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Adding a new BMW to the Garage

Only this time it has four wheels and a convertable top. Looking at a 2004 330ci. Took it out for a top down 32 degree ride. I think I was warmer on the LT!! Any one out there have one?

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Nice gift to yourself John!
I don't think you will be disappointed.
Now you will find that driving a convertible in colder weather requires the right gear, and the heat on.
A hat that stays on is a must, whether hot or cold weather, gloves are also nice to have.
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My son has a 2005 330ci and he loves it. We performed a minor service on it last evening. Oil Change (simple), Brake fluid flush (simple) and changed the antifreeze (simple). The only caveat is when filling the radiator there is a bleeder screw by the fill cap that you have to remove or it won't accept the fluid. He has 75,000 problem free miles.
In my garage there are a 2002 BMW Z3, wifes, a 2007 BMW X3, mine, the sons 2005 330ci and the 2009 K1200 LT. All BMW all the time. (ABATT) sorta like ATGATT.

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It's in my .sig and garage. Nice to have heated seats AND steering wheel for open air driving. Went with the 6-year/100K maintenance warranty with pick-up/delivery & loaner.
Very nice machines, so congrats!

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Hey John,

Trust you had a great Christmas as it seems that Santa was indeed pleased with you this year... Congrats on the new Bimmer, I think you will like it a lot!!!

You should try contacting 05hexhead from this forum. Not sure what year he has but it is the 330ci and loves it...

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Only this time it has four wheels and a convertable top. Looking at a 2004 330ci. Took it out for a top down 32 degree ride. I think I was warmer on the LT!! Any one out there have one?
Nothing wrong with a Vert - I have a vette & it's nice to be able to drop the top in the evenings during the summer - it's also nice to be able to have the top up & crank up the air cond. when it's 100 degree's out! tom

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Went ahead and did it!! I am really enjoying the ride. It was 55-58 today and sunny, perfect top down weather. This thing really scoots!! I'll get some pictures tomorrow.

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Went ahead and did it!! I am really enjoying the ride. It was 55-58 today and sunny, perfect top down weather. This thing really scoots!! I'll get some pictures tomorrow.
Good on ya, John!

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Happy, Happy, Toy, Toy.

Happy, Happy, Toy, Toy.

Congratulations John on the Bim....

Have fun..

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I saw the pictures on FB. It is one beautiful car! What a way to end 2011!

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Only this time it has four wheels and a convertable top. Looking at a 2004 330ci. Took it out for a top down 32 degree ride. I think I was warmer on the LT!! Any one out there have one?
Good for you John. I have an M3 with aftermarket super charger, different brain and injectors. No final drive issues yet.

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Congrats on the car, nice!!

My wife has one similar, 2011 335i hardtop convertable.

It was her 35th anniversary present. Thats why I'm still working

what an amazing machine, even though cages don't do much for me anymore, its a work of art. I drove it up to jerome once with her, with the top down its almost a bike. Watching the hardtop do its thing and disappear in the trunk never gets old, its like the transformers.

I retire in april, we want to tour the NW all over where she's never been, not sure if we should do it in the car or if I should trade my K1300S in for a new 1600 and tour on the bike.

she drives about 60 miles/day commuting and absolutely luvs the machine. She's wanted one since they first came out, it sure looked like a pipe dream, they ain't cheap!

not to hijack the thread but we've never owned a convertible in the family so all the problems/decisions new convertible owners have to deal with are new to me!

I think you will really like driving that machine, fast or slow its always a pleasure, especially topless!
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