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      10-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #1
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It's here!!

Can't contain my excitement- dealer just rang to say the car is being delivered tomorrow morning.. that's the good news!

They can't PDC before the weekend so will have to wait until Monday to collect
Never mind 5 more sleeps till i get my 328i M Sport Auto- having read all the reviews and chatter on this forum I took a punt on it without test driving it first so if it's shite it's all your fault guys!!
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Congrats buddy....going to be the longest weekend ever, lol
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Cheers Nisfan it certainly will be a long one!

I notice your Palmer Sport M3- are you connected or have had a track day there?
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I wish, no I did an M3 track session........great experience

I also have a 700bhp Nissan for track days, it is a little bit scary.
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Bleeding hell that is scary!! Explains the 330D probably need to make some savings on fuel to pay for that monster!

Had a day there two years ago- 7 different cars and instructors who beat the crap out of you unless you drove it like you stole em! Probably the best day of my life - my cheeks hurt for days after.

My favourite actually was a 350Z couldn't believe how controllable it was - kick the rear out and you could hold there as long as you want on the throttle even with the little skill I have- amazin!
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Great news fella. What colour did you go for? I'm expecting a call from the dealer letting me know if mine is available for pick up Saturday I was lucky enough to get a tip from Nisfan and take up his cancelled order (mind you I have to delete most his option, that was one heck of a speck!).

I'm just wondering what freebies to ask for....
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      10-24-2012, 03:37 PM   #7
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Seems I will have a slightly less common Glacier Silver!

Don't really get the EBII, black is amazing 'when' clean and white just make you look like your trying too hard-( apologies to all just a personal choice)

Loved my 5 series, that was Titanium Silver I think

What have you got on order ?
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Can't contain my excitement- dealer just rang to say the car is being delivered tomorrow morning.. that's the good news!

They can't PDC before the weekend so will have to wait until Monday to collect
Never mind 5 more sleeps till i get my 328i M Sport Auto- having read all the reviews and chatter on this forum I took a punt on it without test driving it first so if it's shite it's all your fault guys!!
Your going to love it. I test drove a 328i and it is a true classic. A great engine in just the right size of car (actually still quite roomy) - it seems to shrink round you like a good golf glove. I was persuaded to order the sports auto without trying it by members here and I haven't regretted it. The paddles are pretty much superfluous when you have 8 gears but the box itself and the sports steering wheel are a bargain. I ended up with an F10 for particular reasons but I had actually ordered an F30 originally.

Anyway - enjoy!
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Don't really get the EBII,
white just make you look like your trying too hard

What have you got on order ?
ahh, I've got a EBII 330d with black interior on order. I was torn between that and white with Red leather!
I'm kinda wishing I'd gone for white now, as the influx of Msport Demonstrators on bmw.com (90% EBII) have left me under-welmed. I'm just hoping that dealers don't know how to take good shots...
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My 330d M Sport is going through duty clearance before shipping over, should be here by 8th Nov at latest and to me the week after.....

Been waiting since late July so I can't wait!!

Only thing I am not sure about is whether to put winter tyres or winter wheels or stick to the 19" 403 M I have spec'd!!

Enjoy the car and post some pics, need a new pic fix until mine is here

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Does appear there will be a big sudden influx of EBII, from the sounds of it on these forums.

Still a lovely colour. Missus wanted white. I dont mind white, but it seems to be the current trend. And when you sometimes see a load of cars which are the same of any colour it does put you off.

EBII looks very different under different lighting conditions. When I first saw it on a 1 series under the showroom lights, looked light and a little pale. On the EBII thread some pictures of it in California bright sunshine looks a darker deeper blue.

Having seen some in the wild, it looks sweet.

EDIT: I'm umming and arring about the winter tyres too. Who knows what kind of winter were going to have.
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Does appear there will be a big sudden influx of EBII, from the sounds of it on these forums.

Still a lovely colour. Missus wanted white. I dont mind white, but it seems to be the current trend. And when you sometimes see a load of cars which are the same of any colour it does put you off.

EBII looks very different under different lighting conditions. When I first saw it on a 1 series under the showroom lights, looked light and a little pale. On the EBII thread some pictures of it in California bright sunshine looks a darker deeper blue.

Having seen some in the wild, it looks sweet.

EDIT: I'm umming and arring about the winter tyres too. Who knows what kind of winter were going to have.

