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E39mad last won the day on March 20

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About E39mad

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    BMW5 SuperStar
  • Birthday 04/30/1968

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    Happy Valley, Cheshire
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    Sailing, cars.
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    BTL expert


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    F11 520d SE Auto, E36 328i Mtec convertible manual

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  1. E39mad

    E36 treated to...

    First big trip out today with a 60 mile drive to Warrington and back; roof down. Am delighted with the new roof and the new straps means the operation is so much smoother than before. With the wind deflector and windows up the climate control even kept some the heat off me!! Happy days.
  2. E39mad

    Alpina B5, I want one.

    Interesting particularly about the ride and handling. I presume your G31 does not have adaptive drive or damper control which I believe are on the Alpina before they do their own fettling with the suspension. At £80k for a second hand one it is dream stuff for me.
  3. E39mad

    Just bought a G31 520d MHt (mild hybrid)

    Looks great - is that mineral grey?
  4. E39mad

    Immaculate E39 530i SE

    Orient blue is a great SE colour - same as my old 530i Individual.
  5. E39mad

    E36 treated to...

    ...but it's gonna be dry and hot for the next 4 days at least.
  6. E39mad

    E36 treated to...

    ...a new hood. It's a German Sonneland mohair and I think looks far better in blue, it used to be black. Only issue is that the hood has stay up for 7 days
  7. E39mad

    E39 530 Touring - new wheels

    Love a blue BMW on genuine Alpina's - looks great!!
  8. E39mad

    White E28 M5 Cheshire

    In my local Co-op car park in Bollington. Looked in great condition
  9. Yep - went on a test drive with the old man in one of these about 2 years ago - claustrophobic cabin. Nice car but nothing special about it (can say that about most modern cars though). He bought an A4 Allroad instead
  10. E39mad

    Be quick cheap E39 540i

    Back up for sale for £3995 - someone out to make a quick £2000. Gone from London to Derby
  11. E39mad


    To be fair in a properly run pub you sit down at a table which has been properly sanitised and the staff come to you to take your order whereas in a supermarket or shop people are moving around all the time and picking things up, putting it back down if doesn't go in a trolley and move on. People don't social distance in supermarkets either. Around here (East Cheshire) shops are good with virtually all staff wearing face masks or visors. I even went to Decathlon in Stockport last week (I walked from the BMW specialist in Bredbury) and all their staff wore face masks whereas about 20% of the shoppers did. I went to my favourite local tonight (I have the choice of 12 for 8000 population) and sat outside - the staff came up with face masks and took my order (real ale) and contactless payment made. First time have been to pub since March!
  12. E39mad

    Be quick cheap E39 540i

    Now says deposit taken - not surprised!!
  13. Not the best colour or wheels but very well specced https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1245736
  14. E39mad

    F11 overview

    Some N57 diesels have also had chain issues - you don't hear about it so much because 95% of all F10/11's in the UK are 520d's. Whatever you look for try to ensure the diesel in particular has had additional oil changes to BMW's recommended routine. Early 525d's were 6 pots 204 bhp engines - not many around before it became a four pot twin turbo. Great cars - ours is ten years old this year and still going strong - just the rear airbags and aircon condenser changed over the years although now getting to the stage where track rod ends will need doing so trouble free motoring for us.
  15. E39mad

    Best comparison site?

    Try Coast 2 Coast cars https://www.coast2coastcars.co.uk/