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Old 06-14-2012, 10:00 PM
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Can't get excited about upcoming ED

What's wrong with me?
Was so excited about the the ED of my M3 last year (3rd M3, 1st ED). Granted it was my first ED, and I was "all keyed up" over it and still am to be honest. But now it's 5 weeks before my next ED for a 5'er and I just can't get excited over this. Not sure if it's the car or the timing between or what.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:45 PM
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Hehe, it was the same way for me too until about 3 days before when I started packing for the trip. I'd say it is the time in between
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:32 PM
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Maybe you're anticipating that driving the 5 Series won't be nearly as exciting as driving the M3 on the Autobahn and particularly in the twisties.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:56 AM
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Is it a short trip? What's your itinerary?

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Old 06-15-2012, 06:22 AM
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I'm preparing for ED #11 (M5) and am looking forward to the time in Italy; less so the car. I'm in Europe on business 2-3X per year and for once I'm not coupling any work with the M5 pick-up.

You'll be fine once you get there but there is nothing like the first time you see your brand new BMW in Munich.

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Old 06-15-2012, 08:54 AM
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Yes, something is wrong with you. Think about sitting down on your new driver's seat, look down at the odometer, and think about the smile you'll have seeing <0.5 miles on your new 5er. Then enjoy breaking her in.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:51 AM
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I'll go and pick it up for you.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:42 PM
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Did you downplay this one a bit too much... ??

"Nah, i am used to ED already... nothing new to see... business as usual"

Although it might be true, then maybe what you need is some spice in your life!!


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Old 06-15-2012, 05:00 PM
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Did you downplay this one a bit too much... ??

"Nah, i am used to ED already... nothing new to see... business as usual"

Although it might be true, then maybe what you need is some spice in your life!!











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Itinerary done:
07/20 - depart DFW
07/21 - Arrive Munich 12:30pm
07/22 - Dachau / Munich
07/23 - Acquire 1 528iX at the Welt - drive to the official picture place then head toward Koln (no set stop)
07/24 Auto-Und Technik-Museum then wind up in Koln
07/25 - Spend the day in Koln (Ludwig Museum/Kolner Dom) end the day driving to Bruges
07/26 - Spend the Day in Bruges
07/27 - Drive from Bruges to Paris Drop Off point
07/27-08/2 Paris / Versaille etc.
08/03 - arrive back at DFW

Not a big trip really. I've been to Paris several times, but the gang that's going with me have never been, so I was talked into going and be "tour guide." (And Paris is just another city to me with a couple of interesting buildings.) Now, the Auto-Und Technic, Koln, Bruges - that's exciting to me. (Been to Koln before and love it.)

I think really SD hit the nail on the head. I'm picking up an economical Daily Driver, not an M3. (think that's why I added all the toys I could.) At first I thought well, it's not been a year since I've done an ED, but that's not it, as thinking about the tour and the Welt etc, that's exciting to me. Perhaps as the time to leave gets closer, I'll get more excited.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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i just thought about something...:


"With ED, how can you get excited ?"
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:26 AM
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i just thought about something...:


"With ED, how can you get excited ?"
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:31 AM
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Should have got the 550...
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:32 AM
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Should have got the 550...
Unlike others, I don't HAVE to drive a 535xi, I CHOOSE to drive a 528xi for daily driver :smirk:
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:11 AM
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OK, OK. I took your hint.....

Yes, I will go over and pick up the car for you. Just pay my airfare and I'll even cover my own accomodations over there.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:41 AM
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OK, OK. I took your hint.....

Yes, I will go over and pick up the car for you. Just pay my airfare and I'll even cover my own accomodations over there.
If I can keep the air miles hhehehehe
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:47 PM
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Somes more isn't better, it's just more.

The 528 will be a great daily driver! Stuff can get in the way of the fun though. Three years ago, I was less excited buying my 335 than any other car to that point. It's been a great car, and I'm keeping it as a winter car (xDrive FTW), but there was so much stuff going on in my life at that point that it wasn't really a 'great' experience. It wasn't ED (the Welt kind), but even so I thought I should have been more excited.
I did ED with the M5 last month and it was great. My wife and I got away for 10 days or so and had a most enjoyable time. The M was part of the excitement, but I think part of it was focussing on the event and enjoying it to the fullest. We did a fair bit of hiking, which had nothing to do with the car, and that ticked all the right boxes too.
I'll stop short of offering you advice (heck, I don't even know you!), but encourage you to strip away all the other stuff that's going on and bring some focus to the trip. And enjoy!
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:11 AM
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stonemik and I coincidentally did our first ED's on the same day back in September and we were both pretty excited

However, unlike him, I'm already excited for my next ED in 2014
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:04 AM
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I make a couple of trips a year to Europe. I usually combine a place I have been before and somewhere new. That combination keeps it interesting to me wether I am in a BMW, train, bus, aluminum tube in the sky or afoot.

With freedom of an ED, take your "tour" to where they are interested and somewhere new for yourself.

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Old 06-18-2012, 07:55 AM
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Interesting. I found the planning and waiting very exciting. I actually felt the delivery part of anti-climatic. My emotion elevated as I was approaching the car and 5 seconds later, literally, I was like "oh.... that's it, it is over? done? anything else??."
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Old 06-18-2012, 08:37 AM
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:19 AM
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stonemik and I coincidentally did our first ED's on the same day back in September and we were both pretty excited

However, unlike him, I'm already excited for my next ED in 2014

Hehe sure was excited - so excited that I missed my pickup time by 30 minutes. heheheeh That was truly a momentous day meeting everyone up in the VIP Lounge, I don't think I'll ever forget that.

I'm thinking the lack of excitement is the car. I'm not a 4 door kinda guy, but it's a necessary evil for me. The trunk on the 3 was too small for my liking, and I need the xdrive for those impromptu winter ice storms, so I did the 5er. I did add a ton of gadgets though so that should keep me happier.
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:07 PM
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I am planning my first ED Summer 2017 and am pretty excited about it already. Just 5 short years away, if I get a new passport now it will expire before I leave...
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I am planning my first ED Summer 2017 and am pretty excited about it already. Just 5 short years away, if I get a new passport now it will expire before I leave...
Passports are good for 10 years.
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Passports are good for 10 years.
He/She might be a minor. Under 18 doesn't get 10 years.
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