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      05-23-2012, 07:11 AM   #529
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Congrats mate and enjoy. And as a chap at the M drivers training said to me after completing his laps.
" it's better than sex..... With my wife" lol lol
great minds think alike Joe missus called and asked me how it was and that's exactly what I told her.. it's better than sex
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      05-23-2012, 07:16 AM   #530
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great minds think alike Joe missus called and asked me how it was and that's exactly what I told her.. it's better than sex
... Dont get your missus on the back foot yet mate..Wait till the mod bug hits..
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Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'm only just beginning to feel what you all have known for a long time. Now you guys have to be patient with me as I rant on and on how great it feels
Rave away!
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Thanks guys, much appreciated. I'm only just beginning to feel what you all have known for a long time. Now you guys have to be patient with me as I rant on and on how great it feels
It just gets better ... much better after a few thousand kms
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      05-23-2012, 08:45 AM   #533
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Congrats Jaffa, bet it's putting a smile on your face!
A cheer up is much needed after tonight's game, at least it wasn't an embarrassing performance.
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      05-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #534
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Congrats Jaffa, bet it's putting a smile on your face!
A cheer up is much needed after tonight's game, at least it wasn't an embarrassing performance.
Thanks sverma, not long for you too. It's awesome!
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      05-23-2012, 10:03 AM   #535
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first drive in my own M after 4 years!!

So I took the M out for a first quick run along the Old Pacific Highway,

The chassic feels tight and sharp allowing me to feel what's going on and it somehow feels like it just wants to go faster and faster. I love the feedback, how I could feel most bumps, cracks and ruts in the road coming through the crispy steering. Result, point it and the M goes along. It is definitely a step up from the E46M and given it has the E9XM3 bin parts, I shouldn't have been surprised but I was and I love it!!

The engine purrs along, revving effortlessly and agging me to give a bit more. The exhaust notes rumble the car interior. It is nice. Drone, I didn't hear any but just nice engine and exhaust notes. I can imagine how sweet the Akra, Remus etc would sound! The gear box and clutch play are somewhat clunky and noisy. If this is a lasting characteristic of the M, then it's something I need to get used to, and the ratios.

The interior is bland, some has claimed. I found it simplistically functional. No fuss. In the dark of the OPH, the coloured ambience is calming. New car smell, I wish I could bottle it up!

WOW! is my first overall impression.

That said, taking a 1M for a first run after delivery in the utter darkness of the OPH was perhaps not a clever move. There were a few hairy moments when corners came on faster than they should, or at least I thought they ought to. I came out unscathed but I think I was rather fortunate Lesson learnt.

On the way back, I was tailgated by a Skyline GTS but sitting amongst the low rumble, I felt an unusual calm that there is nothing I need to prove. Must remember this in days to come. Lesson learnt.

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... Dont get your missus on the back foot yet mate..Wait till the mod bug hits..
I have 2 cars to come. So I'll leave the mods to Ian and yourself and when you wish to remind yourself of the stock looks, just look over at mine
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      05-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #537
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I have 2 cars to come. So I'll leave the mods to Ian and yourself and when you wish to remind yourself of the stock looks, just look over at mine
2 cars? CDV + mid pipes... that's all they need
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      05-23-2012, 05:07 PM   #538
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CDV + mid pipes... that's all they need
Agree... then tune/suspension/axleback/FMIC/air box etc etc ....
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Agree... then tune/suspension/axleback/FMIC/air box etc etc ....
I wish Joe, I wish . With the amount of raving articles and videos that I have put in front of my CFO, she once asked me nicely why I think I need to improve the car beyond its capability out of the box and why I need more from it. Based on my drive last night, she may well be right, for now! But I can be tempted by your car!,
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      05-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #540
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Any advice for a wet Sydney day? MDM on?
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      05-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #541
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Any advice for a wet Sydney day? MDM on?
Everything on! ...especially with new tyres.
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      05-23-2012, 10:14 PM   #542
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Everything on! ...especially with new tyres.
+1.. the oversteer will bite you in the arse, before you know its happening..
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My car finished production on the 8th of May and it still hasn't shown up on the WW tracking, how long should this take? Also, why do people blank out their VIN when they upload screenshots of their order or shipping details, is there something that crooks can do with VINs?

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My car finished production on the 8th of May and it still hasn't shown up on the WW tracking, how long should this take? Also, why do people blank out their VIN when they upload screenshots of their order or shipping details, is there something that crooks can do with VINs?

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How do you know it was finished production? Should show on WW (unless they used a different shipper???)
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How do you know it was finished production? Should show on WW (unless they used a different shipper???)
I received a screen shot from the stock controller showing 'exit factory' on the itinerary. much like the screenshot you posted earlier in this thread.
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I received a screen shot from the stock controller showing 'exit factory' on the itinerary. much like the screenshot you posted earlier in this thread.
Strange
Once it has a VIN it is scheduled for shipment. Perhaps it isn't on WW lines?
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Any advice for a wet Sydney day? MDM on?
MDM on is fine. Just remember to only squeeze and expect your tail to come out .
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      05-24-2012, 06:22 AM   #548
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MDM on is fine. Just remember to only squeeze and expect your tail to come out .
I did just that. it's something I didn't have to do with the E46M
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I did just that. it's something I didn't have to do with the E46M
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MDM on is fine. Just remember to only squeeze and expect your tail to come out .
There's no real point in Syd traffic. I hardly ever use M-Mode or MDM in traffic unless I have room to play. In the wet with MDM it can get outta hand VERY easily... the electronics can't always save you.
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I did just that. it's something I didn't have to do with the E46M
Take it up Putty Rd on the weekend.... this is where the car excels and power/handling will astonish you

...you could always come to EC on Wed?
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