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Old 06-23-2010, 09:07 PM
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After going back and forth between a new E-class Mercedes and the 535i, the nod went to the BMW. I wanted something roomier and more luxury-oriented than my 650i. The Mercedes is a nice car with great looks, but there is something about a BMW that I like more.

The new car will be Imperial Blue with Oyster/Black Dakota leather, anthracite trim, anthracite headliner, P1/2, HUD, split/folding rear seats, Steptronic, and multi-contour seats.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:27 AM
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my congratulations as well

would you be able to share the amount that you paid with us?
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:36 PM
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$1600 over invoice. Best I could get out of them right now.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:59 PM
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After going back and forth between a new E-class Mercedes and the 535i, the nod went to the BMW. I wanted something roomier and more luxury-oriented than my 650i. The Mercedes is a nice car with great looks, but there is something about a BMW that I like more.
And I think I know what that is: When you step on the gas, it goes.

I was very disappointed in the acceleration of the E350 when I tested it against the 535.
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And I think I know what that is: When you step on the gas, it goes.

I was very disappointed in the acceleration of the E350 when I tested it against the 535.
Yeah, it's seriously underpowered for the size of the car, as well as in the face of it's competition. They may have more luck with the new direct-inject v6 they're replacing that motor with, but since it's not a forced-induction motor anyway, it will remain less interesting to enthusiasts.

Oh well, it's a good thing that the 535i is a nicer car anyway :-)
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After going back and forth between a new E-class Mercedes and the 535i, the nod went to the BMW. I wanted something roomier and more luxury-oriented than my 650i. The Mercedes is a nice car with great looks, but there is something about a BMW that I like more.

The new car will be Imperial Blue with Oyster/Black Dakota leather, anthracite trim, anthracite headliner, P1/2, HUD, split/folding rear seats, Steptronic, and multi-contour seats.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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Checked status today.... in production and scheduled for completion on July 6. :-)
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:03 AM
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Old 07-01-2010, 02:09 PM
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Congrats! I thought briefly about the E350 but I just can't talk myself into it. Yesterday I saw one on the freeway and I don't like the way it goes downhill in front. Then my wife and I both noticed how the entire body was shaking everytime it hit the smallest imperfection in the road. That has to be transmitted back into the car and that would drive me nuts. No thanks, I don't care that it is a bit less expensive. I'll go with the 535.
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Old 07-16-2010, 08:25 AM
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Completed on 6 July. Still waiting for a ship. :-(
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Old 07-28-2010, 06:29 PM
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THe car is in Baltimore, but it does not have a passenger seat motor. :-( Has to wait for them to put it in.
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Old 07-29-2010, 08:00 PM
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Now comes the waiting game....and tracking online.....and waiting....
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