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      02-17-2006, 09:02 PM   #1
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Last Minute Change!

Hey Guys..
I got everything on the 330 except for the PP package - instead I got black leatherette....my car is on order..hasnt been submitted for production just yet...I am rethinking whether I should get it? The only thing that ordered from it was the Blue Tooth/BMW Assist...

I kinda like the leather but it's not a must, I like the digital compass and universal remote and the mirrors...but they are not deal breakers..

Please help with your opinions!

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      02-17-2006, 09:05 PM   #2
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I just had a loaner X3 with leatherette and it looked like crap. Kind of like bumpy rubber. My e90 has the premium package and it is worth every penny, especially if you have a bluetooth phone.
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      02-17-2006, 09:10 PM   #3
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I didn't get premium. I got leather, heated and power seats, so the compass and auto dimming mirror didn't seem worth it. I guess the bluetooth is pretty cool, but you've got to have a blue tooth phone. What happens if a new technology comes out and replaces bluetooth (not saying its going to happen just hypothetical) and you can't get a bluetooth phone in a few years?

If you really like the mirror, check the accessories brochure. You can get the dimming mirror and compass as a dealer accessory.
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      02-17-2006, 09:10 PM   #4
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Yeah, I would get PP if I was in your position. Helps the resale value too plus you won't regret not getting it after you take delivery of your car and its too late. MMmm........Leather
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      02-17-2006, 09:13 PM   #5
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Even if you decide not to get the premium package, get the leather seats and power seats. The bluetooth is only good if you have a supported bluetooth phone. The auto dimming mirror is very nice, but not a necessity. I would definitely do something about the leatherette though. You shouldn't settle for such a crappy interior in such an expensive car.
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I was in a similar position and decided I'd rather pay 750 for bluetooth and have leatherette (which I'd had before and is just fine, people can't tell, and I get just as sweaty on leather anyways)

than 2 grand for premium pack

who needs power seats? auto dim mirrors aren't that bad ass

the leatherette is only a "crappy interior" if you're a snob
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      02-17-2006, 09:39 PM   #7
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Get Bluetooth for sure if you don't get the full PP. Especially since you are getting iDrive, seeing all your phone contacts on that screen is great.
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I just had a 325i as a loaner the other day w/ leatherette.
If you want to skip pp, I highly recommend you get the leather
seats at the very least. IMO, leatherette seats look very blah
and make the interior look cheap. On the other hand,
they are a bit softer.
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If you want leather, go for it, it's just a little bit of a premium. If you are ok with the leatherette or prefer the leatherette I don't find it a lost not having Premium Package

Edit: Geographical Locational context change.
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Sorry... I thought the original thread starter was from Canada. Mislead by the Location Profile.
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the leatherette is only a "crappy interior" if you're a snob
I am probably the farthest from a snob that you can get. I grew up in rural Georgia in a trailer that cost about $8k. My parents made less than $30k combined. I currently own a 1996 F-150 which was my dailer driver for much of the last year. I had a 1998 Saturn SC2 which I just bought a few months ago, but then wrecked and decided to get the BMW. I got scholarships to go to college and worked at the same time to give my family money. I went to work after college and am now going to law school at night. I completely support my disabled mother and sister who is in school. Just about my whole family live in rural Georgia or rural Minnesota in very small homes or trailers.

I still think the leatherette looks crappy.
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I am probably the farthest from a snob that you can get. I grew up in rural Georgia in a trailer that cost about $8k. My parents made less than $30k combined. I currently own a 1996 F-150 which was my dailer driver for much of the last year. I had a 1998 Saturn SC2 which I just bought a few months ago, but then wrecked and decided to get the BMW. I got scholarships to go to college and worked at the same time to give my family money. I went to work after college and am now going to law school at night. I completely support my disabled mother and sister who is in school. Just about my whole family live in rural Georgia or rural Minnesota in very small homes or trailers.

I still think the leatherette looks crappy.

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I am probably the farthest from a snob that you can get. I grew up in rural Georgia in a trailer that cost about $8k. My parents made less than $30k combined. I currently own a 1996 F-150 which was my dailer driver for much of the last year. I had a 1998 Saturn SC2 which I just bought a few months ago, but then wrecked and decided to get the BMW. I got scholarships to go to college and worked at the same time to give my family money. I went to work after college and am now going to law school at night. I completely support my disabled mother and sister who is in school. Just about my whole family live in rural Georgia or rural Minnesota in very small homes or trailers.

I still think the leatherette looks crappy.
Now I'm getting it...it's actually on $1450 more b/c I did get the Bluetooth b/c I have a Bluetooth Blackberry...seem's worth it in a resale I guess..
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If memory serves me right, the Premium Package on a 330i is cheaper than it is on a 325i.
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I have a Bluetooth Blackberry...
Hopefully the BlackBerry 8700e as that is the only one that is documented as compatible.
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I have a 7290

but will be getting a 8700e fairly soon..

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I don't know but the sales person was the one that put me on leatherette. It says a lot when the dealer itself tells you that the leather isn't worth it.

But if you like leather
shit, go for it!!

Good luck!!!
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