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      11-29-2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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My new 135i - 2 wks full report!

So after 2 weeks of ownership, I figured now would be a good time to give my impressions of the new ride.

I picked her up 2 weeks ago, from Paul Miller out in Wayne NJ. I worked with a saleswoman on the internet team, and got a good deal. Delivery was painless and the finance manager, did not try to sell any add - ons or spring any other b.s. on me.

Coming from a 2007 328i coupe, I am really enjoying the extra power. After only 600 miles, I feel pretty familiar with the car. For the most part, I am following the break-in guidelines, but it is a bit tough to do. On a couple of occasions, when getting lost in the moment, I toyed with 5500rpm.

The paddle shifters are really fun, and when in DS mode, shift quickly. I find the gear shifter easier to use when in manual mode, especially around turns and winding roads. For straight line acceleration, the paddle shifters are cool.

The cockpit seems simple, but more driver focused than my last car. Back seat is nearly useless, but I do not plan on using it much. Build quality feels just as good as the 328i, no rattles, squeaks, or wind noise some have complained about.

I really like the red coral leather. I acually think it feels better tham the dakota leather I had in my 3'er. I am digging the black headliner. I opted to keep my option list to a minimum this time around, but do not feel like I am missing anything.

The stock radio, like most have mentioned is nothing spectacular, but it gets the job done. The HD channels are a nice bonus, but certainly not worth paying extra for. The sun visors are flimsy, and the floor mats, (OEM cloth ones) are much thinner than the ones I had in my 3'er.

I washed her today, and applied a coat of NXT 2.0. Maybe after winter, I will set a weekend aside to wash, clay, and zaino. I am thinking about shadowline kidney grills, that too probably will get done in the spring.

Here are some pics, I know alot of people have White and Coral, but I figured I would share anyway. I also threw in a picture of my old car too.
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      11-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #2
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Cool. Thanks for sharing.
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      11-30-2009, 09:09 PM   #3
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last pic - is that after you buffed it?
Congrats - smart move to get M Sport package.
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      11-30-2009, 09:13 PM   #4
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the last pic, my old car, was when i took delivery, it was dealer prepped.

I did a full zaino job on it when it warmed up a few months later.

it's heard to capture alpine white's depth with a point and shoot, on a cloudy day lol
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      12-01-2009, 12:13 AM   #5
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Ah, The ShouLin... i know it well. Grew up Near Hylan and Tysens...

Congrats on the ride, I have a question. What year is your 1er cause I dont have those ///M sills in the door on my 09 ///M Sport...
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      12-01-2009, 12:23 AM   #6
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Ah, The ShouLin... i know it well. Grew up Near Hylan and Tysens...

Congrats on the ride, I have a question. What year is your 1er cause I dont have those ///M sills in the door on my 09 ///M Sport...
Small world, my parents house is in oakwood too. I wash my cars there lol.

Shoot me a pm, I grew up there too.

Its a 2010. I didn't realize the 09's did not have the ///m sills. The main cosmetic difference is the bigger mirrors on the 2010.
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I like the last picture, never seen a 1 series look so good
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Congrats, I ordered from Paul Miller and doing PCD Dec 22, I have had a good experience with them so far as well. Enjoy
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      12-01-2009, 06:05 PM   #10
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Is there any aftermarket option to get rid of the chrome trim? I hate chrome. Nice car BTW, can't wait to pick mine up!
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      12-04-2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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Is there any aftermarket option to get rid of the chrome trim? I hate chrome. Nice car BTW, can't wait to pick mine up!
the only chrome is on the kidney grills.

And yea, the offer a few different types of blacked out grills. I am looking at the shadowline grills. I'm told they match the window trim the best.

something like this:
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Congrats on the ride... I just can't get enough of the AW/Coral Combo... GORGEOUS!
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      12-04-2009, 05:46 PM   #13
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looks good! great dealer ship too
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ask for Jim! he is the best
Hopefully I will have to meet him 2 times, just for my oil changes. Lol.
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