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LMC
03-15-2005, 01:49 PM
Ordered E46 M3 today -- actually not quite an order yet as need to figure out which week, etc.

The dealership checked and determined that I could indeed order Sterling Gray metallic, but in the end I decided I did not want to spend that much money for it, so:

M3 coupe
Silver Gray metallic
Imola Red leather
Moonroof, power/heated seats with pwr width/lumbar, H-K audio, xenons.

I also seriously considered ordering black leather/cloth but after taking a hard look at it, decided to go with leather. I would prefer to sit on cloth, but was unimpressed with the appearance of the cloth and also prefer the two-tone effect with the Black & Imola Red interior.

I also spoke to the LeatherZ guys about doing red leather trim in a black interior; basically getting titan shadow and they cover all the pieces with red leather, a la Mrs. Hack's 323Ci. Pretty cool interior, in my opinion.

My opinion on SMG: It does a better job shifting that I can do and it's got some neat features, but I want to do it myself (for fun) even if I'm not as good. Plus I don't want park distance control and I don't want to pay that much more money.

Quoth LMC back when the E46 M3 was coming out: "Nope, don't want one of those; Too much power, too much money, too much fuel consumption. Not for me." Then recently I found myself obssessing over the new Porsche 911 and reconsidered the M3 as a less expensive, more utilitarian (i.e, more usable back seat) alternative.

I hope I can keep my drivers license once it gets here. :bigpimp:

Stuka
03-15-2005, 01:58 PM
Quoth LMC back when the E46 M3 was coming out: "Nope, don't want one of those; Too much power, too much money, too much fuel consumption. Not for me." Then recently I found myself obssessing over the new Porsche 911 and reconsidered the M3 as a less expensive, more utilitarian (i.e, more usable back seat) alternative.

I hope I can keep my drivers license once it gets here. :bigpimp:

Take it from an ex-E46 M3 owner and 996 Turbo owner, you made the right decision. :thumbup:

Well, except the sunroof part, I hate sunroof. :)

The 997's are faster because they are lighter, but it's not really decernably faster in every day use. And that engine is still underwhelming to me, not to mention the car has 0 racing heritage as compared to the over 100K 911's with the proper motor. :thumbdwn:

If I were to order an M3 today, it'll be Estoril blue, alcantara two tone seats, SMG, Xenon, and ZCP. :thumbup:

Nick325xiT 5spd
03-15-2005, 02:01 PM
I suggest a valentine 1, stealthone, and a lidatek le30

beewang
03-15-2005, 02:02 PM
........Well, except the sunroof part, I hate sunroof. :)

You need grow some hair or learn to wear a hat Boldy :p

Sunroof rules!!! ;)

RaceTripper
03-15-2005, 03:55 PM
You need grow some hair or learn to wear a hat Boldy :p

Sunroof rules!!! ;)
I ordered my 05 M3 Coupe without sunroof and am glad. I've had them on my last 2 cars (99 323i, 02 530i) and hardly ever used them. Fo me, a sunroof is an uneccessary expense for something unused that can fail later after warranty expires.

bren
03-15-2005, 04:48 PM
Ordered E46 M3 today --
Cool. Way to pull the trigger......I thought you had changed your mind. :thumbup:

mark07960
03-15-2005, 08:15 PM
I suggest you choose the “Delete Spoiler” option. The spoiler is non-functional and you will just look like a dork driving around with a useless appendage on the back of your car. But if you don’t delete, at least it is not as large as the ones they stick on the back of Toyotas etc.

bren
03-15-2005, 08:20 PM
I suggest you choose the “Delete Spoiler” option. The spoiler is non-functional and you will just look like a dork driving around with a useless appendage on the back of your car. But if you don’t delete, at least it is not as large as the ones they stick on the back of Toyotas etc.
"appendage" ??

Are you sure you know what an e46m3 looks like?

mark07960
03-15-2005, 08:27 PM
Yes, and my M3 was ordered without the (ok little) appendage.

Besides being non-functional, it is also disturbing to the eye to see this little up-lift at the end of an otherwise graceful design.

Whatever was the motivation for this glued on aberration in the first place?

