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      02-02-2007, 08:23 AM   #45
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Ok so i have just about got to my final thoughts (limited by budget)
320d M Sport LeMans Blue or Titanium Silver (thought exclusive blue but silver looks good)
  • 18" 193 wheels
  • Bi-xenon (if it a must have, I must have)
  • Prof Sat NAV + Bluetooth + Voice (feel this will enhance experience (TOMTOM in glovebox in case though)
  • Diesel Particle Exhaust (Better looking backside)
  • Rain Sensor & Lights (It's lazy but had it for 3 years)
Budget will not allow me to add USB/IPOD interface, DAB, Fold Mirrors, High Beam Assistant, Rear Tinting. Which i would like to but I feel my choice will give the overall good looks and practicality.

Blacklines are a definate later purchase.

Please if you look at this and think Noooooo!! Let me know.

Thanks for all your help so far

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Sounds great.

From what I've seen the nav / bluetooth / voice will help no end when you come to sell it on. From memory the cost was about 1900 and I reckon it adds about a grand to the trade in value.

People want nav these days especially on a premium car, even if TomTom do it better.

Pro Nav is perfectly OK though, so you won't need to get the tomtom out.
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Bob, that's a good choice. You have been wise in your selection. Definitely get blacklines at a later date. Its nice to give your car a slightly more exclusive and sporty look than the stock E90's.
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So I thought I was there! After taking the good lady wife to the $tealer and showing her around the car and what bits would be added she states "ooh these seats feel really cheap when you need to move them" (talking of the mechanism so I need to now add Semi Auto seats as an option. She also (for the little one) wants the rear tinted glass.

So in shorts I think the xenons will disappear to allow Elec Mirrors, Part elec seats, Rear tint, front/Rear protection and USB (though not convinced this will work as well as stated).

My dilemna is 17" alloys with DPF exhaust or 18" with Droopy! I think better feet than backside. LMK your thoughts please. i know where I am leaning but would appreciate your thoughts.

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      02-03-2007, 05:52 PM   #48
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So I thought I was there! After taking the good lady wife to the $tealer and showing her around the car and what bits would be added she states "ooh these seats feel really cheap when you need to move them" (talking of the mechanism so I need to now add Semi Auto seats as an option. She also (for the little one) wants the rear tinted glass.

So in shorts I think the xenons will disappear to allow Elec Mirrors, Part elec seats, Rear tint, front/Rear protection and USB (though not convinced this will work as well as stated).

My dilemna is 17" alloys with DPF exhaust or 18" with Droopy! I think better feet than backside. LMK your thoughts please. i know where I am leaning but would appreciate your thoughts.

Bob.
Get the electric seats for your wife, save the money for the privacy glass and buy those pull down blinds from mothercare.

This should allow you to get the particulate filter and the 18 inch rims !
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So I thought I was there! After taking the good lady wife to the $tealer and showing her around the car and what bits would be added she states "ooh these seats feel really cheap when you need to move them" (talking of the mechanism so I need to now add Semi Auto seats as an option. She also (for the little one) wants the rear tinted glass.

So in shorts I think the xenons will disappear to allow Elec Mirrors, Part elec seats, Rear tint, front/Rear protection and USB (though not convinced this will work as well as stated).

My dilemna is 17" alloys with DPF exhaust or 18" with Droopy! I think better feet than backside. LMK your thoughts please. i know where I am leaning but would appreciate your thoughts.

Bob.
1 Never take your wife to the stealership!

2 How often are you going to need to adjust your seats? I didn't bother with electric seats, because my wife or I aren't likely to adjust them that often- everyone else can forget about moving our seats!
BTW- the sports seats are far more comfortable than the ordinary seats!

3 Once you have xenons, you will never go back to ordinary xenons. Although, I suppose, you won't miss what you haven't had.

4 Go for the 18" alloys- they fill the wheel arch much better & feel just great when you're flying around roundabouts at 50!


All the best, Bob.

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1 Never take your wife to the stealership!

2 How often are you going to need to adjust your seats? I didn't bother with electric seats, because my wife or I aren't likely to adjust them that often- everyone else can forget about moving our seats!
BTW- the sports seats are far more comfortable than the ordinary seats!
Wise words indeed.
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Damn, If only I had warned you all before I would never have taken her!! It unfortunately was a neccessity to advise what I would be spending tour hard earned pennies on!! (she was impressed)

I am slowly convincing that electric seats may not be a good idea.

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4 Go for the 18" alloys- they fill the wheel arch much better & feel just great when you're flying around roundabouts at 50!
Or like me, get enough run up and just go straight over...Dukes of Hazzard style... yeeee haaaahhh!!!
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Nice spec! I couldn't quite think what the 187 alloys were like, but just looked them up - the brochure actually has a pic of them... they really do look good!

The 325i is by far the best model in the range, good choice
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Wise words indeed.
Thanks- I've learned from the mistakes of others!

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Damn, If only I had warned you all before I would never have taken her!! It unfortunately was a neccessity to advise what I would be spending tour hard earned pennies on!! (she was impressed)

I am slowly convincing that electric seats may not be a good idea.

Bob
Bob, if you have to take your wife to the stealership again, try to think up some excuse for not doing so- just go to needforspeed's DSC & DTC thread, pick any technical quote & recite it to her.

Hey presto- she won't give a toss about your car, the dealership or any aspect of its technical capabilities ever again!

As for the electric seats- just ask yourself this- how often are you actually going to need to use them & is that use worth the cost? (No chance- in my opinion!)

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Or like me, get enough run up and just go straight over...Dukes of Hazzard style... yeeee haaaahhh!!!
I'm sure you are a distant relation of Evel Knievel, aren't you MF?

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Get yourself down to the UK3 meet Andrew to see what your looking forward to.


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Bob, if you have to take your wife to the stealership again, try to think up some excuse for not doing so- just go to needforspeed's DSC & DTC thread, pick any technical quote & recite it to her.
It's weird - my wife is strangely not at all interested in how DSC works.

She was even less impressed when I showed her how to change gear without using the clutch.

I'll never understand women
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