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      04-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #23
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OK, but how about a review in the meantime?
Not sure that I can add too much to what's already been said about the F30 but here's a few thoughts

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* 320D Sport
* Metallic Mineral White - Just love this colour
* Automatic Transmission - I do a lot of urban driving
* Lumbar & Bolster Support - To help my back stay comfy
* Steering Wheel Heating - It was cold the week I ordered
* Dakota Leather - I couldn't resist Coral Red
* Reversing Camera - A freebie from the lease company
* Interior Comfort Pack - Wanted the folding rear seat

I could have added loads more options but at 33,500 ($54,000 USD) I was already over my company car limit.

Had the car now for five days and 160 miles. This is my first BMW and simply the best car I have ever had. The colour combination gives it a great presence on the road and the Coral interior makes the cabin feel light and airy.

I think the styling is a great improvement over the previous model. The best view is of the front. I even like the bonnet (hood) shut line as it differentiates the car radically from other vehicles.

I was worried that the standard 17" rims would look a bit crap but I was pleased to find that they look much better in the flesh than in pictures that I had seen. Don't worry, the public will not be laughing if you selected these.

The interior is a great place to be. Most surfaces are soft and the whole cabin has a quality feel to it. My only criticism are the black plastic front seat backs which look and feel like they have been designed by the Early Learning Centre.

Things get even better when night falls and thanks to the ambient lighting the cabin takes on the appearance of a Spearmint Rhinos. Damn, I wish I'd had this in my car when I was 18 lol.

The i-drive is so simple any idiot can use it, but you need to be careful not to be too distracted by it whilst driving.

The ride is fantastic, so good that all 18 miles to work are a real pleasure. Power delivery is great and in Sport mode even this 2 litre diesel really wants to take off. Speaking of the diesel engine, when stationary it sounds like an old tractor, but hopefully it will quieten down once it loosens up a bit.

As for economy during the first 160 miles I have averaged 35mpg which is way short of the claimed figure. Is anybody doing any better with this engine?

Overall a great car, I am very pleased with it.

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      04-24-2012, 04:36 AM   #24
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Congrats on the new car! This is the exact same combo I'm looking.

Can you advice how much the ride differs between the passive Sport suspension and the Luxury line? Did you test drive any of the other Lines before going with sport? Is the sport noticeably harsher?
This car has a additional m sport suspension same the m package. İts 2 mm lower than the others and not a uncomfortable for me.

However if u want more comfortable u can buy adaptive m suspension or not buy anything and the car comes normal suspension so lines not important for suspensions
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      04-24-2012, 08:24 AM   #25
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This is the first time I saw these pictures. The color combinations look fantastic, inside and out!

The ONLY thing that bothers me with the lighter colors are the lines on the hood and front end. Otherwise, I love how you the owner put it all together. The high gloss black and red trim are a nice complement to the red seats. The Mineral white hast a nice sheen to it.
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      04-25-2012, 12:12 AM   #26
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* Dakota Leather - I couldn't resist Coral Red
Excellent choice.
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      04-25-2012, 08:09 AM   #27
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Thanks for the reply.

This I am looking forward to:
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Things get even better when night falls and thanks to the ambient lighting the cabin takes on the appearance of a Spearmint Rhinos. Damn, I wish I'd had this in my car when I was 18 lol.
This not so much...
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Speaking of the diesel engine, when stationary it sounds like an old tractor, but hopefully it will quieten down once it loosens up a bit.
Maybe some pics now please? (I appreciate the weather here has been awful this week).
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      04-25-2012, 08:17 AM   #28
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Really nice! Red leather looks great!
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      04-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #29
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Thanks for the reply.

This I am looking forward to:


This not so much...


Maybe some pics now please? (I appreciate the weather here has been awful this week).
Still raining and she needs a wash. Off to Blackpool with the lads this weekend so will probably have to wait another week before I can get some shots
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      04-25-2012, 04:12 PM   #30
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Beautiful car! I love the mineral white!
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      04-25-2012, 10:22 PM   #31
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My friend took delivery his 320i today and the colour is really incredible
my car which is arriving this June look exactly like yours...
so so so beautiful
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      04-26-2012, 07:21 AM   #32
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I HATE YOU!!!

I was sooo happy with my decision, 335i Black on Black and now you show me this pics... My God this car is gorgeous! What combination!!!! I want one too!!!
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      04-26-2012, 07:35 AM   #33
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Right now your car is my computer wallpaper!

I'm in love!

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      04-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #34
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Right now your car is my computer wallpaper!

I'm in love!

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      04-27-2012, 12:26 PM   #35
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Thank you, Thank you!

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I told my wife that I was going to order my 328i exactly like yours, and she remind me how much I love black on black, and bla bla bla, and you will eventually get tired of the red seats... bla bla bla... if you are or not on a good mud the red seats will be there... bla bla bla

Let me ask you, do you usually get black interiors on your cars? What were the exterior and interior colors of your previous cars? How red are those seats? Do you get tired of looking at them? How to you feel seating on a black interior compared to yours?

I still think you got by far the best combination of colors, and BTW, thank you for the higher resolution picture.
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If this has worked then here are some quick photos of a dirty F30 on a wet and overcast day in Yorkshire.
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      04-28-2012, 05:54 AM   #37
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is the screen's size fine or it's small??
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      04-28-2012, 07:38 AM   #38
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is the screen's size fine or it's small??
I find the base screen to be just fine. It's actually pretty big. Bigger than it seems in pictures. I like it.
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      04-29-2012, 07:54 AM   #39
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I told my wife that I was going to order my 328i exactly like yours, and she remind me how much I love black on black, and bla bla bla, and you will eventually get tired of the red seats... bla bla bla... if you are or not on a good mud the red seats will be there... bla bla bla

Let me ask you, do you usually get black interiors on your cars? What were the exterior and interior colors of your previous cars? How red are those seats? Do you get tired of looking at them? How to you feel seating on a black interior compared to yours?

I still think you got by far the best combination of colors, and BTW, thank you for the higher resolution picture.
My E92 has coral red seats and to this day I'm still in love with the color. I had to have them again in my F30 so Sport Line it was! You will not be disappointed if you choose to change your mind. It adds a really unique touch to your BMW but maintains sportiness and luxury without being in your face.
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