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    [Hi guys, picked up my first beemer last saturday, its an 2004 e46 m3 convertible in estoril blue.

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    I'm very happy with it, and my 2 young children just want to go everywhere in it with the roof down!

    I must say the smg 'box is a great tool for putting a smile on my face, although I'm still getting used to it and fiddling with all its settings.

    Looking forward to getting to know you guys, and getting to know bmw's inside out, after having owned a number of mitsi evo's over the years, i fancied treating myself to something different!

    Keeping the car standard for the time being,(he says ) although I doubt that it will stay that way for long

    Any tips/ help will be greatfully received, cheers for now
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    Lovely M3, how does it compare to an evo?
     
     

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    Nice car mate
     
     

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    Nice car mate.

    A tip I found was to have the SMG gear change speed (button in front of gear lever) set to 4 or 5. Lift off the accelerator slightly when changing up and you should get a nice smooth (and quick) gear change.

    Also don't drive past too many shop windows. You end up staring at yourself in the reflection and not concentrating!
     
     

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    Hi Langers. I too have just bought my first BMW after years of driving hot hatches (and a few not so hot dogs).
     
     

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    Thanks for the messages, and for the tip about the smg 'box -I've definetly got the hang of it when i'm nailing it, that seems to be when it changes gear best, but what it doesnt seem to like is when its in fully auto mode and i'm driving it slowly, ie in rush hour traffic.

    As for comparing it to an evo, its still early days yet, although i was expecting the power delivery to be different, given that the evo is all about the turbo boost whereas the m3 is just outright power, but both cars seem to be at their best higher up in the rev range. Not tried chucking the beemer about too much yet- to see what its like on the limit, so time will tell on that one!
     
     

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