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Old 01-30-2013, 07:48 PM   #21
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Congratulations! You've got a great car!
Thanks, I wish I had a great car. As wife keeps reminding me, SHE has a great car.

;-)

I, on the other hand, have car-envy for the first time since we were married 20-odd years ago.

We did drive a few Z4's before she settled on the 3-series convertible, and I was a bit bitten by that bug. I'm thinking that as soon as we get the last child and his car out of the house, there may be a Z4 in my future.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:32 PM   #22
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Max'd out, yeah we have DDs as well, this is just our family fun car.

My previous summer toy I was like that with at first, explaining the fine details of defensive/preventive driving. It took years, but I finally threw her the keys and told her to have fun with the car and not to worry about it, it was just a car and I wanted her to experience the joy I feel when driving it. After all I wasn't exactly MR.Saint when in it, raced it many times over the years!

Since then she drove that car a handful of times, but we sold it last summer to buy the BMW. When we got the BMW, I told her from the get go, that if anything happens, we can always buy another one, but I think she saw the pure joy I had when we first bought it that she didn't want to risk anything spoiling that for me. I am sure next summer I'll convince her to atleast take it for a spin to experience it.

As I get older, I have come to realize that everything is replaceable. Heck, if something happens to this one, I might just replace it for a clean M3 vert, so in a way I am looking for an excuse to upgrade yet again

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:33 PM   #23
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Expensive to maintain it/parts, hardly breaks on the good side and it's soooooooooooooo worth it
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:51 PM   #24
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Hey RedFlea, I noticed your wifes car doesn't seem to have the proper license plate holder. I have one off my car that I don't need, its yours for $20 + the cost of shipping if you want it.

Its a nice piece, complete with screws. OEM BMW





Let me know, and I can get a shipping quote.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:46 PM   #25
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Congrats. Unfortunately, $100 is a good price for coding from a dealer. There may be local garage mechanics or Indy's that would do it for less though.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:27 AM   #26
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Hey RedFlea, I noticed your wifes car doesn't seem to have the proper license plate holder. I have one off my car that I don't need, its yours for $20 + the cost of shipping if you want it.

Its a nice piece, complete with screws. OEM BMW





Let me know, and I can get a shipping quote.
Thanks, I'll ask the wife if she wants it.

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Congrats. Unfortunately, $100 is a good price for coding from a dealer. There may be local garage mechanics or Indy's that would do it for less though.
I called my indie BMW guy, and he's going to do it for free!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:45 AM   #27
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Awesome, free is better! BTW, if you're really into that, its not hard to get a laptop, download the s/w, and DIY. Plenty of threads on how to do it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:34 AM   #28
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Awesome, free is better! BTW, if you're really into that, its not hard to get a laptop, download the s/w, and DIY. Plenty of threads on how to do it.
Yeah, ordered this yesterday:

http://www.xcar360.com/bmw-scanner-1...scan-tool.html

Use:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...7&postcount=26

Thought it would be nice to be able to muck about w/out having to take the car in.
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