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      10-03-2012, 10:20 AM   #45
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I try to take care of my car cars whether is was my 2003.5 M3 with 132k miles, my 2009 335i w/ 20k, or my Aston Martin Vantage with 14k....

Although I have to admit I do let my 335i get dirty, drive through the rain, sometimes catch myself tailgating trucks (rock chips), and put a hell of a lot of miles on it. ~2500/month.

I do however want to have a nice DD so I want to take care of it and keep it looking and running pristine. I try to park in safe areas when possible, and probably won't be going out in the snow.

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Gone: 2008 Aston Martin V8V, Stratus White, Bitter Chocolate, 6psd, Modded ~ 450hp, 2009 E92 335i M-Sport, 2003.5 E46 M3
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      10-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #46
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I'm a car enthusiast and it's made evident through how I interact with her. She'll go weeks without a wash because I'm busy with school and work but when I have time to take her for a spirited run, I'll push her until she's drained with fans running and everything. There's a difference between an enthusiasts' car and a car that's a pampered garage queen.

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      10-04-2012, 06:56 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by KMEddy View Post
I have noticed the past few weeks around campus that people really don't know how to take care of their cars, or simply do not care about them. Today I was walking to class and saw a E92 335i with damage to the front bumper as if they pulled into or out of a spot and hit another car and it also had a basket ball sized dent in the door. So what I have noticed around campus is that their are a ton of high end cars (Range Rover, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche ect.) that you can tell are completely neglected and abused.. I just don't get how people can let this happen or be okay with this.. Anyone else have similar experiences or stories?

I treat my car like its a child, I know every scratch and imperfection on the car and try and keep those to a minimum.. Just don't get how some people can treat such an expensive possession like crap...
It's not about the cars. It's much more about kids not understanding the value of money anymore. They didn't have to spend their own money on it so they don't know shit about how hard it is to earn this money - wich leads to not taking care of your stuff. This is why the economy and the world is where it is now. Nobody gives a shit about anything anymore. Banks playing with your money, because it's not their money - so who cares. People not helping each other anymore because it's not their live - so who cares. Kids not knowing what a gameboy costs and how long they would have to work to buy one, because they get new ones stuffed up their asses when they break it because they get angry being unable to pass the next level at farmgangwars - so who cares.

I am maintainig my car as good as possible because I worked my ass for a few years to buy it. This car has to drive me to work, my wife for dinner, and my kid to the doctor for the next few years so of course I look after it. And I want it to look good, because - being a graphic designer - I like good looking things.
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      10-04-2012, 07:40 AM   #48
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I own a 00 golf gli 1.8t and when I first got her babied the crap out of her! Washes every friday after work, full details every month inside and out, but then one day I walked out and seen someone keyed the entire side from bumper to bumper. Got it quoted at over a grand to fix and from that point on said fuck it. Washes maybe once a month, looked like I lived in it, pretty much just didnt care anymore. Now shes my weekday warrior...I take it places I just dont want to take my bimmer i.e. the grocery store, bars, places I know people around me dont give a shit about other peoples things and places Ill be staying overnight...But the bimmer gets first class attention and always will. I think it has more to do with the fact I paid 4 times more than the golf but at the same time this car is just on a whole other level. I just feel like its an obligation. Hard to explain but Im sure most of you understand.

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      10-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #49
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This past week I have been wandering aimlessly looking for a place so I neglected my E90 with it's usual good cleaning. I feel so bad.

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      10-04-2012, 08:07 AM   #50

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Originally Posted by ihc95 View Post
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.
so get a moped.

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      10-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #51
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