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      11-06-2011, 02:36 AM   #45
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Here's the way I look at it ....

I bought my 2012 fully spec'd - I chose *everything*. But that's how I wanted it.

Others will buy for less options, some will buy no options.

Here's the thing - as long as *you* are happy, you're enjoying your purchase, and you have no regrets, then who cares what everyone else's opinion is.

I've come to the conclusion that, frankly, life is too short to worry about what other people think - if they compliment your choices and decisions, then great...if they criticise, who cares.

Just enjoy what you have!
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      11-06-2011, 09:51 AM   #46
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To the OP, congrats on your car, you will definitely enjoy it no matter what options you have or don't have.

As for myself, I suck because I don't track my car, I wasted my money because I have all the options when I could have bought a Garmin, and apparently look forward to spending lots of time in the shop when all my gadgets break. My car is also always out of control with gears flying all over the place because I have the DCT...I can barely stay on the road. My leather seats will slowly go insane because they were made from a cow that died from mad cow disease. People think I suck because I have a BMW M3 and they think the EDC button means Erectile Dysfunction Control...

So many worthless opinions, but who cares, I enjoy what I have.
Hey now, no one said you suck man. We were just conversating about why WE love our cars, the way we bought them. The low option M is the minority on this board; I love hearing from others who bought the same way I did. There's nothing wrong with buying the car you want! It is an M. I do like messing around with my buddies idrive, it's just not my cup of tea.

Ateam, I resent someone saying I bought my car the way I did because it was all I can afford. I have a medical degree on my wall that says otherwise. By your logic, you should be driving a 7er. If you're not driving one it's because you can barely afford a highly optioned M. Buying something you don't want just because you can afford it? Go troll somewhere else.
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      11-06-2011, 01:57 PM   #47
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Blanket statements about what people can afford and can't afford are ridiculous...people buy the M3 first and foremost for it's performance capabilities. Everything else is just personal preference. I'm willing to bet that most people who have a modestly equipped M3 also have other vehicles that are loaded with tech.
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      11-06-2011, 02:14 PM   #48
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Sorry, off topic but wow, beautiful E46 M3! I love it when owners buy a great car and keep it a loooooong time! If I keep an M3 that long, I wouldn't want a 10 year old nav system...
Thanks! I definitely agree with your comment regarding the navigation system. It's pretty crazy how in-car technology has changed so much over the years. Despite that, the feel of the E46 M3 and sound of the raw S54B32 never ever gets outdated.

The E46 and E90 M3 are two cars that I probably won't be selling anytime soon. I want my family's future M Collection to be past down from generation to generation haha...Hopefully my future kids appreciate and long for M cars as much as I do.
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      11-07-2011, 12:39 AM   #49
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Thanks! I definitely agree with your comment regarding the navigation system. It's pretty crazy how in-car technology has changed so much over the years. Despite that, the feel of the E46 M3 and sound of the raw S54B32 never ever gets outdated.

The E46 and E90 M3 are two cars that I probably won't be selling anytime soon. I want my family's future M Collection to be past down from generation to generation haha...Hopefully my future kids appreciate and long for M cars as much as I do.
+1 on the E46. I might be flamed, but that always has been, and always will be, my favorite series. Especially because of it's simplicity. It's lines are perfect. I'll be keeping mine for some time to come.
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      11-07-2011, 12:51 AM   #50
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i wouldn't want any options either. I'm pretty sure I'm the minority here. I was going to spec my car with split fold down rear seats and that was gonna be it. Maybe ipod also (don't own apple product) and 25% leather. I actually like the cloth insert seats.

I saw a 2008 SparkG E90 for sale at my local dealer with 23k miles with basically NO options. CLEAN outside and inside could've used a detail. Wish the timing was right because I don't know if I'll ever find a no optioned car.

Even used cars now I'm looking at have a sh*t load of options. I want....
No sunroof
No idrive
No nav
No EDC
No uprated stereo
no premium pack
no tech pack (or whatever)
would accept leather

this car is going to be hard to find in a 2008 sparkG E90, so I said I'll get a jet black 09 & 10 instead. I figure would be easier to locate a black stripper M3.
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      11-07-2011, 03:28 AM   #51
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i wouldn't want any options either. I'm pretty sure I'm the minority here. I was going to spec my car with split fold down rear seats and that was gonna be it. Maybe ipod also (don't own apple product) and 25% leather. I actually like the cloth insert seats.

I saw a 2008 SparkG E90 for sale at my local dealer with 23k miles with basically NO options. CLEAN outside and inside could've used a detail. Wish the timing was right because I don't know if I'll ever find a no optioned car.

