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      12-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
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Some Shots of my SSII E92 with my new Canon 6D

I've been wanting a new camera for a while, so when Canon announced their new full-frame 6D I figured I couldn't go wrong. So far I'm more than impressed with it. I debated going up to the 5DMIII, but felt the extra money could be spent on a photography class to help me get the most out of the 6D
I've been holding off on suspension because I keep going back and forth on trading in for a newer M3. The problem is I'm not getting to drive it as much anymore, although it makes each driving experience that much better. Let me know what you guys think




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      12-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Looks good! I have a SSII coupe ordered. I love the color.
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      12-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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There's no point of trading your car in for a newer version of the same car.

Why not just mod the one you have?
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There's no point of trading your car in for a newer version of the same car.

Why not just mod the one you have?
1 - I already have modded my 2008 and I'm tempted to upgrade to the later Nav ($3000+), LCI Tail Lights / Trunk ($1200+), and an extended warranty ($2500+) - All of which will be included on the new car.

2 - I have never had a car as long as my current M3 (4 years) and I can't believe that I'm buying another one either. A family member wanted to buy my car which made it too easy to sell. On top of that Steve Thomas BMW is nearby and their pricing is great without spending a bunch of time in negotiations.

3 - I looked at my options and I simply think the M3 is the best bang for the buck. As for other options.... Don't want an Audi or Benz, Love the GTR & 911 turbo's but those are out of my price range (only interested in 997) plus I just bought my wife a Porsche Cayman. I also like the idea of having the last of this breed (if I end up keeping it). The 2014 M4 might be something I want but I can always get that later. I don't like paying top dollar for anything so I don't see myself being one of the first to jump on the M4.... That puts me into 2015+ for that car anyway.

4 - My car's warranty is ending this month.

5 - I can transfer most of my modifications, I know all of the in's and out's of the car, it's a proven and reliable car, and the new car will be as "different" as I can make it (coupe vs. sedan, dct vs manual, black vs red interior, etc.).

Enough reasons for you?
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There's no point of trading your car in for a newer version of the same car.

Why not just mod the one you have?
I have modded this one slightly and its not like I'm scared to... I had a 335 that was heavily modded. Given that I plan to keep an E9x M3 for a while, I'd like to have one with the factory warranty (mine just expired in August), and have the newer CIC iDrive (mine is the older CCC version), which I think could potentially be a larger problem in the future with [private] resale than most of us '08 owners might think), and given the cold temperatures in winter here, heated seats would be a nice option. I'm very happy with this car, so it honestly hasn't been a decision I'm necessarily worried about. I just remember having suspension on my last car made trading it a little bit more of an issue because of timing/scheduling.
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      12-14-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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What lens did you use for those pics?
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I have modded this one slightly and its not like I'm scared to... I had a 335 that was heavily modded. Given that I plan to keep an E9x M3 for a while, I'd like to have one with the factory warranty (mine just expired in August), and have the newer CIC iDrive (mine is the older CCC version), which I think could potentially be a larger problem in the future with [private] resale than most of us '08 owners might think), and given the cold temperatures in winter here, heated seats would be a nice option. I'm very happy with this car, so it honestly hasn't been a decision I'm necessarily worried about. I just remember having suspension on my last car made trading it a little bit more of an issue because of timing/scheduling.
I thought he was asking me this question See my post above if you would like some additional reasons to justify ordering a new one!
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What lens did you use for those pics?
The Canon EF 24-105mm with Image Stabilizer. It came with the kit. I was debating getting the new Tamron 24-70 with vibration control, but changed my mind last minute. Honestly these were among the first 20 shots I've taken with the camera (all were on Auto), so I only say don't base any decision off of them
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      12-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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SSII is a great color! nice car and camera
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      12-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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      12-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #11
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      12-14-2012, 03:25 PM   #12
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sweet looking car but your missing a nice Arkym SSII diffuser i have FS ahah
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She's a beauty! Your stance looks good. Is that your driveway?
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I'm thinking of taking a photography class too. Been contemplating it for 2 years. I have a Canon 50D. I haven't used it to it's full potential yet.
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I thought he was asking me this question See my post above if you would like some additional reasons to justify ordering a new one!
lol

you list some very great reasons. Enjoy your new coupe!

Ron1x - That car is looking beautiful! The scenery is as well!
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Nice car! Black ZCP wheels are a nice touch as well. The newer tail lights would make the car look completely different

You definitely need to polish your exhaust tips though, they look dull
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I love this damn color, car looks great man and congrats on the new beast.
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