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Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1832 posts
01:54am 04/02/12 Permalink
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01:54am 04/02/12 Permalink
Infidel
Netherlands
3868 posts
did it get confiscated?
02:03am 04/02/12 Permalink
Timmeh
Brisbane, Queensland
1833 posts
not sure, just noticed it
02:10am 04/02/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12508 posts
Nice spot.

I really had my heart set on a pair though. Can't bring myself just to buy one.
02:22am 04/02/12 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12431 posts
so much for the theory that BMW just gave it to him to drive around in
there is a slight possibility he got rid of it to avoid having it confiscated, 3 strike hoon law and all that

get your car impounded twice and the next time it's gone for good

http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=54546

In Queensland, the Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 allows members of the Queensland Police to impound the vehicles involved in proscribed offences.[16] The laws relating to confiscation of vehicles for offences such as street racing, time trials and burnouts were strengthened in 2002. Further laws introduced in July 2008 provided for the confiscation of vehicles for repeat offenders involved with drunk driving, driving while suspended or driving with illegal modifications. Offenders can lose their vehicle for 48 hours for the first repeat offence, up to three months for a second repeat offence, or permanently for a third repeat offence. On 11 August 2008, a number of confiscated vehicles were auctioned by the government, The remainder were crushed and sold as scrap metal.[17]
02:33am 04/02/12 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8503 posts
brb buying a car off a teenage hoon.
02:45am 04/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2152 posts
hahahaha, he drove an auto!!!!!

I wonder if he only has an auto license
07:22am 04/02/12 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
712 posts
brb buying a car off a teenage hoon.



...brb going to get into a bidding war for a teenage hoons car...


nothx
07:25am 04/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2154 posts
doesn't pickles handle government auctions as well, maybe it has been taken off him,
07:46am 04/02/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8318 posts
How do you know it's his... is it the plates?

Those photos look like they've been taken at house rather the the usual pickles photos of the cars in a workshop type environment - Seems odd, or can anyone sent their car to pickles, as mentioned I thought they just did government and ex-lease cars.

Also it says it's not registered but still has personalised plates on... who would by that knowing he used to own it? I guess some wierdos would.

They are probably in damage control, hence him getting rid off so he doesn't attract further attention.


Also the interior looks pretty meh.

last edited by mission at 08:16:57 04/Feb/12
08:10am 04/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2155 posts
plates, location, gay arse colour, turn around (2010 build, who sells a current model M3)

maybe he is going a brain and is getting a better (more suitable) car
08:15am 04/02/12 Permalink
Jc_23
Brisbane, Queensland
428 posts
so much for the theory that BMW just gave it to him to drive around in


True that! Time for a 1972 Rolla
08:46am 04/02/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
531 posts
hahahaha, he drove an auto!!!!!

I wonder if he only has an auto license


Total crime! how will he ever impress women with his manliness in an auto? :O

on a side note, this isn't 1996.... bmw automatics are faster and more fuel efficient than manuals these days.
09:16am 04/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2156 posts
at 19, and a (possible) hoon, it is a little funny to get a "sports" car, and then spec an auto,

it would be like getting a lotus, and asking for an auto imo
09:20am 04/02/12 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15134 posts
I wonder if he only has an auto license
I'd drive the f*** out of anything with DSG
09:21am 04/02/12 Permalink
Outlaw
Gold Coast, Queensland
1342 posts
Wouldnt BMWM3 have a manual option or sports mode? So it wouldnt matter if its an auto.
09:36am 04/02/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
534 posts
Wouldnt BMWM3 have a manual option or sports mode? So it wouldnt matter if its an auto.

Yep, but it's still clutch-less
09:43am 04/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16221 posts
agree on the gay colour

but such a sick car
09:52am 04/02/12 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3517 posts
hahahaha, he drove an auto!!!!!


lol wot, are you f*****g trolling?? that auto would smash a manual.

personally I love that car, love the colour, nice contrast with the black lip and other accents (especially the black wheels). Interior looks meh in that photo because of the flash, in person it would look beautiful.

It's an awesome car for a 17 year old, I highly doubt you haters would say no to this car if it was given to you.
10:21am 04/02/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4204 posts
Nice spot.

I really had my heart set on a pair though. Can't bring myself just to buy one.


hehe. Just how many part time jobs do have Pinky?
10:41am 04/02/12 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8319 posts
Interior looks meh in that photo because of the flash, in person it would look beautiful.


