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E39mad last won the day on March 15

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About E39mad

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    BMW5 SuperStar
  • Birthday 04/30/1968

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    Happy Valley, Cheshire
  • Interests
    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

    Depreciation in 12 months.

    It was my fathers car and that was the trade in value he was given against his next car. So have known the car since new and went with my father to collect it back in Dec 2010.
  2. E39mad

    Fed up with rubbish roads

    18" alloys now up for sale on the Alloys link or click here:
  3. Genuine set of BMW 328 alloy wheels x 4 Square set up. Summer use only from April to October with approx 40-45k miles done on them. Come with 3 legal Michelin Pilot Premacy 3 245/45/18 summer tyres approx 1mm above legal limit. NB The 4th tyre has a bulge Some kerb rash but nothing drastic Never damaged, repaired or welded. Selling due to running 17" all year round Cheapest set of 4 x 18" wheels on ebay are £400/450 so grab a bargain. £380 ovno Collection from near Macclesfield Cheshire or delivery can be arranged at additional cost of £60
  4. E39mad

    Depreciation in 12 months.

    People buy in a way that's best for them. Our F11 2010 built was purchased at 3 years old with only 18000 miles on the clock. It had lost almost 50% of it's purchase price when we bought in Nov 2013. Car now has 72k miles and is worth around £7500. So that's around £11500 depreciation in almost six years or just under £2000 a year. I cannot afford to lose the same amount in only 12 months!
  5. E39mad

    I blame Brexit...

    4 series concept car - grill is supposed to look like a 1930's 328 similar to this
  6. E39mad

    Fed up with rubbish roads

    Yep - we have the ability to report potholes but as with Dan nothing seems to get done. Potholes are just part of the problem as the road surfaces are rubbish or are a mish mash following works resulting in poor ride. Cheshire East are one of worst authorities in the country for money - almost went bankrupt and there are/were a lot of a very well paid "executives" (I use the word loosely as many were not there for being investigated for irregularities) who were suspended on full pay whilst investigations took place.
  7. E39mad

    E39 525i tourer - Jap import

    Lovely colour - unusual to see unless on an M5 in the UK. Do you think they'll do a straight swap with an F11
  8. E39mad

    Fed up with rubbish roads

    I think the consumption will improve in the summer being on narrower tyres. Another reason for this is that we are in the process of getting planning consent for a new house within our garden which means the demolition of a large annex which currently stores the spare wheels. Won't have anywhere to store them in a couple of years and the E36 lives in the garage. Also I won't have to change them over every autumn/spring....those wheels and tyres are flamin heavy!!
  9. I have been running 18" summer wheels on the F11 and 17" winters. The 18"s are none run flats and the winters are run flat. Both sets of tyres have more than the legal tread remaining but are coming towards the end of their legal lives. The roads here in East Cheshire are some of the worst in the country and have deteriorated over the last 10 years, so much so I have decided to put new all season tyres on the 17"s (none runflat Michellin Climate +) and sell the 18"s. I know the aesthetics of looking at the car will not be so good but ultimately it is more about comfort for me now I am over the age of 50 and it is an SE rather a M Sport so doesn't look too bad! I'll be sticking the 18"s up for sale next week if anyone fancies a set in time for winter (would need to put your own winters on).
  10. E39mad

    E39 530i SE manual

    If you are gonna buy an SE then it needs to be a good colour, have interesting wheels and interior plus a few nice extras This car unfortunately has none of the above - the plus points however is that is appears to be a well looked after manual car.
  11. E39mad

    3.0CSi at Cotswold BMW

    Love an E9 Here's a 3.5 litre Batmobile from Le Mans Classic
  12. E39mad

    Another E28 road trip

    Fantastic - a mate and myself wanted to do these on our way back from Le Mans last year in the E36 to the Ouisterham ferry but we ran out of time...one day!
  13. Good article: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/magazine/2019/bmw-e34-touring-its-top-gear/?fbclid=IwAR2GwyjoBfsbFeMEUQleLRg6JiXGKYGWOLa8JlrHq-xEe8aq6nEPM-nJI5w I can relate to the this is all you actually need mentality of older cars giving more satisfaction at lower speeds than these monstrously fast modern machines.
  14. E39mad

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    Wielen Dank. Ich glaube daB nicht.
  15. That's what happens when you buy a Vauxhall Vectra in drag My E36 vert has no such issues - happily sit all day with the windows up and wind deflector in at 70 mph (ish) or the roof up.