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      06-19-2011, 02:13 AM   #45
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      06-19-2011, 03:24 AM   #46
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From the photo that he uploaded, he's locating in Taiwan thats why he is paying so much.

OP No Offense but just leave it like that, its not a big deal. Many people with misaligned hood and fender. Both my e92 335i and e93 m3 come like that
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      06-19-2011, 06:00 AM   #47
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We pay AUD200K for a fully loaded M3 here (around USD214K) so misalignment or not, I wouldn't complain too much.
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      06-19-2011, 09:38 AM   #48
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I left the dealership with the car COMPLETELY normal. After a few hours of driving. It became like this.




I really want to convince myself this is normal. It's really difficult for me to think the fenders or the hood just went " OFF ". If they adjust it back. My stock paint and screws will show sign that it is adjusted and it will kill my resale value. This M3 is in Taiwan. E90 M3 is super rare here. I really care about this matter since I bought this 2 days ago. Does this mean I have to go back and readjust every couple miles to the car?
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      06-19-2011, 09:41 AM   #49
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just leave it like that and enjoy the car
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      06-19-2011, 09:48 AM   #50
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I left the dealership with the car COMPLETELY normal. After a few hours of driving. It became like this.

I really want to convince myself this is normal. It's really difficult for me to think the fenders or the hood just went " OFF ". If they adjust it back. My stock paint and screws will show sign that it is adjusted and it will kill my resale value. This M3 is in Taiwan. E90 M3 is super rare here. I really care about this matter since I bought this 2 days ago. Does this mean I have to go back and readjust every couple miles to the car?
Something probably just shifted due to body flex while driving. Take it to the dealer and have them adjust it, it's no big deal and it isn't going to kill your resale. Just make sure it's documented.
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      06-19-2011, 10:38 AM   #51
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This is why they have lemon laws.
I would still be pissed.

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I'm with you I would be pissed after spending so much, but that being said it is an easy fix and you will forget about it shortly and continue to enjoy the m3 for a long time. Have fun with it and forget about it.
Mine looked perfect... I would be worried, i dont know how everyone is saying it ok.

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There is no acceptable reason for the fenders or hood to change alignment if they were properly tightened in the first place.
Agree. Be pissed it your hard earned money.
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      06-19-2011, 10:40 AM   #52
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      06-19-2011, 11:44 AM   #53
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Mine definitely looks like some of those pics. It doesn't bother me too much but I'd probably be pissed it I paid as much as you did for the car.
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      06-19-2011, 11:55 AM   #54
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      06-19-2011, 12:21 PM   #55
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seems that quite a lot of m3 dont come flawless
Its the kind of thing that only the owner may notice. Like orange peel, most people wont look for it unless they know about it. No one has ever realised the misalignment in my front bumper or rear bumper. I only pointed it out to one friend (a member on here as well, Davin), so he's the only person who knows the flaws of my car. Its really not that much of a big deal... its easy to forget about because its an easy fix. the hardest part about it for me is remembering to get it fixed lol
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      06-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #56
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My money is that it got damaged in transit and was repaired poorly.
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Its the kind of thing that only the owner may notice. Like orange peel, most people wont look for it unless they know about it. No one has ever realised the misalignment in my front bumper or rear bumper. I only pointed it out to one friend (a member on here as well, Davin), so he's the only person who knows the flaws of my car. Its really not that much of a big deal... its easy to forget about because its an easy fix. the hardest part about it for me is remembering to get it fixed lol
I've heard a lot but i dont really know whats the orange peel?
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I've heard a lot but i dont really know whats the orange peel?
The texture of an orange rind...if you look at your paint at the right angle...you can see a similar texture.
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The texture of an orange rind...if you look at your paint at the right angle...you can see a similar texture.
NOOOOO YOU WERENT SUPPOSED TO TELL HIM!!!!!

Ignorance is bliss, DONT LOOK AT YOUR PAINT, ignore nerlocks comment.

edit: ohh never mind, 2,700 posts and you dont know? nawh, its about time. sucks though
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NOOOOO YOU WERENT SUPPOSED TO TELL HIM!!!!!

Ignorance is bliss, DONT LOOK AT YOUR PAINT, ignore nerlocks comment.

edit: ohh never mind, 2,700 posts and you dont know? nawh, its about time. sucks though
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I hate to say this...but on my color...I kinda like it
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We pay AUD200K for a fully loaded M3 here (around USD214K) so misalignment or not, I wouldn't complain too much.
So uh... just curious... what exactly is stopping you from say... talking to one of us, purchasing a car in the states through us AND having it shipped to down under for well under 100k?
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SAY WHAT??????

If the body is flexing this much then BMW must have forgotten to weld the chassis when they built it, which I'm sure they did not.
Nah, not true. Modern cars still have stress and strain on the different panels. True, they're more rigid than in the past but the stress and strain are still there and if a panel wasn't snugged down properly it could certainly shift slightly when the car is driven. Cars are still essentially a bunch of parts bolted together and no matter how hard we try the people and machines that assemble them are still not perfect.
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Honestly I wouldn't let anyone screw with it over that. With nitpicky stuff like this you run the risk of somebody bungling it up and causing a bigger mess if you let them near your car.
+1 this has happened to me before. not specifically the hood, but other stuff. like bringing the car in for service, and leaving with damage to the bumper.
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NOOOOO YOU WERENT SUPPOSED TO TELL HIM!!!!!

Ignorance is bliss, DONT LOOK AT YOUR PAINT, ignore nerlocks comment.

edit: ohh never mind, 2,700 posts and you dont know? nawh, its about time. sucks though
I dont look at my car in details.....I dont even know if theres rock chip on my hood or front bumper
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I had to go out and recheck mine. Fit and finish looks great.
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