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      02-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #23
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Nice writeup! I like the positive words on the M-DCT!
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      02-28-2008, 04:42 PM   #24
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Thanks for sharing the adventure/experience!

I very nearly had a similar one in Athens last September. My wife and I were on vacation right about the time of the initial launch. As she is a tree-hugger and certainly not a car lover, we skipped the unknown-length taxi ride to the dealer who may or may not have had a copy. IF I had done the work you had pre-trip, we could have pulled it off.

We are also hikers. Perhaps a trip to Palomar will be needed sometime soon? My car arrived at Bremerhaven today. Hopefully I can pick her up in April?
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      02-28-2008, 04:48 PM   #25
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Nice write up! Thanks for taking the time to do so
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      02-28-2008, 04:50 PM   #26
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swamp,

You notice the similarity between this sales person's opinion of DCT and what me opinion of the gearbox is like

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He described the automatic modes as truly flawless, smoother and better than any automatic box.
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I have said this numerous times and will keep saying it, the dual-clutch system is by far the best currently available, miles better than any single clutch systems and will offer a better auto mode than most true automatics
My comments on the actual system are 100% accurate and non-bias and hopefully you can see this now.

I look forward to sampling the gearbox in something which isn't turbo based and with a much higher rev range, it will be interesting to see what this multiple modes offer and see if they are only marketing BS or actually useful in their entirety.
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      02-28-2008, 04:54 PM   #27
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Thanks for the write up Swamp.
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      02-28-2008, 05:00 PM   #28
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Swamp,

I forgot, what colour combination did you end up picking?
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      02-28-2008, 05:27 PM   #29
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swamp,

You notice the similarity between this sales person's opinion of DCT and what me opinion of the gearbox is like

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My comments on the actual system are 100% accurate and non-bias and hopefully you can see this now.
I never questioned your evaluation of the benefits and performance that the automodes of M-DCT will offer. You did note that he spent most of his time puttering around in automatic mode, right? As you describe it this sounds similar t to the way you drive your VW DSG car. Lastly, if you wish to be compared with the same fellow who thought the similarities between the last gen M5 V8 and E9X V8 are greater than the current E60 M5 V10 and the E9X V8 then that is fine with me.

My color combo on order is Space on Fox with the Aluminum trim.
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      02-28-2008, 06:00 PM   #30
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damm, only €73,900.00 for a used m3 with 15K km! that's like $110K wow!
As of today its $112,480.97!!!

Glad I live in the good ol' USA...
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      02-28-2008, 06:11 PM   #31
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love the effort to find the dealership...great write up...
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      02-28-2008, 06:38 PM   #32
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swamp posted his PIC!!!



What a great time you had. I need to travel more.
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      02-28-2008, 09:49 PM   #33
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Thanks swamp. Nice read. I'm glad it was a positive experience for you.

I can't wait to see one IRL. Hopefully only another week or so before my dealer gets one of theirs.
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      02-29-2008, 12:09 AM   #34
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swamp posted his PIC!!!
Could my online debates lead to me being marked for assasination by some disgruntled m3post.com member? . I did not think it was a big deal really, although most folks indeed do seem to refrain from posting a picture of themselves.
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      02-29-2008, 03:32 AM   #35
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Could my online debates lead to me being marked for assasination by some disgruntled m3post.com member? . I did not think it was a big deal really, although most folks indeed do seem to refrain from posting a picture of themselves.

You look great! Your posts would suggest you might be wearing a pocket protector, so call me pleasantly surprised... hehe (not that one should be "judged" on looks, ugh)
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You look great! Your posts would suggest you might be wearing a pocket protector, so call me pleasantly surprised... hehe (not that one should be "judged" on looks, ugh)
I am more surprised by the fact that he doesn't have beer glass thick glasses and a Tweed jacket with Hush Puppy shoes, in other words your normal everyday nerdy professor out of the Disney film 'Flubber'.

Trust me swamp, because of this my opinion of me has gone up 1000%.
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Could my online debates lead to me being marked for assasination by some disgruntled 6MT member?
Fixed it for ya. Lol, j/k!
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Great writeup about a great car! Nice pics too.

The only thing I wish was better in the new M3 is the interior.. it just looks like 'nothing special'.
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Wow, looks like you have some guys hitting on you in here now Swamp.
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      02-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #40
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Wow, looks like you have some guys hitting on you in here now Swamp.
If Hans isn't careful I'll demand a picture as well
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      02-29-2008, 11:26 AM   #41
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This thread is turning into m3harmony.com, the dating site for car nuts.

"Oh you like Fox Red too? /swoon"
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      02-29-2008, 11:32 AM   #42
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It doesn't show the MSRP for a new car minus the discount, the discount is already included in that price.


Best regards, south
Ja, das ergibt mehr Sinn. Danke fuer die Aufklaerung. Fuer dich waers bestimmt trotzdem besser wenn es den M3 fuer 53k und nicht 66k gaebe! ;-)

Danke nochmal,

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Ja, das ergibt mehr Sinn. Danke fuer die Aufklaerung. Fuer dich waers bestimmt trotzdem besser wenn es den M3 fuer 53k und nicht 66k gaebe! ;-)

Danke nochmal,

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Gerne. Was den Preis betrifft hast du Recht, kann man aber nichts machen. Dafür gibt's wenigstens den ganzen M3-Sitz; zugegeben, nur ein schwacher Trost.

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Could my online debates lead to me being marked for assasination by some disgruntled m3post.com member? . I did not think it was a big deal really, although most folks indeed do seem to refrain from posting a picture of themselves.
You look great! Your posts would suggest you might be wearing a pocket protector, so call me pleasantly surprised... hehe (not that one should be "judged" on looks, ugh)
Love is in the air! Need a groomsman?


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