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View Poll Results: Would You Recommend driving an E36 M3 in the winter?
Yes I would if I had winter tires. 47 62.67%
No I wouldn't even if I had winter tires. 10 13.33%
Your better off driving a winter beater. 18 24.00%
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:13 PM   #76
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Originally Posted by Nick_V View Post
Basic psychology, huh? LOL

While many might not care about a beater, pretty much everyone cares about their driving record, insurance rates and (hopefully) the safety of themselves, their passengers and others.
Basic psychology refers to the fact that when people no longer have the fear of damaging things they own, they become more careless around those things.

The fact that most people still care about health and safety of themself/others is natural human given sense, regardless of weather conditions.

Originally Posted by Another BM View Post
Man, what are you talking about..
So if your car is worth less then $1000 your going to drive around risking your life, and the life of others because you dont have as much invested into that car...

Weither im in my 330 or 325e.
If its snowing and roads are slick, if i dont feel like i can drive over 40km/h i wont..

I'm not gonna tell myself this car isn't worth much.. i'll do 75km/h because it wont cost as much to fix..

your basic psychology sucks
I didnt say that, reread my post and you will find that I said "may/will be less cautious".

My reading comprehension is good but how is yours?

There are many many examples that I can say why a "shitty beater" is not a good/safe idea, but I'll give you a few, see if you agree:
-One will be forced to drive slower in snowy conditions because the "shitty beater" doesnt have traction/stability control, or simply doesnt drive well> therefore slowing down traffic > unsafe.
-One will be forced to brake ALOT sooner, because of the lack of ABS (if your car has abs, then it doesnt apply to you) and the fact that brakes are overall shittier then your other car> slowing down traffic> unsafe.
-If one doesnt care about their "shitty beater" they may park it less cautiously then if they drove their summer beauty> carelessness> unsafe.

I'm only talking about snow/storm/deep snow conditions, because if there is no snow, there is no problem.

Also, the term beater should be justified by someone as I personally know some people whos winter cars are better, more expensive then their summer cars(those, I wouldnt call a beater, but rather just a winter car).

The fact that one's winter car is simply better in winter then a summer car (as someone mentioned )makes perfect sense to me and is a smart and save decisions.

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:47 PM   #77
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Originally Posted by mpower1226 View Post
I drive my mcoupe through winter with winters on.

I store my 2002 m coupe, would not even consider driving it in the winter

beater or metro pass
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:47 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by SiR View Post
Ive never seen such hyper sensitivity by any group of local enthusiasts...

I think I just grew a vagina from reading this thread

I have stored my e30 for the last 3 out of the 4 years I owned it.
The first winter gave it a stigma so I refuse to drive it. And I save on insurance.

Anyways I fall in love with my car again when I bring it out in the spring......

Though this year may be different

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Some people have serious track experience from the cruise, so what is fast to you, isn't fast to them.

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Old 12-16-2010, 02:47 AM   #79
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Originally Posted by Supreme_sole View Post

I store my 2002 m coupe, would not even consider driving it in the winter

beater or metro pass
lol You should take it out and have fun with it, I know im having fun.

333 hp and winter tires, you can have a looot of fun lol.

Ill probably consider storing it if I ever get my hands on datsun Zs, those cars are so beautiful I would not even drive during rain lol
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:58 AM   #80
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*grabs popcorn*

i have stored my m3 for the past 5 years and plan on keep storing it

i just upgraded my winter beater from a 95 jeep to a 08 sti and has made the winter months a lot more enjoyable for me haha
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:11 PM   #81
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mine is driven through winter

it lacks a tiny bit of clearance, but other than that, no complaints
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