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I finally went down to the dealer and put down a deposit for a 2003 325Ci.. the good thing is even now, i get an october build date.. so i should have my car maybe late november..

it still hasn't hit me, i'm sure it will, once i start tracking my car's status hourly once i get my number..

so thus the wait begins.. :bigpimp:

look forward to joining you guys..
 

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mgs333 said:
so thus the wait begins.. :bigpimp:
Congrats :thumbup:

Could be worse... you could have to wait the full 9 months (see OT thread on male equivalent of pregnancy).
 

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mgs333 said:
I finally went down to the dealer and put down a deposit for a 2003 325Ci.. the good thing is even now, i get an october build date.. so i should have my car maybe late november..

it still hasn't hit me, i'm sure it will, once i start tracking my car's status hourly once i get my number..

so thus the wait begins.. :bigpimp:

look forward to joining you guys..
Welcome to the club :thumbup:

I've heard that if you call BMW Customer Relations hourly, they'll speed up the production of your car and fly it over from Germany on the back of the Space Shuttle just to get you off their back! ;)
 

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wow, i already got a production number! :) :)
 

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it's steel gray/sand leatherette/wood...

good thing the sales guy showed me the sand interior with the titanium.. it looks very odd, so i paid extra for the wood.

not many options, manual trans., sport pkg, bi-xenons, and the wood. i was going to get the HK but i didn't like the way it sounded when i listened to it at length.. the speakers don't mesh well, the subwoofers are doing their own thing, the midranges theirs, etc...

however, i wonder if i should go for silver exterior.. i may still be able to change if i want (status 112) but i think i'll stick with steel gray..


question for everybody, the salesguy didn't know which week my car is scheduled for production, even though it's 112... is that true? i'm waiting until monday to call the 800 number..
 

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Can you change the color when it hits 112 ?

I would stick with the steel grey over silver only because silver is one of the most common colors on the 3er . . . Steel grey is not quite a common
 

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mgs333 said:
I finally went down to the dealer and put down a deposit for a 2003 325Ci.. the good thing is even now, i get an october build date.. so i should have my car maybe late november..

it still hasn't hit me, i'm sure it will, once i start tracking my car's status hourly once i get my number..

so thus the wait begins.. :bigpimp:

look forward to joining you guys..
Thats great! I ordered my car on October 2001, and it arrived 3rd week in November.

325ci - nice choice! :bigpimp:

ps: don't feel bad about the wait. My girlfriend just ordered a MINI, and they told her the wait may be as long as 8 months!!
 

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mgs333 said:
it's steel gray/sand leatherette/wood...

good thing the sales guy showed me the sand interior with the titanium.. it looks very odd, so i paid extra for the wood.

not many options, manual trans., sport pkg, bi-xenons, and the wood. i was going to get the HK but i didn't like the way it sounded when i listened to it at length.. the speakers don't mesh well, the subwoofers are doing their own thing, the midranges theirs, etc...

however, i wonder if i should go for silver exterior.. i may still be able to change if i want (status 112) but i think i'll stick with steel gray..


question for everybody, the salesguy didn't know which week my car is scheduled for production, even though it's 112... is that true? i'm waiting until monday to call the 800 number..
You probably got a week 41 production slot if you were told late October.

Stick with your instincts on this one. Very low maintenance color that barely shows swirl marks at all, with mystical paint qualities depending upon the lighting conditions.

SG at sunrise:
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SG at sunset:
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Can you change the color when it hits 112 ?

I would stick with the steel grey over silver only because silver is one of the most common colors on the 3er . . . Steel grey is not quite a common
it was already in 112 before they tried to change it to my order.. they said it wasn't a sure thing but they'd try.. if not, they still had an open spot scheduled later in october.. but they tried it on friday morning and the system accepted it.

To Indymike, yes, that 'steel gray' thread was instrumental in my choosing the color, but when i saw both silver and sg under fluorescent lights at night, the silver looked better.. but i'll stick with sg.. i'll probably head out to the dealer to compare the colors again tomorrow.. :D
 

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i'll probably head out to the dealer to compare the colors again tomorrow.. :D
Been there, done that today, too!

I wanted to see more vehicles in OB, and also see if they had any vehicles with the Type 96 wheels.

Lucked out on both counts. Unfortunately the OB vehicles were all in the maintenance parking lot and were dirty beyond belief. :thumbdwn: I just simply can't believe how some people dog these cars without paying even a little attention to their upkeep. One OB cab had coffee stains all over the interior and the leather stitching was coming apart in certain places. The M68 rims were gross beyond belief and with curb rash galore. The paint had so many dings I couldn't count them all, and there were some atrocious scratches that one can only guess how they could have got there.

I did see a JB '03 (that's what the Monroni sticker said anyway) with Type 96's on and I was extremely impressed with them.

Anyway, go with whatever color you feel you will be most satisfied with. There really isn't a bad call in the bunch.
 

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it was already in 112 before they tried to change it to my order.. they said it wasn't a sure thing but they'd try.. if not, they still had an open spot scheduled later in october.. but they tried it on friday morning and the system accepted it.

To Indymike, yes, that 'steel gray' thread was instrumental in my choosing the color, but when i saw both silver and sg under fluorescent lights at night, the silver looked better.. but i'll stick with sg.. i'll probably head out to the dealer to compare the colors again tomorrow.. :D
Sounds good . . . did you get a vin number already ?
 

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Sounds good . . . did you get a vin number already ?
not yet.. did you? when did you put down your deposit? when is your expected build week? (if you know) how do you find when it's supposed to be built?
 

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not yet.. did you? when did you put down your deposit? when is your expected build week? (if you know) how do you find when it's supposed to be built?
no vin for me, my salesguy told me to call in a week to get it . . .
I don't know the build week but I know expected delivery is 11/27 here on the east coast

I gave my deposit last tuesday but only told the dealer the color on friday (9/27)
 

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I ordered a 330Ci in early sep, was told 10/11 (week 41) production, and noticed yesterday (9/27) that my car was scheduled for production.
 

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I was never 100% sure if I would like steel grey.. so to finally settle the silver vs. sg thing, i went out today to a dealer close by, and i just fell in love with Alpine White!!!

now, since the dealer is closed, i have to see if they can change it to alpine white before they change it to priority code 1... right now it's code 3 / priority stock.. i really hope it's not too late to change the color... it doesn't matter if my order gets delayed, i have to have alpine white. plus it's a little cheaper too..
 

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msg . . . I'd be interested in hesring what happens . . . try to post and let me know . . .

What do you mean priority #1 & #3 . . . where is that from . . .

I thought the only way to measure how far into production your car is, was from the status number . . .
 

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I was never 100% sure if I would like steel grey.. so to finally settle the silver vs. sg thing, i went out today to a dealer close by, and i just fell in love with Alpine White!!!
Good choice ! :thumbup:

I am currently on assignment out here in SoCal (San Diego, to be exact) and have seen many, MANY 3-series with colors other than white. Darker colors seem prevalent here. I can only surmise this due to the fact that many of the wealthy who own these cars in my area do NOT wash them themselves. They just go down to the SEVERAL car washes (Man, I've never seen SO MANY car washes in any one area) and let the other "have-nots" worry about detailing.

But in any case, whatever color you choose, you will truly enjoy owning a 3. Heck, if it only came in Flamingo Pink, I would STILL get it !

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msg . . . I'd be interested in hesring what happens . . . try to post and let me know . . .

What do you mean priority #1 & #3 . . . where is that from . . .

I thought the only way to measure how far into production your car is, was from the status number . . .
let me see if this works...



if the image doesn't work, go to http://www.bmw330ci.com/330ci_orderguide.htm and read through the article until you find the link for the 'VIR'

see where it says "order type/description"? i got something like this from my dealer.. right now, mine says "3 / priority stock"..

in the image it's the priority code 1 'customer 'sold''.. i'll let you know what happens. why? are you thinking of changing your color again? :D

oh, and it's mgs, not msg.. :(
 
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