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      06-09-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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She's here... my Imperial Blue Beauty!

Picked up my baby from Parkview BMW today... WOW!
Review later... some iPhone pics for now.





Getting a Wash n Detail


Looking super sharp after the detail.




Proper pics and a review later.
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Imperial blue is stunning!!!

Love it man!!! What a beauty!!!

Enjoy it in good health!!!
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Thanks Maz!

Kevin did an amazing job on the car!
Book him now for your new car prep as he needs a several week lead time due to his very busy schedule.
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Thanks Maz!

Kevin did an amazing job on the car!
Book him now for your new car prep as he needs a several week lead time due to his very busy schedule.

Can u PM me his details. What type of detail did u go for and how much?

Thanks man!
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Great pics!
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Your dealer didn't detail the car before you picked it up?
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congrats on the new beauty!!
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Gorgeous combo. Enjoy
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Welcome PhotoMan!

Superbe car ! I love it... Just a timeless, classy, and yet modern subtle combo !

Your Iphone pictures looks fantastic! better than anyone else's regular camera!

And with a name like yours, i just cannot wait to see more of your photos later on!

I will be looking forward to reading your review of your Luxury 328i,
especially in comparison to your current TSX!

You have good taste in cars man ! The TSX is one of the better front wheel drive cars out there...

Have you ever had a BMW before ??

Please if you could post pictures of both the TSX and the F30 together, that would be AWESOME !
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      06-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #10
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Not USUALLY a fan of blues this dark, but I must say, this one has me smitten
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Your dealer didn't detail the car before you picked it up?
No, because I specifically asked them only to do a very basic wash.
They were a little confused as to why though. LOL.
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Welcome PhotoMan!

Superbe car ! I love it... Just a timeless, classy, and yet modern subtle combo !

Your Iphone pictures looks fantastic! better than anyone else's regular camera!

And with a name like yours, i just cannot wait to see more of your photos later on!

I will be looking forward to reading your review of your Luxury 328i,
especially in comparison to your current TSX!

You have good taste in cars man ! The TSX is one of the better front wheel drive cars out there...

Have you ever had a BMW before ??

Please if you could post pictures of both the TSX and the F30 together, that would be AWESOME !
Thanks for kind words.
Bro your ED blog was amazing. I'm definitely doing ED next time.

I love my TSX a super super awesome car... I've enjoyed every one of the 210K kms I have put on it. I hope to sell it soon to a good home.

My first BMW... Been a dream since my first ride in my uncle's 1986 535i
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Love this color combo on a BMW sedan. Had an E39 in this color scheme and always got complements.
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Stunning - really hot! Congrats...
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Congrats Photoman! She's a beauty!
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Interior


Outside... note that the 'luxury' badge has been removed.




With my Father's E500


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Photoman!

I'm so happy I went with Saddle Brown. Your combination rocks!!!
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Awesome ! Please continue to feed us with more photos !! I am still hungry for more.. ! I love how this IB changes color depending on how and where the sun strikes it...
it varies between black to dazzling blue ink!

the photos in your first post are not showing anymore ?!?
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Photoman!

I'm so happy I went with Saddle Brown. Your combination rocks!!!
Yeah Saddle Brown is by far my favourite of the F30 interior colours.
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Awesome ! Please continue to feed us with more photos !! I am still hungry for more.. ! I love how this IB changes color depending on how and where the sun strikes it...
it varies between black to dazzling blue ink!

the photos in your first post are not showing anymore ?!?
Blue is the new Black.
I still see the pics in the first post
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Nice work with the Saddle Brown. Wish we didn't have to get Luxury to get it.
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Okay so I have had my F30 328i for a couple of weeks now and I am loving the car! I'm very happy with my purchase and the guys at Parkview were awesome.

After taking delivery I immediately headed off to see Kevin who debadged the 'luxury' bits... And performed a phenomenal detailing job on my new baby!

I have mostly been babying her as it is the break-in period. However, I've taken her to work a few times and coming back home pushing 140km/h on the wonderfully twisty DVP late in the evening with minimal traffic was VERY enjoyable as she carved up the road with ease and aplomb. The power is instant with no discernible turbo lag. And man oh man can she fly, and doesn't seem to be labouring at all.*The steering was a little vague in feedback compared to my Acura TSX but still very precise.*
Absolutely no issues with steering vibration or rattles etc.

I am so glad I "settled" for the luxury in order to get the saddle brown leather. It is by far the best interior colour choice IMHO
I regret not getting the sport seats though as they were available for just a few hundred bucks... Oh well the regular seats are supportive and handled my long legs fine (I'm 6'2")

The settings and gadgets on the car are awesome... But I usually have the nav or sport gauge display up on the screen. Even in bright sunshine it's very easy to read.

Although I'm not a huge fan of the luxury wheels I have received a LOT of compliments on the car with almost everyone saying how nice the wheels are. I still plan on getting different wheels but may wait until next spring. I'm still leaning toward the M5 reps by *Avant Garde.*

So my early impression is that I made a great choice. Is the car perfect... nope, but not many are. However in this car i am making the least number of compromises than in the past. I hope to spend lots of time enjoying the summer in my BMW.

BTW those waiting for my photoshoot, I'm just getting the models and location in place. Will keep you posted.
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