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      11-12-2012, 02:51 PM   #155
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As a side note, I'm starting work at Ford R&D, so I suppose I could always buy a used Ford DD considering the 30 MI commute into Detroit...also don't want to get *&#$ from my coworkers for driving a better car
Whats your boss drive?
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      11-12-2012, 02:55 PM   #156
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I see! German built!
Me too! On the same boat actually.

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      11-12-2012, 03:12 PM   #157
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Maybe the culture has changed, but I thought you pretty much HAD to drive American (and preferably Ford) if you worked at Ford? I hope you don't work at / near a plant. I was under the impression that a car like a BMW would be risking vandalism if it were parked in a plant parking lot.

Btw, I'm as big a fan of BMWs as anyone, but there are plenty of nice Ford cars as well. With that kind of attitude you won't endear yourself to your new co-workers. (Maybe I'm biased from having driven a Ford for the last ten years. )
Point taken...I'm working at the R&D center where most of my colleagues will have PhDs and masters degrees, so much different than a plant in terms of culture. I think they force anyone not driving a Ford to park far away at the plant, and vandalism could be a problem there.

Our family has had disastrous experiences with Fords, especially transmission problems. Plus, I don't think they really have a model that can compete with a 335, maybe the new MKZ, but I just don't feel confident spending that kind of money on a Lincoln.
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      11-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #158
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Solution - Quit your Ford R&D gig and apply for one at BMW. Problem solved?
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      11-12-2012, 03:23 PM   #159
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Solution - Quit your Ford R&D gig and apply for one at BMW. Problem solved?

Haha...in a perfect world I suppose!
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      11-12-2012, 06:10 PM   #160
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Point taken...I'm working at the R&D center where most of my colleagues will have PhDs and masters degrees, so much different than a plant in terms of culture. I think they force anyone not driving a Ford to park far away at the plant, and vandalism could be a problem there.

Our family has had disastrous experiences with Fords, especially transmission problems. Plus, I don't think they really have a model that can compete with a 335, maybe the new MKZ, but I just don't feel confident spending that kind of money on a Lincoln.
The A-Plan pricing is really hard to ignore. Contemporary Fords (2007+) are light years ahead of the cars of yore from a reliability/quality standpoint. But I agree, you won't have an issue with a BMW at R&D. My main concern would be subjecting a nice BMW to Michigan roads in the winter. Check out the new Fusion. It's looking like a pretty damn nice car.
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      11-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #161
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Just signed my lease this afternoon. A week from tomorrow we'll be on a plane heading to Munich!
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      11-12-2012, 07:44 PM   #162
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The A-Plan pricing is really hard to ignore. Contemporary Fords (2007+) are light years ahead of the cars of yore from a reliability/quality standpoint. But I agree, you won't have an issue with a BMW at R&D. My main concern would be subjecting a nice BMW to Michigan roads in the winter. Check out the new Fusion. It's looking like a pretty damn nice car.
Thanks for the points, and I did check out the new fusion. I thought the 2.0 turbo performed admirably, and at almost 10k less than a comparable 328i I think it's a fantastic deal. IMO a sport spec'd 328 or 335 are going to be much quicker and more enjoyable to drive, but the fusion is a great commuter with lots of cool tech in there. The plan A pricing didn't seem that great, only about 2k off a 34k car which is more or less the same I got off percentage wise for a dealer traded 335 allocation.

Agree on Michigan winters/roads, I'm going to get a second set of rims and snow tires to help with corrosion and then garage the car at night.
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      11-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #163
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i think 11/21 is going to be our boat
At least it's only a week later so we wont be sitting for weeks. My fingers are crossed.
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      11-12-2012, 08:20 PM   #164
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Just signed my lease this afternoon. A week from tomorrow we'll be on a plane heading to Munich!
Do you have a PW45+ car and did you order Nav? If so, we need to know what you get...NEW or old Nav.
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      11-12-2012, 08:38 PM   #165
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Do you have a PW45+ car and did you order Nav? If so, we need to know what you get...NEW or old Nav.
BMW has already said no US cars will get the new nav until next year.
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Do you have a PW45+ car and did you order Nav? If so, we need to know what you get...NEW or old Nav.
No nav for me... Not a fan of in-car nav.
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      11-12-2012, 09:58 PM   #167
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BMW has already said no US cars will get the new nav until next year.
I keep hearing it, but don't want to believe that NA would jack us just so they could hold off a feature for MY14. I know, I'm wrong!

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      11-12-2012, 10:00 PM   #168
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I keep hearing it, but don't want to believe that NA would jack us just so they could hold of a feature for MY14. I know, I'm wrong!
So which PW did you end up getting?
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No nav for me... Not a fan of in-car nav.
Funny. I used my Nav maybe 20 times in my 2010 E90 over 3 years. For me its the extra stuff that's a bit more interesting. Heads up display, better iPod integration, etc...

My phone Nav is better than the in car Nav (and the maps get updated without the BMW extortion). And, I have a Blackberry 9900 which is old school-ish by most standards. I keep the Berry because its the best data phone for Int'l travel.
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So which PW did you end up getting?
PW45. Car completed production 11/8. Sitting at dock now.
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PW45. Car completed production 11/8. Sitting at dock now.
So we can start the countdown to the "new-Nav-or-not" confirmation?
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      11-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #172
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So we can start the countdown to the "new-Nav-or-not" confirmation?
I'm hoping for an ED customer to deflate my balloon first.

I'll just visit Dallas and ride with you.
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      11-12-2012, 10:13 PM   #173
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PW45. Car completed production 11/8. Sitting at dock now.
Is your's an M-sport?
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      11-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #174
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I'm hoping for an ED customer to deflate my balloon first.

I'll just visit Dallas and ride with you.
I tried asking around for ED customers on the "other" board, no luck.

C'mon down... Can't promise ya won't be jealous is you don't end up getting it
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Yes, 335i MSport. Mineral Gray/Black. Bunch o' other options. Pretty much loaded minus cameras, driver asst and active cruise.
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      11-12-2012, 10:57 PM   #176
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I ordered my car a week or two ago for ED. I'm taking delivery in Munich on Dec. 5th, 10:00am. It's an Estriol Blue 335i M-Sport with the 18" wheels and beige interior. Say hello if you're there.

I'm a bit screwed on my euro delivery date and a business trip. I'm away for work from Dec. 10th through Dec. 14th. As a result, I'm actually flying into Munich on Nov. 28th and flying out Dec. 6th. Meaning I'll be proudly accepting my keys and probably handing them right back. I pray the weather is nice and the streets are clear of ice and snow. If so, I can take her (or is it a him) for a spin.

How suxy and backwards is this? I'm actually renting a BMW 1er for my vacation from Sixt Rent Car. It's a hot hatch. I don't know if they even sell them in the US. I might upgrade to the 328i, but it's a $150 more for eight days, which isn't much. Add in gas, maybe it would be $200 more. I'll decide before a go.

Actually, I need to post my itinerary and get some advice. I planned this trip on the fly.
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