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      06-29-2011, 08:57 AM   #45
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Hahaha, all of those are so true in my case, except I don't have children. But something interesting. As I said earlier, I'm on a vacation with my family, including my sister's 5 kids. Her two oldest, 15 and 14 years old, have gotten addicted to watching Top Gear UK on my laptop. So now all they want to do at night is come over and watch Top Gear episodes with me (I've got every episode, including a lot of the old, original show). I'm such a proud uncle!
You need to hook a brother up with those files.
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      06-29-2011, 11:28 AM   #47
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Haha... you let people eat KFC before getting into your car!?

I used to be pretty obsessive, but racing has taught me to look at cars more as tools. (Not that I don't keep my tools clean and in good condition, too, but they're definitely meant to be used, not sealed away.) And being a dad has taught me to relax about some things because I just don't have time to keep everything as clean as I like, but I still try.
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"Come on, guys... It's just a car."

You know when you are making too much money...when you say the M3 is "Just a car", and that $5 million dollar house on the cliff overlooking the ocean is 'just a house".
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You know when you are making too much money...when you say the M3 is "Just a car", and that $5 million dollar house on the cliff overlooking the ocean is 'just a house".
I used quotes and the sarcasm emoticon to capture and subsequently mock the sentiment of some of the other posters on here. That quote came directly from the thread about whether or not you let people eat in the car. Some members were like "Come on guys, it's just a car."

Clearly, to most of us, it's not just a car. This thread was the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that.
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I'll rain on the parade a bit by saying when you walk away from a car crash or the house burns down and nobody gets hurt... it really is "just a car" or "just a house"... Things can be replaced (pretty much), but flesh and blood can't (usually).
And being able to walk away from a crash is one reason I like driving BMWs... they're tough and they do a great job of protecting the people inside :-)
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I'll rain on the parade a bit by saying when you walk away from a car crash or the house burns down and nobody gets hurt... it really is "just a car" or "just a house"... Things can be replaced (pretty much), but flesh and blood can't (usually).
And being able to walk away from a crash is one reason I like driving BMWs... they're tough and they do a great job of protecting the people inside :-)
Shout out to Austin, TX! Love that city.

Anyway, I agree with what your saying. To me, the M3 is more than just a car but at the end of the day, it is still a material possession. I think its important to never lose sight of that. Being surrounded by friends and family, having a successful career and finding inner happiness is all more important than putting the car before everything else.

But, in my case, what is unique about the M3 (speaking generally with respect to both my M3s), is that it represents what I have wanted for so long and what I have done to get it. This car is the perfect embodiment of who i am and where i've come from. I'm sure many others feel the same way.
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      06-29-2011, 05:53 PM   #54
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Shout out to Austin, TX! Love that city.

Anyway, I agree with what your saying. To me, the M3 is more than just a car but at the end of the day, it is still a material possession. I think its important to never lose sight of that. Being surrounded by friends and family, having a successful career and finding inner happiness is all more important than putting the car before everything else.

But, in my case, what is unique about the M3 (speaking generally with respect to both my M3s), is that it represents what I have wanted for so long and what I have done to get it. This car is the perfect embodiment of who i am and where i've come from. I'm sure many others feel the same way.
I dont think anybody here is saying that they would save their car from a fire before their kid. That would be terrible. I think what we are all saying is that we all like having nice things and we appreciate the nice things that we do have; therefore, we want to take very good care of the things that are special to us. There is nothing wrong with taking care of your possessions. What might be excessive to one person might be normal to another; just like in cleaning, or personal hygiene, or earning potential and living style.
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      06-29-2011, 09:37 PM   #55
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      06-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #56
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That's just stupid... why would you get in the car with dirty feet?
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That's just stupid... why would you get in the car with dirty feet?
your shoes dont have to have "dirt" on it to be dirty....imagine, ur at a bar or a club and u use the urinal right before you leave...then get right into your car? after you've stepped on god knows how many strangers' piss?...
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I dont think anybody here is saying that they would save their car from a fire before their kid. That would be terrible. I think what we are all saying is that we all like having nice things and we appreciate the nice things that we do have; therefore, we want to take very good care of the things that are special to us. There is nothing wrong with taking care of your possessions. What might be excessive to one person might be normal to another; just like in cleaning, or personal hygiene, or earning potential and living style.
Actually I disagree there. That marijuana bloke would definitely save his car if it was burning down in his garage, over his wife.
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I dont think anybody here is saying that they would save their car from a fire before their kid. That would be terrible. I think what we are all saying is that we all like having nice things and we appreciate the nice things that we do have; therefore, we want to take very good care of the things that are special to us. There is nothing wrong with taking care of your possessions. What might be excessive to one person might be normal to another; just like in cleaning, or personal hygiene, or earning potential and living style.
Dunno know. Some M3 owners may...
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You park in this spot every day, even though it takes you 5 extra minutes to get to your office.

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You park in this spot every day, even though it takes you 5 extra minutes to get to your office.

I get to the office 2 hours before anyone else... And, um, it's so I can get more work done... Not to mention that I can just happen to see my car from my office window everyday since I'm there before everyone else ...
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You take a vacation day to detail your car
That's the only way I ever get to do a decent job of washing/waxing/etc... Weekends are full of honey-dos and it's easier to steal time from work than from my family sometimes!
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When you drive your m3 to the beach even though your family is going to cover it in sand, icecream etc (before they even get in it, had to pick a gummy bear out the sliding top on the centre console in the back the other day!) because you love to drive it....

...working on getting an x5....will partly solve this problem

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