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      10-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #67
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Well how nice of you to pace around for the past two hours anticipating my post.

Don't you have some thread policing to do? Hop to it, times a wasting.

All afternoon = 5 min. If it takes you all afternoon to use google, then I take it all back. I didn't realize you had a learning disability.

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Haha. Your ego has you so upset, you resort to spending all afternoon to locate Edmunds, of all automotive journalism sources lol, to simply find the term, base. You do excellent work. I wonder why your little fingers avoided BMW USA where "base" only refers to the MSRP and not the model? Everything else references, standard. Perhaps that destination would make you look even more obtuse?

I like how you failed to address the fundamental error I noted above about "base".

You lack context like a child misusing a term.
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      10-07-2011, 08:11 PM   #68
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Here where I live, a "base model" can refer to a model that has little or no options OR the lowest price model of a series, such as the 323i of the 3 series (here in Canada, that's the 323i, not the 328i like the US).

You can say my base model has a lot of features that are "standard", but on the other hand, I've never heard people use a term like "standard M3" to denote a stripper M3 (or other car). If someone said "standard M3", I'd be thinking they were comparing it to a special edition M3 or something.

This could vary from place to place, I doubt there are many absolutes in life.
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      10-07-2011, 08:16 PM   #69
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you guys are funny.... who cares what someone else thinks about your car? if you have any self-esteem you wouldn't look to an internet forum for approval.
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      10-07-2011, 08:23 PM   #70
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Going to have to dissent on the look of the second hump. To my tastes, it doesn't belong.

I've got the premium package and heated seats--no DCT, no EDC, no i-Drive, no "M" button, no ZCP, not even the premium sound. I do like the leather, trim and little gadgets (auto-dimming mirrors) that come in the PP, but I simply refused to pay for the second hump. I passed on two other cars because of the hump, as the dealers were not willing to pay me enough to take them.

In the end, I benefitted from my relatively utilitarian tastes because seemingly no one wanted the poor single-humped mutant in a remote corner of the lot.

It only took a couple of years with a therapist to get over the lack of an "M" button. But, I don't like to talk about it. We're still working on the "E93 is not a real M3" thing. Some days (sunny ones) are better than others, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel--particularly with the top down. The occasional nightmare where I show up back in high school without ZCP is also starting to subside.

My name is Stewart Smalley, I don't have a fixed carbon fiber roof, second hump, or ZCP, but, doggone it, people like me.

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Lol, great post, made me laugh.

I originally thought I'd likely order a new M3 (to get it spec'd exactly like I want), but I'd have to go without certain things I thought of getting anyway because they require the addition of the second hump (in Canada at least). And based on how single-hump M3 are so frequently unloved with prices that reflect this, I am seriously thinking it might be worth my while to pick up a (used or new but on the lot) mutant one-humper.
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      10-08-2011, 07:39 AM   #71
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Here where I live, a "base model" can refer to a model that has little or no options OR the lowest price model of a series, such as the 323i of the 3 series (here in Canada, that's the 323i, not the 328i like the US).

You can say my base model has a lot of features that are "standard", but on the other hand, I've never heard people use a term like "standard M3" to denote a stripper M3 (or other car). If someone said "standard M3", I'd be thinking they were comparing it to a special edition M3 or something.

This could vary from place to place, I doubt there are many absolutes in life.
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      10-10-2011, 10:12 PM   #72
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grief? From who? who gives a shit! If i were able to order my E90 in time, I was just going to get the split fold down rear seats. That's it.
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      10-11-2011, 01:43 AM   #73
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