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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:14 AM
Lex2BMW Lex2BMW is offline
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FINALLY got my GT!!!

To copy the words of my online bud starryeyed......Everyone, I did it! New 535xi GT! Hooray!!!!!!

I picked up my GT on Tuesday and even though waiting for a month wasn't the smoothest process due to a slouch and inattentive CA, I couldn't be happier! After the dealership parted ways with the slouch CA, they assigned me to Mr. Ron Hansen, their most senior CA (17+ years at the same dealership). Ron made it a most memorable experience!

My job has been super demanding this week so I have yet to tinker with the features or even crack open the bible known as the owners manual. Needless to say, i am looking forward to this weekend. I will also be writing reviews on various features over the next month or two as one of many ways I hope to give back to the F07 community.

The only word I can use to describe this vehicle after 3 days of ownership is SUBSTANTIAL!

Now for the pictures............











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Old 05-04-2012, 11:18 AM
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Substantial works for me!!!

Congrats!!!

About time i know it was a bumpy road but you had a lot of support from the fest!!!!

Now just enjoy your new toy!!!!!!!!

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Old 05-04-2012, 11:22 AM
Lex2BMW Lex2BMW is offline
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Substantial works for me!!!

Congrats!!!

About time i know it was a bumpy road but you had a lot of support from the fest!!!!

Now just enjoy your new toy!!!!!!!!

mp
mp the fest is what talked me off the ledge and kept me calm during the waiting process. I can't thank all of you enough....seriously!
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:29 PM
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:28 PM
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[pretty fun already huh??

car gets better after some break in......see you sell have something to look forward to.....
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QUOTE=Lex2BMW;6814588]mp the fest is what talked me off the ledge and kept me calm during the waiting process. I can't thank all of you enough....seriously![/QUOTE]
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:31 PM
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To copy the words of my online bud starryeyed......Everyone, I did it! New 535xi GT! Hooray!!!!!!

I picked up my GT on Tuesday and even though waiting for a month wasn't the smoothest process due to a slouch and inattentive CA, I couldn't be happier! After the dealership parted ways with the slouch CA, they assigned me to Mr. Ron Hansen, their most senior CA (17+ years at the same dealership). Ron made it a most memorable experience!

My job has been super demanding this week so I have yet to tinker with the features or even crack open the bible known as the owners manual. Needless to say, i am looking forward to this weekend. I will also be writing reviews on various features over the next month or two as one of many ways I hope to give back to the F07 community.

The only word I can use to describe this vehicle after 3 days of ownership is SUBSTANTIAL!

Now for the pictures............
HOORAY!!!

But, I don't see any pictures?? When I quoted your message, I see some image references, but that's it - no images. I'm dying over here!

Can't wait to hear what you think! "Substantial" is right. The GT is powerful, agile, and silky smooth. And so functional.

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Old 05-04-2012, 05:34 PM
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HOORAY!!!

But, I don't see any pictures?? When I quoted your message, I see some image references, but that's it - no images. I'm dying over here!
Thanks!!! :-)

You can't see any pictres???? I see pictures even in what you quoted. There are 5 or 6 posted in the OP.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:37 PM
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Thanks!!! No pictures???? I see pictures even in what you quoted.
And thanks "buddy"! I just edited to remove the big space I see and make another comment, and I still don't see them. I'll try another browser....

Nope - can't see them with Safari, nor Firefox. Hmmm.

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Old 05-04-2012, 07:42 PM
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And thanks "buddy"! I just edited to remove the big space I see and make another comment, and I still don't see them. I'll try another browser....

Nope - can't see them with Safari, nor Firefox. Hmmm.
You are correct........ I just checked from my wife's phone and they are but showing up. We are out having a celebratory dinner so I will fix pictures later tonight.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:52 PM
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And thanks "buddy"! I just edited to remove the big space I see and make another comment, and I still don't see them. I'll try another browser....

Nope - can't see them with Safari, nor Firefox. Hmmm.
Couldn't wait til later :-) Check now
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:38 PM
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Congrats on the GT! It looks great in White. Welcome to the club!!
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:49 PM
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Congrats fellow GT'er! I like how they set up your delivery, very VIP with the velvet rope and certificate of ownership! +1
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:54 AM
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Congrats on the new GT! Wished I had the camera package. enjoy, driving will never be the same!
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Wow thats cool. I have never seen a dealerhsip do that before!
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:57 AM
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Couldn't wait til later :-) Check now
Wow gorgeous lex!! Thanks for fixing the pictures - couldn't wait to see your new ride. Totally worth the wait, right? Hope you'll take some interior shots too!

Look forward to hearing what you think!
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:28 PM
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It's good that all is satisfactory with the dealer. Enjoy the GT!
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:27 PM
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Congrats! pretty cool the way they prepared the car for delivery, enjoy the new car looks amazing.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:26 PM
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Congratz man...

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:57 AM
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Congrats and enjoy! I still can't believe I am driving one of these beautiful rides...
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