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      09-28-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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If your 1M was taken away...

In speaking with my dealership, it seems that my allocation got approved and is beginning production except for some unfortunate news that...

1) The allocation is in the dealership owner's name.
2) It's not spec'd at all like I requested.
3) I'll may have to entertain a bidding war once it gets in.

The only thing I can say to my SA's credit is that he's been very upfront with me every step of the way. No promises were made or broken.

Thinking further... If I somehow get the rug pulled out from under me, I may entertain a chance to start over with a 2012 M3 E92 6MT without navi, competition package, and sunroof.

My fully-loaded E90 right now has proven to be a bit more than I want or need. Too many doors. Suspension I never adjust. Boring DCT. A sunroof I never use. And a highly distracting onboard screen. Fat, fat, fat.

What would you do if your chance at a 1M was taken away?
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      09-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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I'd drive my girlfriends chevy aveo until the new V6 M3 came out

Edit: Unless they gave you a S~M~O~K~I~N deal on the 2012 M3. I think you'll end up paying a gas guzzler tax in the US (is that right)? That, plus the new body style of the new one, plus it'll save on gas, etc.

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Cayman R or Evora S if $$$ isn't the biggest issue. That was my plan.

don't buy a 2012 M3. If you want an M wait for the redesign
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      09-28-2011, 11:52 AM   #4
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I deploy about every 1 to 1.5 years, so I would wait for the new M2/M3 and purchase it thru military sales. In the meantime, I would ride my Duc more often until winter sets in.

More than likely, I would cry myself to sleep everynight until the new M2/M3 arrives. This, I blame on all that Air Force sensitivity training....kindler and gentler.
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What specs were you looking for? There are a few left around to be had.
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      09-28-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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In speaking with my dealership, it seems that my allocation got approved and is beginning production except for some unfortunate news that...

1) The allocation is in the dealership owner's name.
2) It's not spec'd at all like I requested.
3) I'll may have to entertain a bidding war once it gets in.

The only thing I can say to my SA's credit is that he's been very upfront with me every step of the way. No promises were made or broken.

Thinking further... If I somehow get the rug pulled out from under me, I may entertain a chance to start over with a 2012 M3 E92 6MT without navi, competition package, and sunroof.

My fully-loaded E90 right now has proven to be a bit more than I want or need. Too many doors. Suspension I never adjust. Boring DCT. A sunroof I never use. And a highly distracting onboard screen. Fat, fat, fat.

What would you do if your chance at a 1M was taken away?
You know, if the boat sank and I would not have been able to get a 1M, I would've gotten an E90 M3 Sedan with no sunroof, no options except maybe Competition Package. I like the look of the sedan a bit more than the coupe and I found something interesting about it when I visited the M Design Center.....the Sedan handles better than the Coupe. They don't know why but it does. Somehow the length, balance who knows but the word is that the sedan handled better than the coupe. Too bad you have DCT, that kills it because you might have been able to work with the suspension. It's probably too late to special order M3 sedan but there might be a dealer left with an allocation to special order or go with coupe, just get rid of Auto gearbox.

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      09-28-2011, 12:06 PM   #7
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What specs were you looking for? There are a few left around to be had.
I was looking for a stripper. Either AW or VO would be fine.
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      09-28-2011, 12:13 PM   #8
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M3 Sedan. AW, Compeition, convenience, premium.

M3 Coupe. Mineral White, Competition, and conveience.
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      09-28-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
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      09-28-2011, 12:21 PM   #10
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You know, if the boat sank and I would not have been able to get a 1M, I would've gotten an E90 M3 Sedan with no sunroof, no options except maybe Competition Package. I like the look of the sedan a bit more than the coupe and I found something interesting about it when I visited the M Design Center.....the Sedan handles better than the Coupe. They don't know why but it does. Somehow the length, balance who knows but the word is that the sedan handled better than the coupe. Too bad you have DCT, that kills it because you might have been able to work with the suspension. It's probably too late to special order M3 sedan but there might be a dealer left with an allocation to special order or go with coupe, just get rid of Auto gearbox.

Good luck.

EXACTLY my second choice had the 1M not come through - 6MT."Engine up front, gearbox in the middle, traction in the back" - with a glorious V8.