BahnBaum
03-15-2005, 08:30 PM
Whatever was the motivation for this glued on aberration in the first place?

Dunno. Did you get the front bumper delete also?

Alex

LMC
03-15-2005, 08:32 PM
I suggest you choose the “Delete Spoiler” option. The spoiler is non-functional and you will just look like a dork driving around with a useless appendage on the back of your car. But if you don’t delete, at least it is not as large as the ones they stick on the back of Toyotas etc.

The spoiler doesn't do much for me, either, I admit -- but since it can just be pulled off and then sold on eBay for a few bucks, I figured I'd let it come, then decide.

mark07960
03-15-2005, 08:37 PM
Dunno. Did you get the front bumper delete also?

Alex
Hey, the bumper is useful and necessary. No way I would delete that. But if you mean the front spoiler, I would have deleted that too if there was an option for it. It’s not the same issue as driving around looking like a dork (as is the badge of a rear spoiler) but the front spoiler requires one to be mindful of things like parking lot bumpers and curbs that can intrude on the low front spoiler.

BahnBaum
03-15-2005, 08:42 PM
It’s not the same issue as driving around looking like a dork (as is the badge of a rear spoiler)

Hmmm. That logic would mean that leaving the gills on would make you an uber dork.

Alex

BahnBaum
03-15-2005, 08:44 PM
Serious question: is there some functionality of the lip spoiler at, say, 150mph?

Alex

mark07960
03-15-2005, 08:51 PM
Hmmm. That logic would mean that leaving the gills on would make you an uber dork.

Alex
No, I don’t see the gills as being pretentious, though they are useless too. So this adornment is acceptable.

mark07960
03-15-2005, 08:59 PM
Serious question: is there some functionality of the lip spoiler at, say, 150mph?

Alex
Not at all! The lip is completely useless. Even a larger spoiler would be meaningless for this shape car, which sheds large vortices by itself due to the abrupt transition at the rear.

The Porsche 911 and Audi TT can benefit with a larger spoiler because their curved rears become something of an air foil at higher speeds. So this might be considered as the case of a bad design being fixed with a spoiler.

dawgbone
03-15-2005, 10:10 PM
Not at all! The lip is completely useless. Even a larger spoiler would be meaningless for this shape car, which sheds large vortices by itself due to the abrupt transition at the rear.

Would you reckon that the lip spoiler might help to keep dirt off the rear of the car?

BahnBaum
03-15-2005, 10:11 PM
Would you reckon that the lip spoiler might help to keep dirt off the rear of the car?

If that's the case, mine's broken.

Alex

dawgbone
03-15-2005, 10:14 PM
If that's the case, mine's broken.

Alex
:) Mine too...But might be worse without it :dunno:

RaceTripper
03-16-2005, 04:50 AM
I suggest you choose the “Delete Spoiler” option. The spoiler is non-functional and you will just look like a dork driving around with a useless appendage on the back of your car. But if you don’t delete, at least it is not as large as the ones they stick on the back of Toyotas etc.
I think the lip spoiler looks just fine, and not at all dorky. It's subtle and tasteful. It's not like it's one of those big bolt-on wings on a Civic or that big-ass thing on the Subaru WRX STi.

What I don't care for are the dealer option spoilers on the standard 3 series sedan/coupe. I think they do spoil the nice lines of the car.

mark07960
03-16-2005, 05:10 AM
I think the lip spoiler looks just fine, and not at all dorky. It's subtle and tasteful. It's not like it's one of those big bolt-on wings on a Civic or that big-ass thing on the Subaru WRX STi.

What I don't care for are the dealer option spoilers on the standard 3 series sedan/coupe. I think they do spoil the nice lines of the car.
Yes, those really are dorky. Why would anyone add something like that to a fine automobile?

asindc
03-16-2005, 10:31 AM
I suggest a valentine 1, stealthone, and a lidatek le30

Are you suggesting using all these devices simultaneously? Forgive my ignorance, but I though lidatek was just another radar detector. Did you mean a V1, Stealthone, OR a Lidatek le30? Not being sarcastic, but I just learning about all of these things and I want to make sure I'm not overlooking something.

