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      02-01-2013, 06:24 PM   #23
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best thing i have had was a 335d which i liked a lot.
Agreed. It's a tie for me--335d which I've had twice and loved (great for zipping around in traffic) and a Z4 3.0 a few years back that was a blast.
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      02-01-2013, 06:25 PM   #24
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My M3's engine conveniently exploded in front of BMW of Fairfax while visiting my parents and has been sitting there since Tuesday. I'm driving around in one of these for the time being....can't even drive back home with it because it's limited to DC/MD/VA.
Yikes, what happened? Hopefully you've got some kinda warranty coverage. Ask for the 5 hybrid..its's loaded!
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      02-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #25
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Yikes, what happened? Hopefully you've got some kinda warranty coverage. Ask for the 5 hybrid..its's loaded!
I'm not really sure honestly, I was driving slightly more aggressive than usual (but no redlining or anything like that) while the car was cold..(don't ask.) and then boom the car started shaking and got an engine malfunction. Mechanic said pistons and valves are screwed up and I'm waiting for a call from them next week with more information.
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      02-01-2013, 07:43 PM   #26
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I always get 328i's..... incredibly annoying and I hate driving them.

It is annoying to see ///M badges all over the base models. I usually mention how this destroys the prestige of the real ///M cars but the sales people just look at me like im stupid.

Dont get me started on the posers who buy 335s and slap ///M badges and performance parts all over them. Why not just buy am M3??
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      02-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #27
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I did not mind getting a Mini Cooper because I wanted to try it plus they accommodated me even though I did not have a reservation for one.
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      02-01-2013, 08:29 PM   #28
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In going to the dealer about 7 times in the last year and half, always got an enterprise.....
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      02-01-2013, 08:43 PM   #29
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Add me to the list of folks that always gets 328i. Just got my m3 back with a new instrument panel under warranty, was rolling a 328i sedan for a couple days. Auto start/stop is fine for a regular BMW, but I can't imagine it on an M
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      02-01-2013, 09:34 PM   #30
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From BMW, my nicest loaner was a 550i.

That said, when I was in high school, my mom got a 1993 Mercedes 500E as a loaner. If you aren't familiar with this - it was a limited edition beast that was hand built by Porsche. I spent the entire afternoon drifting around my neighborhood (like the idiot teenager I was).

I have no idea how or why she got that car as a loaner and I doubt I'll ever get anything much cooler than that one.
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      02-02-2013, 12:21 AM   #31
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E90 323i ... they always give the base cars at montreal dealers...
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      02-02-2013, 05:16 AM   #32
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As a loaner I've had
2011 328i
2011 335i
2010 550i 6spd
John Cooper Works (or whatever it's called) manual Mini
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2011 740i
2012 550i
2011 550i GT (ugliest car ever)
2010 Chevy cobalt and assorted crap


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2011 X5M .. Thank you South Bay BMW
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      02-02-2013, 08:13 AM   #33
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Nothing but 328i in my dealership. Once I had late appt and got a beater Ford. Guy felt bad and pretty much didn't want me to refill gas. He also said he didn't care about scratches as long as bumper wasn't falling off.
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      02-02-2013, 09:35 AM   #34
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From BMW, my nicest loaner was a 550i.

That said, when I was in high school, my mom got a 1993 Mercedes 500E as a loaner. If you aren't familiar with this - it was a limited edition beast that was hand built by Porsche. I spent the entire afternoon drifting around my neighborhood (like the idiot teenager I was).

I have no idea how or why she got that car as a loaner and I doubt I'll ever get anything much cooler than that one.
That's interesting. There is actually a guy at the track who brings his 500e each week. His mechanic trailers in his 2 race cars. He's always going on about the MB and I didn't know what it was until him.
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      02-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #35
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335is......nice change from my 6MT. I asked for something fun and fast and wasn't disappointed.
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      02-02-2013, 10:05 AM   #36
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do you guys remember this thread? ROFL


http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ghlight=loaner
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      02-03-2013, 05:35 PM   #37
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328i once
x5M once .....
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      02-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #38
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From a BMW dealer, 530. It was okay but not really my cup of tea.

Best loaner - '49 Dodge Business Coupe. One bench seat, no back seat. Trunk was bigger than my first apartment. 3 speed manual on the column. Everybody looked.
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      02-03-2013, 05:50 PM   #39
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I rented a 5 series once and WOW! Lets just say it is one of the many reason I decided M3 after my STi.
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      02-03-2013, 05:59 PM   #40
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      02-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #41
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Yep I got a M coupe for 3 days one time...this was back when I had my 335 in about 2007 or so....that M coupe was so fun
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      02-04-2013, 04:12 PM   #42
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X6 5.0! That was pretty cool. Also had a new Z4 convertible.
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      02-05-2013, 03:09 AM   #43
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As a loaner I've had
2011 328i
2011 335i
2010 550i 6spd
John Cooper Works (or whatever it's called) manual Mini
2010 750i
2011 740i
2012 550i
2011 550i GT (ugliest car ever)
2010 Chevy cobalt and assorted crap


And the best one...
2011 X5M .. Thank you South Bay BMW
Wow, nice indeed.

South Bay gave me this 750Li last year in March.

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      02-05-2013, 07:33 AM   #44
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I requested a new 5 series once and got it. Other than that, all F30 3 series loaners thus far.
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