Posted by JSherman on August 13, 1998 at 14:07:08:
In Reply to: Ordered a '99 540i 6spd posted by Dave Vogel on August 13, 1998 at 13:27:17:
: To those of you who aren't sick of hearing about my decision making process, I am happy to say that I decided on a '99 540i 6spd.
: The input from you guys(and gals?)was crucial in helping me make my decision.
: What it really boiled down to was:
: 1. I love to drive.
: 2. I don't commute.
: 3. I drive in traffic only in the Summer, when I head out to Long Island on the weekends (when I'm smart I can actually avoid it by going on off-peak hours).
: 4. If I got the Steptronic, I'd always be wondering,
: "What if I had gotten the stick?"
: 5. I don't use a cell phone often, smoke, or drink in the car. So what else do I need my right hand for -- while driving?
: 6. Every review I've ever read has called the 6spd the absolute ultimate.
: Anyway, the car is arriving in October or November, is Aspen/blk, and I am finally very psyched. Thank you all for your help.
Congrats on the decision - I also have a 540 i 6 on order in Biarritz Blue. It's also supposed to arrive in Oct/Nov. There are some changes over the 98's. Have you seen a detailed spec. yet ????