BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-04-2012, 04:59 AM   #45
Bob86GN
Private First Class
 
Bob86GN's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 M3 Sedan - ESS VT2-600
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Worcester, PA

Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)

After driving my friends with DCT I probably would have gotten it instead of the manual
__________________
2009 ///M3 Sedan - Jet Black / Fox Red - IND/ESS VT2-600 - Eisenmann Race - Brembo
2007 Corvette Z06 - Atomic Orange / Ebony
2011 F-150 SuperCrew (Winter Transportation)
1986 Buick Grand National (10.8 @ 122mph)
1987 Buick Grand National (stock...for now)
Bob86GN is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 11:07 AM   #46
BMRLVR
Grease Monkey
 
BMRLVR's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E90 M3,1994 Euro E36 M3/4
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Posts: 2,325
iTrader: (3)

I would have gotten contrasting stitching on the interior and a bi-colour steering wheel.
__________________
2011 E90 M3 ZCP - Individual Moonstone/Individual Amarone Extended/Individual Piano Black With Inlay:LINK!!!
1994 Euro E36 M3 Sedan - Daytona Violet/Mulberry:LINK!!!
BMRLVR is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #47
luis_m3
Low Pro...
 
Drives: 2011 E90 AW
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arizona

Posts: 965
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by aajami View Post
I would get an Individual color like Fire Orange or Atacama Yellow (neither of which were available when I purchased my car), get the non-electric seats (also unavailable at the time), and put some serious consideration into an E90, though the IND CF roof would be a must.

I'm happy with everything else.
IND Fire Orange color and 6MT.
luis_m3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 03:38 PM   #48
runnerguy1979
One Life ... Live It
 
Drives: 2012 M3 E92 6MT ZCP Space Grey
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: The Euro-Zone

Posts: 119
iTrader: (0)

Like others have said, I'm extremely satisfied with my M, since I was able to build it myself new from the factory. I admittedly altered my order about 5 times during the lengthy 'build phase' going from fox red to fox red/black to all black...non-extended to extended leather....cold weather pckg to non-cold weather but w/ heated seats.....etc., etc.

I have to hand it to the collective experiences and reviews of the members of this forum. Reading and researching from others' experiences allowed me to make extremely informed decisions about which packages I wanted on my new M3...and, which features where either a waste of money, ugly, annoying, etc....it resulted in me getting the perfect car for me!

There were a few things I would have changed if I was able to...The only changes I would have made were both out of my control... 1) I really really wanted a sedan for the four-door convenience and a little more under-the-radar styling 2) I really wanted coloured-stitching in the interior and/or a dark brown leather interior...neither of which bmw offered except on the insanely expensive individual package.

But, these things are relatively small and every day I love my M3 more and more.

Thanks again to the members here for your assistance in making my M3 perfect....even if you didn't realize you were doing it.
runnerguy1979 is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #49
Peahi
Captain
 
Peahi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M3 CPE
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SF Bay Area

Posts: 670
iTrader: (0)

1) Atacama Yellow individual color. There is an atacama yellow Z4 at the dealer and a dakar yellow M3. The atacama is bright and deep. In contrast, the dakar looks pale and faded --- yikes.

2) GTS wheels. If I had a huge garage and serious dough laying around, I'd have the GTS wheels, and 359s in both stock and gunmetal. I'd rotate between three. Sigh.

OK, time to wake up and quit dreaming
__________________
Peahi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 03:56 PM   #50
LarThaL
Colonel
 
LarThaL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: West Springfield, MA

Posts: 2,553
iTrader: (0)

Seems like a number of people would have gone Individual if they could do it again. I just didn't think it was worth the money at the time. Now I wished I had done it.
__________________
Precision tool: 2011 BMW ///M3
Sledgehammer: 2014 Audi S6

LarThaL is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #51
Technic
Lieutenant General
 
Technic's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 E92 M3, 2014 528i
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ft Lauderdale, Florida

Posts: 10,977
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
2004 M3  [0.00]
I fixed all the "problems" that I had with my old 2008 E90 M3 with my new 2012 E92 M3 order last year:

