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Old 08-20-2007, 08:52 PM
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Mein Auto: 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman
Picked up my 07 tonight

Well, I finally have my new 07. May my '06 rest in peace.

First impressions: the leather is MUCH nicer and the car is SOOO much quieter. Could be because I got the Scorpion tires this time and not the Michellins. I also noticed it's easier to get in and out of, due to the fact that the black plastic running board are nearly 1/2 as wide as they are on the 06. Good call BMW! I still like the old style steering wheel, but I can get used to this one fairly quickly to be honest. Also, the beige color of the leather is darker in the 07 than in my 06. It's a much nicer color IMO.

And while I thought I would dread giving up my beloved Flamenco Red... this Platinum Bronze color is absolutely phenominal.

I'll post pics soon. and more thoughts as they occur.

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2007 X3.0si PlatBronze/Beige
2006 X3 3.0i, Flamenco Red/Beige
1997 528iA, Oxford/Tan
1994 318iS, Black/Gray
1979 528iA, RubyRed, Tan
1971 2002, Sahara, Saddle

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:56 PM
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Congratulations kjboyd!

Can't wait to see that Platinum Bronze finish!
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:57 PM
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Congrats. Sounds like a sweet ride, can't wait to see the pics. BTW what dealership, Roseville?
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'07 X3, Silver Gray, Gray, Gray Poplar, Auto (gone and forgotten)
'03 Z4, 2.5, M. Blue, Black, MT, Sport, Premium. (RIP)
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:01 AM
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Niello actually. As soon as I can find my darn camera/usb cord, I'll get pics up.
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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman - "Oxley"
Nightfire Red/NFR, Tuscan Leather, CP, PP, CW, Roof Rails & Aero Kit, 16" Bridge Spokes, Xenon, Auto, English Oak Trim & Wood Wheel, Alarm, Hi-Fi

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2007 Volvo S60 2.5T
2007 X3.0si PlatBronze/Beige
2006 X3 3.0i, Flamenco Red/Beige
1997 528iA, Oxford/Tan
1994 318iS, Black/Gray
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:57 AM
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Can't wait to see the pics. That was my second choice, Platinum Bronze/Beige. (

third choice White/Terracotta, fourth choice JetBlack/Beige.... I know, I know I loved them all).

Congratulations!
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Old 08-21-2007, 12:42 PM
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congrats
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:43 PM
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Congrats on the new X3. I think it speaks highly for the X3 when an existing owner purchases a new model to replace theirs.
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07/30 - Picked up in Munich, 08/02 - Dropped off in Munich, 08/16 - Set sail aboard the Boheme, 09/09 - Boheme arrived in Port Hueneme, CA, 09/18 - Redelivery

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Old 08-22-2007, 12:54 AM
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Quote:
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Niello actually. As soon as I can find my darn camera/usb cord, I'll get pics up.
I thought you had issues w/Niello on the last X3 but maybe i was reading something into another post. We just had a good experience with them..dealt with Candy.
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2006 530i Amythest Grey, MT, Sport, comfort seats & access.
2006 330cic, E46 Rag top, Titanium/Black, Auto, Sport, Premium.

Then:
'07 X5 3.0 Alpine, Tobacco, Dark Burl, Sport, Tech, Premium, Rear climate, 3d row seat, ipod & running boards.
'07 X3, Silver Gray, Gray, Gray Poplar, Auto (gone and forgotten)
'03 Z4, 2.5, M. Blue, Black, MT, Sport, Premium. (RIP)
'95 325i, E36, Blk, Blk, auto, premium
'89 325i, E30, 1st one, Platinum Bronze, Black leatherette, MT.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:31 AM
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:38 AM
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I did. Long story.
I will put up pics today. and have more tonight.
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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman - "Oxley"
Nightfire Red/NFR, Tuscan Leather, CP, PP, CW, Roof Rails & Aero Kit, 16" Bridge Spokes, Xenon, Auto, English Oak Trim & Wood Wheel, Alarm, Hi-Fi

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2007 Volvo S60 2.5T
2007 X3.0si PlatBronze/Beige
2006 X3 3.0i, Flamenco Red/Beige
1997 528iA, Oxford/Tan
1994 318iS, Black/Gray
1979 528iA, RubyRed, Tan
1971 2002, Sahara, Saddle
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:22 PM
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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman - "Oxley"
Nightfire Red/NFR, Tuscan Leather, CP, PP, CW, Roof Rails & Aero Kit, 16" Bridge Spokes, Xenon, Auto, English Oak Trim & Wood Wheel, Alarm, Hi-Fi

-------

2007 Volvo S60 2.5T
2007 X3.0si PlatBronze/Beige
2006 X3 3.0i, Flamenco Red/Beige
1997 528iA, Oxford/Tan
1994 318iS, Black/Gray
1979 528iA, RubyRed, Tan
1971 2002, Sahara, Saddle
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:09 PM
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Great color combo. Glad to hear everthing went right by you.
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2006 530i Amythest Grey, MT, Sport, comfort seats & access.
2006 330cic, E46 Rag top, Titanium/Black, Auto, Sport, Premium.

Then:
'07 X5 3.0 Alpine, Tobacco, Dark Burl, Sport, Tech, Premium, Rear climate, 3d row seat, ipod & running boards.
'07 X3, Silver Gray, Gray, Gray Poplar, Auto (gone and forgotten)
'03 Z4, 2.5, M. Blue, Black, MT, Sport, Premium. (RIP)
'95 325i, E36, Blk, Blk, auto, premium
'89 325i, E30, 1st one, Platinum Bronze, Black leatherette, MT.
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Old 08-23-2007, 07:44 AM
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Congrats! Enjoy the new car... very classy color combo.
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Old 08-23-2007, 04:50 PM
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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman - "Oxley"
Nightfire Red/NFR, Tuscan Leather, CP, PP, CW, Roof Rails & Aero Kit, 16" Bridge Spokes, Xenon, Auto, English Oak Trim & Wood Wheel, Alarm, Hi-Fi

-------

2007 Volvo S60 2.5T
2007 X3.0si PlatBronze/Beige
2006 X3 3.0i, Flamenco Red/Beige
1997 528iA, Oxford/Tan
1994 318iS, Black/Gray
1979 528iA, RubyRed, Tan
1971 2002, Sahara, Saddle
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