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      12-23-2018, 09:25 PM   #1
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First drive in my new 1M on Route 33 [pics]

After searching for about 9 months and then weeks of trying to close out a sale with a private party seller in LA, I'm finally a member of the 1M Club! The car was a fully loaded version and is stock aside from window tint and had under 23,000 miles when I got it.

Since I live in NorCal, I took Route 33 back. It was as advertised -- great twisties through the Los Padres National Forest with smooth road surfaces and not too many cars. I'm not sure if the orange color made a difference, but all the drivers I got stuck behind quickly pulled over! There were also long straight sections where I got a taste of its Autobahn pedigree

My current car is an E46 M3 (and an S2000). The 1M feels very different! The clutch is really light and the shifter is smooth with short, light throws. The torque in the 1M is impressive and took the bumps a bit better than my M3 (although that has Bilstein PSS9s and is due for a suspension bushing refresh). The iDrive is disappointing and requires a lot of inputs to do simple tasks.

Enjoy some photos from my first day with the car, plus a bonus of an Orange M2 Competition from the LA Auto Show with a sweet carbon fiber hood.
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Bonus pic of an Orange M2 Competition from the LA Auto Show with a sweet carbon fiber hood


View along Route 33 of Los Padres National Forest
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      12-23-2018, 10:07 PM   #2
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      12-23-2018, 10:25 PM   #3
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Congrats and welcome to the club 😎

Great holiday gift you got yourself 😁
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      12-24-2018, 03:15 AM   #4
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Congrats mate. Beautiful car and what a way to get to know her
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      12-24-2018, 05:39 AM   #5
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Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the 1M Club !
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      12-24-2018, 03:06 PM   #6
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Congrats! Good to see another VO in the Bay Area!
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      12-24-2018, 07:38 PM   #7
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congratulations! terrific looking car and nice way to start off your ownership!
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      12-25-2018, 12:39 AM   #8
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Canít have too many VO 1M

Congrats!!!
I’m in Vacaville and try to make it to various cars and coffee. Would be cool to get a few VO 1Ms together in the Bay Area. EuroSunday perhaps?
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      12-26-2018, 03:28 PM   #9
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Congrats!!!
Iím in Vacaville and try to make it to various cars and coffee. Would be cool to get a few VO 1Ms together in the Bay Area. EuroSunday perhaps?
use to live in fairfield, my boys are there now on vacation, been back many times, but haven't seen any 1M in that area.
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      12-27-2018, 10:26 AM   #10
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sweet! great car and road! welcome
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btw, i also live in NorCal. let me know if you ever want to do a drive or photoshoot. Also, i will be doing a review video on the 1M soon. sort of a "long term" and "how its aged" kind of thing. let me know if you want your car in the video. It will be part of my YouTube channel: point.shift.drive
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Nice photos. On the iDrive - you can program the 1-6 buttons as shortcuts to commonly used functions. For me, #1 button = turn off the screen.
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      12-27-2018, 09:29 PM   #13
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btw, i also live in NorCal. let me know if you ever want to do a drive or photoshoot. Also, i will be doing a review video on the 1M soon. sort of a "long term" and "how its aged" kind of thing. let me know if you want your car in the video. It will be part of my YouTube channel: point.shift.drive
Have you done any other 1M video's?

If so, post up!
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      12-28-2018, 12:49 AM   #14
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Congrats!!!
Iím in Vacaville and try to make it to various cars and coffee. Would be cool to get a few VO 1Ms together in the Bay Area. EuroSunday perhaps?
I hardly ever see 1Ms, let alone VO ones so that would be cool. What are Euro Sundays?
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      12-28-2018, 12:53 AM   #15
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btw, i also live in NorCal. let me know if you ever want to do a drive or photoshoot. Also, i will be doing a review video on the 1M soon. sort of a "long term" and "how its aged" kind of thing. let me know if you want your car in the video. It will be part of my YouTube channel: point.shift.drive
I'm always down for a good drive and I'm trying to get better at my car photography so both sound good! I'm interested in the vid too...let me know what you're thinking.
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Nice photos. On the iDrive - you can program the 1-6 buttons as shortcuts to commonly used functions. For me, #1 button = turn off the screen.
Thanks, that's a useful tip! Do you mean the 1-6 buttons below the CD slot? I'm away from my car for a couple more days but I'll try it this weekend.

A couple more iDrive questions...
-- I found the navigation screen and prompts to be really lacking too - what's the preferred screen config when following navi directions?
-- Also, is there a way to tether your phone's internet to iDrive so it can do a Google Search for destinations? I saw the option for Google Search but it was greyed out.
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I'm always down for a good drive and I'm trying to get better at my car photography so both sound good! I'm interested in the vid too...let me know what you're thinking.
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Nothing like a good road trip! Enjoy your 1M.

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