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      05-02-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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Finally going to order!!

Well after all the hassle and lease rule changes etc i am ready to order - putting in the order on friday.

i would like to thank all contributer's not only to my last posts but to all posts who have helped me to the descision.

The Car:
320D M Sport

Payable extras:
le mans Blue (beat the wife in pontoon to decide - she wanted titanium silver)
18" M Star spoke 193's
Black Leather Dakota
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Comfort Access (I'm sure they positioned the slot on purpose!!)
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Individual sun protection
rain Sensor & auto lights

MODS after: (assuming can get away with lease co. not knowing and can be mod's back to orig state!!)
Blacklines
OEM spoiler
ReMAP (after run in)

gutted! Prof sat nav and Bi-xenons - too much money other things came first

Anyway I am really looking forward to the tantalising wait - I must wait until Aug 3rd due to existing lease but ordered now so no delay.

So thanks again and look forward to bringing it to some meets
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Congratulations.

Now comes the hard bit... waiting.
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      05-02-2007, 05:27 PM   #3
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congrats, another one to joing the waiting gang
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Not tooooo long to wait I suppose?! Which dealer did you use?
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Great - good choice
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      05-03-2007, 10:51 AM   #6
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Nice choice,the wait is a nightmare.But its well worth it

Oh allmost FORGOT, my wait is over
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      05-03-2007, 10:57 AM   #7
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you getting e90 or 92 mate?
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you getting e90 or 92 mate?
If he's getting blacklines, it must be an E90
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I thought "rain Sensor & auto lights" was standard ?

Too bad on the prof nav, presumably it was because you wanted some of those options more as by the time you add some of them up you could've got nav instead?
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Nav is really expensive prob cost more than all his other options put together! It is nice though
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yeah looking at it again it probably would wipe out all the options.
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you getting e90 or 92 mate?
e90 need the 4 doors with the little 1

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If he's getting blacklines, it must be an E90
Spot on - are they really that easy to put on or should I ask the dealer?

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I thought "rain Sensor & auto lights" was standard ?
Only on 6 cylinders!!! thanks for reminding me I couldn't quite go to the 325d

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yeah looking at it again it probably would wipe out all the options.
It did really just able to add front and rear parking sensors and rain sensors

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Not tooooo long to wait I suppose?! Which dealer did you use?
I am going through lease co. but think they use Stratstone


many thanks to all for your messages - the wait is already too long
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Spot on - are they really that easy to put on or should I ask the dealer?
I haven't fitted any myself, but other posts seem to suggest that it is a simple process that does not take long
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I haven't fitted any myself, but other posts seem to suggest that it is a simple process that does not take long
So easy - even I managed it.

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Nice spec.

Some dealers will fit the Blacklines for free.

Removing a spoiler later might be difficult. They are attached by adhesive pads but are supposed to be vandal proof and able to withstand high speeds.

If you've not had xenons before you won't miss them. They will allways be near the top of my list though.

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Nice spec.

Some dealers will fit the Blacklines for free.


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Mine clearly wasn't going to Mind you in effect I think they did as I believe they are about 165 RRP and he fitted them for that price....mind you Cotswold offered them to me (mail order) for 140odd - but I want to pick it up with them on

I've never had Xenons before so this will be a first for me. I like the way they look, but why else (if there are other reasons) are they high up your list?

bob> Sorry, didn't realise that about the 6 vs 4 cylinder - didn't mean anything by it!
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I've never had Xenons before so this will be a first for me. I like the way they look, but why else (if there are other reasons) are they high up your list?
Let's just say the diference in light output is clearly visible!

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So the road ahead at night is clearer? Do you find yourself getting flashed lots by oncoming traffic as a result? A stealer once made out that I wasn't losing out by not having Xenons (on a car he was trying to sell me, of course) for that reason (i.e. get flashed a lot)
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depends whos doing the flashing
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So the road ahead at night is clearer? Do you find yourself getting flashed lots by oncoming traffic as a result? A stealer once made out that I wasn't losing out by not having Xenons (on a car he was trying to sell me, of course) for that reason (i.e. get flashed a lot)
As long as your lights are adjusted correctly (this is one of the reasons cars equipped with xenons in the UK must have automatic headlamp levelling systems fitted by law) then you will not blind oncoming vehicles. The beams are much whiter on the road and they are more accurately cut off as well.

Our last three BMs have all had xenons and I wouldn't go back to a car without them now.

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Thanks chris, looking forward to trying them out on Wednesday!
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Once you've had Xenon you won't want to go back.

Even on dipped beam they throw out more light, it's wider and whiter than halogens. On main beam the amount of light is amazing, having flashed a colleague once with full xenon when he was passing the comment the next day was "What the f&*^ have you got on the front of your car, a pair of searchlights?"

You'll probably find yourself dipping the headlights a few times because you think there is another car coming, but really it is your headlights lighting the road that brightly that far ahead.
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