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      05-01-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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Does anyone else dream about bringing their M3 on vacation or on Travel?

I wish could take my M3 on trips, especially to the West Coast. It is so painful to drive a rental car or go through amazing roads and not have my car - Even more painful to see "exotic car rentals" charge $500 a day for an e93 M3
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      05-01-2012, 09:47 AM   #2
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Does anyone else dream about bringing their M3 on vacation or on Travel?

I wish could take my M3 on trips, especially to the West Coast. It is so painful to drive a rental car or go through amazing roads and not have my car - Even more painful to see "exotic car rentals" charge $500 a day for an e93 M3
Yep. If we had a better rail network, we could throw the car on the train and ride to destination. I've done this between Switzerland and Italy. I think there's a U.S. East Coast Amtrak that does that, too.
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I think there's a U.S. East Coast Amtrak that does that, too.
AMTRAK has the car train between Northern Virginia to Sanford, FL (http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Conten...=1241245666320)

I've had friends that have taken it. Enjoyed their trip and liked have their car locally for excursions.
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Yes. Probably why European delivery is so popular
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Does anyone else dream about bringing their M3 on vacation or on Travel?

Why would you treat it like a "dream". Just hit the road and do it. Road trip!
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The only good thing about driving a rental car is when you get back in your M3 and drive.
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Within the States, yea. But when I visit places like puerto Rico or other carribean islands (other than the Bahamas), no lol. Roads there SUCK.
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what do you guys do about flats? I am going up to Vermont in a few weeks and would love to take the M3 but I worry about getting a flat and being stranded. I've never used the fix a flat stuff in a can either.
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I'm not planning on getting a flat tire.
if you drive fast enough, air will just stay in the tire no matter what
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      05-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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Does anyone else dream about bringing their M3 on vacation or on Travel?

I wish could take my M3 on trips, especially to the West Coast. It is so painful to drive a rental car or go through amazing roads and not have my car - Even more painful to see "exotic car rentals" charge $500 a day for an e93 M3
When I lived in Alberta I took my car to the coast quite often. During the past 5 years now that I live in Ontario I've been to Boston and back in my former e46 M3. To LA followed route 66 in my e89 Z4 then up the coastal highway all the way up to Origen turned inland and headed back to Ontario. Last year I took my former e92 M3 to Alberta and back. Just loved it all.

I rented tons of rental cars during my business life, no more now I take my own car it's the way to go
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if you drive fast enough, air will just stay in the tire no matter what
I think that's only if you have a turbocharger...





Okay, real answer: you can't worry all the time about flats. Just go. (unless you're driving near building construction sites or a nail factory.)


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what do you guys do about flats? I am going up to Vermont in a few weeks and would love to take the M3 but I worry about getting a flat and being stranded. I've never used the fix a flat stuff in a can either.
I drove my e46 for almost 6 years all over the place (some 60,000 KM) never had a flat, only slow leaks. You should enjoy your car and don't worry about it.

If you are worried about it get a jack, a wrench and a spare tire and take it along.
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Okay, real answer: you can't worry all the time about flats. Just go. (unless you're driving near building construction sites or a nail factory.)


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Agree with most the others, pack your stuff and hit the road...gotta enjoy the ride. Not much fun just having a garage queen IMO.
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Same here.
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I have done a few 1000km+ road trips on the M over the last 4 years. In total , I had one flat tire caused by a nail but was quickly fixed at a tire shop(very lucky) in a small town. It would be wise to check your tires and bring a tire fixing kit(something similar to the kit comes with the car).
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what do you guys do about flats? I am going up to Vermont in a few weeks and would love to take the M3 but I worry about getting a flat and being stranded. I've never used the fix a flat stuff in a can either.
Do you have AAA? They will come and tow the car (flatbed) to the nearest repair shop if such a thing happens. Fortunately I have never needed to use their services for my M3, but it is a nice safety net to have. I believe the rates are fairly reasonable and sometimes membership is even included with your auto insurance.
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I'm hitting the road again on Monday... 700 miles, and 700 miles back on that Thursday (probably with a wicked hangover).
Let me guess, IND?
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I think about this all the time. I live on the east coast and have taken many vacations out west in the past few years. I have been on some amazing and curvy roads but I'm always in a craptastic soulless rental.

Heading to highway 1 on the Pacific Coast soon and will miss my M3 mightily.
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what do you guys do about flats? I am going up to Vermont in a few weeks and would love to take the M3 but I worry about getting a flat and being stranded. I've never used the fix a flat stuff in a can either.
bmw has lifetime roadside assistance for flats on m3's,it doesn't end at 4 years like the regular roadside service.
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Why would you treat it like a "dream". Just hit the road and do it. Road trip!
Unfortunately it is not possible logistically or time efficient if days allowed for it.

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I think about this all the time. I live on the east coast and have taken many vacations out west in the past few years. I have been on some amazing and curvy roads but I'm always in a craptastic soulless rental.

Heading to highway 1 on the Pacific Coast soon and will miss my M3 mightily.

This made my cry a little bit, especially when I visited Laguna Seca.
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I do dream about that..and wish sometimes I could have my car with me on vacation..especially when i see people rolling in their nice whips..Alas..I am only a "serious driver" at home and wouldnt chance anything going wrong..I do stupid crap on vaca .. shhh dont tell
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