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      03-31-2012, 07:37 AM   #1
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10 Things I did not know about my M3

Ten Things I did not know about my M3 coupe before I bought it:

1. The seats fold down flat enough to make the M3 into a very useful cargo hauler.

2. The top of each wing mirror is not actually attached to the car. Interesting.

3. I had hear horror stories about iDrive through the years, but it is surprisingly easy to operate.

4. The M wheels are no less a PITA to clean than the M135s on my E46 ZHP.

5. The auto-store buttons to set commonly used functions on iDrive are incredibly useful. I programmed number 1 to turn off the map, and number two to turn on the map/split screen entertainment, and number 3 to call Mrs. Llando88. Very useful indeed.

6. The autoseatbelt handover is pretty cool.

7. Those brake duct inlets in the front valence are pretty large.

8. The rumble of the S65 is a joy to hear. Iím not sure the car has a stereo as I have yet to turn it on.

9. So far the car is returning 17.8 mpg on my commute. I need to get out of grandmother mode at some point, clearly.

10. The M3 goes considerably faster than expected north of 4,000 RPM. Considerably. Faster.

Love it love it love it.
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      03-31-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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Nice post. I'm not sure how long you've had it, but I'm sure you'll find many other fun things along the way!
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      03-31-2012, 08:35 AM   #3
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i been averaging 18.5 on my commute...and is it weird that i say thank you when the automatic seatbelt things hand me my seatbelt?
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      03-31-2012, 09:22 AM   #4
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I average 12 to 14MPG. Mostly local city driving . Congrats on your new ride.
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      03-31-2012, 09:36 AM   #5
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There are some older threads like this one. I'm sure with the newer model years there are also new things to be discovered about the E9X. I'm curious what new things have changed with the new models. Perhaps the mods can merge this thread with the older ones.
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      03-31-2012, 09:37 AM   #6
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Brake duct inlets? You mean the two inlets where one goes to intake and the other to some sort of row cooler? I'm guessing oil?

Get down on your hands and knees with a flashlight... You might just discover something else new lol
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      03-31-2012, 09:38 AM   #7
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i been averaging 18.5 on my commute...and is it weird that i say thank you when the automatic seatbelt things hand me my seatbelt?
haha my wife an I do that sometime.
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      03-31-2012, 09:42 AM   #8
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I discovered my M3 likes to be started and warmed up prior to driving or else it retorts for a few blocks in cold weather.

It's like driving my '77 Jeep Wagoneer with it's big 'ol V8 all over again. I distinctly remember my moms 325i doing this same thing back in the 80's.
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      03-31-2012, 10:11 AM   #9
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11. Why do guys keep eye f*cking me? I thought this car would attract girls! Frown.
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      03-31-2012, 10:43 AM   #10
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      03-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #11
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11. Why do guys keep eye f*cking me? I thought this car would attract girls! Frown.
Lmao
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      03-31-2012, 11:30 AM   #12
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i been averaging 18.5 on my commute...and is it weird that i say thank you when the automatic seatbelt things hand me my seatbelt?
Dude I do that too!! WTF is wrong with us!?
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      03-31-2012, 11:33 AM   #13
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11. Why do guys keep eye f*cking me? I thought this car would attract girls! Frown.
my fiance is happy about this one.. although she has name my car "the mistress".

Her sister called the other day "hey Kenz, what's Vin up to?"
Kenz: "he's out driving his car"
Sis: "to the store to get eggs and milk?"
Kenz: "no, just driving it"
Sis: "that's weird"
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      03-31-2012, 12:08 PM   #14
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Nice post thanks for sharing.
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      03-31-2012, 04:46 PM   #15
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7. Those brake duct inlets in the front valence are pretty large.
1. Did not know the M3 had brake inlet ducts
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      03-31-2012, 04:53 PM   #16
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      03-31-2012, 04:56 PM   #17
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4. The M wheels are no less a PITA to clean than the M135s on my E46 ZHP.
1.25 paint foam brush does the trick
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      03-31-2012, 05:00 PM   #18
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Re: #5, those buttons are also touch sensitive and will tell you what they are set to... even if the control monitor is off!
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      03-31-2012, 05:06 PM   #19
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i been averaging 18.5 on my commute...and is it weird that i say thank you when the automatic seatbelt things hand me my seatbelt?
Haha, my friends do that many times when they go for a ride. (WHAT.... FRIENDS?!)
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      03-31-2012, 08:31 PM   #20
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did you know that one of the air ducts on the hood is fake and covered with rubber underneath?
or that side gills serve no real function
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      03-31-2012, 08:33 PM   #21
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giggs..too funny. if i forgot to say thanku my kids are like dad u better say thank u to the arm thingy
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giggs..too funny. if i forgot to say thanku my kids are like dad u better say thank u to the arm thingy
technical term for arm thingy is "Jeeves"
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