IndyMike
04-02-2005, 05:25 PM
Ordered E46 M3 today -- actually not quite an order yet as need to figure out which week, etc.

The dealership checked and determined that I could indeed order Sterling Gray metallic, but in the end I decided I did not want to spend that much money for it, so:

M3 coupe
Silver Gray metallic
Imola Red leather
Moonroof, power/heated seats with pwr width/lumbar, H-K audio, xenons.

I also seriously considered ordering black leather/cloth but after taking a hard look at it, decided to go with leather. I would prefer to sit on cloth, but was unimpressed with the appearance of the cloth and also prefer the two-tone effect with the Black & Imola Red interior.

I also spoke to the LeatherZ guys about doing red leather trim in a black interior; basically getting titan shadow and they cover all the pieces with red leather, a la Mrs. Hack's 323Ci. Pretty cool interior, in my opinion.

My opinion on SMG: It does a better job shifting that I can do and it's got some neat features, but I want to do it myself (for fun) even if I'm not as good. Plus I don't want park distance control and I don't want to pay that much more money.

Quoth LMC back when the E46 M3 was coming out: "Nope, don't want one of those; Too much power, too much money, too much fuel consumption. Not for me." Then recently I found myself obssessing over the new Porsche 911 and reconsidered the M3 as a less expensive, more utilitarian (i.e, more usable back seat) alternative.

I hope I can keep my drivers license once it gets here. :bigpimp:
Guess I'm late to the party, LMC, but congrats on the order! :thumbup:

I'll try to overlook the fact you bypassed protocol and didn't wait until I had ordered mine, ala the Touring. But then again, I'm getting worn out myself waiting for Dr. Phil to place his order, so I probably will follow the precedent you set. Besides, he is just as likely to order a buggy next, :amish: and ain't no way homey is doing that. :D

Good calls on the color combo and 6MT as well! I went 9 years without driving a stick, and considering the blast I'm having with 'Blood and Roses' I lament on how much fun I've passed up over that time. Admittedly I was a smuck and got caught up in the resale aspect, instead of just optioning and pulling the trigger for what I want. If/when I get my M I'm going to option it as if it will be the last new car I ever buy, and it is just as likely that it will be, so I'm going to be playing for keeps when that game hits town.

Are the Benjamin's also the reason you didn't opt for ZCP, or the 19" inch guns? Besides the possible interior leather bits any other mods planned?

And what becometh of the Touring? Is that remaining in the stable, or is it soon to go on the market, or is it trade bait?

Also, if you don't mind disclosing just wondering what kind of deal you got.

LMC
04-02-2005, 09:29 PM
Guess I'm late to the party, LMC, but congrats on the order! :thumbup:

I'll try to overlook the fact you bypassed protocol and didn't wait until I had ordered mine, ala the Touring. But then again, I'm getting worn out myself waiting for Dr. Phil to place his order, so I probably will follow the precedent you set. Besides, he is just as likely to order a buggy next, :amish: and ain't no way homey is doing that. :D

Good calls on the color combo and 6MT as well! I went 9 years without driving a stick, and considering the blast I'm having with 'Blood and Roses' I lament on how much fun I've passed up over that time. Admittedly I was a smuck and got caught up in the resale aspect, instead of just optioning and pulling the trigger for what I want. If/when I get my M I'm going to option it as if it will be the last new car I ever buy, and it is just as likely that it will be, so I'm going to be playing for keeps when that game hits town.

Are the Benjamin's also the reason you didn't opt for ZCP, or the 19" inch guns? Besides the possible interior leather bits any other mods planned?

And what becometh of the Touring? Is that remaining in the stable, or is it soon to go on the market, or is it trade bait?

Also, if you don't mind disclosing just wondering what kind of deal you got.

Appreciate letting it slide on the protocol front, Mike. :D

I think I've talked myself into changing the color to Sterling Gray -- expensive, but I really like the color. I've never seen an M3 in the flesh in Sterling, but have seen some photos and really like the color. Let me find the pics on roadfly (Sterling/IR) and I'll post a link.

