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      02-12-2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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So no one purchased the competition package for less than 5k I take it. In that case I will get the ZCP. You guys breaking it down for me has pretty much sold me on it, don't even care if the 359m wheels are cast and not forged. I will make sure that it's just a special order and not an individual, and I like the mineral white. Another question to anyone stilll looking in this thread, how have the lighter colour extended interiors held up over time.
Cast vs Forged is not as big of a deal as a lot of people make it out to be, especially on a street car. If cast is good enough for the ultimate M3's (M3 CSL and M3 GTS both used cast wheels) it is good enough for mine.

I had lemon leather in my 2006 330i and after 3 years of ownership it still looked great. You will need to wipe it down with some leather wipes about once a month and condition it annually but other than that it was great.



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So no one purchased the competition package for less than 5k I take it. In that case I will get the ZCP. You guys breaking it down for me has pretty much sold me on it, don't even care if the 359m wheels are cast and not forged. I will make sure that it's just a special order and not an individual, and I like the mineral white. Another question to anyone stilll looking in this thread, how have the lighter colour extended interiors held up over time.
I had lemon leather in my 2006 330i and after 3 years of ownership it still looked great. You will need to wipe it down with some leather wipes about once a month and condition it annually but other than that it was great.


Wow that looks great!
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Very nice interior... and thanks very much for the replies gents, should make those decisions a little easier. Now on to the ever present 6mt vs dct choice. I'll save that for another day...
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Very nice interior... and thanks very much for the replies gents, should make those decisions a little easier. Now on to the ever present 6mt vs dct choice. I'll save that for another day...
Luckily for you, should you wish, on this very site you can read a daily thread pissing match on the very subject. Fortunately in almost every one of those threads, no matter how many times it has been discussed over how many years, a handful of forum members put a little thought and insight in to their comments.

And you will still come back around to choosing what you want, in spite of any potential or conceived draw backs, be it 6MT or DCT.
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[quote=BMRLVR;8901707]Cast vs Forged is not as big of a deal as a lot of people make it out to be, especially on a street car. If cast is good enough for the ultimate M3's (M3 CSL and M3 GTS both used cast wheels) it is good enough for mine.

I had lemon leather in my 2006 330i and after 3 years of ownership it still looked great. You will need to wipe it down with some leather wipes about once a month and condition it annually but other than that it was great.
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Thats a beautiful looking car. You don't see the Arctic colour everyday. I almost wish our 335i was that colour, although I'm still weary about light coloured interiors.

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      02-16-2011, 12:30 AM   #28
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Luckily for you, should you wish, on this very site you can read a daily thread pissing match on the very subject. Fortunately in almost every one of those threads, no matter how many times it has been discussed over how many years, a handful of forum members put a little thought and insight in to their comments.

And you will still come back around to choosing what you want, in spite of any potential or conceived draw backs, be it 6MT or DCT.
Yes, I've believe I've read most of them, hasn't really helped. All I will say is leaning towards manual hoping a brand new transmission will drive better than the '08 I drove, it was beat up a bit. DCT is very nice though, don't think I'm ready for that yet.
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6MT of course!! Oh sorry, wrong thread. Just one more confirmation of the 5185.00 ZCP package cost. Jamie summed it up nicely as far as the breakdown goes, I too thought it was reasonable for what you got.

And much like with Jamie, BMW was just super and waived my $400.00 special order fee. Sadly though, the next line contained the figure for the Individual stuff. I was heavily medicated when I signed the cheque, thusly able to waive the "psychological" factor that James mentioned lol. But...'ya only live once", "can't take it with you" and all that other crap that you try and think of when you go goofy with these cars!!!

Good luck with the order Canuckles!!!
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Canuckles, which stealer are you planning on buying from?
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Thanks for the kind words, btw I followed your thread and I adore your Monte Carlo Blue + Rust Brown. It's stunning in pictures, which probably don't even do it justice. And seeing your car at the Welt on the rotating platform is part of the reason why I hope to do the same! I would also add 'bucket list' to the your affirmations for spoiling ourselves. One question in order to ge the grills blacked out does it have to be a special or individual order, and can you get the clearshield or 3M protector installed there too?

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      02-16-2011, 02:41 PM   #32
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Black grills (matte or gloss) can be had for <$100 in the aftermarket market. 15 minute install. Even for super-novices like me. Have a search for my photos in other threads.

