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      02-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Saw an M6 on the highway today ---- disappointing!

In the are I live I rarely see another E90 let alone an M6. I was driving on the highway at about 75MPH when I spoted a 6 series up ahead in the other lane, and he was holding up traffic behind him. Then I noticed it was an M6 and got excited. I got up next to him, rev'd a bit to see if he would look over, accelerated fast, came back next to him and I didn't get so much as a look from him. Really dissapointing when I see these guy's driving high performance sport cars and they live a ho-hum life because their driver's aren't enthusastic about the car they're driving. Kind of sad really.

I really was hoping the guy would look over, smile and then floor it. Oh, well.

Oh yeah, remember how I said I rarely see another E90 where I live. Turns out, I pull out of my parking spot (one that someone should have paid me $10 for---one of the best spots I've parked in), the car behind me waiting pulls in and then right behind him is another E90. I would have waited there for the other guy to pass if I knew he was there so that he could've taken my spot.

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      02-16-2007, 09:12 PM   #2
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they dont wanna wreck that machine. M6
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      02-16-2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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they dont wanna wreck that machine. M6
Since I've driven all the M cars I say this from experience:

Pick the M3
If you want ultra responsiveness and the best handling, it doesn't get any better than the M3. It will flatter your driving abilities and make you look like a pro while feeling in total control at all times.

Pick the M6
Lots of power and a great interior but it doesn't flatter your driving skills like the M3. If you know how to drive really well the M6 is a great car and will impress but it's a little like the Dodge Viper in terms of high performance handling in my opinion---hard to control.

Pick the M5
The perfect blend between the M6 and M3. It doesn't handle as well as the M3, but it does handle much better than the M6 and boosts a very similar interior. It's almost 20 grand cheaper, too.
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Lol you should come to our meets!!!
You live in an area with a lot of wealth so I'm not surprised. Tampa isn't exactly poor man's land by any means at all but it's not like Boca Raton/Miami or Los Angeles/Beverly Hills either.
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Hey bmwexec, I was on the Courtney Campbell this morning around 7:15am and I had passed an older 3 series. Just as I was going up that bridge portion I saw this BMW just closing the distance like crazy in my rear-view, but it couldn't have been the same 3 series I passed. So I'm doing about 80 and this guy is really on my tail. The best part is I'd floor it, let off, and he'd be way behind, catch up, I'd repeat LOL... and since I'm going that fast I wasn't about to slow down just to make him happy and pass me, so I kept up with traffic and switched lanes when appropriate. But I had a friend with me this morning so I wasn't about to keep that up long either. I switched lanes and finally let him pass and saw that it was an older 5 series.
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You live in an area with a lot of wealth so I'm not surprised. Tampa isn't exactly poor man's land by any means at all but it's not like Boca Raton/Miami or Los Angeles/Beverly Hills either.
yeah yesterday i went across the street like 1 mile to mcdonalds and a continental gt was in front of my at the drive through and then when i was comign back there was one leaving my street. then today i went like 3 miles to the fish store and i saw one on the way there and one on the way back. continental gts are becoming as popular as stupid sl500s.
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Hey bmwexec, I was on the Courtney Campbell this morning around 7:15am and I had passed an older 3 series. Just as I was going up that bridge portion I saw this BMW just closing the distance like crazy in my rear-view, but it couldn't have been the same 3 series I passed. So I'm doing about 80 and this guy is really on my tail. The best part is I'd floor it, let off, and he'd be way behind, catch up, I'd repeat LOL... and since I'm going that fast I wasn't about to slow down just to make him happy and pass me, so I kept up with traffic and switched lanes when appropriate. But I had a friend with me this morning so I wasn't about to keep that up long either. I switched lanes and finally let him pass and saw that it was an older 5 series.
LOL. Yeah, the Courtney Campbell is great for fast driving. For some reason though I never seem able to make it past 135MPH on the bridge. I either get scared a cop is going to fly out of nowhere and tag me or that the one car that's coming up ahead of me is a cop. Since I'm going so fast it's hard to tell if it's a cop up ahead before it's too late. Tonight coming back from International Plaza I got up to 120MPH before I had to hit the brakes HARD. I was at 115MPH when I noticed I was getting really close to the car ahead of me but I made it my goal to get up to 120MPH. In those few seconds I was getting a little nervous. Finally I hit 120 and slowed way down. All the way down to 60MPH I think it was. Freakin' old people living in Florida.
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yeah yesterday i went across the street like 1 mile to mcdonalds and a continental gt was in front of my at the drive through and then when i was comign back there was one leaving my street. then today i went like 3 miles to the fish store and i saw one on the way there and one on the way back. continental gts are becoming as popular as stupid sl500s.
Bentley Continental GT is an incredible car. At high speed if you hit the gas, that thing goes like nothing else. It's faster than an M5 or M6 at high speeds, at least as far as acceleration goes. V12....

