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      03-15-2008, 09:57 AM   #1
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My Apr '08 Car & Driver issue mentions about this BAD TRIP - "A ship carrying a load of BMW M3s and 1-series listed severely during its trip to the U.S., damaging more than 370 BMW cars. Many of them will be scrapped; others that suffered less damage will be repaired and sold."

I suspect this means delays for those who were expecting their order to be delivered soon. But worse, some will get repaired cars. Ouch.
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      03-15-2008, 10:06 AM   #2
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this was reported a while ago all over the forum. the ship tipped at the port and busted up a bunch of M3s. you can search to find the thread. i'm sure that they aren't going to sell a car unless it was fully repaired.
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      03-15-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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My Apr '08 Car & Driver issue mentions about this BAD TRIP - "A ship carrying a load of BMW M3s and 1-series listed severely during its trip to the U.S., damaging more than 370 BMW cars. Many of them will be scrapped; others that suffered less damage will be repaired and sold."

I suspect this means delays for those who were expecting their order to be delivered soon. But worse, some will get repaired cars. Ouch.
Thank you for the tip!!
You would be amazed on how informed you can get on this forum. We knew about the thing hours after happened.

But I'm sure most of the member really appreciate your warning.
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      03-16-2008, 04:18 AM   #7
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      03-16-2008, 11:22 AM   #8
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      03-16-2008, 11:49 AM   #10
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My Apr '08 Car & Driver issue mentions about this BAD TRIP - "A ship carrying a load of BMW M3s and 1-series listed severely during its trip to the U.S., damaging more than 370 BMW cars. Many of them will be scrapped; others that suffered less damage will be repaired and sold."

I suspect this means delays for those who were expecting their order to be delivered soon. But worse, some will get repaired cars. Ouch.
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      03-16-2008, 12:15 PM   #11
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wow, that is a little extreme dont you think?
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      03-16-2008, 01:28 PM   #13
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If you look at my prior posts I tend to not be very concerned about reposts on this particular website. But this thread just made me laugh. Laugh really hard.

Thanks to all.

I cannot believe that this was reposted.
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      03-16-2008, 01:55 PM   #14
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Enjoy your repaired, ah, sorry, new M3. Whenever it comes.
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      03-16-2008, 02:46 PM   #15
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      03-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #18
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      03-16-2008, 05:39 PM   #19
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This is one of the things I love about this forum. If its been more than a couple hours since you found out about some breaking news. We already heard it on M3post.
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