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I live my life a quarter mile at a time 5 6.49%
More often than not I make it go WOT 16 20.78%
Calm, collected and occasionally spirited 45 58.44%
Sometimes you gotta let them know who's boss 11 14.29%
Slow and steady wins the race 0 0%
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      04-23-2017, 02:05 PM   #1
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So with the weather improving and cars coming out of storage, I was curious how everyone drives their car on public roads.

Do you get on it every chance you get or do you take it easy?

Personally, in the city where the limits range from 40-50 km/h, I follow all the rules except speed with a usual 15ish km/h over the limit except in residential/school zones. On the highways where the limit is 100 km/h, I'm usually 20-30 over which is the flow of traffic usually.

I tend to avoid racing anyone due to not knowing how competent they are behind the wheel. I'm no pro either, but I'd rather wot it every now and then by myself when the conditions are as safe as possible. I feel that when another vehicle is involved, people tend to get more emotional which can lead to mistakes.
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      04-23-2017, 02:32 PM   #2
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The E92 M3 begs to be let out. And I hate to see it beg.
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      04-23-2017, 02:43 PM   #3
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Seems we have similar driving style Xander. Need to stay below 30km/h over limit to keep the licence (learning the hard way...). Usually stomp only when alone, however on rare occasions I simply can't help myself but to serve a quick lesson when a racer comes up...😎
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      04-23-2017, 02:55 PM   #4
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Seems we have similar driving style Xander. Need to stay below 30km/h over limit to keep the licence (learning the hard way...). Usually stomp only when alone, however on rare occasions I simply can't help myself but to serve a quick lesson when a racer comes up...😎
In Ontario, 50 km/h over the limit means roadside vehicle seizure with 1 week impound and license suspension, summons to court plus up to $10,000 fine, $2,000 minimum on first offence. The charge is called stunt driving.

Thank you liberal government!
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      04-23-2017, 03:32 PM   #5
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Here are some speedcam locations from the Euro-zone...
I'm somewhere the middle (Belgium) where it is blood red and honestly I'm f@cking tired from the money stealing !
Last week they used during the Belgian speedcam marathon recycling containers with speedcams in it along our roads !

Damn you Belgian speedcam s@ckers !!!
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      04-23-2017, 04:21 PM   #6
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You've got to be a TV star Phil!
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      04-23-2017, 04:50 PM   #7
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You've got to be a TV star Phil!
Yeah right ,Nik you know what ?
I always smile (show my teeth) while I drive in Belgium !

You know....It's for the pictures
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      04-23-2017, 04:59 PM   #8
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The way I look at it, I rather put miles on my car that I enjoy than not enjoy. Why spend 50 miles a day driving in traffic when you can use those 50 miles on backroads or canyons? plus, these cars are funner at 8400RPM
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The way I look at it, I rather put miles on my car that I enjoy than not enjoy. Why spend 50 miles a day driving in traffic when you can use those 50 miles on backroads or canyons? plus, these cars are funner at 8400RPM
Definitely respect your opnion, man. I would assume you don't DD your car.
But I DD cars I love all the time unless it is some kind of exotic cars. Hell, I would probably DD a GTR if it is as affordable as it was back in around 2010.
My m3 is my DD, but I love driving it in any kind of traffic condition.

Stop and go traffic? No problem, I appreciate DCT auto mode even more. It also gives me more chances to accelerate.
Once the road opens up, I just hit M button and let it loose. I love seeing shifter light rolling up to red.
Already put over 1000 miles in my 2 weeks ownership, can't stop driving this thing.
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Here are some speedcam locations from the Euro-zone...
I'm somewhere the middle (Belgium) where it is blood red and honestly I'm f@cking tired from the money stealing !
Last week they used during the Belgian speedcam marathon recycling containers with speedcams in it along our roads !

Damn you Belgian speedcam s@ckers !!!
Sweet merciful Jesus! That is a lot of revenue!
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Sweet merciful Jesus! That is a lot of revenue!
Not Jesus ..It is work from the devil himself !
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      04-24-2017, 10:39 AM   #12
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Not Jesus ..It is work from the devil himself !
I stand corrected
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      04-25-2017, 10:24 AM   #13
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I DD my 6MT 66 miles everyday and I couldn't be happier. She's not happy under 4,000 RPM and I am happy to oblige. Not related to my M3, but whenever I drive my truck through areas with speed cams or tolls, I just drop my tailgate and drive on through... (No front plates in Michigan)

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      04-25-2017, 10:29 AM   #14
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Where the choice, only at the track
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      04-25-2017, 11:05 AM   #15
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Where the choice, only at the track
I thought about adding it but since the post is about driving on public roads, I decided against it.

I imagine that on the track people drive as hard as their skills allow
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      04-25-2017, 11:45 AM   #16
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Makes sense. I generally drive my other vehicles pretty tame on the street and let er go on the track
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      04-25-2017, 01:38 PM   #17
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Impressive, so 60% of M3 drivers are mature. Nice.
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      04-25-2017, 03:19 PM   #18
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Impressive, so 60% of M3 drivers are mature. Nice.
Or just don't want to incriminate themselves
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Impressive, so 60% of M3 drivers are mature. Nice.
In my opinion, opening up a performance car often while also being in control isn't a matter of maturity. Life is all about the number of smiles.
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Got flipped the bird 4 times today first time out all year ? and I wasn't even drive like an ass. Ppl try to merge onto oncoming traffic if there's no one behind me I'm not letting u go by the second time this happened I had to open it up on them.
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