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Old 02-21-2011, 02:27 PM
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Happy Birthday to me!

This morning I put a deposit down on an '04 4.8is. I have driven an '04 3.0 for the past 7 years and ~98K miles. I started out with it out of pure necessity with the arrival of a new baby. Now, I love the thing. The only thing I wish it had was more power- and maybe a few less miles. Oh, and if only it were LeMans Blue.

Syoo.. I will post more later, but this is what I put a deposit on this AM. Please feel free to offer advice on what to expect out of the 4.8 in care and maintenance. The 3.0 has been rock solid.



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Old 02-21-2011, 06:58 PM
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Nice! I'm really feeling that color
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:38 PM
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U ganna fall in love with it I get 04 4.8is with 59k It's my baby
The only Problem I have to go through it so far its the air suspension(1600$)
not bad,other then that it been so good to me let me put it this way:
pros
(My opinion)u don't need add anything to the look u get the body kit+20 inch rims+big exhaust system it makes it sound like a muscle car ,it comes hookup from BMW factory.
Fast, super tied handling it's ganna Amazon u every time, the way it handle trust me.

cones:
It sucks on gas, the way I drive it give me 12-14 mils in gal.
U have to change the tires in winter,or have anther sit of rims and tires for the snow .
beside that I love this truck
I hope I was helpful and good luck
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:26 AM
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Oh this makes me want to wash mine and get proper detail (must finish M5 stuff first......) Congratulations!
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:09 AM
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If you don't mind me to ask, how much your buying for it ??
Mine cost me 28.000$ last year with 47,500 mils on it
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:15 AM
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If you don't mind me to ask, how much your buying for it ??
Mine cost me 28.000$ last year with 47,500 mils on it
I don't mind the question at all. I wont necessarily answer it, but I don't mind it. Mine was slightly more than that. This was the lowest miles I have seen in years of searching for a 4.8. It was also the oldest production at July, 2004.


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Old 02-28-2011, 07:48 PM
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I am just NOT that good at math. From the drive home:



Home!




About 15 mins later!:


About an hour after I took wifey and daughter for a ride, my first mod! : Sorry for the crappy cell pics:


You can juuust see my 3.0 there in the background:
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:22 AM
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That's how fast you can go



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