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      12-22-2012, 04:09 PM   #23
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God we get screwed over.
It's been that way here for decades. Nothing new, just VERY disappointing.
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      12-22-2012, 04:28 PM   #24
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Guys,

Just wanted to thank all the F30 owners here. It's been a pleasure serving on this forum for the past 8 months .

I'm trading in my F30 for an M3, and despite that I will end up with shit load of negative equity, there is nothing more worth than the piece of mind.

Here is why I did it, the F30 is a great car but I had many problems with it given its a first production car, and despite of bringing the car in multiple times I still had some issues remaining such as the vibration, faulty alarm signals and rattling and squeaking in the cabin. I felt that it wasn't worth all this money in paying for it. The new M4 is not coming out in 2 years or so and the historic V8 engine of the E92 M3 is going out of production. Although I was planning to trade in my F30 for the new M4 in the future, I realized that it will be history repeating it self, basically getting another first production car and facing the same problems that might come with the first production of M4. I think keeping the M3 for the longest it takes for the new M4 to settle down is where I'm headed. Then ill think of the trade then.

Merry Christmas
Hey sorry to hear but the M3 will put the smile back on your face. BTW did you lemon your F30? Is BMW giving you back all your money for the F30 towards the M3 or are you taking a serious hit on what you paid for the F30?

I really would like to know how BMW handled your situation!
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      12-22-2012, 04:30 PM   #25
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Guys,

Just wanted to thank all the F30 owners here. It's been a pleasure serving on this forum for the past 8 months .

I'm trading in my F30 for an M3, and despite that I will end up with shit load of negative equity, there is nothing more worth than the piece of mind.

Here is why I did it, the F30 is a great car but I had many problems with it given its a first production car, and despite of bringing the car in multiple times I still had some issues remaining such as the vibration, faulty alarm signals and rattling and squeaking in the cabin. I felt that it wasn't worth all this money in paying for it. The new M4 is not coming out in 2 years or so and the historic V8 engine of the E92 M3 is going out of production. Although I was planning to trade in my F30 for the new M4 in the future, I realized that it will be history repeating it self, basically getting another first production car and facing the same problems that might come with the first production of M4. I think keeping the M3 for the longest it takes for the new M4 to settle down is where I'm headed. Then ill think of the trade then.

Merry Christmas
Hey sorry to hear but the M3 will put the smile back on your face. BTW did you lemon your F30? Is BMW giving you back all your money for the F30 towards the M3 or are you taking a serious hit on what you paid for the F30?

I really would like to know how BMW handled your situation!
He said it in the first sentence.
He is taking a big hit on changing the cars.
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      12-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #26
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I'd wait for the next gen M3. Should be quite the car.
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      12-22-2012, 06:33 PM   #27
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Guys,

Just wanted to thank all the F30 owners here. It's been a pleasure serving on this forum for the past 8 months .

I'm trading in my F30 for an M3, and despite that I will end up with shit load of negative equity, there is nothing more worth than the piece of mind.

Here is why I did it, the F30 is a great car but I had many problems with it given its a first production car, and despite of bringing the car in multiple times I still had some issues remaining such as the vibration, faulty alarm signals and rattling and squeaking in the cabin. I felt that it wasn't worth all this money in paying for it. The new M4 is not coming out in 2 years or so and the historic V8 engine of the E92 M3 is going out of production. Although I was planning to trade in my F30 for the new M4 in the future, I realized that it will be history repeating it self, basically getting another first production car and facing the same problems that might come with the first production of M4. I think keeping the M3 for the longest it takes for the new M4 to settle down is where I'm headed. Then ill think of the trade then.

Merry Christmas
Hey sorry to hear but the M3 will put the smile back on your face. BTW did you lemon your F30? Is BMW giving you back all your money for the F30 towards the M3 or are you taking a serious hit on what you paid for the F30?

I really would like to know how BMW handled your situation!
It was a huge hassle with those guys. They kept taking it in for repair. They called me over and over again. Finally they had to replace the whole steering system. Still the problem exists. They sent a specific guy from nj to check it.
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      12-22-2012, 07:13 PM   #28
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Guys,

Just wanted to thank all the F30 owners here. It's been a pleasure serving on this forum for the past 8 months .

I'm trading in my F30 for an M3, and despite that I will end up with shit load of negative equity, there is nothing more worth than the piece of mind.

Here is why I did it, the F30 is a great car but I had many problems with it given its a first production car, and despite of bringing the car in multiple times I still had some issues remaining such as the vibration, faulty alarm signals and rattling and squeaking in the cabin. I felt that it wasn't worth all this money in paying for it. The new M4 is not coming out in 2 years or so and the historic V8 engine of the E92 M3 is going out of production. Although I was planning to trade in my F30 for the new M4 in the future, I realized that it will be history repeating it self, basically getting another first production car and facing the same problems that might come with the first production of M4. I think keeping the M3 for the longest it takes for the new M4 to settle down is where I'm headed. Then ill think of the trade then.

Merry Christmas
Not a bad trade at all...you in a warm climate?
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      12-22-2012, 08:16 PM   #29
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It's definitely a cool beast. The gas will cost though.
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      12-23-2012, 12:17 AM   #30
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M3 may have more rattles than the f30. at least my 2011 does. far stiffer suspension, heavier front end, and no extra insulation or materials to dampen the sound. the car is outright noisy with a regular 3er interior. i got a full exhaust to drown out the rattles but it made it worse, more vibrations. you may get lucky tho. gl.. read about rattles on m3post. there are two clear camps. Either they have it bad, like me, or they report nothing at all.
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      12-23-2012, 12:28 AM   #31
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M3 may have more rattles than the f30. at least my 2011 does. far stiffer suspension, heavier front end, and no extra insulation or materials to dampen the sound. the car is outright noisy with a regular 3er interior. i got a full exhaust to drown out the rattles but it made it worse, more vibrations. you may get lucky tho. gl.. read about rattles on m3post. there are two clear camps. Either they have it bad, like me, or they report nothing at all.
My E46 M3 was very loud with exhaust plus body noise-and it is now a nice oasis with the F30.
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      12-23-2012, 05:11 AM   #32
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It's been that way here for decades. Nothing new, just VERY disappointing.
Geez all you guys upset about prices should check out the prices we have to pay here in Singapore

http://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/ne...D=bmw+3+series

US$ to SGD$ conversion is $1 = $1.22



Apologies for the OT
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      12-23-2012, 05:54 AM   #33
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Another OT.. out of curiosity, for you guys in the US.. we pay around $17k for a Mazda 2 (little hatchback car) is that car like $5k over there ?
or less??
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      12-23-2012, 05:58 AM   #34
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Geez all you guys upset about prices should check out the prices we have to pay here in Singapore

http://www.sgcarmart.com/new_cars/ne...D=bmw+3+series

US$ to SGD$ conversion is $1 = $1.22



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OMG.. you guys must earn BIG $$'s in singapore, and i thought we were the lucky country those prices are insane.. thats more like series 7 LWB prices or even 6 GC, C or vert over here.
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      12-23-2012, 07:37 AM   #35
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Geez all you guys upset about prices should check out the prices we have to pay here in Singapore
Yes, there is at least another Singapore forum member who has advised us about your bargain basement BMW car pricing on another thread or two. You lucky things, you.

My wife and I visited Singapore a little over a year ago. We LOVE your small town!!!
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Congrats on the purchase! You won't be disappointed!
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