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      09-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #1
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Its is officially in Aussieland!!

Finally my M-Sport has arrived at Fremantle Port. Got a email from my sales rep and its due for delivery approximately 15 October!! After a 3 months the wait its almost over!!

Lets hope its earlier. I can't wait to see the M-Sport in the flesh.
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      09-26-2012, 08:41 AM   #2
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Wow did he say it takes 20 days to clear customs ?
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      09-26-2012, 09:00 AM   #3
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Its a public holiday in WA this weekend so from now to 15 October its around 11 business days. But for my sake I hope the sales rep is just managing my expectations and delivery will be slightly earlier.

Either way I am just happy its now here and its just a matter of clearing customs.
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      09-26-2012, 05:07 PM   #4
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So, do you have a different parliament in Aussieland? If so, I'd be interested in migrating.

The next two weeks should pass quickly for you mate.
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      09-26-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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ROFL.. The wait when you know it's already here is 10 times worse
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      09-27-2012, 01:42 AM   #6
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Firstly, Congratulations Mike.T.
Why don't you ask your dealer to let you know as soon as the car is delivered so at least you can see it if you can't take delivery then and there. I did that with my E90. It was GREAT!!!!

Second, the Glorious Leader is now powering its way along WA coast, fast approaching Margaret River outlet at the time of this post (1640 EST). ETA in Melbourne has been updated from 2nd October to 2200 on 1st October.

Sadly, my dealer has the due arrival date as being 8th October. Perhaps it may be when they take delivery of the car. Then it would be happily. Sounds like a very quick turn around time though.
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      09-27-2012, 07:27 AM   #7
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Firstly, Congratulations Mike.T.
Why don't you ask your dealer to let you know as soon as the car is delivered so at least you can see it if you can't take delivery then and there. I did that with my E90. It was GREAT!!!!
Thanks mate. That is a awesome idea. I'll call the sales rep tomorrow to see if they can arrange something.
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      09-30-2012, 02:50 AM   #8
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The Faust arrives in Freemantle tomorrow. 8 days later it hits NSW. I think my car might be the only luxury line in alpine white but every time I get a non white car I tell myself I should have bought white, so this time I went from mineral grey to white since my X5 was space grey.
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      09-30-2012, 03:05 AM   #9
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Not long now!! =)

Drk: Everytime i get a new car i tell myself that i should go white but I nvr do lol.. White looks awesome!
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      09-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #10
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Yea Jin, I had deep sea blue on the Z4 and I regretted not choosing white after I crossed one on the road, the same with the X5 space grey would look more "luxurious" I was advised, then I saw one in alpine white after I bought mine and it looked quite impressive, so this time I almost went mineral grey and talked about it with the wife and chose alpine white so that I finally have a white BMW and not get the "geez I should have gone white" feeling when I cross one.
Not sure about the luxury wheels, was going to change them, but have decided to leave the car in factory spec.
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      09-30-2012, 05:10 PM   #11
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Yea Jin, I had deep sea blue on the Z4 and I regretted not choosing white after I crossed one on the road, the same with the X5 space grey would look more "luxurious" I was advised, then I saw one in alpine white after I bought mine and it looked quite impressive, so this time I almost went mineral grey and talked about it with the wife and chose alpine white so that I finally have a white BMW and not get the "geez I should have gone white" feeling when I cross one.
Not sure about the luxury wheels, was going to change them, but have decided to leave the car in factory spec.
You came close, Mineral White is the way to go with this car
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      09-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #12
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LOL .. ah yes mineral white.... If i went white i would get all the carbon fibre parts loaded on.

Still pondering if i should get the mirror caps and rear spoiler if mines black saphire.
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Well, if alpine white does not work out, could be a good excuse to update again in 3 years for the LCI, I like the wagon but it does look a little too "soccer mum" for and aging man like myself to be driving it. One of my customers neighbors had a 335 convertible in alpine white in his driveway and it looked great. Guess I will find out in 4 weeks wether it was a good idea or not.
I did look at the mineral white, but I was after that "pure" white look that alpine gives, reminds me of a 260Z that I restored back in the 80's and had it resprayed in the whitest possible baked enamel paint I think they called it 2 pack paint back in those days.
On another note, reflect effect recommend me leaving the car with them overnight for the opticoat to cure properly, so it looks like I'll have to spend an overnight stay in parramatta. There is a mobile detailer that lives in my suburb that does opticoat but I cannot find any reviews or customer comments on him and reflect effect was recommended by this forum.
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Glorious leader, just after 1800, just past the rip, entering Port Phillip Bay.
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Glorious Leader making its way up the Yarra River to dock at Appleton Dock at 2130.
Yay!!! My car is in Melbourne!!!!
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Glorious Leader making its way up the Yarra River to dock at Appleton Dock at 2130.
Yay!!! My car is in Melbourne!!!!
Congrats mate!!!

Lets hope delivery follows very soon after!
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My wait is still not over 10 days and going since ship landed at port.
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My wait is still not over 10 days and going since ship landed at port.
My dealer says it's around the 2 week mark before they normally take delivery of the car. They could have your this week. Maybe you too!!!

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      10-01-2012, 10:42 PM   #19
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Fingers crossed. I can't wait to take a day off to drive around town probably to Clayton and back lol. I need some BMW TLC.

Do you reckon we could get the dealers to set the last preference for the ASS before taking delivery>?
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      10-03-2012, 04:44 AM   #20
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My car arrived at the dealer today.. I will be picking it up Saturday.. !

Dealer tried pushing it to next week >.>

AAMI is giving me grief as msport is not in the system.

Hopefully by Breezetag replacement comes by then.
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How did they get it through customs so quick? I was under the impression it took 2 weeks to get through. J1n you getting the free 3 year service they are offering? I got a call today telling me my car was on the ship, they didn't realize I knew the ship was landing in Melbourne on the 6th, they did say they will try to get me in the car before the 31st as to get the 360 deal.
In regards to turning the ASS off, I was advised that doing so will affect the way the computer works out the economy on the car or something like that and was adviced to leave it as is, which I will as it doesn't bother me in any case
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My car arrived at the dealer today.. I will be picking it up Saturday.. !

Dealer tried pushing it to next week >.>

AAMI is giving me grief as msport is not in the system.

Hopefully by Breezetag replacement comes by then.
Grats J1n! Saturday will be an awesome day for you I'm sure.

AAMI? Really? Reminds me of the saying "the bitterness of poor quality will be remembered long after the sweetness of the low price".
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