BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-30-2008, 08:48 PM   #1
lucid
Major General
 
lucid's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 M3; Expedition
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 8,034
iTrader: (0)

Lucid's initial impressions and some pics

.
__________________

Last edited by lucid; 04-09-2011 at 11:51 AM.
lucid is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 08:53 PM   #2
Jack's dad
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2008 M3 Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida

Posts: 139
iTrader: (0)

Great write up and pictures - thanks! Do you live in Louisburg Square? Car would fit in very nicely there...
Jack's dad is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:04 PM   #3
Zed
Replicant
 
Zed's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 M3 E90 DCT
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 199
iTrader: (0)

Thumbs up Great pics!

Great write up and pics of Jerez. I was on the fence about Jerez, but after seeing your pics I like it much. Almost like a very deep cobalt blue... in the light anyway. Nice.
Zed is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:07 PM   #4
guardodoc
Second Lieutenant
 
guardodoc's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 M3 e92TiAg, 2009 335i e92
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Clemente

Posts: 243
iTrader: (0)

nice!

Exquisite color combo
guardodoc is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #5
!Xoible
Banned
 
Drives: ....
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: .

Posts: 46,037
iTrader: (4)

Garage List
2008 M3  [3.50]
2007 335i  [4.50]
2008 528i  [4.00]
2006 Infiniti - G35 ...  [4.00]
very nice review!!! thanks man. congrats, it looks awesome.

buttt... you already have license plates??? WTH??
!Xoible is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:13 PM   #6
lucid
Major General
 
lucid's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 M3; Expedition
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 8,034
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jack's dad View Post
Do you live in Louisburg Square?
I wish...Maybe if the housing market completely blows?
__________________
lucid is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:14 PM   #7
OzStriker
Captain
 
OzStriker's Avatar
 
Drives: Ford Falcon Ute, Ducati 1198S
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne

Posts: 923
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Send a message via MSN to OzStriker
Congratulations lucid, appreciate the words and photos!!

Just wait for 5,500+.....Oh that induction scream.....
__________________
BMW E92 M3 6MT, G-Power SKII supercharged, custom exhaust with 100 cell cats and Remus Sport mufflers, Brembo 380mm BBK, BMW Performance steering wheel, LUX H8 angel eyes, CF CSL boot, Hamann CF diffuser, Vorsteiner CF lip, CF grilles, CF gills, CF bonnet vents, BMW Performance stripes, RAC RG63 wheels, Eibach lowering springs, camber modifications.
OzStriker is offline   Australia
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:19 PM   #8
Epacy
Reincarnated
 
Epacy's Avatar
 
Drives: 02 Maxima SE
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: IL

Posts: 4,227
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
Excellent post!! Car looks damn good.
Glad the car didn't disappoint.
__________________
Epacy is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:21 PM   #9
lucid
Major General
 
lucid's Avatar
 
Drives: E30 M3; Expedition
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA

Posts: 8,034
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mantis View Post
you already have license plates??? WTH??
Yeah, that's what happens in Mass. The dealer has the plates, but that results in a one-day delay.
__________________
lucid is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:22 PM   #10
Jack's dad
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2008 M3 Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tampa, Florida

Posts: 139
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lucid View Post
I wish...Maybe if the housing market completely blows?
If Louisburg Square crashes we're in big trouble. Anyway, you may not have the brick townhouse but your car is beautiful - congrats!

Steve
Jack's dad is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:24 PM   #11
asaulo1
Lieutenant
 
asaulo1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 M3 Coupe, alp white
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Santa Clarita, CA.

Posts: 568
iTrader: (0)

excellent review.... I don't blame you... to wait that long and not experience some sort of WOT run, that's going to be hard... enjoy the car... COngrats
asaulo1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:28 PM   #12
BCMPOWER
Captain
 
BCMPOWER's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 Silverstone II M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Silver Spring MD

Posts: 626
iTrader: (0)

Congratulations, amazing car and thanks for the write up! 11.5 mpg is concerning but hey I bet you have a huge smile from just driving the car. Enjoy!
__________________
BCMPOWER is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:30 PM   #13
GregW / Oregon
Commander-In-Chief
 
Drives: 2015 M4 Coupe, 2012 ML350
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Lake Oswego, OR

Posts: 7,537
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Initial review

Very nice write up and photos. I can't wait to get the first service done--need to take a long trip next weekend.