You're probably right, although the overall shape doesn't look that great either but I'd really have to see it in person as photos are never a good indicator.


It's an awesome car for a 17 year old, I highly doubt you haters would say no to this car if it was given to you.


While I wouldn't say no, I would take it, then sell it and buy a normal 3 series coupe and use the change for hookers and blow. I much prefer the earlier M3's when they were difficult to tell apart from the standard model - I like understatement. These new ones, while no doubt an awesome car, are too flashy and I really question wether anyone needs the extra performance the M3 offers, over the standard models in Australian conditions - so I just find them to be a wankers mobile.

Anyway, each to their own.
10:52am 04/02/12 Permalink
E.T.
Queensland
4205 posts
11:02am 04/02/12 Permalink
teq
Brisbane, Queensland
12433 posts
I would buy a black 135i and go to town on it, big single turbo and ridiculous exhaust (but keep it incredibly quiet)

it would be trivial to give a 135i a lot more power than an m3 with the left over cash
11:12am 04/02/12 Permalink
Pinky
Melbourne, Victoria
12511 posts
Total crime! how will he ever impress women with his manliness in an auto? :O

Yeah, because all the chicks I know are like, "So...um...you drive an auto then?"
hehe. Just how many part time jobs do have Pinky?

I have three part-time jobs - not enough to buy an M3 though, hahaha
11:13am 04/02/12 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
1833 posts
that car would be a VOI to the pollice for sure. it would have to be de registered then re registered to clear it.
11:43am 04/02/12 Permalink
orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
8782 posts
I would like this car. I'd rather a four door M3 though.
11:47am 04/02/12 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15135 posts
Cars always look hotter in two door
6,829 Kms
lol
11:55am 04/02/12 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
3518 posts
is that a factory colour? I didn't think it would have been.
11:58am 04/02/12 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
Brisbane, Queensland
35613 posts
What would a car like that be worth?
12:26pm 04/02/12 Permalink
scuzzy
Brisbane, Queensland
15136 posts
What would a car like that be worth?
Probably $150K new

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12:31pm 04/02/12 Permalink
fade
Brisbane, Queensland
7318 posts
What would a car like that be worth?

new? approx. $175k

I'll buy it if she comes with the car.
12:33pm 04/02/12 Permalink
CHUB
Brisbane, Queensland
8504 posts
That's a very pretty girl...
12:40pm 04/02/12 Permalink
BOHEMION
Brisbane, Queensland
468 posts
hahahaha, he drove an auto!!!!!

Given the calibre of vehicle, I dont think this is much to laugh at. Comparing the choice of transmission to a lotus, track bred car is like comparing Apples to coal....
03:34pm 04/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16222 posts
although the overall shape doesn't look that great


more trolling, surely

also 2 door or gtfo old men

2 door 3 series is the f*****g tits



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03:54pm 04/02/12 Permalink
orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
8783 posts
I genuinely think the 4 door version looks better.

But a C63 AMG looks even better than any M3, so yeah.
04:08pm 04/02/12 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1792 posts
Dual clutch auto's (DCT/DSG/PDK) are faster than stick. Welcome to the future.

Also that's a s*** hot car, but, 135i + JB4 piggyback tune + high flow cats = M3 duster. Unless you want 4 doors.
04:17pm 04/02/12 Permalink
orbitor
Brisbane, Queensland
8784 posts
sure you can make any base car go faster than the hero cars, but the fact is, it will never be an M3, and it'll never have a sweet high revving V8.
04:25pm 04/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2158 posts
sure you can make any base car go faster than the hero cars, but the fact is, it will never be an M3, and it'll never have a sweet high revving V8.


a best M3 were all 6 potters, and unlikely the next M3 will be a V8, it could be a turbo (not really an issue) V6 (a V6 in a BMW, surely a sign the end of the world is coming)
04:27pm 04/02/12 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
1793 posts
Your right orbitor, but a 135i ain't no hero car.
04:31pm 04/02/12 Permalink
Kershner
Brisbane, Queensland
8 posts
These new ones, while no doubt an awesome car, are too flashy and I really question wether anyone needs the extra performance the M3 offers, over the standard models in Australian conditions - so I just find them to be a wankers mobile.


Serious question - what kind of conditions would this extra performance be good to have for?
05:06pm 04/02/12 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9698 posts
From what ive heard, he had this for sale before all the bs happened with the cops. Apparently he is selling it cause he is buying an Audi R8 when he moves to Monaco this year. Something like that.

