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      01-12-2017, 03:55 PM   #1
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"My friend has a bmw (320i) just like your car (F82)" -.-

Any F80/F82 owners tired of non-enthusiasts comparing your m3/m4 to their friends 320i and pretending they are on the same level? This drives me crazy. Some friends and random people i have met feel the need to always tell me how they have a friend that has a Bmw "exactly" like my car. This always comes from a certain demographic of the population. I feel the urge to educate them on what an M car is, but i don't want to come off as a douche. Sorry, just had to vent.
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      01-12-2017, 03:57 PM   #2
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Why care what they think or don't understand ?
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Any F80/F82 owners tired of non-enthusiasts comparing your m3/m4 to their friends 320i and pretending they are on the same level? This drives me crazy. Some friends and random people i have met feel the need to always tell me how they have a friend that has a Bmw "exactly" like my car. This always comes from a certain demographic of the population. I feel the urge to educate them on what an M car is, but i don't want to come off as a douche. Sorry, just had to vent.
Are they "pretending" and having a "need" if they have no idea that your car actually is different? People like to mention commonalities. If it's not done maliciously, what does it matter? I don't doubt we've all said something similar on a topic we know nothing about.
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Haven't had that happen and honestly wouldn't really care if it did. Maybe it's the orange that discourages comparisons...
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      01-12-2017, 04:22 PM   #5
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Curiously, I've found that the bone stock F80 M3 that I drive looks different enough from standard 3-series sedans that people don't compare to it. Non-car people have referred to it as "that really sporty car you drive" and strangers have commented unsolicited that "its a really beautiful car."

I think that the F80's hips, stance, and (ironically) the choice of the 513M wheels contribute to its distinctive look vis-a-vis the standard 3-series.
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If somebody confused your car for an M4 GTS or an M6 would you still feel the need to "educate" them?
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      01-12-2017, 04:28 PM   #7
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I attribute it to passive-aggressive jealous hating.
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      01-12-2017, 04:33 PM   #9
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Not everyone likes cars and it's not a big deal. I swear we have a thread like this every week lol.

You bought the car for yourself so who cares what people think about it.
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It would annoy me too. Just say "listen here you ignorant fuck, it's an M4 and costs twice as much as a POS $35,000 320 with headlights from 1989.


All kidding aside, what demographic always mentions it? I'm curios, you can PM me if you prefer
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LOL!! My wife thought I was driving an M5 for the first week!!!

Had to break the news to her.... Ironically it helped me, when she realized the M4 was cheaper ..
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I actually like my M3 for this reason. Most people think it's a nicer 3 but just can't tell why or how it looks a lot nicer than the other ones. I don't like to be singled out as the one driving a Porsche or Maserati or whatever. It is a plus in my books.

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I'd be bothered too.
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i simply say "i doubt it" under my breath if its someone i might run into again, anyone else i just say i doubt ti
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If somebody confused your car for an M4 GTS or an M6 would you still feel the need to "educate" them?
HAHA good point
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No, can't say that would bother me.

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Any F80/F82 owners tired of non-enthusiasts comparing your m3/m4 to their friends 320i and pretending they are on the same level? This drives me crazy.
Why?
If he told you that his wife/gf is "just like yours", wouldn't that be a compliment?
Even if she is ugly?

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Why?

Even if she is ugly?

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First world problems.
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I actually thought about putting 320i or 328d badges on my car as a joke.

I personally wouldn't care and would just say "oh awesome that's great" (in fact I got an m3 sedan in AW for that anonymity)
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Haven't had that happen and honestly wouldn't really care if it did. Maybe it's the orange that discourages comparisons...
Yeah, I don't get that either! Just yesterday I saw an exact visual duplicate of my car (Sakhir Orange/Black, 19" Black wheels) for the first time since I ordered it back in February. I attend a lot of local BMW events (SD BMW CCA) and still haven't seen another Sakhir Orange M4.
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