I remember my father telling me that's the car he wanted to get for his next car. That was when he thought the MSRP was $90K. Then he found out it was $165K (or around there I think).
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In the are I live I rarely see another E90 let alone an M6. I was driving on the highway at about 75MPH when I spoted a 6 series up ahead in the other lane, and he was holding up traffic behind him.
I really was hoping the guy would look over, smile and then floor it. Oh, well.



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I know what you mean. I don't see a large amount of Bimmers, especially those that are modded. Each time I see an e90 or something, I expect the driver to look over at me, and acknowledge me. Nothing. It's always a mom talking on the phone or something. I'm like, don't you guys know you're driving the ultimate driving machine!!!
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nice, but i prefer the SL55 AMG
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I really was hoping the guy would look over, smile and then floor it. Oh, well.
not to be rude mate, but i never bother flooring my car unless i see something of similar calibre or better... So unless i see a 55AMG , ///M5/6, Alpina B5/B7 or a porsche 997 i just dont bother. Not for a 3-series anyway
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yeah yesterday i went across the street like 1 mile to mcdonalds and a continental gt was in front of my at the drive through and then when i was comign back there was one leaving my street. then today i went like 3 miles to the fish store and i saw one on the way there and one on the way back. continental gts are becoming as popular as stupid sl500s.
i went to the beach last night and it's like a giant joke. i mustve seen 6 murcielagos.
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I don't see many E90's either. Maybe 2-3 times a week and its always someone who seems to care less about the car their driving. Other than my dads 330i with ZSP, I NEVER see E90's with ZSP in my area. Saw the first E90 335i with zsp last week. I maybe see 1-2 high class cars a month. Never a Conti GT, some maserati's, typically higher end AMG's, haven't seen an M5 or M6 in about a year.

I guess I either don't see them, or people aren't buying or driving them. I'll be seeing a lot of my aunts new M5 though hehe.
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I know what you mean. I don't see a large amount of Bimmers, especially those that are modded. Each time I see an e90 or something, I expect the driver to look over at me, and acknowledge me. Nothing. It's always a mom talking on the phone or something. I'm like, don't you guys know you're driving the ultimate driving machine!!!
thats because we havent met
but its the same thing here, mature women drive most of the e90s i see...very few guys, some chicks but plenty of moms...where are them milfs
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M6 doesnt cut it for me either. It really looks like its sitting on stilts... Not what I would expect from an M car...

I would rather have an M5 than an M3 though considering each of their pro's and con's...
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you don't know how many times i've been denied a look or wave or nod when i go up to them
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I live in Nashville and we have some nice cars driving around here ex:
Porsche Carrera GT
a few Lambo Gallardo's
a few Bentley Conti GT's
a few Bentley Flying Spurs
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and lol all of these are my dads friends so they come to out house sometime but he does drive an S55 Amg which is still fast I guess
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maybe the m6 wasn't broken in yet? if i had the m6, i would have my times of spirited driving, but i would cruise that thing slow so everyone could see me LOL
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An elder guy at my dealership (i'm not sure if he's management or sales) has a black M6. It was parked in the back when I got my car. Yumm
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I love the m6s thier sick expecially the roof
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not to be rude mate, but i never bother flooring my car unless i see something of similar calibre or better... So unless i see a 55AMG , ///M5/6, Alpina B5/B7 or a porsche 997 i just dont bother. Not for a 3-series anyway
Is it time to remind you about the 330i m-sport and CLS 55 AMG times round the West Circuit at Bedford ?

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