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      03-17-2008, 07:31 AM   #221
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Yes, I mentioned in my OP it is very good with CD material, and also HD radio. It is good enough that you can tell the inferior quality of standard iPod material. Not Hip Hop thumping bass, but very tight throughout the range and plays louder than you can stand.
That is very reassurring to hear how good the upgraded stereo is. Many of us (you and I included) had such a diificult time deciding. It is equally nice to hear how good HD is. My only reservation with HD is that the radio station has to be broadcasting HD for you to have any benefit. As time goes on one would think that more and more stations will adopt HD. Presently they seem to be the minority.

I already said it, but have to comment again on how great your car looks. You have a talent for photography too.
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That is very reassurring to hear how good the upgraded stereo is. Many of us (you and I included) had such a diificult time deciding. It is equally nice to hear how good HD is. My only reservation with HD is that the radio station has to be broadcasting HD for you to have any benefit. As time goes on one would think that more and more stations will adopt HD. Presently they seem to be the minority.

I already said it, but have to comment again on how great your car looks. You have a talent for photography too.
There are more than I realized, and more cominbg on line all the time. You can find ones in your area here: http://www.hdradio.com/. The downside is it's still commercial radio, with ads.
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Do you think you will change the exhaust?
I'm almost sure i will. For looks and a little more authoritative sound. I don't want it too loud, though, so I'll wait for more choices and feedback. I had Larini on my E46, which I liked; they say they will have one out sometime this year.
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      03-17-2008, 11:04 AM   #224
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eisenmann sport maybe? or u just gonna wait a few months until we see what people come up with?
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eisenmann sport maybe? or u just gonna wait a few months until we see what people come up with?
I'm going to wait until there are more choices, and until there is owner feedback on some of them.
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I'm going to wait until there are more choices, and until there is owner feedback on some of them.
anything you dont like about the car so far? other than seat wrinkles?
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anything you dont like about the car so far? other than seat wrinkles?
Nothing much to complain about so far. Seat wrinkles don't bother me, but the right door panel is somewhat wavy, though the left one is fine.

BTW, just noticed the license plate is illuminated by LEDs--very white light--cool.

Only very minor annoyances:
- There's not a good place for my parking garage card. My Mercedes has a little slot in the console that it fits in perfectly.
- No dipstick
- How to get the annoying air bag warnings on the visors off? Heat? Adhesive remover? They're plastic and stuck like crazy.
- Storage under the trunk floor is smaller than on my E46.
- Manual doesn't quite fit anywhere perfectly.
- No tie downs as center point of trunk (fore-aft), only front and back.
- Not enough electrical outlets.
- Need a space saver spare of the right diameter for trips.
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Nothing much to complain about so far. Seat wrinkles don't bother me, but the right door panel is somewhat wavy, though the left one is fine.

BTW, just noticed the license plate is illuminated by LEDs--very white light--cool.

Only very minor annoyances:
- There's not a good place for my parking garage card. My Mercedes has a little slot in the console that it fits in perfectly.
- No dipstick
- How to get the annoying air bag warnings on the visors off? Heat? Adhesive remover? They're plastic and stuck like crazy.
- Storage under the trunk floor is smaller than on my E46.
- Manual doesn't quite fit anywhere perfectly.
- No tie downs as center point of trunk (fore-aft), only front and back.
- Not enough electrical outlets.
- Need a space saver spare of the right diameter for trips.
okay those are problems even with 335. sounds like mostly your issues are with space. yah it's not the most practical car that's for sure, but coming from a G35 to E92 i find it very freaking spacious
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- How to get the annoying air bag warnings on the visors off? Heat? Adhesive remover? They're plastic and stuck like crazy.
i tried endlessly on this one...i'd love to hear if somebody has the magic action.
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i tried endlessly on this one...i'd love to hear if somebody has the magic action.
If it is like the E46 M3, I slowly peeled it off with my finger nails, then touched it up with acetone. It took alittle time, but came off extremely clean.
Good luck.
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i tried endlessly on this one...i'd love to hear if somebody has the magic action.
Aftermarket visors. They are all the rage.
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If it is like the E46 M3, I slowly peeled it off with my finger nails, then touched it up with acetone. It took alittle time, but came off extremely clean.
Good luck.
Seems much more difficult to get off than my E46.
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Aftermarket visors. They are all the rage.
Fox Red or Carbon Fiber?
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Fox Red or Carbon Fiber?
PVC-patterned vinyl.
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could you link, please?
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- How to get the annoying air bag warnings on the visors off? Heat? Adhesive remover? They're plastic and stuck like crazy.
Goof Off (or was it Goo Gone) always used to work well.
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Only very minor annoyances:
- There's not a good place for my parking garage card. My Mercedes has a little slot in the console that it fits in perfectly.
Under the left door handle there is a slot - behind the window controls.
Seems like it would be ideal for that.
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Under the left door handle there is a slot - behind the window controls.
Seems like it would be ideal for that.
You mean the front compartment of the tilt out storage bin--yeah, that seems to work okay. Thanks!
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Seems like it would be ideal for that.
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You mean the front compartment of the tilt out storage bin--yeah, that seems to work okay. Thanks!
That's what I call helping out the community!!
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That's what I call helping out the community!!
wait, i thought you hate it when i do it

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wait, i thought you hate it when i do it

You provide incorrect answers.
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it's not my fault when people fail to tell when im sure or not. my posts usually include "not sure" when im not
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