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Steve van hool last won the day on October 12 2016

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  1. Steve van hool

    Coming back to the BMW fold...

    Steel sealing rings in an alloy housing, Yes, sounds like planned obsolescence to me, and it has been going on for a while, no way in the 1980's and 90's did BM have all these issues with timing chains, and vanos that the modern engines have. Yes/No
  2. Steve van hool

    Wander round the local BMW dealer

    TBH, none of those cars are doing it for me, the e60 has softened a little with time, and the f10 still looks good, anything more modern by bm just looks hideous.
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    "NO EXPENSE SPARED ON MAINTENANCE" E39, 523

    A good Ad, don't show Dennis or he will have a conornry.
  4. Steve van hool

    Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily

    E21, 323i is quite rare and collectable, top of the E21 range in it's day.
  5. Steve van hool

    Nurbürgring in a Smart car?

    Happy!
  6. Is that a double sunroof, or a standard touring sunroof?
  7. Steve van hool

    Nurbürgring in a Smart car?

    Just seen this, Nürburgring in a Smart car? Why not, wonder what the lap time was.
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    Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily

    Yes, valid points and maybe get cyclists to sit in a truck to realise the drivers blind spots, the DAF XF series truck has a very tall cab with a massive forward blind spot through the front screen even with mirrors, as well as the N/side blind spot.
  9. Steve van hool

    BMW looking to cut it's range

    Liking your f10, silver being the best colour too, helps to disguise an over large bonnet grill, a good interior as well, the only fly in the ointment being an oil temp, instead of a coolent temp gauge. Are they good to drive? Quite a bit bigger than the e39, so not too barge like, hopefully.
  10. E39? So would I Dan.
  11. Strong price? Way over, 7k, and you are into F10 territory.
  12. Steve van hool

    Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily

    Goodyear Grand Prix S, " I'm convinced are a major contribution to road safety " went Alfred Marks in the TV ad, Not the Nine oclock News did a very humorous skit to that ad.
  13. Steve van hool

    Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily

    Yes, driving, and the skill of driving has probably been dumbed down by all the more modern safety features, and technology integrated into the car, and also probably made drivers less risk adverse when they get behind the wheel, which makes the roads more dangerous for all road users.
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    Ford Cortina MK IV 2.3 Ghia or a E21 323i as a daily

    Agree with the looking back through rose tinted spectacles comment by Duncan , compared to modern motors, safety, performance, whatever yardstick you use, the old stuff is crap, that is progress for you, I daren't wonder how many lives have been saved by air bags, improved crumple zones, ABS, etc.
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    BMW looking to cut it's range

    I first became interested in owning, and driving 5 series bmw's, not because of any prestige or exclusivety, but because of their engineering, and build quality, having owned several e12's, 28's, 34's, 39's, have no desire for an e60, will never say never but maybe an f10, once they have finnished with depreciation. BUT, timing chain at the rear of the engine? WTF. Why?
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