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About Calypso-E34

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    Modern Classic Cars
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    Financial Controller, Company Secretary, Company Director.


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    F10 525d SE Auto

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  1. Calypso-E34

    New 520i

    Not going to lie - This view looks good to me.
  2. Calypso-E34

    New 520i

    Thats a different thing altogether. That’s the iDrive system, not the instruments. I think the new digital instrument layout is referred to as ‘Operating System 7’. But I could be wrong!!
  3. Calypso-E34

    New 520i

    It is sad - very sad. If only it could be customised for individual taste. I really don't think it would have taken much effort to do that. I wonder how the majority of 5 Series buyers will view this change? Does anyone know if these hateful instruments will be making their way into the Seven Series? *Actually....... I have just paid a visit to the BMW web site - and in particular the 5 Series part ( https://www.bmw.co.uk/en/all-models/5-series/saloon/2019/at-a-glance.html ). Some pictures show the car with the 1 / 3 series style dash, and others show the more traditional style instruments. I wonder why that is?
  4. Calypso-E34

    Isn't this a 4 Series?

    It looks like a crashed Honda Civic.
  5. Calypso-E34

    BMW Car Magazine

    I was down to 2 - BMW Car and Modern Classics, Plus the BMWCC mag. Just BMW Car mag now having opted not to renew my club membership. That said, I might not renew BMWCM next time and go back to Modern Classics. Shot quality paper too, but more variety.
  6. Calypso-E34

    BMW Car Magazine

    I think I expressed an opinion on this forum before regarding BMW Car Magazine, and how the front cover had started to look la bit like one of the various TV magazines. It would seem that this this has been toned down a bit now thankfully, however I don’t know if anyone else has noticed, but it would seem that the paper upon which it is printed is of poor quality. Pages curl up easily making it hard to read comfortably. It’s as if the ink is too heavy for the paper or something. I think the magazine had a quality feel to it when Unity published it. Its a shame to see quality levels falling - but I guess that’s the way of things now - as it has been with some BMW cars of recent years.
  7. Calypso-E34

    Is Audi overtaking BMW?

    To be honest, I've seen the latest Skoda Superb, and while not a patch on my current BMW, it's not bad.......
  8. Calypso-E34

    Is Audi overtaking BMW?

    Not my thing really - an A8 would be nice - I could possibly live with that!
  9. Calypso-E34

    Is Audi overtaking BMW?

    I spent a bit of time at out local main dealer not long ago - and when the time comes to replace my F10 525d, I’ll be looking for a G30 Five, or even a last generation Seven. Im not mad about the styling of Mercs, and I prefer the BMW interior to that of the A6. Once all the BMWs have that shitty all digital dash like the new 1 series though, it’ll be a different story for me. I like that in the same way as I’d like a dose of Ebola. Compare these two, and tell me that digital mess belongs anywhere near a 5 or 7 series.
  10. Calypso-E34

    Thomas Cook - Gone

    Absolutely. The staff in our local Thomas Cook shop have been brilliant with us over the years, and worked hard to make sure we got everything we wanted from our holidays. Wherever they go to work now, their new employer will be lucky to have them.
  11. Calypso-E34

    My BMW E60 Saying Goodbye

    I think you'll enjoy the F10 - it's a cracking car. In terms of interior quality and ambiance, I'd say the F10 was a step up / natural progression from the E39 - the interior of the E60 was just a mistake in terms of the dash and buttons at least.
  12. Calypso-E34

    New Dials (and iDrive screen?) on Configurator for G30/1

    I don’t mind screen based instruments per se, but I really don’t like this setup. They should have have an option / setting for a standard look display like the F10 and all BMWs before it. Then everyone is happy, no?
  13. Calypso-E34

    New Dials (and iDrive screen?) on Configurator for G30/1

    Worst instrument display in the history of motoring - ESPECIALLY for a 5 Series upwards. Looks like Playstation graphics. I will NEVER EVER buy a car with a dash that looks like this - and if that means abandoning BMW, then so be it.
  14. Calypso-E34

    Back in a Beemer Whooohoooo

    Actually thinking about using that pic as wallpaper.....