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      10-01-2012, 08:30 PM   #23
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No offense, but if you were to say that to a BMW engineer he'd hurl down curses on you in German and probably punch your lights out!

Remember the name: Bayerische Motoren Worke! It's a BMW, not a Kia! BMW is first and foremost an engine company! BMW's are designed, engineered and built for the nurburgring, the autobahn and every other high speed environment known to mankind.

By not giving it WOT every so often, you're actually doing more harm to it than by trying to preserve it. So, please, pretty please, with sugar on top, drive the f***ing car! .
lol I had a feeling i'd get flamed when I typed that. Ever consider that my daily commute rarely exceeds a mile each way? The engine hardly has a chance to warm up by the time I arrive. I hope you know going WOT when the oil temp is cold is VERY bad for engine. And when I go to the gym or somewhere that actually requires driving I still like to drive the car in a relaxed manner, simply because the feeling of reserve power is so great. But in the end your are right, I dont go WOT on every on ramp or traffic light like a majority of 335 owners on this forum. Just not my style of driving. I dont believe in "the harder you drive it, the better it will run" motto that seems to go around.
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      10-01-2012, 08:50 PM   #24
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I'm not saying drive like Mario Andretti to the grocery store, but every now and then find an interstate on ramp, floor the mofo, redline the tach and let her breathe a bit for 10 or 20 miles!
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      10-01-2012, 08:51 PM   #25
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No offense, but if you were to say that to a BMW engineer he'd hurl down curses on you in German and probably punch your lights out!

Remember the name: Bayerische Motoren Worke! It's a BMW, not a Kia!
Exactly! So, the first lesson is the proper pronunciation of the company's name. Remember, it is (drumroll...)

Bay-Em-Vay

Under no circumstances use that barbaric

Bee-Em-DoubleYou

you often here in civilian speech, especially not in front of punch-happy German engineers.

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Wenn ich deutschen Lehren aus ihnen werde ich Sie bitten!
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That makes no sense. Your online translator ist kaput! ROFLMAO!
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That makes no sense. Your online translator ist kaput! ROFLMAO!
No, no, no. This is not a product of some online translator. This is the original historical art. It rhymes, if you noticed. Call it an obscure cultural reference, if you will. So obscure that even Google seems to know nothing about it

Ich bin Sсhreibikus.

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      10-02-2012, 12:51 AM   #30
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Whats funny is I just had an argument with my girlfriend about my car because she was like you take care of your car like it's human. Then went on how I need to not worry it's just a car people don't care about cars, I'm like if u drove mine you'd care she's likes it's just a car I don't care I'll trash it. So yeah a lot of people don't care what they're driving.. Although my car is clean In and out, I treat it poorly probably by driving it like a maniac messing with the paddle shifts constantly, redlining it, taking corners fast, but I guess I maintain it properly too though.
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      10-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #31
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Haven't washed it in a while lol.
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      10-02-2012, 10:31 AM   #32
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I really don't think it's just these "rich kids". That contributes to the problem, but I don't think it is the problem.

I think the problem has been said multiple times already here - there's a different mentality from the enthusiast than the daily driver. The enthusiast not only cares about how they care for the car, but they care and enjoy driving.


Not only does the general public not care about driving (they still text, drink, smoke, eat, and do everything short of drive), so they don't care about their cars either. It's really sad and pathetic. People should enjoy driving and take general care
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      10-02-2012, 10:41 AM   #33
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      10-02-2012, 11:05 AM   #34
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I took pretty good care I my 02 325i when I had it. Now with a 09 328i with a really nice saddle brown leather interior. I plan on babying it.
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      10-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #35
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I take care of every car I've owned and always will. I paid money for it, after all. I'm not naive enough to think that things won't happen to my car but when they do, I take care of them. I've always thought this about my cars: "take care of it and it will take care of you."

By the way, to the poster who drives like a granny...you're doing a disservice to that engine. It's one thing to say you don't go WOT but then another to come back and say that "you hope we know" it's bad for the engine since it's cold. It's bad for your engine to repeatedly take such short trips. I also don't understand why you'd tune a car if you have no intention of opening it up. To each his own, I guess.
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      10-02-2012, 12:42 PM   #36
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to some people, these cars are like a civic to them.
Yep but for me I treat mine like it is my last car I will ever own. So I take good care of it inside and out.
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      10-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #37
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My car prob lives a better life then most people lol
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      10-02-2012, 12:48 PM   #38
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      10-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #39
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I'm a pretty slow driver, never really gun it. I will, however, accelerate to 5k RPMs every once in a while to blow out any accumulated carbon on the valves.
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Funny story. I always park way out of the way to avoid dings and was doing great for 6 months or so then I had a lunch meeting with a client one day and he saw me park so followed me over and parked next to me. After a good lunch he gets back to his car and BANG, his door swung open from a wind gust and gave my car it's first door ding (he knows I'm a car nut). He looked over with a smile and shrug and I said no worries bud, your business over the last couple years paid for the car. We had a good laugh. He brings up the door ding every time i see him. Lol.

But at the end of the day, wash it, wax it, vacuum it, maintain it, and know that it won't ever stay cherry if you drive it. Just do your best.
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He looked over with a smile and shrug and I said no worries bud, your business over the last couple years paid for the car. We had a good laugh.
Guess you cant get mad at the man who paid for the car haha!
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I'm a student, and a car enthusiast but honestly I treat my car like crap. It's always dirty, there's about an inch of brake dust on the wheels, there's dried dog slober on the back windows, I drive it like I stole it 95% of the time, school books and empty monster cans everywhere.

...On the other hand I love it to death, when I do wash it it's always a hand wash, it always brings a smile to my face, I secretly talk to it when no one is around, I always make sure maintenance is up to date, and when my dog rides in it I make sure every inch of the back seat is covered.
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Guess you cant get mad at the man who paid for the car haha!
Damn right! Once I accumulate a couple more I'll get them fixed at the same time. It's is nice though, the people who park on either side of me in my garage at the office have an understanding. They are both car guys and we are very carfull opening doors.
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I'm a student, and a car enthusiast but honestly I treat my car like crap. It's always dirty, there's about an inch of brake dust on the wheels, there's dried dog slober on the back windows, I drive it like I stole it 95% of the time, school books and empty monster cans everywhere.

So let's get to why? You're lazy, don't care, don't pay for it or what? Just curious.

My friend is an Orthopaedic Surgery resident, and he treats his car like shit because he has no time to care for it, let alone care for himself. There's trash inside, shit everywhere. Although I can't stand it, I can kind of understand it.

So why don't you care about the cleanliness and maintaining your car?
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