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      05-17-2009, 05:04 AM   #1
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New owner of e92 m3!! :) - pics pics pics

Hi everyone,
sorry its taken so long to post the pics! been enjoying the drive too much, also been waiting to get some of the mods done
Really love the DCT gearbox, but it can stutter quite a bit sometimes when you put your foot down from rest. Also it can be really unresponsive when coming out of the junction in second gear. I read that you can solve this problem by doing an update so will have to investigate. I think like everyone says the stock exhausts are quite tame, so will be looking to maybe upgrade along with new rims depending on the finance.
One question i have is the angel eyes flicker when i turn on the ignition even if the lights are off?
would love to hear what you peeps think enjoy!

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      05-17-2009, 05:06 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum - you'll soon find out that everyone is hungry for pictures, so get some up! Plenty of other M3 owners on here (although a few are at the 'ring at the moment), so you should get some feedback soon

Where in London are you?
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      05-17-2009, 05:23 AM   #3
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yep yep yep will definately post photos as soon as i pick it up hopefully end of next week! and i live in wandsworth

p.s. what does it mean 'at the ring'???
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      05-17-2009, 05:27 AM   #4
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its race track called the nurbergring in germany been on topgear a few time take about 10mins to get round, and its open to the public, a few of e90post members have gone there this weekend lots of uk drivers go there in the summer
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      05-17-2009, 05:29 AM   #5
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yes silly me i definitely know what the ring is now! the trip sounds awesome, but not sure if id want to put my car on a race track lol
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      05-17-2009, 05:52 AM   #6
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Hello everyone in the UK!
Just registered and this is my first post

Snatched up an ex demo sparkling graphite m3 coupe this week!
It was registered dec 08 and it has 2500 miles on the clock.
Options wise its very standard:-
19inch rims
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and universal control (whatever that is...)

the list price was 44.5k and as i am paying this all off outright, got it further reduced to 42.5k.... any honest thoughts if this was a good deal??

I would have definitely preferred options such as heated seats, logic7, elec fold wing mirrors, bluetooth and usb connection.... BUT I tricked my desires to think that I will not miss what I hadn't had!

As I am transferring my current plate over to the car, there is a bit of paper work to be done so will prob be picking up the car near the end of next week if dvla will let me!

Here are some questions I would like to ask...
What are your thoughts on the standard speaker system?
What is the general consensus on ex demo cars?
The tyres look quite bold on the car but the salesman insists the brand of tyres on the m3 are 'like that'?

thank you, and look forward to contributing to the forum!
Sounds a bit expensive especcially as you were a cash buyer.
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      05-17-2009, 06:19 AM   #7
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Congratulations!

I think you will find the DVLA need a 'minimum' of seven working days after they get the paperwork. My local DVLA office apparently also now insists on the papers returning to the dealership by post (they used to be able to collect) which adds on another day or two.

I am currently awaiting a transfer (non BMW related, so off topic here) and the DVLA will have had the papers on the 8th May and they are not yet back. Dealer from whom I am buying expects papers back between Tuesday (7 working days) and Friday (10 working days) based on their recent experiences.
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Congrats and welcome to the forum. I also agree with Steve thinking that buying out right would have been a bit cheaper.
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Welcome! and yes, cash buyer....you should have bargain with those vampires!...M3 and the ring go hand in hand....come on, you must have pop corn in a cinema!!! soon, you will be tempted!!! ;-)
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Welcome!

Nice choice of motor but have to agree with steveA on the price tbh. Surprised an ex-demo doesn't have bluetooth set up on it.

Found this one doing a quick search as a comparison - don't know the mileage but that is pretty academic unless you plan on driving around the world and back.

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/auc/car_d...WD92080PY37840

I'm undecided about the 'Ring' as well lol - how many 'over enthusiastic' types could be there.
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      05-17-2009, 08:34 AM   #11
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hello people, thanks for the replies. I feel really gutted now that i didnt push for a harder bargain.... its my first time buying second hand so i thought i did quite well getting a 2k discount!!!
how much discount could you expect up to when paying by cash??

any thoughts on ex demo?
thanks
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Welcome!

Nice choice of motor but have to agree with steveA on the price tbh. Surprised an ex-demo doesn't have bluetooth set up on it.

Found this one doing a quick search as a comparison - don't know the mileage but that is pretty academic unless you plan on drving around the world and back.

