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      01-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #23
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hmm..
i dont know wats more embarrassing, the ppl on this forum or the gentleman's lack of useless knowledge.
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      01-04-2011, 09:56 PM   #24
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At least he didn't ask you if you had ZCP
that would have just confused him more
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      01-04-2011, 10:39 PM   #25
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Hilarious!!!
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      01-04-2011, 10:48 PM   #26
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why people claim the M division has sold its soul.
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      01-04-2011, 10:50 PM   #27
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You know what I thought as I'm driving away. I bet the salesman realized how Uninformed he was so he gave him an 8 cylinder M3 "the special one, not the regular 6cylinder" for a great price, only$95K.
HAHAHA!!! good one i bet thats what happened. shoulda asked if his also has a "start button" lol
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      01-05-2011, 08:25 AM   #28
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Last week a female BMW salesperson told my wife that the 335i is THREE SECONDS faster than the 328i when going 0-60. The CA said "it's only 3 seconds faster, not very much as u can see."

No wonder she didn't sell the car.
That doesn't even make any sense, we all know that 335-328=7.....therefor, 335 is in fact 7 seconds faster than 328..simple
You know what, we are joking but sadly someone like my guy would believe such a thing.
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      01-05-2011, 08:56 AM   #29
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The reality is that alot of the disposable income money is coming from the Baby Boomer generation which is now starting to settle into retirement. They're cooler and younger in mindset than the previous generation who used to tool around in (pre-CTS) Caddies and Lincolns.

They've got the cash. They want something sporty with status. So they take the groovy Bimmer with the nifty holes in the hood! It's the expensive one so they know it's good.

If you ask me, God bless 'em. If they can contribute to keeping BMW M-sales afloat (and thereby M-Development afloat), we all benefit.
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They've got the cash. They want something sporty with status. So they take the groovy Bimmer with the nifty holes in the hood! It's the expensive one so they know it's good.
Wait... isn't that why everyone gets an M3?
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Majority of M buyers are more like this guy than like an M3post'r. Not judging. True enthusiasts are the minority.
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Majority of M buyers are more like this guy than like an M3post'r. Not judging. True enthusiasts are the minority.
truth.
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      01-05-2011, 10:26 AM   #33
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Him (staring at mine): is this a 2003?



+1 funny conversation though
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      01-05-2011, 10:39 AM   #34
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This is the funniest thing I have heard in a while! I hate talking to people about the car who are absolutely clueless.....You should have asked him if his car can go forward and backwards too because yours can. lol Or ask him if the front of his car lights up at night too lol
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      01-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #35
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How sure are you that the guy wasn't just making fun of you since you parked next to him and took his bait on "oh another m3"?
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      01-05-2011, 12:01 PM   #36
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How sure are you that the guy wasn't just making fun of you since you parked next to him and took his bait on "oh another m3"?
Oh, you should have seen him evaluating my car from different angels before he came up with his conclusion "is this a 2003?"
he looked like the expert, I thought he was gonna say " your right rear tire needs 2more PSIs"
I actually remembered another piece too:
Him: is there any differences between my 2009 and 2011.
Me: I don't think so, I believe the 2008 had an old IDrive that they updated in our models.
Him: yeah, that's good, makes the car go smoother (moving his right hand like an airplane taking off)
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I saw an older asian lady (maybe in her 50's-60's) driving an M5 around town. She looked completely out of place in that car. I was sure she just asked to buy the most expensive 5 series BMW made. Probably happens a lot.
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      01-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #38
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Moral of the story... If M3's were only available in stick shift this sort of conversation would never happen.

The consequences have already been eloquently stated:

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Btw, this is why BMW will have pretty much the same (if not more) sales when they make a 4000+lb, turbocharged, DCT only F3x M3.
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      01-05-2011, 05:59 PM   #39
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Would it be too much to ask that the BMW Salesmen actually vet the customers to check that they're worthy?!

Graeme
Maybe a written test first.
. How many cylinders.
. What country is it made in.
. 0 - 60 and 1/4 mile times.
. Type of leather.
. Difference between SMG and DCT.
. Type of oil.
. etc.

Then, if you pass the written, you take a practical test in a 6MT 335 before you get to test drive an M3. Then, finally, if you pass that they run the credit check. And if you fail you only get two more tries, each at least a month apart.



Hey, I could start a one-day, written test prep course for potential M3 buyers. Sounds like a plan. I like your idea.


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How sure are you that the guy wasn't just making fun of you since you parked next to him and took his bait on "oh another m3"?
Oh, you should have seen him evaluating my car from different angels before he came up with his conclusion "is this a 2003?"
he looked like the expert, I thought he was gonna say " your right rear tire needs 2more PSIs"
I actually remembered another piece too:
Him: is there any differences between my 2009 and 2011.
Me: I don't think so, I believe the 2008 had an old IDrive that they updated in our models.
Him: yeah, that's good, makes the car go smoother (moving his right hand like an airplane taking off)
The way you wrote the story is really great I can read it over and over and still laugh.
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      01-05-2011, 06:05 PM   #41
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maybe not even his car.
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and now he's posting on a different forum, "hey guys i had some fun today with this other m3 owner"
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I bet some of these owners bought the car because their kid talked them into it.
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