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Old 07-14-2012, 03:36 AM   #21
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Tons of great pictures on page 23. And if you go to the last page, he's had it for 2 years at this point with no wear outside of the bolster from seatbelt rub (which has taken a toll on my leather anyways, haha)
Wow that is sharp

That brings me to a dilemma. Do I get a fan interior and swap "X" parts out for black and dye the rest or do I just go full black? :s
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:37 AM   #22
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Hehe lol

It is true though They do look better in the shade
The sun highlights all the dust and small scratches!

I love black cars, but I'm not interested in going back to that in a daily driver. Unrealistic to expect to avoid all the small blemishes that naturally appear when you take the car with you everywhere you go.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:40 AM   #23
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Wow that is sharp

That brings me to a dilemma. Do I get a fan interior and swap "X" parts out for black and dye the rest or do I just go full black? :s
He successfully dyed black leatherette, so it seems like the smarter move to go black to start in order to minimize work.

On the other hand, black interiors probably command more $, especially since they don't show dirt and wear as easily as tan, and a lot of minor damage would be covered up by a color change anyways.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:46 AM   #24
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He successfully dyed black leatherette, so it seems like the smarter move to go black to start in order to minimize work.

On the other hand, black interiors probably command more $, especially since they don't show dirt and wear as easily as tan, and a lot of minor damage would be covered up by a color change anyways.
Thinking I'll go with black interior then :/

Either white or dark red for exterior colour... Hmmm
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #25
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Why not buy another 328ci for like $5000 and spend couple thousands on reinforcements and maintaince.
An 18 years old Canadian can't be that rich, our country is communism after all.
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:37 AM   #26
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Oh and you don't have a ZHP.
That's like me saying I have a M3 package.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #27
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No, just no. Troll.

Also, I swapped the ZHP M-tech bumper for the regular 328 bumper, liked the looks better. M-tech made it look fat >_> I also had 2 sets of alloys and a set of steelies. I liked using the more bespoke rims.

In regards to the 328. I don't believe in downgrading cars in regards to MY. So 2007 -> 2006 is the most I am willing to budge. I also like the look of the face lifted 330 better.
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:55 AM   #28
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6 speed manual and 30ish extra horsepowers are also attractive reason to go 330 > 328
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #29
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/\ doesn't know what ZHP really is.
And No it's not just a bumper.

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Old 07-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #30
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6 speed manual and 30ish extra horsepowers are also attractive reason to go 330 > 328
If you find one. My 330ci is a five speed.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #31
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If you find one. My 330ci is a five speed.
What year? All the 2006s seem to have it... uh.... standard.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:53 PM   #32
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Also, does the OEM Bluetooth work with modern Bluetooth devices adequately?

Is it also easy to do a USB connection retrofit? Or should I just go dynavin at that point :x
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:32 PM   #33
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Also, does the OEM Bluetooth work with modern Bluetooth devices adequately?

Is it also easy to do a USB connection retrofit? Or should I just go dynavin at that point :x
I just got an aftermarket radio with blue tooth. It fit the color scheme and everything.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:35 PM   #34
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I just got an aftermarket radio with blue tooth. It fit the color scheme and everything.
Dynavin?
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i like the story haha. bmw>merc pretty much across the board honestly. even amgs are a bit too soft for my taste. fast but still steer like a bus. classic mercedes were amazing though.

all pretty generalized statments i know lol. but they all have some truth to them.
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:11 AM   #36
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Dynavin?
I have the pioneer deh 6200bt. Bluetooth call quality is way better than the BMW stock Bluetooth.

I'm sure dynavin is better in every way, but I didn't think it was necessary. I just have a phone mount beside the stereo and use the phone for music, navigation, etc and have it mated for Bluetooth calling.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:53 AM   #37
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i like the story haha. bmw>merc pretty much across the board honestly. even amgs are a bit too soft for my taste. fast but still steer like a bus. classic mercedes were amazing though.

all pretty generalized statments i know lol. but they all have some truth to them.
Wish I did not have such a story to tell. I am glad I tried Mercedes but the car has always just felt wrong to me.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:55 AM   #38
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I have the pioneer deh 6200bt. Bluetooth call quality is way better than the BMW stock Bluetooth.

I'm sure dynavin is better in every way, but I didn't think it was necessary. I just have a phone mount beside the stereo and use the phone for music, navigation, etc and have it mated for Bluetooth calling.
Ah, alright.

So it would be better for me to get a non-SatNav car and install a dynavin after the fact? I was going to do that with my 328 but... Well... You know what happened to those plans
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Old 07-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #39
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Ah, alright.

So it would be better for me to get a non-SatNav car and install a dynavin after the fact? I was going to do that with my 328 but... Well... You know what happened to those plans
Honestly I couldn't tell you. My BMW just had the standard business radio so I don't know what features you'd be gaining or losing with satnav
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Gaining is more like it :X There is a whole forum here dedicated to that so I will take a peak there
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