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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-11-2013, 03:54 PM
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Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to me, I ordered this

Ok, It's official. I ordered this:

335i Sedan (RWD)
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Sport Line
  • Black Dakota Leather w/ Red Highlight
  • Brushed Aluminum w/ Red Stripe Trim
  • Dynamic Handling Package
  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package
  • Sport Automatic w/ Paddles
  • Rear-view Camera
  • Heated Front Seats
  • PDC
  • HK Sound System

Remember when everyone first saw the red stripe in the sport line and everyone hated it, including me??? Well, I actually ended up ordering my car with that anyway. LOL! My wife and kids love it and so do I.

One thing that really surprised me is that my car is being built in South Africa. I think I might have read something on the 'fest about South Africa before, but I guess it never sank in. When the CA told me this, it sort of threw me for a loop, but obviously it wasn't a deal breaker.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:01 PM
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Congratulations, very nice spec and color choice!
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:09 PM
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:50 PM
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The SA built cars are at least as good as those built in Germany. You will be pleased.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:42 PM
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:56 PM
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Way to celebrate an holiday! I prefer a red leather, but silver exterior is very, very nice.
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Congrats. I really like the silver with black interior. It's much easier to maintain and usually looks good even when on the dirty side.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:57 PM
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:26 AM
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Happy Birthday! This will be a fantastic looking ride. The red stripe rules!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:26 PM
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Hi,

I'm from South Africa and believe me it's a BMW and built the way it should be just like if it was made in Germany. BMW Germany has been building more and more 3 series cars here due to the quality of workmanship
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:10 AM
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Ok, It's official. I ordered this:

335i Sedan (RWD)
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Sport Line
  • Black Dakota Leather w/ Red Highlight
  • Brushed Aluminum w/ Red Stripe Trim
  • Dynamic Handling Package
  • Premium Package
  • Technology Package
  • Sport Automatic w/ Paddles
  • Rear-view Camera
  • Heated Front Seats
  • PDC
  • HK Sound System

Remember when everyone first saw the red stripe in the sport line and everyone hated it, including me??? Well, I actually ended up ordering my car with that anyway. LOL! My wife and kids love it and so do I.

One thing that really surprised me is that my car is being built in South Africa. I think I might have read something on the 'fest about South Africa before, but I guess it never sank in. When the CA told me this, it sort of threw me for a loop, but obviously it wasn't a deal breaker.

Congratulations on the order! Do you have an estimated time of delivery from the South Africa build? The Aluminum trim with the red highlight is really sharp with the red threading on the steering wheel and seats. Now you will have the top of the line in a 3 model field.
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Hi,

I'm from South Africa and believe me it's a BMW and built the way it should be just like if it was made in Germany. BMW Germany has been building more and more 3 series cars here due to the quality of workmanship
I think they say the quality has been better out of SA, but the problem for american buyers is the extra month in transit as the cars are shipped to bremerhaven and then wait for another boat to come to the USA. That is the number one complaint from people about getting a South African made Bimmer.
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Congrats! I hope you're patient. My 335 was built in SA and it took about 5 months from time of order to delivery.
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