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  1. Back2Beemer

    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.
  2. Back2Beemer

    Condensation in Icon headlights

    You can’t fully seal a headlight though - they have ventilation in them to allow air to circulate around.
  3. Back2Beemer

    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
  5. Back2Beemer

    Icon lights not happy in cold weather?

    I don’t get it
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    Icon lights not happy in cold weather?

    Yeah standard LED’s, they’re pretty poor but far better than halogens. The issue is the beam spread / focus from the projectors is crap (poor optics), and the high beams are dreadful. Had it been my personal car and not a company car, ICONs would have been one of the bodes ticked.
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    Icon lights not happy in cold weather?

    Agreeed. The light output of the Xenons on my precious car was far better than the LEDs on my G30.
  8. Back2Beemer

    No confidence at high speed

    I have to say, I got my 5 in January this year, and had to deal with the trials and tribulations of the beast from the east, but never had any issues like that with the door seals.
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    From 520d to an X1 18i

    Same platform as above mate. Personally I don’t get it...to me, just a fashion item wearing a BMW badge, and too big a price tag!
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    From 520d to an X1 18i

    Not through choice mate...it was whatever was on the courtesy car list when mine went in! Getting back into the 5 today was a very very pleasant experience.
  11. Back2Beemer

    From 520d to an X1 18i

    @Stressed it’s built on the same Mini based platform as the X1. Just dreadful a £30k+ asking price.
  12. Back2Beemer

    From 520d to an X1 18i

    Hit the nail on the head with this. Did a 300 mile round trip over the weekend in the X1 and it was appalling. So uncomfortable & unrefined - the road noise at 70mph is totally unacceptable for a car in that price bracket.
  13. Back2Beemer

    Alpina B5, new X5 and 8 series

    Yeah Sytner are the official dealers, but any BMW workshop can service them.
  14. Back2Beemer

    Alpina B5, new X5 and 8 series

    There’s nothing quite like an Alpina - bet the new B5 is a very special thing, and I’d have one over an M5 without question. I was lucky enough to have an F30 D3 Bi-turbo for a day and that was pretty much the best all round car I’ve ever driven. Just do it!
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    From 520d to an X1 18i

    @E39mad a friend of me has just opted for the Seat Ateca Xcellence with the 2.0 TSI and DSG as their second car (he has an F10 520d as the other car) and absolutely loves it. May be worth considering.
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