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      11-03-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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335i to M3 Convert - Couldn't Be Smiling More :)

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Long time follower, first time owner

Owned a very entertaining E92 335i, but finally pulled the trigger on a pristine 08' E92 M3 with all the options (except the headlight washers). Jerez/Blk.

In a word. WOW. There's really no substitute for the M. I always knew the 335i couldn't hold a candle to the M, but now really driving this car I'm blown away...

5,000 miles review....
I'm still in awe of this car and its deftly balanced power. I love the n/a power of the car, and there's plenty of pull at the low end for pulling ahead of traffic or overtaking. Could it better, sure! Granted a SC/Kit would turn this car into a beast, but I bought the car for the n/a V8 and not for FI modding (I'll get that in the new M3 . As for color, for all the Jet Black followers out there, Jerez Black is amazing to look at everyday. I love Jet Black too (335i was JB), but Jerez Black / Carbon Black is my color now for the foreseeable future, the constantly shifting hues in different light make you feel like the car is a new shade of black at every turn.

Net, happy happy camper with the current mods that make the car "mine". I'm trying to be careful not to upset the balance that the M division had intended for the car and its drivers.

Current Mods Completed:
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-Lighted ZHP Shift Knob (DIY)
-Black Satin M Edition Kidney Grills
-Color Matched Reflectors
-LCI Tail Lights

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      11-03-2011, 08:40 PM   #2
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      11-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #3
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Congrats!

I went from an E46M to 335i to E92M and couldn't agree with you more.

If you asked me what I would pick between E46M and 335, I would hands down choose the E46M, let alone an E92M.

Enjoy!
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      11-03-2011, 08:46 PM   #4
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Congrats......2 quick mods would be black grilles and loose the orange reflectors.....Phil
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      11-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #5
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awesome welcome aboard!
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      11-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #6
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Nice dude!!! I went from E90 335 to E46 M3 to E90 M3, couldn't be happier. Looks like yours is CPO, that's great.
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      11-03-2011, 08:57 PM   #7
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Congrats. I went from 328i to M3. Guess how I'm feelin'.
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      11-03-2011, 10:08 PM   #8
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Thanks all for the warm welcome, the coming months are going to be pure JOY!
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      11-03-2011, 10:11 PM   #9
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I understand how you feel. I have 135, 335, and E92 M3 and there is no comparison in performance and driving enjoyment.
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      11-03-2011, 10:13 PM   #10
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      11-03-2011, 10:18 PM   #11
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Welcome, came from a 335i Vert to E93 M3 and smile everyday, definitely change the grills and the ugly reflectors makse a world of difference
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      11-03-2011, 10:36 PM   #12
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Congrats! I made the same switch about a month ago from a '11 E92 335ix to a '09 E92 M3 and couldn't be happier with the decision. It's just a different car all together.
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Welcome to the Forum and Congratulations on a nice M3
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congrats on the jump!

I think will jump to the M3 when my lease is up.
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Congrats on your new car, and Welcome!
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Congrats. I went from 328i to M3. Guess how I'm feelin'.
You must be like "dammmnnnn...." when first pressing that M button and accelerator Congrats to you too!
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I understand how you feel. I have 135, 335, and E92 M3 and there is no comparison in performance and driving enjoyment.
You said it brotha. As Jeremy Clarkson might say...."POoWWerRR....."
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Congrats Brother!!!!
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In a word. WOW. There's really no substitute for the M. I always knew the 335i couldn't hold a candle to the M, but now really driving this car I'm blown away...
Shhh, you'll be banished from the 3-series forum by the 335i folks for saying that!
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Shhh, you'll be banished from the 3-series forum by the 335i folks for saying that!
I second that ^^^ he has no friends left now over there besides we ///M drivers have no friends except in here
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Well done...I am seriously looking at another car in January, but I know for sure I will not have another N54. I am glad to hear a 335i made the jump and had no regrets. I am down to two cars and the M3 is one of them
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