Yeah that's the challenge - think I will wait and see how she handles and then decide...here's to a mild winter!
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ahh, I've got a EBII 330d with black interior on order. I was torn between that and white with Red leather!
I'm kinda wishing I'd gone for white now, as the influx of Msport Demonstrators on bmw.com (90% EBII) have left me under-welmed. I'm just hoping that dealers don't know how to take good shots...
Hi Matey, They have an EBII at Elms with the 19's, looks really good Actually they also have a Mineral Grey M Sport Xdrive (320i) that also looks stunning, that would go with the red leather too

I was also thinking EBII would be common, but the more I think about it, only maybe 10% of F30's will actually be M Sports. So even if 80% of those are EBII, still not a large percentage. From my own F30's spotted statistics, I would say white is by far the most common colour, folllowed by Red and Black.
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Mine's not arriving until mid December, so we'll probably have a better idea by then what kind of winter we're in for.

*finger in the air* I don't think you'll need to put winters on until at the earliest late November.

If you have the space and/or don't mind paying for it and for storage, no harm in planning ahead.

pops, how come yours has taken so long? Ignore that, mines going to take roughly the same time actually
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Bleeding hell that is scary!! Explains the 330D probably need to make some savings on fuel to pay for that monster!

Had a day there two years ago- 7 different cars and instructors who beat the crap out of you unless you drove it like you stole em! Probably the best day of my life - my cheeks hurt for days after.

My favourite actually was a 350Z couldn't believe how controllable it was - kick the rear out and you could hold there as long as you want on the throttle even with the little skill I have- amazin!
Ha ha yes, I have to balance 5MPG with the 330D's 50MPG It doesn't run on the cheap stuff either.

Yeah I just love track days, totally different experience to driving on the road.

I've been waiting so long now that I am starting to think it was all a dream, lol , 42 sleeps to go
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Does appear there will be a big sudden influx of EBII, from the sounds of it on these forums.

Still a lovely colour. Missus wanted white. I dont mind white, but it seems to be the current trend. And when you sometimes see a load of cars which are the same of any colour it does put you off.

EBII looks very different under different lighting conditions. When I first saw it on a 1 series under the showroom lights, looked light and a little pale. On the EBII thread some pictures of it in California bright sunshine looks a darker deeper blue.

Having seen some in the wild, it looks sweet.

EDIT: I'm umming and arring about the winter tyres too. Who knows what kind of winter were going to have.
Ah Ok I kinda hoping someone would say that! I seen one but it wasn't in Cali sunshine more in the EastLondon mist, and again it didn't blow me away

I'm never really considered Winter's until reading some of these posts. I unfortunately has blown my budget on this car so not even an option for me.
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Mine's not arriving until mid December, so we'll probably have a better idea by then what kind of winter we're in for.

*finger in the air* I don't think you'll need to put winters on until at the earliest late November.

If you have the space and/or don't mind paying for it and for storage, no harm in planning ahead.

pops, how come yours has taken so long?
I am not sure why its taken so long, my order went in on the 10.7 via a leasing company - but didnt hit BMW until August....so here I am waiting, and its been a painful wait...

The funny thing is other than EBII I havent seen one on the road, hope it stays that way til mine's here!
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I actually wasn't keen on EBII when I first saw it under showroom lights and that was before I knew it was EBII because it looked so light and pale.

I think a lot of people have plumped for it as it's the M sport colour and being 'revived' after not being available for 10 years.

It's a fine balance I think (for me), trying to get colour that's a bit different, but at the same time not coming across as 'trying to hard'
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Congrats - take it from me, you're gonna love the 328i with the sport 8AT. I liked it so much I bought one myself
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Congrats - take it from me, you're gonna love the 328i with the sport 8AT. I liked it so much I bought one myself [/quote]
To be fair I think I have read and watched every scrap of review material out there and they are all amazingly consistent on the car and especially on the engine- slightly concerned I should have gone for the 19" ers and HK audio

Seeing some if the photos on here makes me think the 18's don't really fill the arches, I have 19's on my current Audi and they do look good just cost a fortune to replace. Given the car appears to be a hoot to drive I'm thinking I may be replacing them more regularly!

Well see - haven't really thought about winter tyres my rose tinted glasses seems to have over looked how poor my other BMW's have been in the snow- definitely an option
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Seeing some if the photos on here makes me think the 18's don't really fill the arches...
Oooh 18's ain't so bad


I did wonder if I'd gone for 19's I'd have definitely wanted the Adaptive Suspension which would have totally blown the budget
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Man that does look nice- were they an option not sure I've seen those before? Your right no big air gaps

I think it's the 5 spoke M Sport wheel that makes me nervous - just call it Pre delivery nerves I'm sure I'm gonna love it what ever!
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