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      08-04-2011, 01:40 PM   #23
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man lots of good responses.. thanks for not flaming me! i guess i'll just keep it in M mode and get used to driving it like that for a while - and probably will heed the advice of RTFM lol.


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      08-04-2011, 03:41 PM   #24
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Not always, just when I want to rip around.
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      08-04-2011, 04:26 PM   #25
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I usually have everything set to comfort and then have M mode maxed out for when I want to pass somebody or on and off ramps to the freeway. The bad thing is that I forget to press it sometimes when I am having fun.
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      08-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #26
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Default comfort for normal driving.

Extreme M on all adjustments (except for DSC mode set to MDM) for when I need to release the beast.
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Default comfort for normal driving.

Extreme M on all adjustments (except for DSC mode set to MDM) for when I need to release the beast.
Same. Its either mellow cruising or all business.
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      08-04-2011, 05:08 PM   #28
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First post in a while

If your new to the m3 (or rear drive with LSD and m trickery) be careful with the m-button

In an NZ spec car away, in m-mode its NOT like normal traction control, it will let you do nice long slides and bite you hard if you were not expecting/can't catch it...I have done a lot a very fun and un scientific testing on several track days, when its rained and all the porsche boys have packed up.

Its a hoot but not if there is anything to hit.

That said I punch the m button every second day especially on motorway on ramps when surrounded by concrete! (great party trick!)

Best bit is heal and toeing down shifting after 8 months of practice I can nearly make sound like a DCT nearly 50% of the time, which is one of reason a got a manual...very cool...works best in m mode

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      08-04-2011, 05:16 PM   #29
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Default comfort for normal driving.

Extreme M on all adjustments (except for DSC mode set to MDM) for when I need to release the beast.
+1.
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Always? No.

But, the M's setup for max everything, including DSC off & S6.
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Yes, first thing I do when I get in the car. It's annoying that my '11 w/ M button won't leave car with POWER button setting memorized on key like my '08 did without button. Stupid feature, but I prefer the sensitivity of the gas pedal with it on, so it's an extra step when I get in the car.
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I use to, but for regular driving it doesn't matter much. And I don't like a sensitive throttle when trying to maintain a somewhat constant speed on the highway.
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      08-04-2011, 08:10 PM   #33
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      08-04-2011, 08:17 PM   #34
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First thing I do when I start my car is push the M button. M button 100% of the time.
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      08-04-2011, 09:02 PM   #35
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I'm still in break-in!
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I push the M button as soon as I hit the highway, here in Los Angeles, there is no use to it in the city !
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You can use M mode as soon as you start the car to drive off of the dealership... You may choose not to, but there is nothing wrong with having the M mode on during break-in.
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I always drive in M- unless the engine is cold or there's alot of traffic around....or if my wife is in the car .
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Funny, I find the standard throttle response to be maddening, especially when the car is cold. My smoothness factor is x10 better when throttle is set to sport. It's much more linear feeling to me. So I hit the M button right away. I have the suspension set to comfort, steering to sport, and MDM.
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Plan to use M mode most of the time.
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      08-06-2011, 01:59 PM   #41
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Yes I'm sure this will undoubtedly go to the "Top 10 stupidest Questions" but im curious if people are just leaving the car in M drive all the time or do you drive more conservative and just kick it on for a quick grin..

I've only had my M3 for a month now and this is my first 6MT car so Im a total newb. I have messed around a little bit but still have a ways to go before I can be driving like a douchebag all the time lol. I have noticed that (for me at least) that it takes a little adaptation when moving from regular to M mode in the 6MT. The throttle response is alot quicker so my shifting isnt as smooth - should I just drive in M mode for a few weeks so i get used to it?
People can configure their cars in all sorts of ways, so M mode for one may be different from M mode for another. I am more curious to know how many drive around regularly with the DSC completely off, in MDM mode, or completely on. The car is just a whole helluva lot more fun with the DSC fully off, but by driving without it, you also quickly learn how much the DSC actually does do.
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      08-07-2011, 01:29 AM   #42
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no... i baby mine... only put in M mode when I'm in the mood.
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      08-07-2011, 10:04 PM   #43
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Hello friends, I don't always drive the M3, but when I do; I prefer to drive it in the M mode.
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      08-08-2011, 06:43 AM   #44
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It's funny how many of you think the m button is magical or only for special occasions or open roads
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