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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
May 25, 2001 (1:29 pm)
I have a 4yr and 4mo old. Only the big sister has ridden in the 330. She really likes it and thinks the silver color is cool. She notices other silver cars and that they are similar. We haven't got into the finer points that distinguish a bmw. She cautions me to be careful and not go to fast, but enjoys it when i do. She likes climbing into the front and exiting my door. I don't have the heart to stop her. She asks why Mommy doesn't drive it, and I don't have a great answer.
Our other car is a 96 accord wagon. A minivan is probably in our future. My wife doesn't mind, which is ironic for a woman whose 1st mommy car was a 1994 325 5 speed.
P.S. going to pick up some vinylex to see if it removes my self-inflicted door stain.
P.P.S. I'm 37.
#3967 of 30250 aaa330i, yeeha...and the rest...
May 25, 2001 (2:07 pm)
Well, I think my order only stayed in 112 status for maybe 4 days before it went to 150 status. Yeeha, your explanation sounds credible on the allocation slots. I agree with you on that. Regardless, one thing I did find out about making a change to your purchase request, the dealer must do it before it leaves 112 status. Otherwise, once it's in production status, it is too late. Otherwise, all this talk always gets me a little anxious. GOD, I just want to grip the damn wheel and shifter soooooo bad....not that this is torture or anything....BTW, it doesn't matter how damn old anyone is, because regardless of age, we still feel the same anticipation and will probably feel the same pleasure on the drive home from the dealership, knowing that each of us deserve this, right???
#3968 of 30250 My other car and family considerations
May 25, 2001 (2:23 pm)
I am in the same position as Braveheart. I just turned 30 and my wife is 28. We've been married for 4 years, and the little woman is finally turning the screws on the kids issue. So, after this summer, it's going to be "get preggo" time.
Our other vehicle is a 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo. It has the cargo capacity and room for kids and dogs, and is a fine complement to the 330xi we have ordered.
The reason we went with the sedan rather than a coupe was as a compromise. The E46 sedan offers enough room for a couple baby seats, so my wife could accept it because it could serve as a substitute kid-cart if the Grand Cherokee was unavailable for some reason.
May 25, 2001 (3:00 pm)
I love you kids. Ya can't just hit your wife preggers switch 'on', you know! It took us 5 months for the first.
May 25, 2001 (3:06 pm)
I will gladly welcome any further delay. My wife is in the hurry, not me. An extra 5 months is fine by me.
May 25, 2001 (3:07 pm)
I felt the same way back then. The kids turn out to be well worth it.
#3972 of 30250 platypus - re;confession
May 25, 2001 (3:19 pm)
Platypus - Okay, since no one is casting stones at you yet, I'll admit to also having an Odyssey in the family. In fact, I was preparing to buy my BMW last year when the wife ~convinced~ me to get her the Honda... In all fairness, I must say that I cannot imagine a time when I won't want HER to have a mini-van. When going to the cabin in the pocono's, we have two young kids who each have to take a friend along, a german shephard, and a long weekend's worth of stuff and we travel in complete comfort... can't do that in the 'Ci'.
All; FWIW, I'm also in my 30's (although at 37, a little more embedded than many others). I've played drums in a Heavy Metal band. I still listen to Judas Priest (prefer Metallica and Iron Maiden, though)... I thought we were supposed to grow out of this. Especially now that we drive BMW's
May 25, 2001 (3:42 pm)
I love it! I am a huge Metallica and Maiden fan. Lots of other great heavy stuff too -- Offspring, Misfits, Danzig, Disturbed, White Zombie, Sabbath. Old and new, I love it all.
You know what I love? I love pulling up to a light with people and other cars around with Metallica screaming out my open windows and sunroof. I am an attorney, and I wear a business suit almost every day. I love the looks I get. The music, the suit... quite a picture for random passers by.
This scene will be SO MUCH MORE fun with my 330xi. The juxtaposition of the car, the appearance and the music will be GREAT.
#3974 of 30250 Colors, Leather vs leatherette, and the SP
May 25, 2001 (3:51 pm)
Made my second trip to the dealer today, on the way home from work. Didn't test drive. Just walked the lot. No salesman came out, which was fine with me as I could gather all the information I wanted by myself. Basically, I wanted to see 3 things:
1) I wanted to see all the exterior colors. They had everything there except the Orient blue and the base red. I'm sure I won't be getting the red, but I have a question about it anyway. Does anybody know if the Z3 red is the same? They had lots of those in red. I'm still very undecided about the colors, but my wife will probably have the major say on that anyway. She's already said "no" to the red, the green, and the Sienna red.
2) I wanted to compare leather vs leatherette. Everybody posting here is right -- to the uninitiated they are indistinguishable. I became aware gradually of the subtle differences -- the looser fit of the leather and the different look of the hand brake handle. Next I'll have to see how they feel.
3) Here comes controversy! I compared the look of the SP tires/non-SP tires and I don't like the look of the SPs! They just don't look appropriate to me on a sedan. Sorry, everyone! I'm sure I would like the firmer suspension of the SP and I like the LOOKS of the SP seats, but boy, this is going to be the one option I agonize over. Anyone know if you can "split" a package on an ED?
#3975 of 30250 denright, raybear, jason
May 25, 2001 (3:53 pm)
My wife and I have *yet* to be blessed with kids of our own, but we are a blessing to many kids as we're licensed foster parents in the state of Texas. We've taken in many abused/neglected kids and gave them a loving home. Someday, I hope God gives us our own, but until then...we'll make our parenting mistakes on other people's kids.
It would be very cool to pick out bimmers up on the same day, wouldn't it? We should have dinnter together with our spouses in Temple!