Don't worry about having only one store in Vic. The demand for M cars is so high here in the lower mainland, deals are terribly hard to come by.
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      02-16-2011, 02:52 PM   #33
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Prob much cheaper to DIY. As for BMW of Vic, it's just simpler keeping it local and your're right, there's no way I'm going to get some ridiculous deal anywhere else. Though I'd imagine you at least have several choices where you can get aftermarket goodies installed in the Lower Mainland (ESS/AA supercharger anyone...). Here I believe there's only one.
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      02-16-2011, 03:01 PM   #34
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All my aftermarket goodies (little stuff so far) come from the US. But yes, lots of choices with shops around here.

You're going to SC right away? If I were to SC, I would probably consider shipping to IND from just over the border and going nuts with a full set of mods. I'm sure Jamie can enlighten us on this process!
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No not right away, maybe down the road. Cousin has a Z06, and don't want to here about how much faster it is heh. Plus seems like every road has a 35-50km\h limit. Lots of older people over here... and I love IND's work.

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No not right away, maybe down the road. Cousin has a Z06, and don't want to here about how much faster it is heh. Plus seems like every road has a 35-50km\h limit. Lots of older people over here... and I love IND's work.
^^^LOL. I live close to White Rock. Same goes for me here.
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Canuckels, Chowster answered your question about the black chrome. Careful what you buy though...there's OEM, followed by good quality repro's followed by garbage. I'm sure you'll choose wisely!!!
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i wouldn't do the zcp if i had the choice. for that kinda of dough you can get some nice KW coilovers and new rims/rubber for pretty close to that price and the handling will be better and lowered to your idea of perfection. if you have any inclination to mod, then steer clear of the package and do it yourself, it's a lot more fun that way.
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Greetings fellow members, I myself am facing the problem with my local SA saying there is no "competition-package" for ordering a new E90 M3 sedan (after exhausting all the resources from this and other posts such as providing the SA with the 7MA code, the fact that this IS a special order and the cost being 5,185 CAD). Obviously, I disagree with the SA as there surely are members driving their 7MA equipped M3.

As such, are there any suggestions (from those who successfully ordered your 7MA equipped M3) as to what else I can do so that the SA WILL see/know that such ordering EXISTS in Canada?

Thank you all kindly in advance.
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All my aftermarket goodies (little stuff so far) come from the US. But yes, lots of choices with shops around here.

You're going to SC right away? If I were to SC, I would probably consider shipping to IND from just over the border and going nuts with a full set of mods. I'm sure Jamie can enlighten us on this process!
I can't enlighten you on shipping a car to IND since I didn't ship mine down. I had all the parts shipped to me and did the installation myself. I later drove down to Chicago to visit the boys at IND and get the photos taken while enroute to the east coast of Canada for my summer vacation.

The best way to find out shipping details is to call IND and talk to Ilia, he will go through the options/pricing on shipping and the modifications you want to do.

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Greetings fellow members, I myself am facing the problem with my local SA saying there is no "competition-package" for ordering a new E90 M3 sedan (after exhausting all the resources from this and other posts such as providing the SA with the 7MA code, the fact that this IS a special order and the cost being 5,185 CAD). Obviously, I disagree with the SA as there surely are members driving their 7MA equipped M3.

As such, are there any suggestions (from those who successfully ordered your 7MA equipped M3) as to what else I can do so that the SA WILL see/know that such ordering EXISTS in Canada?

Thank you all kindly in advance.
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If that's not geographically possible a call to BMW Canada should sort it out.
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stay away from ZCP and fancy colour, that's what i learned from Top Gear
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Good humour, different thread.
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Greetings fellow members, I myself am facing the problem with my local SA saying there is no "competition-package" for ordering a new E90 M3 sedan (after exhausting all the resources from this and other posts such as providing the SA with the 7MA code, the fact that this IS a special order and the cost being 5,185 CAD). Obviously, I disagree with the SA as there surely are members driving their 7MA equipped M3.

As such, are there any suggestions (from those who successfully ordered your 7MA equipped M3) as to what else I can do so that the SA WILL see/know that such ordering EXISTS in Canada?

Thank you all kindly in advance.
James is right. Unless your SA is offering an unbeatable discount, it's time for another SA and/dealer. Good luck, and don't wait too long to order!
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