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      02-04-2012, 08:34 AM   #1
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Have been searching for 6 months for the right car. Wife and I went to pick up her 08 X5 from service Thursday. Our salesman greeted us, and asked me if I had found anything yet. I hadn't, so he took me over to an 08 M3 they just got in. My wife left to go shopping and I took a test drive. Was looking at M5s, AMG Mercedes, and Porsches, but hadn't pulled the trigger yet. I had never been in an M3 before Thursday. Had always wanted 6 speed. 5 minutes changed all that. This is the first test drive where I got finished and had to have the car. Long story short, bought it the next day. This is the first impulse buy I have ever had. I am amazed at my new car. 4th BMW I've owned, only one I plan on keeping for a while. It is Graphite with 26k on it. Looks brand new. Countdown is on until first ticket. I know it is coming. Wife came home from work and shook her head when she saw what was in the driveway. She is happy that I will stop looking at every car lot when we go out I am like a schoolboy.
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Yes I got DCT. It is an 08. I think I am in love.
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Have been searching for 6 months for the right car. Wife and I went to pick up her 08 X5 from service Thursday. Our salesman greeted us, and asked me if I had found anything yet. I hadn't, so he took me over to an 08 M3 they just got in. My wife left to go shopping and I took a test drive. Was looking at M5s, AMG Mercedes, and Porsches, but hadn't pulled the trigger yet. I had never been in an M3 before Thursday. Had always wanted 6 speed. 5 minutes changed all that. This is the first test drive where I got finished and had to have the car. Long story short, bought it the next day. This is the first impulse buy I have ever had. I am amazed at my new car. 4th BMW I've owned, only one I plan on keeping for a while. It is Graphite with 26k on it. Looks brand new. Countdown is on until first ticket. I know it is coming. Wife came home from work and shook her head when she saw what was in the driveway. She is happy that I will stop looking at every car lot when we go out I am like a schoolboy.
Congratulations on your find and Happy & Safe Travels

(was a similar situation when I got my first M3 in 2004 it was a e46 once I tock it for a test drive there was no going back - yes I to acted like a schoolboy, now on my third M3 and still smile from ear to ear when I drive my car).
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Yes I got DCT. It is an 08. I think I am in love.
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I think the thing that seperates this car from every other one I've owned, which includes another M3 (e36), an M3(e34), and S4 (B6) and many other fine autos is that I YERN to drive it. It kind of feels like love
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Have been searching for 6 months for the right car. Wife and I went to pick up her 08 X5 from service Thursday. Our salesman greeted us, and asked me if I had found anything yet. I hadn't, so he took me over to an 08 M3 they just got in. My wife left to go shopping and I took a test drive. Was looking at M5s, AMG Mercedes, and Porsches, but hadn't pulled the trigger yet. I had never been in an M3 before Thursday. Had always wanted 6 speed. 5 minutes changed all that. This is the first test drive where I got finished and had to have the car. Long story short, bought it the next day. This is the first impulse buy I have ever had. I am amazed at my new car. 4th BMW I've owned, only one I plan on keeping for a while. It is Graphite with 26k on it. Looks brand new. Countdown is on until first ticket. I know it is coming. Wife came home from work and shook her head when she saw what was in the driveway. She is happy that I will stop looking at every car lot when we go out I am like a schoolboy.
Haha, great story. Congrats!! Post pics for us M-o-holics!
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      02-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #11
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nice the way you put this ... so very true
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..."Countdown is on until first ticket. I know it is coming. Wife came home from work and shook her head when she saw what was in the driveway. She is happy that I will (?NOT) stop looking at every car lot when we go out I am like a schoolboy"....

Congrats BeachM..I like most enthusiasts here identify with you have said, enjoy your car
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nice the way you put this ... so very true
I think it actually says something about these cars that people who own them (or who have tested them and will be purchasing them) continue to look forward every day to driving them, and continue to love seeing other M3s posted up by other owners...

Even with only a 335i, I look forward every day to pushing the start button. No other car manufacturer has done that for me. I can't see in our house (going forward) anything else than BMWs for now. I sound like a total fangirl, I know. But I used to think BMWs were over-rated and over-priced. But no longer... True convert here.
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I think it actually says something about these cars that people who own them (or who have tested them and will be purchasing them) continue to look forward every day to driving them, and continue to love seeing other M3s posted up by other owners...

Even with only a 335i, I look forward every day to pushing the start button. No other car manufacturer has done that for me. I can't see in our house (going forward) anything else than BMWs for now. I sound like a total fangirl, I know. But I used to think BMWs were over-rated and over-priced. But no longer... True convert here.
I so agree with you Julie, having driven BMW's for 20 some years now ... my daughter still drives my first one (1987 535is) so much quality goes into those cars and as they say ... you always get what you pay for ... fitting words for a Bimmer
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Good choice man! I impulse bought my 08 M3 with DCT and could not be happier!

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Haha, I love when vendors ask the ol "Any mods planned?" ...oh, and what a company to be a vendor for and be asking that question. Maybe someday I'll be able to give you my business!
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And when that day comes I'll make sure it's the best service you've ever received and leave you grinning ear to ear!
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