Good idea, or bad idea? The interest is that my mom just bought a 328i, and it needs to get shipped to the states about 2 weeks after we take delivery. The problem is that there's not enough time to do the BMW prescribed 1200 miles. (odly enough, the salesman said 'you don't have to break in the engines anymore, they're built so well now. But you shouldn't go over 100mph, or take it above about 4500 rpm' Heh.) She's scared some kid (or adult) in the shipping company is going to abuse it (getting it on the boat, rev the hell out of it, joyriding in the parking lot, etc.) I've got an appointment with a tuner today to talk to him about it, but what do you guys think? I know this is a pretty contraversial topic in the building world. Drive it like it's hot, or drive it like you're grandma? Here are a few links I've seen on the subject: Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power ENGINE BREAK-IN PROCEDURES The biggest thing is that I have to convince my mom to not "just take it for a spin" before we put it on the trailer. Please discuss.