No ZCP or 19-inch. No mods to speak of -- maybe interior trim...thinking about Myrtle as being a better (understated) wood or maybe I'll skip the wood. Dunno... Actually, speaking of 19s, wheels is the one thing I'm considering. I'm not crazy about the OE 67M wheels (18 or 19) and I'm eyeing BBS RG-Rs. There really aren't that many wheel options, given the rear offset and the RG-Rs are expensive, but... I have a couple of threads in the wheel & tire forum on the subject. Was even thinking of 17s at one point.

The deal is 1500 under list -- not great, but I caved early as I didn't want to travel to buy and I like the local (small) dealership overall. I would hope you can beat that price.

I think the 325iT will be the general-purpose truckster -- the wife is still considering this. Sell her '99 Odyssey minivan. I've actually finally really gotten used to the 325's SMG and am enjoying the car a lot. We've got practical vehicles coming out of our ears (llama-hauling big van, pickup)...the m3 will be a welcome change! I love the 325iT but I miss those lovely coupe lines from my old 330Ci. I think the E46 coupe is just a terrific classic design.

Don't wait too long to order! (When are they gonna stop making 'em really?) Actually, they do not have an allocation for me, so my "order" isn't really an order yet.

Larry

LMC
04-02-2005, 09:37 PM
Link to Sterling Gray metallic/Imola Red leather M3 on roadfly. BBS RG-Rs in 19-inch and lowered quite a bit, I think.

http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e46m3/6410789-2.html

LMC
04-03-2005, 11:46 AM
I'll try to overlook the fact you bypassed protocol and didn't wait until I had ordered mine

So what are you gonna do? ZCP car in Interlagos with Cinnamon, right? :thumbup: Loaded (except for SMG)?

PCD is tempting, but now I live 3,000 miles away...

TD330ci
04-03-2005, 06:04 PM
So what are you gonna do? ZCP car in Interlagos with Cinnamon, right? :thumbup: Loaded (except for SMG)?

PCD is tempting, but now I live 3,000 miles away...


:eeps: You better not get yours first MIKE!! :rofl:

IndyMike
04-03-2005, 07:21 PM
The deal is 1500 under list -- not great, but I caved early as I didn't want to travel to buy and I like the local (small) dealership overall. I would hope you can beat that price.

Don't wait too long to order! (When are they gonna stop making 'em really?) Actually, they do not have an allocation for me, so my "order" isn't really an order yet.

Larry
Well, I have zero loyalty to my local dealership because it's pretty much MSRP or nothing with them. And I really don't need a loaner (they have a shuttle and I don't work too far from there), nor the free weekend car washes. They do tolerable service work, and have never given me grief when trying to schedule an appointment for either warranty work or the free scheduled maintenance despite the fact I've never bought from them. It's an ideal arrangement where the service side of the house is totally separate from sales, so the SM's treat you with the same respect as their buying customers. Heck, I'd love to give them my business, but I refuse to be reamed in the process.

And I don't mind revealing that if this thing goes down it will first be through Sarafil. Like Shafer, Adrian and Ted, he's added so much to this community, and it's a way of saying thank you for those contributions. I almost bought my cab through Shafer, but unfortunately he didn't have any allocations left for the time frame I was looking at.

Anyway, we both are convinced that there will be a limited run of M's in 06 and I would prefer to buy during the last model year of the E46 derivative.

What's the most likely month that they will have an allocation for you?

IndyMike
04-03-2005, 07:24 PM
Link to Sterling Gray metallic/Imola Red leather M3 on roadfly. BBS RG-Rs in 19-inch and lowered quite a bit, I think.

http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e46m3/6410789-2.html
Yeah, I've seen several pics of Sterling gray on an M3 and they are all quite striking. It reminds me a lot of my Pewter metallic Porsche 944, which also had aftermarket BBS type rims. The Imola interior will really provide a nice contrast to the Sterling exterior.

I say go for it! :thumbup:

IndyMike
04-03-2005, 07:46 PM
So what are you gonna do? ZCP car in Interlagos with Cinnamon, right? :thumbup: Loaded (except for SMG)?

