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      09-04-2011, 05:27 PM   #23
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Both gearbox options are awesome. Get what u want, but you can't go wrong.
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      09-04-2011, 05:52 PM   #24
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Both gearbox options are awesome. Get what u want, but you can't go wrong.

I can drive either. I don't think I would be disappointed either way, but my only concern is her driving it.. Especially when she parks
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      09-04-2011, 05:54 PM   #25
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get your car for yourself. Pick w.e you want and just tell her not to drive it too much if you do get dct. & than go buy her something nice.
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      09-04-2011, 06:27 PM   #26
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My gf isn't a bad driver but I would never let her drive my M3. I would be repairing wheels once a week. No one can care about your car or understand how special it is but you.
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"Oh, I think I may have rubbed it on the curb a little. You can fix that, right?"
"I parked it by the cart collection point, one got away from someone and hit the back panel thingy."
"I was going to park and I think I heard a scraping noise from the front bumper when I got right up on the curb. Youre not mad are you?"
"Its only melted chocolate on the seat, itll come off."
"I opened a soda and it sprayed on the inside roof liner thing."
"Wal-Mart 87 is ok, right?"


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      09-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #27
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This.

"Oh, I think I may have rubbed it on the curb a little. You can fix that, right?"
"I parked it by the cart collection point, one got away from someone and hit the back panel thingy."
"I was going to park and I think I heard a scraping noise from the front bumper when I got right up on the curb. Youre not mad are you?"
"Its only melted chocolate on the seat, itll come off."
"I opened a soda and it sprayed on the inside roof liner thing."
"Wal-Mart 87 is ok, right?"


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      09-04-2011, 06:37 PM   #28
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"Oh, I think I may have rubbed it on the curb a little. You can fix that, right?"
"I parked it by the cart collection point, one got away from someone and hit the back panel thingy."
"I was going to park and I think I heard a scraping noise from the front bumper when I got right up on the curb. Youre not mad are you?"
"Its only melted chocolate on the seat, itll come off."
"I opened a soda and it sprayed on the inside roof liner thing."
"Wal-Mart 87 is ok, right?"
I'm lucky if I get told anything at all. I once came home from a business trip to a huge yellow scrape on the front air dam. Not a single word about it
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      09-04-2011, 06:37 PM   #29
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yep what he said. she knows how much i love my car but most women and for that matter most men arent really enthusiasts and cant understand.
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yep what he said. she knows how much i love my car but most women and for that matter most men arent really enthusiasts and cant understand.

I hear you bud, trust me! My ex-devil-wife screwed up my tranni sync rings on one of my car's once. Get what you want, lay down the law or hide the keys. But remember, an M3 cost a hell of alot less than a divorce...not that I'm saying she will divorce you for not letting her drive your M car, but I'm just saying. lol

Good luck man!
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      09-04-2011, 08:00 PM   #31
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lay down the law
do this be nice but firm, let her have something else that you dont mess with like a plant
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do this be nice but firm, let her have something else that you dont mess with like a plant


lol!
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      09-04-2011, 08:07 PM   #33
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while i agree DCT is a great tranny. Nothing is more fun to drive than a 6 MT IMHO.
Oh god...not again !!!!!!!
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      09-04-2011, 09:17 PM   #34
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This.

"Oh, I think I may have rubbed it on the curb a little. You can fix that, right?"
"I parked it by the cart collection point, one got away from someone and hit the back panel thingy."
"I was going to park and I think I heard a scraping noise from the front bumper when I got right up on the curb. Youre not mad are you?"
"Its only melted chocolate on the seat, itll come off."
"I opened a soda and it sprayed on the inside roof liner thing."
"Wal-Mart 87 is ok, right?"


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LOL! I'm more car crazy than my husband so I never understood this..... I keep my cars pristine, and have never curb rash'd a wheel.

OP, maybe it's because your wife has that Cayenne. If she liked stealing your smaller, more nimble 328, she's going to love stealing your M.

I'm going to sound super sexist, and I'm a woman, but if she won't take care of your M, get the stick!
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      09-04-2011, 09:26 PM   #35
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Haha so I left the thread open on my Mac and she was reading it, then asks me: "can you believe someone would actually do something like that?"
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      09-04-2011, 11:14 PM   #36
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Haha so I left the thread open on my Mac and she was reading it, then asks me: "can you believe someone would actually do something like that?"
so much win!
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      09-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #37
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thats actually a very important decision to make when you buy the Car.
Buy a DCT and tell her its manual !
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      09-05-2011, 07:27 AM   #38
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Not only did I get a manual transmission to keep my wife out, but also got the coupe so my three kids can't be in back at the same time. Next project is to partition the garage and lock the side the M will live in
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trust me, 95 % of the women dont know how the dct shift knob work.
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      09-05-2011, 08:02 AM   #40
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get DCT with gintani race and catless x pipe. 99% of women would dread sitting in it
Guess I have that 1%. I do that to my M and I will never get to drive it. Mine had me put Borla Stingers on her Vette. Loved it.
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This.

"Oh, I think I may have rubbed it on the curb a little. You can fix that, right?"
"I parked it by the cart collection point, one got away from someone and hit the back panel thingy."
"I was going to park and I think I heard a scraping noise from the front bumper when I got right up on the curb. Youre not mad are you?"
"Its only melted chocolate on the seat, itll come off."
"I opened a soda and it sprayed on the inside roof liner thing."
"Wal-Mart 87 is ok, right?"


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      09-05-2011, 01:14 PM   #42
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get what the both of you can enjoy. Just tell her to be careful when she does take it out for a spin.
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i told my gf last night about the getting a plant post, she laughed.
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I will be ordering the 2012 m3 soon, however, as much as I want to get the automatic, I\'m debating to get stick (I\'ve driven stick for a while) just so that my wife can\'t drive it.
Am I doing too much evil thinking in not letting my wife drive it, or just get automatic and roll with the punches?

I\'d appreciate some input from you guys.

Thanks
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