It's nice, pity it's a gay auto. I was drooling over a black one this morning, so tempting :( Although the 135 M is f*****g hot!! It would be a weapon against the M3, would be hard to choose. Really want to test drive one!
05:06pm 04/02/12 Permalink
Kershner
Brisbane, Queensland
9 posts
It would be a weapon against the M3


On public roads, the racetrack, /or? (Assuming you mean how fast it can get from A to B)
05:10pm 04/02/12 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9699 posts
Anywhere, and for the price I think it would keep up too!
05:47pm 04/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16223 posts
he is buying an Audi R8


i like his taste in cars

f*****g R8 is tits

4 door 3 series ftl sorry orbs

the 2 door 5 class Audi's also look tits as does a 2 door E class merc

that stretched body with the 2 doors is just sick. a door 335i would do me nicely as my next car if i didn't buy a gtr of some kind - depending on my money situation at the time whenever i come to buy next.

4 door snore
05:53pm 04/02/12 Permalink
Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9700 posts
4 door C63 is win
4 door M3 is fail
05:56pm 04/02/12 Permalink
Deviouz
Melbourne, Victoria
180 posts
"The decision to sell the luxury car will not spare the teenager from an appearance in court on Valentine's Day.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $20,000 fine but his high-profile criminal lawyer Chris Nyst called the charges "little more than a storm in a tea cup"

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/bernard-tomic-sells-dream-car/story-fn7x8me2-1226262518059
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I still don't get how he got the permit, other then the rich get they want
05:59pm 04/02/12 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
16224 posts
yeah 4 door c63's don't look too bad

i'm seeing the odd 4 door E class merc's around and i really like it

06:14pm 04/02/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
1507 posts
I highly doubt you haters would say no to this car if it was given to you.

Agreed. I think its a gay colour and a bit of a "look @ me" car but would go f*****g bananas if i got one for free. Id sell it for the cash though, f*****g mortgage.
08:11pm 04/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2160 posts
I will say this much, this is a car that is more capable than both most drivers, and will never be used with-in 10% of it's full abilities,

this is when a manual can make the car more fun (more involving)

this is also a car that makes a wooden footed one armed man look like a skilled driver,
08:22pm 04/02/12 Permalink
arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
535 posts


this is also a car that makes a wooden footed one armed man look like a skilled driver,


http://assets.diylol.com/hfs/b27/815/b30/resized/siyesly-meme-generator-what-seriously-0641a1.jpg
02:51pm 05/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2164 posts
arkter, it has enough "driving aids" it is like playing forza on easy, but with damage, and g force
03:11pm 05/02/12 Permalink
DeadlyDav0
Brisbane, Queensland
1526 posts
lol copius, i know f*** all about cars but i loled when i saw arkter's image then read this by him in another thread:

a lot of borderline retards but they keep things interesting.
03:21pm 05/02/12 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
2171 posts
fyi, some of the driving aids

"The variable M differential lock on the new BMW M3 Coupé.

A little extra traction can make all the difference, and the torque-sensitive, variable M differential lock identifies exactly when traction is needed. Even when wheel grip varies enormously, such as on bends taken at high speed, roadholding remains excellent as the locking power between the left and right rear wheels can be raised to 100%. Drivers who expect the most from their cars know what this feature delivers: it optimises handling, improves safety and enhances the thrust provided by the BMW M3 Coupé's rear-wheel drive."

this means it kinda acts like a rear steer, only much cooler, I have heard it referred to as "the hand of god", you can steer at a much high speed, and with lower skill than a pro driver with out that diff

"Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) on the BMW M3 Coupé.

The DSC system prevents loss of roadholding in extreme situations. When activated, it stops the vehicle from veering off track by applying the brakes to those wheels which keep it on course. Together with the M Dynamic Mode, DSC gives your sports ambitions free rein as drive slip for both longitudinal and transverse dynamics increases at all speed levels. And the optional Electronic Damper Control system, with three different settings, is perfectly matched to the BMW M3 Coupé to provide an unbridled driving experience."

making the ham fisted look smooth, with-out this, most drivers would die in a fireball at the end of the track

it isn't a matter of ABS and thats it, there is alot of electrickery in this, and smart tech, all the make it easier to drive fast, skill is less and less of a factor
03:36pm 06/02/12 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
18375 posts
<3 M3
03:49pm 06/02/12 Permalink
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