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Old 04-11-2004, 04:43 PM
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Why does the M3 Driver do that?

It's really not a big deal but I think I'll just bring this up.

It's Sunday 3:00 PM in Southern California, I decide to take my 360 for a spin.

On a mild traffic light stop, I get myself in the #1 lane (slow lane), and notice there’s a silver BMW M3 convertible (current E46 model) w/ 3 guys in it on #2 lane. I did not pay attention to the car nor the people in it, just sipping my coffee.

However, when the traffic moves along, I was doing about 50mph (still on the slow lane). The M3 was far behind due to the mild traffic. I noticed that M3 gunned the throttle and moved behind me. And all in the sudden, it's like he is going to rear-end my 360 on purpose. Of course when he gets close to my rear end, the driver merges to #2 lane than cut off to my lane and fled. I would assume he was going at least 110mph when he was far ahead of me.

I didn't slow down when the M3 passed by, just kept speed. I did down-shift a gear and slow down a bit after the M3 passed by to watch his success cutting off a Ferrari.

Man if I was in my 540i, I might have gunned and eat that thing for lunch. I just don't have the mood for that car while driving the Ferrari.

The Question is, what makes that M3 to do that? To show that he is outran the Ferrari? Or just simply to "REPRESENT"?

I would just drive normal and compliment the car if I were him, it would easy since he drives a convertible and my window was down.... and I would give M3 driver a smile or a thumbs up.

Like I said, this is really not a big deal, just a bit odd, please no negative comments, I was just wondering about the M3 driver's motivation.

Your comments?

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Old 04-11-2004, 04:59 PM
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Too many of those guys feel the need to compensate for something I guess...

I get that alot out near me too... "oooh wow... an M3 kicked my 330's butt... "

anyhow... lots of people like that...
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Old 04-11-2004, 05:16 PM
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I guess they are just jealous and had no other way to show it
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Old 04-11-2004, 05:27 PM
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The Question is, what makes that M3 to do that? To show that he is outran the Ferrari? Or just simply to "REPRESENT"?
That's a really good question. To give you a good answer I will need to borrow said Ferrari for some in-depth research. 6 months should be enough
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Old 04-11-2004, 05:37 PM
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Same happened to me by a blacked out 330CIC - 'cause the guys was a bozo I guess. Its happened to me by r1cer Honda's, hulking SUV the size of Montana. about some people I guess, sad
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Old 04-11-2004, 05:52 PM
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It's Sunday 3:00 PM in Southern California, I decide to take my 360 for a spin.

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oh the irony ...

is that why they named it a 360
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Old 04-11-2004, 06:26 PM
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A guy driving a 360 is complaining about someone else being a show-off?
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:28 PM
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oh the irony ...

is that why they named it a 360

yeah I was thinking taking my 540 for a 1.5 spin
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Old 04-11-2004, 09:48 PM
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yeah I was thinking taking my 540 for a 1.5 spin

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Old 04-11-2004, 10:05 PM
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oh the irony ...

is that why they named it a 360
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Old 04-11-2004, 11:35 PM
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Two possibilities immediately come to mind:

1.) The M3 did not care at all what you were in and just wanted to break out of the traffic pack, albeit in a jerk fashion.

2.) Standard male posturing, probably the same reason you even brought this all up. The part of you that said this:
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Man if I was in my 540i, I might have gunned and eat that thing for lunch.
...is probably the same thing that motivated the M3 driver. That is, trying to assert domination. If this is the case, this thread suggests he was successful.

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I would just drive normal and compliment the car if I were him, it would easy since he drives a convertible and my window was down.... and I would give M3 driver a smile or a thumbs up.
Why do you need his approval? It seems to me like the point of this thread is you're seeking approval from other Bimmerfest members, and also asserting that you could've dominated the other guy if you were so inclined.

I'm not trying to attack you and hope I didn't offend, but I think you should just let the incident go. Jerks do what they do because they're jerks.
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Old 04-12-2004, 09:24 AM
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Jimmy, you are so cool.

Does your 360 have cupholders?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:12 AM
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Why do you need his approval? It seems to me like the point of this thread is you're seeking approval from other Bimmerfest members, and also asserting that you could've dominated the other guy if you were so inclined.

I'm not trying to attack you and hope I didn't offend, but I think you should just let the incident go. Jerks do what they do because they're jerks.
Exactly. If this had happened to me, the whole incident wouldn't have even rated an upfront spot in my memory. I would just shake my head and move on.
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:16 AM
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Jimmy, you are so cool.

Does your 360 have cupholders?
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Old 04-12-2004, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy540i.com
It's really not a big deal but I think I'll just bring this up.

It's Sunday 3:00 PM in Southern California, I decide to take my 360 for a spin.

On a mild traffic light stop, I get myself in the #1 lane (slow lane), and notice there’s a silver BMW M3 convertible (current E46 model) w/ 3 guys in it on #2 lane. I did not pay attention to the car nor the people in it, just sipping my coffee.

