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Old 05-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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I don't understand NOT driving your car.

I've always been an enthusiast, just like you. I take care and mod my cars to make them look good, go faster, etc. But there is one phenomenon that I do not understand in this world - why people don't drive their cars.

You see it all the time on the forums, especially in the the FS forum. 20xx E46 M3 with a jackload of mods, super cool looking and super fast, NEVER DRIVEN DURING THE WEEK, IN RAIN, AT NIGHT, ON THE WEEKEND. Car is 7 years old and has 20K miles, and if it is for sale, it's at a substantial rate, in spite of all the upgrades, which were probably never enjoyed. I mean, how can you enjoy an HPF stage 3 for 5000 miles and then sell it?

My question is, WHY???

I have a $100K build and I DD my car EVERYDAY, on the city streets of Chicago, potholes and all, until the winter comes up, since you can't run 20 series tires in 4 inches of snow.

Now if we were driving Lambos around here, I would understand, but we are still talking about mass-produced cars that were meant to go 100K miles.

Anyway, that's all. Please let me know what you think.
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Old 05-24-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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I've always been an enthusiast, just like you. I take care and mod my cars to make them look good, go faster, etc. But there is one phenomenon that I do not understand in this world - why people don't drive their cars.

You see it all the time on the forums, especially in the the FS forum. 20xx E46 M3 with a jackload of mods, super cool looking and super fast, NEVER DRIVEN DURING THE WEEK, IN RAIN, AT NIGHT, ON THE WEEKEND. Car is 7 years old and has 20K miles, and if it is for sale, it's at a substantial rate, in spite of all the upgrades, which were probably never enjoyed. I mean, how can you enjoy an HPF stage 3 for 5000 miles and then sell it?

My question is, WHY???

I have a $100K build and I DD my car EVERYDAY, on the city streets of Chicago, potholes and all, until the winter comes up, since you can't run 20 series tires in 4 inches of snow.

Now if we were driving Lambos around here, I would understand, but we are still talking about mass-produced cars that were meant to go 100K miles.

Anyway, that's all. Please let me know what you think.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:04 PM   #3
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:12 PM   #4
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I need a DD for my DD, yo
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:21 PM   #5
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Gm cars are meant to go 100,000 miles

BMW's are meant to go 500,000 miles

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:24 PM   #6
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its cause they fix it up super fast and they are scared to drive it and wreck it, so they just leave it in the garage, ha

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:28 PM   #7
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Depends if they have multiple cars. I only put 2k Miles on my bimmer last year. I take my beater if i'm just going up the road to the gym or store.

But trust me. I drive my baby every chance I can. (I just don't go out often ;-p)
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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They are saving their car for someone like me I'm gonna beat the **** outta it till it breaks. Fix it break it again. etc. Like those losers, with bra's on their weekend driven Z06s. I ask people all the time... "Who are you saving that thing for?" most just don't get it. EPIC!
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:33 PM   #9
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I agree, as my car is DD the only thing that annoys me is having no option to take it off the road for any length of time for big maintenance or modding jobs. Having said that if I had that option it would probably be in a constant build/maintenance state

I think some people simply splash the cash, get bored and want to move on to the next thing. I'm slowly modding my car over time which works for me.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:41 PM   #10
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I have my limits for my street car though. As I have aged, my philosophy behind modifying my car has changed.

Don't try to make a street car/daily driver a race car.
Keep the compromises simple
Keep some civility in the car (no stripped out interiors, no solid motor mounts, no excessively loud exhaust, no "race car" parts/suspensions)
Drive the car and drive it hard. You spent all this money, enjoy it.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:42 PM   #11
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Doesn't bother me any. Especially if I'm looking to buy - I don't want some high mileage, heavily modded car. I'm looking for that guy with a garage queen. There was a 2005 M3 ZCP for sale in Oregon last week w/ less than 1800 miles. I don't see it listed any longer so it must have sold.

Does this one make you mad? http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:45 PM   #12
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Gm cars are meant to go 100,000 miles

BMW's are meant to go 500,000 miles

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As they say.... life is short, enjoy it while you can which leads me to say that if you have an awesome car then enjoy it. No need to save it for the next person. Look at it this way....would you save your girlfriend for the next guy???
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:46 PM   #13
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Just hit 15,000 miles in my 2003 Porsche

And the cobra just hit 4,200
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I don't winter drive it and sometimes not in the rain. It's not the weather as much as the increase chance or people getting in accidents with the visibility being worse etc.

Plus it spreads out the mileage on all my cars.

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Sometime people show love for their car the wrong way. Cars want to be driver they were made to not sitting in a garage. My friend 07 s2k has 9k in it...

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Old 05-24-2011, 04:49 PM   #16
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That a good point.

I'm rolling 30k miles a year, this is a good and reliable dailydriver. LOVE IT. If I got enough money to buy a M3 or M5 one day, she will do the same mileage, because life is made to be live, and driving these car is pure !
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Sometime people show love for their car the wrong way. Cars want to be driver they were made to not sitting in a garage. My friend 07 s2k has 9k in it...

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That doesnt sound like he doesnt drive it though.

I dont drive much so 9/4=2.25k a year... thats low but not too much lower than where I'm at.
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:52 PM   #18
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I have my limits for my street car though. As I have aged, my philosophy behind modifying my car has changed.

Don't try to make a street car/daily driver a race car.
Keep the compromises simple
Keep some civility in the car (no stripped out interiors, no solid motor mounts, no excessively loud exhaust, no "race car" parts/suspensions)
Drive the car and drive it hard. You spent all this money, enjoy it.
I might be able to take some from that wisdom, I've been toying with all of the above.

The problem with a DD and a lack of disposable 'modding money' is you have lots of time to get acquainted with things that can be changed/improved upon and then lots of time to agonise over the choices available, with regard to both and NVH compromises.

My car usually sees 6000 rpm at least once each time I drive it, where's that oil pump solution
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Old 05-24-2011, 04:56 PM   #19
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In 4 years im gonna own solely and therefore dd a tt c5 z06, i dont give a **** who says thats stupid. If it breaks ill take the bus or ride my bike to work.
Edit: until i fix it, that is
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:04 PM   #20
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would you save your girlfriend for the next guy???

haha that is epic. can I use that as a sig quote?

and OP I totally agree. drive it while it lasts, might as well enjoy it!
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