Add another car to my tally. After a relatively brief ownership, the M3 is now en route to its new home in Boston, Massachusetts.
I like cars that are clean and lower miles, but holding firm to those standards can become a virtue and a vice. I alternated daily driving the M3 every couple of weeks. While I loved it when doing so, I ultimately realized it wasn’t necessary. I do not have the time currently to properly enjoy the car. Driving it back and forth to work and the gym seemed wasteful and mundane.
I now understand that a daily driver needs to be a car that’s fun, but also something that I do not have to care much about. The Evo X I leased previously served its purpose wonderfully. I drove the snot out of it, followed a thoroughly inadequate maintenance schedule, rarely washed it, and never worried where I parked it. At the end of 2 years, I essentially handed the keys back to the dealership and moved on.
Instead of sitting on the M3 and worrying about accruing miles every time I drove it, the encompassing situation will be better served if I pass the torch. Plus, part of the enjoyment of car ownership is being able to rotate the fleet and try new flavors.
Here are the last pictures I have of the M3, right before being loaded onto the auto transport.