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540iM 06-26-2010 12:06 PM

Got rid of my 03 C32 AMG and bought a 03 540i 6sp M-pack!
 
As the title says...

I don't know what I was thinking when I bought the C32*thmbsdwn*. It's all Zarbat's fault for recomenneding it *mumble*. I have to say, however, that the the acceleration on the C32 is unbelievable. I'll write a review later this week comparing the C32 with my 03 Auto M-pak 540i.

On now to the new car. It's a 2003, 6sp, M-pack 540i, sterling gray with all the goodies including the sunshades. Has only 91Km and in impecable shape:cool:. The car can be seen here:

http://autocatch.com/used-cars/2003~...540~388453.htm

I'll be driving my auto 540i over the winter and keep this one for sunny days.

Bear, get your tools ready....I'm tunning this one for sure!

I have a question...I need to take the car Monday for a full inspection. Where can I take it? I don't want to go to a BMW dealership. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Mo

mstearnsy 06-26-2010 12:47 PM

Great choice. That colour and option combo on the 2003 540i is one of my all time fave BMW's.

Eurostyle 06-26-2010 01:08 PM

Congrats on the new toy, in Ottawa you should check out the guys at Turbo Ready, they can take care of anything!

zarbat007 06-26-2010 03:58 PM

I did not recommend to buy any Mercedes, you told me you were looking for one! *th-up*:moon::D


Congrats on new purchase, post pics!!!







P.S. You stil owe me a coffee, double double.:D

540iM 06-26-2010 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zarbat007 (Post 1431790)
I did not recommend to buy any Mercedes, you told me you were looking for one! *th-up*:moon::D


Congrats on new purchase, post pics!!!







P.S. You stil owe me a coffee, double double.:D

Did I really say that?...I was drunk. I tend to play the blame game when things don't go my way.

I will buy you the coffee only because I now know more about AMG's thanks to you. Will post pics next week...

zarbat007 06-26-2010 10:55 PM

Glad to see all the headache is over!*th-up*

Now you have 2 E39s! I'm jealous.*rockout*.

everlast 06-27-2010 01:23 AM

Cool! So, what happened with your speeding charge? I think your court date was the 22nd?

540iM 06-27-2010 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by everlast (Post 1431902)
Cool! So, what happened with your speeding charge? I think your court date was the 22nd?

I asked for the trial to be postponed as I was still on vacation. The funny thing is that when I called in, they didn't even have me for the 22nd. The officer never submitted the paper!

Hopefully selling the C32 will make a better case for me. I still think that if it wasn't for the C32 I wouldn't have been charged.

zarbat007 06-27-2010 11:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 540iM (Post 1431922)
I still think that if it wasn't for the C32 I wouldn't have been charged.

tsk tsk...

There you go again playing the blame game. :D

carjoe 06-28-2010 06:38 AM

Congrats. Better post pics.

I mentioned that one in the earthquake post...nice.

chromius 06-28-2010 09:25 AM

Beautiful car. That's by far my favorite color combo.

For the inspection are you just looking to get it safetied as easily as possible, or do you actually want a really thorough list of things that need work/replacement etc? If it's the latter, then go to Duss brothers. He will give you a really detailed breakdown of even the smallest issues. If you're just getting a safety, then don't go there, because he will get you to fix even the smallest issues before he safeties it. :D

sb_600 06-28-2010 11:46 AM

If you are just looking for a safety, go talk to Ralph (service manager) at Canadian Tire on Carling.

I know the stigma of CT, but Ralph is a racer and huge sponsor for the Motorsports Club of Ottawa and knows bimmers very well. He'll hook you up.

Congrats on the new purchase!

theblue 06-28-2010 01:50 PM

what did you dislike about the C32?

540iM 06-30-2010 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theblue (Post 1432250)
what did you dislike about the C32?

What I liked about the C32 was the acceleration and the speedshift.

The main dislikes are an overall feel of cheapness and poor handling (when compared to cars in its class).

zarbat007 06-30-2010 10:27 PM

Hey 540iM, I've seen an E55 AMG for sale, you interested? :D


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