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E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm}


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Old Sat, Mar-17-2012, 06:09:48 AM   #11
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Default Re: Taking a leased car to the track

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Like another member said, check the fine print. I personally wouldn't gamble with a 72k car just so I can have a few hours of fun.
I would consider it a non issue as long as HPDE insurance is taken out - BMW FS will get their money from the insurance company.
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Old Sun, Mar-18-2012, 06:13:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Taking a leased car to the track

the lease contract isnt your real worry. The important contract is your insurance policy. If you total a lease on the streets, or say it gets stolen, it doesnt matter as long as insurance pays off the car. Most insurance policies do not cover track days.

As for any use or abuse that could happen motor wise, well as far as i know there is no way to prove that it was done on a track versus very enthusiastic street driving...

I personally wouldnt take a financed or leased car to the track bc if my insurance doesnt cover a total loss at the track, then im screwed.
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As for any use or abuse that could happen motor wise, well as far as i know there is no way to prove that it was done on a track versus very enthusiastic street driving...
IIRC, it states you're allowed to track it in the Manual, as long as it's not competition/timed.

BMW invites you to track, so why can't you take your car to the track? Doing a track day isn't doing a "race" day
You aren't there to race. no trophies. (well, unless you go to a race event... that's a different story)

insurance is a great idea.

I personally don't understand how someone can spend $$ on a sports car and not track it.

For me, it's gotten to a point where I dislike DDing my car (to run errands and stuff... if it's for a date, or to go to the beach, then M3 all the way)
... I take the Alitma out instead for crying out loud (or the Z4 if it's not being used)... I don't like taking the M3 for work, to meet up friends, or anything. it's a pain not being able to rev it!!
I go out of my way to not drive the M3 now. it's pretty ironic, but it is what it is.

I've tracked my M3 5 times since the year began .

and guess what? Mine is a convertible! haha.

Just enjoy the car!
Insurance is an AMAZING idea, look into it

IIRC, it's about $500 per day, with a $2k-5k deductible in case something happens

Fortunately *knock on wood*, I've never seen accidents in beginner levels

Only idiots who think they're race car drivers, or idiots who think they're great drivers just cause they have a M3 or a nice car.
Go with an open mind that you're a horrible driver. drive slow until you start to learn the track, get comfortable with your car, and get comfortable on the track.

I personally feel more comfortable on the track than I do in downtown LA. Don't even compare it to driving in "Asia" town (Alhambra, Garden Grove, those from SoCal know what i mean lol)
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