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      11-27-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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Hello fellow Bimmerheads!

As you can tell from my signature below, this isn't my first Roundel Rodeo.... but I had strayed from the flock (at least from the four-wheel variety) with my last two cars being a highly tweaked 2004 GTO (modded back to true Holden Monaro form) and a chipped 2006 VW GTI.

Six weeks ago I traded the GTI in for a sweet 2006 325i CPO sedan. It was a very nice car indeed - very comfortable and incredibly flickable. However, with that smooth I6 only putting out 215 HP SAE @ 6,250 rpm and 185 ft lb of torque @ 2,750 rpm, she needed to be always wound up as tight as a Honda in order to squeeze any real fun out of it.... and I hate Hondas.

In short, it didn't speak to my inner hooligan.

Sooooo... for the past week and a half, I've been negotiating my buddies at the local BMW House of Automotive Crack about the possibility of upgrading to a recent acquisition of theirs - a very sweet Space Grey Metallic 2007 335i 6-speed coupe with premium and sport packages and a sexy two-tone red / black leather front office.

This morning, we came to an agreement.








In comparison to the 325i, the twin-turbo I6 in 335i is a fecking beast - 300hp @ 5800 and- more importantly - 300 lb-ft of torque down low and accessible at only 1400 rpm. She's a real kick in the ass to drive, and that sweet exhaust note..... daaaaaaaaaaaamn. She drives like a small-block V8, only torquier...


I also noticed immediately how sweet it shifted, but I've just confirmed that it has an undocumented plus in the package - a BMW Performance short-shift kit has already been installed. 8)
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      11-27-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. That's a nice 335i you got there. Grey is not my cup of tea but I like a lot the red interior. Many happy miles/kilometers to you!.
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      11-27-2009, 09:52 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum, car looks good. Your going to have lots of fun with it lol.
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      11-28-2009, 01:01 AM   #4
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The red leather doesn't look bad with the gray exterior at all from the look of your pictures...hah.
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      11-28-2009, 02:53 AM   #5
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Car looks excellent. I love the red! Happy motoring!
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      11-28-2009, 03:08 AM   #6
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the windows need tint ASAP, the interior can get bright without it lol, amazing color combo, love the grey wood sooo much more than the aluminum trim a lot of coral reds have. good find!
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      11-28-2009, 07:36 AM   #7
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      11-28-2009, 09:54 AM   #8
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the car looks great! congrats!
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      12-03-2009, 02:42 PM   #9
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Nice ride and I'm partial to red interior! Were you on the GTO forum? Your screen name looks familiar.
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      12-03-2009, 05:41 PM   #10
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Very nice! Interesting color combo, I agree with 07E92TT, tint is a must. Happy trails!
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I think you should CF wrap the wood trim. It looks out of place IMO

Its a great car nonetheless. Congrats!
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Nice ride. Welcome!
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