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  1. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    Enjoyed the Rabbit / Golf tonight. They did a good job on it I thought.
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    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    I’d prefer the 2.0 Pinto to the Essex in a Capri. The Pinto is very tuneable too - easy to get it up to the same output as the Essex. The Cologne one is what you want though - plenty of torque, nice noise - lovely!
  3. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    They won't be too different - you'd need the front bumper too though as the location of the indicators would be different. Not sure about the rear lights though - I think a wee bit of surgery would be needed there.
  4. Calypso-E34

    Cars holding their value better?

    Hmm... Interesting. Based on that information, now might be a good time to trade my early 2011 F10 in for something newer while there's still value in it. I normally hang on to dailies for 3 - 4 years, but there could be a good reason to change if this is likely.
  5. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    It was a Mk2 - but it had twin headlamps for the US market as so many cars did. Bigger than Mk3 lamps.
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    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    Here's an E32 on 17" split rim Style 5s ( Actually these might be 18s, but you get the picture)
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    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    These would look bang on - if you can find a set for the right price. They will hold their value too. They are 17" by the way - the biggest I personally would go on an E32.
  8. Calypso-E34

    e32 750iL Calypso Red

    This. I wouldn't go for the M Parallels either. Don't get me wrong - they are one of the nicest wheels BMW produced, and look great on an E38, E39 or even a late E34 - but somehow don't look right on an E32. The wheels on it are nice, and they suit the car - but being metric they are a pain to get tyres for. 17" Style 5s would look good on it combined with a slight drop I'd say. Lovely car. I'm insanely jealous!
  9. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    The Mk1 Capri did indeed share lights with the Mk1 Escort, until it was facelifted, at which point it got the 'stacked' ones. For the MkII, there was a new design which although bearing a passing resemblance to the Mk1 lamps, were much bigger. The Mk III had the 'louvred' design.
  10. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    I think the rear lights were proper Mk2 ones? i agree about the lookers though - the Mk1.5 in yellow and the Mk3 also in yellow - or Brooklands green.
  11. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    I just watched this Capri episode. Actually, I didn’t enjoy it at all. Maybe it’s the colour and the wheels, but I don’t like the car. And I’m a big Capri fan. It still looks one step ahead of the scrapyard.
  12. Calypso-E34

    Wheeler Dealers Series 16

    I like the programme. Always have. Some don't, but hey - it's not a life or death situation either way. It's an interesting watch if you're a bit of a car guy. I've never met any of the presenters, but I like what I've seen of all of them really.
  13. OK, so they'll need some recommissioning, but still! https://www-motor1-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.motor1.com/news/299519/brand-new-bmws-found-bulgaria/amp/?amp_js_v=0.1&fbclid=IwAR1uGpDVgKPP253ZXE-4r3IDoi4p_lwgxr3fRdPf-3ayuDO9FK9Whs9qJLY#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.motor1.com%2Fnews%2F299519%2Fbrand-new-bmws-found-bulgaria%2F
  14. Calypso-E34

    Classic 7 Series

    I think big wheels look all wrong on these cars. IMO, BMW got it spot on at the time. I saw an E32 wearing a set of Style 37 'M Parallel' 18s once, and they looked bloody awful. Funny that - they look terrific on an E38, but not an E32.
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    Classic 7 Series

    Looks nice for it's age, although not a great colour IMO. As others have said, the wheels don't suit the car. A nice set of 15" Style 3, 4 or 5 would look spot on, or maybe even a set of the 17" Style 5s with a slight suspension drop - but would need to see that combination in the metal.
  16. Calypso-E34

    Buying an X5 - any advice if you own/ owned one?

    No personal experience on this one Scott, but I have read on several occasions that these can have trouble with front diffs. Worth a Google anyway!
  17. Calypso-E34

    E39, when to call it a day?

    It really, really is. Had I been able to get mine reliable, I’d still have it. The F10 however has proved a worthy replacement.
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    You get used to it fairly quickly.
  19. Calypso-E34

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to all of you! Hope you all have a great few days, and are well looked after!
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    Try an F10, seriously. Search out a 6 cylinder though.
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    F10 lip spoiler

    I have done this with an E46 and an E39. Mine came from the far east, and were perfect - no issues at all. Great colour match, very easy and quick to fit, never came off the cars in the 3 years we had them. UK Seller
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    I agree that combination - in a dark colour - looks good - on the outside. That dash though - Ugh.... It was an uneven build up of the powder coating the wheel refurbishers used on the hub that threw it out in the end.
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    I bought a really well maintained 70000 miler a few years ago. It was immaculate. I spent a good £750 doing some preventative work - cooling system, belts, gaskets and a major service. Spent more ore on wheels, front end paint refresh, nice exhaust, decent ICE etc. It was was the most unreliable car in my extensive car owning history. I had it 3 years and it cost me a fortune. Almost put me off BMW for life, and I wouldn’t recommend one to anyone. They are bloody needy things. If if you want cheap decent transport, buy a Merc or a Volvo. If you want just cheap and reliable buy an old Mondeo.
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    E39, when to call it a day?

    Not a great looking car in SE spec, OK as a Sport in a nice dark metallic colour - but the interior is horrible in comparison with either the E39 or the later F10. Later LCI had nicer door design and a few improvements on the dash, but still no looker.
  25. So - I spent a bit of time looking at the latest 5 and 7 series brochures, both on paper and online. Am I missing something here, or are the following statements true : 1. You cannot buy a 5 Series car with a V8 engine in it, unless you buy an M5. 2. If you want a petrol, you get a 4 cylinder engine unless you go for a 540i, which is a 3.0 turbo. Diesel Sixes start with the 530d. 3. There are no 7 Series petrol only engines unless you buy an M760. All are hybrid, and come with poxy 4 cylinder engines. in a 7 SERIES. There is NO V8. In a 7 SERIES. Am I wrong about any of this? Please tell me I am. Can you imagine these crappy little 4 pot engines in 10 years from now? Or even 7 years? They will be boat anchors, like most 4 cylinder BMW engines after about 1997.
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