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Re: daily driver e30? (archive)

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Posted by Marco on May 02, 2000 at 05:01:11:

In Reply to: Re: daily driver e30? posted by CFL on May 01, 2000 at 22:50:04:

: : :Don't miscunstrue my point, What I said was if you decide to drive the car "hard" as opposed to driving it "fast" you would spend more time and money on repairs. I use my car as a daily driver also but I know it's not a dragster and I don't hammer the throttle at every stoplight either. My commute consists of a forty minute Interstate drive and it's normal for me to cruise at 100mph.

Well, it sounds like you had better be able to fix anything and have pretty deep pockets because if you drive the M hard on a regular basis you will pay for it in time and money.

: That's where I tend to disagree, somewhat. It seems to me people who leave their car parked and only drive it occasionally are the ones with problems. I drive mine daily and if anything is wrong I can detect it immediately. So far mine has been very reliable (knock on wood) but I do work on it quite a bit, because I enjoy it not cuz I have to.

: I agree though, keeping the car in good mechanical shape requires quite a bit of money since part costs have the M3 factor, multiply everything for a regular E30 times three sometimes five and even ten (ie motor mounts).

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