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Everything posted by duncan-uk

  1. I don't disagree but aiui the op doesn't want a big pcp bill each month or to stump up lots of cash.
  2. Don't like the clock....
  3. I think I'd run the e39, do a suspension refresh and keep a war chest. Devil you know and all that. No reason why it can't rack up more miles. If I recall seesure retired his m5 at 250k.
  4. That would be my assumption.
  5. I still don't think it changes the gear ratio though.
  6. I don't believe it changes the ratio - all its doing is limiting the slip between the wheels and preventing all the power bleeding away if one wheel looses traction. Don't see why you'd need two for an x5 all your doing is the above though i'd have thought it a bit pointless in an x5 - surely it has plenty of electronics to stop slippage?
  7. Fine though the golf is if your spending a long time in the seat it needs to be a comfortable environment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I think in your position I'd either budget on a refresh of the e39 or look at a lease on something modern. New cars are just white goods and a liability so a fixed monthly cost makes sense. What's tricky is aligning liking cars with them being a means to an end. I had a job years ago where I was forced to use hire cars. I was doing 600+ miles a week and invariably I was given a Clio/punto/ Getz. I hated every mile. I had a 205 gti and then the e28 at the time and wish I'd been able to use them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Jambo! Wheels look familiar (7 series perhaps?) and a nice choice.
  10. When you get a new car you can have KN08JOC [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I'm better than this. I apologise. But Jay is such fun to rib [emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Because I'm a confident metrosexual and you have B11MER with a mid placed bolt .... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. What has been seen cannot be unseen [emoji51][emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Yeh I've seen the video [emoji15] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Discovered my wife does have mechanical sensitivity when she drove it and questioned the ride after fitting new dampers. Got to say chucking it through roundabouts now is a joy and pot holes are not met with a wince. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Yes but in trade for D 1 LDO[emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. ^^ Don't you have B16 GAY? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I thought Keith's had leather? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. What every proper 5 has [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Walked passed it and thought that's still a handsome car.
  21. 808 state jay? You've gone up in my estimation. Tonight I've been a bit old school with James, squeeze, the stranglers and sexy beast sound track. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I think it was always thus: e30s went through it, capri's before them, hot hatches too - the knack is picking the next one. Reckon if you'd dropped 25K on a few e36 M3's 5 or 6 years ago you'd be looking at a tidy profit now. I think things like the e46 M3, Z4M, e90 M3's are about as cheap as they will ever be.
  23. I think we get blasé about how lucky we are with bmw spares supply. Only lately have e28 parts started going NLA and the newest of them is getting on for 30 years old [emoji15] I had a 15 year old Astra gte many years ago and Vauxhall stocked very little for them.
  24. I think the e36 is coming out of the wilderness now. Nice ones are on the rise. I know a mate with a nicely speced pukka manual 328 sport. He's had it 12 plus years and it's been beautifully maintained. I reckon it's rarer than an m3 and still a lovely thing to drive.
  25. You can't beat roof down motoring on a nice day. [emoji106][emoji41]