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      12-29-2012, 11:54 PM   #1
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Picked a new commuter

I wanted to keep the miles off of my M, both for the gas mileage and the inevitable services it would need. I love that car to death and I don't want it in the shop. So today I picked up a 1992 civic cx, this tiny 1.5l only makes 70hp but gets up to 55 mpg!! Anyone else doing this?

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      12-30-2012, 12:35 AM   #2
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I always said this to my friends. If I ever get an M3 one day that is exactly what I would do.

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      12-30-2012, 12:44 AM   #3
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Sounds like the people that put plastic covers on their very luxurious leather sofa. You got a nice car so you can enjoy it, why are you spending your time in a tin box ???!

I can totally understand having a commuter and a track/fun car, as many fun cars are poor at creature comfort. That is not the case of the M3.

Devaluation is the biggest hit you take on a car like that, not gas and maintenance, so even financially, ownership makes no sense if you never use it, as not using it bumps the per-mile (per hour of enjoyment; the only metric that matters) price to horrible heights.

Your car, your life, but hey, you asked

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      12-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #4
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Sounds like the people that put plastic covers on their very luxurious leather sofa. You got a nice car so you can enjoy it, why are you spending your time in a tin box ???!

I can totally understand having a commuter and a track/fun car, as many fun cars are poor at creature comfort. That is not the case of the M3.

Devaluation is the biggest hit you take on a car like that, not gas and maintenance, so even financially, ownership makes no sense if you never use it, as not using it bumps the per-mile (per hour of enjoyment; the only metric that matters) price to horrible heights.

Your car, your life, but hey, you asked
Understand where youre coming from, but I thoroughly enjoy the m3. So much to the point thats why i got the civic. I already park as far away from everyone i can, and I hate parking M at work as my co-workers are oblivious to others property. I know this from my last car.

But the M3 im averaging 16 mpg, with this I can average 55mpg, thats almost four times more efficient. Call me crazy but sitting in traffic in a boring commute, I cant really enjoy the M. This gives me piece of mind to say the least.
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With a situation like that, I wuold have bought an Accord or something like that, to retain minimal amount of creature comfort. I know that the most boring commute is greatly improved by listening to Radiohead with the Logic-7 amp in leather seats.
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      12-30-2012, 01:49 AM   #6
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With a situation like that, I wuold have bought an Accord or something like that, to retain minimal amount of creature comfort. I know that the most boring commute is greatly improved by listening to Radiohead with the Logic-7 amp in leather seats.
This civic actually has leather seats, comfortable ones too. Nothing like the M though. All it needs is tint, and a deck. I don't need an amp or sub.
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      12-30-2012, 02:08 AM   #7
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I have a 135i.. No M but I don't like putting too many miles on mine either. My commute is about 60-80 miles a day for 5 days. 3 out of 5 days I take my 2001 Honda accord and 2 days my 35'. So I see where you're coming from!
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      12-30-2012, 12:48 PM   #8
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I have my 2012 328i Msport coupe. I love driving it and I am on the fence about garaging it and splitting my commute with my truck. I've put 6000 miles in 2 months. Like I said I love driving it.
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      12-30-2012, 12:49 PM   #9
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put a k20 in it
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      12-30-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
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I did the same thing and bought a 100k mile b6 A4 for relatively cheap. I needed a pretty decent level of creature comfort to keep me sane. Like you, I didn't enjoy the m enough sitting in rush hour traffic.
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      12-30-2012, 02:53 PM   #11
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put a k20 in it
I have a fully built k24 sitting in the garage, but I'm trying to sell it. I don't think the M would be able to keep up if I did that
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      01-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #13
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I couldn't stand the rush hour and consistently trapped on highway for hours either, but my solution was to sell the house and moved to a smaller town. Traffic is really annoying. Those civic are rock solid. Enjoy!
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      01-11-2013, 09:15 AM   #15
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But seriously, I can understand getting a DD to keep the miles down on the M. Enjoy!
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      01-11-2013, 09:21 AM   #16
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I bought myself a 97 4Runner with 157k miles for $3000 in December. I take it out when I need to go grocery shopping or when I need to haul things around. it's a perfect compliment to my M3 and my E30 vert.

Really easy to work on too which is a plus.
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      01-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #17
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nice! how much did you pick the car up for?
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nice! how much did you pick the car up for?
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seems in pretty good shape for the year
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      01-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #21
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When is that civic gonna get some rims?

Ah the good old days....
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that is a nice pick up right there.
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