In Reply to: Hi, guys... posted by jslick on April 26, 2000 at 13:45:49:
You will like those Vader seats. In fact, when you sit in any other car after driving the M3 for a while, you'll feel like you're sitting on a wide sofa. I love my Vaders! Of course, my butt may be (nah, lets not...)
The service check-out process sounds promising. I believe having it checked for an over-rev was smart. I doubt if they will be able to tell if it had performance software downloaded to the DME. They may just overwrite the software with the latest factory version. Of course, you'd lose the performance software (if you had any).
The 6 year/100K mile Certified BMW Warranty gives you almost three years where you won't have to worry about anything major happening. That's good.
I received corporate rebates for the M3 and the 328i when I bought them. It's a nice incentive.
When are you going to say: "OKAY, WE GOT A DEAL. LET'S WRITE 'ER UP"?
You better hurry up or I'll find out what dealer has it and buy the damn thing myself!
: I could not get to this board since yesterday afternoon, due to networking problems.
: I went over there yesterday, took a CD, and just sat in the Vader for about 30 minutes, playing with the various adjustments and listening to my disc. I think it would take a little time to get used to the Vader butt bolsters, but I don't see it as a big deal breaker. I compared to a 328 with sport seats, and relaized that the 328's seat has a similar butt bolster, just not such a tight holster!
: I also visited with the shop, and found out that, during the certification process, they would not normally uncover a mechanical over-rev flag, should it exist. Nor would they notice whether or not the DME has original software. So, I asked them to drag the car back into the shop, and verify these two things.
: I also learned that the certif will run until the end of 2002, which I figure is pretty good. Finally, I learned that, no matter what I pay, I get a $500 rebate from BMWNA, since I work for Nortel Networks.