G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

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G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by churchie386 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:22 pm

After deliberation ... test drives (XD3 twice, and G21 B3) ... and more deliberation, I've just ordered a G21 D3 S Touring. Delivery due in May 2021.

Anybody else ordered one?

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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by Metrics » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:23 pm

Congrats!!!

What spec have you gone for?
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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by churchie386 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:34 pm

Metrics wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Congrats!!!

What spec have you gone for?
Limited ...

Standard metallic (likely Portimao Blue)
Considering full deco set (silver).
Vernasca leather (likely Cognac, but possibly Oyster).
Considering the seat back roundels.
Heated front and rear seats - kids moan if they're cold!
Lumbar support - I'm getting old.

Final spec needs to be confirmed by February.

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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by ScooBeeFive » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:42 pm

Fantastic news - congratulations! That must be super exciting.

Just seen your note about not being able to collect from the factory. You’ll just have to constantly nag them for the next 6 months. :D
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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:50 pm

Congratulations, you're in for a long wait but I'm sure it will be worth it!

Not looked before, but there aren't many 'standard' metallic colours are there? The cognac leather sounds like a great choice but I'd be tempted by gold dekor to compliment it and the seat badges will give you a nice lift over a standard 3er. Otherwise, have you considered wood for the dash, sounds a bargain at £150.
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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by Frosty » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:03 am

churchie386 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Metrics wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Congrats!!!

What spec have you gone for?
Limited ...

Standard metallic (likely Portimao Blue)
Considering full deco set (silver).
Vernasca leather (likely Cognac, but possibly Oyster).
Considering the seat back roundels.
Heated front and rear seats - kids moan if they're cold!
Lumbar support - I'm getting old.

Final spec needs to be confirmed by February.
Congrats on the order. Love the choice, if you run with it, of Portimao Blue and the Cognac interior, question is with the blue/green rhombs in the headrests, I still love that oldschool look!
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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by Metrics » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:12 pm

churchie386 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:34 pm
Metrics wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Congrats!!!

What spec have you gone for?
Limited ...

Standard metallic (likely Portimao Blue)
Considering full deco set (silver).
Vernasca leather (likely Cognac, but possibly Oyster).
Considering the seat back roundels.
Heated front and rear seats - kids moan if they're cold!
Lumbar support - I'm getting old.

Final spec needs to be confirmed by February.
Lovely, especially the Cognac 8)
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by MikeR » Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:46 pm

Fantastic.

What did you think of the XD3? I recently drove an X3 M40i and am thinking of one next. I can’t afford the pre-Reg XD3 at Sytners... 😢
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Post by churchie386 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:32 pm

I thought the XD3 was good ... for an SUV. Engine wise it was it was not not lacking (very good actually), but dynamically, like all SUVs, it was compromised. I drove an X3 M40i last summer and my thoughts were the same. The way a car handles is high up my agenda, more so than the engine, and as good as the X3/XD3 G01 is, it will never be up there with the G2x ... in my opinion. A drive in the latest G21 B3 confirmed this very quickly.

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Post by MikeR » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:09 am

Cheers - enjoy the D3!
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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by Swizzer2020 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:00 am

Hi Churchie, may I ask which dealer you ordered through?

Thanks!

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Re: G21 D3 S - has anybody else ordered?

Post by churchie386 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:38 am

Sytner Harold Wood.

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Post by Swizzer2020 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:44 am

Thanks.

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