RJW’s MG F80 M3 CP – “Grey”

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RJW’s MG F80 M3 CP – “Grey”

Post by rjwojcik » Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:51 pm

Most of you will probably know, my previous pride n joy was an E82 LMB 135i, known as “Blue” in the household, which had some amendments sympathetically applied ;-) , see viewtopic.php?t=30839. Blue had been owned since Nov 2011.

So now to my ramblings, apologies if it goes on a bit ;-)

It was around a year ago that the need to move up to something bigger began, my main objective was the need for a taxi. But I didn’t want to take a step back in terms of performance over functionality, so this limited my choice somewhat. Candidates were the E9x M3, S4/RS4 and also the 340i. The only drawback with the 340i was that once you added the cost of sorting out the suspension/tyres (including an LSD), added some factory options that I would have expected should have been standard and took into account the cost of insurance on a heavily modified car it was just not making sense.

Then came the infamous “Insane F8x Deal” from TRL, around March time I recall. Using a combination of rational and man maths thinking, I reckoned I could just about scrape into one. I would save on not modding, options that I wanted were already standard and insurance on a “standard” car would be a lot cheaper.

So, first I needed to sell Blue as I needed to be confident that I could realise a minimum price. Part exchange, WBAC was not an option as my budget was down to the wire. I think it took around 8 weeks to sell Blue and by that time the TRL deal had sold out. Damn!!! What to do? What to do?
So then the graft began. I started with some of the local dealers to me but also asked some members on the forums, from whom I got some decent contacts. Thank you to everyone who did respond, BTW.

Then came what I call the “dance”. I found there was little point cold calling dealers and asking for a deal. It made more sense to start and build up a bit of rapport first. If possible I tried to meet up face to face or a least start telephone conversations going. Then I would let them get on with their sell but eventually would drop the bombshell of showing them other deals out there, ask why I should go with their deal rather than the better deal and see what they can do? Some were completely useless but a couple were prepared to get close to the TRL deal.

So, on 27-Apr the taxi was ordered (now christened “Grey”). Poverty spec, this is what I went for:
  • ZCP1 F80 M3 Competition Package Saloon S55
  • B39 Mineral Grey
  • LKSW Black Extended Merino Leather
  • 2MK Seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission (M DCT) w/ DRIVELOGIC
  • 320 Model designation deletion
  • 3AG Reversing Assist camera
  • 3AP Windscreen with grey shade band
  • 403 Electric Glass Sunroof
  • 420 Sun protection glass
  • 441 Smokers package
  • 493 Extended storage
  • 688 Loudspeaker system - harman/kardon surround sound
  • 7M9 BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended contents
  • 7MA Competition package
Fast forward to today. Here are some pics on collection:

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Short term plans are to get the car detailed and protected but that will probably be it for now. Thank you for reading and hoping for a long / happy relationship.

Dead chuffed to say the least, my first M :) :) :)
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RJW’s MG F80 M3 CP – “Grey”

Post by Semerka » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:01 pm

Welcome to "Grey", she looks great! 8)
I would not say that she's poverty specced at all.

You must be chuffed to bits and wishing you many happy "taxi" miles. You should charge! :wink:
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Post by Red5 » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:03 pm

Lovely looking car Rob! Well done :)

Look forward to hearing your thoughts as you get to know one another.

The wheels look a b1tch to clean! Even worse than the CSL design! BMW really do know how to keep us busy at the weekends :lol:
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Post by jimmy-120sport » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:08 pm

That's stunning bud :shock: enjoy your new toy :D
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Post by rjwojcik » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:09 pm

Semerka wrote:Welcome to "Grey", she looks great! 8)
I would not say that she's poverty specced at all.

You must be chuffed to bits and wishing you many happy "taxi" miles. You should charge! :wink:
Yeap, working late Fri / Sat night. Will need to put a plastic sheet on the rear seats in case anyone throws up. Grey will pay for herself in no time. :wink: :lol:
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Post by rjwojcik » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:10 pm

Red5 wrote:Lovely looking car Rob! Well done :)

Look forward to hearing your thoughts as you get to know one another.

The wheels look a b1tch to clean! Even worse than the CSL design! BMW really do know how to keep us busy at the weekends :lol:
On the fence regarding the wheels, but determined not to change anything for now
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Post by rjwojcik » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:10 pm

jimmy-120sport wrote:That's stunning bud :shock: enjoy your new toy :D
Thank you :)
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Post by Octavius » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:26 pm

Car looks awesome Rob. I think you've gone for the very best colour combo.

Performance exhaust available for sound or is it not needed ?
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Post by rjwojcik » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:49 pm

Blackbmw120d wrote:Car looks awesome Rob. I think you've gone for the very best colour combo.

Performance exhaust available for sound or is it not needed ?
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I am trying to resist any major investments, la, la, la, la, la (not listening). It'll do me for now, it's load enough for me.

May do a couple of minor changes but that'll be it.
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Post by GeeRam » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:17 am

Looks good Rob - although a bit too bland colour combo for my loud tastes :wink: :D

Be good to hear your thoughts on seat comfort over the next few months as I've got a few months yet before I have to make my mind up on what to buy next.
Good to read up on your 'deal' procedure as well, given I'll have to do similar if I choose the M3 route as well (although I have to say, rattly soot chucker powered X3/X5 route is looking more likely I think)
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Post by Penetrator » Mon Jun 20, 2016 3:43 pm

I pick my YMB F82 CP this Friday and I can't wait :D

I've had all interior carbon with MP steering wheel, and carbon rear spoiler, carbon diffuser, carbon corners, 12mm spacers all around and it looks incredible :spotman:
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Post by rjwojcik » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:20 pm

Brilliant!

Get some pics up when you can.
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Post by Sonic1506 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:57 am

Beautiful car! Bet it looks better than in the pictures! Those pictures don't make it look flattering at all!

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Post by dj_troopa » Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:43 pm

Congrats on the new car :) Looks nice in grey!
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Post by rjwojcik » Tue Jun 21, 2016 4:49 pm

Thanks to all the replies guys :grouphug:
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