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      06-04-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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I still love my 1M!

After a little over 1 1/2 yrs...I still spend a lot of time out in the garage staring at the little beauty! I can't help it....its an obsession. I still pull it in and out of the garage to see it in different views....my wife can't drive a manual so I had my dad drive it around and I followed him in his car so I could see what it looked like driving...yeah...it was badass! I park a mile away everywhere I go....I kind of get angry when I see a for sale thread on this forum for a 1M. Is anyone with me or am I crazy?
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      06-04-2013, 11:30 PM   #2
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After a little over 1 1/2 yrs...I still spend a lot of time out in the garage staring at the little beauty! I can't help it....its an obsession. I still pull it in and out of the garage to see it in different views....my wife can't drive a manual so I had my dad drive it around and I followed him in his car so I could see what it looked like driving...yeah...it was badass! I park a mile away everywhere I go....I kind of get angry when I see a for sale thread on this forum for a 1M. Is anyone with me or am I crazy?
Nothing odd about it, cars often do this to people. Sitting in the passenger seat or watching your own car go by is very cool. Definitely gives some perspective. Sometimes I think the 1M is not that different and other times I feel very unique on the road, its a cool twist.

Lots of 1Ms for sale I think people saw it as a good deal to experience the car for a bit and then sell without taking a loss. Too bad because cars like this are rare if ever to be made again by any company. The future for fun sports cars is bleek.. the new M6 is plain horrible as a drivers car and its supposed to be a range topper.

Keep enjoying the car on the same level that you have
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      06-04-2013, 11:43 PM   #3
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I feel the same . . . no shame about it!
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      06-05-2013, 02:43 AM   #4
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I do some of the stuff you do like park a mile away, and I do question why someone would want to sell such a great car lol and I even glance back for a 3rd and 4th look, but for the rest, you are a little crazy

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      06-05-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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It is a car worthy of lusting after. Just don't let your wife catch you dry humping those flared fenders at 2 a.m. and all will be great.
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      06-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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I still love mine and still take 2nd 3rd 4th each time i park at work, shops, garage etc. Will sell house before I sell mine!
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      06-05-2013, 07:20 AM   #7
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Its good to know that other people that own 1M's are like this....after washing the car i always have a few glances back... park miles away from any one else in the car parks (but still cant rest incase some one has Pranged it)...my wife thinks i am sad as i just bought a pair of Orange Oakley sunglasses.... but its good to know i am not alone....... i just love mine.....
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      06-05-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Yes you are, but so am I/are we at this forum.

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      06-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #9
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Good...I'm glad I'm not the only one! Lol
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      06-05-2013, 09:52 AM   #10
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dont worry and dont be ashame i spent hours sweating in the garage just to see it
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      06-05-2013, 11:51 AM   #11
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haha.. same here... i love driving past windows just so i can see my car in the reflection
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      06-05-2013, 02:44 PM   #12
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      06-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #13
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I've owned mine for exactly 47 days.....its all I imagined and MORE!!

Pic that was taken at Cars and Coffee last weekend.....got more attention than most of the Ferraris etc!!
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      06-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #14
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I've owned mine for exactly 47 days.....its all I imagined and MORE!!

Pic that was taken at Cars and Coffee last weekend.....got more attention than most of the Ferraris etc!!
Nice! Are those the GTS wheels or did you paint yours? Also, what size tires?
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Nice! Are those the GTS wheels or did you paint yours? Also, what size tires?
They are OEM GTS wheels. Had them on my e90 M3. 245/35/19 front and 295/30/19 on back.....
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      06-05-2013, 05:08 PM   #16
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lol this thread brought a smile to my day

along with the double, triple, quadruple look backs on my walks away from parking the car.. and keeping the car meticulously clean. i also take more pictures of the car (at the SAME EXACT angles) than i do of anything else lol

guess we are all a little bit crazy in love hahaha
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      06-05-2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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Is anyone with me or am I crazy?
Seems that you're eligible (too) for the "1M Addicts Anonymous" sub section: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=687037

Reminds us of forum fellow YoungGuns' sweet 1M infatuation story:
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Hi guys, I am an 1M Addict. A serious one, so serious that I need treatment. I have had nothing on my mind but my 1M lately, and it's getting worse.

