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      11-17-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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New family member - 2008 AW/Black E92

Just wanted to drop a Hello note to the crowd. I just picked up a 2008 AW/Black 92, 6sp, (M-Drive, 19"s, EDC, CF Roof, Individual Audio) with 40,000KMs.

I had traded in my S2000 (great car, spent much of it's time on the track and never had an issue) for an Infiniti G37S coupe 6 months back as a compromise to the new kid my wife had the nerve to have (j/k, he's awesome) but was NEVER at "home" in that car. It was just too biased towards luxury, too soft, too polished, too heavy... I'm sure you get where I'm going. Then the opportunity came up to grab this really great example of an E92 - a car I have lusted after seemingly forever. Perfect colour (for me), loaded, stick, and had everything I wanted on four wheels.

I've only had it a day, but first impressions are : Amazing handling, Amazing engine, amazing seating position, steering feel, brakes, not as amazing shift action, decent clutch takeup (Infiniti's was quite aweful actually, though the shifter wasn't half bad), and lastly - annoying CCC iDrive, but I will get over that. I'm thrilled with this new beast and can't wait to figure out where the F it's limits are.

Haven't had much time to take pictures yet, but here's one I snapped when I signed my life away for it.
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      11-17-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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      11-17-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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congrats and enjoy!
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      11-17-2011, 12:52 PM   #4
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      11-17-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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      11-17-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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Nice car buddy!!
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      11-17-2011, 02:08 PM   #7
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      11-17-2011, 03:30 PM   #8
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Thanks all, it's a pleasure to be here - and a pleasure to have such a machine. It's (so far) living up to and exceeding my expectations, which is pretty hard to do since I've been thinking about getting this car for YEARS.
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      11-17-2011, 03:41 PM   #9
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Congratulations on the new car, and the new kid!
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      11-17-2011, 03:54 PM   #10
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I'm gonna bump this thread once so I can finally PM...
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      11-17-2011, 07:13 PM   #11
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      11-17-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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Nice upgrade, you will thoroughly enjoy it. Congrats!
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      11-18-2011, 12:46 AM   #13
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      11-18-2011, 12:59 AM   #14
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Congrats! Welcome to the ///M family, and congrats on the kid also..

The iDrive is a non-issue, you can update the whole thing including the knob to 2009+ and while you're at it just go for an iND cosmetic package and LCI taillights!

Coming from an S2000 I'm sure you have a passion for mods, just don't let it get outta control because trust me it can as many will tell you
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      11-18-2011, 05:16 AM   #15
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      11-18-2011, 01:58 PM   #16
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The front plate is kind of a must where I live... though I'm sure I could get away with it - for a while. Meh, I don't need the added attention from the law. As for mods - I'll say the same thing I think most everyone joining the fraternity says... I have no plans for mods at the moment. We'll see how long that lasts. The truth is, I want to get a fair bit of track time under my belt before i touch a thing on this car - it's capabilities are so high that it will take some time to truely exploit them - any non-cosmetic mod is really pointless (for me) until I know what my baseline is. Hmm... Maybe an exhaust...
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      11-18-2011, 11:31 PM   #17
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      11-19-2011, 03:25 AM   #18
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e92s look SO good in white, really brings out the power bulge and lines
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      11-19-2011, 03:51 AM   #19
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what a beauty! i LOVE the color combo.

congrats !!!
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      11-19-2011, 06:36 AM   #20
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Congrats! Excellent color choice.
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      11-19-2011, 06:48 AM   #21
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Wow, great choice, and 6 MT! Welcome to the family...I recently moved myself from a 335i to a M3 and can't agree more with your amazement of the M3...jaw dropping.
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      11-19-2011, 08:55 AM   #22
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Thumbs up Congrats

Enjoy your new M3 Now sit back and let the mod virus take off.
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