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      04-21-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Picked up my Jet/Black/Titanium/18"/NonEDC last Thurs!!

I just wanted to get on the list of cool kids with the new ride!

Seriously, we had a blast driving the coast of NorCal (Big Sur, Carmel and Monterey ) to get the break in over. Tomorrow is the service and then I can finally hear 8K! A few things I noticed which I hadn't read about. Pics as well. Enjoy!

1) Great outward visibility. The blind spots seem to be non-existent and I can look over my left shoulder and instantly see if there is a motorcycle there.

2) The seats are like sitting on balloons. While they are comfortable and supportive, you sweat like you are sitting on one of those excercise balls.

3) My non-consumer tree hugging wife says the door sill says ew when read from inside the car.

4) The Enhanced Audio is quite nice. For anyone who is thinking of getting it, just do. It doesn't have quite the image quality, detail or visceral punch in the mid/low bass as my Meridian system, but at 10% of the cost it is very, very good.

5) The road noise can be rather loud at times which interferes with #4, but it isn't a harsh ride. When I jump back into my S2000 it feels much less solid and quite rough over similar roads. I never thought the S would knock out your fillings, but after riding in the M in comparison it seems as if it might. I think those who are afraid a non-EDC would be too rough can rest easy.

6) The transmission is perfect in the S, but the M is a bit too far away? I sit rather close to the wheel and still found 5th a bit of a reach. Perhaps there will be a short-shift kit in my future.

7) I know cup holders are a US driven concept, but is that the best they can do? Perhaps not having one centrally located is to keep coffee out of the I Drive?

8) I didn't seem to care for the other choices, so I went with the titanium to stay with the dark theme. In the end it is much, much better looking in person than I had expected.

9) For those with cars in San Diego, lets try to get together sometime soon for those who are still waiting? I'll go check the So Cali forum and see if anything is in the works. Otherwise, PM me. Swamp......Jellis......Bueller?









Oh, the bugs show where the clearbra should go!

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      04-21-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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congrats! great pics, please post more...i am going jb/18"s. i know what you are saying about the leather and SAS (sweaty ass syndrome).

lol at "EW///"
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      04-21-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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Navnurse

Congrats. Any issues with import taxes, california use tax or gas guzzler?
I'm planning on a mil sales 09 and would like to learn from your experience. Any advice?
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      04-21-2008, 04:22 PM   #4
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Nope, no problems. Gas Guzzler is the same as everyone else and the use tax is the same as sales tax. There is no import tax to worry about. PM for more specific questions......
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      04-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #5
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Welcome to Jet Black! Can you post some interior pics - curious how Titan looks.
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      04-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #6
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Talking Congrats on your M3 and thanks for the pics

Now go show your M3 some love and wash those bugs off.
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      04-21-2008, 04:43 PM   #7
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Now go show your M3 some love and wash those bugs off.
and then take more pics!
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      04-21-2008, 04:56 PM   #8
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and then take more pics!
Was thinking the same thing. No way would I post pics of my car looking like that.

Come one! Go wash it and post more pics or ban lol.
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      04-21-2008, 06:17 PM   #9
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      04-21-2008, 06:19 PM   #10
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plz wash now haa
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      04-21-2008, 06:28 PM   #11
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Lol Nice Review, but please wash the bugs off .
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      04-21-2008, 06:31 PM   #12
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no matter how dirty it looks its beautiful and update what you drive!
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      04-21-2008, 07:09 PM   #13
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JB FTW!!!!

how about weighing those 18 inch tires and wheels for us?
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      04-21-2008, 07:36 PM   #14
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ahh the fun of taking care of black paint
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      04-21-2008, 07:42 PM   #15
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It does take some work, but looks sooooooo nice when clean!

BTW, the bugs are gone. Now I just need a detail and the Clear Bra. Oops, and the short shift, the CF grill.........
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LOL x 2 @ EW
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      04-21-2008, 09:59 PM   #17
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Finally someone who does not give a shit about clear bra. lol.

Clear bra does reduce bugs squashing it's not just for chips but who needs it. Top less is better for brillance
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Nice, nice, nice.
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Good write-up. I enjoyed it!

Keep the car in use.
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3) My non-consumer tree hugging wife says the door sill says ew when read from inside the car.
That's because you say EW everytime you have to get out of the car.
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      04-21-2008, 11:26 PM   #21
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There may be no prettier road in the entire US than Highway 1 from Monterrey to about San Luis Obispo.


By the way, there's a guy on this forum who can teach you how to waste 4 hours of your life taping your car to DEATH to avoid such travesties as this...
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      04-21-2008, 11:31 PM   #22
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i hope you got a bra man. gl with your new ride!
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