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post #8281 of 14805
Really enjoying this recent onslaught of SF members coming out of the woodworks with their M3s.

People here have good taste devil.gif
post #8282 of 14805
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Interior shot, just found this buried in my iPhoto files:

This combo looks good. I like.
post #8283 of 14805
F10 M5 crashes on the autobahn while at the top speed of 186 MPH. Driver (60), passenger (20), and dog all survived and have serious injuries. The driver swerved to avoid a car that tried to merge into the left lane and lost control of the car.. amazing that they all survived. Truly amazing. The other car that merged into the lane fled the scene. What a fucktastic douchebag. Imagine causing a wreck like that and seeing 2 tons of steel flip all over the place in your rearview mirror. You're just going to drive away? Fucking asshole.

I've always felt nervous while watching POV videos of people speeding on the autobahn because you see them breeze by the cars in the other lanes ridiculously quickly and it just takes one fucktard trying to change lanes to wreak havoc.

On the flip side, should you really be driving as fast as possible, just because you can? If I got the chance to drive on the autobahn, I definitely would -- at least once. But at what point is it just reckless and stupid to drive so fast like the driver in this accident?

Scary, scary shit.

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post #8284 of 14805
^^^^Wow! I wouldn't have thought everyone in the car survived, including the dog. Glad they did.
post #8285 of 14805
Yup -- good thing they were in an M and not an AMG!

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post #8286 of 14805

That's insane.

 

My daily driver is an old '01 Grand Am, and as I do all the maintenance on my cars, I've had both my Grand Am and the M Coupe up on the lift many times. The difference is amazing; the M is all cast alumimun underneath while the Grand Am is mainly stamped steel. There is a huge difference in apparent robustness. That said, I'm sure an AMG is no slouch in the engineering department either.

 

I few months after I got my M Coupe I saw the thread that had this picture; a kid flipped his Coupe in a California canyon.

 

http://www.zpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=177085

 

 

Driving. It's really fucking serious business.

 

~ H
 

post #8287 of 14805
^ ditch the Grand Am and daily drive the m coupe. Life is too short wink.gif
post #8288 of 14805
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post


This.

I view a car as a total wash. As a kid, I had a bedroom wall totally covered in cutouts from Road & Track and would eagerly await every issue at the supermarket and sneak it into my moms cart. People who don't have any passion for cars don't understand it. I remember when the Porsche 959 came out. They did an cutout view of that car in the magazine and I remember studying that thing forever. I still remember details from it today.

These were the days when info was hard to come by and you might see a supercar once a year. In a way it was a more exciting time. What's the point of slinging burgers if you can't enjoy some stuff?

The 959 probably remains my favorite supercar ever.

The diagram was very similar to this:

 

I had this exact picture on my wall as a kid.  I lived in the attic and every square inch of my walls were covered with cars, motorcycles or naked women (confiscated a bunch of coverless playboy and penthouse magazines my little brother had fished out of the trash of a magazine shop)

post #8289 of 14805
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


I really dislike BMW 3 series cars.

 

The 3ers are the only real BMW to me.  3 series, 3 pedals is my motto

post #8290 of 14805
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Interior shot, just found this buried in my iPhoto files: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Shakir orange?

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

F10 M5 crashes on the autobahn while at the top speed of 186 MPH. Driver (60), passenger (20), and dog all survived and have serious injuries. The driver swerved to avoid a car that tried to merge into the left lane and lost control of the car.. amazing that they all survived. Truly amazing. The other car that merged into the lane fled the scene. What a fucktastic douchebag. Imagine causing a wreck like that and seeing 2 tons of steel flip all over the place in your rearview mirror. You're just going to drive away? Fucking asshole.

I've always felt nervous while watching POV videos of people speeding on the autobahn because you see them breeze by the cars in the other lanes ridiculously quickly and it just takes one fucktard trying to change lanes to wreak havoc.

On the flip side, should you really be driving as fast as possible, just because you can? If I got the chance to drive on the autobahn, I definitely would -- at least once. But at what point is it just reckless and stupid to drive so fast like the driver in this accident?

Scary, scary shit. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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That happened a while back, I think it was the second F10 M5 to get smashed, I like that fact the only two other cars in the picture (beside the firetruck) are M cars as well.

There are a lot of shitty drivers around here, who don't use their mirrors and just drive around in their own little bubble.
post #8291 of 14805
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Yup -- good thing they were in an M and not an AMG!

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Lol. I'm alive today in great part because of a Merc, wasn't an AMG, but it was the same safety DNA.

I walked away without a scratch after being broadsided by a guy at full speed. If the dude driving the M in the pic had been in an AMG, then maybe he and his passengers may have walked away laugh.gif (I kid, though no laughing matter).
Edited by JayJay - 1/28/13 at 4:14am
post #8292 of 14805
I know I'm going to be lampooned for saying this, but if I had the cash I wouldn't buy an M5 or M3 simply because they are so ridiculously ubiquitous. If I'm dropping £75k on a car then I want to at least feel like every 10th car I see isn't exactly the same. The whole thing leaves me cold; the looks, the sound, even the brand as a whole.

I'm certain that they are outstanding cars, but the seemly unending love for M vehicles is a genuine anathema to me.
post #8293 of 14805
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

On the flip side, should you really be driving as fast as possible, just because you can? If I got the chance to drive on the autobahn, I definitely would -- at least once. But at what point is it just reckless and stupid to drive so fast like the driver in this accident?
Having driven a few thousand kms on the autobahn with normal cars (the kind that don't really go over 220kmh), you usually don't have the chance to drive this fast so often anyway. You don't really see very quick cars this often either, to my surprise.

All in all, it works rather well, people driving at regular speeds are used to look in the back mirror often, people driving fast are used to braking early and not taking too much risks (although you might think differentyl if you only watch maxspeed runs on youtube).

In this case, good thing no one died.

If I had M3 money (buying + servicing), I think I would try to get a TVR Sagaris (being fully aware of how much pain it might bring me) and lease a BMW F11 530d.

post #8294 of 14805
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

The 3ers are the only real BMW to me.  3 series, 3 pedals is my motto

I should have been more explicit. I tend to dislike the various types of douchebags that tend to gravitate towards BMW 3 series like flies to shit. Not saying everyone in a 3 series is a douchebag but it's hard to deny the vast majority are douchebags of one sort or another. Saying only a 3 series is a "real BMW" is exactly what a 3 series driver would say.

FWIW, if I had to drive a BMW, would be an M5 or a 700 series.
post #8295 of 14805
Would rather have a Quattroporte over an M5 any day.
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