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      08-11-2007, 01:07 AM   #1
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Just joined the M3 cue...

Hi All,

Thought I might share my excitement - I just put down a deposit on a new M3. I am number 6 in the cue (expected delivery Feb '08).

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      08-11-2007, 01:33 AM   #2
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That's great Oz. I would have though the wait was longer.

Does the dealer have pricing yet? I'm guessing $165K-$170K drive-away with the usual options.

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      08-11-2007, 02:26 AM   #3
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Congrats! i cant wait to see some local M3 pics or even on the road
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      08-11-2007, 05:33 AM   #4
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Hey Capt...

Yeah pricing is $157k base, plus $3800 for the 19" wheels... the only other option I am considering is the 'High End audio system' ($1900).

I am yet to be told the extra costing (dealer delivery, stamp duty etc), so my guess is it will be ~$175K drive away. Of course that price is before any negotiated discount.
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      08-11-2007, 06:05 AM   #5
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......Of course that price is before any negotiated discount.
If you can manage a discount on a new M3, I'll buy one too.

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      08-11-2007, 05:43 PM   #6
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Hi,

I just put down a deposit on a new M3 as well yesterday. ETA february as well although possibly sooner as I want a manual.

I drive a E39 M5 and want a smaller more nimble performance car. I have been tossing up between a loaded 335 (inc. a procede, individual leather, paint, aftermarket mags) and a M3. I thought the "value" gap between a 335 and M3 was not there so was leaning to a 335, but as the Aus spec has recently been annouced, so working with my dealer Motorline in Brisbane the M3 has pretty much everything I would want except the top of the line stereo and 19" mags. The 19" mags are expensive but they are low weight forged mags and look much nicer than the standard 18" set, and don't have the run flats, so would actually work out cheaper than having to buy new mags + tyres on a 335. Another decision is sunroof or carbon fibre roof (both no cost options), and I'm leaning towards the sunroof even though it will slightly affect handling.

I had a listen to the 'high end audio' and the logic 7 setup that the M3 uses, and the high end version is a little better but with a running car you probably won't be able to tell the difference (esp. over the shriek of the M3 v8 ).

Having driven a few cars the 335 is probably the best value performance car available in the market in its segment. I love the torque of a turbo motor and the 335 setup is the best I have driven - the Procede would make it even better again. However the M3 would be a more balanced car especially in the handling department (335 runflats dont help and has an understeer bias).

I have the pre-release M3 brochure (only a couple in the country) and I'll scan in some pictures later so you can see why the 19" mags are a must have option!

Anyone looking for an "as new" E39 M5, 61K on the clock + exclusive leather? I'll have one for sale

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Gday Dean,

It seems we both have been doing the same sums... I too have been tossing up going with a fully loaded 335 - or going with the M3. One thing I tend to do is mod my vehicles, and I figure with all the go fast bits on the M3, I should need to mod the M3 less.

I also considerd fuel and running costs, but in the end the fact that this will be my first M car kinda swayed my decision.

Good luck with the wait!
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...I should need to mod the M3 less.
you say that now...
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Some guys have all the luck - here I am cant even afford a second hand 325i.

but seriously, good on you guys. I am sure the wait is going to be torture.
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you say that now...
You're right, famous last words eh.

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...here I am cant even afford a second hand 325i.
Hi Tintin,

Are you looking for a 325? I don't mean to be pushy but my 2005 325Ci will be for sale soon. It has plenty of extras, for a good price.
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Hey ..... a Gof GTI is one nice ride too Tintin.

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the GTI is a nice car but I want a e90 325 now. The GTI is my first hatchback and a great drive but kinda ordinary to look at. I also need more space and miss the manual driving experience- although the VW double clutch DSG is nice...
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has anyone read the review of the new m3 in Motor? might post up the article later
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has anyone read the review of the new m3 in Motor? might post up the article later
I'm saving it for a read on my holidays. Is it a good review Astra?

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Wanna keep digging?


Thank you for the shovel 1q2w3e4r.

Sorry Astra. No offence intended.

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just got back from fascination3, quite an enjoyable event

anyways, i got a good look at the new M3s in the flesh, there are 3 in melb metro atm, 2 blacks and 1 dark blue

verrrryyy niiiice ride ... ur going to love it OZ!M3
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Wanna keep digging?

Thank you for the shovel 1q2w3e4r.

Sorry Astra. No offence intended.

Cheers.
I'm sure she knows its all good hearted fun, everyone can take a joke right?

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just got back from fascination3, quite an enjoyable event

anyways, i got a good look at the new M3s in the flesh, there are 3 in melb metro atm, 2 blacks and 1 dark blue

verrrryyy niiiice ride ... ur going to love it OZ!M3
Cool sounds like it was a good perv!
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