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      10-21-2019, 09:17 PM   #1
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From Audi to my first BMW!

Follow in the footsteps of the other similar topic...just ordered an M340i in mineral white with cognac interior and oak open pore trim. Ticked off every option and package with the exception of the black kidney grille.

For various reasons I've been in 4 different cars in the past year...this will be 5!

The last one was a keeper (2019 Audi S5 Sportback) but someone not paying attention hit me and the car was written off. Only 700 miles on it! Figured I was cursed with Audi so I'm moving on to my first BMW. Looking forward to it!

Here's a list of the last few cars.

2019 Audi S5 Sportback
2019 Audi S4
2018 Audi S5 Coupe
2018 Lexus IS350 F Sport AWD
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      10-21-2019, 09:21 PM   #2
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Congrats, although I have an interesting question...

How in the hell have you had 3 Audi S4/5's and an IS within 2-3 or so years?!?
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      10-21-2019, 09:24 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard, nice to see you here, there's a few of us from CL here. Can't believe the S5 is gone since I recall when you got it a few months ago. M340i is a very good car, best of luck with this one.
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      10-21-2019, 09:26 PM   #4
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Congrats, although I have an interesting question...

How in the hell have you had 3 Audi S4/5's within 2 or so years?!?
Long story...2018 S5 Coupe was first and it was a CPO. Drove it for a while but realized it actually had some damage that had been repaired and never disclosed. The dealer was awesome about it and took the car back without me taking a hit. I ordered the S4 but ultimately did not choose the right options and honestly wanted the S5 Sportback. Same dealer worked with me to only end up with a $2k loss on the S4. Loved the S5 Sportback and would have kept it if it wasn't for the accident.

Here's the outcome of the accident...doesn't look bad but it ended up being $60k (Canadian) in damages.
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      10-21-2019, 09:29 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard, nice to see you here, there's a few of us from CL here. Can't believe the S5 is gone since I recall when you got it a few months ago. M340i is a very good car, best of luck with this one.
Thanks! Yeah it was crazy that I went through three B9 "S" Audi's since the Lexus. I feel like I'm Audi cursed and wasn't about to order another one to replace the insurance write off.
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      10-21-2019, 09:41 PM   #6
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Welcome aboard, knew the name sounded familiar from CL lol.

Great choice on the M340i!
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      10-21-2019, 11:51 PM   #7
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@Burrcold so just curious why not the black kidney grill? it's only $250 and comes factory installed, no need for aftermarket!
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@Burrcold, congrats and welcome!

Is your vehicle xDrive? I had the privilege of experiencing Toronto lake effect snow storm some time ago. Still remember it.
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@Burrcold, congrats and welcome!

Is your vehicle xDrive? I had the privilege of experiencing Toronto lake effect snow storm some time ago. Still remember it.
Thanks! Yes it is. RWD is not even offered in Canada, they are all xDrive.
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@Burrcold so just curious why not the black kidney grill? it's only $250 and comes factory installed, no need for aftermarket!
I honestly don't like the look of it. I like the shadow line black trim around the doors, so I'm happy you can still get that without getting the black grill.
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@Burrcold, congrats and welcome!

Is your vehicle xDrive? I had the privilege of experiencing Toronto lake effect snow storm some time ago. Still remember it.
Thanks! Yes it is. RWD is not even offered in Canada, they are all xDrive.
Got it. Thanks!

What snow tires are you planning to use?
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Got it. Thanks!

What snow tires are you planning to use?
That's actually what I'm trying to figure out now. I want a dedicated wheel/tire package, but the car isn't supposed to arrive until mid December so I guess I have a little while. I've gone with Pilot Alpin PA4's but I'm not sure they're going to be available in 19" size that will fit (Tire Rack is not showing them as an option). I got the ZTK package so I'm pretty limited and should probably stick to 19's.
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Got it. Thanks!

What snow tires are you planning to use?
That's actually what I'm trying to figure out now. I want a dedicated wheel/tire package, but the car isn't supposed to arrive until mid December so I guess I have a little while. I've gone with Pilot Alpin PA4's but I'm not sure they're going to be available in 19" size that will fit (Tire Rack is not showing them as an option). I got the ZTK package so I'm pretty limited and should probably stick to 19's.
With the ZTK package you will need it, as you have bigger front brakes. Tire Rack shoud have some packages that fit.
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Got it. Thanks!

What snow tires are you planning to use?
That's actually what I'm trying to figure out now. I want a dedicated wheel/tire package, but the car isn't supposed to arrive until mid December so I guess I have a little while. I've gone with Pilot Alpin PA4's but I'm not sure they're going to be available in 19" size that will fit (Tire Rack is not showing them as an option). I got the ZTK package so I'm pretty limited and should probably stick to 19's.
I had very good experience with Pirelli Sottozero snow tires. During the winter, the convenience of run flat tires is a big plus - at least in my humble opinion.
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I had very good experience with Pirelli Sottozero snow tires. During the winter, the convenience of run flat tires is a big plus - at least in my humble opinion.
I've never had run-flats (I ordered the staggard wheel set up with non-run flat tires). Can I switch to a winter tire that IS a run flat? And what is the benefit?
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During the winter, potholes can be hidden under snow and ice. If the tire meets well camouflaged pothole and needs air, run flat tire will get you home without getting out of the car and changing the tire while dealing with outdoor elements.
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During the winter, potholes can be hidden under snow and ice. If the tire meets well camouflaged pothole and needs air, run flat tire will get you home without getting out of the car and changing the tire while dealing with outdoor elements.
I ended up getting a set of OEM replicas (with BMW center caps) in satin matte black. 19x8.5 225/40/19 square set up that will clear the ZTK brakes. I ended up choosing my tried and true Pilot PA4's. I love those tires and didn't want to make a mistake.

Here are the wheels I got.
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Would you mind sharing the details on the deal you've made ?did you rent or buy ?

dealers around here (MTL) doesn't seems to move down from MSRP much
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Would you mind sharing the details on the deal you've made ?did you rent or buy ?

dealers around here (MTL) doesn't seems to move down from MSRP much
I bought. 8% off msrp.
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I am interested in your build.

I have come from Infiniti to Audi A6, now I own Audi Q7 for my SUV & 2020 M340Xi for my DD now.

Also had a 2014 BMW 435xi M Sport the last few years
Also have 2011 BMW 550I M Sport

I can say BMW is hands down way better than Audi from the standpoint of handling and overall user experience. Audi's have a tremendis amount of bullshit to deal with and although BMW's can be tricky and expensive to maintain its nothing like the rip off scam Audi has going on with servicing vehicles and making their cars so hard to work on that only select shops will touch them.

Congrats by the way..sorry to rant but you will be pleasantly surprised I expect and I am curious how things progress with your new acquisition.
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