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      03-16-2006, 04:00 PM   #221
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...The color was the only thing I was sure of. The reason I like SG is b/c it displays multiple shades depending on the light reflection. Also, its easy to maintain- dirt and scratch/swirls don't reveal as easily as does jet black, for example...
Me too.

Mine should be delivered Saturday or Monday.
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      03-16-2006, 11:44 PM   #222
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Me too.

Mine should be delivered Saturday or Monday.

Dude, you must be beside yourself knowing your much anticipated ride is going to be in your hands this coming week! Post your pics when you get a chance... :rocks:
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      03-16-2006, 11:48 PM   #223
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Thanks.

My Mom has a dark grey metallic on her Lexus and it shows scratches but it's more of a cool grey while the SG is more of a warm grey so I figured it was worth an ask...

Does it bother you that it seems a lot of ppl have the SG? It's such a beautiful color but it seems to be exceedingly popular...

This is the reason I don't want the Titanium... I read that 37% of cars sold last year were silver...

Color is a personal thing regardless of what the majority of e90 owners have. If it does it for you, get the SG. Don't worry about the fact that its such an exceedingly popular color. Its neither a safe nor daring color.

Hope this helps...
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      03-17-2006, 12:42 AM   #224
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Dude, you must be beside yourself knowing your much anticipated ride is going to be in your hands this coming week!...
THAT'S PUTTING IY MILDLY!!!

7 weeks this Saturday.
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      03-17-2006, 12:47 AM   #225
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THAT'S PUTTING IY MILDLY!!!

7 weeks this Saturday.

RGRAY, did I tell you that I decided on a 330i instead of an xi? It was a tough call, but I went with my gut instincts...

Hopefully I'll be receiving her some time in April!
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      03-17-2006, 02:33 AM   #226
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RGRAY, did I tell you that I decided on a 330i instead of an xi?...
I know.

I'm sure you will be very happy with it.

I needed AWD.
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      03-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #227
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Thanks for all the help!

I ordered the SG today. Once I saw it in the daylight it was beeeeautiful! Sad though I have to wait 6-8 wks for it to come in...

Still much better than the Lexus I almost ordered! That was going to take 8-12 weeks (closer to 12) and was going to be to be 3k more! (Not to mention not nearly as awesome of a car...)

Anyone who has ordered it: Does it take the full 8 weeks or can I expect my baby sooner?
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      03-17-2006, 10:02 PM   #228
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...Anyone who has ordered it: Does it take the full 8 weeks or can I expect my baby sooner?
My baby has arrived.

330xi/Sparkling Graphite/Terra Leather/Walnut Burl/Steptronic /Sports Package/Heated Seats/Comfort Access

I have an 11:00 appointment tomorrow morning.

I ordered it 1/28 so that's exactly 7 weeks, but it was HEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLLL!!!!!!!!
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      03-17-2006, 10:09 PM   #229
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Geeslice: Which dealer did you order from ... Passport (Suitland, MD) got mine into the dealership in about 6 weeks (from order to final PDI)... I learnt that your CA/dealership have some ways to speed up delivery (e.g. special relations with transport/logistics, volume=preferential internal treatment, labeling cars with customer's last name etc.)

Btw, could've have gotten it sooner but I cancelled PCD mid-voyage and the car had to be trucked back up here from SC. A fellow poster who dealt with Passport got his in 5 weeks total...
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      03-18-2006, 01:16 AM   #230
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I ordered mine from BMW of Fairfax. I was going to go to Passport but they were offering me basically the same deal so I'd rather get it at Fairfax because it's around the corner from my work. (Hopefully their service will treat me nice since I got it there.)

I can only wish for 5-6 weeks. I'm selling my TT and if sells before my car comes in... Enterprise here I come! Though I suppose driving around a Kia Rio for a few weeks will make me appreciate the car that much more!!
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To those of you on the fence on SG... SG is an awesome color...the many fine pics in this forum still does not do justice to SG in real life...it's a very dynamic color with lots of moods/character ...(well not as chameleon as arktis). It is a markedly classy and business-like color...


The only downside is that it is not a low-maintenance color...it does show dirt and is quite sensitive to swirl marks.





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      03-19-2006, 03:17 PM   #232
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Here's mine that I got yesterday.

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      03-19-2006, 03:22 PM   #233
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RGRAY: Wow...looks great. Digging those 158s...
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Here's a combo that I don't think has been posted before, SG/Terra/Poplar. Note that mats are temporary!
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AudiGuy: Nice... I love poplar. Its one trim you have to see irl. Poplar (like Terra) is hard to portray in pics-hence the many differing comments-...looks different (nicer) in the flesh...Congrats!! Your CA didn't hook you up with OEM mats?? That's quite a cheap and low way to stick you with advertisements
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AudiGuy: Nice... I love poplar. Its one trim you have to see irl. Poplar (like Terra) is hard to portray in pics-hence the many differing comments-...looks different (nicer) in the flesh...Congrats!! Your CA didn't hook you up with OEM mats?? That's quite a cheap and low way to stick you with advertisements
I paid $0 over invoice, so I don't mind springing for mats!
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yeah at $0 over invoice, I wouldn't mind buying my own mats either....that's a great price...they still stuck you with MACO/training fees I assume...???
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yeah at $0 over invoice, I wouldn't mind buying my own mats either....that's a great price...they still stuck you with MACO/training fees I assume...???
Yes, the training fee, about $180, which is already buried in the invoice you see on Edmunds, and MACO, which for SFBay area is $400. So, still about $680 over bare bones invoice, but I'm quite happy with that!
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