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View Poll Results: Start/stop button surround, yay/nay?
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      11-23-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Start/stop button surround

Am I the only one who feels the start/stop button surround looks ridiculously cheap, like it was lifted from a Walmart bargain bin. With any luck, BMW rushed this detail for the auto shows while intending to provide a proper part on production vehicles.
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      11-23-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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The one on my e90 is 10000% nicer looking in nickel finish. The e82 looks to be plastic and cheesy to me.

The cheesy vs. the nicer (from my e90)

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      11-23-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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i'm hoping the car in SFO was thrown together for the show and that these things are sorted out (i.e. orange peel, misaligned sheet metal, plastic start stop ring)
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      11-23-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
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Personnally I don't like the button because it's HUGE...that and if I own the car do I really need it to tell me that it's the start/stop button?...:iono:

But then maybe that all stems fro mthe fact that my first car had a push-button start, and all it was, was a little chrome button in the dash


But either way, it's not going to stop me from getting one:roundel:
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      11-23-2007, 02:13 PM   #5
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i'm hoping the car in SFO was thrown together for the show and that these things are sorted out (i.e. orange peel, misaligned sheet metal, plastic start stop ring)
maybe this was one of the journalist test cars and one of the idiots behind the wheel flipped the car going around the corner. They had to repaint it quickly, resulting in the orange peel, but forgot to bend the sheet metal back. As for the start/stop...i got nothin.:biggrin:
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      11-23-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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I'm not positive but if you look at some of the old photos(pre engraving) the ring looked a lot nicer. so I'm thinking/hoping that they just went with a cheep plastic one in the preproduction ones to show the engraving and the actual production ones will be that smooth metal looking rings :iono:
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      11-23-2007, 11:21 PM   #7
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I too, prefer the one on my E92. The one on the 1er just looks a little....odd.
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maybe this was one of the journalist test cars and one of the idiots behind the wheel flipped the car going around the corner. They had to repaint it quickly, resulting in the orange peel, but forgot to bend the sheet metal back. As for the start/stop...i got nothin.:biggrin:
Better get used to the orange peel. Its not going anywhere.
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      11-24-2007, 06:53 PM   #9
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Don't care either way. It's just a button.

Extra money(!) for metallic paint? Now this is something I care about.

Need to wrap my mind around BMW marketing...
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      11-25-2007, 08:35 AM   #10
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Who cares pop it off and spray it over with whatever you want. You can make it look like how u want it to with a little bit of effort.
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Who cares pop it off and spray it over with whatever you want. You can make it look like how u want it to with a little bit of effort.

Looks like you could swap one from and e9? pretty easily, if you didnt want to paint it.
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Looks like you could swap one from and e9? pretty easily, if you didnt want to paint it.

i believe so someone should buy an aftermarket one
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      12-05-2007, 03:36 PM   #13
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Hmm, I figured it would be the exact same one in all the rest of the new BMW's...

Maybe its just the "Year 1 of the 1" surround that is cheezy and plastic-looking, has anyone seen the non "Year 1 of the 1" surrounds?

Maybe they will be swap-able, find one at a junk yard from a wrecked e90...
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      12-07-2007, 12:52 AM   #14
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Could really care less as long as it starts!
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      12-07-2007, 11:40 AM   #15
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lol im with Mateo on this one people have to stop fanning around like women picking shoes.
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It wouldn't surprise me if someone started make an after market ring.
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These pictures make it look shinier, like the 3 series :iono:


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I don't care what it says, I just want it now.
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It won't be silver long. I will be painting it along with the rest of my trim.:headbang:
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It won't be silver long. I will be painting it along with the rest of my trim.:headbang:
I'm sure it will payoff for you when it comes to that resale value.

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^^ Not really a big deal, as I am not worried about resale value.:wink:
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Painting it black would be nice.
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