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      12-17-2009, 03:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bye bye, <sniff> see you in two weeks!

Just a some pics of my M heading out to my new home in Phoenix. But unfortantely due to work and the holidays I won't actually be out there for another two weeks!

I guess that's not THAT bad since I haven't been able to drive her for the last week and half due to all this garbage called snow (16" in one night). But I'll be away from all that soon enough (actually NOT soon enough).

If you see her on the road, take some pics and post them! HA ha, how funny would that be if people on this forum actually saw my car on the interstate.

These were taken with my iPhone. Wish I would have thought to take more of the underside, since you don't get to see that very often. Oh well.
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Just a some pics of my M heading out to my new home in Phoenix. But unfortantely due to work and the holidays I won't actually be out there for another two weeks!

I guess that's not THAT bad since I haven't been able to drive her for the last week and half due to all this garbage called snow (16" in one night). But I'll be away from all that soon enough (actually NOT soon enough).

If you see her on the road, take some pics and post them! HA ha, how funny would that be if people on this forum actually saw my car on the interstate.

These were taken with my iPhone. Wish I would have thought to take more of the underside, since you don't get to see that very often. Oh well.
Man, did you consider a covered carrier?
Hopefully your paint won't take a beating up on the trailer, especially with inclement winter weather...good luck

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      12-17-2009, 06:02 PM   #3
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Wow! Right up fround where all the road debris can get at it. nice.....
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I would have opted for a covered carrier.
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      12-17-2009, 09:17 PM   #5
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Oh pleeeease!

Oh come on!

How is it THAT different than say, oh I don't know. . . driving the car all year round! You know, that thing for which it was built, and people do!
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Oh come on!

How is it THAT different than say, oh I don't know. . . driving the car all year round! You know, that thing for which it was built, and people do!
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your car will smooth out the air dynamic of the whole truck. The trucker should thanks you for saving few hundreds bux of gas money
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Oh come on!

How is it THAT different than say, oh I don't know. . . driving the car all year round! You know, that thing for which it was built, and people do!
Well, the difference is you have no control or choice in what happens on top of that carrier driven by Bubba...isn't that obvious?
Maybe you don't particularly care ...just food for thought!
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      12-17-2009, 10:05 PM   #9
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Well, the difference is you have no control or choice in what happens on top of that carrier driven by Bubba...isn't that obvious?
Maybe you don't particularly care ...just food for thought!
OK. . . . I still don't get it then. The truck driver is not in the car actually driving it there, putting wear and tear on it. It's not like he's driving it and ramming it into snow drifts or parking too close in the park lot to get door dings or something.

This isn't directed at you now, and I'm not trying to flame. But I'm seriously not seeing what the difference is between if I drove it down there myself or if it rides down on the truck, other than it saves me time and I'm not putting the miles on the car (and I didn't have to buy winter tires).

Off the top of my head, I'd almost think it'd be better, cause if I were driving it and it sits so low i'd be more suspetable to things being kicked up by cars and trucks, would it not?
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      12-17-2009, 10:09 PM   #10
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The car will be fine. It will catch a few bug, just make sure its washed when it arrives.
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But you'd still prefer it to be not in front VS in front right? I mean if you had a choice the front would be the LAST place you'd choose.

It may not be a big deal, but there are better options.
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your car will smooth out the air dynamic of the whole truck. The trucker should thanks you for saving few hundreds bux of gas money
lol seriously
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On the brighter side, since your car is up top and in front. They wont be moving it on and off the trailer to get other cars off. I'm having my car transported in an enclosed truck next month.
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But you'd still prefer it to be not in front VS in front right? I mean if you had a choice the front would be the LAST place you'd choose.

It may not be a big deal, but there are better options.
+1. IF I had to ship my car the Ghetto way I would pick the middle or first floor right behind the truck cabin.

The OP doesnt seem to appreciate cars thats why in the re-sale market there's beat up cars that sell cheap and Mint cars that get a premium.
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How is the car going to get beat up? Do you really think other cars and trucks are throwing debris that high? It is actually better up there than driving it down. If he is happy with it who cares?
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not sure if trucks mud flaps are on, if not the first level cars is gonna take a beating. Top spot is fine.
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+1. IF I had to ship my car the Ghetto way I would pick the middle or first floor right behind the truck cabin.

The OP doesnt seem to appreciate cars thats why in the re-sale market there's beat up cars that sell cheap and Mint cars that get a premium.
You pay extra for the top.

The first level, you get fluids dripping from the cars above. Thats the last place you want it.

Come on people use your heads. His car is fine.
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Common' guys, cut the OP some slack.

I'm confident the car will be fine after it makes it to Arizona.

Yeah, it may get a little more bugs than some of the other cars.....But it'll look perfect after a good 'ol wash.
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Unless the truck driver goes through an underpass/bridge with not enough clearance. Ouch!
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Just so everyone knows, my car is up front because I'm the last stop on the whole trip, which I didn't know till I dropped off the car. So I didn't have a choice. But I would have still prefered the top, and as one person said, at least I know my car won't getting taken on and off the truck as they pick up other cars.


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+1. IF I had to ship my car the Ghetto way I would pick the middle or first floor right behind the truck cabin.
Wow, aren't you a snob! Let me guess, mommy and daddy bought you your M3? We all have different budgets my friend, would I have liked an enclosed trailer, you bet, slightly better piece of mind I'll admit. But when it came down to it for me, it was not worth over double the price for that "piece of mind" when in reality the worst that could happen to it (aside from the truck flipping over) could be resolved by a nice wash, which I already planned on fully detailing it as soon as I get down there anyway.



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The OP doesnt seem to appreciate cars thats why in the re-sale market there's beat up cars that sell cheap and Mint cars that get a premium.
Ha ha ha! I have a couple comments about that statement if you'll come down off your high horse for a few minutes.

You could kind of have a point, in that mine is a lease and generally people tend to not treat leased vehicles as well as cars they own. But honestly, you don't know me. You can ask anyone who actually does know me and they will tell you I'm obessed with my car and keeping it prestine. In fact I worked with a friend on detailing my M3 back in Sept. I met him a while ago in the BMWCCA and he has been detailing for over 25yrs. By the end of the day working with him on my car he told me that "you are by far the most anal/pickiest person I have EVER worked for in all my years of detailing" because I kept asking and pointing out littlest things I saw because I wanted the car perfect. So don't tell me I don't "appreciate" cars, you have no idea what your talking about.

In fact when I traded in my 05 Mustang towards this M3 the dealer actually gave me quite a bit more than what I owed on it because it was in such great shape which actually was a couple thousand OVER the KBB Excellent value.

Secondly your statement about resale value sounds like you don't even drive yours and that it sits in the garage always shiny and clean with nowhere to go. Where as mine is my daily driver, so who's "appreciating" their car more for what it was built to do?

Thirdly, if you think of a car as an "investment" well then good luck with that, you'll never get back what you put in.
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Just a some pics of my M heading out to my new home in Phoenix. But unfortantely due to work and the holidays I won't actually be out there for another two weeks!

I guess that's not THAT bad since I haven't been able to drive her for the last week and half due to all this garbage called snow (16" in one night). But I'll be away from all that soon enough (actually NOT soon enough).

If you see her on the road, take some pics and post them! HA ha, how funny would that be if people on this forum actually saw my car on the interstate.

These were taken with my iPhone. Wish I would have thought to take more of the underside, since you don't get to see that very often. Oh well.

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OP, dont listen to these other morons on the forum.... you should see what i put my m3 through. it goes through the entire winter as my daily driver and it takes a MUCH bigger beating from stones, gravel, salt on the streets then your car will ever be subjected to while being on top of that trailer... why would i want to drive a POS beater in winter time when the m3 can handle it with some good snows?

at the end of the day, to me the m3 is just a 3 series car. its not some hyper exotic lambo or ferrari, etc... in fact i have friends who drive their 911s everyday throughout winter and i know their cars are worth more than mine. not to mention the fact that there are so many S-class, 7 series, etc on the streets that are also worth more than our m3s when new...

so ignore those idiots that think this is 'bad' for the car... its JUST an m3!!
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