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Old 08-27-2005, 07:16 PM
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Alpine White/Black M3 has arrived!

They haven't even unwrapped my car yet! I have to wait until Monday to actually pick up the car because I am having the cleararmor kit installed. I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait until then

I like the Eucalyptus Malt Wood Trim. The matte finish is really nice, and I think it breaks up the solid black interior somewhat.

I'll try to get some nice close ups of the wood trim when I get the car home. Only two more days now
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:22 PM
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:10 PM
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She's a beauty Kurt. Congrats!!

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Old 08-27-2005, 10:19 PM
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Very nice. I am waiting for more interior shots of the trim. Other than that and the SMG it looks like mine!
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:39 AM
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Cool. I'd like to see more of the wood tim also. I did not even know it was available.

That looks like to roof of Century West BMW? Maybe too far away from you?
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:12 AM
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Cool. I'd like to see more of the wood tim also. I did not even know it was available.

That looks like to roof of Century West BMW? Maybe too far away from you?
It's the roof of Steven's Creek BMW in San Jose.


I didn't know this wood was available either, until I saw it on the computer screen when I went to the dealer to give them a deposit. It's a $700 option.

I couldn't get any good angles since the car was out in the blazing sun, and I'm not a crackerjack photog like Cliff but here's one more pic of the wood anyway.
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:44 AM
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Wow, guy finally gets a job and goes nuts buying cars Congrats, Kurt.
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Old 08-28-2005, 11:02 AM
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Wow, guy finally gets a job and goes nuts buying cars Congrats, Kurt.
Well, technically I only went nuts buying one car

I've lusted after the E46 M3 ever since about 1999 when I first saw that chrome looking concept car in the magazines. Then when it was finally available in 2001, I wasn't willing to pay the premium over MSRP. Later, as you alluded, I had job deficiencies that prevented me from getting an M3.

Now, I'm finally getting the M3 I have wanted for 6 years. It's going to be a blast

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Old 08-30-2005, 09:26 PM
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I'm wondering ... why 18"s? In my advanced age, I think 18's are enough, but I wonder what others think. I think the 19's might be too harsh for everyday.

I'm really agonizing over a C55 vs. M3 SMG
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Old 08-30-2005, 09:39 PM
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I'm wondering ... why 18"s? In my advanced age, I think 18's are enough, but I wonder what others think. I think the 19's might be too harsh for everyday.

I'm really agonizing over a C55 vs. M3 SMG
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Are you asking me?

The question should rightly be: why 19's? The 18 is standard, the 19 is an option. So I would need a specific reason to move to the 19. I guess I just never thought of a reason to change from the 18's. I'm age advanced (like you ) so 19's might be too harsh for everyday use.

We'll see. Maybe Scott is going to make me a deal I can't refuse

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Wow! You got the wood trim in an M3? That's very brave of you, wood trim doesn't seem to be too popular around here. Personally, I love it. I got the wood trim in my 330i with Natural Brown and I think it looks great. In the M3 I have the titan shadow trim which isn't that popular around here either, but I think it looks great especially with the Cinnamon interior, I couldn't be happier. Good luck with the car, the OEM 18's look good as well, they seem to be more rare then the 19's.
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Old 08-31-2005, 08:43 AM
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Wow! You got the wood trim in an M3? That's very brave of you, wood trim doesn't seem to be too popular around here. Personally, I love it. :
I like that matte finish on the eucalyptus, although I confess I'm not too crazy about the color. I've been thinking about the anthracite birch but it is too expensive. I've also though a bit about myrtle wood; I like the color but myrtle's got the high-gloss mirror finish.
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Wow! You got the wood trim in an M3? That's very brave of you, wood trim doesn't seem to be too popular around here. Personally, I love it. I got the wood trim in my 330i with Natural Brown and I think it looks great. In the M3 I have the titan shadow trim which isn't that popular around here either, but I think it looks great especially with the Cinnamon interior, I couldn't be happier. Good luck with the car, the OEM 18's look good as well, they seem to be more rare then the 19's.
Sorry if i'm a little late catching this Moderato, but when did you buy an M3?? I remembered you were trying to find one and waiting to buy it, but I didnt' realize you pulled the trigger and got one. Anyways, congrats
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Old 09-01-2005, 06:11 AM
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Sorry if i'm a little late catching this Moderato, but when did you buy an M3?? I remembered you were trying to find one and waiting to buy it, but I didnt' realize you pulled the trigger and got one. Anyways, congrats

I got my M3 about a week ago via lease transfer from "RChoudry," who is a member on this board. I actually haven't even driven it for a week since I reached 1200 miles on the ride home. I'm bringing it for the 1200 miles service this morning and after that I can finally start driving it daily. I'm planning to post some pictures soon. The only choice now is 1) sell the 330i and payoff the M3, 2) keep the 330i and just make the lease payments on the M3.
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We'll see. Maybe Scott is going to make me a deal I can't refuse

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