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      11-22-2007, 06:29 PM   #1
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Getting used to windshield in new M3?

I decided to register in this forum just to ask any of the new E-92 M3 owners if they had any trouble adjusting their vision to the Windshield. I needed almost 2 weeks to feel comfortable with the windshield. In the first days of use I felt there was something wrong, like when you become accustomed to a new lens prescription. Besides that issue everything else has been fantastic. No problems, no noises, gearbox improves with use, engine is wonderful. I can say I am enjoying this car more than the Porsche Carrera 997 I used to have. The new M3 is the perfect example of Jekyll and Hyde. Its impressive how the engineers manage to create something like that. In a moment its comfortable and then above 7000 RPMs all hell breaks loose. Hope all of the new owners are enjoying their experiences as well.
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      11-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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I think this is the first time that concern has been raised here.

Do you wear glasses or contacts?
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      11-22-2007, 06:37 PM   #3
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Yes. I wear glasses. I have asked 10 people to sit in the drivers seat and check for themselves. Out of the 10, 3 also felt uncomfortable. It could be the inclination or the protective material or maybe sun shield. I really don't know. But I am happy that I am getting used to. I don't want to change the windshield.
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      11-22-2007, 08:10 PM   #4
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Certainly not something I've noticed. Have you asked your dealer to check the glass incase it's distorted?
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      11-22-2007, 08:23 PM   #5
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I think you are our first Mexico owner. Please post pics of your ride if you can and tell us what you think.
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      11-22-2007, 08:33 PM   #6
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Yes. I went to the dealer. They checked it only visual and say they don't see any problems ("expected response"). But they are willing to change it if I decide to go forward. Since I am feeling more comfortable I prefer to wait and see.

Regarding my car, it is Space Grey with Red Fox and 19" wheels. I really like the combination. The Red Fox is much better than Coral Red in the 335 and it also shows the sportiveness of the car. I am totally satisfied with my purchase. The handling and engine are superb. It is a very special car. I hope soon I can post some pics.
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      11-22-2007, 08:51 PM   #7
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Certainly not something I've noticed. Have you asked your dealer to check the glass incase it's distorted?
Is there any way the glass can be tested for distortion besides visual?
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      11-23-2007, 08:38 AM   #8
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I wear specs and can't say I've noticed anything unusual.
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      11-23-2007, 10:52 AM   #9
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Pancho, post pics!!!

Do you have MDrive?
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      11-23-2007, 12:34 PM   #10
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Thank you for your feedback Filthy Monkey and Greg P. I certainly would like to hear from other owners if possible.
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      11-23-2007, 12:38 PM   #11
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Pancho, post pics!!!

Do you have MDrive?
Yes sir. The cars coming to Mexico are pretty much fully loaded. M Drive is an excellent option but I admit it really goes to the limit. I am not a professional driver, therefore, I have to be careful, the car is extreme on the limit.
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      11-23-2007, 12:39 PM   #12
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I will try to take some pics this weekend. I want to take good shots of the car and the surroundings, there are really nice places to drive here in Northern Mexico.
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      11-23-2007, 01:34 PM   #13
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I will try to take some pics this weekend. I want to take good shots of the car and the surroundings, there are really nice places to drive here in Northern Mexico.
Here are some quick pics. I just went down to the parking of my office to take them.
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      11-23-2007, 01:53 PM   #14
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Here are some quick pics. I just went down to the parking of my office to take them.
The red looks good there, not pinkish like in many photos. Please take some in daylight. This is a combo I am considering. Thanks.
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Great car! Thanks for the pictures Pancho, can't wait for more, especially of the interior. I'm trying to decide between fox red with space or silverstone...from the pictures posted so far, I can't tell if red will look good with silverstone, or if it's too orange/brown/pink....looks different in every photo....

Enjoy your car and keep us posted!
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I decided to register in this forum just to ask any of the new E-92 M3 owners if they had any trouble adjusting their vision to the Windshield. I needed almost 2 weeks to feel comfortable with the windshield. In the first days of use I felt there was something wrong, like when you become accustomed to a new lens prescription.

I have had no such experience, now at 650 miles.

And I wear contacts cause of my short sightedness.

Maybe your windscreen is distorted but you've adjusted.
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      11-23-2007, 08:53 PM   #17
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Great car! Thanks for the pictures Pancho, can't wait for more, especially of the interior. I'm trying to decide between fox red with space or silverstone...from the pictures posted so far, I can't tell if red will look good with silverstone, or if it's too orange/brown/pink....looks different in every photo....

Enjoy your car and keep us posted!
Let me tell you guys that there is something additional that you have to take into consideration when choosing exterior color. The 19" wheels have some grey color in it, therefore, they really look fantastic with the Space Grey, completely in sync. I saw an AW in the streets and with all my respect, I don't feel the wheels look as good in combination with the white. Regarding the Fox Red as interior color, I also was a little bit worried when I ordered the car but it is a very nice color. In an M3, I believe you must go for a more sportive look than a traditional one.
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      11-23-2007, 09:41 PM   #18
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I take it the M3 is your daily driver since you had it at work. For me, while the fox red does look very awesome I think it would either fade from use or I might get sick of the extreme red from seeing it every day.

In either case its way too early to tell, and too early to care since it looks amazing.

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I take it the M3 is your daily driver since you had it at work. For me, while the fox red does look very awesome I think it would either fade from use or I might get sick of the extreme red from seeing it every day.
I have Cinnamon in my '01 E46 M3, which I have not tired of at all in over 6 years. I am a fan of complimetary colors, especially those that contrast with and liven up sedate exterior colors.

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      11-24-2007, 10:16 AM   #21
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Here are some quick pics. I just went down to the parking of my office to take them.
Congrats on a fine looking automobile, I love the color combo
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      11-24-2007, 11:10 AM   #22
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Thank you for your comments guys. I am very pleased I decided to go for the M3 instead of the RS4.
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