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      11-26-2017, 12:42 AM   #1
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About to Join The GT Family!

Hi Everyone,
I've been on the 2 Series forum since 2015, and just today placed a deposit for a 2018 330i xDrive GT to add to our household. I was almost tempted to buy a new Kia Stinger...great value and similar physical configuration (roomy back seat/hatch/spacious cargo/190" overall length) and getting good write-ups so far, but availability was too unknown at this time and the BMW dealer made me an offer which was an outstanding value and I was having trouble refusing!

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MSRP $50,395
Sales Price $41,070

To get this price, Loyalty incentive was included and BMW Financial Services for leasing was required, taking off a total of $4500 in incentives; dealer negotiation did the balance. I looked for this color/content combination in five states. It's on the boat now and expected at the dealership within the next few weeks. A great partner to my 2 Series Track Package/6MT and a very nice way to celebate the New Year!

Looking forward to learning from your experiences with the GT!
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      11-26-2017, 04:33 AM   #2
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Welcome to the club and congratz That's a very nice deal you got there! Don't forget to post pictures
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      12-15-2017, 04:17 PM   #3
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Welcome. I just bought a 2017 330xi GT
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      12-15-2017, 04:23 PM   #4
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Welcome. I just bought a 2017 330xi GT
Thank you...good luck with yours and very much looking forward to that boat docking next week so I can get mine. Almost bought a Kia Stinger, which is about the same size and apparently being very well-received, but the seating and cargo accomodations on the GT are larger.
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      12-25-2017, 08:05 PM   #5
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My GT was just unloaded from the boat! Dealer said I might have it by the end of the week!
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      01-07-2018, 12:48 PM   #6
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My GT was just unloaded from the boat! Dealer said I might have it by the end of the week!
I tried to post pics, but for some reason, cannot. Obviously, it looks just like all the others....Alpine White. The car arrived on the 3rd and I have a just over a hundred miles on it now. Very impressed! Zero BSR, powertrain feels great (understanding it's not the 340), and I do have it in Sport all the time. Wonderful transmission....seamless. Extremely comfortable. Hoping to find a way to set or code away the double door pull to exit, as I did for my 2 Series. Completely delighted with this choice and looking forward to the next three years!
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      01-07-2018, 01:48 PM   #7
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I do have it in Sport all the time.
In the mountains that's OK, but if you get on an interstate where you're pure cruising it's a waste of gas, drop it back to comfort. You don't have to double pull if you don't have the car auto-lock, which you can change in iDrive.
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      01-07-2018, 04:30 PM   #8
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In the mountains that's OK, but if you get on an interstate where you're pure cruising it's a waste of gas, drop it back to comfort. You don't have to double pull if you don't have the car auto-lock, which you can change in iDrive.
Yes, for cruising distances (haven't done that yet in this car, but do use Eco in my 2 Series on multi-hour trips), I would back it down and use speed control. But, I can tell around town, and urban interstate travel of a few exits, I far prefer the throttle mapping of Sport. Thanks!
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Your going to love the car!
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