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      01-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Every time I am thinking about selling 1M, I take it out for a spin only to realize once again how lucky I am to have a car like this. I never keep my cars for more than a year, but I think I might keep this one for a while. Anyone else feels this way?
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      01-27-2013, 04:45 PM   #2
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Every time I am thinking about selling 1M, I take it out for a spin only to realize once again how lucky I am to have a car like this. I never keep my cars for more than a year, but I think I might keep this one for a while. Anyone else feels this way?
Does your significant other reads this forum too ?

In the future there will always be cars which are more modern, eye-appealing, powerful, etc. But sometimes we simply got to enjoy what we got.

Never call your significant other 'old' in the future. Call her/him 'vintage'.

A nice testimony of enthusiasm (and elegantly pictured) about a vintage car: an Inka Orange BMW 2002. Alike the 1M: clearly a keeper too.


(was already posted in the past, but it doesn't tire to give it a second view: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=562993)
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      01-27-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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Every time I am thinking about selling 1M, I take it out for a spin only to realize once again how lucky I am to have a car like this. I never keep my cars for more than a year, but I think I might keep this one for a while. Anyone else feels this way?
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      01-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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Agreed

Any thought of selling quickly erode when I think about The reasons. What else could I need/want in a "fun" car? Nothing!

Never selling!
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      01-27-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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Agreed

Any thought of selling quickly erode when I think about The reasons. What else could I need/want in a "fun" car? Nothing!

Never selling!
Exactly! Not sure how this car got through, but it is awesome fun
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      01-27-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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Absolutly loved mine
But I also absolutly love the new E92 that replaced it.
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      01-27-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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I feel you on this. Every time I think I'm getting used to the car, something happens that makes me realize how special it is.
Just yesterday a guy in a Cayman S pulled up me in a parking lot and talked to me about the 1M.
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      01-27-2013, 10:20 PM   #8
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When I put my name on the waiting list (they only got to me!) I thought might be a keeper, but now after owning for a year, I KNOW it is. Unless drives me nuts someday with BMW electrical crap, will expect to have for my useful life (Iam already 60.)
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      01-28-2013, 12:13 AM   #9
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Every time I am thinking about selling 1M, I take it out for a spin only to realize once again how lucky I am to have a car like this. I never keep my cars for more than a year, but I think I might keep this one for a while. Anyone else feels this way?
I have already decided that it will be a 1 owner car and when it comes time for me to get an M2 or an M3 or M4 the 1M will still take its space on my garage floor.
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      01-28-2013, 01:36 AM   #10
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Same here. I will own an M5 or similar one day, in addition to a 2011 1 Series M Coupe.
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When I put my name on the waiting list (they only got to me!) I thought might be a keeper, but now after owning for a year, I KNOW it is. Unless drives me nuts someday with BMW electrical crap, will expect to have for my useful life (Iam already 60.)
+1 unless.......I sc**w up tracking the car
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      01-28-2013, 05:36 AM   #12
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Whatever I purchase next.........will not be a replacement for the 1M......and not once have I had the smallest of thoughts about selling her on!
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      01-28-2013, 02:43 PM   #13
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There are some very good deals on M3s and M5s in the UK at the moment and I have been tempted to swap the 1M for an M5. The trouble is I just can't face the thought of selling it!
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      01-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #14
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When I put my name on the waiting list (they only got to me!) I thought might be a keeper, but now after owning for a year, I KNOW it is. Unless drives me nuts someday with BMW electrical crap, will expect to have for my useful life (Iam already 60.)

Same here. I'm 64 and before I lucked into my 1M, was looking at a 335d as my last car before the nursing home.
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      01-28-2013, 09:02 PM   #15
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lucky to have a car like that!
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      01-28-2013, 10:18 PM   #16
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I haven't considered selling my 1M at all. It will be with me a very long time. Unfortunately I completely drove my 1972 2002tii to death or I may still have it as well.

I just purchased a Second owner 2004 330i ZHP with only 52000 miles in Perfect condition today as my Daily Driver to replace my 05 WRX STi. The STi is for sale.
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1M, there is no substitute (at the moment)....

If money allows it I don't see myself drifting like a lunatic through the snowy streets and backroads in my 458/F12/LFA...

OK, a RS200/Delta S4/205 T16 comes close(/jk they are extraterrestrial) , the money doesn't.

Ford Escort Mk2 BDA. Also 70k euros...


New Polo WRC car...

I need to win the lottery.


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1M, there is no substitute (at the moment)....<
There is a substitute: another 1M.

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Same here. I'm 64 and before I lucked into my 1M, was looking at a 335d as my last car before the nursing home.
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+1 unless.......I sc**w up tracking the car
I sc**wed up at the track and I still have mine. It's all better now with a no expense spared restoration out my own pocket.

Lots of love affairs out there, let's see how long they last when the trouble starts.
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There is a substitute: another 1M.



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That's a hoot! Reminds me of the youngsters in my office yelling at me when I drive them to Friday lunch. You would think they didn't enjoy drifting if you didn't know better.
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That's a hoot! Reminds me of the youngsters in my office yelling at me when I drive them to Friday lunch. You would think they didn't enjoy drifting if you didn't know better.
Oh yes. See also the accelerating dad + kids clips. Very recognizable ("And let's no tell Mummy, okay ?"):
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http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=11
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