BMW. Joy of Driving to some. Racist panzers to others.

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    Here is a thread where we can continue the discussion from the BMW owner thread so that it gets back on track.

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  2. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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    I want a BMW 335i, but it's just not worth blowing $45K on considering the economic situation!
     
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    If Jews aren't supposed to drive German cars, someone needs to tell the people at my (former) synagogue. Go there on any given Friday night and the parking lot looks like a used German car dealership.
     
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    Oh it's worth it! :p

    Just look at it as not only money for transportation but your entertainment fund as well.
     
  5. KingCrimson macrumors 65816

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    Think how many Macs can be bought with $45K. I've already got transportation covered for the next 4 years.
     
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    2 Mac Pros and an iMac. :D
     
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    That's 2 super-super-loaded Mac Pros and a super-loaded iMac.
     
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    Nice car. Not for me though because I have a staff of personal drivers (the cabbie driver and subway train conductor).
     
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    Test driven them several times but they never do it for me. I'm an Acura guy, on my 5th one now.
     
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    I love BMWs. My wife has a 128i, 6 speed and I have a Mini Cooper. They are the ultimate driving machine. :cool:
     
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    I've owned 4 BMW's in 15 years, I just can't seem to find anything that comes even close, especially road handling. I wouldn't mind owning an Acura next thou.
     
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    I've seen plenty of young Chinese and Koreans driving Land Cruisers, too. Ironically, this is the "political" thread and it's all civilized discussion of driving fun. :p I guess war reparations were/are a valid question for many of these companies (and there are a lot of them), but in the balance, BMW is a great example of beating a sword into a plowshare.

    As far as the driving part is concerned, they're really fun to drive (but people who own a 1 or 3 series with an automatic transmission should be shot). I wished they offered more environmentally friendly options for the US. Given that even Mazda, perennial stalwart of fun to drive and we don't care about fuel economy, is getting the 3 with a 40mpg SkyActiv engine here, I'd like to see BMW do better. I'm not at all sure what I want next, but I'd have a hard time considering BMW if they don't address this.

    Which will probably push me to another Mazda, a Fiat 500c, or a Mini....
     
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    Ouch. What if I keep it in Manual mode :p
     
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    I think the idea that your nationality (in relation to past grievances) should determine your economic choices is total ************. A little dramatic, if you ask me.

    On BMWs.. I adore them. I've wanted one since I was 7 years old. I almost got an 2003 328i for my 2nd car but was a little scared off by the miles (75K). I would just hate for something had to happen and have it be über expensive.

    My dream car was an M3 for a very long time, but I think I'm actually changing it to the 1 Series M Coupe- What a fantastic and beautiful vehicle. The true successor to the E46 IMHO, which captured my love for BMWs in the first place.
     
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    I added it to the OP. This thread is reserved for the PRSI aspects that do not belong in that thread.

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    Then you can play "Let's Pretend I Really Know How To Shift" :p ;)

    C'mon, man-up, get one with an actual clutch!:D

    If having a 3 Series with an automatic is bad - I've seen people with Z 4's with automatics! :eek: Now that is truly a crime and should be punished in some unimaginably cruel manner.

    I have a Z 4 M Roadster - it's a beast. (Yes, 6 speed) :cool:
     
  18. TheSideshow macrumors 6502

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    As someone with an automatic 330i dailydriver who can drive stick just fine (Drive an '05 Acura TL, '88 vette, and '06 Mini Cooper in sticks often/more than my BMW now-a-days), I actually prefer that my daily car is/will be an auto.
    I like to cruise when I drive and almost kind of relax by paying attention to the road and having a hand free. Nice and smooth turns are more fun to me than shifting and the places I drive (Bay Area a lot and Central Cali) are all full of traffic/inclines anyways.

    I do think that sticks are great though and everyone should know how to drive one. And when I want to drive-drive, it will be in a stick. But for convenience, my daily (which will hit a lot of traffic) is an auto.
     
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    Point taken.:)

    When I used to have to commute to work using Boston's Southeast Expressway (an 8 mile parking lot), I will admit constantly working the clutch was rough on the left leg.:(
     
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    Anything over 5 minutes would mean the time I drove a 1995 M3 and an M6 (2007?).

    The M3 was an absolutely magnificent driving machine and of course it had the correct transmission, a manual. The M6 had some schizoid automatic though.

    And in the spirit of PRSI only a puke liberal would dump on such fine engineering :D

    (anyone can go ahead and poo-poo the maintenance schedule though ;) )
     
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    Theres too much connotation to owning a BMW for me. When I got to school, people definitely openly bashed "BMW punks".

    For instance, when someone pulls up in a BMW, it seems to me like they always feel the need to make an argument for how they aren't a rich jerk- and people are rarely like: "Hey, sweet car". I think the opposite is true for Audi or Acura. People just admire the cars.

    I can't say anything on quality as I've never driven a BMW. I've ridden in a few, and I will openly say that they seem very nice on the inside

    Note: I am very aware that these are completely personal opinions and I have no backing for my points
     
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    BMWs are the "ultimate driving machine" right? But to take advantage of that you have to drive on twisty roads. Otherwise it's just a big statement that you're a damn yuppie.
     
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    Clearly neither of you nor the naysayers have owned a BMW.
     
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    Explain me the advantage in city driving that a BMW gives over a normal car, other then being a status symbol.
     

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