However, when the traffic moves along, I was doing about 50mph (still on the slow lane). The M3 was far behind due to the mild traffic. I noticed that M3 gunned the throttle and moved behind me. And all in the sudden, it's like he is going to rear-end my 360 on purpose. Of course when he gets close to my rear end, the driver merges to #2 lane than cut off to my lane and fled. I would assume he was going at least 110mph when he was far ahead of me.

I didn't slow down when the M3 passed by, just kept speed. I did down-shift a gear and slow down a bit after the M3 passed by to watch his success cutting off a Ferrari.

Man if I was in my 540i, I might have gunned and eat that thing for lunch. I just don't have the mood for that car while driving the Ferrari.

The Question is, what makes that M3 to do that? To show that he is outran the Ferrari? Or just simply to "REPRESENT"?

I would just drive normal and compliment the car if I were him, it would easy since he drives a convertible and my window was down.... and I would give M3 driver a smile or a thumbs up.

Like I said, this is really not a big deal, just a bit odd, please no negative comments, I was just wondering about the M3 driver's motivation.

Your comments?
Cause he is just a BIG D I C K, he envies what he doesnt have, Hey I wouldnt do that, I would leave you at peace, any type of accidents may increase our insurance rates...NOW who wants that.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:02 AM
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A guy driving a 360 is complaining about someone else being a show-off?
Are you implying that everybody who is fortunate enough to own a Ferrari is a show-off?
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:07 AM
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Two possibilities immediately come to mind:

1.) The M3 did not care at all what you were in and just wanted to break out of the traffic pack, albeit in a jerk fashion.

2.) Standard male posturing, probably the same reason you even brought this all up. The part of you that said this:

...is probably the same thing that motivated the M3 driver. That is, trying to assert domination. If this is the case, this thread suggests he was successful.


Why do you need his approval? It seems to me like the point of this thread is you're seeking approval from other Bimmerfest members, and also asserting that you could've dominated the other guy if you were so inclined.

I'm not trying to attack you and hope I didn't offend, but I think you should just let the incident go. Jerks do what they do because they're jerks.
he is not asking for our approval, he just wants to know what others are thinking....sometimes you CANT LET IT GO, cause they are just in your FACE and UP YOUR ARSE, He is the victim here, If I had nice rockets in my car..i may just blow that M3 away..literally...hahaha...FIRE!!!!..sWOOOOSHH..BO OMMM!!!..hahahah

man..I need an exotic...soon....perhaps an Aston Martin, right O Chap!!....no offense..just ferraris are just not my style, but nice car!!!
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:29 PM
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jimmy he was just jealous you had a nice car. Its kind of like a r1ced up Civic cutting off an m3, so that m3 guy was so pissed he had to cut off a Ferrari... makes sense
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Old 04-12-2004, 01:49 PM
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So let me get this straight.

If you were in a big heavy sedan you would have shown this guy whats what...but when you are in a Ferrari, built specifically to go fast, you wont?

Not sure what statement you are making but I am lost on the logic.
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Maybe he was catching up to buy some of those halogen bulbs that are dipped in blue goo.
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:03 PM
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So let me get this straight.

If you were in a big heavy sedan you would have shown this guy whats what...but when you are in a Ferrari, built specifically to go fast, you wont?

Not sure what statement you are making but I am lost on the logic.

I thought that was most of the reason for owning a Ferrari

However, if traffic was moderate or heavy, I can definitely understand the need to not out a-hole the a-hole...
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jimmy he was just jealous you had a nice car. Its kind of like a r1ced up Civic cutting off an m3, so that m3 guy was so pissed he had to cut off a Ferrari... makes sense
I dont know why..the M3 owner would be jealous..I wouldnt be jealous....the m3 is just in a class that is very different....the ferrari is really an impratical car...great for cruising along and track, but as it comes to praticality with Sports Capability, the M3 is so much better, and with 3 extra seats for friends and family its very pratical, and a nice big trunk space. A M3 with nice fat tires, looks so chubby and fatty....like a little toy.

You give me a choice of a Ferrari 360 and a M3.....Ill take the E46 M3 modified with my goodies over the Ferrari 360...not the ENZO!...and Dont make the choice an Aston, either...thats a different story...ya hear!

BTW, the owner of that M3 is just a PUNK and you know he belongs with the other punks who drives their WRX and EVO cars like a bat out of hell, they are just punks...its not the car, its the PUNK BUTT DRIVERS!
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^ I'd take the M5 over the m3 anyday
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Old 04-12-2004, 02:34 PM
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Maybe he was catching up to buy some of those halogen bulbs that are dipped in blue goo.
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I have yet see a cup holder in a 360. Where do you place the coffee when you shift?
Unless you place the coffee in the void between your legs I'm lost



Please...... please..... please tell me you didn't buy one of those plastic cupholders you hook on the windows sill when you took your 360 to the local car wash.
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