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View Poll Results: How are you coping to control you ///M3 desires
I知 a born car freak; I知 looking for a help group. Lets start one. 11 26.83%
My self-control leaves me after a year & I have to have a new one 5 12.20%
I知 trying to find another way to overcome my madness for cars. 0 0%
I try very hard to hang on to my ///M3 for at least 3 years. 3 7.32%
I get something special for my car here and then (mod etc. see my post). 8 19.51%
I wash my car every week & go for long drives this helps me. 5 12.20%
I致e found a friend that is helping me to stay strong and stop looking. 1 2.44%
I知 approaching 2 years now and I think I知 almost over it 0 0%
I致e managed to hang on to mine for 3 years and counting YES !!! 2 4.88%
I知 truly over it and happy with what I have (see my story below). 6 14.63%
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      02-29-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Question How do you control your ///M3 Desire ~ Frenzy

I think it is time to find out how some of you out there have managed to call it a day and not constantly think of getting into a another better more updated ///M car.

In other words, what have you done or what are you doing to break away from this, what I like to call “frenzy” we seem to have sunk into when it comes to our cars. Like no other members on this board we ///M3 drivers seam to be the most active of the bunch when it comes to our beloved car.

It goes without question that the fine folks at BMW’s ///M Division constantly keep our interest in high gear so to speak. Almost if there is a subliminal goats build into our car that simply does not let us rest and be happy or satisfied with what we have now.

This seams to be even harder now with the end of the e9x in sight as we will have to say so long to the beloved V8. I have to be honest, I fall between spot number 3 and 4 below and time will tell how I manage to achieve this goal.

So the question then is;

“How have you or how are you managing to control your desires”

Yes a Poll is in order to answer this lingering question … I’ve thought of 10 altogether in what slot do you see yourself?

Think about it before you vote or comment. Thanks for playing.

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One word: Modding.
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      02-29-2012, 11:35 AM   #3
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I stopped trying to control it.
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Porsches.

I really like my M3 but I'm fine with it the way it is and have no urge to replace or mess with it.

But, I have a 997, am buying a 996TT and slowly creeping around the internet in search of a mint 993 C2S. I just can't get enough 911s
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OP the word you were looking for is "seem", not "seam". The latter is a completely different word. Sorry, I'm OCD like that.

To answer your question, back road drives, cold startups, and admiring my car (especially when driving by a glass building), and that V8 sound help me fall in love with it over and over again. I'm hoping not to be tempted by the F30 and that NA V8 will likely definitely help there, but we'll see. The one thing I really DO wish I had was the F30's HUD.
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Agree with Philip on his point, making it unique to yourself is always fun

While I love driving and hitting the roads, my other passion aside from flying and cars is detailing. I'm NUTS about clean cars. I have to constantly have the perfect smooth as glass finish and the gloss factor has to be off the charts. I'll spend hours cleaning everything.
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With great difficulty. A healthy fear and loathing of speeding tickets somewhat helps.
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One word: Modding.
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This.
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^^ yup!
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I stopped trying to control it.
One day you will gain the upper hand (touch wood) I'm sure of it

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Porsches.

I really like my M3 but I'm fine with it the way it is and have no urge to replace or mess with it.

But, I have a 997, am buying a 996TT and slowly creeping around the internet in search of a mint 993 C2S. I just can't get enough 911s
Porches are fine automobiles I stop at the Porsche Dealership here and then on weekends. Last time I stopped I saw one for $147,000- I think it was a 911 Turbo. I just looked at my M3 parked and said too myself I get two M3's for that cash ... then made my way back to my babe and drove home

Good luck in finding what you are looking for.

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OP the word you were looking for is "seem", not "seam". The latter is a completely different word. Sorry, I'm OCD like that.

Thanks for the heads up ... I've changed the word. It happens to me quite easily since English is not my mother tongue ... thanks again no need to be sorry, I stand to be corrected.

To answer your question, back road drives, cold startups, and admiring my car (especially when driving by a glass building), and that V8 sound help me fall in love with it over and over again. I'm hoping not to be tempted by the F30 and that NA V8 will likely definitely help there, but we'll see. The one thing I really DO wish I had was the F30's HUD.
Of course you are right with what you point out, most of us are behaving in the same way

By HUD did you mean "Heads-Up Display" or did you mean to type Hood?

