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Back2Beemer last won the day on January 4 2018

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  1. Back2Beemer

    Paint Damage

    I opened my boot in a multi-storey car Park with the remote without thinking - left me a nice dent and several scrapes where it hit the overhang of the level above (idiot!). Autoglass paint came out to do the repair and did a superb job - highly recommend them.
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    Triplewax Isn’t What It was

    Very true - using a finishing product is key to making washing again easier. Again I use an Autoglym product (Aqua Wax) and it makes both finishing the car easier as well as washing next time so much easier as the dirt can’t really stick to the car.
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    Triplewax Isn’t What It was

    +1 for Autoglym. I use Polar Blast as a pre-wash, and Bodywork Shampoo & Conditioner for contact wash. Great stuff.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    If it’s anything like my taste it’s just symmetry...pretty much every car I’ve had has been de-badged as I think it looks so much nicer! Even my E46 M3 was, so not a case of hiding a base spec car syndrome. (We have the tossers who put Halfords bought M badges for that!) Maybe I’m just weird
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    What did you try before you went for a G31

    Considered / test drove the following: E220d SE Premium - as @sjak92 said it was all floppy and horrible on anything other than straight roads. At the time it only came with the 8.8” screen as standard too, that coupled with the standard dials looked like something was missing. VW Arteon R-line - one I look back at and think “what if?”. A fantastic looking car in my opinion and absolutely rammed with kit as standard, all under the magic £40k list price before you get stung by the ridiculous tax. I’d have had to get one blind though as I couldn’t have test driven at the time and that’s what put me off. It will be on the list in a couple of years when the 5 is due for replacement. Audi A5 Sportback Sport - lovely car, but terrible lease deals through LEX meant it was scrapped off the list almost straight away. Volvo S90 Inscription - again a fantastic car, and in hindsight the one I wish I’d maybe gone for. Tonnes of standard kit, beautifully finished interior, and the best seats in the class by a country mile. But, due to LEX clearly being in bed with BMW the deal just wasn’t competitive enough in terms of pound notes, but perhaps I should have thought beyond that given the amount of kit - I miss ACC and adaptive lane assist so much from my old car. I love my 5, but I think there’s some questionable things about it - particularly the build quality. It’s been plagued with rattles, and the brakes squeal like a new born baby despite several days in the dealer to try and rectify. It will not be on the list again when I come to renew.
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    The 7 Series then...

    I’d still be tempted with the pre-LCI if you’ve got your heart set on a 7. The interior changes are minimal, it’s better proportioned on the outside (in my opinion) and I bet you’ll get a cracking deal on one.
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    530e 0-60 MPH

    My handbook has never been out of the wallet thing!
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    530e 0-60 MPH

    Everything in sport and mash your foot to the floor. Do the standard 5’s have launch control? Thought it was just the M5? 0-60 is the most pointless measure on a car for everyday use...don’t know why manufacturers continue to use it (in my humble opinion!)
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    520i M-Sport Touring...

    Ah sorry, should have read your post more carefully!
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    520i M-Sport Touring...

    My only reservation would be that you want to use it for towing, so would probably still recommend the 520d for that reason alone. The 20i engine is still good though, although I’ve onky driven it in a 3.
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    Icon Adaptive lights - movement with steering

    If you did, they’d swivel all the way to the left and wouldn’t even come back to the centre!
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    Condensation in Icon headlights

    Yes they do. The part where the bulb sits is sealed via the cover, but the units themselves still have ventilation.
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    Condensation in Icon headlights

    You can’t fully seal a headlight though - they have ventilation in them to allow air to circulate around.
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    Condensation in Icon headlights

    It’s not a fault. Xenons & LEDs don’t produce the heat of halogens, so condensation in colder wet weather is perfectly normal, as long as there no visible water in there you’re fine. My last 3 cars with Xenons / LEDs have done the same.
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    Icon lights not happy in cold weather?

    I’ve never seen the films mate haha
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