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      10-09-2007, 11:51 AM   #1
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Question American in the UK

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I am one of those pesky american soldiers stationed in the UK, suffolk area to be more specific. If you dont know where that is, its because its in the middle of nowhere.
I am buying a 2008 BMW 335i coupe here in the UK through a military sales program for about $37000 (or 18500 pounds, good deal I know) before options added and before tax (VAT) oh wait, I dont have to pay tax (VAT) .
They only give me american options I asked if I could get a copy of the UK options but they are unable to provide them. I know already that here in the UK I can get matte black or gloss black trim instead of chrome as well as the option to get piano black interior trim. I have decided to get the piano black interior trim to complement the black interior I havnt decided on matte black vs gloss black for the exterior . The overall color I chose for the exterior is Titanium Silver so I'm leaning towards matte black trim, however I think gloss black could look nice as well and may complement the piano black interior trim more better. What do you think? any pics you could provide me with that are Titanium silver with both matte black and gloss black exterior trim?
Since the nearest BMW dealership is about an hours drive away and I am a busy work-aholic (or a lazy american) I was wondering if someone could give me some advice as to where to look for the UK options and maybe some opinions on some must have options I cant get in the US....?

P.S. I am a newb to this forum so if this is really simple I apologize. I did utilize the search function but there was just so many pages and I got tired of looking (really im just a lazy american hehehe)
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      10-09-2007, 11:56 AM   #2
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335i Coupe for £18500K !!!! you really do know how to endear yourself to a new forum don't you
I thought we'd paid all the bloody money back to you lot that we owed you from WWII


oh and a very warm Welcome
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can i get on e through you??

i live only half hour from you

welcome to the site!

are you from mildenhall or lakenheath?


i was a lakenheath the other week

can you get rhd cars?

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335i Coupe for £18500K !!!! you really do know how to endear yourself to a new forum don't you
I thought we'd paid all the bloody money back to you lot that we owed you from WWII


oh and a very warm Welcome
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335i Coupe for £18500K !!!! you really do know how to endear yourself to a new forum don't you
I thought we'd paid all the bloody money back to you lot that we owed you from WWII


oh and a very warm Welcome
I thought that we were still paying.

Although a bit of rampant 70's style inflation means that the sums involved are far from significant.

I hope that we are submitting an account for Iraq
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      10-09-2007, 12:20 PM   #6
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I am very regretful to inform you that I am unable to purchase a new Beammer for you all at that price. They have this rediculous rule where you have to have owned the vehicle for two years before you can sell it. Oh, I forgot to mention it is American spec (LHD) as well hence the american price I am getting but since I am buying it here I can get UK/Europe options (the reason for the thread) I have to pay UK prices for the options so I am finding it may be quite spendy afterall.
As for the WWII debt... I dont know it would have been pretty hard to learn German wouldn't it? hehehe (only joking). If you want to get a good price on a new Beammer move to the States and get one there. Realize you will be paid half as much seeing as the dollar is only worth about 50 pence (sp?) right now.

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Lol love the way NO-ONE actually gave a stuff about the original question but tried to con some freebies...

sheesh..

lol

Well the best place Mors I would think is to check out the BMW config thingie... here...

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/ecom4/fra...b-M0xJ,00.html



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Welcome Mors Inimicis.

The jammy git bit goes without saying and James beat me to the car configurator.
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Welcome Mors Inimicis.

The jammy git bit goes without saying and James beat me to the car configurator.
Welcome to the forum Mors.

Matt - the configurator isn't restricted to just one person, you should be able to run it on your own PC too

PS. When is Viv back - Carl had better run the hoover round the forum
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SJ,

Thanks a bunch. I dont know why I couldn't find this thing when I was looking at the Beammer website earlier.
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Welcome to the forum Mors.

Matt - the configurator isn't restricted to just one person, you should be able to run it on your own PC too

PS. When is Viv back - Carl had better run the hoover round the forum
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i was a lakenheath the other week

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yeah - I remember you saying that you did not want to take the DBX there
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Lol love the way NO-ONE actually gave a stuff about the original question but tried to con some freebies...

sheesh..

lol

Well the best place Mors I would think is to check out the BMW config thingie... here...

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/ecom4/fra...b-M0xJ,00.html



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yeah - I remember you saying that you did not want to take the DBX there
no that was harlow
but your right i would not take the dxb there. there aint much there.. i was workng there


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Welcome to the forum Mors.

Matt - the configurator isn't restricted to just one person, you should be able to run it on your own PC too

PS. When is Viv back - Carl had better run the hoover round the forum
haha i have a dyson with dual suction to get rid twice the amount of shit than an ordinary one does
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lol carlos... I think you might have missed it..

Try again old chum :P

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haha i have a dyson with dual suction to get rid twice the amount of shit than an ordinary one does
Must......resist.......obvious.....retort...... about ....Carlos...... being.... full... of......
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Must......resist.......obvious.....retort...... about ....Carlos...... being.... full... of......
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I used to go to Lakenheath/Mildenhall bases years ago, and buy the troops cars off them before they returned. American stuff.

They used to live 'off base' just over the road then, and some lads took us into the base one night to the bar......we don't remember the 3 days after that

I would imagine things have changed now, but met some nice people.....going back 25 years tho...
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must ... resist ... obvious ... remark ... about ... what ... carlos ... is ... this ... week


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...haha i have a dyson with dual suction to get rid twice the amount of shit than an ordinary one does
I hope you've been using that sh*t-sucking device of yours, Carlossofsuction.

Reminds of this recent story from the Edinburgh Festival.



‘Captain Dan the Demon Dwarf’, was due to perform at the Circus of Horrors at the festival known for its oddball, offbeat performances.
The main part of his act saw him appear on stage with a vacuum cleaner attached to his member through a special attachment.
The attachment broke before the performance and Blackner tried to fix it using extra-strong glue, but unfortunately only let it dry for 20 seconds instead of the 20 minutes required.
He then joined it directly to his organ. The end result? A solid attachment, laughter, mortification and … hospitalisation.


Oh, & welcome to the forum, Mors Inimicis.

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