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      10-05-2011, 12:45 AM   #1
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who rarely drives their car

Ok so i got a e92 328I
I barley drive it anymore :-(
i have a junk car for work and around town over the summer i put a shit load of miles i got my car in march with 20k and i now have 40k miles its a joke
but i have not drove the thing in a month i would like to know what i should do when i put it away from time to time
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      10-05-2011, 12:52 AM   #2
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Ok so i got a e92 328I
I barley drive it anymore :-(
i have a junk car for work and around town over the summer i put a shit load of miles i got my car in march with 20k and i now have 40k miles its a joke
but i have not drove the thing in a month i would like to know what i should do when i put it away from time to time
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      10-05-2011, 12:53 AM   #3
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got my 07 with 30k miles two years ago. barely has 42k now
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      10-05-2011, 01:01 AM   #5
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Grammar P-P-Police

"there" should be "their"



/annoyedbymisuseoftheretheirtheyre

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Please make the correction, k thanks
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      10-05-2011, 01:42 AM   #6
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Who knows, maybe he really meant "there". There. As in "that special sacred place every BMW owner knows of and where all BMW owners drive their cars at midnight of some special night once in a decade when the planets and stars align in some specific way, to dance with the mermaids and to hear the voice of Lorelei lure the unfortunate sailors to their certain doom"...

Or maybe not. Maybe it was really meant to be a plain and boring "their".
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      10-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #7
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Who knows, maybe he really meant "there". There. As in "that special sacred place every BMW owner knows of and where all BMW owners drive their cars at midnight of some special night once in a decade when the planets and stars align in some specific way, to dance with the mermaids and to hear the voice of Lorelei lure the unfortunate sailors to their certain doom"...

Or maybe not. Maybe it was really meant to be a plain and boring "their".
Please provide an example using 'there' in that context or. . .

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      10-05-2011, 01:53 AM   #8
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Lol, I drive my car because I bought it for that reason

About to hit 10k miles after 3 months of ownership.
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      10-05-2011, 02:01 AM   #9
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Lol, I drive my car because I bought it for that reason

About to hit 10k miles after 3 months of ownership.
holy shit.
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      10-05-2011, 02:10 AM   #10
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holy shit.
Yeah lol, at least I make the most out of my drives by enjoying it
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      10-05-2011, 02:12 AM   #11
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Yes, naturally we are all aware that there are some people who drive a ton, then there are many people who drive the average amount of mileage per year, and of course then there are some people who for whatever reason choose to put very few miles on their car.

This forum has many members, naturally if every body replied to this post, you would get all three answers.

"I drive a fuck load"

"I drive the average amount, 10-15k miles a year"

"I hardly ever drive my bimmer"

Who cares?
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      10-05-2011, 02:20 AM   #12
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Guys im just saying i wanna give the thing a break i put some hard miles
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      10-05-2011, 02:38 AM   #13
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      10-05-2011, 03:00 AM   #14
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Who knows, maybe he really meant "there". There. As in "that special sacred place every BMW owner knows of and where all BMW owners drive their cars at midnight of some special night once in a decade when the planets and stars align in some specific way, to dance with the mermaids and to hear the voice of Lorelei lure the unfortunate sailors to their certain doom"...

Or maybe not. Maybe it was really meant to be a plain and boring "their".
Even if that was the intention of the OP, the phrase still does not make sense since it ends with "car" and lacks a question mark. Is he making a statement, or asking a question? I really do not know.
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      10-05-2011, 03:42 AM   #15
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I rarely drive my car, only twice since Labor Day weekend. I got my 335i when I was single, so I always had a 2nd car. Then, after getting married, my wife worked in Manhattan for 2 years so no need for her to have a car.

On a couple of occasions, she had a job in the 'burbs, so the 335i became a daily driver. Then Labor Day weekend, we got a 3rd car, so no need to drive the 335i again. I took it out last Sat.

In its life, my car has sat for 4 wks. without being touched, and it always started the first try, so I doubt you need to do anything special. I would say when you do pull it out, let it fully warm up and try to take her out on the highway, 130 to 150 mph can't hurt.
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      10-05-2011, 04:19 AM   #16
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Yes, naturally we are all aware that there are some people who drive a ton, then there are many people who drive the average amount of mileage per year, and of course then there are some people who for whatever reason choose to put very few miles on their car.

This forum has many members, naturally if every body replied to this post, you would get all three answers.

"I drive a fuck load"

"I drive the average amount, 10-15k miles a year"

"I hardly ever drive my bimmer"

Who cares?
He cares, that's why he created this thread. Instead of wasting your time talking about who cares why don't you just reply and not go off topic?

OP I bought my car in April and have only put 1,300 miles. That's a little over 200 a month. Now that's pathetic. I have a company vehicle and use my car on the weekend. Everything is close by the only long trips I've made is 5 100 mile round trips. I would like to drive it more, but hey whatever.
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I rarely drive my car as I live in the city of chicago, so its really for roads trips and weekend errands, I also travel a lot so its sits at length sometimes for1 month.

I always start it and let it warm up till the exhaust opens above 45 degrees, if colder I idle for a minute, and when I am hard on it, being a twin turbo, I never put her bed hot, and make sure I drive it until the turbos cools down and the temps drop.

I bought it with 52K miles on it, and have not any issues other than a Low Boost issue at the track under heavy stress.
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      10-05-2011, 05:06 AM   #18
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06 with 136k. life is short enjoy driving
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      10-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #19
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Lol, I drive my car because I bought it for that reason

About to hit 10k miles after 3 months of ownership.
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06 with 136k. life is short enjoy driving
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You buy a car to drive it. You pay the same amount of money for it to be sitting in the garage, or having it on the road.

There's no sense in not using it.

I have 20K miles after 1 year and 3 months. There are only a few things I like more in this world than driving.

It's a car, it's made to drive. It's a BMW, it's made to be pushed to its limits. Your car will thank you for it.
Congrats..but some (including me) own another car that they daily drive and choose to use this one sparingly..Im honestly sick of the "oooh i bought my car to drive it" argument..good for youz..

I bought my car to drive it too..I am just choosing not to drive into the ground

ok rant over..k.thx bye//

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Grammar P-P-Police

"there" should be "their"



/annoyedbymisuseoftheretheirtheyre

/rantover

Please make the correction, k thanks
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with atlantic traffic, i carpool with the hubby in his 2002 hyundai. we put about 300 - 400 miles a month on the bimmer from weekend driving.
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