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      04-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #177
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Ok......after owning my 2012 M3 Coupe for 9 months.....thought it was time to log in and start participating......age is 67.......had Corvettes in the past....love this car......Jerez Black with Bamboo interior....hate the manual.....learning how to use it thru trial and error !!!
Welcome to the forum ... I'm sure with practice (as you know) you will get used to the MT the 1 to 2 is a bit tricky ... when I had mine (now drive a M-DCT) I used to start often in 2nd gear for 1 to 2 often sticks a bit.
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      04-01-2013, 09:31 AM   #178
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Thanks for posting ......just a little correction.....I have the automatic transmission ( M double-Clutch ) with the paddle shifters which is great....I hate the Manual that came with the car....too hard to figure out anything !!! Thanks
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      04-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #179
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Thanks for posting ......just a little correction.....I have the automatic transmission ( M double-Clutch ) with the paddle shifters which is great....I hate the Manual that came with the car....too hard to figure out anything !!! Thanks
Sorry I miss-read ... I will make a correction. Still you should try the paddles then (up and down shifting is real fun). You will get the hang of it just give it time.
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      04-01-2013, 11:31 AM   #180
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Welcome to the forum ... I'm sure with practice (as you know) you will get used to the MT the 1 to 2 is a bit tricky ... when I had mine (now drive a M-DCT) I used to start often in 2nd gear for 1 to 2 often sticks a bit.
Is the 1-2 shift really that bad in the M3? I've had 6MT in a 335 and a 328 and never had that issue. My only experience with an M3 was with the DCT, which I absolutely hated. The M3 I have on order, that I don't think will ever find a ship BTW, has a 6MT.
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      04-04-2013, 08:41 AM   #189
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Is the 1-2 shift really that bad in the M3? I've had 6MT in a 335 and a 328 and never had that issue. My only experience with an M3 was with the DCT, which I absolutely hated. The M3 I have on order, that I don't think will ever find a ship BTW, has a 6MT.
It is "notchy", as they say, but just give it some decent force to engage the gear and good throttle and it's no problem. Many have installed a weighted shifted (the new one from the 5 series work well) and prefer it to stock. I'll probably go that way eventually.
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      04-09-2013, 03:49 PM   #190
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      04-09-2013, 07:27 PM   #191
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Is the 1-2 shift really that bad in the M3? I've had 6MT in a 335 and a 328 and never had that issue. My only experience with an M3 was with the DCT, which I absolutely hated. The M3 I have on order, that I don't think will ever find a ship BTW, has a 6MT.
Just what davesaddiction pointed out in time you get the hang of it
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      04-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #192
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Hi there,

I notice that the True Age thread has made it up to the Sticky section.

Thanks for posting in this thread, I think it makes for a good reference as to who we are posting to at times in this fine forum.

Some time ago I suggested that we all find one nice picture of our ///M3 and add it to the post we made. Some of the ///M3 members have already done so. Perhaps if you have a nice photo you can post it as well on your post. Your post is on page 2 post # 35.

I tried to send you a private message, however you apparently do not allow this.

Have a wonderful and safe driving summer!
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      04-11-2013, 11:47 AM   #193
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      04-12-2013, 03:42 PM   #194
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I love, love, love my 2011 M3 DCT coupe. It is my second and, so far, most awesome BMW.

Although there is another 70 year old on the roster, his/her birthday is before mine so I guess I'll have to settle for third on the list.
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I love, love, love my 2011 M3 DCT coupe. It is my second and, so far, most awesome BMW.

Although there is another 70 year old on the roster, his/her birthday is before mine so I guess I'll have to settle for third on the list.
Done ... you are a proud number 3 on the list Welcome .... nice to have you on this list. Now all you have to do is find a nice picture of your car and add it to your posts ... the younger folks will too once I poke them
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It is a curious thing on this thread about people feeling "younger" when driving their M3. Who defines what "young" is, and what it is supposed to feel like? At 47, I am solidly entrenched into middle age, and am quite happy. Both my wife and I eat well, exercise regularly, and take good general care of our health. There is not much that I can't do now that I did when I was younger. Yes, it takes a little more time to recover from physical stressors, and I can't have sex 6 times a day anymore, but that's about it. I have much more knowledge, sense, confidence, wealth, experience, etc. in all aspects of life. I have no desire to be younger again.

Each age has its pros and cons. That's just life. Rarely (if you are lucky), you will have short periods in your life where everything is just right. Enjoy these times, but don't expect it to be the norm. At any given point in life, certain aspects of your life will be fine and others won't. A year from now, it could all be reversed.

Enjoy each age for what it offers. Don't ever try to be a different age, just be the best you can be at your given age. My dad is 87. He is still ticking along. He spends all day talking about what an incredible journey his life has been. He is happy in that. At his age, it is the memories of the life he has already lived that is more significant than what is to come. And, FWIW, he has a cell phone, knows how to text, and surfs the web !!
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