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post #1 of 18 Old 05-22-2014, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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My 4GC is almost here!

After leaving Germany on the 10th of April, my 4GC has finally made it around Africa and into Australian waters! 5 days to make it around the south of the country and dock in Sydney (wollongong actually, but close enough)

428i GC in mineral grey with red/black dakota leather interior and a few options:
Adaptive LED headlights
M Sport Package
Metallic paint
Head-Up Display
Active Cruise Control
M Sport Brakes
Surround View
harman/kardon sound system
Comfort Access
Seat heating front
Sun protection glazing
Tyre pressure monitor
Variable sport steering
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post #2 of 18 Old 05-23-2014, 11:34 AM
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Congrats!!! I have ordered my GC as well but I still have no approximate date on when it'll arrive. Dealer says sometime mid June.

When did you place your order?
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post #3 of 18 Old 05-23-2014, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ordered feb 14th 2nd order at my dealer; 1st order was placed late last year
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post #4 of 18 Old 05-23-2014, 08:35 PM
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Eager to hear your experience. Waiting for availability in the dealerships for test drives to see if the Gran Coupe will fill my needs better than the Macan, Evoque, or 3 series touring
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post #5 of 18 Old 05-23-2014, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting choice of alternatives... those were the 3 other cars with which I was cross-shopping

Evoque was the first we considered, but they are a bit big and I couldn't get comfortable in the seat. A friend has one and complains the boot is too small, and it's starting to have a lot of problems (spends more time at the dealership than in the garage)

3-Series touring - meets all our practicality requirements and probably the best looking wagon around. However my wife doesn't like wagons...

Macan - I actually preordered a Macan S very early on and have been a very active member of macanforum. However my dealer tried to rip me off severely (double-charging ~$6k luxury car tax) and when I brought the issue up, I was told to take it or leave it. The same day the 4GC was leaked so I took my business to BMW and placed my preorder there Macan is a great car but looks nowhere near as sleek as the 4-series.
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post #6 of 18 Old 05-23-2014, 09:37 PM
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http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...t-drive-review
Nice new review!
Macan US MPG not finalized but a bit disappointing. Wagons don't sell well in the US either. (The new C-class wagon looks nice too but unlikely to make it here) Like the interior of the Evoque. Just wish that the GC was also available with a panoramic sunroof. (I'm not sure I can bear to buy a 3GT just for that added feature )
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post #7 of 18 Old 05-23-2014, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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Gotta love the comments there... but I take it as a compliment that the biggest complaint people have about the 4GC is "BMW has too many models!"

2 more days until my ship docks in Victoria... my state is the next stop
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post #8 of 18 Old 05-26-2014, 05:12 PM
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congrats chylld! I do feel that BMW has too many models, but you know what if they all looked as good as the GC's I would have NO problem... I'd be head over heels if they even went and got around to penning a 2 GC. Kinda as close to e46/36 as its ever going to get again
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post #9 of 18 Old 05-29-2014, 02:57 AM Thread Starter
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Discharged! (I think this means it's off the boat)

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post #10 of 18 Old 05-29-2014, 11:39 AM
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Excited!! Can't wait to see some pics of it when it arrives!!
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