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      08-16-2006, 12:58 PM   #1
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E46's are like buses

Joined the M5 for the cruise home tonight and tucked in behind a Silver Grey 330d. We cruised for a while until coming up behind a Silver Grey 320d, who then sped up to join formation.

It was almost like a mini UK1, but with three Silver Grey E46's in close formation. I almost wanted to keep going when I reached my junction
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      08-16-2006, 01:53 PM   #2
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Joined the M5 for the cruise home tonight and tucked in behind a Silver Grey 330d. We cruised for a while until coming up behind a Silver Grey 320d, who then sped up to join formation.

It was almost like a mini UK1, but with three Silver Grey E46's in close formation. I almost wanted to keep going when I reached my junction
I know the feeling Matt!

There's a TiAg e90 that I sometimes see on my way to & from work, but I still haven't found out where it's from.

There's a lot more e90s & e91s I see along the A1 & A19 around Teesside.
The 'convoy' feeling is great!


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      08-17-2006, 02:29 AM   #3
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When I had my jet black E46, I used to see exactly the same model coming the other way every day. Many times I thought about giving the driver a wave, but he would probably think I was a bit of a berk. So many BMW drivers aren't interested in the car per se, just the badge.

Obviously that doesn't apply to anyone on here (as this is an enthusiast's site!)

BTW - Viv - sorry if I appear thick but what is a "TiAg" E90?

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      08-17-2006, 02:31 AM   #4
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Glad you asked that question - was beginning to feel very thick. I thought the Ti might be abbreviation for Titanium (as in silver!) but struggle with the Ag!

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      08-17-2006, 03:24 AM   #5
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Better stop calloing mine silver then and go for the official wording!

Anything else that us new boys need to know to make our cars sound even better than they already are???

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You had a look through this thread ?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11465
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You had a look through this thread ?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11465


Crikey, a link for everything ... nice
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When I had my jet black E46, I used to see exactly the same model coming the other way every day. Many times I thought about giving the driver a wave, but he would probably think I was a bit of a berk. So many BMW drivers aren't interested in the car per se, just the badge.

Obviously that doesn't apply to anyone on here (as this is an enthusiast's site!)

BTW - Viv - sorry if I appear thick but what is a "TiAg" E90?

Cheers
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You are quite right.

It is very refreshing to know there are fellow BMW ethusiasts out there who truly appreciate the car.

There is a lot of stigma out there regarding "some" BMW drivers and I am already getting stick, before I've even got the car ...

I need to learn to cut people up
Get really close behind other cars bumpers
NOT to wave people out of junctions etc ahead of me
Speed down the fast last on motorways

ha ha ha

I just laugh it off
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You are quite right.

It is very refreshing to know there are fellow BMW ethusiasts out there who truly appreciate the car.

There is a lot of stigma out there regarding "some" BMW drivers and I am already getting stick, before I've even got the car ...

I need to learn to cut people up
Get really close behind other cars bumpers
NOT to wave people out of junctions etc ahead of me
Speed down the fast last on motorways

ha ha ha

I just laugh it off
That's the best way I guess. In my 14 months of my old E46 to be honest I didn't notice I was being treated any different to any other driver on the road. However, odd thing is, when I had a Saab for 4 months, people almost fell over themselves to let me out at junctions, and even my 50 yr female neighbour commented on it.

The typical BMW driver myth is just that - a myth. I feel that quite often they are now driven by proper enthusiasts who like well engineered, well performing, well handling cars. Sure the brand name has kudos too, but if you're into brand only, you'll probably end up in an Audi, Merc or maybe even a Saab(?).

The aspirational types who gave the brand a bad name, now drive Audi TT's!!
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I need to learn to cut people up
Get really close behind other cars bumpers
NOT to wave people out of junctions etc ahead of me
Speed down the fast last on motorways
It's alright - it'll be second nature to you in no time
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It's alright - it'll be second nature to you in no time


.. ha ha ha !!

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...I need to learn to cut people up
Get really close behind other cars bumpers
NOT to wave people out of junctions etc ahead of me
Speed down the fast last on motorways

ha ha ha

I just laugh it off
If you join a convoy down to Donington, Snake, we'll show you how to do all of that & more!

If paddywac comes to the meet, I'm sure he'll provide an in-depth masterclass of 'BMW etiquette'!

Blocking 3 lanes of the M1 with e90s is a nice sight to see!

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      08-18-2006, 09:10 AM   #14
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If you join a convoy down to Donington, Snake, we'll show you how to do all of that & more!

If paddywac comes to the meet, I'm sure he'll provide an in-depth masterclass of 'BMW etiquette'!

Blocking 3 lanes of the M1 with e90s is a nice sight to see!

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Hey that sounds cool
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I might be able to spare time to watch that go buy when you pass Chesterfield - a sight for sore eyes, no less.
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If you join a convoy down to Donington, Snake, we'll show you how to do all of that & more!

If paddywac comes to the meet, I'm sure he'll provide an in-depth masterclass of 'BMW etiquette'!

Blocking 3 lanes of the M1 with e90s is a nice sight to see!

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I've convoyed with vivekk and he does practice what he preaches.
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      08-18-2006, 12:42 PM   #17
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I've convoyed with vivekk and he does practice what he preaches.
Thanks for that Floyd!

For the last meet, myself, Floyd, Paul (1stnewcar) & Craig (Flyingdwarf) all convoyed down to Donington, along the A1 & M1, stopped off at one of the services & carried on.

I think we all had a great time driving along together.
Seeing other e90s & being part of the moving convoy was a great feeling.
I'm looking forward to doing it again.

If anyone else wants to join us, then feel free.

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