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andytothemax
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Post by andytothemax » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:10 pm

Incidentally, the mileage overall in mixed driving is 20.5 mpg, which I find ironic-- it's identical to my old car, a 530i with steptronic, even with 50% more horsepower.

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Post by Bawked » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:15 pm

You can get better mileage with manuals, thats why hypermilers use em :)
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Post by hockeystyx16 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:06 pm

sh1t who cares about gas mileage in an M3.
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Post by watkins » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:28 pm

Its always cool to see incredibly powerful cars that still get good mileage. Single digit fuel economy doesnt make a car better.
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Post by andytothemax » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:05 pm

hockeystyx16 wrote:sh1t who cares about gas mileage in an M3.
Unless it's under 10 I don't really care :). I just took note because it was interesting that it's relatively efficient. After a spirited weekend drive for a couple of hours today through really hilly terrain, it's down to 19.4 which is slightly worse than the old car but still good for the performance.

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Post by bde » Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:03 am

Welcome:)

Nice Ride! Congrats:)

I wish I'll have something similar at some point in the future.

As for hills, don't bmws have hill-assists just like new subies?

It's a great feature when u are learning and minimizes the risk of rolling, but doesn't teach you how to do proper hill starts.

The best method is handbrake I think. Less prone to error and less chance to burn the clutch in a panic when you are learning)
Heel and toe start is very complicated for a beginner - don't try that or you might fry your clutch).

Learn the handbrake furst)

Gluck)
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experience comes from bad decisions...

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Post by potownrob » Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:09 am

AHTOXA wrote:Honestly, I did a dumb thing in my new car once. I was really tired coming home from work and as I was accelerating I went from 4-3 instead of 4-5. Dumb move. I wasn't accelerating hard at the time so it was not a money shift, but it startled me for sure. Even after you drive for a while, you still need to pay attention.
I just did that the other day when I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing, and I've been shifting just about everyday since August of 2003 :lol: .
Driving a stick is a great way to drive safer, because it forces you to stay awake (unless on highway, really) and more alert to your surroundings and to what your car's doing.
true that 8)
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Re: Newbie with a handful

Post by K23Turbo » Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:08 am

Beautiful M3!

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Re: Newbie with a handful

Post by AHTOXA » Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:28 am

Hey Andy, how are the skills progressing? Having fun with that car yet? If not, then can I? :mrgreen:
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Re: Newbie with a handful

Post by andytothemax » Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:31 am

AHTOXA wrote:Hey Andy, how are the skills progressing? Having fun with that car yet? If not, then can I? :mrgreen:
Dear AHTOXA,

Three years and 63k miles later, I think I have it mastered :)

Thanks for the offer but I think I'm going to hang on to this one ;)

Andy

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Re: Newbie with a handful

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:41 am

Great to hear, Andy!!!
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