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      05-09-2005, 07:43 PM   #155
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First, BMWAustin:

WOW! Congrats on your new car! Good luck! I want to ask the same thing--are those windows tinted? That car looks HOT with darker glass, but it doesn't look really really dark. I love lighter tint. I think it adds that extra touch of class.

weiweiwei: Yeah, if the car sits out in the sun for a while with black leather, look out! You have to open the doors and let it "cool" off for a few minutes. (it's funny how you can describe the E90 as being really hot and really cool and still be ambiguous as to whether you're talking about temperature or style ).

Anyway, some like light interiors, some like dark. I'm personally a fan of black on black, just because I think dark cars look the sharpest. Besides, it's a little more pratical to have a dark interior when it comes to cleaning. The dirt doesn't show up that well on black interiors. I can't really say the same for the outside, though...
My interior is Beige and I just love the combination. i was very sceptical about the SG with beige, boy I made a very good decision. My SA was like naaaaaa, and now he is recommending to take a look at my car.

Man it gets hot here, and beige will alleviate some of heat and all my previous car are gray interiors...
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      05-09-2005, 08:08 PM   #156
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oh haha floor mats!! i prefer the carpets though

I have a 2000 PRELUDE SH 5-speed 94000KM. The canadian black book site says my car is worth:

Depending on your vehicle's condition, the value may be appraised within the High and Low range. * less Reconditioning Costs

Low: $10,928.00 High: $12,968.00

I have a friend who sold his 1998 model with higher kilometer 98000 for $15500 private sale. I guess trade in is a better deal because that $11-13000 will pay no tax, that's like $1820 (14%). I see ads selling private for around 15000-$16000 for my car.

I was hoping for $15000 trade in, would that be possible or would they stick to book value and give $11-12...thats too low!!
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      05-09-2005, 09:52 PM   #157
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It' still raining today and serious traffic gam. It took me more than 45 mins for a ride from home to office - it usually takes 12~15 mins only.

I hate traffic jam as it cannot have me to run the 330 in fast and smooth. May be postive think, I can have more time to accomodate the ****pit and instruments.

The color - Arctic is great and eye catching. It really reflects the name "Arctic", frozen snow white, foggy, grey-white, green and light blue.

The engine sound is beautiful. The car can insulate the ambient sound very well while keeping you the continous engine melody, even in slow rev. It makes you feel sporty characteristics of the car. :rocks:

As it's in the break-in period (manual:not more than 4500 rev in first 2000 Km), I am not brave enough to make the car run fast, but within 3000 rev, the car really responses and shows adaquate power.

The internal is beautiful and stylish. I think Alu Trimm will suit the atmosphere better. Mine is Black/Alu, match the car very well.

You can feel the road condition in excellent (I don't have active steering) with your steering wheel. Very easy to come over and take control. But it's not heavy enough ... I like more sport feeling. I think it may be improved with 255/35 R18 wheel.

In my feeling, the rain wiper moves a little bit too frequent - a little bit distributing, however auto mode will help a lot.

Here are two photos taken by my mobile, more picture will come...
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      05-09-2005, 10:12 PM   #158
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Great car BMWAustin !! nice tints

I am actually in Austin and getting the exact same one (only black int/ aluminum/ manual) !!! Im soo jelous you got yours and I am 4 weeks away.......

have fun drivin it !!!

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      05-09-2005, 10:13 PM   #159
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Pictures Coming...

Gentlemen....I just found this board but I've enjoyed reading through all the posts. I picked up my Black Sapphire Metallic '06 330i here in Dallas this evening. I'll jump on taking some photos when I have some daylight and get them posted tomorrow....-Keith
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      05-09-2005, 10:23 PM   #160
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Gentlemen....I just found this board but I've enjoyed reading through all the posts. I picked up my Black Sapphire Metallic '06 330i here in Dallas this evening. I'll jump on taking some photos when I have some daylight and get them posted tomorrow....-Keith
Hey Keith! Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your new 330i! Make sure you get those pics posted here asap!
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      05-10-2005, 03:27 AM   #161
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It looks beautiful Steward Luk!! I'll look out for your car
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      05-10-2005, 03:37 AM   #162
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I took some photos during the lunch time to share. It's very difficult to reproduce the color effect of Arctic. It tends to show blue in camera eye....
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Congrats on the pickup and welcome to the forum, DeuceDeuce!
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      05-10-2005, 03:40 AM   #164
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Where do you live/hangout Steward?
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      05-10-2005, 07:32 AM   #165
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oh haha floor mats!! i prefer the carpets though

