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      08-31-2012, 03:24 PM   #23
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I work as a valet on the weekends and I'll have to agree that .7 miles is a little much. But you are pretty anal to complain if there is no damage or anything...

I always take extra special care of nice cars, although I may cruise around the parking lot a couple times if it's something really sweet (M3 )

The reason I purchased my car >>> I got to park this guy I probably put .7 miles on it driving it around the parking garage, taking the long way to the valet spots. If the owner is here, sorry but I couldn't resist. Thank you!
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      08-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #24
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I don't understand why everyone is saying the .2 mpg isn't a big deal. I have to flog my car to get it to move off of the 17.2 that I have been at for the last 6k miles or so. isn't that a average stat over the lifetime or last reset? which would lead me to believe that it would take a lot longer to accomplish then a warm up cycle.
I can, and do regularly lose 0.2mpg on every cold start if I do not drive off within a minute or so, getting into 3rd or 4th gear within a few hundred yards. And that is on an average generated over several hundred miles.

I am hyper protective over my car, but even I would not worry about the 0.2mpg bit.

And allowing for digital errors 0.7 miles displayed could be barely over half a mile travelled. 880 yards to get to the parking area, find a space (maybe needing to circulate a couple of times) and then return to the starting point.

Too much coffee being consumed, I think
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      08-31-2012, 10:32 PM   #25
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I work as a valet on the weekends and I'll have to agree that .7 miles is a little much. But you are pretty anal to complain if there is no damage or anything...

I always take extra special care of nice cars, although I may cruise around the parking lot a couple times if it's something really sweet (M3 )

The reason I purchased my car >>> I got to park this guy I probably put .7 miles on it driving it around the parking garage, taking the long way to the valet spots. If the owner is here, sorry but I couldn't resist. Thank you!
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      08-31-2012, 11:02 PM   #26
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A friend installed a Black Vue video camera in his 335. It's really small and works really well. It's a way to know what is going on.

Black Vue link: http://www.blackvue.com.sg/products.html

Install and experience link on DFW AutoClub: http://www.dfwautoclub.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=12733

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      09-01-2012, 12:21 AM   #27
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Did Mike Benvo ever come out with his valet program? Might be worth looking into.
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      09-19-2012, 11:16 AM   #28
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People in Munich, Cali, and Miami know that's my M3 lol. I guess that's the risk you take when you valet. No worries cposk, but you owe me a joyride in your M3.


Thanks for bringing this thread to my attention Deliverator. I hope you have an amazing trip to pick up your M3!!


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      09-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #29
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I guess that's the risk you take when you valet. No worries cposk, but you owe me a joyride in your M3.
Understood. I owe you a couple laps around a parking garage at 20 mph with an occasional rev.

I like to think of it as less of a risk to valet with me (I would never beat on someone else's car, can't say that for all of my co-workers though). In my particular situation, there is a private parking area for the cars so you don't risk any door dings or scratches from 16 yr old girls parking next to you.

I always dedicate a certain area to the nice cars, and leave plenty of space.
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If I was a valet and someone put a post-it with the "mileage-in" written down on the dash, i would double beat the piss out of the car...
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      09-19-2012, 05:48 PM   #31
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      09-19-2012, 05:50 PM   #32
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These cars need a limp mode or valet mode for this very reason...
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      09-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #33
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If I was a valet and someone put a post-it with the "mileage-in" written down on the dash, i would double beat the piss out of the car...
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      09-19-2012, 09:39 PM   #34
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I couldn't deal with a place that forces you to let them drive/park your car.
This.

Also.. what's wrong with a GoPro mounted somewhere in the vehicle? Seems a lot simpler than some GPS tracking hoodilygig.
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      09-20-2012, 05:05 AM   #35
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http://reviews.cnet.com/gps/trackpor...-35451248.html
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Good thing I am not a valet... I am just saying, a post it not is going a little far...
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      09-20-2012, 12:04 PM   #37
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Not sure if this is a huge multi-level parking deck or not but at my work it's almost 1/2 a mile up to the 5th or 6th floor. Just sayin'.
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People in Munich, Cali, and Miami know that's my M3 lol. I guess that's the risk you take when you valet. No worries cposk, but you owe me a joyride in your M3.


Thanks for bringing this thread to my attention Deliverator. I hope you have an amazing trip to pick up your M3!!


David
David--Love the color of your car. I'm guessing the "BMW M Sales Award" and "Ultimate Buying Power" stickers have to do with your profession. Does BMW NA require that you leave them on the car?
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