- Coupe vs Sedan
- M-DCT vs 6-speed manual
- Individual interior vs regular colors
- standard HiFi vs EPS
- ZCP vs not-available-then ZCP
- European Delivery vs local dealer

For the next M3 I will do exactly the same at time of purchase: European Delivery and Individual options.
__________________
-2015 F30 320i, Imperial/Oyster, 8AT: August 2014 ED
-2012 E92 M3 Jerez Black/Rust Brown, M-DCT: September 2011 ED
-2008 E90 M3 Melbourne Red/Bamboo, 6MT: Gone
-2007 MK5 GTI United Grey/Grey, DSG: Gone
-2004 E46 M3 Carbon Black/Cinnamon, 6MT: Gone
Technic is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #52
armyav8tor
n1smo
 
armyav8tor's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: North Carolina

Posts: 1,437
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Screw individual colors!

As god intended
armyav8tor is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 04:26 PM   #53
jonasaurus
Brigadier General
 
jonasaurus's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London

Posts: 3,141
iTrader: (0)

No regrets, if ZCP was offered for sedans here in the UK then I would have opted for it.
__________________
///M3 | E90 LCI | Space Grey | Fox Red with CF Structure | 6MT | 260M | My build
jonasaurus is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 05:22 PM   #54
Poppin Fresh
Colonel
 
Poppin Fresh's Avatar
 
Drives: With a sunroof and front plate
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bergen County NJ

Posts: 2,128
iTrader: (0)

I would have not have had my front bumper drilled for those fucking hideous front plate!!!
__________________
Poppin Fresh is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #55
Foodle
Captain
 
Drives: 2011.75 E90 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 769
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppin Fresh View Post
I would have not have had my front bumper drilled for those fucking hideous front plate!!!
It's a good excuse to get a Euro-bumper.
Foodle is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 06:40 PM   #56
car_fan
Captain
 
car_fan's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F12 650cic / 2012 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SoFla

Posts: 812
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by armyav8tor View Post
Screw individual colors!

As god intended
+1
__________________
2012 650cic Space Gray/Vermillon Red/Blk.Top(retired)
2011 MINI CooperS BRGII/Lounge Green/Sport/Prem/Connect/Black Xenon/Black Conical Spokes/ACS springs/ACS exhaust/Alta Shorty/Continental Extreme DW
2012 M3 AW/FR NDH2/2MK/ZPP/ZCP/ZCW/752/6NR/OEM CF splitters/OEM CF Mirror caps
2012 X3 35i Titanium Silver/Black ZAP/ZPP/TECH/APPS/Breyton GTS/Continental Extreme DW
car_fan is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 08:27 PM   #57
kmarei
Major General
 
kmarei's Avatar
 
Drives: 1988 E30 M3 Evo II
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Reston, VA

Posts: 6,479
iTrader: (33)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by tlow98 View Post
kmarei - Your old car was impeccably optioned. Being fresh on the market for these, it's basically exactly what I'd envision. I've literally looked at your for sale add, more than once, and cringed because I'd like it so much. Steering wheel with the interior/exterior colors. All win. I'm not a big fan of red, but yours just came together well.

Thanks for your input on the options, everyone. Great thread.
It is missed
I loved the red, only reason I didn't get red again was that it would not have felt like a new car
I like the blue a lot, but nothing like the red
The contrast between the red, and the glossy black trim and CF roof was perfect
Why didn't you buy it?
It sold for a fairly low price
__________________
This user has been banned from the 4 series forum because he doesn't sing its merits like the admins want us all to

kmarei is offline   Egypt
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 08:34 PM   #58
Raptor251
ESS Dreaming
 
Raptor251's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.5 e92 m3/Ford Raptor 6.2
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Diego

Posts: 870
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Poppin Fresh View Post
I would have not have had my front bumper drilled for those fucking hideous front plate!!!
Mine came pre drilled with dealer plates mounted...the only thing to do is get the holes filled and the reflectors while your at it!
Attached Images
 
Raptor251 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #59
PhillyNate
ENTHUSIAST
 
PhillyNate's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Toyota GT-86
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Philadelphia

Posts: 2,029
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Every now and then I think of Space Gray w/ Fox Red. Then I see how beautifully all the Alpine White cars photograph on this board. I know I made the right choice.
__________________

