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      04-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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Am I having too much fun driving my M3?

I've had this 09 m3 since october and I find myself every day trying to find a longer way to and from work or the beer store just to drive the car a little more. I especially look for any roads which are new and have curves or nice round abouts. Please tell me I'm not the only one who tries to make a 20 mile trip out of my 5 mile drive to work just for the fun of it, even with the rising gas prices. 93 pump gas is now around $4.10/gal here.
I'll even end up making multiple trips out to the store in a week just to get more driving time in, which is something I never used to do. Please tell me this fun doesn't get old.
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      04-17-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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I've had this 09 m3 since october and I find myself every day trying to find a longer way to and from work or the beer store just to drive the car a little more. I especially look for any roads which are new and have curves or nice round abouts. Please tell me I'm not the only one who tries to make a 20 mile trip out of my 5 mile drive to work just for the fun of it, even with the rising gas prices. 93 pump gas is now around $4.10/gal here.
I'll even end up making multiple trips out to the store in a week just to get more driving time in, which is something I never used to do. Please tell me this fun doesn't get old.
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i did the same thing today. I was bored at home, decided to take the car out for a drive, filled up gas, drove some more. actually i do this at least once a week. lol
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      04-17-2011, 11:48 PM   #3
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I drive for pleasure wayyy to much youre not alone. this weekend I feel like I filled up everyday.. $70 each time Fckk.
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      04-18-2011, 01:05 AM   #4
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I drive for pleasure wayyy to much youre not alone. this weekend I feel like I filled up everyday.. $70 each time Fckk.
Good to see I'm not alone. Now I just have to figure out how to stop my girl from getting mad at me that I spend more time with my car than I do her with her.
The gas prices do worry me a little. I have a friend in Canada who told me today he pays $1.49/Liter which is $5.60 a gallon so to fill up our cars it is $96 and since we are nearly 1 to 1 exchange rate this isn't too far off from an actual price. I'll still buy the tank of gas when it gets to $5 a gallon. My investment firm has gas slated to hit 5 to 7 dollars a gallon $USD by summer. I may have to cut back some of my "joy riding" if it goes that high.

I really just wanted to own the one and only V8 M3 before the EPA forces BMW to switch to a turbo 6cyl in (2014?) correct me if I'm wrong on the year, but I know the V8 will never be in an M3 again so I had to own one. I will probably never sell it and will continue to keep it just because I cant find it again if I sell it.

Maybe the turbo 6 will be just as quick, but I love the sound of the v8 individual throttle bodies as I push past 3 Digits before the end of the interstate onramp. Even at that point the car wants to go faster, but sanity says lift the foot off the gas.

I get out with this MASSIVE grin every time I drive it.
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      04-18-2011, 03:00 AM   #5
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Haha I thought i am the only one. I tend to change gear a lot too lol
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      04-18-2011, 03:21 AM   #7
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I've had this 09 m3 since october and I find myself every day trying to find a longer way to and from work or the beer store just to drive the car a little more. I especially look for any roads which are new and have curves or nice round abouts. Please tell me I'm not the only one who tries to make a 20 mile trip out of my 5 mile drive to work just for the fun of it, even with the rising gas prices. 93 pump gas is now around $4.10/gal here.
I'll even end up making multiple trips out to the store in a week just to get more driving time in, which is something I never used to do. Please tell me this fun doesn't get old.
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      04-18-2011, 03:21 AM   #8
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I love driving for pleasure. However with gas prices on the rise my wife and I will most likely use the M for weekend and both get our Motor Cycle license for more pleasure and less gas consumption.
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      04-18-2011, 03:39 AM   #9
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It's 2 in the morning, and as soon as I get off the forum, Im gonna go get gas (the LONG way). Gas prices is irrelevant to me, its inevitable, so what the heck. DRIVE you ///M !
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      04-18-2011, 03:59 AM   #10
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It's 2 in the morning, and as soon as I get off the forum, Im gonna go get gas (the LONG way). Gas prices is irrelevant to me, its inevitable, so what the heck. DRIVE you ///M !
So, I'm at the pump and it's $4.11a gal. And it's taking forever to fill up. LoL
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      04-18-2011, 05:25 AM   #11
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Then we pay $0.10 more a litre for premium (98RON)... So in AUS $1.54 a litre over Easter. Heh.
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      04-18-2011, 05:28 AM   #12
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My ~5 mile work commute generally is at least ~10miles on the way there, sometimes ~20 miles on the way home. I love driving the car, that's why we bought 'em.
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      04-18-2011, 06:50 AM   #13
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So, I'm at the pump and it's $4.11a gal. And it's taking forever to fill up. LoL
I love the time stamp on this post!
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      04-18-2011, 09:26 AM   #14
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It's 2 in the morning, and as soon as I get off the forum, Im gonna go get gas (the LONG way). Gas prices is irrelevant to me, its inevitable, so what the heck. DRIVE you ///M !
So, I'm at the pump and it's $4.11a gal. And it's taking forever to fill up. LoL
HA 4.11, we paid that price 6 weeks ago here in socal. Filled up last night @ 4.40$
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      04-18-2011, 09:50 AM   #15
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thats true car enthusiasm man! im sure everyone here is more then glad to hear it and we all do it
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my car is not my DD (nor a M3 either ), but i sometimes take it to work on Fridays, go the long way around the city to get there, and end up going for a 2-hr road trip around the city for no reason after work... in the summer, i take the top down, drive 25 min to go to the liquor store, when there's one about 2 minutes from my place... i hate going shopping with my fiancee, except when there's a 30-minute drive to get there... i drove 12-hr in one week-end once to go pick up a friend who lives 3 hrs away so that she can spend the week-end in town...
bottom line is, i think we all drive the extra mile for no reason because we love driving our cars
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      04-18-2011, 11:03 AM   #17
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93 octane is currently 4.23/gal

Yes I love driving late, the later the better!
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      04-18-2011, 11:48 AM   #18
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I def find reasons to get out of the house just so I can drive the M even if I don't need anything. No way I'm finding a longer way home from work though!
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I guess I am not alone in this late night M madness. I spend hours in garage washing and waxing and beg my wife to run out and get anything she may need from the store. She says I look like a little boy when I'm leaving the house to drive my car.

Now I just traded a beautiful Mercedes E63, 507hp sedan, which was by all means an awesome car, so I am no stranger to cars. But the M3 is just plain fun to drive and it never gets old. I'm so glad I bought the M3 and not a 911...

Take the long way home.
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      04-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #20
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Lol I'm glad to hear that. How Many miles do you have on it?
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      04-18-2011, 12:16 PM   #21
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You can never have too much fun. I find myself just grinning anymore when flooring it because this car is so fast. It keeps getting better.
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Now is when stopping-flip it over to manual mode an downshift-from 3-2 at about 4500k. It sounds amazing.

Only thing that will bite you in the ass is gas prices and cops.
From Feb. It's already 25$ more to fill up.
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