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#1 (permalink) Old 07-24-2004, 08:31 PM
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Sorry for the "me too" post, but I just picked up my car today after waiting a week for it. It had 7 miles when I started it at the dealer; it has over 120 miles now


Let me preface this by saying I have driven and/or owned a decent amount of cars, including a Mustang, VW Jetta VR6, Acura RSX-S, and my other current ride a pick-em-up truck. I have driven souped-up caddies, Z28 Camaro, and lots of Japanese-style sports cars (RX 7, 280 Z, etc etc). I have read what everyone has said about the ride/drive of the BMW.

Nothing has prepared me for how overwhelming today was. It took a little while to get my seat just right, the stereo just right (the H-K, which I rate as good and acceptable but definitely not great), mirrors etc. Because it isn't broken in yet, I have yet to experience what it can do; however, I did take it up to 4,500 RPM twice and couldn't quit grinning. The engine does NOT have a rumble, the damn thing HUMS. Even going over bumps -- I almost wished someone else was holding the steering wheel also, just so I could turn and say "Dude, did you feel that BUMP? That was awesome!" I wasn't sure if this was a good idea or not (to buy it), but now I am.

Right now it's resting in my garage. Sleep well. Tomorrow is another day for driving....

(330 Ci, ZHP, Arctic Silver with silver cube interior...6 speed with a cool M emblem on the shifter too!)
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330Ci ZHP is almost an M3.

Enjoy it !

ps. Now you have to post pics

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so what exactly is zhp?


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ZHP = performance package.

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It's a quicker way of saying:

(From bmwusa web page):


Performance Package
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235-horsepower engine

More aggressively tuned sport suspension

8-way power front sport seats with 2-way manual headrests and thigh support; 3-driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions; automatic tilt-down of passenger’s side-view mirror when vehicle is shifted into reverse gear

Anthracite interior headliner

Alcantara/cloth upholstery

Aluminum “black cube” interior trim

M 3-spoke Alcantara-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheels with fingertip cruise, audio and accessory phone3 controls

M Double Spoke (Styling 135M) alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear; 225/40R-18 front, 225/35R-18 rear performance tires7,11

High-Gloss shadowline exterior trim

Matte stainless steel, 35mm dual exhaust pipes

White turn-signal indicators

Aerodynamic package

Tachometer with 300 rpm-higher redline and red needles

Short, sport gearshift lever




I also have the xenon lights and heated seats. I kept watching them around corners to see if I could see them turn with me, kind of like a kid playing with the refrigerator light to see if it stays on when you close the door. I couldn't tell until I pulled into my driveway....was really neat!

Pics will come later, maybe tomorrow, but of course it's all stock so, well, there you go.
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thats sicks dude, your lucky.

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You gonna like it! I wonder for the pics B)

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Okay, put some on the pics area -- let me know if you want more.
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