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      03-06-2008, 01:49 PM   #45
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Very nice!! Congratulations!! Its always great to drive out a new car, particularly these!!!
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      03-06-2008, 01:52 PM   #46
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Great initial write up.... makes our wait for our own cars more agonizing
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      03-06-2008, 02:10 PM   #47
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Hey everyone, here's a brief writeup:

I'll start with the only semi-negative I found with the car. The clutch is very light. The clutch on my E46 M3 isn't rock solid, but it's definitely stiff enough to make you feel like you're compressing something. The clutch on the new car feels like a feather, and it felt weird shifting when I could hardly tell that I was compressing the clutch.

That out of the way, the car is astonishingly good. The major impression I had was that sitting in the driver's seat of the E92 felt infinitely more sporty and intimate than the E46. The E46 in comparison feels bland and unfocused. While the E46 is no doubt a great car, the E92 puts you in a special atmosphere where you have tons of different elements that combine to make what feels like a cockpit. The driver's view of the bulging hood and air vents, the mood lighting, the positioning of the various parts, knobs and buttons, the contrast of the red against carbon leather, and the sound make for a strangely involving experience.

The sound is a joy to hear. Where the E46 screeched, the E92 rumbles and roars. It's fairly louder stock than the E46 was. While I was there the dealership basically came to a standstill and everyone came to look at the car. In person it looks menacingly aggressive, particularly with the Gray/carbon roof combination. I brought my 8GB Flash Voyager along for the ride and blasted an old 2Pac song. The stereo is exactly the same as the 08 M5 and thats to say it's incredibly clear and punchy.

It's a truly special car and I'll give a more in-depth review when I pick it up on Saturday.

this last month is going to be hard waiting...saw a AW/FR @ the light by my house and I chatted with him and told him to punch it when the light turned green and it sounded great, I couldn't get the camera out to take video since it was in the back seat and light change as I was talking to him....Congrats again
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      03-06-2008, 02:23 PM   #48
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Congrats! the car looks great looking forward to the writeup!
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      03-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #49
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Congrats X.... Can't wait to see your ride on the streets of LA soon !
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      03-06-2008, 02:51 PM   #50
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Wow X.... So YOU'RE the one that took the car from South Bay. They said the car was in and out. I'm in Redondo, so I'll keep an eye out for you. Any thoughts on floor mats? I heard they don't make M3 ones... yet....
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      03-06-2008, 02:53 PM   #51
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Def more nights shots from the rear!
thats what she said
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      03-06-2008, 03:46 PM   #52
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this last month is going to be hard waiting...saw a AW/FR @ the light by my house and I chatted with him and told him to punch it when the light turned green and it sounded great, I couldn't get the camera out to take video since it was in the back seat and light change as I was talking to him....Congrats again
Niceee, i guess a few have already been delivered.
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      03-06-2008, 03:48 PM   #53
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nice!
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      03-06-2008, 05:32 PM   #54
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more pics, more impressions.... gotta have my m3 fix since I still have a few more weeks away.
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      03-06-2008, 06:04 PM   #55
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Nice write up X!!
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      03-06-2008, 06:12 PM   #56
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Nice Xcellere, can't wait for the full write up!
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      03-06-2008, 06:16 PM   #57
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Oh and by the way guys, the muffler is kind of small. I got down and looked at it, and I didn't notice it that much. Also, you'll notice my car doesn't have the headlamp washers! I think it looks much cleaner.
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      03-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #58
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Those quick pics and write up make me feel all funny inside. I can't wait to get minzz. Hopefully Monday.
Congrats and enjoy!!
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      03-06-2008, 06:28 PM   #59
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Whoever is going with X on Saturday needs to do 3 things:

1. Take a video
2. Take a crap load of pics.
3. GO HOME AND POST THAT SHIT

thanks!
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Whoever is going with X on Saturday needs to do 3 things:

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3. GO HOME AND POST THAT SHIT

thanks!
you got it... I will definitely be there on Sat. a.m.
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great! wish i could be there =/
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      03-06-2008, 06:55 PM   #62
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At least 40 pics.... Every detail must be covered!!!

Battery, engine bay, roof liner, leather color, and so and so.
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      03-06-2008, 07:06 PM   #63
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Oh and by the way guys, the muffler is kind of small. I got down and looked at it, and I didn't notice it that much. Also, you'll notice my car doesn't have the headlamp washers! I think it looks much cleaner.
Congratulations on the beautiful new M3! Quick question, are you still planning on adding all of the Vorsteiner products to your car?
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      03-06-2008, 07:13 PM   #64
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If only its possible to do some sort of live streaming... lol... taking it a bit too far?
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      03-06-2008, 08:16 PM   #65
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