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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in B10 V8 touring   
    Hmmmm this car is mish mash.
     
    This car has a prefacelift lower valance (square instead of round fog lights) and prefacelift grill but facelift front and rear lights. The steering wheel is a facelift one and the sat nav is too. 
     
    A look on the Alpina Register will likely bring more info.
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in F10 Winter wheels and tires   
    I've got a set of genuine 18" style 328 alloys in the for sale section. You can then chose your own tyres. 
     
    Would consider a sensible offer on the £380 asking price. 
     
    Edit:- here is the link:
     
     
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in Lush 528 tourer   
    Lovely car but a nice set of OEM 17's - BBS suit the SE nicely - heated seats and shadowline window trim would really make it desirable 
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    E39mad got a reaction from AnilS in Is Audi overtaking BMW?   
    You can buy most Bimmers with 4 wheel drive now so the Quattro advantage isn't really there anymore.
     
    You've got to spend serious money to get a proper drivers Audi - the RS range otherwise they are just a bit "dull" to drive. 
     
    I think Audi interiors are better screwed together. My father is on his third consecutive Audi and has had no serious issues.
     
    Looks wise I'm a fan of the new 3 series touring, the outgoing 6 series Gran Coupe and all the 4 series cars plus the 2 series coupe. Otherwise they are starting to look a little uncohesive particularly the X3 and facelift 7 series.
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    E39mad got a reaction from d_a_n1979 in E39 M5 over on CarandClassic   
    That's not daft money (if you have it!) if you want one.
     
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    E39mad reacted to AnilS in We buy any car price?   
    I bought a Z4 coupe last month. 
    Same miles, 08 plate and fully loaded for over £8.5k. Not as well looked after as it should have been cosmetically. Minor restoration completed. 
     
    Was a private sale. If there was a forum member selling, I'd have probably bought it if cheaper than mine. 
     
    I'm fussy though because I wanted a Ruby black one with auto box. 

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    E39mad reacted to sjak92 in Bye bye G30   
    So the 520d is no more. I got a cracking deal on a trade in and also car was developing some slight niggles which were starting to aggravate me. With 8 months left on the warranty it was time to chop it in. 
     
    replacement is a 2020 model year X5 30d M Sport in Mineral white (which is really pretty) , despite being a stock car it has all of the spec that I wanted, being:
     
    Panorama Glass Roof Sky Lounge
    Adaptive LED headlights
    M Sport Plus pack which includes Sun Protection Glazing, M sport blue calipers, m seat belts, shadowline trim (no chrome anywhere) 21 inch alloys, memory perforated sports seats, m sport active exhaust. Sounds pretty bloody decent for a diesel.
    Technology Pack Head Up Display, Harman Kardon, Connected Drive Professional, Wireless Charging, Gesture control, Wifi Hotsport, Live Cockpit, Parking assist plus, display key, advanced safety, built in dashcam
     
    Other stuff like Mirror With Auto Dip, Ambient Interior Lighting auto boot atc come as standard. 
     
    No comfort pack as I opted against the risk of keyless theft. Insurance is actually way more expensive on those cars and being 27, this was a fair bit more than a 520d already. 
     
    Car is pretty epic, as a big a jump for me as from F10 to G30. Tech is sensational. You get car play, connected music, office pro and all of that for three for 3 years.
     
    Only one pic for now but will grab some later today. 
     

     
    Forgot to mention, no free umbrella this time, did get some other freebies mind you.
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    E39mad reacted to ttrw2 in 540i sport touring lpg m5 diff   
    Lovely looking 540i M Sport
     
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    E39mad got a reaction from Taxboy in 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!
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    E39mad reacted to Carrman2018 in Review of 7 seater minibus...   
    The words “especially for you” spring to mind...
     

     
    Madeira 2017 - relatively well equipped (Sat Nav, etc) but 3 cylinder, one litre turbo......
     
    My rental costs have increased directly as a result!
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    E39mad reacted to ttrw2 in Fed up with rubbish roads   
    The website linked above by Andrew and FixMyStreet aren't just for Potholes, you can report anything from graffiti to abandoned cars or overgrown verges blocking views at junctions.  They at the very least give you the opportunity to make your Local Authority aware, and for their response to be tracked. 
     
    I'm with you on this - the road's have become an appalling state in the UK. But you can't expect your Local Authority to act on something if they don't know about it.
     
    Agree on dropping a wheel size for taller/more comfy tyres btw. Considering fitting a set of 17" Style 66's to the M5 to enjoy it more.
     
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    E39mad reacted to 535i Andrew in Fed up with rubbish roads   
    Lets just keep it to the topic of crap roads and not anything else.
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    E39mad got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Car and Classic on Chris Harris' E34 "M5"   
    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.
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    E39mad reacted to alpinaman in New car quiz time....   
    Cayenne twin turbo V8....
     
     
    Now a wank mini with no roof,that said at least it will cost more to repair than the Cayenne...
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    E39mad reacted to rlowy in My Day Yesterday   
    Four adults, full boot, clothing for two weeks, two sets of golf clubs and 42 bottles of wine!
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    E39mad got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Car and Classic on Chris Harris' E34 "M5"   
    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.
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    E39mad got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Car and Classic on Chris Harris' E34 "M5"   
    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.
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    E39mad got a reaction from Carl-e34 in Car and Classic on Chris Harris' E34 "M5"   
    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.
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    E39mad reacted to greenelekta in Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo   
    No. it is correct!.And keep that 328 convertible, going only one way!
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    E39mad got a reaction from greenelekta in Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo   
    Also known as Messing Metallic iirc
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    E39mad reacted to greenelekta in Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo   
    Correct German terminology Messing = Brass
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    E39mad reacted to new2bmw in Challenge me on my F11 purchase – buy from BMW dealer or one of the large supermarkets ?   
    This is really interesting @E39mad -- there is a car that I have found with Imperial which looks lovely so if I could get that and then the peace of mind of a BMW warranty then I reckon I would be quids in
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    E39mad got a reaction from Ste davies in Newbie from chester   
    Welcome.
     
    Yes yours is an E61 and a fine looking one too
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    E39mad reacted to RichardP in E34 M5 Touring restoration   
    Sun came out for a few minutes so snapped a couple of pictures with a proper camera.
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    E39mad got a reaction from AnilS in VW Arteon 4Motion + BMW content   
    So what's next then Anil as clearly this isn't a keeper  
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