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      07-10-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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Greetings from Ireland

Long time reader first time poster so thought it was time I did a thread….

I live in north Ireland near Belfast. Due to only 1.7 million people in our entire country we have some fantastic deserted roads with with some stunning scenery.

One of my favourites in the m3 is the causeway costal route which runs north of belfast to the north coast via ballintoy (where game of thrones is filmed) hugging the cliffs the whole way.



Always been an m fan, had every m3 right back to the e30 (probably my favourite so far) but had always resisted the e92 due to the large depreciation from new. Saw this one for sale a few months back and couldn't resist, '10 reg monte carlo, 17k, dct/sound upgrade etc and got them to fire in 2 new back tyres and a inspection 1 service.

How does it drive? Very well. The difference I find between an m3 and a lot of other performance cars comes in the last 2/10ths where it really hunkers down and goes. A test drive will certainly not blow you away. There's cars that handle better, and there's faster cars but the m3 is a superb all rounder and take a while to really get under your skin.

So far I've averaged 21mpg, but won't be driving it much, the 740 volvo gets 95% of journeys. Had a mini gp before and over the guts of a year it did 1800 miles.

No major mods….remus exhaust on which amplifies the v8 nicely, and of course the 316 badge….won't be to everyones taste and won't fool anyone but it's a long running joke of mis badging cars between my mates and doesn't harm anyone so it stays for the minute. I'd love the m performance seats but they're so feckin expensive.

Few wee pics….and 2 my old e30 for good measure (would have one in a heartbeat again over any modern one but the prices are going crazy)







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      07-10-2014, 11:21 AM   #2
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Nice set of M's. Welcome and greetings from USA! What's the deal with the badge?
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      07-10-2014, 11:52 AM   #3
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Welcome with the nice collection of M's !
Two things....to be honest...
1-The E92 begs for LCI taillights !
2-Please put the ///M3 badge back on > this car deserves it , car looks stupid with the 316i badge !
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      07-10-2014, 12:23 PM   #4
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      07-10-2014, 01:10 PM   #5
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that e30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      07-10-2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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that e30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah lovely, only 52k!
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      07-10-2014, 01:37 PM   #7
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Welcome with the nice collection of M's !
Two things....to be honest...
1-The E92 begs for LCI taillights !
2-Please put the ///M3 badge back on > this car deserves it , car looks stupid with the 316i badge !

Yeah may look into that, is it a case of slot in slot out?

As said not to everyone's taste but it's a running joke and stays for the time being.
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      07-10-2014, 02:14 PM   #8
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Yeah may look into that, is it a case of slot in slot out?

As said not to everyone's taste but it's a running joke and stays for the time being.
Think you need the Footwell module "3" for the LCI 's and the coding !
Did a quick search ,and on this page are part numbers and prices >http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540134
To be honest,if i was you i would go for it,car looks more newer and updated,and they look realy amazing in the dark !
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Think you need the Footwell module "3" for the LCI 's and the coding !
Did a quick search ,and on this page are part numbers and prices >http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540134
To be honest,if i was you i would go for it,car looks more newer and updated,and they look realy amazing in the dark !

Super I'll look into that thanks
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      07-10-2014, 02:21 PM   #10
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Beautiful blue... and awesome interior, too. Stunning E30!

I like the joke. Love people that don't take themselves too seriously.
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      07-10-2014, 03:31 PM   #12
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looks more like a 320d to me.
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316i badge is awesome! You've gone the other way with incorrect badging hahah. Love your work.
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Beautiful blue... and awesome interior, too. Stunning E30!

I like the joke. Love people that don't take themselves too seriously.
This. That blue stripe on the seats is just enough. So classy!
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Beautiful blue... and awesome interior, too. Stunning E30!

I like the joke. Love people that don't take themselves too seriously.
This. That blue stripe on the seats is just enough. So classy!
Yeah, with the blue stitching. Nice.
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