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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. gomestar

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    Was that from your first accident or did you curb it again?
     
  3. GreenFrog

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    I'm eyeing the M235i in manual but unsure.
     
  4. UnFacconable

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    I have an x1 in the dark grey color. It's not as spacious as I'd like but the hydraulic steering is great and it's fun to drive. Also not hard to get a good deal right now. I got mine at BMW SF and happy to give you more details if helpful.
     
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  5. GusW

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    ^^Thanks, I'll shoot you a PM for details
     
  6. GreenFrog

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    Curbed it again. Lost traction completely unexpectedly.

    Was on the left-most lane of a bend curving to the right and my rear left tire kicked out and then both driver's side wheels got curbed pretty badly.

    First time around was the result of bald tires but I cannot believe this happened with a fresh set of tires that have been broken in. I'm obviously not skilled enough to handle such a car so I'm going to sell it before I get myself into more trouble.

    So far I'll have spent close to $3k in just repairs over less than a year and I've only added 4k miles.
     
  7. horndog

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    That doesn't sound right. Your tire doesn't just "kick out" randomly.
     
  8. poorsod

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    Does the M5 have traction control? I've found that my ESP kicks on unexpectedly sometimes and straightens me up. Don't know if it the road and/or the massive torque.
     
  9. GreenFrog

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    The bend is a lot more aggressive than you're probably thinking based on how I described it above, and I was going a bit faster than I should have.
     
  10. GreenFrog

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    Yup, it does.
     
  11. Viral

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    GF.....E60 or F10?
     
  12. HRoi

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    Dude, if you were going a "bit faster than you should have" on a bend it still shouldn't have lost it unless you lost traction (ice? Since tires are new)

    At the M driving school the instructors had me taking sweepers much faster in a E60 m5 than I thought was possible and they thought I was a pussy for driving so slow. I didn't have my side bolsters adjusted properly for one run and the g forces ended up pressing me right against the door as I held on for dear life. The car didn't miss a beat

    Losing traction suddenly feels like something is wrong. Unless you're goosing the throttle in midturn or something like that
     
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  13. GreenFrog

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    E60


    It was the throttle input. I accelerated mid-turn.
     
  14. Superfluous

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    This is why I don't drive recklessly often and why I don't care that much about performance.
     
  15. JayJay

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    How much have you spent on fines or trying to get out of fines? Sorry about your mishap, btw.
     
  16. horndog

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    Lesson learned. Dont sell the car. Learn to control it (for srs, not being patronizing). You have to pay to play even if you get a 235 or whatever.
     
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    There's a wide left turn on an open corner where I kick out the rear in 2nd and just power slide that bitch on a regular basis with nobody around. Love that shit.
     
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  18. size 38R

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    @horndog , check your PM box. [​IMG]
     
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  20. GreenFrog

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    I've always wanted to do the M-school but hesitated at the price of roughly $2k.

    And now I've spent $3k in repairs for what I believe I could have avoided had I gone to the M-school :embar:.
     

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