Even used cars now I'm looking at have a sh*t load of options. I want....
No sunroof
No idrive
No nav
No EDC
No uprated stereo
no premium pack
no tech pack (or whatever)
would accept leather

this car is going to be hard to find in a 2008 sparkG E90, so I said I'll get a jet black 09 & 10 instead. I figure would be easier to locate a black stripper M3.
Yep. I had to order mine. My CA actually admitted he had never even seen the cloth seats before.
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      11-07-2011, 08:56 AM   #52
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I totally agree... I regret most of my options on my car... I never use the navigation I never use the upgraded stereo cause I enjoy the the cars soundtrack. If I could re option my car today all I would get is the the m exhaust and the non zcp 19 inch wheels and call it a day. Plus the 2011 all come with the m button so that is basically all I would need
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      11-07-2011, 01:02 PM   #53
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I totally agree... I regret most of my options on my car... I never use the navigation I never use the upgraded stereo cause I enjoy the the cars soundtrack. If I could re option my car today all I would get is the the m exhaust and the non zcp 19 inch wheels and call it a day. Plus the 2011 all come with the m button so that is basically all I would need
Prophizee, thank you for an honest opinion from someone who did order options! It is refreshing to hear from another "enthusiast" who understands the reason we are all on this forum.

Perhaps you'd do it differently if you had it to do over again, but you can't say you regret anything when that exhaust sound fills the car. Enjoy your machine!
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      11-07-2011, 01:23 PM   #54
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Here is my beater that I could barely afford to order because I am poor. Picture was taken before folding down the rear seats to sleep in it due to not being able to afford a hotel.

2011.5658849
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Damn, the picture didn't show up, but I know what you're going through. I couldn't even afford the rear fold downs on my E90. They are an option!!

Heating up ramen noodles on the engine is getting me by for now. Will you guys bury me in my car when it's over? I don't regret a thing.

Edit: I see the pic now. Nice ride!

Edit2: Love the speed cloth! AKA "foreclosure seats"

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      11-08-2011, 01:06 AM   #55
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ahhh the sacrifices we make to own badass cars. LOL
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      11-08-2011, 03:43 AM   #56
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i have to go to the coffee shop to go on m3post cuz the park where i live doesn't have wifi
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      11-08-2011, 12:25 PM   #57
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It sounds like you have a bit of buyers remorse?

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Just purchased an '08 E92. This car must be the least optioned car available. It has half cloth interior (speed cloth?), no Nav, no CD changer, 6 speed manual, no bluetooth. It is really a bare bones M car. Seems like it was built specifically to go racing. Was that the idea or is that just the way the original customer ordered it?
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      11-08-2011, 04:08 PM   #58
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It sounds like you have a bit of buyers remorse?
None what so ever. When I bought the car and posted this originally, I was suprised (pleasantly) that BMW would still offer a no nonsense performer. I have a 2011 MDX that has so much Tech stuff it makes my head hurt.
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      11-08-2011, 04:21 PM   #59
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Ok, I just caved. Went from the minimally (and stupidly IMO) configured 2011 E90 I was looking at (DCT, 19" wheels, BWM assist, Sat radio, Silver leather) to a car that has everything except enhance premium sound. So much for keeping things simple. I'd rather have options I don't need than wish I had options I don't have. I think it's dumb to pay $1200 for 19"wheels when you can get the comp package for $2500.
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Here is my beater that I could barely afford to order because I am poor. Picture was taken before folding down the rear seats to sleep in it due to not being able to afford a hotel.

2011.5658849
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show off!
you splurged on the 19" wheels!!!
talk about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth!
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Edit2: Love the speed cloth! AKA "foreclosure seats"
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lol foreclosure seats haha

I have a relatiely base m3 and I love it. I love the speed cloth seats.

Wood trim, park distance control, powered seats, 19s, cold pack, 6mt, s65

All the options I need
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Ok, I just caved. Went from the minimally (and stupidly IMO) configured 2011 E90 I was looking at (DCT, 19" wheels, BWM assist, Sat radio, Silver leather) to a car that has everything except enhance premium sound. So much for keeping things simple. I'd rather have options I don't need than wish I had options I don't have. I think it's dumb to pay $1200 for 19"wheels when you can get the comp package for $2500.
Not if you hate the zcp wheels and have no desire for EDC. THen it is saving 1300 to just go with the 19s and no zcp. I think the zcp is fugly IMO and many do so even if they paid me 2500 I would not take one with the zcp package!
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after 2nd thoughts... i only need comfort access, heated seats and pdc
Amen.... I am not buying a BMW without CA & Heated Seats....

Not big Fan of Speed Cloth but would of totally gone with Leatherette if that was an option.....

And +1 Power / Memory Seats

All the rest I don't care...... but still ordered
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though i wouldn't want a stripped out car, I have a E90 stickered at 67k, i could do without half of my options, mostly headlight washer and EDC and moonroof.

Nav - yes need/want it, 08 comes with MDM with nav w/tech package.

heated seats - it's nice, real nice when you live in cold environments

fold down rear seats - yes, need it, increases utility of car, I can fit all 4 tires in it for swapping out during winter/summer months. How do you do arrange for this in your non fold down rear seat car, buy new tires every year, tow your car to the garage?

sunshade - makes a difference when parked in summer. How much weight does it really save?

Leather - come on it's a BMW, "no itch strictly leather"

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LOL, I love it! You guys are funny.

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Here is my beater that I could barely afford to order because I am poor. Picture was taken before folding down the rear seats to sleep in it due to not being able to afford a hotel.

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Edit2: Love the speed cloth! AKA "foreclosure seats"
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