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      07-15-2013, 04:33 AM   #89
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Picked her up August last year. Currently sitting on +- 6000 miles
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      07-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #90
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      07-15-2013, 03:44 PM   #91
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No order, no deposit. Drove him home in December 2011. No snow but very cold and scary (fun) ride on four hockey puck tires. -10 degrees C is not ideal with the stock Michelins and an itch to put down a little power;-)
I owe my good fortune to a BMW dealership owner that ordered the car for his son and was talked out of giving it to him. Something about "too much car":-) To bad about your luck son:-)
11,500 Km and about 200,000 more to go!
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      07-16-2013, 08:36 AM   #92
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No order, no deposit as well. May of 2011 I was in a BSM(wanted white) e92 335 6MT with a jb4 and dci, car was good fun but when I'd bought it i'd wanted a 135i, my gf at the time spoke so much of how the 135 was a very feminine car that I finally gave in and shopped for a manual 335. It was a great car but I was coming from a turbo'ed and slammed z3, so the 335 was huge to me.

At that time I needed new tires, I started looking for something to add grip because I was just shredding the 255's, I then realized 255 was as big as you could go on the stock wheels, so then I was looking at wheels. Coming from the z3 I knew this was a slippery slope(the only thing stock was most body panels and the inside rear view mirror).. I eventually settled on ordering rs3's in stock sizing and hoping it would be enough to put down the JB4 power.. while they were being shipped I saw my first 1M on the road. Game over.. It had everything I wanted in a car, a turbo'ed 6, RWD, a LSD, huge wheels, wheel wells that would hold anything I wanted and most importantly it was a smaller form factor that my gf couldn't spend her time making condescending gestures of my immaturity(while maybe she still could) and the cars lack of masculinity. I was sold.

That day I sent an email to all the BMW sales guys I or family members had bought cars from in the past, I'm always involved in their purchases, asking that they let me know if they somehow had one available.. All I got back were ridiculously snarky emails from salesman "Yea right, good luck" "lol, little late on that one", the most serious response: "I'll let you know if someone backs out, but not likely". My tires showed up, I depressingly was set to go get them installed that same day, hopes slashed, reassuring myself that it was a better financial decision to stay in the 335, boy that was wrong. That salesman with a decent response calls me up extremely excited, "I have one in our sister dealership a few hours away that someone just backed out of, lets make this happen!" I spent the next two days hammering them on my trade in and the 1M's price, drove up and picked it up, they asked if I wanted a test drive, "no thank you, just get me something to sign and the keys please," i already knew what i needed to without touching the car, that drive home was the happiest hour of my life I think!

Sent the tires I'd ordered back, and never looked back, amazing that the car is worth somewhere near what I payed and I can't think of selling it, it's a perfect car in my book, I'd love a bit better aerodynamics but who the hell cares when your behind the wheel with gobs of power.. thank you to the engineers for making the car I was waiting for

Dropped it off for the 30k service today, wish I could keep the miles off, but I just want to drive it.
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      07-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #93
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Deposit sometime in early 2011. $500, refundable.
6500 mi. on the clock.
Hopefully never have to get rid of it! Now if I can just scrimp some change for an E9, a nice E21, an old E30 to round it out...but for now the DD is my 128i 'vert.
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      07-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #94
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      07-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #95
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Had a crazy 12 months, on my 2nd 1m now after losing my 1st one in an accident...Currently on 14,000mls !!
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      07-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #96
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Had a crazy 12 months, on my 2nd 1m now after losing my 1st one in an accident...Currently on 14,000mls !!
Ditto... Ex-friend "borrowed" the first one and flipped it. So far my favorite car ever by a long shot!
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      07-18-2013, 12:35 AM   #97
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Paid Deposit October 2010 and delivered November 2011..
Currently just ticked over 14K Kms..
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      07-18-2013, 12:41 AM   #98
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      07-18-2013, 01:46 AM   #99
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VO, almost 2 yrs old now. 7500 miles. Want to keep but 991 50th anniversary arriving in Nov. Try and squeeze them both in somewhere. 1m is a great all round car. Performance vs cost is better than anything else, especially anything vaguely new.
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      07-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #100
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Had a crazy 12 months, on my 2nd 1m now after losing my 1st one in an accident...Currently on 14,000mls !!
Was it your first one you brought to the Ace Cafe?
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      07-18-2013, 08:51 PM   #101
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Certainly was mate,got completely wrote off....Bought a nearly new one 4 months ago......good to hear from ya too Jezzer

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      07-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #102
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Ditto... Ex-friend "borrowed" the first one and flipped it. So far my favorite car ever by a long shot!
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      07-19-2013, 05:34 PM   #103
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After an allocation from another dealer fell through, I found my AW 1M at a dealership in Nashville (thanks to some help from fellow forum members). I have around 12,000 miles and love the car. I almost traded the 1M toward an Aston Martin V8 Vantage this Spring , but my wife (who has never driven the BMW) would not let me get rid of it. So now I have both cars.
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      07-19-2013, 10:41 PM   #104
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I was initially tempted by a BMW sales guy in January 2011, before the first 1Ms arrived in Peru, I think the first one arrived in March 2011. I backed out because I hadn't seen one in person and didn't go for it. After driving a 135i a few months earlier I knew I would absolutely love the 1M, but at that moment I let it go.
Then in early July, the salesman called me and told me that they had a Valencia Orange 1M to test drive. We went out for a joyride and I felt chills going up and down my spine and I knew I WAS going to own one of these! But I didn't buy one there either.
A couple of weeks later on July 21st 2011 a friend of mine called and asked me to give him a ride to the BMW store because he wanted to get a 318i, so I picked him up and went along with him to the store. While my friend was finalizing his order, I sat down with the guy I had tested the 1M with a couple of weeks before and he told me there was a BSM 1M coming in in August which was not taken. So I did what my gut told me and I placed a $10K deposit on my baby! And thats that, my 1M was delivered by the end of August and its still going strong! 15,000kms so far!!!
And of course, I am NEVER getting rid of my 1M, EVER!
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      07-22-2013, 03:41 PM   #105
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What are the odds that all of the USA owners on this forum figuring out a way for all of us to meet up for one big who-ra?
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      07-22-2013, 10:26 PM   #106
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What are the odds that all of the USA owners on this forum figuring out a way for all of us to meet up for one big who-ra?
If you do it do it at Grand Canyon please
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      07-22-2013, 10:43 PM   #107
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What about a 1M gathering in Colorado in 2014? Or Pacific North West States?

Some place we can do a drive as well as meet and be social.

I don't mind doing all the planning if owners are actually interested in doing it. We could get some magazine coverage on the event as well.

Thoughts?

I can look into transport options for those who want to do it but are not drivers.
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      07-25-2013, 04:40 PM   #108
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Euro delivery July 2011, and now at 17k on it. Plan on keeping this one forever!
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      07-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #109
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Deposit US$ equivalent of $1000 in August 2011
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25 000 amazing km's in it
No intention to sell although pissed off with BMW for screwing us 1M owners over in many ways.
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      07-30-2013, 07:46 PM   #110
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