PCD is tempting, but now I live 3,000 miles away...
Yeah, my heart's set on IB/Cinnamon, but as :loco: as it may sound I still have visions of Ruby red II with Caramel dancing in my head. I don't even know if its remotely possible, but I can't shake the thoughts from my cranium. I think I need to get over it and kiss that idea good-bye.

As of for the rest of it, kind of mid-range on the options; ZCP, power seats with bun warmers, moonroof, Zenon's and HK. I'm still kicking around the lumbar. I'm kind of average size, 5' 10", 165 pds., so I don't think I'm going to really need it. :dunno:

And, 3,000 miles is definitely a reach for you left coasters. Fortunately it's only about 500 miles from Indy, and we are probably planning on vacationing not too far from there (Asheville, NC), so it would coincide with that very nicely. I'm just hoping that there isn't an early snowfall in late October. I don't fancy sliding around the Smokies with those big meats.

IndyMike
04-03-2005, 08:04 PM
:eeps: You better not get yours first MIKE!! :rofl:
Well, I think you're safe for the time being. I can't even think about pulling the trigger until I sell the sedan first. I'm having too kick-butt a time driving it, and no way do I want to go very long between my stick fixes.

Besides, although I am absolutely convinced that Christ is the way, the truth and the life for me I don't have the same convictions about IB/Cinnamon which is why I will graciously let you go ahead of me. :D

Just kidding. I think it'll be aces! :thumbup:

Lori
04-03-2005, 08:32 PM
Ordered E46 M3 today -- actually not quite an order yet as need to figure out which week, etc.

The dealership checked and determined that I could indeed order Sterling Gray metallic, but in the end I decided I did not want to spend that much money for it, so:

M3 coupe
Silver Gray metallic
Imola Red leather
Moonroof, power/heated seats with pwr width/lumbar, H-K audio, xenons.

I also seriously considered ordering black leather/cloth but after taking a hard look at it, decided to go with leather. I would prefer to sit on cloth, but was unimpressed with the appearance of the cloth and also prefer the two-tone effect with the Black & Imola Red interior.

I also spoke to the LeatherZ guys about doing red leather trim in a black interior; basically getting titan shadow and they cover all the pieces with red leather, a la Mrs. Hack's 323Ci. Pretty cool interior, in my opinion.

My opinion on SMG: It does a better job shifting that I can do and it's got some neat features, but I want to do it myself (for fun) even if I'm not as good. Plus I don't want park distance control and I don't want to pay that much more money.

Quoth LMC back when the E46 M3 was coming out: "Nope, don't want one of those; Too much power, too much money, too much fuel consumption. Not for me." Then recently I found myself obssessing over the new Porsche 911 and reconsidered the M3 as a less expensive, more utilitarian (i.e, more usable back seat) alternative.

I hope I can keep my drivers license once it gets here. :bigpimp:

Congratulations, Imola interior is going to look awsome. You will have a beautiful car. I went through the same thing about the new Porsche. It's fast and sweet but expensive and in the 1st year of production. The M3 represents an excellent value in a GT sports coupe.

Lori
04-03-2005, 08:54 PM
[QUOTE=IndyMike] or is it trade bait?

OMG,YSF, LMAO :rofl:

IndyMike
04-04-2005, 05:47 PM
Link to Sterling Gray metallic/Imola Red leather M3 on roadfly. BBS RG-Rs in 19-inch and lowered quite a bit, I think.

http://bimmer.roadfly.org/bmw/forums/e46m3/6410789-2.html
Yeah, I'd definitely say that puppy's been slammed. I bet you can't go over a freakin' pebble without rubbing some part of the vehicle on it. And whatever you do LMC, please, oh please don't wreck it by putting one of those awful looking ACS replica front spoilers on it. :tsk:

LMC
04-13-2005, 10:43 PM
Yeah, my heart's set on IB/Cinnamon, but as :loco: as it may sound I still have visions of Ruby red II with Caramel dancing in my head. I don't even know if its remotely possible, but I can't shake the thoughts from my cranium. I think I need to get over it and kiss that idea good-bye.

