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      01-21-2009, 06:44 PM   #23
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Very nice - congrats... :smile:

Appologies don't mean to sound harsh, but only thing I would've done differently is opted for a nice contrasting interior colour, or at least opted for silver trimming which would've looked fantastic against that grey external colour, the black interior looks so bland and boring IMHO...black looks good with the lighter colours like alpine white etc.

Love the look of the new nav display and controller
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      01-21-2009, 07:09 PM   #24
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Gumball, I think you have a good chance as long as the Window Tinters don't delay you. Maybe tell the dealer you're rather bring it back another day for tinting instead of missing out on your car this weekend.
Spoke to the dealer this morning and mentioned that and also said no need to polish etc (will be zainoing). Said he will phone back this arvo if Saturday delivery will be possible.

And car looks great! Was going to order SGM originally but decided to go black after I found out they deleted SGM.
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      01-22-2009, 01:52 AM   #25
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Congratulations Sprey on the car it looks great in that colour combo.
Just got a call from the dealer, my new 135i will be ready to pick up on Saturday morning 9:30. Just 2 more sleeps!!!
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      01-22-2009, 02:20 AM   #26
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Congratulations Dodger! Oh why do I think there will be several brand new E82's cruising around aimlessly this long weekend?

By the way, sleep well tonight. There will be no chance on Friday night!
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      01-22-2009, 02:59 AM   #27
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Was told maybe Saturday arvo and they will confirm tommorrow...
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      01-22-2009, 03:52 AM   #28
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There you go Gumball! What more can I say - let's all have a great weekend!
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      01-22-2009, 08:27 AM   #29
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Sprey congrats - welcome 2 the club
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      01-22-2009, 11:41 PM   #30
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Pick up is confirmed at 9am tommorrow morning!!!

Gonna be hard to sleep tonight
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      01-23-2009, 05:17 AM   #31
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I'm sure the hot Sydney weather won't help tonight! Well at least you can sleep in an air conditioned car tomorrow night! All the best Gumball and Dodger! Enjoy!
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      01-23-2009, 07:18 PM   #32
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Just got it - Jet Black looks friggen awesome and the car is great - will post some pics later!!
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      01-23-2009, 10:57 PM   #33
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Just received my 135, it is fantastic much better than I remember, I have been around visiting mates for their test drive, lots of dust on front wheels already!! Must spray them with Armourall brake dust repellant tomorrow.

Will post pics later.


Congrats Gumball on your new 135.
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      01-24-2009, 01:50 AM   #34
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Dodger - same - congtrats!!
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      01-25-2009, 11:59 PM   #35
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Just gave it a wash and applied the Armoral Wheel Protector - here is a pic:
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      01-26-2009, 12:24 AM   #36
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Congrats guys. Awesomely clean car Gumball. Concur with the Amoural Wheel Protectant, great product.
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      02-02-2009, 09:24 PM   #37
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Greetings everyone!

It's coming up nearly 2 weeks to the day I picked up my joy, thought I provide a quick update for those interested.

Having completed a mere 461kms, I am happy to report all is going well, exceedingly well in fact. Some of you may have seen a separate post by me as to a mysterious cable I found under the rear bench - but it would seem it was pretty benign. That's about it.

I thought I provide my Top 3 surprise likes and dislikes (too strong a term). Let's call it 'areas of opportunity' then.

Surprise Likes:

#1: Ride/Handling compromise despite RFT's reputation
#2: New iDrive and voice commands
#3: Steptronic

Areas of opportunity:

#1: Fuel tank size and distance-to-empty range
#2: Glare on gauges in noontime sun (curiously iDrive screen is fine)
#3: Electric folding door mirrors (option) don't fold automatically on exiting and door-locking the car.

By the way, I can live with all of the above and the 'Likes' list was seriously culled for the purposes of Top 3. A notable note which I will throw in here is how if you double press the unlock on the fob, windows open about 3/4 of the way down as soon as you pull the door handle to assist with missing your head as you sit into the car and then automatically winds back up when you shut the door. And this works for both the drivers and passenger windows. Good for big heads

Here are some new pictures, this time in the sun.


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      02-02-2009, 10:02 PM   #38
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Good to here all is going well, I am up to 767km and all is going great, car gets a lot of looks too.

Did you get tints?
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      02-02-2009, 10:16 PM   #39
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Hey Gumball!

Yes, 'ScotchTint 3M Black Colour Stable' which I uses on all my cars. So what are your Top 3's?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...beT4DCJBL6BVgl
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      02-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #40
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Looking good Sprey. Mine is being built this month ... so I am still living vicariously through you guys!!!
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      02-02-2009, 11:22 PM   #41
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Hey Gumball!

Yes, 'ScotchTint 3M Black Colour Stable' which I uses on all my cars. So what are your Top 3's?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...beT4DCJBL6BVgl
I have 3M tints as well but not all that happy with the adhesion to the dot matrix area on the front windows (still bubbly after 2 weeks). Getting it checked (hopefully fixed) when I get the oil changed at 1,000km.

My top 3.

1. Manual transmission - its brilliant, very smooth and hill holder rocks. Light clutch for such a powerful car
2. Handling - still have not pushed it but feels so good at moderate speeds. Steering feel is great!
3. Jet Black colour - it looks so shiny and reflective when clean - very happy with the choice.

Dislikes:

1. Dot Matrix on the windows making tints look a little tatty when viewed closely.
2. None
3. None
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      02-02-2009, 11:33 PM   #42
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You're right about the dot matrix window edges though I think I might have found a mitigating trick.

Within 24 hours of the tint being applied, I parked it in the sun (as recommended) and when the film got more tacky, I was able to use my fingers to squeegee out a lot of the bubbles. It's not perfect, but is a lot better than when I first received my car back from the tinters.

I love manuals too - but tend to do too many silly things when I drive them. One of my other cars is non-metallic black and I love that colour to bits... when it's clean. So much so I have to wash that car too often and decided to avoid my insanity with this car!
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      02-02-2009, 11:40 PM   #43
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I read about sanding the dot matrix off, applying a special glue and also using vinyl to cover them - dunno if any are worth trying! Don't really mind the look on the back windows but the front bothers be a little.
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      02-02-2009, 11:57 PM   #44
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So much so I have to wash that car too often and decided to avoid my insanity with this car!
Hehehe, Black cars look so good when clean but the upkeep and trying to avoid swirls is like a part time job. So much fun driving a black car that reflects everything

Space Grey looks awesome BTW - after seeing it in person do you prefer it to SGM? Curious as I really wanted SGM and did consider Space Grey for a while but chickened out and bought another black car (3rd one in a row).
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