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      03-19-2010, 10:09 AM   #1
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M3 dilema

I'm on the brink of taking the plunge!

Spec is sorted - Apline white, Red leather (I loved it in my last E92 M-sport), 19's, DCT, EDC, BT with voice, 6FL audio and heated seats.

My dilema is this; do I take a current car from UK stock (my 'man' who sorts my cars tells me it shouldn't be a problem to locate a car with this as minimum spec, with the possibility of some additional added bits) and thus avoid factory order delay?

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Do I factory order and take advantage of LCI improvements (new head and tail lights, stop strat tech, improved MPG etc)?

Are the LCI changes going to outweigh the pain of awaiting a new car? Bearing in mind I've given the SLK to my mum and am now in a stop gap car so dire I can't even bring myself to let you lot know what it is for the pisstaking that will ensue.
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i think you should defo order a new one!
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come on sheps, what is it, i wont poke fun..............honest
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There is quite a few new LCI M3's on order for the dealers in this country and some similar to the spec you are looking at. That was a couple of weeks ago on the order system, when i was looking through it. Personaly i wouldnt go with a pre LCI one unless the price justified it.
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come on sheps, what is it, i wont poke fun..............honest
What? Steve A, not poking fun!!??
You were one of the ones I was most worried about finding out!!
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Depends on how much you might save going used?
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      03-19-2010, 10:35 AM   #7
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Depends on how much you might save going used?
It wont be used, it'll be brand new, just a cancelled order/stock car.
I'm being told that there will be no difference in costs, although I might get some additional spec for free if I go pre-LCI
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What? Steve A, not poking fun!!??
You were one of the ones I was most worried about finding out!!


Renault laguna??????

Id wait and get the 'perfect car' its why i decided on speccing my own 335dT.
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If no Price difference mate then no point... go for LCI...
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It wont be used, it'll be brand new, just a cancelled order/stock car.
I'm being told that there will be no difference in costs, although I might get some additional spec for free if I go pre-LCI
LCI then, just don't look at the mirrors
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If I were you I'd get the LCI model... especially if there's little price difference.

Remember residuals.
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m3 mirrors are unchanged i think?
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I would order a new LCI
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m3 mirrors are unchanged i think?

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LCI definitely, better for residuals, better iDrive, better consumption, greater freedom in spec. All these advantages would outweigh the pain of the wait in my book. Also I saw on another thread a post by Anneka from Sytner saying that Mineral white metallic is now available to order (might look nicer than AW on an M3). Good luck, whatever you decide.
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It wont be used, it'll be brand new, just a cancelled order/stock car.
I'm being told that there will be no difference in costs, although I might get some additional spec for free if I go pre-LCI
Will it be registered at all ?!
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It wont be used, it'll be brand new, just a cancelled order/stock car.
I'm being told that there will be no difference in costs, although I might get some additional spec for free if I go pre-LCI
If it turns out like the spy shot, I'd wait, if only for the CSL's
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Thats the Competition Pack, a lot of the cars i seen that are coming through have this.

Think it has updated EDC so you could remove 19" wheels & EDC from list and add this option.

Some Pics at the bottom of this thread.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356779
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Thats the Competition Pack, a lot of the cars i seen that are coming through have this.
So the CSL's are available then?
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Dont think they are CSL wheels just similar.

The Competition Pack is 3315.
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