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      11-27-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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I went for a M3 test drive today.....

and ended up buying one

I've always had reasonable fast manual cars until my latest car which was a sensible family car, E60 530D, was a nice car but not the most exciting in the world had been planning to get a 535D m-sport until last week I noticed the 4 door M3 (2 young kids sigh)

Anyways the test drive was a blast, the car just seems to have infinite levels of power and grip, my brother was along too and wasn't paying attention (playing with i-drive) when I left the 30mph and nailed it, the look on his face as it roared through second then third was priceless, I think he got the scare of his life

the m-button was great too, a sports car on the back roads but take it on the dual carriageway and it's just as refined as the E60

anyways after we both had a drive and got back to the dealer you can't help having a big grin on your face.

Dealer was able to take the order for a 4-door on the bmw system with all the options even though the bmw website doesn't let you do this yet.

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silverstone II
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I'll take the car anytime after march but might have to wait until may/june gonna be a long wait
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      11-27-2007, 04:23 PM   #2
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and ended up buying one

I'll take the car anytime after march but might have to wait until may/june gonna be a long wait
Did you talk to the dealer about the availability of DCT?
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      11-27-2007, 04:27 PM   #3
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Did you talk to the dealer about the availability of DCT?
I spoke to them today about it, still no official word. Though I suspect there could be news this coming Monday the 3rd when more info on allocations is due.
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      11-27-2007, 04:47 PM   #4
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Did you talk to the dealer about the availability of DCT?
Having second thoughts about your 6MT?
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      11-27-2007, 04:53 PM   #5
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      11-27-2007, 04:55 PM   #6
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I spoke to them today about it, still no official word. Though I suspect there could be news this coming Monday the 3rd when more info on allocations is due.
I didn't ask about it but the dealer also said he's waiting for allocations any day for the 4 door saloon, until he gets that he can't confirm my delivery
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      11-27-2007, 04:59 PM   #7
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      11-27-2007, 05:02 PM   #8
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Don't resist the Force South.
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      11-27-2007, 05:16 PM   #9
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Having second thoughts about your 6MT?
No, but I'd like to test-drive it before I order my F430...
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      11-27-2007, 05:18 PM   #10
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As you wish:
.........>>>............... ..>>>.......

OK, now I'm easy.


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      11-27-2007, 05:28 PM   #11
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No, but I'd like to test-drive it before I order my F430...
You lucky bastard.

Btw, take a look at the Hamann 599 before you buy the F430. What hamann did to that car is incredible.





More pictures at: http://www.hamann.autovogue.com/599.php
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      11-27-2007, 05:46 PM   #12
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You lucky bastard.

Btw, take a look at the Hamann 599 before you buy the F430. What hamann did to that car is incredible.
He's kidding--I think. The guy bought a M3 a few weeks ago!
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      11-27-2007, 10:24 PM   #13
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I would make sweet-sweet love to that GTB!
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      11-27-2007, 10:42 PM   #14
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That's awesome, congrats.

I can't believe that there are even M3's on the lot to be test driven. I doubt you'll see that state side for a long time. Even towards the end of the E46's life it was hard to get a test drive.
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      11-27-2007, 11:01 PM   #15
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That's awesome, congrats.

I can't believe that there are even M3's on the lot to be test driven. I doubt you'll see that state side for a long time. Even towards the end of the E46's life it was hard to get a test drive.
With the E46 every (almost?) dealer got a smurf blue demo car, so at first test drives were easy to get, unless the dealer sold it outright (which was discouraged).
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      11-28-2007, 02:56 AM   #16
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That's awesome, congrats.

I can't believe that there are even M3's on the lot to be test driven. I doubt you'll see that state side for a long time. Even towards the end of the E46's life it was hard to get a test drive.
They got their current demo car on the 10th september I think and that week someone came in and asked if he got buy it, they agreed and the guy is paying full list on a 3 month old demonstrator, he gets it 10th december. The dealer said after that it would be unlikely there'd be any more demonstators for a while as they have just had 5 cars so far nd he has 20+ on a waiting list
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      11-28-2007, 03:14 AM   #17
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Congrats on your buy i cant wait to see the pics!
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      11-29-2007, 10:42 PM   #18
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ooo niceee!

i cant wait for new 2008 m3 will come to US in soon for test drive
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      11-30-2007, 12:21 AM   #19
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congrats!

That hamann 599 looks like a jet fighter!
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