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Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Blue92, Jul 10, 2008.

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    Blue92

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    I'm a first time BMW owner (14 months now) and am still wondering why I waited so long. I absolutely love my little 3'er! I look forward to learning more about these wonderful machines, their history and how-things-work. I'm a 47 year young Maintenance Group Leader so the "how-things-work" is very interesting to me. Glad to be here and planning a LONG stay!

    Ron :D
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    Bimmerdan

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    Welcome Ron! Glad to have you on board!!

    This forum (and the club in general) is a great resource for 'how things work' so you should enjoy it immensly. You're going to love that 335, it's an amazing car!!

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    Welcome Ron,

    Enjoy, experience and share...hope we live up to your expectations

    BMWSTEPInstructor
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    Bimmerdan

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    Uh-oh....people have expectations of us...??!! That just never ends well.....;)
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    Blue92

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    Thanks guys. It may be tough to balance drive time with learning time. My decision to get a BMW came from a conversation with my dad 30 years ago. He had been to Europe on business... "Of all those fancy cars, if I was going to buy one it would be a BMW". He never had his, but I'm sure glad I remembered that conversation. Mine isn't fancy, it's not loaded with options and I'm sure that his wouldn't have been either. The dealer was a little surprised when I ordered the sport package only. My comment was, " I'm buying this car to drive".
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    AMEN, BROTHA!

    Every time I go to the BMW website to configure a 3-series that I won't be able to afford for 20 years, I always skip every other package except the Sport Package. Basic non-metallic Alpinweiss paint, black leatherette is fine, Sport package, and we're good to go!
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    Blue92

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    You described my car to a "T", well except for the Montego Blue paint. I enjoy the super smooth 6MT and am perfectly comfortable in the 'ette seats.
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    az3579

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    Have you got any pictures of the Montego Blue? It doesn't look quite right on the BMW website and wanted to see what it actually looks like...
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    Blue92

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    AZ... Actually I don't have any archived prints of my car on this hard drive. I will say, Montego Blue nearly defies photography. It changes colors before your eyes! The lighting & shadows can make for very wide contrasts. The body lines of the car fool you into believing that it isn't all the same color. I think the only way to get a true feel for the color is to look at one in person, move around to a different angle and you'll see why it is so hard to get a representative picture.
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    :D



    Of course; you were there!
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    Blue92

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    That is it! It can appear to be a bright blue in direct sunlight and a Navy/Royal blue in the shade. Artificial lighting gets really interesting...

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