I have a 2000 PRELUDE SH 5-speed 94000KM. The canadian black book site says my car is worth:

Depending on your vehicle's condition, the value may be appraised within the High and Low range. * less Reconditioning Costs

Low: $10,928.00 High: $12,968.00

I have a friend who sold his 1998 model with higher kilometer 98000 for $15500 private sale. I guess trade in is a better deal because that $11-13000 will pay no tax, that's like $1820 (14%). I see ads selling private for around 15000-$16000 for my car.

I was hoping for $15000 trade in, would that be possible or would they stick to book value and give $11-12...thats too low!!
Go to kellybluebook.com and enter in your stats of your automotive and see what comes up.
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      05-10-2005, 07:56 AM   #166
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oh haha floor mats!! i prefer the carpets though

I have a 2000 PRELUDE SH 5-speed 94000KM. The canadian black book site says my car is worth:

Depending on your vehicle's condition, the value may be appraised within the High and Low range. * less Reconditioning Costs

Low: $10,928.00 High: $12,968.00

I have a friend who sold his 1998 model with higher kilometer 98000 for $15500 private sale. I guess trade in is a better deal because that $11-13000 will pay no tax, that's like $1820 (14%). I see ads selling private for around 15000-$16000 for my car.

I was hoping for $15000 trade in, would that be possible or would they stick to book value and give $11-12...thats too low!!
Yeah, you should be able to pull up specific trade in-values...they usually match the low end private party values...Dealers are horrible...Just sell the thing...
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      05-10-2005, 08:58 AM   #167
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Sorry, here is the attachment..



ps: Kchika, let's come across by chance in Hung Hom area.
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      05-10-2005, 10:51 AM   #168
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Looks awesome...are you turning heads already, Steward?
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      05-10-2005, 11:23 AM   #169
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Hey Steward
Congrats on your new car. Great color !. Enjoy it.
Hopefully will have some sunny days ahead !
p.s. I still have 2 months to wait for my SG.
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The car already registered in Government. The salesman said the picking up will be around 5:00pm on 20050509, ie Monday.
How is yours? Could you change the color eventually ....
Congrats again
Have been unable to convince the salesman to change the color.
Anyway, no big deal. I picked SG in the first place, then, like you,
changed my mind after seeing some pics in lighter color.... It was difficult to choose without seeing the car. SG still ok for me and
now I just cross fingers for my car to be on the may15th shipment. If not, I will get it early july....
Meantime, hope you enjoy your beautiful toy !
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      05-10-2005, 03:56 PM   #171
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Here she is. I'll take more pics when I'm not too busy driving her....hehe.
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      05-10-2005, 04:07 PM   #172
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Let me be the first to congratulate you a3ndy :rocks: She's a beauty.
Now get out there and do some driving!
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Let me be the first to congratulate you a3ndy :rocks: She's a beauty.
Now get out there and do some driving!
Cheers J. This is the breaking-in period. I drove her today and Jeez I was driving like pensioner, slow as anything. I'm going by the book though. No kick-downs or high revs until 1250 miles on the clock.
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      05-10-2005, 04:43 PM   #174
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Ahh, titan silver my favorite color. Take some nice pics for us when you get a chance. Even tho I don't believe in break-in, if you do, get through that 1200 miles fast so you can start to flog it.
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      05-10-2005, 08:02 PM   #175
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BMWAustin, that is a great, great car. I love the option package you got on it, and those were great pictures! If you're in Austin, make sure to take it to Hula Hut for everyone to take an envious look while they much on their tubular tacos.
Believe me I will be there
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      05-10-2005, 08:03 PM   #176
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Cheers J. This is the breaking-in period. I drove her today and Jeez I was driving like pensioner, slow as anything. I'm going by the book though. No kick-downs or high revs until 1250 miles on the clock.
Doing the same here. Are you going to wax your? if so what kind?
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