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BMW 3 Series, Sedan
#7416 of 30250 Congrats to all new BMW owners!
Jul 06, 2001 (6:47 pm)
Congrats to all of the people who have just received their new cars! I'm a proud owner of a 325i sedan. I've had my car for 5 months and have had no problems so far. I'm always amazed at the high level of precision this fine automobile has compared to the average car. For instance, I have a 1994 Ford Taurus wagon that I use for Home Depot trips. The Taurus wagon feels crude compared to the BMW, like it's worth 2 bucks. I remember what the Bavarian guy said at the Chevy dealer: "see all these cars, they're just "cars". A BMW is a "fine automobile" not just a car. On a lighter note, check out www.bushorchimp.com. I was laughing my (beep) off at all of the comparison pictures. :O)
Jul 06, 2001 (6:57 pm)
I took delivery of a 330i equipped with sport package last week. My car also lacks the titanium headlight surround. I've read here & elsewhere that BMW no longer ships SP-equipped 330i's with this trim.
#7418 of 30250 Titanium Headlight Trim
Jul 06, 2001 (9:15 pm)
When I took delivery of my 330i 2 weeks ago I noticed that it did not have the titanium trim. I advised my salesperson and told him that that is one of the differences between the 325 and 330. I also advised him that the 3-series brochure and on the website state the 330 comes with the titanium trim. He looked into it and agreed. The trim was ordered and was installed today and I will pick it up tomorrow. If I would have settled for the black the only visible difference would be the 330i emblem on the rear. No go. The dealer put the new ones in at no charge. Its up to you guys to get the trim but since we paid for it I think its only right we should get it.
Jul 06, 2001 (9:15 pm)
Welp, i can think of three situations off hand.
1. car jacking,
2. tow your car
3. copy keys from dealer
honestly no one anymore pays atention to a annoying alarm sounding, and what the Lojack provides is the best chance at actually making an arrest.
There was one customer who had their very exclusive car in Florida towed away in a huge theft ring, there were some customs officals over sea's about 15 hours later that got a lojack hit on a trailer , and wala recoved the vehicle as well as several arrest.
Also fwiw i know of 3 Cadillac's that were recovered using the On-Star system to help track the vehicle , in each case the car was occupied and arrest were made.
I personally would much rather have the service than a blinking clown nose .
#7420 of 30250 Sobs.. but I love my clown nose.... sniffle...
Jul 06, 2001 (9:39 pm)
Jul 06, 2001 (10:14 pm)
I just wanted to say that I'm back from vacation. I haven' had a chance to read through the 1,000 or so messages that I missed in 13 days but it seems that you kept a great pace of posting.
Well, I did miss the Shtroumpf in St. Martin. After 12 days in a Kia Avella, I felt reborn today - I took my 325 out for a loooong spin and I had a blast. I felt as free as jet skiing, except you really have to watch out for the cops. The car has nearly 3K miles and by now it seems to leap forward when I punch it. I put an Acura CL (3.0 ltr, 200 HP) under my belt today - not sure why every Acura owner feels like they have sth to prove to me; it's entertaining.
I feel I need to mention a couple of things about the Kia Avella that I drove on my vacation. It's smaller than the cheapest car sold in the U.S. (the Kia Rio) and it seems to be the Korean counterpart of the Ford Aspire. I wouldn't be surprised if it's the exact same car. It was the cheapest car that I could get in St. Martin (Corollas are like luxury there) and since my only requirement was a manual, it was an easy choice. So the real fun part is that they put all the torque at like 1,000 RPM's and the car feels really fast the first 10 feet off the start and then - plouf - nothing past second gear. It's very light, though, and dare I say - fun to drive. I guess I'm a sucker for manual, that's all.
OK, the real big news is that we're expecting (3 months) and I'm very excited I'll be a father. See, and you thought 2-3 months was a long wait. How about 9? I wish they had on-line tracking systems for babies. How do I sign up for the Babies Owner's Circle?
#7422 of 30250 brave1heart - congratulations!!!
Jul 06, 2001 (11:10 pm)
And welcome back. You will have lots of fun with your baby I can assure you.
#7423 of 30250 more on titanium headlight trim on recent 330i
Jul 06, 2001 (11:23 pm)
I sent an email to BMWNA after seeing some posts about a week or so ago regarding the missing titanium headlight trim on recent 330i. I received a voice mail from BMWNA today stating that they cannot confirm that recently manufactured 330i's do not have titanium headlight trim. Like add123 said in an earlier post, if you want the trim, you should demand it.
#7424 of 30250 Dear Gurumike / Status
Jul 06, 2001 (11:32 pm)
Could you please check my status?
On May 29th, I ordered a 325xi, saphire black, 5 speed, CWP, xenon, black l'ette interior, Alu trim. Going to VOB BMW of Rockville, MD. I got a July production number, but so far the Owner's Circle status has been 'On Order'...
Thanks for your help in advance!
#7425 of 30250 More on Headlight Trim
Jul 07, 2001 (4:40 am)
Ok, here's one for you. What about 330xi's (or 330i's, for that matter) with the PP? In that case you have the wood trim inside? Should that car have titanium headlight trim???