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windsor027 10-09-2012 04:00 PM

The Windsormobile has arrived
 
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:cry: of joy man, I promise the car Gods never to stray again from the family.

Honestly guys I have forgotten how great this car felt on my test drive back in May. The stick, butter and silk, direct, awesome on the downshifting and damn its hard to keep this thing below 4K rpms. I was going to spend a couple of hours setting things up, phone, music etc, but I said the hell of it and hit some nice roads around Great Falls. One word comes to mind. Orgasmic.

For those that care I didn't take the car out of sport+ and it felt AWESOME. Steering nice and tight and direct, suspension stiff but very comfortable on the road anomalies, and very little if any body lean. But the best part for my money is the manual. I swear if I had that guy from C/D I think that said this manual is average I would clobber him upside the head and tell him to get a job flipping burgers.

Anyway I want to thank everyone here for all the good times and support during the almost 4 months wait. It was so worth it, every damn second of it.

some quick pictures, heavy overcast in DC today plus I took them late afternoon, I just had to drive this thing first. I will be keeping a log and taking notes so that in a few weeks I can give you a run down from an owners perspective.

voip-ninja 10-09-2012 04:10 PM

I am not normally a fan of white, but it does look mighty good in that color. I think you should patent Windsormobile. Enjoy the new toy.

justinnum1 10-09-2012 04:11 PM

very nice

windsor027 10-09-2012 04:11 PM

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Originally Posted by voip-ninja (Post 7123616)
I am not normally a fan of white, but it does look mighty good in that color. I think you should patent Windsormobile. Enjoy the new toy.

thank you VOIP and thanks for all the conversations we have had. Looking forward to a lot more.:)

boltjaM3s 10-09-2012 04:19 PM

Awesome!

You're going to be able to pick up a lot of tail in that Windsorwagon.

BJ

Lorenzzo 10-09-2012 04:20 PM

Congrats and enjoy. My 328i is in Mineral White with the same interior as yours. Let's just say I have no regrets.

captainaudio 10-09-2012 04:22 PM

So I guess this means that the soft suspension, lousy steering and tacked on iDrive screen don't bother you. :dunno:

Only kidding! Only kidding!


congrats and good luck with the new car.

Post some pics ASAP.

CA

windsor027 10-09-2012 04:24 PM

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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7123636)
Awesome!

You're going to be able to pick up a lot of tail in that Windsorwagon.

BJ

You and I have our tail BJ. Smart, beautiful and major contributors to our live style instead of drainers if you know what I mean. ;)

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Originally Posted by captainaudio (Post 7123640)
So I guess this means that the soft suspension, lousy steering and tacked on iDrive screen don't bother you. :dunno:

Only kidding! Only kidding!


congrats and good luck with the new car.

Post some pics ASAP.

CA

Captain all I got to say you have got to drive this car. A lot of us respect your opinion and honestly I think you will come away very very impressed.

Zeichen311 10-09-2012 04:34 PM

Congrats and enjoy! :thumbup:
That red trim really does look sharp in the right interior (i.e., not too "busy" with other colors). "Windsormobile"...love it. :)

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Originally Posted by windsor027 (Post 7123597)
I swear if I had that guy from C/D I think that said this manual is average I would clobber him upside the head and tell him to get a job flipping burgers.

PM me if you need volunteers to help hold him down. :rofl:

captainaudio 10-09-2012 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by windsor027 (Post 7123644)

Captain all I got to say you have got to drive this car. A lot of us respect your opinion and honestly I think you will come away very very impressed.

The next time I go to BMW Manhattan for service I am going to ask for an F30 loaner.

CA

boltjaM3s 10-09-2012 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by captainaudio (Post 7123709)
The next time I go to BMW Manhattan for service I am going to ask for an F30 loaner.

CA

Bring a sway bar!

BJ

windsor027 10-09-2012 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by captainaudio (Post 7123709)
The next time I go to BMW Manhattan for service I am going to ask for an F30 loaner.

