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      03-03-2009, 04:35 PM   #1

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picked up my car on Saturday...

I picked up my new ride Saturday (I ordered in mid January and was kinda shocked at how quickly it arrived). Anyway, I put about 100 miles on the car on Saturday, but the weather on LI turned to s**t Sunday and Monday so I've only been able to RTFM since.

I wanted to share some initial thoughts but hesitated to post without pictures. Today was sunny but cold so I rolled her out for a few (not-so-good) pictures...

I haven't driven the car either long or hard (that's what she said ) so I don't have much to add yet on driveability. This is my 4th M-car so I'm confident it'll exceed my expectations. Some initial observations:

18" OEM wheels - MUCH darker than I expected and are almost a match for the Space Gray... Check the pic but I'm not sure if I'm feelin' the love...

iDrive - easy to use and intuitive. I'm impressed with the quality of the graphics and overall interface; this was a pleasant surprise.

Fox Red - For anyone on the fence about FR - just do it. This color isn't like any of the pictures I've seen - none of them do it justice. It's more like a brick color than anything else - not orange like the one pic or red like the other (both taken like 5 seconds apart). It's a REALLY nice color and makes the car very distinctive.

Extended leather - I'm totally happy with the extra $$ I spent on this. Getting the extended ties the center console and the dash into the rest of the car and totally satisfies my long time desire to have a red leather interior

Anyway, as I get some time behind the wheel I'll have more to share. It's supposed to rain here on Saturday but Sunday looks like it'll be nice...
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      03-03-2009, 04:40 PM   #2
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      03-03-2009, 04:46 PM   #3

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2010 e92 AW/BB M-DCT | HRE R43 Gloss Black | Performance Steering Wheel(non-LCD)

----2008 SSII e90 M3 6MT-----GONE
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      03-03-2009, 05:52 PM   #4

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Nice car best of luck with it, looks like I'm not the new guy anymore.
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      03-03-2009, 06:22 PM   #5
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Looks awesome! So you ordered NAV but no EDC? I have 18's and no EDC and have been pretty happy with the ride and handling.
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      03-04-2009, 02:23 PM   #6

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awesome combo!! Congrats!
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