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      05-11-2008, 01:52 AM   #1
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Long, curvy back roads + E92 M3 = priceless

Let me start by saying that I've put more than 900+ miles on my car and I haven't really been able to explore the possibilities of this car. I've had the occasional run up to the 5.5k rpm pre break in limit and mind you, it's quite exhilirating. However, you just know that it can do a ton more. Today started off with the customary run to the mall for some mother's day gift shopping. Then it hit me. Why not run up the old back country roads for a little test jaunt in the new car. This is the same roads that I usually take my Mini for some twisty action. Let's see how the M3 measures up. By golly, was I surprised how it stacked up. Even with the temporary 5.5k rpm ceiling, this thing just screams and the speed just piles up so quick. Getting off the freeway, turn right. Wait til the road clears. Drop to 2nd and gun it, shift to 3rd, trail brake a bit, right hand sweeper, feather the gas, stomp on it, 90 comes up really quick, 4th, hard on the brakes, hard left hander.... drop to 2nd, foot flat to the floor, 5.5k is there, shift to 3rd, 5.5k again, quick squirt to 4th, S curve coming up. Back down to 3rd, light brake, next curve. Whew.... breathe, remember to breathe. Imagine that this scenario plays about 4-5 times over.... Makes for a pulse quickening half hour. Road comes to a T. U turn. Back again in reverse. All I can say is, WOW.... I found myself yelling in delight.... This thing just changes direction like it was telepathic. The steering wheel feels like it's alive in my hands with every turn. The sound, ohh, the sound. So addicting. I'm almost afraid to do it all over again once I can gun it to 8k rpm. But oh, belive me, I will be back that way again. Especially since there's only about 200 miles more to go.... Oh what a long 200 miles that will be.
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      05-11-2008, 02:56 AM   #2
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great story I know the feeling
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      05-11-2008, 10:41 AM   #3
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I'll be down in Santa Clarita next week in my Melbourne Red M3...it would be funny if we saw each other.
that would be a cool photoshoot... what do you think?
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      05-11-2008, 10:43 AM   #4
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nice man! u know what, im definitely going for a cyn run today
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Awesome story!! As I have been saying, M = pleasure.
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Awesome write up man! Makes me want to go out and get one and do what all you guys with E92 are going thru......for now ill enjoy my timeless E46......one day!
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I was on a similar drive today in the country side near where I live when a Rover coming towards me starts flashing its lights frantically and the driver is waving.

I slow down only to round the corner onto a straight I usually hit 3 figures on easily to see one of these (weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaankers).....



Man in the Rover, my license thanks you. I cruised past with this expression on my face looking right at him.......>>

I mean FFS, what's the point? I swear there are just fields for miles. No town, no houses apart from the occasional farmhouse certainly no pedestrians. Just me, a whole load of bikers and an occasional tractor.

I mean, fair enough the badgers might appreciate it but who else cares? Go back to the suburbs and stop people hitting kids playing out for goodness sake.
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I feel you asaulo1. I did a run with a few e9x guys yesterday in a curvy mountainous area and it was truly great...handles and brakes like a champ.
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