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Everything posted by Calypso-E34

  1. So this morning, the Volvo V70 which has served me very well for over three years now was traded in - and I'm back in a nice 5 again. I had a hard few years with my last 5, a very nice looking E39. Must have been a Friday car, that's all I'll say!! This one is an Approved used car, with the top class warranty. Hopefully, it will be reliable! It's been very nicely prepared, and it drives very well indeed. Thanks to Andy for the good advice with this one!
  2. Cheers Greig. Yes, that car was in great nick - serviced up to date, FVSH, full MOT etc, and the body is great - I had it professionally detailed a couple of years back, and kept it nice. I've sent you a PM btw. Something of possible interest to you!
  3. That pretty much sums it up for me too. It feels very familiar.
  4. Cheers Andy. I'm not going to be messing with it at all. No remap, no bigger wheels (although I will probably get winter tyres) - no messing. I'm thinking about three things - a space saver wheel kit, a clear protector strip for the rear bumper where the boot opens, and a cradle for the iPhone - I just need to see if the one for the 6s will fit a 7. I'm very happy with it. It came with this 'supagard' paint and interior protection too...
  5. This was my interior. Best interior of any car I've had :
  6. I agree with Dan - I took off all the good bits - stereo, nice wheels, carpet mats - the lot - and sold them all no problem. What I couldn't get back was all the preventative work I'd done - brakes, cooling system overhaul, aircon service etc.
  7. That's the thing though. You rarely get back anything like what you put in. I know this very well. I had a very nice E39 just over three years ago. Couldn't get it sold for decent money at all.
  8. f10 525d was a 3 litre up to mid 2011 I think. It was replaced with a twin turbo four, which made a bit more power, and similar torque.
  9. I've just done a deal on one of these cars, and did a bit of research on this beforehand. Real world MPG will be about 38 / 39 - a bit shy of BMWs claim of 46 - 60!!
  10. Cracking looking car, and nice audio setup - I had something very similar in my E39. Well specced E39s don't seem to age much in terms of their design. I'm picking up a 2011 F10 on Saturday, and there's a fair amount of E39 DNA in there.
  11. I guess I'll find out what I have soon enough!
  12. I'm about to take delivery of an early 2011 F10 BMW 525d ( the one with the 6 Cyl. 3 litre engine). Clearly, I will have one or two challenges once the colder weather arrives, so I want to organise some winter wheels and tyres while they are still relatively inexpensive. I used to know what wheels would fit what cars when I was running E34 and E39 cars, but I have no experience at all of the F10. The 225 55 17 tyres on this car are pretty much brand new, and I don't really want to get into fitting anything bigger than the standard 17s, so I'll keep these for the warmer months. So - what wheels will have the correct offset, and bolt straight on? Will E60 / 61 wheels do the trick? Are 17s the smallest size I will get away with? I'm guessing I'll have to fit the air pressure sensors to whatever I get, so I'll need to build in the cost of those too.
  13. Sounds easy enough! I just want to make sure nobody cuts the wrong wire and screws the electrics! Complicated machinery alert....
  14. I'm my current car, I have a wire coming out of the dash which I plug into my TomTom Go 150 to charge it - keeps things nice and neat. It piggy backs a blade fuse and plugs into a spare fuse socket. It comes on with the ignition. Is it possible to do this in an F10, and if so, has anyone here done it? Halfords put it in the Volvo for me. Also, is it just a wire, or is there a kit involved? Thanks in advance!
  15. I'd prefer to stick with the runflats to be honest - just as that is what the car is designed to use - but I might change my mind on that! I'd have to carry a spare too
  16. That is a very useful piece of information - I didn't know this. I thought they all had the sensors. I would have thought you'd need a sensor with runflats.
  17. The V70 D5 I have had for over three years now has just passed the 100k mile mark. Not sure whether to keep it another while, or go for a change. What to replace it with though? This car has been pretty much faultless, is comfy, well equipped and plenty fast enough, so I would have to consider another V70 or maybe an S80 with a similar engine and spec. Others on the list would be an E Class Mercedes, an Audi A6 or the latest Mondeo, which is a super looking thing. I'd love another BMW, but I have trust issues there after the last one - and the stories of all the stuff that breaks or goes wrong. It would have to have a three year BMW warranty! Would need to be an automatic , with a few extras I would consider essential - memory driver's seat, USB connection for the iPod, good stereo, auto air con, plus some niceties like xenons, DAB, sunroof. Leather and DAB I can take or leave tbh. So - anyone got any other suggestions, or has anyone owned any of the cars I mentioned?
  18. It is! Collecting on Saturday morning [emoji16]
  19. Yes. They really can.
  20. Im getting all sorts of shite from the family for even considering not going ahead with this....![emoji15]
  21. Due to collect the BMW in a few days. I can still change my mind and keep the Volvo....
  22. Not much of anything in my neck Alan!!! Finding an F10 up here at at all is an achievement - finding one as good as this in my price range is a miracle! Never been too bothered about having a Sport over an SE to be honest, and this one was specced with sports seats. Apparently, this has an electric towbar?? I can't see it, nor do I have a clue how it works! I'll learn though I'm sure!
  23. The only things I would like are heated memory seats, the wider screen and DAB really. The seats would be too much hassle really. The other two - well maybe. Might look into it. Wheels are 17s, and to be honest, look fine, although I'll need some winter tyres at some point.
  24. Cheers Greig - hopefully it will be as reliable as the Volvo has been after my last experience with BMW!!
  25. I think I might just buy some winter tyres to fit these wheels. I like them well enough, and the current tyres are quality branded nearly new ones.