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      03-09-2020, 01:13 PM   #23
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I just say 4 door sedan mostly unless someone is asking that I know is a car person and would actually like to know it's an M3.
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I just say a BMW tbh, all the extras will fly over their head.
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Like others in this thread, I have other non-BMW vehicles. My answer will depend on who I'm talking to. If I don't want to get into a conversation about cars, I'll say that I drive a Hyundai, which is my wife's car. Though I drive it way more than the M3. If I want to convey something more respectable, I will note that I drive a Jeep. If they ask what model, I will typically just say a Grand Cherokee. If it's a car person, I'll add "SRT". I'm careful about mentioning the BMW because right or wrong, people think you're fancy pants if you own even the cheapest, highest mileage used model. I usually reserve the BMW for closer friends or car enthusiasts. And even then, I just say that I drive a BMW. If they ask for more, I will them "M3".
I am fancy pants, and earned the ability to purchase mine.
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      03-09-2020, 06:42 PM   #27
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"BMW Coupe" is my answer. If they are a car person they'll ask for more specifics.
Do you pronounce it "coop" or "coopay"?
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      03-09-2020, 07:16 PM   #28
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      03-09-2020, 07:32 PM   #29
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"BMW Coupe" is my answer. If they are a car person they'll ask for more specifics.
Do you pronounce it "coop" or "coopay"?
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"BMW Coupe" is my answer. If they are a car person they'll ask for more specifics.
Do you pronounce it "coop" or "coopay"?
I'm curious too.

I've had 4 coupes/convertibles and called all of them 2 door. I drive a 2 door, is my answer.
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      03-09-2020, 11:25 PM   #30
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Yeah, there's a slice of the population around Minnesota where if you say you drive a Ford pickup they think you're a "man of the people" even though it could be an F450 Crew Cab dually that cost $100K. If you tell them you drive a BMW, it could be a clapped-out 20-year-old 3-series worth $1000 and they'd still think you were stuck-up.
THIS... Washington State ran into this all the time. I'd be in a 335i catching grief from a chucklehead in a Ram 2500 "POWERWAGON" that easy clocks in at $68-70.



Thus far in the Phoenix area folks seem to give zero shits. They loved the Hellcat, seem to like the M4, and the i3 still just gets looks that seem to say "why?" I understand that look.
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      03-10-2020, 08:11 AM   #31
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      03-10-2020, 10:36 AM   #32
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As much as I love talking about cars, I hate talking about cars with non-car people. So I'll usually try to keep it short with just "BMW" or "3-series" and if they inquire further I'll carry on to "335" or "E92 335".

I think I've only used "335is" once or twice; this is usually reserved for fellow N54-enthusiasts since the 335is distinction doesn't mean much outside that crowd.
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      03-10-2020, 12:46 PM   #33
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To avg person i just say I drive a "bmw"

To someone who knows anything about cars, i just say 'M2'
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      03-10-2020, 12:47 PM   #34
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I'm curious too.

I've had 4 coupes/convertibles and called all of them 2 door. I drive a 2 door, is my answer.
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      03-10-2020, 01:28 PM   #35
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To avg person i just say I drive a "bmw"

To someone who knows anything about cars, i just say 'M2'
If I'm ever asked this question, which is rare, this is what I say too.

Normal person: BMW
Car person: M3
BMW Person: I'll elaborate further if they ask after the M3 part lol
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I say it's a BMW Z4M sports car; if they ask for more I tell them it is a convertible; if it's a motorhead, I tell them about the upgrades.
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I say it's a BMW Z4M sports car; if they ask for more I tell them it is a convertible; if it's a motorhead, I tell them about the upgrades.
You say "sports car?" Interesting.
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I say M3 and they respond, oh cool - I love Teslas!
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Depends what day....
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      03-10-2020, 03:29 PM   #40
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      03-10-2020, 06:00 PM   #41
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Like others in this thread, I have other non-BMW vehicles. My answer will depend on who I'm talking to. If I don't want to get into a conversation about cars, I'll say that I drive a Hyundai, which is my wife's car. Though I drive it way more than the M3. If I want to convey something more respectable, I will note that I drive a Jeep. If they ask what model, I will typically just say a Grand Cherokee. If it's a car person, I'll add "SRT". I'm careful about mentioning the BMW because right or wrong, people think you're fancy pants if you own even the cheapest, highest mileage used model. I usually reserve the BMW for closer friends or car enthusiasts. And even then, I just say that I drive a BMW. If they ask for more, I will them "M3".
This is true and very odd. For some non car enthusiasts, a BMW is sitting in a throne next to exotics.
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You say "sports car?" Interesting.
Definition of sports car:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sports_car
A sports car is designed to emphasize handling, performance or thrill of driving.

Definition of family van:
https://www.google.com/search?q=defi...hrome&ie=UTF-8 A small box shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car.
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Lol it’s been 15+ years of brand and model dilution, and cheap leases. Who still thinks BMW’s are “next to exotics”?
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