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      04-07-2014, 02:54 PM   #23
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Congrats. Huge fan of the 1M. Great write-up.
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      04-07-2014, 02:57 PM   #24
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NICE writeup. A good road trip is always a great idea! Welcome back to 1Addicts
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      04-07-2014, 02:58 PM   #25
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LOVE the 1M.

Such a cool story and experience.
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      04-07-2014, 03:00 PM   #26
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Many congratulations on your new wheels, looks amazing. The best way to learn about the car is a long road trip. You certainly done that! Happy motoring
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      04-07-2014, 03:05 PM   #27
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Awesome job writing this up. Congrats on the 1M, looks awesome!

I too did the same type of road trip to pick my beloved M3 late last summer. I saw the exact options/color combo I wanted in Virginia on a Ad posted on the M3 forums. Immediately I contacted the owner and called up a buddy and booked 2 tickets to DC as well haha.

Picked the car up and had an epic cross country road trip back to Dallas, TX, through curvy/scenic roads. I wouldn't have done it any other way. I got to know the car I purchased very well, got to spend time with a good friend, and to drive cross country. I would absolutely do it again, as I am sure you would as well.

I was going to make a thread similar to yours, but never got around to it! Awesome thread, lots of win!
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      04-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #28
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Congrats! Enjoy in good health.
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      04-07-2014, 03:13 PM   #29
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I think you're even more nuts than me. That was entertaining.
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      04-07-2014, 03:15 PM   #30
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Pretty cool dude! She looks gorgeous! Sounds like a nice drive to break the seat in!
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      04-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #31
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Great pics and thread. I'm sure the whole trip was a blast.

Wondering if there is a particular painters tape that will hold up in the rain and all since I'll be doing a 10hr drive end of this month.
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      04-07-2014, 03:26 PM   #32
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Congratulations on the car. Hope it is the dreamcar coming into life for you, it definitely would be so for me! I enjoyed your write-up very much
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      04-07-2014, 03:31 PM   #33
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Congrats on the 1M!!! definitely one of my bucket list things to do
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      04-07-2014, 03:33 PM   #34
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Great story man, I am also getting rid of my 2013 STi for pretty much the same reason, I posted in my thread here; http://f80.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=964234 Enjoy your new BMW 1M!
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      04-07-2014, 03:34 PM   #35
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Great write-up, thanks for sharing and congrats on the sweet ride. You'll love it!
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      04-07-2014, 03:39 PM   #36
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Driving the 1M reminded me of the 135 on steroids, everything felt solid and overbuilt. The steering rack reminded me of the Honda S2000.
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Yes, yes yes! I own both cars, and I agree that they both have very similar and amazing steering capabilities.

The 1M gets a slight leg up because it's so much more stable in high speed maneuvers because it has almost no body roll.

Congratulations on your purchase. It's a really great car.
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congrats!! amazing car, and very nice write up. Thanks for sharing!
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      04-07-2014, 04:09 PM   #39
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Nice trip, writeup and photos!

Reminds me of when I picked up my 1M --> http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535758


Enjoy in good health!


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      04-07-2014, 05:21 PM   #41
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Really good read. But my god, 2500 mi put on the car driving it home? How much would it have been to had it shipped?

Yes... shipping might have been an idea.. however.. No life long road trip memories... no thread... and no love from other 1M owners...

It's almost too good a story to pass up. Especially compared to spending another $950-1250 shipping it.

Congratulations to the OP as new owner.
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      04-07-2014, 05:24 PM   #42
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Congratulations on your 1M!!! Thanks for posting the trip report and taking us along with you!
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      04-07-2014, 05:35 PM   #43
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Beautiful find! But why CPO it instead of buying the extended warranty?
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      04-07-2014, 05:36 PM   #44
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Congrats on the 1M!. I do think your use of painters tape was a little excessive though.
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