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      03-17-2008, 11:29 PM   #1
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Delivery in Orlando (crimson red)

I picked up my 135i tonight! Kudos to Debra at Fields!

Attached are a couple of flash photos - I didn't get home until well after dark. Hopefully I'll have time in the morning for some day light photos.

My quick review (coming from an RX-8):
  • +As others have said, photos do not do this car justice - it is simply stunning in person
  • +Comfort access rocks
  • +Blue-tooth works very well - everyone I called could tell I was using hands-free, but said I was easy to hear. And I don't talk loud.
  • +The Boston leather is fantastic. It looks great and is soft and supple (it and the sports steering wheel materials reminded me of the Lexus IS-350 I test drove last summer).
  • +The car feels very solid -- it's quiet and refined on the road, but the engine has a nice snarl to it.
  • +Low end torque... wow, just wow. No turbo lag.... if I didn't know, I wouldn't know.
  • +The steering and brakes are excellent - I felt right at home immediately.
  • +The clutch has a very good feel to it. Surprisingly, I think it's lighter than the 8's, or maybe just has a different feel... dunno, but I like it.
  • -The gearbox isn't quite as good as the RX-8's. The throws are a bit on the long side and I find myself hunting for 3rd gear (I'm used to just gently pushing up, but that doesn't seem to quite work). I also accidentally put it in reverse at a stop light!
  • -I-drive has a definite learning curve
All in all, I'm a very happy camper.
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      03-17-2008, 11:52 PM   #2
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i've been enjoying the looks i get around town. either ppl who know what it is and want a look, or people trying to figure out what it is.

cya around town.
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      03-18-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
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Looks great!!!:thumbup:

Does location factor into if you get window tint? or is that a buyer request option?
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      03-18-2008, 05:13 AM   #4
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The red looks fantastic! Congrats!
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      03-18-2008, 06:10 AM   #5
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I am heading to Fields today! My car is there already..
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      03-18-2008, 07:36 AM   #6
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Looks great!!!:thumbup:

Does location factor into if you get window tint? or is that a buyer request option?
I think they all come with the same factory tint in the glass - it's not very much. I'll be making a trip to a local tint shop this weekend.
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      03-18-2008, 07:45 AM   #7
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I saw your car getting washed yesterday. The red looks great. My AW white is supposed to show up today
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      03-18-2008, 08:35 AM   #8
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So glad I ordered Crimson Red!
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      03-18-2008, 09:41 AM   #9
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i didn't want to threadjack so please check out my other thread for orlando owners:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5386
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      03-18-2008, 11:40 AM   #10
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      03-18-2008, 11:49 AM   #11
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Thanks for the response SL01!
Your car looks sweet, have a great time breaking it in.
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      03-18-2008, 12:09 PM   #12
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Slo1 Thanks so much for posting with pics, this is the first CR that I've seen delivered and it looks fantastic. I pick mine up at the PDC on April 1st and can't wait to see CR in person. Enjoy !!
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      03-18-2008, 12:15 PM   #13
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Aww...you orlando guys are making me jealous!!! I have yet to see one in person. If you see an s2000 do a complete 180degree turn at high speeds to get near you, do me a favor, lay out of boost will ya??
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      03-18-2008, 02:45 PM   #14
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Red looks hot..and i dont like red cars..mines gonna be here tomorrow but i cannot get her until sat as im a slave to my job..heave ho...heave ho...
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      03-19-2008, 01:22 AM   #15
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Here are a couple morning sun photos. :smile:
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      03-19-2008, 11:34 AM   #16
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DAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!!!!!
That is beautiful! Can't tell you how glad I am about my order...
The people want MORE PICS!!!!!! And by people, I mean me and Balls.
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      03-19-2008, 11:37 AM   #17
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Your car looks amazing! I am in orlando also (avalon park), what area are you in?
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      03-19-2008, 11:48 AM   #18
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Crimson Red has to be the most under rated paint for the 1-Series. Absolutely gorgeous!
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      03-19-2008, 02:15 PM   #19
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Thanks, guys. slm95, I'm in Independence, just west of Windermere. My office is near Sea World, so if you see a crimson red 135 in that neck of the woods, it's probably me
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I'm sure glad I ordered a nice low-key color - Crimson Red!
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Looks great SL01! :thumbup:
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SLO1 - that thing just POPS - neat!!
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