Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M Series > E46 M3 (2001-2006)

E46 M3 (2001-2006)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-27-2005, 07:16 PM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
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
Kurt


Last edited by Kurt Martin; 08-27-2005 at 07:18 PM. Reason: Spelling
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 08-27-2005, 09:22 PM
LMC's Avatar
LMC LMC is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,794
Mein Auto: X3
Congratulations!

Mine is just days away; may have arrived at VPC together.
__________________
Larry
BMW CCA #115780
'14 X3 35i M sport
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-27-2005, 10:10 PM
Jon Shafer's Avatar
Jon Shafer Jon Shafer is offline
Admin • Owner • Enthusiast
Bimmerfest Founder
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 14,195
Mein Auto: E92 M3 Cp
She's a beauty Kurt. Congrats!!

Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-27-2005, 10:19 PM
16hr Day's Avatar
16hr Day 16hr Day is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West Hills, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 620
Mein Auto: 2011 535i
Very nice. I am waiting for more interior shots of the trim. Other than that and the SMG it looks like mine!
__________________


2011 535i
2003 540i-6 M-tech SOLD
1964 MGB Roadster
1980 International Scout II 345 v-8

2004 M3 Alpine White SOLD 2/14/09 We were in love
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-28-2005, 10:39 AM
Frank Rizzo's Avatar
Frank Rizzo Frank Rizzo is offline
trailingthrottleoversteer
Location: via Mulholland
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4,285
Mein Auto: CLK 550
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?
__________________

If we all threw our problems into a pile and saw everyone else's - we'd grab ours back.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-28-2005, 10:44 AM
Cliff Cliff is offline
TMS
Location: Home
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 9,268
Mein Auto: BMW
Wow, guy finally gets a job and goes nuts buying cars Congrats, Kurt.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-28-2005, 11:02 AM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cliff3
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

Kurt
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-28-2005, 11:12 AM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Rizzo
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.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-29-2005, 06:34 PM
Keith's Avatar
Keith Keith is offline
Tamer of the Mighty V8
Location: P-town in SF/Bay Area
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 1,319
Mein Auto: Black 1995 540i
Damn nice car there Curt 'ol buddy!

Now will you be driving THAT beaut to Oregon????

Since you'll miss the coupe on that drive, would you like for me to drive IT up there??
__________________
Keith- "The Wheel Repair Guy"
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-29-2005, 09:52 PM
16hr Day's Avatar
16hr Day 16hr Day is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: West Hills, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 620
Mein Auto: 2011 535i
I love the wood. I would have liked that option over the titan black. Not crazy about my black on black, but liked it better than the aluminum
__________________


2011 535i
2003 540i-6 M-tech SOLD
1964 MGB Roadster
1980 International Scout II 345 v-8

2004 M3 Alpine White SOLD 2/14/09 We were in love
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-30-2005, 12:18 AM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith
Damn nice car there Curt 'ol buddy!

Now will you be driving THAT beaut to Oregon????

Since you'll miss the coupe on that drive, would you like for me to drive IT up there??
Oh yeah, I'll be taking the M3!
What's that, you want to drive the M coupe? Sure, whatever I'm too distracted by the new M3 to notice what's going on right now. What's that you say? They're doing burnouts in the parking lot with my coupe? Don't bother me, I'm trying to get used to this new SMG thingie
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:14 AM
LMC's Avatar
LMC LMC is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,794
Mein Auto: X3
Kurt: If you haven't picked up the car yet...DO NOT PICK UP THE CAR!

Rumor on Toadfly: BMW CCA members (in good standing for at least a year) can get $2,000 cash back in additiion to the 'normal' $500 rebate for deliveries on 2005 M3s taken on/after 9/1.

While this may be some kind of practical joke, might be worth it to hold on for a day or two.
__________________
Larry
BMW CCA #115780
'14 X3 35i M sport
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:18 AM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMC
Kurt: If you haven't picked up the car yet...DO NOT PICK UP THE CAR!

Rumor on Toadfly: BMW CCA members (in good standing for at least a year) can get $2,000 cash back in additiion to the 'normal' $500 rebate for deliveries on 2005 M3s taken on/after 9/1.

While this may be some kind of practical joke, might be worth it to hold on for a day or two.
That better be a rumour, because I already picked up my car, and if I miss out on an extra $2000, I'm gonna be
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:41 AM
LMC's Avatar
LMC LMC is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,794
Mein Auto: X3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurt Martin
That better be a rumour, because I already picked up my car, and if I miss out on an extra $2000, I'm gonna be
I hear ya...