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/auc/car_d...WD92080PY37840

I'm undecided about the 'Ring' as well lol - how many 'over enthusiastic' types could be there.
Just checked the link (((( thats fully loaded pretty much.... however, its manual and i guess like u said cant tell about the milage.
I also have no idea why ex-demo car hadnt had more options ticked....
do you think its worth having an HPI check even though its bmw approved? or is that just stuuupid?
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Just checked the link (((( thats fully loaded pretty much.... however, its manual and i guess like u said cant tell about the milage.
I also have no idea why ex-demo car hadnt had more options ticked....
do you think its worth having an HPI check even though its bmw approved? or is that just stuuupid?
Mileage is pretty much academic on a modern engine tbh. Better more miles done on a motorway or long runs than stop and squirt low mileage imo.

Realised now yours is DCT (nice choice) and that's obviously from new a 2.5k option so alters the price a bit. Still probably feel you may have been able to get a bit more off yours, especially in this current climate and being a cash buyer, but as long as you're happy with the overall deal, that's all that matters. Try haggling for some BMW goodies for the M3.

Wouldn't worry about a HPI check on a BMW approved car. If some numpty at the stealers hasn't checked then the repercussions would be interesting to observe!
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Mileage is pretty much academic on a modern engine tbh. Better more miles done on a motorway or long runs than stop and squirt low mileage imo.

Realised now yours is DCT (nice choice) and that's obviously from new a 2.5k option so alters the price a bit. Still probably feel you may have been able to get a bit more off yours, especially in this current climate and being a cash buyer, but as long as you're happy with the overall deal, that's all that matters. Try haggling for some BMW goodies for the M3.

Wouldn't worry about a HPI check on a BMW approved car. If some numpty at the stealers hasn't checked then the repercussions would be interesting to observe!
hehe thanks for the info i will definately try and demand some extras as i still havent paid the full price yet, just the deposit could really do with some rubber mats, not really bothered about cuddly toys or keyrings.... hmmm wonder wot else they can offer me to sweeten the deal?
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Demand new tyres. - Seriously. If they look quite bald then maybe they are. I understand the "Cup" type tyres now fitted as standard only last about 5,000 miles.
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Demand new tyres. - Seriously. If they look quite bald then maybe they are. I understand the "Cup" type tyres now fitted as standard only last about 5,000 miles.
I really wish I could, but the salesman im dealing with seems to be a hard nut to crack, any advice?
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Welcome!

Nice choice of motor but have to agree with steveA on the price tbh. Surprised an ex-demo doesn't have bluetooth set up on it.

Found this one doing a quick search as a comparison - don't know the mileage but that is pretty academic unless you plan on driving around the world and back.

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/auc/car_d...WD92080PY37840

I'm undecided about the 'Ring' as well lol - how many 'over enthusiastic' types could be there.
NOW THIS CAR IS THE ONE I WOULD BUY AND AT A GUESS I WOULD SAY IT ONLY HAS DELIVERY MILES ON IT AS WELL , BARGAIN AND NICELY LOADED.
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I really wish I could, but the salesman im dealing with seems to be a hard nut to crack, any advice?
YEH WALK AWAY AND BUY THE ABOVE MENTIONED ONE INSTEAD, SERIOUSLY YOU SHOULD DEMAND NEW TYRES MATE COME ON CASH BUYER AND ALL THAT.
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YEH WALK AWAY AND BUY THE ABOVE MENTIONED ONE INSTEAD, SERIOUSLY YOU SHOULD DEMAND NEW TYRES MATE COME ON CASH BUYER AND ALL THAT.
walking away might be tough considering the deposit... think it will be hard to get anything out of it cos he knows that i wont turn back now that i have given a deposit!!
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walking away might be tough considering the deposit... think it will be hard to get anything out of it cos he knows that i wont turn back now that i have given a deposit!!
You have a right to have your deposit returned if you have changed your mind matey, I am looking at M3's at the mo as well and there are some very high specced cars out there ,but listen if you are pleased with what you have bought just go for it, its upto what you buy buddy , there all great cars lets be honest .
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Bape, if its what you want and it ticks your boxes stick with it....
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I'm becoming a tad confused now shall I say. 2.5 k on the clock and you reckon the tyres look bald? Either the sales guy's spiel has a 'ring' of truth to it or that car has been thrashed in it's short life surely. Hmmmm

By BMW goodies I meant things like carbon diffusers etc.
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