As of for the rest of it, kind of mid-range on the options; ZCP, power seats with bun warmers, moonroof, Zenon's and HK. I'm still kicking around the lumbar. I'm kind of average size, 5' 10", 165 pds., so I don't think I'm going to really need it. :dunno:


Hey, IndyMike, I was playing with numbers today and looking at Individual cars...
that is an exceedingly dangerous thing to do!

Here's your car: '05 M3 Coupe (I know, but we'll assume no price increase for '06)
ZCP, power seats with heaters, moonroof, xenon, H-K audio, Rubinrot (1820 wholesale/2000 retail) and Caramel (3530 wholesale/3880 retail):
Invoice $ 57,345
Retail $62,795 :wow: + tax title & license
Ya gotta pay to play! I dunno... Interlagos is kinda pretty and Cinnamon's pretty nice, too!
Or pick just one: Interlagos/caramel :thumbup: or Ruby Red/Cinnamon :yummy:

I found a couple of pics of bicolor M3 interior (Black with Imola Red inserts and Black with Estoril Blue inserts.) Very nice, indeed. But BMWNA apparently charges the same $3880 for bicolor, even though the interior has no actual Individual colors in it. Tempting, but I just can't see paying that much more.

I'm hoping for a July allocation. If it slips to August my spec order color may be in jeopardy...

turbo38sfi
04-14-2005, 05:59 AM
Take it from me...you'll love the Silver Gray/Imola. The alum trim really finishes it off nicely though. I had originally had the HK sound, but deleted it as it was not worth the extra $ I decided. One thing you may find once you get it is that doing the red leather armrests may be a bit too much red inside...I'd like to get a Leatherz shift boot also and am thinking of going black leather 3/4s and 1/4 imola w/the "M" stitching. I think that will look nice...

LMC
04-14-2005, 09:16 AM
Take it from me...you'll love the Silver Gray/Imola. The alum trim really finishes it off nicely though. I had originally had the HK sound, but deleted it as it was not worth the extra $ I decided. One thing you may find once you get it is that doing the red leather armrests may be a bit too much red inside...I'd like to get a Leatherz shift boot also and am thinking of going black leather 3/4s and 1/4 imola w/the "M" stitching. I think that will look nice...

Silver Gray is my fallback now; I'm hoping the spec order for Sterling Gray comes through.

Yeah, the possbilities for unique interior touches are limitless. Sooner or later, though, the wallet will say "Stop! Enough already!" :bigpimp:

e36M3r
04-14-2005, 10:44 AM
I'd consider trading my front door panels in Black for Front door panels in Red, thus helping toning down the "too-much red" syndrome of the Imola interior, and allowing a bit more pizazz with the black interior. Must be as new of course like. :)

Silver Gray is my fallback now; I'm hoping the spec order for Sterling Gray comes through.

Yeah, the possbilities for unique interior touches are limitless. Sooner or later, though, the wallet will say "Stop! Enough already!" :bigpimp:

TD330ci
04-14-2005, 12:17 PM
Silver Gray is my fallback now; I'm hoping the spec order for Sterling Gray comes through.

Yeah, the possbilities for unique interior touches are limitless. Sooner or later, though, the wallet will say "Stop! Enough already!" :bigpimp:

Are both those available for the M without an upcharge? Or do they require the extra 2K? :eek:


BTW I saw a brand new Silver Gray comp pkg without plates in Tiburon yesterday. VERY understated but classy. Matches the color of the rims almost and flys under the radar for sure. It had Imola interior to spice it up a little though. :thumbup:

Waiting Waiting!!!! Ugh two more months!! :mad:

LMC
04-14-2005, 01:19 PM
Are both those available for the M without an upcharge? Or do they require the extra 2K? :eek:

BTW I saw a brand new Silver Gray comp pkg without plates in Tiburon yesterday. VERY understated but classy. Matches the color of the rims almost and flys under the radar for sure. It had Imola interior to spice it up a little though. :thumbup:

Waiting Waiting!!!! Ugh two more months!! :mad:

Silver gray costs the metallic paint charge and Sterling does indeed require two big ones.

