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Old 06-11-2012, 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by chibmw View Post
What is this car missing?

Anything besides the 19" wheels? If I were to upgrade the wheels on it...would it be "fully loaded" engine performance/suspension/braking wise? I don't care much for the interior stuff like premium sound and stuff.

I'm considering that above car and this one:

And I'm trying to figure out if there is anything but the rims different on them...Does having all three buttons next to the shift knob means all of the options are installed in the car?
First off, I hope you aren't seriously considering to purchase a $50k car off eBay. The "vehicle history" may not be accurate, and you (and a trusted BMW technician) will want to inspect the car thoroughly, especially for the M models.

Secondly, I don't know why you care so much it's "fully loaded". If you don't know what you are missing, does it really matter? What do you want to make sure you get?

Lastly, the 18" vs 19" arguments are mostly cosmetic (i.e. there is little perceivable performance advantage or disadvantage). The 19" wheels are forged (vs. cast) but it'll also give you a slightly harsher ride.

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