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      06-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #177
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My wife went to a company sponsored event where she was talking to a co-worker (from sales and marketing) who heard we just got a new car. When he asked what we got, she told him we got a BMW then he asked her what kind. She told him a 135 and he asked her (in a condescending tone) why we didn't get a 3 series. She told him its an enthusiast thing and that he probably wouldn't understand.
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      06-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #178
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My wife went to a company sponsored event where she was talking to a co-worker (from sales and marketing) who heard we just got a new car. When he asked what we got, she told him we got a BMW then he asked her what kind. She told him a 135 and he asked her (in a condescending tone) why we didn't get a 3 series. She told him its an enthusiast thing and that he probably wouldn't understand.
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      07-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #179
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Me: I just bought a 135
Them: are you sure, I think you mean a 3 something
Me: nope im pretty sure it's a 135
Them: umm ok if you say so never heard of that
Me: smh
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      07-08-2012, 11:28 PM   #180
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coworker with an ipl g37s today told me that the 3 series is faster. Now he wants to race, debating making a chump of him with Cobb stage 2 or to brush it off.
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      07-08-2012, 11:45 PM   #181
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coworker with an ipl g37s today told me that the 3 series is faster. Now he wants to race, debating making a chump of him with Cobb stage 2 or to brush it off.
Just tell him to do some research and get back to you.
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      07-09-2012, 12:56 AM   #182
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      07-09-2012, 04:13 AM   #183
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coworker with an ipl g37s today told me that the 3 series is faster. Now he wants to race, debating making a chump of him with Cobb stage 2 or to brush it off.
Just tell him to do some research and get back to you.
I gave him time to research my car and I warned him where I'm at and he just kept insisting that I should have gotten a 3 series "cause then I might have had a chance"
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      07-09-2012, 04:39 AM   #184
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some fool asked me if my car was an m3. lulz
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      07-09-2012, 07:42 AM   #185
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...he just kept insisting that I should have gotten a 3 series "cause then I might have had a chance"
Then give him what he wants. You may teach him a valuable lesson by kicking his ass.
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      07-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #186
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Some say actions speak louder than words.

Setup: Seldom do I park my 135i on the street after the neighbor across the street bumped into my front bumper with her Sequioa trailer hitch mount (she willingly paid for the repair, no problem). Her two college-age sons are home for the summer and are always coming and going in their Lexus IS250 and many of their friends come over for visits.

Action: Last weekend I had to park on the street since I was cleaning out the garage, and I kept a close watch on the street as I worked in the garage. I saw her sons arrive and park on the street followed by two more friends in a Civic who also parked on the opposite side of the street. Instead of going directly up the sidewalk and in their front door, all four crossed the street and encircled my 1er to check it out for a couple of minutes.

Conclusion: Don't know exactly what they said, but their actions told me that they were curious, impressed, interested, and maybe just a bit jealous. I got a good laugh out of it (and a clean garage).
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      07-11-2012, 04:57 AM   #187
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Dont even have my car yet (ordered it about a week ago a 2013 135i) and already getting the comments
"O you only got the 1 series"
"thats the poor mans BMW"
"its just a 1 a 328 has more options and is faster"
First of all I could afford a 3 seires if thats what I wanted but it isent and Im not married an no kids and dont plan on being a taxi service so why do I need a 3.
Second "poor mand BMW" well ya I guess you could say that sense MOST other BMWs cost more than a 1er but last time I checked I was pretty sure the base MSRP of a plain 135i was more than a plain 328 (plain as in no packages like premium sport etc)
And Finally when i got the my 328 is faster comment form a co worker I just said
"my parents own a 2010 328 e93 vert. Very nice car and very expensive certainly more than my 135( as it is loaded and the vert is 7k more than the standard coupe). Ive driven it a couple times and its very impressive."
Hes like ya well why didnt you get that the xtra money would have been worth it. I jus said "well we get what we pay for dont we" winked an walked away
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      07-13-2012, 07:01 AM   #188
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Ok so heres my story:

Driving around in the middle o the night when i come to a police roadblock( regular) where i live ( lebanon ).. So the police man says please park pn the side for inspection.. So i park on the side, ad after a few seconds i see another police man coming towards me eyeballing my car.. He had a frown on his face!

Police man: please get out of the car

Me: ok

Police man: License and registration
Policeman: open the hood please.

Me: is there somthing wrong?? Did my car commit a crime??

Policeman: MAN!!! I have an e36 m3!! And i draged with one of these cars on the highway! IT Smoked tr fuck out of me! What the hell is it?

Me: well, its a 135i

Policeman: so its a 3 series turbo?

Me: no, its a 135i , 1 series, twin turbo..

Policeman: how many hp's?
Me: 480bhp

Policeman: no way noo wayy! ( i thought he was goin to load his weapon and shoot me)

Me: yeah got an ecu tune

Policeman: ec what?

Me: computer tune lol

Policeman: that is one hell of a powerful car...

