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Old 03-23-2010, 08:05 PM   #16
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Great pics I'm getting mine in 1 hr .. will post pics after .. I got the black grills I would love to change the rims and tires .. going to 18" summer tires ... ohhh well Christmas is not far
cool...enjoy !!! just a note of caution: if you go 18" I'd recommend you don't go RFT, but regular tires as the compound is already too hard and by taking it up a notch you'll be feeling every small bump...on the downside, there is no spare tire so you'll need to make sure you get one and throw in the trunk...you also can't go small tire, as you have a 4WD...

I'm waiting to ware my RFTs out to make the change to regular...also want to go staggered 225/255
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:01 PM   #17
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Wow great deal flyzone! Can't wait to see the pictures.

I too am shopping for a new Bimmer - if you don't mind could you let me know where and who you dealt with? It would be much appreciated - thanks!
I closed the deal at BWM downtown, I went to 5 different dealership and got the best one in downtown. Budds in Oakville was good too but they couldn't match the offer i had.

One thing I realized in this 4 months i spent looking for the car is that you get the best deal with the sales people that have more experience because they're not afraid about discounting the cars. They know what their limits are.
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:27 AM   #18
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WTG man...darn, you got a much better deal than I did...I only got $4.5k discount (although I do have the Logic7)...and mine is the same 35/35 tinted, which makes a great difference...congrats bro, you'll love it!

PS I think the aluminum gives it a nice touch...I've seen one with the black grill, but I found it to be less appealing...I love mine just the way it is...here are some pics

...my next projects:
1. replace the amber sidemarkers with clear ones
2. replace side bulbs with super-white
2. replace the front amber signals with super-bright
3. replace the DRL bulbs with Lux 5.0

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here's the sister ...
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:37 PM   #19
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sweet, nice job...I've had mine since the beginning of this month and been washing it 3x per week,lol...I can't stand to see any dust on it, sapphire black shows ALL (my previous e46 was silver and I washed it every 2-3 months)

PS black grills look rather nice...enjoy your new ride !
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:20 PM   #20
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I closed the deal at BWM downtown, I went to 5 different dealership and got the best one in downtown. Budds in Oakville was good too but they couldn't match the offer i had.

One thing I realized in this 4 months i spent looking for the car is that you get the best deal with the sales people that have more experience because they're not afraid about discounting the cars. They know what their limits are.
Thanks for the tip, I will check them out.
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:15 PM   #21
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here's the sister ...
Do you have a bulb in the inner headlight?...I don't, both my low/high beams are being handled by the outer Xenons.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:46 AM   #22
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Do you have a bulb in the inner headlight?...I don't, both my low/high beams are being handled by the outer Xenons.
There are halogen bulbs in the inner one. They're used for the highbeam flasher, and go on when you put the car in reverse for some reason.
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:48 AM   #23
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Just an update. In the end I got the 328xi. I wasn't really excited with the colours combinations available for the 335xi ... ohh well next time

On the $ side I was able to get almost $8000 off the car just in case someone wanted to use it as reference to start negotiations.

Car is black on 35/35 tinted windows .. do you think I should put the black grills in front? or do you think the aluminum will look sharper?

BTW Delivery is tomorrow afternoon .. I'm super excited
Did you pay cash or lease again? Brand new or a demo?
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #24
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There are halogen bulbs in the inner one. They're used for the highbeam flasher, and go on when you put the car in reverse for some reason.
nope...no bulb on my inner, just a halo ring with an empty lens...my high-beam & flashing is done via Xenon on the outer lamp...I don't have adaptive headlight either
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nope...no bulb on my inner, just a halo ring with an empty lens...my high-beam & flashing is done via Xenon on the outer lamp...I don't have adaptive headlight either
weiiiiird. You're sure your xenon's do the flashing? Halogens have always done the flashing.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:11 AM   #26
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weiiiiird. You're sure your xenon's do the flashing? Halogens have always done the flashing.
I know it's weird...my e46 did the flashing via inner, but my new 328xi LCI doesn't, as it has no bulb and both high-beam & flashing is done via Xenons
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:44 PM   #27
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flyzone, please check your PM.
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:34 PM   #28
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I had to resort to contacting the President of BMW to finally fix the annoying noise at the back of my BMW. This was after taking my car to the BMW dealership four times over a two-year period to try fix the noise - which they never did.

I am convinced that this noise in the back of car is widespread among BMW 3-series cars (E90). I have now heard it in four different 3-series BMWs and I was told by a BMW representative that they have had other people complain about the same issue. I have a formal BMW Field Report with pictures explaining what was causing this noise and how technicians should fix it.

Ever since taking possession of my 2009 328i BMW (E90) there has been an annoying intermittent clicking or ticking noise that seemed to be coming from the rear window area, near the top of the seat, or where the rear window meets the rear parcel shelf. I finally complained to the CEO of BMW in Germany, Norbert Reithofer, BMW Canada President Franz Jung, and BMW Canada Director of Aftersales, Stephan Kuester. BMW head office assigned an expert technician who identified the problem and fixed it.

It was necessary to get BMW head office involved since their dealer service was a nightmare - apparently incompetent, rude, patronizing and they didn't seem to care less about putting the time and effort into resolving the problem. Their typical M.O. was to claim they couldn't hear the noise, even though on a couple occasions I was in the car with them when they heard the noise. This seems to be the Modus Operandi at BMW when they cannot or do not want to resolve a noise - just deny hearing it. On two occasion when I went to pick up my car they said they didn't have time to have a proper look at it because they had too many cars to service and they ran out of time...even though I had scheduled a service 2 weeks in advance.

I was so furious at one point that I called the owner of the BMW dealership to discuss it with him. He sort of chuckled when I told him about the extremely poor service and rude BMW service representatives and manager. He said that noises are incredibly difficult to resolve and it was a waste of time to try more than once. He never apologized and his manager actually said that if I am not satisfied I should probably get my car serviced elsewhere. Unbelievable.

If you have the same problem please let me know.
You can download the BMW Field Report at this link: http://complaint.pro/bLaCBB
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Old 09-01-2010, 06:51 PM   #29
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Car dealers have become exactly like WALMART and BEST BUY.
ZERO customer service.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:05 PM   #30
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Certainly seems that way. Customer service is going by the wayside at BMW. You would think it would be something they focus on during a downturn in the economy to make sure their customers are happy and come back when they have more money.
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