mfstout said:...which happens to be next door to New Jersey. Not on sale, but the cars are here in America.
I am assuming your reference to "metallic green" is referring to "arctic". Did it really look green? I am considering the arctic color, but assumed it was more grey/blue with maybe a green hue. But, is it really green? This will definitely sway my decision if it is.volsfan0911 said:Ahh - the joys of living in NJ (yeah - I know they're few & far between). Going home to watch the back nine at the Masters stopped on a beer run on the way home. 325i (metallic green - whatever it's called) parked in the lot. Had only Step for options but it was a buddy of mine so he let me drive around the block a couple of times (actually 2.5 miles around Montvale, but who's counting?). If I decide to spend the $$$ on one, it's gotta be a stick - no doubt. Overall, very nice. Smaller in life than the pix (actually, feels smaller than the E46 to me). Thought the ancillary needles in the dials would bother me - no so. Lines look good in person - it's not a "classic BMW" look at first, but the exterior grows on you. Kind of like a Jag on acid or something. The US rear turn signals are red Absolutely no doubt - hate it! Potholes aren't that bad in Park Ridge & Montvale but the run-flats felt completely 'normal' to me - a good sign. Railroad tracks didn't upset anything or puncture one of my kidneys. Stereo on the 325 is great - I want to hear the Logic 7 or whatever on the 330i. OK - Chris is within 1 of Tiger - gotta go - more to follow I guess
Sean said:I grant you that there are way more E90s in the country than you can believe. I would also be willing to bet that there are a $h!t load of them at BMW Manufacturing in Greer, SC, which also happens to be a VPC.
volsfan0911 said:Meant to ask - where in TN are you from? I grew up in Jackson and Memphis. BA from Rhodes College (Southwestern @ memphis when I graduated) and got my second degree from UT. GO VOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!! (insert Rocky Top here)
equ said:I saw a silver (unlabeled) 330i zsp in Hoboken last night, parked on the waterfront. It was nicer than the 325 I saw in the auto show. It seemed to have some hokey round alum shifter, guessing not stock. It had new car dealer plates but no insignia!
volsfan0911 said:The US rear turn signals are red Absolutely no doubt - hate it!
pmoney said:Nice writeup...but this is going to drive me mad. Why the hell does DOT allow red rear turning signals and why did BMW bring them here. THey could have done what they did in Europe with the amber flashers (withthe red covers). It is a potentially dangerous situation to have red signals.
Plus the amber signals always seem more classy than a red rear signal.
doggydogg said:ED might be the way to go then...
Getting an E90 with European specs...
Armen52 said:Just to clear it up, ED does not provide you a car with European specs. You get to drive your US spec car in Europe for a while before it gets shipped to the US.
doggydogg you can look around the forums for more info on how ED works.