I've looked at the BMW USA and BMW CCA web sites and there's nothing.

I've got a call in to the BMW CCA national office and they indicate there is something afoot...details to follow when available.
__________________
Larry
BMW CCA #115780
'14 X3 35i M sport

Last edited by LMC; 08-30-2005 at 12:13 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:47 AM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by LMC
I hear ya...and the source of my info is:

http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums...9666975-2.html

I've looked at the BMW USA and BMW CCA web sites and there's nothing.
I clicked on that link, and got a "message does not exist" screen.

Has big brother already clamped down?

Kurt
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 08-30-2005, 10:02 AM
LMC's Avatar
LMC LMC is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,794
Mein Auto: X3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurt Martin
I clicked on that link, and got a "message does not exist" screen.

Has big brother already clamped down?

Kurt
Check your PM.
__________________
Larry
BMW CCA #115780
'14 X3 35i M sport

Last edited by LMC; 08-30-2005 at 12:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 08-30-2005, 10:30 AM
LMC's Avatar
LMC LMC is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,794
Mein Auto: X3
.
__________________
Larry
BMW CCA #115780
'14 X3 35i M sport

Last edited by LMC; 08-30-2005 at 12:03 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:24 PM
scottn2retro's Avatar
scottn2retro scottn2retro is offline
into things retro
Location: Huntington Beach
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,535
Mein Auto: '02 M3 SMG & '08 135i
Congrats!

Looks like it needs some 19s (that I can make you a deal on )
__________________
facebook.com/sctsracing
02 M3 SMG Coupe - prepared class BMW Club racer
08 135i 6sp - stock class BMW Club racer
Photo gallery
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:26 PM
Frank Rizzo's Avatar
Frank Rizzo Frank Rizzo is offline
trailingthrottleoversteer
Location: via Mulholland
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4,285
Mein Auto: CLK 550
K:

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
..
__________________

If we all threw our problems into a pile and saw everyone else's - we'd grab ours back.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 08-30-2005, 09:39 PM
Kurt Martin's Avatar
Kurt Martin Kurt Martin is offline
It's not all that bad...
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 300
Mein Auto: 01 M coupe, 05 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Frank Rizzo
K:

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
..
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

Kurt
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 08-30-2005, 10:11 PM
Moderato's Avatar
Moderato Moderato is offline
Praetorian
Location: New England
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,070
Mein Auto: 07 E92 335i 6MT
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.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 08-31-2005, 08:43 AM
LMC's Avatar
LMC LMC is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oregon
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 3,794
Mein Auto: X3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderato
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.
__________________
Larry
BMW CCA #115780
'14 X3 35i M sport
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 08-31-2005, 08:39 PM
scottn2retro's Avatar
scottn2retro scottn2retro is offline
into things retro
Location: Huntington Beach
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,535
Mein Auto: '02 M3 SMG & '08 135i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kurt Martin

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

Kurt
For you, I definitely would make a nice deal.
__________________
facebook.com/sctsracing
02 M3 SMG Coupe - prepared class BMW Club racer
08 135i 6sp - stock class BMW Club racer
Photo gallery
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-01-2005, 12:15 AM
McMannusBMW McMannusBMW is offline
Registered User
Location: Phoenix, AZ
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 66
Mein Auto: 1998 528i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moderato
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
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-01-2005, 06:11 AM
Moderato's Avatar
Moderato Moderato is offline
Praetorian
Location: New England
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 8,070
Mein Auto: 07 E92 335i 6MT
Quote:
Originally Posted by McMannusBMW
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.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > M Series > E46 M3 (2001-2006)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
M3 or S4: What should I choose? Wallenrod M Series 34 08-04-2005 05:02 PM
BMW M3 GTR Specs Alex Baumann Motorsports, Racing & Track 3 09-20-2004 07:17 PM
NJ BMWCCA Round 2 Elwood Motorsports, Racing & Track 75 07-06-2004 04:45 AM
FS: Rare Manual 1997 BMW M3 Sedan White/Black ucbsupafly Classifieds 0 11-28-2003 10:33 PM
So I drove an E30 M3 tonight... Jetfire M Series 47 03-27-2003 06:18 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms