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      12-28-2012, 09:08 PM   #13
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Drives: 2013 M3 MR FR/Bk
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Originally Posted by stealthM3 View Post
Yes the $15 dealer mark-up is ridiculous, but you can argue that the $10k for lime rock is as well.
Sure you get the M perf exhaust, carbon fiber parts, and the steering wheel..
but $5 for "special" paint!?
If you really want to stay under warranty, which is why I assume many buy M perf parts,
get a dinan exhaust ($2.5k) and buy the body parts separately from a reputable source, such as eAs, and save a significant amount.
Then still have enough left over for dinan performance parts.
Yes BMW charge $5k for any paint you want that is not available for that model. It is true that buy parts outside of BMW is a lot cheaper. I too have both parts from IND and other places to save money. But certain part are only available from BMW, like the steering wheel.