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  1. #21
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    Gretchen šause that's her name. (for close friends and family who know her name)

    I never refer to her as a ZHP outside forum posts, because it's not a model, but an option package abbreviation.
    (and in my opinion no one should refer to our cars as ZHPs (outside obvious car forums or people who what it's about), when describing them, to be exact - it's not a model - that's like saying "my BMW 330Ci cold weather package) - better to say "with the optional performance package"or some variant of that.

    I never mention BMW unless totally unavoidable, and if someone asks me directly what car I own I usually say "2005 bmw 3 series"" might add šoupe or 330ci depending on if the person has potential as a car-person or not.
    2005 AW ZHP Coupe. CW, Alcantara, Leather st. wheel, HK, Xenons, Step, Dinan chip & air box, USASpec, Sprint Booster


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    "The wagon", haha.

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    We say "my car" or "mine" its all mine muhaha.
    325i, 2005, 5MT, Silvergrey, leatherette, Sport package; CDV delete, KONI STR-T & KYB Excel-G, Weisslichts, Stewart H2O pump

    328i, 2010, 6MT, Spacegrey, dakota leather, M-sport packages; has a 330 intake but no tune - yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    "The Imola"......and then the clouds depart, the sun comes out, the flowers bloom, a baby deer is eating my grass, and the Angels begin to sing.

    Can you feel it?
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  5. #25
    I always refer that "My car" is actually NOT my car. It's happened numerous times.

    Random Parking Lot Guy: "Is that your car man!?!?!"

    Me: "No, it's her car."

    Random Parking Lot Guy: "Seriously?"

    Me: "Yes.......seriously."

    Random Parking Lot Guy:

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    My ZHP was "the ZHP" to those in the know, or "the Bimmer" or "3-Series Bimmer" to the less fortunate. I always hated calling it a 3-Series, as I feel like it should refer to a base model driven by a clueless old person who is only buying the brand name.

    Current M3 is "the M3" to those in the know, or "the Bimmer".

    My favorite name is for my wife's car, the S6 Avant, affectionately known as "Mordwagen" (in German) or "Murder Wagon." I named it that the moment I saw it sitting on the lot for sale. When in polite company (lame), it's just "the Audi".
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    Me: "it's a zhp".
    Them: "a what?"
    Me: "a zhp. A performance version of the 3 series".
    Them: "Oh, you mean, kinda like between a '3' and an 'M'?"
    Me: "yeah, kinda like that. But an M is a whole 'nother deal".
    Them: "oh, cool".

    Either that, or "my car", or "Ness", or "the bimmer" or "the vert".
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"


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    Suspension: AST 44100 dampers, Bimmerworld front adjustable end links, Swift springs (8K front, 10K rear), Vorshlag camber plates
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasMechaniKer View Post
    I always refer that "My car" is actually NOT my car. It's happened numerous times.

    Random Parking Lot Guy: "Is that your car man!?!?!"

    Me: "No, it's her car."

    Random Parking Lot Guy: "Seriously?"

    Me: "Yes.......seriously."

    Random Parking Lot Guy:
    Couldn't help but laugh. Ryan must be stoked when that happens. Girls can rock kick ass BMWs as well.

  9. #29
    I dislike referring to my car as a BMW. I feel I'm being given the stink eye when anyone finds out. Suddenly I'm that guy. There are days when I drive like that guy - but I don't want people to think I am that guy. The brand has such a stigma attached to it....
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    A Venza just isn't the same as a ZHP.

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    Well, with my wife we refer to hers as "the X" and mine as "the car". With anyone else, I tell them I own a BMW, and if they know BMWs, I say 3 series... To people that know more, I say "an older 330i". And if they're E46 people, I say ZHP...

    When I talk to Dane, I refer to it as "the good looking one... you know, the WHITE one"
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