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Just back from all day trip! :) (somewhat long) (archive)

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Posted by Jack on February 16, 1999 at 21:52:12:

In Reply to: Jack- tell us about your delivery!! posted by FS on February 16, 1999 at 08:36:35:

FS, all I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW! it is definately worth the 12 week wait! this thing is amazing!

I took a day off work today to pickup my car at 9:30 in the morning and spent most of the rest of the day driving around in it. put 300 miles on it in the first day. After I left the dealer, I went straight to town fair tire and had the wheels replaced with after market 5 spoke wheels (didn't like the look of the standard 328 wheels).
Okay now to answer your questions, I love every feature on the car. Haven't had too much time to play with everything enough to fully understand them yet but so far I love it.

The Navigation system. well it's very accurate and I was surprised to find many smaller towns in my area covered on the disc even though they were not listed as covered on the book that came with the cd. the display is very sharp and crisp and can even been seen under sun light. You also have a more detailed view of your on board computer and stereo settings/controls. I would recommend it to anyone who travels frequently to new places. or to anyone who likes gadgets. It is definately worth the money for frequent travlers. If you get in a traffic jam, just take a detour and it'll find you a new way to your destination.

the HK option is fairly decent for non-audiophiles and for those that do not want the green people from mars to hear the bass blasting. If you turn the treble and bass knobs up towards the full mark, it sounds quite good. the tape deck is one of the worst I have ever heard. Sounds worst then a $5 walkman with $0.99 cent earphones. Luckily I don't play tapes so it's no biggie.

the quality of the leather and wood trim is top notch. Fit and finish is superb.

the 5 speed auto trans is silky smooth. and the engine...oh the engine... it is sweeeeeeeeeeeet!
lots of torque/power everywhere. and yet so quiet and refined. I averaged 26.1 mpg on my 300 mile trip today. about 1/2 city, 1/2 highway. I think it will get a little better after break-in.

Okay now the BAD, there is a very annoying rattle coming from the passenger side front door area. I don't know where exactly it's coming from or what's causing it but I'm going to do a little more research and track it down. it happens both when going over slightly imperfect roads, and when the radio is on (listening to talk shows or commercials).

I will get some pictures up hopefully this weekend if weather permits. we're suppose to get a fairly bad storm these next few days.

any requests for pictures? Let me know what you want to see and I'll try to get those pics.

Jack


: How is the new toy? I can bet you are very happy today! I hope you enjoy driving the new car.

: How do you like all the features? What are your opinions about the navigation system? In your opinion (Only if you've used it already!), is it worth the money? Would you recomend it to those out there that can afford to get it? How about the other options, do you like them? I can wait to get mine!!!

: I hope you can find a way to post pictures, and if you do, please include one of the navigation system!

: Have fun driving your new toy!

: FS
: 99 323i Sport
: Being built this week!!




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