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Understood. (nt) (archive)

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Posted by CFL on May 02, 2000 at 07:48:45:

In Reply to: Re: daily driver e30? posted by Marco on May 02, 2000 at 05:01:11:

: : : :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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