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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Sep-14-2018, 08:01:48 PM   #61
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Default Re: Driving Experience Question: E46 M3 vs .... E30 325

Sigh... well, if nothing I said resonates with anyone, perhaps this mechanical perfectionism thing is just me.

I will say that I *am* a little disappointed that nobody made the obvious joke: "Uh, doog: you drive a vert with Active Autowerke parts and you think you're experiencing perfection?"

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I knew what he meant-- I just meant this is his MO.
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Don't sell the car doog. The forum will miss u
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Old Fri, Sep-14-2018, 08:32:17 PM   #63
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Sigh... well, if nothing I said resonates with anyone, perhaps this mechanical perfectionism thing is just me.

I will say that I *am* a little disappointed that nobody made the obvious joke: "Uh, doog: you drive a vert with Active Autowerke parts and you think you're experiencing perfection?"

I know what you meant man. I totally understand it too. I too am after that same bit of perfectionism almost to the point it's a sickness. But it's something that follows me throughout all things I do in life, not just my car. You have to strike a balance, stay within your means keeping the big picture of your situation at the forefront, have self control, and accept when certain things are not in your control.

The question is, is your car "your drug of choice", in which case getting rid of it would alleviate your problems?

or

Is this just an innate personality quality that has been forged within you that you apply to most all things around you, regardless of object?

If the latter, than i don't think selling your car would achieve much other than future regret and a lighter wallet. This is certainly just my opinion, don't take it as anything medically related or "psychoanalytical". =P

Perhaps, slow down and enjoy the ride (pun actually unintended) for how it is. Be in the present moment and practice mindfulness for how things currently are rather than how they can be (or "should be"), and self control will follow.

You own the car, so all you would be doing is liquidating it for physical cash (and at a large loss) So if you don't need the cash flow...Just keep it, use it occasionally as you see fit, enjoy it's presence, look at it, drive it, and pick up a cheaper alternative like an E30 to scratch that other itch and to take your mind off the current one. E30s are cheap enough that this is totally realistic for most people to afford to be able to do. Unless you feel the car is mentally/emotionally (or financially) consuming you, selling it likely won't rid you of all the emotions you described as feeling; they will just be applied to something else. At least that is how I have recognized I function. Perhaps you are similar.
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Old Fri, Sep-14-2018, 08:45:38 PM   #64
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Im almost too afraid to ask but is Doogan for real?
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Let me try this again.
I can sort of see where you're coming from, but perhaps you need a paradigm shift. As every wise man on the internet said, it's the journey not the destination brother.
In life we find things that we are passionate about, and occupy ourselves with them to live better lives. What would life be without the pursuit of happiness? Cherish the moments you spend pursuing the end result, never really reaching it. This is why I personally customize and DIY many of my modifications on this car. This why any modification has been done to this car in the first place. let's dissect what happens whenever a guy like us wants to modify(improve) upon this car:
1- Your boredom creates the need in you to occupy yourself with something that would bring satisfaction and alleviate the monotony of life
2- You set yourself a goal, improving X or Y on something you are passionate about, which happens to be this car in this instance
3- You go about doing it in whichever way you like to get your "fix"(not talking about cocaine this time). So you either go for a quick fix, brute force, pay for it, get it installed, enjoy it, try to prolong this sensation by sharing it with as many friends as possible, take pictures, sound clips, post here. Or DIY it, have a richer experience, and the pride that goes with getting it done yourself etc..
4- Boredom sets in again, and you look for more of the same stimulus that felt so good the last time you got ur fix( again not the drug :P )
So, this car really serves a purpose, I would argue, it's one of the things that make life a richer more balanced experience.
You are stuck thinking it's ur perfectionism driving you to not enjoy yourself more, and thinking that if for some reason you were to do less of that you will be a sinful man, doing a crime against this car by not doing it justice and stuff, but it's not. It's just you, trying to make yourself feel better, by owning/refining something you are passionate about, all in the journey for the pursuit of happiness. Embrace it. It's human nature We are satisfaction driven. just ask Sigmund Freud.
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Let me try this again.
I can sort of see where you're coming from, but perhaps you need a paradigm shift. As every wise man on the internet said, it's the journey not the destination brother.
In life we find things that we are passionate about, and occupy ourselves with them to live better lives. What would life be without the pursuit of happiness? Cherish the moments you spend pursuing the end result, never really reaching it. This is why I personally customize and DIY many of my modifications on this car. This why any modification has been done to this car in the first place. let's dissect what happens whenever a guy like us wants to modify(improve) upon this car:
1- Your boredom creates the need in you to occupy yourself with something that would bring satisfaction and alleviate the monotony of life
2- You set yourself a goal, improving X or Y on something you are passionate about, which happens to be this car in this instance
3- You go about doing it in whichever way you like tp get your "fix"(not talking about cocaine this time). So you either go for a quick fix, brute force, pay for it, get it installed, enjoy it, try to prolong this sensation by sharing it with as many friends as possible, take pictures, sound clips, post here. Or DIY it, have a richer experience, and the pride that goes with getting it done yourself etc..
4- Boredom sets in again, and you look for more of the same stimulus that felt so good the last time you got ur fix( again not the drug :P )
So, this car really serves a purpose, I would argue, it's one of the things that make life a richer more balanced experience.
You are stuck thinking it's ur perfectionism driving you to not enjoy yourself more, and thinking that if for some reason you were to do less of that you will be a sinful man, doing a crime against this car by not it justice and stuff, but it's not. It's just you, trying to make yourself feel better, by owning/refining something you are passionate about, all in the journey for the pursuit of happiness. Embrace it. It's human nature We are satisfaction driven. just ask Sigmund Freud.
cheers
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Or as I've always seen it, always have something to look forward to.
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Though this is about the e30.... anyone love e28s?
I love my e28, but I am selling it to get back into another e30. I miss the handling but they both look awesome.
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Though this is about the e30.... anyone love e28s?
The inability to get heat through the center vents on the E28 was enough to ruin that for me. Undrivable in winter, even as someone who generally likes to keep it pretty cold in the car.
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The inability to get heat through the center vents on the E28 was enough to ruin that for me. Undrivable in winter, even as someone who generally likes to keep it pretty cold in the car.
You could alway move to California
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