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Old 14-04-2018, 10:48 AM   #1
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Finally got myself an M3 - F80 Yas Marina Blue

It’s been a childhood dream to get an M3; many times in the past I’ve had the opportunity to own an E36 or an E46 but the timing wasn’t right. Now I’ve sold my 520d M Sport, the work situation is right to facilitate a change to an M3, whereby I don’t need to be worried about fuel even though I cover 20-25k a year.

So whilst I was in the BMW dealer the other week for a service and MOT I spotted the 15 plate Yas Marina blue example they had in the used car section. It must have been the free coffee or the showroom lights but I took the plunge after a swift test drive.

Massively impressed with the F80 - docile when needed and then utterly insane at the push of a button.

The example I have has covered 36k miles and is nice and clean. Just no carbon interior bits - boo. Minor defects in the paint that will be corrected over time - as well as the usual stone chips and alloy dullness. Also a patch of leather that needs some life reinjected to it. The head up display is awesome though and paddles are quick to get used to.

I’ve only had the opportunity for a quick wash and I noticed that there is was a previous MOHS Gyeon stamp on the door frame from 31/01/17. So it cleans up nicely indeed.

So from this...



To this...









Leather on the drivers seat bolster...



More detailing to follow I guess...

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Old 14-04-2018, 10:51 AM   #2
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That's a sweet colour.

You'll love the purr and then growl of that engine in no time at all.

We are just in the process of selling our 240i so that the wife can have a SUV she has been craving in her pursuit of a dog. Although different engines, I'm seriously going to miss the symphony that the BMW 6pot produces.

Enjoy.
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Perfect. Spent many hours browsing these on autotrader
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wow!

excellent choice sir!
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Thanks chaps.

Can anyone recommend a product for the leather repair / conditioning. Been looking here:

http://lttleathercare.com/product/le...whites-creams/

They do a colour match for the Silverstone leather.
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Thanks chaps.

Can anyone recommend a product for the leather repair / conditioning. Been looking here:

http://lttleathercare.com/product/le...whites-creams/

They do a colour match for the Silverstone leather.
LTT are a sponsor on here Dan with a very good rep.

Pop onto their page and ask them for advice as they are pretty spot on with advice/replies etc...

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...play.php?f=208
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Love it
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Strong value for money in the M3/M4s now. Prices are already crossing over with the E9x models.
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Nice colour, i've always thought the M3 looks so much nicer than the M4, the flared arches seem more purposful
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