CA

Good Idea. And if you can get a manual with an M adaptive suspension so much the better.


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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7123741)
Bring a sway bar!

BJ

BJ, I took some back roads this afternoon kind of hard and I can't tell you if it was the adaptive suspension or what (I was in Sport+) there is almost zero body lean. The fact that my car is also 10mm lower may help. I don't know.

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Originally Posted by Zeichen311 (Post 7123655)
Congrats and enjoy! :thumbup:
That red trim really does look sharp in the right interior (i.e., not too "busy" with other colors). "Windsormobile"...love it. :)

PM me if you need volunteers to help hold him down. :rofl:

Yea to be honest I thought that red stripe would look tacky but it actually looks very good. I think by having glossy black trim helps since basically there is only red and black in the car. I don't know how it would turn out with red, black and aluminum.

captainaudio 10-09-2012 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by windsor027 (Post 7123823)
Good Idea. And if you can get a manual with an M adaptive suspension so much the better.


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I seriously doubt they would have a loaner with a manual but I would be more intersted in test driving the 8 speed AT. Defininely want to try the adaptative suspension.

CA

justinnum1 10-09-2012 06:33 PM

My dealer has a loaded 335i manual whit exterior red interior and 19s :D

(loaner)

tturedraider 10-09-2012 06:50 PM

:thumbup:

bmwf30 10-09-2012 07:46 PM

awesome pics!! Good luck with the car.

boltjaM3s 10-09-2012 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwf30 (Post 7124072)
awesome pics!! Good luck with the car.

Well let's not go crazy here. The car is awesome, but the pics are very pedestrian.

BJ

ChrisF01 10-09-2012 08:17 PM

Beautiful car, I love white cars obviously.

Great choice:thumbup:

bayoucity 10-09-2012 08:18 PM

Congrats ! White looks so good on F30.

doc_maverick 10-09-2012 08:40 PM

Congrats Windsor....truly a great combination....

So jealous you were able to get the manual ! Enjoy the ride

sr5959 10-09-2012 10:01 PM

Congratulations, looks great. I like the way the Red stitching on the door panel carries on the Red stripe on the dash.

g37to335i 10-10-2012 01:21 AM

I also have a white E70 post LCI and want to get a white 335i with red interior. You have good taste;)

MacManVA 10-10-2012 04:56 AM

Windsor - Congrats! Vehicle looks GREAT!!. My car is in the north Atlantic. So hopefully in about a week I will have mine.

windsor027 10-10-2012 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by boltjaM3s (Post 7124125)
Well let's not go crazy here. The car is awesome, but the pics are very pedestrian.

BJ

Actually thanks for being nice BJ in calling them pedestrian, they are for sh*t. I will take better ones when the sun is out and I have a chance to wash the car.

Quick update on the vibration issue. Very happy to report....zero vibration between 40 and 70 mph. I went down the parkway today, took my hands off the wheel, the sucker tracked straight as an arrow. Also no unwanted noises, the car is very solid.

For those that car since the car has the adaptive suspension it also has the variable steering.

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Originally Posted by MacManVA (Post 7124529)
Windsor - Congrats! Vehicle looks GREAT!!. My car is in the north Atlantic. So hopefully in about a week I will have mine.

You are almost there man. All I can tell you it was worth the wait.:thumbup:

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Originally Posted by doc_maverick (Post 7124191)
Congrats Windsor....truly a great combination....

So jealous you were able to get the manual ! Enjoy the ride

thank you Doc. its one sweet manual let me tell you, very smooth. Better than my 07 E90 and I thought that was great.

voip-ninja 10-10-2012 07:24 AM

Windsor. It sounds like you enjoy the limp-wristed steering and cushy ride in your F30. What kind of E90 fan are you, anyways?! Your comparison between the two would be appreciated in my popular thread for venting E90 die-hards. :)


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