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      08-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #309
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awesome, thanks. like i said i sat in a car that had the base and power seats, and they seem better than the e9x base seats.

why do I like them flat? i have no idea but it's weird- I put them lowest to the ground as possible and as parallel to it as possible. I also recline the seat quite a bit. If I had to guess I'd say its because I ridiculously long arms for my height (6'2" vs 5'9") and I don't want to feel cramped up against the steering wheel.

If I could ask one more question, how did the seats feel at the ring? thanks in advance and I'm definitely gonna test drive both versions now.
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      08-19-2012, 01:48 AM   #310
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It's settled. I'm doing a garage shoot when I get my car.
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      10-05-2012, 02:28 PM   #311
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Haha congrats bro, cracked me up. You went nuts with the camera.

Funny to see you grew up where I went to school in the Chinese hood.
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      10-05-2012, 04:55 PM   #312
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Cool Thanks for pulling this thread out of the dirt....

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Haha congrats bro, cracked me up. You went nuts with the camera.

Funny to see you grew up where I went to school in the Chinese hood.
so do you consider yourself one of those Choisy Brothers!


Yeah... looking back: i kinda went overboard with the photos...
got myself a tad overly excited....


After close to 6000 miles since redelivery, my car is just like any other car.
It's fast, but not as fast as i wish, and it does have that slight turbo lag in low revs... I really dont like the stock suspension... i want to make it stiffer,
as in Luxury 335i configuration, it's wobbly and bouncy.

i am just frustrated i am not able to exploit the full potential of this car...
using this car as a commute machine is making both the car and i very sad...



Here are a few photo of late:




































close to 3 months and almost 6000 miles since redelivery...
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      10-05-2012, 05:11 PM   #313
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why do you have 2 licence plates?
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      10-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #314
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... i know it's stupid...

part of me want to yank the ED plate out (because i am simply no longer in Germany)

part of me want to yank the California plate out and just leave the ED plate
(but the cops would be too happy to give me a citation for it, and my insurance is already sky high as is, i just cannot afford to pay anymore to the government... and Gas is about to kill me)

Why do i have 2 licence plates ?
(and none up-front ?? LOL)
i must be retarded... and a bit of a show off, to point out that i did an Euro Delivery...

I know it's stupid...
before getting this car, i thought it was stupid when seeing other people doing it...
and told myself, i would never do it...

Turns out, never say never




Anyways, I am getting a personalized licence plate very soon...
so i will have to do something about this...

I should make a vote:

1) leave the ED plate together with the CA plate
2) simply take out the ED plate
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      10-05-2012, 07:16 PM   #315
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Keep the ED plate! That's where your car was born!

Don't forget your roots mate!
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      10-06-2012, 12:08 AM   #316
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Nah I would take out the ED plate, too cheesy... But that's just me. Also not too sleek having 2 plates on top of each other like that. What's up with not having a front plate in CA, can't you be fined for that?

BTW you say car is too slow? Then that you can't exploit its full potential as a DD... So which is it?

As far as the suspensions it looks like dynamic was the way to go.

I'm also concerned (lol) about your interior my friend. I've seen beige leather after a couple years and it's not pretty. Well even black leather after a while starts looking a little choppy. Let me guess this is a lease? I will keep the leatherette on mine, I like the no-maintenance/looking perfect after 10 years thing. I will buy and keep the car.
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      10-10-2012, 01:34 PM   #317
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There should be a button that says - "There are so many photos on page 1 my PC crashed"

As that's what happened to me!!!
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      10-10-2012, 04:05 PM   #318
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sorry about that...


... whenever i have the time, i will streamline that first page and alleviate the overload...
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      10-11-2012, 04:51 AM   #319
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Yep and whenever I have the time I think I need to upgrade my PC!
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i kno i'm extremely late 2 ur party, but i don't care... better late then never, right? happy belated congrats!
all my years on bimmerpost, this's hands down thee BEST ED THREAD EVER.
not enough words 2 describe the pure awesomeness of ur journey. :roundofapplause:
all i can really say is oh. my. fuckin. gawd. n that u're truly blessed 2 hav experienced it w/ ur parents.

my fave part was... was... all of it!

thx 4 takin the time n sharin! this made my morning. i feel like doin a writeup now. haha


btw, where's poll option: 'read in its entirety BUT wasn't enough'? i voted the latter fyi
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      10-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #321
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Quite an exciting journey. Nice to be able to share it with you family.

Have you considered upgrading your suspension? The M Performance upgrade should be coming up shortly also. Between the two, it may give you that little bit of edge your looking for. The car's still looking good.
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      10-17-2012, 12:13 PM   #322
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Smile Grateful newbie!

Hi there,

Just registered, about 2 weeks away from my MR 320D M Sport arriving and wanted to thank you and ALL the members on making the wait a little more bearable!!!

Can't wait! This forum is awesome and your thread is the one i keep coming back to for more f30 porn!!!

Anyway thanks again, (your colour is stunning by the way and i think those recent garage photos at night really show it off!!!)
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      12-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #323
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Great photos, great post, feel like I was right there.
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      01-03-2013, 02:31 PM   #324
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Thanks for sharing. Felt like I was there.
Very nice car!
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      01-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #325
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Great story!

WoW, really a great thread man! Thank you for sharing all the experience with us! You look like a really nice guy. There's nothing disturbing about you! Your parents should be so proud of you! Thank you for sharing! All the best to you and to your family.


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      01-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #326
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Simply amazing sir. Congrats on your car and your trip and thank you for all those great shots. Europe has been on my life list and I'm not getting any younger (47), you really woke up my appetite to travel there again.
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Great trip and great shots. I have been to many of the places you visited. There are some great pics of Lindau on the Bodensee on page 1. One of my fav spots in Germany.

Next time you go to Italy send me a PM. Milan & Genoa are both forgettable but close to great spots. Next time skip Milan & go to Lake Orta, Lake Como Lake Maggiore or Lugano. Skip Genoa and see Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure & Cinque Terre.

The sign above the big flower pot/ trash can looking thing says,

Io sono un fragolina di bosco...
I am a little strawberry plant
Non c' un cestino per spazzatura
Not a waste basket for trash

Hence the little plant inside.
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      01-04-2013, 03:43 AM   #328
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Thanks to all of you !

I am very happy this thread is cheering you up !
I just wanted to share my experience, something you really dont get to do everyday.
This is just to give back to the community, one where i always like to come back to, checking everyone's car.

Please continue to enjoy them photos... even for myself, whenever i come back to look at them, it reminds me of the trip.

Here are a few photos taken during the holidays:

















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      01-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #329
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great read up... some bizzare photos but still good

Enjoy that thing!
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      02-18-2013, 12:58 PM   #330
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Photos moved to Post #332 on the next page.

Last edited by DrivenByE30; 03-18-2013 at 12:07 AM. Reason: moving photos to the top of the next page.
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