Cars We Drive!

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

  1. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    so glad those are illegal in CA
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    The worst part is that they look like parked vans, so you have close to 0% chance of spotting them.

    They take everything from +3mph over, so doing 33 in a 30 = fine and they increased them since I got them so now the lowest traffic fine you can get in a car is a $183.
     
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  3. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Wow, I spent some months in DC and I was always careful. Now I'm glad. Really thought I'd gotten tagged on the Washington Parkway, or whatever the road along the Potomac between Arlington and Alexandria is - I was with traffic in the interlagos M, left lane, and was the first in line because the car in front of me had abruptly changed right and slowed. For a moment, I had forgotten how MUCH faster the traffic on that stretch travels above posted. No Valentine because I had just come in from VA. Thanks to that officer for giving me a break. I was more circumspect after that experience.

    ~H
     
  4. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    Dallas.


    You just got pulled over too?!
     
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    Ugh this really blows. Look at how beautiful the M3 is head-on (that rear fender :slayer:):

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    And then look at how fugly its side profile and rear-end is:

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    :cry:
     
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    stevent Senior member

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    Al these tickets remind me of when my Dad got 2 in about a 4 hour drive in Indiana :lol: He also got pulled over 5 times I think total

    Speed limits changed from 25-55 but he had no idea since it was all small roads and he was just going speed of other drivers
     
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    Where in Dallas did you get pulled over each time?
     
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    GreenFrog Senior member

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    First time was at the service road of 75 by Haskell, near the Target there.

    Second time was again on the service road of 75 but on Mockingbird, I believe? The intersection where the Palomar is on the left and SMU is on the right.

    There's also always a cop hiding in one of those parking lots near The Church of the Incarnation on McKinney around Cole Park.
     
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  9. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    4door M3's never look good
     
  10. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Not as nice as its 2-door counterpart but still an attractive vehicle:

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    Point is I don't understand why BMW riced the shit out of the M3/4, especially when you look at the cosmetic "enhancements" of the M5/6 over their non-M equivalents. I guess BMW is expecting the old EVO/STI crowd to be moving on up and that's who they're targeting with this car.

    Give me a regular M6 and lets call it a day...

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  11. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Was actually looking at M6's yesterday and they go for the same money as a 550D or a A6 3.0tdi with the same milage. :uhoh:

    Even the GC devalues like a rock.
     
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    Blackhood Senior member

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    It sort of makes sense to rice up the lower end of the brand offering. They can drive the grown ups into the more expensive but understated 5/6 while entice the show-off kids into the 3/4. They are already dealing with a wealthy market, but now they are asking people to pony-up for the less ostentatious models.

    The more I think of it, the more fashion houses have always worked like that. Armani Jeans is all blingy, but once you reach Gorgio Armani there isn't a logo to be found.

    Edit: Or Polo to RLPL for a more StyFo oriented analogy.
     
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    Everyone knows why- They rice them up because most people who buy M cars do it for status and bragging rights. So better to be ostentatious.
     
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    I can't imagine a cop hanging out in the first sport. I don't even know where a cop could hang out on on Mockingbird; it's a fairly busy road with no shoulder. They were gunning radar/laser from the side of the road?
     
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    What are you looking at? The cheapest new model used M6 I see on cars.com is $90k.
     
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