"what I'm driving here...is an ending." Jeremy Clarkson
2014 Whiteout Toyota GT-86 6mt(Presently enjoying WAY more than anticipated)
2011 Alpine White BMW M3 6mt ZCP Coupe(forced retirement 06/06/14)
2008 Alpine White BMW 328i 6mt Coupe(retired 06/21/11
)

Last edited by PhillyNate; 03-05-2012 at 07:16 AM.
PhillyNate is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 12:53 AM   #60
tlow98
Private First Class
 
Drives: E36 M3
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: United States

Posts: 106
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmarei View Post
It is missed
I loved the red, only reason I didn't get red again was that it would not have felt like a new car
I like the blue a lot, but nothing like the red
The contrast between the red, and the glossy black trim and CF roof was perfect
Why didn't you buy it?
It sold for a fairly low price

Bingo, that red on black roof/interior it just worked. I like the way the e90 body style shows well in eye catching colors, seemingly better (to me) than the e36/46 Ms. All preference, I suppose.

Sadly, your car was sold by the time I got to the add. Perhaps it was a blessing as I'm likely leaving the country from work soon, but every time I look it sure doesn't feel like any blessing!! : Funny, I wanted an E90 until I saw your coupe
tlow98 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 01:03 AM   #61
AM150
3rd wait as she's in storage for the winter
 
AM150's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI

Posts: 266
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I would order the exact same car but in Melbourne Red. It wasn't even on the radar for me when I ordered but I have since seen it in person and it's simply stunning.
__________________
2011 E92 M3, 2008 Evo X MR, 2008 S2000 CR
AM150 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 04:16 AM   #62
Gatchaman
New Member
 
Drives: 12 M3 AW DCT
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dallas

Posts: 27
iTrader: (0)

I ordered a week ago. I wish they had some custom options for orders like the black GTS wheels, bigger brakes, exhaust, carbon spoiler (instead of the normal one) etc. as added at the factory not after the fact. I did get the prem. sound added not sure it is worth it since I haven't really heard it but about 5 min. I really want to hear that engine.

This forum has been a great help and a new obsession while I wait. I really want it now....
Gatchaman is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 06:33 AM   #63
M3SQRD
Colonel
 
M3SQRD's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3s, R56 Cooper S
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: EC

Posts: 2,452
iTrader: (2)

Individual exterior color and interior with contrast stitching.
M3SQRD is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 07:55 AM   #64
Quag's M
Enlisted Member
 
Quag's M's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN

Posts: 48
iTrader: (0)

With the same options available; I wouldn't change a thing. I do wished they had more interior color choices; this is the best car I've ever owned and I still don't care about the gas.....................
__________________
2012 M3 Coupe|6MT|Space Gray|Comp|Ext Black Leather|Premium..with a touch of Dinan
Previous: 335i Coupe Dinan S2
Quag's M is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 01:38 PM   #65
a burrito
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: '14 W212 AMG S, '12 958 S
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Irvine, CA

Posts: 1,925
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to a burrito
The only thing I can think of is getting Mineral white and Black ZCP wheels... I really wanted white when I was first looking at the M3's but stayed away from it because EVERYONE had/has white. In fact, out of my 3 friends who have M3's, they all have white.

On another note, I really really love my SG/FR combo. No regrets here...
__________________
Peanut Butter Chunky

AD08. Akra. Huper Optik. KW V3. Macht Schnell. RE SSK. TMS.
a burrito is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-05-2012, 02:40 PM   #66
CCLSVTM3
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Interlagos blue E90 M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Burbank, CA

Posts: 528
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chowster View Post
No such option... although it's something I miss from my E60 alot. Why would one in Burbank CA need a heated steering wheel anyways?

Individual interior for me as well!
Your right, I thought my buddy with an E92 said he had it but it was actually with my other buddy who has an S5. Hey dude, you dont know Burbank... 50 degrees at night is really chilly... HA...
__________________
BMC filter, OEM Exh Mod, ESS Direct Flash tune, flat black kidney grills, color painted front reflectors, LUX Angel eyes, -2012 SVT Raptor 4 dr -09 E90 M3

CCLSVTM3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:55 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST