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      04-23-2008, 11:53 AM   #1
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Thoughts about my new M3

Picked up my new M3 last night in Dallas. First impression: Jerez Black is a mighty impressive color. Both in the sun and under the lights at night it is special indeed. With the 19's the car looks almost sinister, evil. The dealer couldn't of been better. Joe Eckert at Dallas BMW is first rate. Now to driving the car: First impression is one of suprise at how smooth the DCT is in any setting. You get more feedback in the higher shift modes, but the shifts are very quick no matter what. D mode was very impressive. D2 holds the gears and reacts much differently than D5. D2 or 3 will be a good setting for casual driving till 1200 miles comes up.
My dealer salesman was VERY thorough about limiting the rpms to 5500 till 12000 miles. Apparantly there has already been a warranty claim on a blown engine before 1200 miles that BMW DENIED! Some kid who daddy had bought him an M3 blew it up at @ 800 miles. Expensive. Left Dallas last night driving the 150 miles home. Man this thing has torque down low. Impressive. Not the all or nothing feeling that an M6 has. The motor felt tight for the first 100 miles or so then seemed to run much freer. It now has 200 miles on it an is idling and seeming to be smoother. Today I'll get to start playing with the settings and driving the car. I drive is much improved over my wifes 745. Do think that the DCt is the future and I know I made the right decision.
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      04-23-2008, 01:54 PM   #2
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THIS THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT PICS
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      04-23-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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      04-23-2008, 02:25 PM   #4
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Congrats ... I think your salesman was tooo thorough...

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My dealer salesman was VERY thorough about limiting the rpms to 5500 till 12000 miles.
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      04-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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Pics are coming guys. I know, I know!
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      04-23-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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lol such a tease man! take pics in dark and in light so we believe you

congrats man, sounds like u having a blast!
and finally:
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      04-23-2008, 04:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for the actual post of this... I totally do not know how to do it, or even where to get it.

But really POST PICS
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      04-23-2008, 08:44 PM   #8
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Thanks for the impressions - pics will be much appreciated.

Blown engine - not good.
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      04-23-2008, 10:59 PM   #10
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Congrats my Jerez brother. May the camera be with you.. Hint..Hint...
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      04-25-2008, 02:40 PM   #11
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Hey Rick, Congrats on your car. It's a small world. My parents live in Marshall so I called my mom (Mittie) and she used to work with you while she worked at Marshall Memorial.

Anyway, hope you enjoy your car. I've had mine for a little over two weeks and I take it in next week for the 1200 mile service...then the fun really begins!!
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      04-25-2008, 09:07 PM   #12
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Congrats brother
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congrats rick. post pics so we can share your glory!
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Rick huge Congrats...what interior did you get and other specs?
and stop slacking w/ the pics...


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Thanks for the actual post of this... I totally do not know how to do it, or even where to get it.
not sure if your joking or not just in case your not when you reply don't use the quick post method on the bottom of threads, use the post reply button and you'll see all the smiley's on the right of the TEXT BOX click on "more" on the bottom and you'll a bunch of smiley's including use some of them often enough and you won't even have to go in there to insert them into your posts...
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