Speed is Zen
:dunno: I haven't made a conscious decision to minimize mileage, I still drive it to work once a week or once every two weeks, and it gets taken for a little cruise out of town or to a C&C every once in a while.Cars are meant to be driven regardless of how much effort, time and money you have poured into them. ENJOY IT. Who are you saving the car for? Somebody else? Don't let the prospect of loss dissuade you from actually enjoying the fruits of your labor (and wallet).
Honestly I think I've gotten a little old for it, driving it occasionally is nice, but day-in-day-out I vastly prefer the stock exhaust, comfy suspension and 2-pedal transmission in the VW. Sue me.
I'm also ok with the fact that I'm able to repair things faster than they break by not using the car all the time, that has been my long term goal with the car afterall, to truly achieve "needs nothing" status. I'm tentatively planning to tear it down for a clutch, shifter, clutch line, oil pan gasket and rod bearing service this winter to compliment the headgasket job and top end refresh I did in March.
EDIT: ^ I have been considering moving the M3 to Hagerty's, with the mileage the car has seen in the past few years I think I can get an agreed value policy for ~$15k for not too much more than I'm paying now for a standard policy, which probably has an abysmal evaluation of a 20 year old E36.