I'm checking the forum any given moment I have. It's worse than being addicted to Facebook. I check when I wake up, I check when I'm on the toilet, I after shower, I check after lunch, I check at work (too many times), and I check when I return from work. I stalk and admire each members mods and posts and learn more about the car every day. I must also confess that 1M is my first car after driving my moms car for a few years. It was a struggle to shell out $$$ for a first car, but I was hopelessly in love as soon as I saw youtube videos of the 1M. I was falling into the abyss of its strange but familiar powers. I was, and still am casted under a spell.

With great power comes great responsibility. It was everything that I had, or had not dreamed of. It was a beast to tame, and I have not yet fully grasped its temperament.

The more I eased into driving manual tranny, the more I became one with the car. It is a beautiful synthesis - I began doing strange things to this machine. I began caressing it, touching its curves, admiring its beauty. I began talking to it, and inside of it. Dumbfounded by the torque and sheer thrill sometimes I would scream in delight, I would laugh and grin to myself.

I began noticing bikers and truckers giving me the thumbs up, or others lowering their shades trying to look at the car in confusion. Unsure of what it is, or what excitement it brings. Even standing still, it seems like it's about to prowl and jump on their asses.

The more I fell in love with the car, the more I started to become anal about every little detail, every nook and cranny. Every smear and stain was a heartache. I gave it bubble baths, put some 3M protection film on it, but still I get rock chips. It's a learning process, I need to accept that the car won't be in perfect form all day all night, and that it's a just a vehicle to get from point A to B. But fuck it - it's not. It's the magic that makes point A to B exhilarating and orgasmic, it's the potion and makes me go POW WOW THANK GOD FOR THIS GIFT. I don't need no alcohol, no weed, no drugs - all I need is you, 1M.

Before I bought the car, I thought the thrill of a new car would be gone after 1 month. But More than 10 months later, it still excites me when I see it. In fact, it's the only car I see in any parking lot that stands out. I don't care if there's a Ferrari, Lambo, Maserati, Porche, Mercedes or whatever car that costs a few hundred thousand dollars more parked next to it. GT-R, R8, SLS, 911, 458, even the Aventador, move aside please, nothing else gives me the turn-on factor that this little creature called the 1M does. Besides, it's practical as hell too as a DD.

I often think to myself when I look at the car, "This is what lifes about." It's to reward oneself spiritually and emotionally through a machine that has taken a life of its own. If life is about staying young, then 1M is my playground. I love you 1M.

Hello my fellow groupies, my name is Pete, and I am a seriously addicted 1M user. Thank you for listening.
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After a little over 1 1/2 yrs...I still spend a lot of time out in the garage staring at the little beauty! I can't help it....its an obsession. I still pull it in and out of the garage to see it in different views....my wife can't drive a manual so I had my dad drive it around and I followed him in his car so I could see what it looked like driving...yeah...it was badass! I park a mile away everywhere I go....I kind of get angry when I see a for sale thread on this forum for a 1M. Is anyone with me or am I crazy?
Have to agree with you i hardly drive mine sits in the driveway and i love driving it when i do
almost 2 years old 4353 on the clock ... i dont think i could ever part with the 1M much love great addition to my small collection
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      07-18-2013, 10:48 AM   #20
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I concur with the OP

I've seen a few VO's fly by me going the opposite way on normal roads and it looks menacing. I do want to see what my car looks like from another point of view but I don't want anyone else to drive my car lol!
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      07-18-2013, 11:20 AM   #21
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I feel the same as the OP... It's kinda like when you hear of good friends that are getting divorced..

I still love my 1M, it's the only one in my State of 2 Million people..
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      07-18-2013, 12:29 PM   #22
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I concur with the OP

I've seen a few VO's fly by me going the opposite way on normal roads and it looks menacing. I do want to see what my car looks like from another point of view but I don't want anyone else to drive my car lol!
I let my wife take her friends to lunch in mine after I got it was pretty awesome to see it in motion as she left and came back. I have seen 2 VOs and 1 AW on the road but no other BSMs (except at meets).
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