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I used to have a Jaguar........520d 16 plate M Sport now :)

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1 hour ago, WelshBMW said:

Just a quick post to say hello. New to BMW new to this forum but having used a forum for my previous car I know how valuable these things are.

 

I've done just under a 100 miles, the previous car was 3ltr so I can't really compare on performance (yet), first impressions I love it although I didn't fall out of love with the XF it just came to a natural conclusion on age and not just the car. 

 

I'm really looking forward to the next few months (like a big kid really)

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18 hours ago, WelshBMW said:

 

I've done just under a 100 miles, the previous car was 3ltr so I can't really compare on performance (yet), first impressions I love it although I didn't fall out of love with the XF it just came to a natural conclusion on age and not just the car. 

 

I'm really looking forward to the next few months (like a big kid really)

Will be interesting to know someones opinion who drove both cars, apparently Jaguar is better to drive and quitter but less premium inside and less efficient? It's hard for you to move from 3.0ltr engine to 2.0ltr?

 

Hey, you need to add a few photos of the new car and even to see Jag will be nice! Enjoy the 5er! ;)

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Well I'm getting on a bit, 50 less bhp I'm not really noticing , I'm getting some very encouraging MPG too. Little things I will miss. Folding back seats, electric folding side mirrors and I've been looking like a right prat trying to open the drivers door by just walking up to it with the fob in my pocket !  

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I part ex'd the old Jag to a national 'Car Shop' kinda place, I knew and they knew there was an engine fault, over 2.5k revs 'Restricted Performance' would appear. Probably Turbo Issue.

 

A month later the car turns up in east London , on a car lot twice the price I got for it, fair enough not my problem nor my issue, the new owner contacts me from all the documentation bills invoices etc and asks me if there was anything wrong with it. The issue above still exists !

 

I hope he gets it sorted under the warranty they gave him or his money back, on his test drive on busy East London streets he didn't go above 2.5k revs, someone somewhere made 3k out of that car by giving it a shine. 

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UPDATE

In general I am pleased with the car although seeing Jaguar XF's on the road does fill me with a sense of loss and grief, but even if I was to have another one it wouldn't be the 3ltr 250bhp model anyway - too many points !

 

The great thing about the 520d is the fuel economy this has blown me away, I'm saving a small fortune, the ride quality is solid and comfortable instruments controls all easy to read and use however I have lost a bit of thrill in the actual driving but as mentioned I need to calm down a bit anyway.

 

Late last June I took the car on a road trip that was planned to be a near 3k mile 1 week drive from Calais to the Med seashore then along the coast up the Italian Alps to Turin across the French side over a few days towards Grenoble then heading north and home to Wales. Yeh I knew I would be spending a long time driving, just don;t tell the Mrs ;)

 

Unfortunate, we only made 600miles before the car had a sudden on motorway power loss leaving a trail of smoke behind  like some 1980's power ballad pop video.

 

After a few hours and after the French motorway people deposited us in the middle of nowhere BMW Warranty came up trumps and arranged and paid for hotel for that very night along with a hire car to pick up the following day after a local BMW Main Dealer recovered the car.

 

The dealer had the car for a week whilst we continued the planned trip , although now much curtailed in a Toyota Hybrid of some sort. Not exactly the road trip experience I had planned !

 

Anyway cut to the chase, the issue with the car was a faulty 'Inlet Manifold'  ,  well I suspect I was one of those people or car that has prompted the recent recall :)

 

Mines being done in a couple of weeks, so to conclude am I happy with the BMW 520 M Sport 2016, to be honest I think I value the BMW Warranty and customer service a lot more than I DO THE ACTUAL CAR. :)

 

 

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