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Old 06-26-2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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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. It's all Zarbat's fault for recomenneding it . 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. 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.

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Old 06-26-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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Great choice. That colour and option combo on the 2003 540i is one of my all time fave BMW's.
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Old 06-26-2010, 01:08 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new toy, in Ottawa you should check out the guys at Turbo Ready, they can take care of anything!
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Old 06-26-2010, 03:58 PM   #4
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I did not recommend to buy any Mercedes, you told me you were looking for one!


Congrats on new purchase, post pics!!!







P.S. You stil owe me a coffee, double double.
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Old 06-26-2010, 04:12 PM   #5
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I did not recommend to buy any Mercedes, you told me you were looking for one!


Congrats on new purchase, post pics!!!







P.S. You stil owe me a coffee, double double.
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...
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:55 PM   #6
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Glad to see all the headache is over!

Now you have 2 E39s! I'm jealous..
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:23 AM   #7
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Cool! So, what happened with your speeding charge? I think your court date was the 22nd?
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Old 06-27-2010, 07:31 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:14 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 06-28-2010, 06:38 AM   #10
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Congrats. Better post pics.

I mentioned that one in the earthquake post...nice.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:46 AM   #12
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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!
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Old 06-28-2010, 01:50 PM   #13
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what did you dislike about the C32?
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:28 AM   #14
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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).
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:27 PM   #15
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Hey 540iM, I've seen an E55 AMG for sale, you interested?
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