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      03-07-2008, 11:49 PM   #23
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      03-08-2008, 12:23 AM   #24
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I'm blaming it on lawyers and our litigious society, in which a lady wins millions from McDs because her coffee was too hot. No kidding it's hot, it's supposed to be.

The problem in the US is, that no one can take responsiblility for their own actions. It's always someone elses fault.
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      03-08-2008, 12:50 AM   #25
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for the moment. the second most expensive mistake of my life time. the first being my ex-girlfriend. Both were hot and would give ya a woodie (both would even polish it for you) but they both broke down left and right, they both drink too much and make too much noise.
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      03-08-2008, 04:07 AM   #26
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Reflectors - US regs. - thank the Feds.
Seat bottoms - Likely BMWUSAs judgement that our bottoms are too fat.
Launch control - Name another country that gets 4 years free warranty AND maintenance? Clutches, drivelines, diffs, etc. are part of this. I'm not complaining.

We actually have the best prices and deal in the world. All a matter of perspective.

US buyers have it sorted on all fronts aside from seats and the ugly reflectors.
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      03-15-2008, 08:38 PM   #27
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for the moment. the second most expensive mistake of my life time. the first being my ex-girlfriend. Both were hot and would give ya a woodie (both would even polish it for you) but they both broke down left and right, they both drink too much and make too much noise.
LOL..... If your looking for a E92 M3 in chicagoland area....check ebay motors..
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      03-15-2008, 10:30 PM   #28
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The reflectors are such a mute point. Go buy some painted replacements for $80 in FifthStreet's group buy.

Roughly a 30% discounted price compared to our European friends and you don't want to spend the extra $80 to get around having the ambers. Its such a non-issue, its ridiculous.

As for the seats, I bet you don't even know what you missing. Its not like you currently have those Euro spec seat cushions and will miss them.

Personally, even with a launch control available I doubt I'd use it that often. I'd rather launch it myself and enjoy it, not just sit along for the ride 'til 60 mph.
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      03-16-2008, 09:57 AM   #29
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Reflectors - US regs. - thank the Feds.
Seat bottoms - Likely BMWUSAs judgement that our bottoms are too fat.
Launch control - Name another country that gets 4 years free warranty AND maintenance? Clutches, drivelines, diffs, etc. are part of this. I'm not complaining.

We actually have the best prices and deal in the world. All a matter of perspective.
Too right. You guys would drop dead if I told you what my car cost.
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      03-16-2008, 10:09 AM   #30
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we have the highest income levels, and the lowest price...
gas is cheap compared to europe...

I'll 'put up' with the reflectors, etc., it's a small price to pay
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Why oh why do we in the US have to deal with BS stuff on the cars imported here. Just on the M3, only the US cars have reflectors on the bumpers, the seat bottoms are changed, launch control has historically been crippled. Its not only on BMW's its on almost every high performance import but why? why do we have to deal with changes made to our cars?

Reflectors: US regulations, (not such a big deal anyway, easy replace/paint)

Seat bottom: :clueless: But if you have a big bottom that means lower CG . I'm hoping this will be cheap and easy to replace with Euro spec side bolsters.

Launch control: The E46 had this, it was just watered down a bit. I don't know if SMG of the US M5 and M6 have it. The DCT is not out yet and I have not heard that the US will not get launch control with it. We'll just have to wait and see.
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