it drives. I like these things over the competition. That beind said, I will not have the new M3/M4.
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      09-21-2013, 11:23 AM   #150
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A whole bunch of reasons:

1. It was always kind of a "dream car" for me. However, living in western massachusetts and being an avid skier, I really needed all-wheel drive. So until I could afford an M3 as second car for myself, I owned Audis.

2. I used to own an RS4. It is extremely capable and similar to the M3 in a number of ways. It is better than the M3 in some ways. However, the steering responsiveness, and general wired-to-your-nervous-system feeling isn't there. The M3 feels much more dynamic and alive through turns, etc. The suspension calibration on the M3 is far superior the that of a stock RS4.

3. The C63 just doesn't have enough traction for the amount of power/torque it produces. Secondly, there isn't even enough room under the wheel wells to mount properly wide aftermarket rubber.

4. CTS-V has the same issue with traction, interior fit and finish is still not up to that of its german counterparts, and there is still that Caddy image for me. Sorry, but I come from a generation where it is an old-man car or a car for the "uneducated rich". A guy who owns a port-a-potty company might own a Cadillac for example.

5. IS-F. I actually like the IS-F a lot, but the exhaust design is really ugly, and the overall set-up of the car is a bit "soft". Still a good effort from Lexus, and I am sure reliability is great.

6. I discovered after owning a 350Z convertible, that even as a toy, back seats make a car so much more driveable. There are times where if you can't transport an extra person or two, even if for a short while, a car becomes completely unusable. Even on a beautiful driving day it will just have to sit in the garage.

7. The M3 is legendary. It is an icon. It is a class benchmark. It has a great enthusiast community to be a part of. Getting on this website and sharing information, experiences, and humor with fellow M3 owners is all part of the enjoyment of owning this car. By contrast, go look at the discussion boards for an Audi R8. Dead.

8. Looks. This car is just so hot looking. The proportions are perfect. I am a big fan of the flared front fender, tapered-in rear look. The car is tastefully aggressive without looking like a cartoon or boy racer. It looks fast, yet sophisticated.

9. I have always contended that the M3 sits smack in the sweet spot of enthusiast car ownership. This goes for all cars. There is no single automobile that offers everything the M3 offers and does it ALL better.
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I have yet to see people younger than 60 drive a CTS-V...
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I have yet to see people younger than 60 drive a CTS-V...
Keep looking. There are plenty. Keep in mind where you live, People are insecure and are label whores. They "need" to be seen in certain cars.
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Basically, combination of a the basic formula of a great sports car with great daily usability.

The same reasons that got me in the E46 M3.

The competition is making great cars, but none other can balance all the good qualities of a great car so harmoniously.
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Manual transmission, rear drive, limited slip diff, agile chassis & a responsive, agile, fantastically engineered motor with enough comfort, practically, luxury, & styling in one package.

Basically, combination of a the basic formula of a great sports car with great daily usability.

The same reasons that got me in the E46 M3.

The competition is making great cars, but none other can balance all the good qualities of a great car so harmoniously.
Well said.

You had a very nice E46. Are you in OC?
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