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      09-11-2019, 02:36 AM   #1
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2012 BMW 550i Alpine White mods?

I am looking to get a 2012 BMW 550i in Alpine white and Venetian beige interior. It has the m sport package.

What are some nice exterior mods I can do and also some performance upgrades?

And lastly what would be some nice floor mats to buy that would look with the biege/tan floor?

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I would be searching for a warranty first
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I would highly recommend researching whether that has the notorious 550 problems that people post or say stay away from before even thinking about the possible upgrades you plan on doing

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I plan to get a carvana 2 year extended warranty.
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One.other thing about me. Due to my severe anxiety and depression I very rarely leave my home.

I have had two bmw leases. My first had under 11k miles in 3 years and my current BMW lease has under 10,000 miles I turn it in next month.

I plan to stop leasing and finally own a car.

I am ok with just cosmetic upgrades or any upgrades that can help my car. I also drive speed limit at all times or sometimes under speed limit.

At most once per month an occasional acceleration to speed limit. I am a very rare type of person that has an obsessive compulsive disorder and keep my cars very clean and I even plan to get a ceramic coating and full detail outside and inside if I get the car.

I take extremely good care of my cars.

My current bmw. I haven't even removed the blue tape from the BMW door sills, get new floor mats to turn in the car like brand new and many other things.

Yes I am sick but it's ok.

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I am looking to get a 2012 BMW 550i in Alpine white and Venetian beige interior. It has the m sport package.

What are some nice exterior mods I can do and also some performance upgrades?

And lastly what would be some nice floor mats to buy that would look with the biege/tan floor?

It also has the BMW n63 V8 engine...as stated above...before spending money on mods...you may want to hold on to those "benjamins" until you know if your engine is sorted out.

Good luck.
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One.other thing about me. Due to my severe anxiety and depression I very rarely leave my home.

I have had two bmw leases. My first had under 11k miles in 3 years and my current BMW lease has under 10,000 miles I turn it in next month.

I plan to stop leasing and finally own a car.

I am ok with just cosmetic upgrades or any upgrades that can help my car. I also drive speed limit at all times or sometimes under speed limit.

At most once per month an occasional acceleration to speed limit. I am a very rare type of person that has an obsessive compulsive disorder and keep my cars very clean and I even plan to get a ceramic coating and full detail outside and inside if I get the car.

I take extremely good care of my cars.

My current bmw. I haven't even removed the blue tape from the BMW door sills, get new floor mats to turn in the car like brand new and many other things.

Yes I am sick but it's ok.
Are you sure a 550 is necessary? lol Just be sure you know what that motor entails.
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I also drive speed limit at all times or sometimes under speed limit.

At most once per month an occasional acceleration to speed limit.
Just get a 535i then and avoid the headaches involved with owning a 550. It'll just aggravate your anxiety and you'll have to get pretty social with the service agents.
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Are you sure a 550 is necessary? lol Just be sure you know what that motor entails.
As anything more than a Chebby Spark necessary???
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