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      02-08-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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You wasted your money. You should have bought a 320i and add a jb4, it blows the doors off 340s at stoplights.
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You wasted your money. You should have bought a 320i and add a jb4, it blows the doors off 340s at stoplights.
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      02-08-2017, 08:25 PM   #4
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Nice! Just about exactly the config I'm considering for next car. Had a loaner with Sensatec and thought it was fine. Leather is too damn expensive...use the savings to help with the track package $$$!

I can't decide on color, have MG now...looks great, but wanting a change. Wish there were more choices w/ M-Sport.

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      02-08-2017, 08:27 PM   #5
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Try Glacier Silver next^^
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You wasted your money. You should have bought a 320i and add a jb4, it blows the doors off 340s at stoplights.
Must be a Leeds United fan?

Congrats OP, you're gonna love your 340!
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Fantastic build. Congrats!
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You wasted your money. You should have bought a 320i and add a jb4, it blows the doors off 340s at stoplights.
Lol you trying to extend the other thread going on? Nice car OP
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You wasted your money. You should have bought a 320i and add a jb4, it blows the doors off 340s at stoplights.
You're so right I bought a 340i msport with track package and I regret it. I wish I got a 320i instead. It's a better car in every way.
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RWD, sport, MT and an inline 6. You have got yourself a real BMW. Nice order. Congrats!

BTW, what were your previous BMWs?

What was your thought behind the sensatec? I have had a few of both and am curious about your decision.

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Nice! Just about exactly the config I'm considering for next car. Had a loaner with Sensatec and thought it was fine. Leather is too damn expensive...use the savings to help with the track package $$$!

I can't decide on color, have MG now...looks great, but wanting a change. Wish there were more choices w/ M-Sport.

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Yes, silver is the only other option I liked. The black hides many of the nice lines on the F30, but the metallic black might be pretty good.
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RWD, sport, MT and an inline 6. You have got yourself a real BMW. Nice order. Congrats!

BTW, what were your previous BMWs?

What was your thought behind the sensatec? I have had a few of both and am curious about your decision.
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I had sensa then called leatherette in my 135i and I liked it's durability. Coral red I had in the M235i so I wanted a change. I was gunna go saddle brown but I like the venetian sensa option cause it has black carpet now to break it up.
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      02-09-2017, 01:56 AM   #13
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Congrats OP. The aluminum hexagon trim is probably my favorite part of the current time F series interior.
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Very nice config but I would rather go with black or brown interior.
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Congratz, beautiful car!! Personally, i would opt for a different trim as the blue line looks out of place.

But these are personal choices, you are going to love your 340!
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I had sensa then called leatherette in my 135i and I liked it's durability. Coral red I had in the M235i so I wanted a change. I was gunna go saddle brown but I like the venetian sensa option cause it has black carpet now to break it up.
How did you like your 135? I had an '09 and though the power was great, thought the suspension was the worst of all my BMWS and the lack of limited slip diff was a big problem for that car.

Yes, the durability of the leatherette is very good. My first BMW in 2001 had it and aside from the piping on the bolsters, it looked great 11 years later. You planning to keep it awhile? I saw that they switched the carpet on the beige. Good idea, the light carpet was an absolute no go on the old beige. Let me know how you like the lower dash in beige - I could never decide if I liked it or not. I really liked the look of the Oyster, but it is just too light to be practical. The Dakota leather just isn't that nice to justify the cost unless it's a color you really like. Since I'm on my 3rd black leatherette and 4th black interior BMW, the next one will be some other color - if there is a next one.

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I had sensa then called leatherette in my 135i and I liked it's durability. Coral red I had in the M235i so I wanted a change. I was gunna go saddle brown but I like the venetian sensa option cause it has black carpet now to break it up.
How did you like your 135? I had an '09 and though the power was great, thought the suspension was the worst of all my BMWS and the lack of limited slip diff was a big problem for that car.

Yes, the durability of the leatherette is very good. My first BMW in 2001 had it and aside from the piping on the bolsters, it looked great 11 years later. You planning to keep it awhile? I saw that they switched the carpet on the beige. Good idea, the light carpet was an absolute no go on the old beige. Let me know how you like the lower dash in beige - I could never decide if I liked it or not. I really liked the look of the Oyster, but it is just too light to be practical. The Dakota leather just isn't that nice to justify the cost unless it's a color you really like. Since I'm on my 3rd black leatherette and 4th black interior BMW, the next one will be some other color - if there is a next one.
The 135i was fun, but a bit soft for me(at that time in my life) on stock M sport suspension. Perfect size thou, why I switched back into the 235i from the M3.

I plan to keep it but I say that every time.

My mom has a Dark Graphite/Oyster 535 and it looks awesome.
Yes, rather put the 1450$ Dakota option toward something else like MPE down the road.

Saddle Brown Sensatec wouldve been ideal
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Nice color and transmission choice but I'm biased. Congrats OP.
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Saddle Brown and Coral Red are awesome against Grey, Black, White, or Silver Exteriors.
Can't go wrong with those choices, just wanted a different look as I have had black twice and Red.
I think the blue highlight is a subtle touch of sporty color(I can always swap it out?). I have not seen this combo in real life photos but I have seen the new Venetian Beige/Black Carpet interior on a 330 and I liked it.
Saving $1450 wasn't necessary but it made the track pack easier to select
The MY17 change to black carpet was clutch. It was too much beige before.
Hope it looks good in person....
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Saddle Brown and Coral Red are awesome against Grey, Black, White, or Silver Exteriors.
Can't go wrong with those choices, just wanted a different look as I have had black twice and Red.
I think the blue highlight is a subtle touch of sporty color(I can always swap it out?). I have not seen this combo in real life photos but I have seen the new Venetian Beige/Black Carpet interior on a 330 and I liked it.
Saving $1450 wasn't necessary but it made the track pack easier to select
The MY17 change to black carpet was clutch. It was too much beige before.
Hope it looks good in person....
I would be very interested to see it once it arrives. I didn't have the black carpet option in beige with my 2016 or it would have been a tough choice. I agree, the saddle and coral are very nice. I tried hard to option saddle on my 320i but BMW NA said 'no soup for you". Anyway, I have cinnamon on my M3 and I absolutely love it. The Nappa leather is significantly better than the Dakota. When it came to black leather vs black sensatec, it was an easy choice for the sensatec. I hope to keep this one a long time, perhaps 12 years or until it starts to rust, so interior longevity was important to me.
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