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      12-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #155
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In Sweden, for you to be able to buy a M3, or even a Porsche Boxter. You have to be rich!
That explains the driveway.


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      12-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #156
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      12-11-2007, 01:28 PM   #157
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Keep posting photos and your driving experiences. I'm particularly interested of your views about driving in snow... though there's no snow yet in Stockholm as far as I know. (well, that's what my sis tells, she lives in Ingarö so she should know )
Yes, as soon as the snow starts falling (which I hope will be never), I'll get back to post my views of Bambi on ice or football shoes on ice.
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      12-11-2007, 01:30 PM   #158
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That explains the driveway.


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Smart guy Kind of explains how I can be 19 with a M3 as well? Thought it was kind of obvious. hehe

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      12-11-2007, 02:07 PM   #159
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These are great - thanks. And you have an awesome driveway to show off the new toy
I to like the driveway. It's very impressive. Clearly you are loaded.
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      12-11-2007, 02:43 PM   #160
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I to like the driveway. It's very impressive. Clearly you are loaded.
yep - anytime you live in W. Europe and have a drive' like that - and a car that consumes petrol like that - you have to have mega-bucks. I have a semi-circular drive, but it sure isn't paved / landscaped like that.

And the insurance on a M3 for a 19 y.o. in Sweden must be bonkers!

champers' Dad has to have deep pockets for all this ... and did I see mention above of a hangar - say no more!

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I have a hangar where I usually washes my car in, and then I have a garage to tuck it in when I get home.
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      12-11-2007, 03:36 PM   #161
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yep - anytime you live in W. Europe and have a drive' like that - and a car that consumes petrol like that - you have to have mega-bucks. I have a semi-circular drive, but it sure isn't paved / landscaped like that.

And the insurance on a M3 for a 19 y.o. in Sweden must be bonkers!

champers' Dad has to have deep pockets for all this ... and did I see mention above of a hangar - say no more!
Having an M3 at 19 is respectable. I'm 29 now and I feel kindof lucky to be getting my car. When I was 19 I drove a Vauxhall Calibra with 17" rims (they were classed as huge back then!!!!)
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      12-11-2007, 03:39 PM   #162
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Smart guy Kind of explains how I can be 19 with a M3 as well? Thought it was kind of obvious. hehe

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Hey Champ's cars what do you're friends drive?
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      12-12-2007, 02:10 AM   #163
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Hey Champ's cars what do you're friends drive?
Hehe, most of my friends doesn't have a lot of money. One of my friends drives a honda NSX thought.
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      12-12-2007, 07:29 AM   #164
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I bet all your friends want to be SEEN in your car though
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      12-12-2007, 02:32 PM   #165
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True indeed I can't really blame them either haha
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Having an M3 at 19 is respectable. I'm 29 now and I feel kindof lucky to be getting my car. When I was 19 I drove a Vauxhall Calibra with 17" rims (they were classed as huge back then!!!!)
I remember the Calibra. My ride at 19 was - alternately, a 1/2 ton Datsun truck and a rusting 9 years' old Fiat 124 coupe (great sounding engine & 'box; body work...hmmmm ). No way I could afford a M3!!
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      12-13-2007, 09:13 AM   #167
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Hey Champagne, I would need a favour if you don't mind - you beeing a new proud owner of an M3 you must have something like 'certificat de conformité' which roughly translates as 'EU conformity certificate' or something like that. Basicly a paper from BMW certifying different technical stuff of the car in it. In that wonderful piece of paper, would you have the official 'measurements' for the tyres if there's some max/min thing ? I don't have our old car's certificate with me, but I can check later under what number/title that info should be. The official codes from the certificate would be muchly appreciated.
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      12-13-2007, 09:51 AM   #168
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Hey Champagne, I would need a favour if you don't mind - you beeing a new proud owner of an M3 you must have something like 'certificat de conformité' which roughly translates as 'EU conformity certificate' or something like that. Basicly a paper from BMW certifying different technical stuff of the car in it. In that wonderful piece of paper, would you have the official 'measurements' for the tyres if there's some max/min thing ? I don't have our old car's certificate with me, but I can check later under what number/title that info should be. The official codes from the certificate would be muchly appreciated.
The 3 different OEM tire specs are enlisted:
18": 245/40 R18 front, 265/40 R18 rear
19": 245/35 R19 front, 265/35 R19 rear
18": 235/40 R18 front, 235/40 R18 rear (winter tires).
There's no min/max entry, I think.


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      12-13-2007, 10:04 AM   #169
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South - you rock !!! Many thanks !
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      12-13-2007, 10:28 AM   #170
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Ahh cool, they give winter wheels specs. I suppose those are the recommended size?
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South - you rock !!! Many thanks !
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Ahh cool, they give winter wheels specs. I suppose those are the recommended size?
Yes, it's the size of the only winter wheels BMW offers for the M3 (Style 270, 18" M Double Spoke, Michelin PA3 235/40 R18).


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      12-13-2007, 01:40 PM   #172
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Thanks for easing my load South, leaving me for a little bit more of driving
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      12-13-2007, 05:47 PM   #173
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Allright! I've now been out ripping it up on the Swedish frosty roads (yes, it's about -3c here in Stockholm now at night, which means black ice in some cases). Been slightly overrevving a couple of times, going about speedlimit * 3, and this car is a miracle. I've been having the anti-spin dancing polka on my dashboard and this car is amazing even at winter-conditions, well... Easy winter-conditions considering there's no snow.

I've also been experimenting with the power button! As soon as it's pressed, it's like a new car! I though the car was awesome without the power button, but now... It gets a whole new sound, new response and you really gets pushed into your seat! Amazing to say the least. Now... Loads of cars can do this, but in this kind of style? No way. The M3 is unique and has much to offer.

Like I've been saying before so many times on this forum: "The anticipation is far from the best thing, really getting into and driving your new M3 is!".

I'll also place a question in here as well. When pressing the Power-button on the middle thing with the gear stick, which mode does the response go into? Sport or Sport Plus?

I'll give some more input after the 2 000km service is done, can't wait but I'm afraid it will be real winter-conditions by then which means I'll just have a anti-spin light that will dance polka instead of pushing me forward

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I'll also place a question in here as well. When pressing the Power-button on the middle thing with the gear stick, which mode does the response go into? Sport or Sport Plus?
Sport.
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