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Old 04-04-2008, 10:23 AM
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Talking Pictures - Bye Bye 350Z - Hello BMW E46 M3 Competition

After eight years of dreaming, the day has finally come. My BMW E46 M3 was delivered to me and it was one of the best days of my life.

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:45 AM
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:51 AM
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:07 PM
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:58 PM
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:02 PM
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:26 PM
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:17 PM
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Thanks everyone, I'm extremely happy with her. The previous owner got every single option for it, so it's filled with lots of toys inside too. Hopefully, it won't get me in too much trouble.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:09 PM
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Very nice ! cogratulations ! By the way, is that Sterling ? buildings look familiar.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:58 PM
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Congrats

I can tell you from personal experience that you are going to *love* that car

Good luck staying out of trouble

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Old 04-04-2008, 11:37 PM
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:51 AM
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Thanks for the kind word. Also yes, I reside in Sterling .
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:16 AM
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:26 AM
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Very nice. I imagine you had the car delivery guy sweating with your video camera trained on him!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:45 AM
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Very nice. I imagine you had the car delivery guy sweating with your video camera trained on him!
Lol, I wanted to have it on video so in case he did something wrong or the car got damaged I had it recording. He wasn't happy because they know why you have it out.
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:46 AM
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Nice car, nice town.
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Old 04-20-2008, 07:33 PM
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Beautiful!!

Beautiful ride-I'm looking to purchase and just wondered what make you go w/ SMG vs. 6 sp or is it part of the comp package? You're a lucky man and I hope to join the ranks.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:17 AM
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it looks ok....




nah just kidding.... LOOKS AWESOME
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Old 04-23-2008, 12:19 PM
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:53 AM
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Beautiful ride-I'm looking to purchase and just wondered what make you go w/ SMG vs. 6 sp or is it part of the comp package? You're a lucky man and I hope to join the ranks.
Thanks As far as SMG, my commute is too long (40-50) miles a day. Besides, SMG is a $2400 option with loads of cool features (Launch Control, Different Gear Changes Settings, Snow Mode, hill degree assist) and other cool things. Maybe manual for weekend toy.
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it looks ok....
nah just kidding.... LOOKS AWESOME
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Looks good, anc congrats. How do you like that SMG so far? Takes some getting used to doesnt it.


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Looks good, anc congrats. How do you like that SMG so far? Takes some getting used to doesnt it.
At first, I thought I was doing something wrong. I kept re reading the 20 pages of SMG manual even though I knew how it works. But after a while you learn to little play around with your gas pressure and get that perfect shift going in.

The only bad part I guess is the down shift. It's suppose to down shift for you but it's pretty slow. The only time I let it down shift is if I'm coming to a complete stop. You are in 6th gear trying to make a turn and after the turn you are doing 30MPH and you are in 5th gear lol.
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