Two more months, huh? I'd KILL for only two more months! :D

Edit: I very distinctly remember the pain of the wait for my '98 M3. The last month or so is the worst, so I really sympathize. My wife worked in the medical field; when she noticed that I was getting a little wierd near the end, I told her it was "M3-itis." :) The only known cure is to take delivery. :thumbup: And the other thing is that I'd swear that waiting for the other 3 new non-M BMWs I've bought has not been nearly as bad. Yep, that ///M is special!

RaceTripper
04-14-2005, 01:49 PM
Went by the dealer his afternoon. My M3 has been released by the Spartenburg VPC for trucking to St. Louis. If I'm lucky it'll arrive late tomorrow for a Saturday afternoon delivery.

I also got my new TomTom GO Plus GPS Nav yesterday, so I am ready to rock n roll.

Yeeehaaaa!!!! :p :thumbup:

TD330ci
04-14-2005, 02:04 PM
Went by the dealer his afternoon. My M3 has been released by the Spartenburg VPC for trucking to St. Louis. If I'm lucky it'll arrive late tomorrow for a Saturday afternoon delivery.

I also got my new TomTom GO Plus GPS Nav yesterday, so I am ready to rock n roll.

Yeeehaaaa!!!! :p :thumbup:

WOHOOOO!!! Lucky You. :thumbup:

LMC
04-14-2005, 05:54 PM
Went by the dealer his afternoon. My M3 has been released by the Spartenburg VPC for trucking to St. Louis. If I'm lucky it'll arrive late tomorrow for a Saturday afternoon delivery.

I also got my new TomTom GO Plus GPS Nav yesterday, so I am ready to rock n roll.

Yeeehaaaa!!!! :p :thumbup:

Great news, Dean! Just days to go!

I suppose you have not heard about the new Expedited Delivery Program (not available yet in all areas) where they strap the car to a pallet and shove it out the cargo door of a plane 10,000 ft above your house with parachutes... expensive, but you get it sooner. I'm considering it... :)

RaceTripper
04-14-2005, 06:46 PM
Great news, Dean! Just days to go!

I suppose you have not heard about the new Expedited Delivery Program (not available yet in all areas) where they strap the car to a pallet and shove it out the cargo door of a plane 10,000 ft above your house with parachutes... expensive, but you get it sooner. I'm considering it... :)
The drop-shipping won't do. I'm depending on the dealer to install my UGDO and M Pedals for me. Besides, it would scare my wife.

IndyMike
04-17-2005, 10:30 AM
Hey, IndyMike, I was playing with numbers today and looking at Individual cars...
that is an exceedingly dangerous thing to do!

Here's your car: '05 M3 Coupe (I know, but we'll assume no price increase for '06)
ZCP, power seats with heaters, moonroof, xenon, H-K audio, Rubinrot (1820 wholesale/2000 retail) and Caramel (3530 wholesale/3880 retail):
Invoice $ 57,345
Retail $62,795 :wow: + tax title & license
Ya gotta pay to play! I dunno... Interlagos is kinda pretty and Cinnamon's pretty nice, too!
Or pick just one: Interlagos/caramel :thumbup: or Ruby Red/Cinnamon :yummy:

I found a couple of pics of bicolor M3 interior (Black with Imola Red inserts and Black with Estoril Blue inserts.) Very nice, indeed. But BMWNA apparently charges the same $3880 for bicolor, even though the interior has no actual Individual colors in it. Tempting, but I just can't see paying that much more.

I'm hoping for a July allocation. If it slips to August my spec order color may be in jeopardy...
What, you mean all of that for ONLY $62,795 +TTL? "Honey, where's my little moneyclip?" I hope they'll take cash! :angel: :D

Ah, unfortunately that's a little too rich for my blood.

For kicks and grins I just threw that number by 'the warden'. She came back with "that's like 200 Coach bags!" I said, "Huh, how can anyone compare any purse, even a freakin' Coach purse (whatever that is :dunno: ) to an M3? Besides, what maroon would want or need more than one Coach purse?" She then escaped my cell, but only to return (unfortunately) shortly thereafter with the two that she has. It was then that I seemed to be in some bit of trouble, so I immediately opened my mouth (somehow managing to shuffle both my feet in it) and stated that it was merely a rhetorical question, and besides "what ultra-maroon would need more than two Coach bags? Again, another rhetorical question" (in case she another one stashed away somewhere).

