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      12-11-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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After 2 weeks in the body shop for extremely minor bumper scratches, the bitch is back. The 2 week delay was for 2 defective OEM bumper covers arriving packed in nothing more than paper.

My loaner was a Dodge Challenger which at first blush is pretty okay for an American car. But after getting the 3er back there's no comparison. Plus it was a slush box.

Don't know how you guys without 3 pedals drive.
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manual is fun but not in every day commuting. i suppose i will get one again if i get a faster car. really no advantage to a manual other than that feeling of changing your own gears.
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manual is fun but not in every day commuting. i suppose i will get one again if i get a faster car. really no advantage to a manual other than that feeling of changing your own gears.
It's the opposite for me.... for anything faster than a 335i/M3, I would want a DCT or a better driver position. I just can't shift fast enough to do justice to the power.
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really no advantage to a manual other than that feeling of changing your own gears.
And the fact, that they don't break down as much as the automatics do
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You changed the bumper covers for extremely minor scratches?
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Why were you in a challenger instead of a BMW loaner..
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I have the same issue. My front/rear bumper has minor scuffs. It's not that noticeable only to me.It annoys me because I take such good care of my car. The rear bumper was hit by a shopping cart, even when I parked far away from the supermarket. What exactly is a bumper cover? Was the original wet sanded, then sprayed? Or replaced with a new bumper/ cover. If you don't mind, how much did it cost? Are you satisfied with the way it came out? I plan on keeping my E90 for a long time because I prefer the way it drives compare to the F30. Thanks
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After 2 weeks in the body shop for extremely minor bumper scratches, the bitch is back. The 2 week delay was for 2 defective OEM bumper covers arriving packed in nothing more than paper.

My loaner was a Dodge Challenger which at first blush is pretty okay for an American car. But after getting the 3er back there's no comparison. Plus it was a slush box.

Don't know how you guys without 3 pedals drive.
With instantaneous shifts and a blip. Lol.
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You changed the bumper covers for extremely minor scratches?
Hell yes. The car is only a couple months old. The damage to the cover was such that the reconditioning shop rejected it for repairs. So I guess in retrospect not so minor after all.

I was in a Challenger because the other party's insurance paid for a rental at Enterprise.
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I have the same issue. My front/rear bumper has minor scuffs. It's not that noticeable only to me.It annoys me because I take such good care of my car. The rear bumper was hit by a shopping cart, even when I parked far away from the supermarket. What exactly is a bumper cover? Was the original wet sanded, then sprayed? Or replaced with a new bumper/ cover. If you don't mind, how much did it cost? Are you satisfied with the way it came out? I plan on keeping my E90 for a long time because I prefer the way it drives compare to the F30. Thanks
The body shop I go to is first rate and have had other cars (BMW and non BMW) repaired there. You cannot tell it's not the original cover. As a matter of fact my E46 M3 Silver Gray metallic bumper cover needed replacement a couple years ago, and same thing: you couldn't tell either.

If all you have is scratches it should be around $900 or so to sand and repaint. IIRC it was $1000+ with a brand new bumper cover. I didn't pay too much attention since it was not my insurance paying. If you are really interested PM me and I'll pull the paperwork.
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Hell yes. The car is only a couple months old. The damage to the cover was such that the reconditioning shop rejected it for repairs. So I guess in retrospect not so minor after all.

I was in a Challenger because the other party's insurance paid for a rental at Enterprise.
Oh ok, it's an insurance claim so why the hell not for sure! I thought you made them while buffing your car or something.
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