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e60neindanke last won the day on July 8 2017

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    1994 525i, 2001 Ford Ka, 2004 530i

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  1. e60neindanke

    Err.....

  2. 14 year old BMW and old tech abound round here. Because it's mendable. Technology is vastly overrated. No way am I buying another BMW after this one, especially something post-E60. Either I resurrect my E34 (ha!) or I just buy an old Ford Fusion. If everything goes to plan I'll retire in three years and I won't need a motorway cruiser any more - just a runabout. I could even bin my smartphone then and go back to a basic Nokia.
  3. e60neindanke

    When did you last change an exhaust?

    Since I've owned a BMW.... never. I think the Ka had a section fitted the year I took ownership of it but the BMWs have never had one, since 1992.
  4. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Also, don't forget the V8 Perana Capris - I saw one of those only recently. I wondered how a Mk. 1 Capri was on a plate later than 'K'...
  5. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Same colour as my Dad's Zodiac - Amber Gold metallic I think a mate of my brother's discovered the hard way that these didn't handle as well as his previous car - an Escort Mexico.
  6. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    The red line on the Zodiac was at 5500rpm, but it sounded like a sack of spanners being dropped into an empty skip above 3500 rpm!
  7. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    LEW 469H was my Dad's Zodiac - bought on the 31st August 1973, when I was eight. How in God's name can I remember that and yet I can't remember where I put my car keys half the time?! The previous car was a 1962 Victor FB, PEG 947. Two days after we'd bought the Zodiac, the Victor was on the garage forecourt from where we'd bought the Zodiac - more economical in that oil crisis time, y'see and it was rot-free, too... unlike the Zodiac, which already had crumbling Mazak indicators and reverse lights!
  8. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Similarly, I found myself following an original Mk.1 Fiesta. It was *tiny*. I have the feeling that for some time now, BMW has been relying solely on "it's a BMW" for sales. If you want something overloaded with technology, fine: but the reliability is increasingly poor, we have people here citing the rust issues on the F10s, stories about the N47 diesels abound.... where's my incentive to buy a newer one than my fourteen year old 530i? It goes, stops, steers. The engine is still beautifully smooth as is the auto gearbox and it is rapidly approaching 230,000 miles. It's a proper six-pot under the bonnet. I really want to see the old girl make 300,000 miles and on current thinking, I will be considering retirement by then (I do 25 - 30,000 miles a year) and I will probably retire the E60 too, or keep it as a 'high days and holidays' car. But I can guarantee you that its replacement won't be a BMW. My former next door neighbour said he thought his Mondeo estate was streets ahead of the E91 he had.
  9. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    And yet now a Mondeo is bigger.
  10. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Mindful of old motor cars, is this video what it claims to be? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taf7o9sOFkc
  11. e60neindanke

    Rust - e60 vs e39?

    Well, I washed it today and I did indeed find some rust. It's along the edges of the boot lid, and oddly, inside the boot lid where it's over the rear lights. None elsewhere outside.
  12. e60neindanke

    ULEZ Expansion Plans for 2021

    At least the French are pragmatic enough to restrict it to 08:00 to 20:00 - not that it seemed to bother many a Mk. 1 Twingo owner, one of the originally proscribed cars! Paris now operates the Crit'air system. https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/
  13. e60neindanke

    Anyone bought a car abroad and driven home?

    Interesting: I follow a channel on YouTube where one guy bought a car in Romania and drove it back to the UK . Wonder how he did it? Would Pepipoo be able to provide an answer, or maybe Pistonheads?
  14. e60neindanke

    Whats the worst car you have seen all WEEK!!!

    This all looks very Barry....
  15. e60neindanke

    Anyone got a bit of love for old Fords?

    Many years ago (I'm talking nearly 30 now) a mate of mine used to like modding cars and he had a book from which he told me that Ford had actually considered a factory 3-litre Escort, but deemed it "irresponsible". How the world has changed.
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