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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-29-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Gumby
Cold weather top-down driving

God, it's great to have a convertible again! I had an M Roadster a few years back, but, needing something at least semi-practical, I went to a 2004 330i coupe. Great car, but a bit sedate.

So,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,434
Posted By Gumby
Welcome to the Platinum Bronze Vert Club. ...

Welcome to the Platinum Bronze Vert Club.

With respect to the "too many dust" comments, let me just say that I chose Platinum Bronze at least in part because I live on a gravel road which kicks up...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-07-2007, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By Gumby
From the start, I decided to get either a red...

From the start, I decided to get either a red exterior or a red interior, but not both. I settled on something pretty close to an inside-out version of yours -- bronze exterior, red interior.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-03-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,728
Posted By Gumby
Driving my fifth BMW, a 335i convertible; they...

Driving my fifth BMW, a 335i convertible; they have been, in order, 5MT, 5MT, 5MT, 6MT, and 6MT. So, I can't claim to be unbiased.

MT:auto::Morton's:McDonald's
MT:auto::Pilsner Urquell:Miller...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-16-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,589
Posted By Gumby
Flat-out beautiful, ZZ2. Congrats, and enjoy! ...

Flat-out beautiful, ZZ2. Congrats, and enjoy!

From the time I decided to order mine, I was going to go with a red interior or a red exterior, but not both. I went with the coral interior, and a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-09-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By Gumby
A horse is a horse, of course, of course, And...

A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a horse of course
That is, of course, unless the horse
Is the famous Mister ED.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,346
Posted By Gumby
http://www.cambridgebaby.co.uk/catalog/images/Toot...

http://www.cambridgebaby.co.uk/catalog/images/ToothbrushToddler.jpg
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-07-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,752
Posted By Gumby
Coming up on six months with my Platinum Bronze...

Coming up on six months with my Platinum Bronze over Coral 335i vert. Sure doesn't seem that long; time flies when you're having fun.

I haven't yet "seen myself coming down the road," and I don't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-26-2007, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,320
Posted By Gumby
"Keys"? What are these "keys" of which you...

"Keys"? What are these "keys" of which you speak? I have no "keys."

But I do have the aluminum trim, after having had dead tree trim on three previous 3ers. I absolutely love it from an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 92,056
Posted By Gumby
The ability of the nav to tell you your elevation...

The ability of the nav to tell you your elevation is pretty cool. Because it's always useful to know how high you are.

Mostly, though, the pleasant surprises haven't concerned features I didn't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,194
Posted By Gumby
It is real aluminum (or, as our friends across...

It is real aluminum (or, as our friends across the pond say, aluminium). It will last forever, as far as lack of dulling or fading or tarnishing is concerned, and it's zero-maintenence. However, it...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-25-2007, 06:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,896
Posted By Gumby
As my bio information below shows, I now own my...

As my bio information below shows, I now own my fifth manual transmission BMW. I traded the previous four into my dealership, so I may never know what the economic penalty for having a manual was,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,896
Posted By Gumby
Admittedly tangential to the thread, but I gotta...

Admittedly tangential to the thread, but I gotta ask: what's the deal with those who say they "can't" drive a manual transmission? "Can't"? Just how difficult is it to learn? :dunno:

As I...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,172
Posted By Gumby
Yes, a one-year subscription. Multi-year or...

Yes, a one-year subscription. Multi-year or lifetime (of the car, not of you) subs available direct from Sirius. I paid $399 for a lifetime sub in my '04 330Ci, one of the first Sirius-equipped...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-22-2007, 01:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,896
Posted By Gumby
Spoken like a true slushbox owner. I can...

Spoken like a true slushbox owner. I can understand why you wouldn't want to be constantly reminded of your tragic error. :eek:

No, I kid, I kid. Some folks say they can't drive a manual. I,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-06-2007, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,286
Posted By Gumby
Thumbs up I am, of course, predisposed to like 335i verts...

I am, of course, predisposed to like 335i verts with Coral interiors. But even those who are not fans of that interior should hit the link; there's an unusually good collection of photos, including...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Gumby
What's that I see? Three pedals? Most...

What's that I see? Three pedals? Most excellent!

A handsome car, indeed. If it's still available, buy it!
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Gumby
I'll admit to being in the "too much of a good...

I'll admit to being in the "too much of a good thing is wonderful" school, but I definitely see your point. My '92 325i was the top of the line among 3ers of the day, and it was, to me, at the time,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By Gumby
Talking 1) stockbroker phone number 2) dial-a-prayer...

1) stockbroker phone number
2) dial-a-prayer phone number
3) bartender phone number
4) Alcoholics Anonymous hotline
5) wife's phone number
6) girlfriend's phone number
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Gumby
Eh, that may be part of it. A bigger factor, I...

Eh, that may be part of it. A bigger factor, I suspect, is that more people who buy the 4-door model are married with kids. And with a spouse in the front passenger seat, and a kiddie or two in the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,330
Posted By Gumby
Thanks for the post and the links. Some...

Thanks for the post and the links. Some interesting stuff in the data.

For instance, the 328i sedan (E90) outsells its 335i counterpart by a huge margin in the U.S. -- almost 3-to-1 YTD, and...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 9,138
Posted By Gumby
While you're at it, pick up a "335i" badge, some...

While you're at it, pick up a "335i" badge, some non-functional paddle shifters to mount beside your steering wheel, a shark fin for your rear deck to make everyone think you have Sirius, and a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-05-2007, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Gumby
Here's a pic which which accompanied a review,...

Here's a pic which which accompanied a review, just after the E93s were launched. It was taken in or near Miami, at an automotive press function.

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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-04-2007, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Gumby
I can't help with any pix, but as the previous...

I can't help with any pix, but as the previous owner of two green BMWs (neither as dark as the Deep Green Metallic, however; see my signature line data), I am very much aware than green BMWs, or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-30-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gumby
What new exterior color would you add?

"Color" threads are always popular here, so I thought I'd throw out a question. If you were head of BMW marketing, and were told to come up with a new exterior color, what would you suggest? I'm a...
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