So now I am sure that I will be restricted to bread and water and sleeping on the couch for the next week or so.

At this point I don't think I could get a Kia let alone an M3.

So let's just say I am over Ruby red, or any other individual bits, for the time being.

Thanks for bringing those numbers up, Larry! :mad:

:D

e36M3r
04-17-2005, 11:13 AM
You must have done well in your "creative writing" class! :rofl:

For kicks and grins I just threw that number by 'the warden'.

LMC
04-17-2005, 01:09 PM
What, you mean all of that for ONLY $62,795 +TTL? "Honey, where's my little moneyclip?" I hope they'll take cash! :angel: :D

Ah, unfortunately that's a little too rich for my blood.

For kicks and grins I just threw that number by 'the warden'. She came back with "that's like 200 Coach bags!" I said, "Huh, how can anyone compare any purse, even a freakin' Coach purse (whatever that is :dunno: ) to an M3? Besides, what maroon would want or need more than one Coach purse?" She then escaped my cell, but only to return (unfortunately) shortly thereafter with the two that she has. It was then that I seemed to be in some bit of trouble, so I immediately opened my mouth (somehow managing to shuffle both my feet in it) and stated that it was merely a rhetorical question, and besides "what ultra-maroon would need more than two Coach bags? Again, another rhetorical question" (in case she another one stashed away somewhere).

So now I am sure that I will be restricted to bread and water and sleeping on the couch for the next week or so.

At this point I don't think I could get a Kia let alone an M3.

So let's just say I am over Ruby red, or any other individual bits, for the time being.

Thanks for bringing those numbers up, Larry! :mad:

:D

Happy to oblige, Mike! :D Just in case there is still a feather or two ruffled, how 'bout shooting me your wife's email address, OK? And I'll fix everything real good, :eeps:

IndyMike
04-17-2005, 06:06 PM
Happy to oblige, Mike! :D Just in case there is still a feather or two ruffled, how 'bout shooting me your wife's email address, OK? And I'll fix everything real good, :eeps:Gee, could ya and would ya, coach? But first give me a chance to hide her cache of automatic weapons, bandaliers of ammo, crossbow, favorite husband gutting knife and shovel. Wouldn't want to make it too easy on her, you know (I learned a little from the last time)! And if you don't hear from me some time within the next week or two, be a pal and put out an 'IndyMike alert' to the local authorities here. Alternatively, be very suspicious and take special notice if you hear stories of a 'grieving' Indiana widow who croaked her hubbie in a tragic accidental shooting incident (body was peppered with 62,795 holes) purchasing 200 Coach purses in a single shopping excursion while laughing hysterically and intermittently mumbling, "what maroon would want more than one Coach purse, indeed".

The warden is not without her eccentricities!

:D

otacon
05-06-2005, 09:40 AM
The spoiler doesn't do much for me, either, I admit -- but since it can just be pulled off and then sold on eBay for a few bucks, I figured I'd let it come, then decide.

Do you know if the spoiler can be cleanly removed? IE, did they paint the car with it attached, or afterwards. I don't want a black line across the back of my trunk. Tho I had your idea of getting it, then selling it on ebay. :thumbup:

turbo38sfi
05-06-2005, 09:42 AM
Do you know if the spoiler can be cleanly removed? IE, did they paint the car with it attached, or afterwards. I don't want a black line across the back of my trunk. Tho I had your idea of getting it, then selling it on ebay. :thumbup:


Yes it's painted underneath. It's just held on with emblem adhesion tape. Warm it up or keep the car in the sun on a good hot day and it should come off no prob.

otacon
05-06-2005, 09:46 AM
Yes it's painted underneath. It's just held on with emblem adhesion tape. Warm it up or keep the car in the sun on a good hot day and it should come off no prob.

Awesome! Thanks!

I guess I'll just remove it when I get the car.