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Lightbulb This is where I say good-bye

I have owned this car from day 1, this was my "gift" to myself for spending 14 months in Fallujah, Iraq. I was never really a BMW fan growing up and I've always been a car guy so I was pretty open minded when I was looking for a replacement for my Mach 1 (that just so happened to pop right before I went to the sand box)



I came home over my "mind tour" break from Iraq and I drove the hell out of everything I could think of that I wanted to.
  • Infiniti G35
  • Genesis Sedan (this was the 1st model year)
  • Lexus IS250
  • Lexus IS350
  • Lexus IS-F
  • BMW 535i
  • BMW 550i
  • BMW 335i
The array of cars was vast and in the "size" that I wanted, I enjoyed the BMW 335i way more than I thought I would and decided that was the car. I got pricing for the car from a sales guy at Baron where I test drove it. I was kind of in shock and told him I was not buying now and I was heading back to the sand box for 6 (8 more months) While being back I got to digging and found out there was a Military/Vet program for BMW and it was an amazing deal at the time so I jumped on it.



I got to order my car right from BMW and directly through Bahrain, it was seamless and easy. To say I was excited was an understatement. The months flew by while I was in Iraq and then when I got home I gave Baron a heads up about the car arriving and to let me know when it arrived.





The day FINALLY arrived and the car rolled off the truck and I was up there to see it ( I was also informed "mid-order" I was getting a different car from what I drove and had a mini panic attack due to NO ONE knew what the LCI was going to be for the 3 series (well EU pics leaked and I wasn't mad)





Fast forward to today (hence the bottom pics)



Life tends to throw a lot of curve balls and I am human after all and just going to "burn this motherfucker to the ground" and that is how it will be. For those that know they know for those that don't .. none of your fucking business.



The new owner is one here and is a member I am sure he will post up soon





















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The precious is mine!

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Little confused by your post... any plans to replace it with something else, or just putting the cash towards other responsibilities?
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What part is confusing? I can attempt to clarify parts or you can pm me ...
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Great car! It'll be missed... but not for long!
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*** TIME LINE*** of sorts










The wheels arrived before the car did off the boat



















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PS: I am going to get a couple photographers together and when the new car comes in, Brian and I can do a shoot
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PS: I am going to get a couple photographers together and when the new car comes in, Brian and I can do a shoot
That would be sick!
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get 2 each with their unique views etc.. should be good
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You finally getting a stinger by?
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nope .. wasn't even an option .. I don't do 1st model year cars
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little vague, started out with a cool story bringing me back to being in iraq at the same time...then the whole timeline died off and got weird.
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We are still friends on Facebook ..that would probably fill the vagueness gaps in a little more

CosmoM3 (Ryan said the same )
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I'd buy cseaman's Z06 and fuckstart faces all day.

But I am BDF.
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Something went wrong. Please make sure you added the video correctly.

Video URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wn4jvCvU94
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sounds like it is all working out in the end. what's next?

'grats on the car buddylee
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btw, if you guys want a 2 wheeled bmw to join in on the photo's let me know.
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All the teasers on FB.. I NEED TO KNOW!
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Soon ... probably on FB before here tbh
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The guy in the video said what he is replacing it with. Unless he's just trolling but it seems like a logical path.
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1st one to catch that

So yeah I am getting an M4
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M4, nice.

Over the course of ownership, how much did that car and the N54 cost you outside of warranty to fix/maintain?
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M4, nice.

Over the course of ownership, how much did that car and the N54 cost you outside of warranty to fix/maintain?


The car was a 2009 With 44K on it, I changed the oil (Thank you Bimmertech for always helping me) I mean I did essentially follow him from Baron to another dealership then to an independent shop. He was one of the only techs I trusted from the PDI (day 1) with the car

I also had other friends at Baron help me out when things came up , I had the infamous "injector" leak, so I got the friend deal on that same with the coding.

Air Filters (panel and cabin) ^ friends in the right places

I had an OEM battery go belly up, I paid the 130 for that and Bimmertech also coded it.

I got all the warranty fixes from Baron, the airbag, the heater fix, the HPFP etc..

So essentially not the BMW money pit that people think of I am sure

Edit: Buddylee and I obviously talked/played 20 questions on the car and things that it may need in the future, so that was a nice "change of pace" vs just modification questions. I did see where he was working on a short list of little things he wanted to tackle 1st.
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yeah, I was jealous watching you build the damn car. I wanted a new car lol.
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It was fun for sure, also keeping the car for that long I didn't care/notice the depreciation so it was whatever.

It was also funny when taking it to Baron and getting compliments after all these years or the "we've never seen that interior in here too much etc...
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