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Agree with Philip on his point, making it unique to yourself is always fun

While I love driving and hitting the roads, my other passion aside from flying and cars is detailing. I'm NUTS about clean cars. I have to constantly have the perfect smooth as glass finish and the gloss factor has to be off the charts. I'll spend hours cleaning everything.
That is one way to see it as you describe ... I am much like yourself I simply cannot stand dirt on my car(s) they have to be spotless. Once spring arrives my M3 will get his first detailing job

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I am probably going to go a different direction after this car.

I do not find the car to be that exciting to drive. I don't care as much about power anymore, just want something more involving to drive on a day to day basis. I think the next generation M3 will probably be worse in this regard but of course better technically in every way. Of course if they practically give it away like they did the E9X M3 these last few years, I will hard pressed not to get one.

Not sure what I will be replacing it with. May give up on buying the "best-all around car in the world" and go for several more dedicated cars. Still thinking about it.
In 3 years time I will have to go to just one car. In the meantime I will make many a trips in my M3 exploring some of the fun roads and places here up north as well as down south.

Once I change then the car has to fit a certain niche it has to be comfortable for my wife (she loves her C350 4MATIC our DD) and of course satisfy my own needs. All I know is it will not be a M3 since my wife stays clear of my toy unfortunately so it my be the new 3 Series then the 335i or a MB E500 or if I get away with it the MB C63 ... like you I am not sure at this point.

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With great difficulty. A healthy fear and loathing of speeding tickets somewhat helps.
Just remember this next time you get stopped

This lady comes speeding up the road the Highway Patrol Officer hiding behind the tree stops her with his radar gun ...

Officer to Lady "I've been waiting for you all day"

Lady to Officer "Officer I came as fast as I could"



The Officer laughed so hard once he calmed down he let her go with a warning

So good luck to you and be safe



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With great difficulty. A healthy fear and loathing of speeding tickets somewhat helps.
I'm sure they'd left you off with a warning lol


Maybe you should get a good radar detector as well, I love my 9500ix
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There might be some truth to this ... hehehe
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yea i need help.... im about to kill 4 cats cause they like sleeping on top of my cf roof...

my car has been in for sale thread for the last year and just could not do it...
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Mod slowly and you have a different car every 3 or 4 months..............Phil
Good point ... I'm planning a tint job for the windows ... it's a start

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yea i need help.... im about to kill 4 cats cause they like sleeping on top of my cf roof...

my car has been in for sale thread for the last year and just could not do it...
Keep the cats out of the garage Sean

I saw your thread ... looks like the pictures don't show (perhaps it's because I use a Apple Mac) anyway it looks like the attachment below ...
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"Show me a good looking woman and I'll show you the guy who's tired of _____ her."

If your gonna quote that quote..quote it right..
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Show me a good looking woman and I'll show you the guy who's tired of _____ her..

If your gonna quote that quote..quote it right..
That wasn't the quote I was quoting, btw, I don't agree with that quote. Nobody gets 'tired', the word is 'bored'. Most virgins have a difficult time understanding this.
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That wasn't the quote I was quoting, btw, I don't agree with that quote. Nobody gets 'tired', the word is 'bored'. Most virgins have a difficult time understanding this.
If only I could travel back in time..
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Seams to me so many people are in denial as far as there passion is concerned ... over 400 people looked into this thread ... only 28 took the time to leave a vote

Hmmmmmm it's not like the AAA meeting when everyone is watching ... why not leave your mark? all it takes is a click with your mouse
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I have a sponsor that keeps me in check

I've managed to resist mods for more than a year but that is coming to a close soon but I think in all seriousness I got a great all in one car so I don't feel the need to change cars!
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I have a sponsor that keeps me in check

I've managed to resist mods for more than a year but that is coming to a close soon but I think in all seriousness I got a great all in one car so I don't feel the need to change cars!
Jon, that sponsor sounds dangerous ... still a great idea I must agree one of the best ever all around designed cars for sure.
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