No disagreements with anything you said. I'm getting a little over 13 mpg taking it easy doing urban/suburban driving for the first 300 miles. Hope it improves with break in. Enjoy, I know I am!
__________________

Greg Lake Oswego, Oregon, USA
2015 M4 Coupe - Silverstone/Sakhir/CF
2012 ML350
GregW / Oregon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 09:31 PM   #14
wahoo
Bangin' my head against the wall
 
Drives: '08 335i
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: atlanta

Posts: 455
iTrader: (0)

Congrats. Sounds like it is everything you hoped for. Excellent!!
wahoo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:00 PM   #15
Shade
Captain
 
Shade's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 AW F10 M5
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago / Hong Kong

Posts: 902
iTrader: (1)

congratz and nice write-ups ! ! ! ! prop
__________________


08 E92 M3 AW M-DCT

09 INDxRENN-SPEC Project GT-R
Shade is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:04 PM   #16
OC ///M
Dr. Octagon
 
OC ///M's Avatar
 
Drives: Moonstone e92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: So Cal

Posts: 1,815
iTrader: (0)

Great write up lucid, the car looks beautiful! The transmission will continue to smoothen out after ~300 miles.
__________________
OC ///M

2013 E92 M3 Individual
Sold: 2011 E92 M3 SSII | Sold: 2008 E92 M3 SSII | Into a Wall: 2008 E92 M3 SSII | Sold: 2007 E92 335i JB
OC ///M is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:10 PM   #17
WCH
Major
 
WCH's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 E92 M3 SSII; '14 F10 M5 SG
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Boston

Posts: 1,139
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2014 F10 M5  [0.00]
2014 Cayenne GTS  [0.00]
2011 E92 M3  [0.00]
Lucid -

Great pics and thanks for the write-up. I can vouch for the fact that only time that Lucid and CA spent discussing features was when Lucid let him program his Bluetooth phone. When I called him from my car when I was behind him, I think he was surprised that the phone rang in the car!

I think you will find that the electronics work fine once you understand the logic of the menus. Given your self admitted geeky tendencies, this will go quickly (though apparently not fast enough to save your Fastlane transponder).

For Fifth, in MA we get plates on delivery except if you want a vanity plate. I think then you have to wait or get a plate and then exchange the number. I think dealers buy blocks of plates and then put them on cars but this still requires a runner to go to the RMV and wait in line to pay some fee and register the number. As Lucid said, it takes part of a day but it does absolve you of having to go to the RMV - missing that experience is something I don't miss.
__________________
WCH is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:13 PM   #18
T Bone
Brigadier General
 
T Bone's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The land where we kill baby seals

Posts: 4,021
iTrader: (0)

Congrats.....imagine when you have another ~3000 rpm to play with....
__________________
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari
T Bone is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:51 PM   #19
e36jakeo
Captain
 
Drives: 2008 M3 6 Speed MT!
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Northern CA

Posts: 624
iTrader: (0)

Great write up - thanks for the long description. Totally understand about the need for EDC on the Boston roads. I bent 2 rims at once on an expansion join on Rt 1!!!
__________________
Driving sideways: It's not faster, but damn it's more fun!
e36jakeo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:53 PM   #20
eclipsisNA
Colonel
 
Drives: 2013 Estoril 328i M Sport
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Beverly Hills, CA

Posts: 2,937
iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2014 BMW 428i  [3.88]
WOW!!!! Congrats lucid!!!!
eclipsisNA is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 10:59 PM   #21
NavNurs
First Lieutenant
 
NavNurs's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 / S2000 beater
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: San Diego

Posts: 308
iTrader: (0)

Congrats brotha!!!
NavNurs is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      03-30-2008, 11:05 PM   #22
sayemthree
Brigadier General
 
sayemthree's Avatar
 
Drives: bmw
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: usa

Posts: 4,845
iTrader: (0)

nice review - and ok you talked me back into getting one.
sayemthree is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST