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      01-04-2015, 12:21 AM   #1
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I've been meaning to post my trip over a month ago, however work gets in the way.

I unfortunately had to sell my beloved E90 M3 last summer since I purchased my first home and had to free up some cash.

I've been a customer at Steve Thomas BMW for about 15 years and I will be for life.
David Aviles and his assistant Katie are fantastic to deal with, straight to the point and clear communications.

Since I lived in The Netherlands until I was 20 years old another ED was a must.

I'll post a recap of the ED trip in another post.

Picked up my 435 GC in September and drove about 2000 miles in 11 days, it's the only way to buy a BMW.

Munich, Amsterdam, Lake Como, Milan, Monaco, St Tropez and dropped it off in Nice early October.

10 weeks later I picked her up at Steve Thomas.

M-sport
Black Saphire
Coral Röt
Aluminium Hexagon
19' orbit gray wheels
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Premium package
Driver Assist
M-sport brakes
Dynamic handling

So far I like the car, coming from the E90 M3 is a huge change.

I miss the sound of the V8 and the overall character of the M3 the most.

The 435 is smooth and oh so very very quiet.....
I'm still not used to the steering feel, especially in comfort mode, as to me it feels it wanders to much of center. Sport mode helps a bit, but it doesn't feel as secure and direct as the E90. "I know electric steering"

I'll be back in an M soon....

Cheers

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Black kidney grill
Painted IND reflectors
10/15mm spacers
BMS stage 1

Going in for window tint next week
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      01-04-2015, 12:25 AM   #2
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      01-04-2015, 12:26 AM   #3
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      01-04-2015, 12:48 AM   #4
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Cant wai to see more !!

Congrats!
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      01-04-2015, 12:54 AM   #5
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nicely built car. I'm only in my first BMW, but I'm already planning on ED next time, especially if I get an M.

I'm curious to hear you review the car after you've got some more time with it.
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      01-04-2015, 02:30 PM   #6
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gorgeous set up, congrats!
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      01-04-2015, 03:41 PM   #7
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That's a completely gorgeous car/build you've got there! After tint, she'll be set!
It'd be hard for me to leave that beaut for an M car! How's the power after the tune compare to your former M3?

Edit: after looking at the pics again, have to say that your ride is pure sex on wheels! Makes me really consider a black GC for my next ride!
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Congrats my friend. This one s a looker.


I believe it is safe to say that no one here feels bad for you, selling the M, for a gran coupe 435i. Cry me a river!
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