The deals and financing are (were) just remarkable and arguably one the best deals on an M-car. Add onto THAT EuroDelivery discount =

I'll give you a real-world number $53,000 (give or take a couple hundred $) for M3 sedan stripped, comp package, metallic paint. Financing was at 0.9% (1.9% - 1.0% loyalty discount), PLUS BMWCCA $500 rebate meant FREE financing. In retrospect, I think the M3 sedan is a better deal than 1M.

I had read somewhere that the M3 was the most reliable BMW in the lineup - I could never verify this, but who knows?
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      09-28-2011, 12:24 PM   #11
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More than likely, I would cry myself to sleep everynight until the new M2/M3 arrives. This, I blame on all that Air Force sensitivity training....kindler and gentler.
That's a tough call on patience. And would you really want a first out M redesign? Think of all those guys in 2008 M3s with the old iDrive knob.
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What would you do if your chance at a 1M was taken away?
Make some calls and make sure some serious ass kicking takes place.

This owner bullshit seems to be getting out of hand. BMW NA needs to get involved.



On a practical hypothetical (my dealer has been pretty straight and upfront with me so far) note: I would go back to my A4 till the Cayman refresh comes out (possibly with some mild hybrid flavor or a high power 4 cylinder). The Audi R4 could be another option.

Until BMW fixes the problem with their dealers, I would not give them any more business.
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In speaking with my dealership, it seems that my allocation got approved and is beginning production except for some unfortunate news that...

1) The allocation is in the dealership owner's name.
2) It's not spec'd at all like I requested.
3) I'll may have to entertain a bidding war once it gets in.

The only thing I can say to my SA's credit is that he's been very upfront with me every step of the way. No promises were made or broken.

Thinking further... If I somehow get the rug pulled out from under me, I may entertain a chance to start over with a 2012 M3 E92 6MT without navi, competition package, and sunroof.

My fully-loaded E90 right now has proven to be a bit more than I want or need. Too many doors. Suspension I never adjust. Boring DCT. A sunroof I never use. And a highly distracting onboard screen. Fat, fat, fat.

What would you do if your chance at a 1M was taken away?
I will sell you my Z3 M//Coupe, black on tan, 2 owner 61,800 miles bone stock.
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      09-28-2011, 12:42 PM   #14
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In speaking with my dealership, it seems that my allocation got approved and is beginning production except for some unfortunate news that...

1) The allocation is in the dealership owner's name.
2) It's not spec'd at all like I requested.
3) I'll may have to entertain a bidding war once it gets in.

The only thing I can say to my SA's credit is that he's been very upfront with me every step of the way. No promises were made or broken.

Thinking further... If I somehow get the rug pulled out from under me, I may entertain a chance to start over with a 2012 M3 E92 6MT without navi, competition package, and sunroof.

My fully-loaded E90 right now has proven to be a bit more than I want or need. Too many doors. Suspension I never adjust. Boring DCT. A sunroof I never use. And a highly distracting onboard screen. Fat, fat, fat.

What would you do if your chance at a 1M was taken away?
I will sell you my Z3 M//Coupe, black on tan, 2 owner 61,800 miles bone stock.
it is a 02 S54
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      09-28-2011, 12:44 PM   #15
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Exige and swap in a K20 with boost.

That or a 911 of some sort, 996 911 Turbo maybe.

If money wasn't an issue, it'd be this : http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2012-...#ht_500wt_1091
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How about the 2011 Lotus Elise SC?

2000 lbs
0-60 mph = 4-ish seconds
Probably even more rare than 1M



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i would move to a cayman s ...i had already made up my mind to cancel my 1M order cause the wait and not knowing was killing me, but that very day the decision was made my SA called with my allocation and delivery date info. So i took it as fate that i should stick with the 1M and have not regreted it at all. luv this car....
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How about the 2011 Lotus Elise SC?

2000 lbs
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Probably even more rare than 1M
I love it. But not the easiest car to live with unless it's a weekend only car.

0-60 is more like 4.7-5.3 seconds. Most of the time it's about 5 seconds.

It's only rarer than the 1M b.c their sales are slow not b.c of limited production. Resale value will be good though until a new elise is released for the US, which no one knows when will happen. 2011 MY is the last for the Elise/Exige. There are a few nice leftovers out there!
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If I may be so bold, it would be a mistake for you to accept not getting a 1M. Commanding a 1M is your first, best destiny; anything else is a waste of material.
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You're about to remind me that logic, alone, dictates your actions.
I would not presume to debate you.
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