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    Current F25 '16 X3

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  1. bmwtransit

    Jeezzz, Look at The Size of These Kidneys!

    The cabin on the new 7 however, is a thing of pure beauty IMO
  2. bmwtransit

    Extended warranty costs

    Thanks buddy! Hundreds rather than thousands I can deal with for the 12 months that I'll need it.
  3. bmwtransit

    Extended warranty costs

    I've just tried it and it won't let me progress any further because it's still covered.I'll just have to wait until November for the quote to come through by the looks of it. Whatever the price is it'll only be for 12 months before I hand the car back as I have no intention of keeping it.
  4. bmwtransit

    Extended warranty costs

    My manufacturers warranty is due to expire this November on my X3 and I intend to take out the extended warranty once the time arrives. Has anyone got a rough ball park figure of how much I'll be looking at? i.e. hundreds or thousands per annum. I'm only on 12K miles in the (nearly)3 years that I've had it so I'm very much hoping it should be a low quote. The car's on a PCP and I fully intend to hand it back at the end but knowing my luck something expensive will go bang just before I do so this is a must for me really.
  5. bmwtransit

    Buy Outright or PCP?

    Food for thought.What a shame...I was really warming to the XF. I've got nearly 2 years to make my mind up yet but I'm fairly certain my next car wont be a BMW.I just think the newer ones have lost their sparkle.The older (better) ones will undoubtedly require trips to a garage more often than not as I'm not really hands on with mechanics. I just want a decent car that I can get at least 5-6 years use out of with the only outlay being tyres and servicing.
  6. bmwtransit

    Buy Outright or PCP?

    Thanks Lennox. I've always tended to spend circa 15K for a high spec BMW but unfortunately they seem to be high milers for that amount of money and on average I've kept them for 3-4 years and ditched once the problems start.Due to the high mileage once the time comes for the warranty to be renewed after 12 months they ask for silly money (as it's my understanding that once you've gone over 50K miles the premiums are ridiculous) so I've always took the chance and give it a miss. As I only do around 6-8K miles a year my line of thinking is to spend 12 to 15K on a Jag that should get me a very low mileage car with a lot of spec and the warranty renewals "should" come in at a reasonable price for a good few years.I want my next car to be a keeper for a long time with as little hassle and cost as possible.Another PCP definitely isn't an option.This has been my first and the last and to be honest it needles me every day knowing that this car will never belong to me. I obviously need to do my research on the XF but I am open to other marques as long as they fit the above criteria.
  7. bmwtransit

    Buy Outright or PCP?

    I'm currently on a PCP deal for with about 20 months to go before I have to pay the balloon payment or hand it back.Having had BMW's continuously for nearly 20 years I fancy a change.I quite fancy a Jag XF 3.0D as they have everything a BMW has and more.I've never test driven one so that opinion might change. My question is can I take my current PCP car to Jaguar towards the end of my contract and part exchange it for a AUC Jag and more crucially can I still use the equity towards it?
  8. bmwtransit

    Major Service cost causes major heart stoppage

    Did you buy this from BMW? They usually come with MOT cover meaning you don't pay for anything on it's 1st MOT although I'm sure there's some exceptions such as tyres etc.
  9. Heated or cooled cup holders Cheesy video alert:
  10. I've had 2 cars and a few warranty repairs from Lloyd Colne and never had any issues at all with them.I think due to it's location they might not get many fleet/business users so they tend to look after you a little bit more. Thankfully I've not had to visit them for nearly 2 years though
  11. bmwtransit

    How to pick a good boiler

    The gas lads in work swear by the Potterton ProMax. I work in social housing and we maintain 13,000 properties and whenever anything packs up they get replaced with these at their recommendation.
  12. bmwtransit

    What about F30 335d xdrive?

    Exactly like what I said! They just don't feel prestige do they? Mine's on a PCP deal and as soon as I hit the 51% on the payments they are getting the keys back and I'm going to get a used 5 or possibly 3 tourer. Sod what the wife thinks.If she wants a high driving position then she's going to have to get herself a booster seat!
  13. bmwtransit

    Breakdown cover

    For those of us with a BMW warranty including breakdown cover.Am I correct in thinking that if AA/RAC etc. even attempts to jump start a car then that will void the warranty for the subsequent repair? I waited 3 hours at the side of the road last year for BMW to attend instead of the 1 hour it would have taken AA to attend for this very reason. It was the EGR valve in the end,replaced under warranty on an X3 with 3,000 miles on it.
  14. bmwtransit

    What about F30 335d xdrive?

    I treated myself to my very first brand new car last year for my 40th and got an F25 X3 2.0D. Although it looks the dog's bollocks (I need to get pics up) and came with a decent spec it just feels so dull.It's a hard and noisy ride,the engine sounds like a black cab on tickover and the steering is far too light for my liking. The 8 speed gearbox is good though,it glides through the gears and you don't feel the changes and the Xdrive worked tremendously with the recent weather. The wife talked me into it.I wanted a 5 tourer but we had an e53 X5 at the time and she preferred the high driving position. It would definitely have to be a 3.0 to get any enjoyment out of these.