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GStarrr last won the day on August 31 2014

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About GStarrr

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  • Birthday 17/01/1977

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    South Lanarkshire
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    Deputy Director

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    2013 F11 BMW 2.0d M-Sport auto

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  1. GStarrr

    Wanted E39 Sport Touring

    They never made a 535i sport touring. Only a 520,525,530 and 540i were available as petrol sport tourings as well as the 525d and 530d.
  2. GStarrr

    Test drove these two cars today

    Both look nice cars, same colour of grey as mine. I don’t think I would buy one with VDC, lovely to have new or covered for the first 3 years by warranty but the thought of replacing them after damaging them via a pothole on our lovely smooth Scottish roads would put me right off a car with them. The light beige leather doesn’t work with the silver interior trim doesn’t do it for me either. I would keep looking if I was you. To get one you really want. Keep an eye on out on Arnold Clark etc as they do turn over stock quickly and do get them in quite frequently. As well as having saved searches on AT etc.
  3. GStarrr

    Tyres and Non Runflat

    I stuck with the RFTs, new Falken one purchased for the rear today, £144 poorer now
  4. GStarrr

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    It used to be at Evans? Maybe they transferred it to the Car Store at Livi? Either way the price has remained the same for over 6 months, funny how depreciation doesn’t seem to be affecting it lol
  5. GStarrr

    New E61 Member

    Looks nice and being a 59 plate it has the 3.0d in it. Nice colour too.
  6. GStarrr

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    This is it still for sale! I have had my car over 6 months now so god knows how long Evans have had it..... ebay item number 143050293194 really nice car and not bad spec, but the smell in it is horrendous, and I don’t think any amount of car odour bombs, carpet shampooing would ever get rid of it. my car has the standard electric sports seats, and reading on line a lot of other people have similar complaints about upper leg pain/ right buttock pain in these cars and I had read a comment that it is to do with the angle of the pedals. I think that might be the cause. They certainly seem to be a steeper angle than in e39s, of which I covered well in excess of 100k miles in 2 e39s and never once experienced discomfort like I do with this F11. Both my dad and my brother have E-class merc estates, 220d avantgarde and a 250d AMG Sport spec respectively, both autos. I have driven both and they are very nice cars to drive. The 250d sport is every bit as quick if not a little quicker than my 520d M-sport. However, both cars have suffered air suspension failure, within a short period of ownership. My brother got his fixed under Merc warranty and my dad has still to fix his. Admittedly that did put me off them slightly, but otherwise no issues and mpg wise they get about the same as me. A6s don’t have any timing chain issues, no air suspension issues, no water leaks from the yellow grommet failing, no run flat tyres to pay more for etc etc
  7. GStarrr

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    Nope the 7spd auto box fitted to the C7 fwd tdi is a dual clutch DCT box not a CVT as was previously used which was unreliable. But the 7spd DCT box is fine. Obviously as like all the other DCT type autoboxes they need regular fluid changes which is why VAG has them on fixed price servcing, which is about £200 if memory serves me correct. There is an 8spd CVT available in the C7 But that is only fitted to the 2.0Tfsi petrol fwd. The Quattro’s use the same 8spd zf boxes as the f10/f11.
  8. GStarrr

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    ^^^ I did look at a 530d f11 luxury spec. Which was really nice, however the previous owner must have owned dogs as it stank of stale wet dog especially towards the rear of the car. Also it was a bit out of budget and the dealer was not up for any negotiation at all. last time I looked the car was still for sale on eBay have to say the A6 interior felt a lot more premium than the F11 and it had a nice Bang & Olufsen stereo system too with a high resolution screen etc. Have to say the F11 does ride well with 18” wheels and RFTs. Very refined on the motorway too and the 8spd zf box is brilliant.
  9. GStarrr

    F11 530d M Sport Touring potential purchase

    When I was looking at getting an F11 last year, I focused more on the mileage and condition of it rather than what options it had. Think mine is just a standard spec f11 520d M-Sport auto. Which is an LCI car but with the N47 in it. In hindsight I was also considering an E220 AMG spec estate and an A6 S-Line 2.0d Ultra Edition. After having the F11 for about 6 months I wished I had bought the A6 lol reasons: seats in the F11 are woeful on anything longer than 2 hour journeys. Basic business stereo system is pretty poor for what is essentially a premium car heating system is very poor unless above 27 degrees on both temp settings. steering is quite over assisted and has poor initial turn into corners overall build quality is a step back compared to E39s. RFT tyres and cost of replacements compared to premium non RFT tyres realiability of N47 and air suspension system in F11s is concerning touch wood so far mine has been fine for the last 10k miles. But will I keep it long term............. probably not.
  10. GStarrr

    Adam's E39 Touring Project

    Awesome work. Look forward to seeing these fitted and working.
  11. GStarrr

    E34 M5 Touring restoration

    Wow that looks tremendous can’t wait to see it when it’s finished.
  12. GStarrr

    Diesel 11p a litre more than petrol

    Can’t see this price deficit changing anytime soon even though euro 6 diesels are about as clean as they can be.
  13. GStarrr

    Adam's E39 Touring Project

    Miller and carter is rubbish! Grill on the corner is superb though
  14. GStarrr

    530d and smoking

    Do the egr bypass and drive it a bit harder Duncan, have to say old 530d never really smoked at all. Also had the ecotune decat pipe fitted too.
  15. GStarrr

    Restart E39 530d Sport Touring

    Top work, it will drive so much nicer with those updates.
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