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      11-14-2014, 04:20 PM   #1
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Been lurking awhile, but figured I'd say hello. I think I might have been one of the first deliveries. Ordered back in Feb and took delivery April 11th.

First time BMW owner, coming from a Mazdaspeed 3 and still have a 350Z for weekend duty. I wanted a simple build around the things I find most important.

AW 228i M-Sport 8-spd
Coral Red Leather
Lighting Package
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The only thing I've done so far is 15% tint. Phenomenal little car. Not sure yet if I'll do much to it, that will all depend on if I plan on keeping it long term or not.
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      11-14-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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      11-15-2014, 03:38 AM   #3
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      11-15-2014, 08:18 AM   #4
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Looks awesome. You were able to get m sport brakes without track package?
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      11-15-2014, 06:05 PM   #5
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Looks awesome. You were able to get m sport brakes without track package?
if he took delivery in april, its a 2014. you could get the brakes for $650 on 2014 models
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      11-16-2014, 01:11 AM   #7
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if he took delivery in april, its a 2014. you could get the brakes for $650 on 2014 models
This is correct.
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Congrats man, I love glacier silver. The tint is perfect too.

Wow that 350Z looks beast!
I'm assuming that 350Z is heavily tuned, so you can't really compare the 228i to it, or can you?

Edit: not glacier silver, alpine white lol. Still looks great
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      11-16-2014, 03:07 PM   #10
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Congrats man, I love glacier silver. The tint is perfect too.

Wow that 350Z looks beast!
I'm assuming that 350Z is heavily tuned, so you can't really compare the 228i to it, or can you?
The 228i is easily faster than the Z, no doubt about it. The Z's suspension is a touch better with what I've done to it, but nothing crazy. The Z is very raw, which I love about the car. It's fun to see what 11+ years has done with cars, as this is a 2003 Track model. At times I wish I had gone with the 6-spd with the BMW, but letting the ZF pound through the gears is awesome.
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Congrats man, I love glacier silver. The tint is perfect too.

Wow that 350Z looks beast!
I'm assuming that 350Z is heavily tuned, so you can't really compare the 228i to it, or can you?
The 228i is easily faster than the Z, no doubt about it. The Z's suspension is a touch better with what I've done to it, but nothing crazy. The Z is very raw, which I love about the car. It's fun to see what 11+ years has done with cars, as this is a 2003 Track model. At times I wish I had gone with the 6-spd with the BMW, but letting the ZF pound through the gears is awesome.
Looks great for a 2003 model and I'm surprised to hear that it's slower than the 228i. I think it's the 370Z that is comparable to the M235i.
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      11-17-2014, 01:25 AM   #12
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The 228i is easily faster than the Z, no doubt about it. The Z's suspension is a touch better with what I've done to it, but nothing crazy. The Z is very raw, which I love about the car. It's fun to see what 11+ years has done with cars, as this is a 2003 Track model. At times I wish I had gone with the 6-spd with the BMW, but letting the ZF pound through the gears is awesome.
i had a friend with an 05 350z which was the trim level 1 up from the base (i remember there were 5 trims at the time).

that car was definitely "raw". for daily driving it was brutal in LA, every pot hole and crack in the road was tough even as a passenger in his car.
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Hello then, congrats! that 350
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      11-17-2014, 04:21 PM   #15
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i had a friend with an 05 350z which was the trim level 1 up from the base (i remember there were 5 trims at the time).

that car was definitely "raw". for daily driving it was brutal in LA, every pot hole and crack in the road was tough even as a passenger in his car.
I would never, ever want to daily drive the 350z in LA
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      11-17-2014, 05:10 PM   #16
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Beautiful car! Had I not gotten black, I think one of the whites would have been my 2nd choice.
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      11-17-2014, 06:03 PM   #17
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I would never, ever want to daily drive the 350z in LA

somehow he drove it from glendale to culver city for work everyday for 7-8 years.

a manual one. i think he liked pain.
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