So after a short while, te policeman understands what the hell iam talkn abt and tells me to go and do an agressive launch before i leave... I build up revs( about 5 policeman at the roadblock) dip the clutch and leave a nice trail behind me all where like YEAHH babyYY!!!
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      07-13-2012, 07:11 AM   #189
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Ok so heres my story:

Driving around in the middle o the night when i come to a police roadblock( regular) where i live ( lebanon ).. So the police man says please park pn the side for inspection.. So i park on the side, ad after a few seconds i see another police man coming towards me eyeballing my car.. He had a frown on his face!

Police man: please get out of the car

Me: ok

Police man: License and registration
Policeman: open the hood please.

Me: is there somthing wrong?? Did my car commit a crime??

Policeman: MAN!!! I have an e36 m3!! And i draged with one of these cars on the highway! IT Smoked tr fuck out of me! What the hell is it?

Me: well, its a 135i

Policeman: so its a 3 series turbo?

Me: no, its a 135i , 1 series, twin turbo..

Policeman: how many hp's?
Me: 480bhp

Policeman: no way noo wayy! ( i thought he was goin to load his weapon and shoot me)

Me: yeah got an ecu tune

Policeman: ec what?

Me: computer tune lol

Policeman: that is one hell of a powerful car...

So after a short while, te policeman understands what the hell iam talkn abt and tells me to go and do an agressive launch before i leave... I build up revs( about 5 policeman at the roadblock) dip the clutch and leave a nice trail behind me all where like YEAHH babyYY!!!
Now, that almost makes me want to move to Libanon.

Great story my friend
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      07-13-2012, 09:51 AM   #190
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Coworker of mine, whom I am very good friends with, was dubious of my enthusiasm towards my car. He drove a Golf for abit, tuned, and he was like "I'd be very surprised if it drive faster than mine did." (he drives a Tacoma now)

I educated him, its a Twin Turbo! Its got a tune! Mods! Hes like yea w.e.

So anyways, we had to deliver a vehicle to a customer's house, and he rode back. I pulled over, and let him drive.

"Jesus Fucking Christ, what do you have in this thing?"


The rest of the week was all smiles for me.
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      07-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #191
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Ok so heres my story:

Driving around in the middle o the night when i come to a police roadblock( regular) where i live ( lebanon ).. So the police man says please park pn the side for inspection.. So i park on the side, ad after a few seconds i see another police man coming towards me eyeballing my car.. He had a frown on his face!

Police man: please get out of the car

Me: ok

Police man: License and registration
Policeman: open the hood please.

Me: is there somthing wrong?? Did my car commit a crime??

Policeman: MAN!!! I have an e36 m3!! And i draged with one of these cars on the highway! IT Smoked tr fuck out of me! What the hell is it?

Me: well, its a 135i

Policeman: so its a 3 series turbo?

Me: no, its a 135i , 1 series, twin turbo..

Policeman: how many hp's?
Me: 480bhp

Policeman: no way noo wayy! ( i thought he was goin to load his weapon and shoot me)

Me: yeah got an ecu tune

Policeman: ec what?

Me: computer tune lol

Policeman: that is one hell of a powerful car...

So after a short while, te policeman understands what the hell iam talkn abt and tells me to go and do an agressive launch before i leave... I build up revs( about 5 policeman at the roadblock) dip the clutch and leave a nice trail behind me all where like YEAHH babyYY!!!
Now, that almost makes me want to move to Libanon.

Great story my friend
Hehe yeah man

Lebanon is an awesome country, apart from its political turbulence. Number 1 nightlife in the world! Gr8 scenery, hot ladies, awesome weather( tourism marketing ) and most importantly" speeding is not regulated "

Whatever u hear on the news is total BS...
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      07-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #192
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"Number 1 nightlife in the world!"

Thats a mighty bold statement right there.
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      07-13-2012, 10:47 AM   #193
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Hehe yeah man

Lebanon is an awesome country, apart from its political turbulence. Number 1 nightlife in the world! Gr8 scenery, hot ladies, awesome weather( tourism marketing ) and most importantly" speeding is not regulated "

Whatever u hear on the news is total BS...
As it always is with every country, bad news sells better I guess.

Now growing up in Germany until 15 Years ago, we had some fun time on unrestricted highways around Berlin, but every time I go back more and more speed limits are imposed, too bad really
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      07-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #194
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Lebanon is an awesome country, apart from its political turbulence.
Whatever u hear on the news is total BS...
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      07-13-2012, 11:35 AM   #195
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I always have people asking me what it is (car is also debaged so kind of heightens the confusion). I've had people ask me if it's a 1M, etc. People just don't know the car at all or what it is even capable of...
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      07-13-2012, 11:46 AM   #196
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here in Israel i get asked 2 questions the most

it just makes me and my friend burst out laughing cause EVERY SINGLE PERSON asks the same two questions about my 135I DCT.

"is that the 1M??"

"is it manual??"
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      07-13-2012, 01:04 PM   #197
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here in Israel i get asked 2 questions the most

it just makes me and my friend burst out laughing cause EVERY SINGLE PERSON asks the same two questions about my 135I DCT.

"is that the 1M??"

"is it manual??"
Hey man we neighbors!!! We should get together sometime and cruz!! Hahah! Meet me at the boarder??
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"Number 1 nightlife in the world!"

Thats a mighty bold statement right there.
It is, when NY times says so

U should try it sometime, ul have fun... Iev been to the states, been to europe.. Its differnt thats all i can say..
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