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    BMW Insured Warranty, what to do?

    Reading this with interest as my F11 535 is out of warranty in September and am unsure wether to take out the extended warranty myself. I've owned the car from new and has cover just over 5500 miles. My thinking is that with such low milage should I really have a big issue with it, but just not sure.
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    Time to Change the Company Car

    I have 2 options really pay off the balloon payment and keep my current car for a few more years ( really do love it) or alternatively and the most likely if funds permit is a 6GT. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea but for me it ticks both my main requirements, big enough to carry 4 adults in comfort and as practical as a touring. Looked at other brands but nothing really floats my boat. 18 months before decision time and as BacktoBeemer said all can change.
  3. Hi All As the title says what other cars did you try (look at or test drove) before you decided on a G31. Just out of interest really as when I have had a quick look around there aren't many petrol 6 pot estates out there. To be honest there is not that many petrol estates out there, looked at a 6GT but still not sure on the looks. Cheers Steven
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    What did you try before you went for a G31

    I got 25% off value of car not monthly payments. Like I said before wether you like the idea of PCP or not it is the only way I can afford to fund a new car buy. I would love to be able to get one on HP but I would either have to put a massive deposit down or have a much larger monthly payment neither of which I can afford. Thanks G Whizz for the info about your experience with Jaguar as the XF was one I was thinking of. A couple of my relatives have had similar experiences with other brands recently seemed to have no interest at all unless you wanted a car they have on stock.
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    What did you try before you went for a G31

    True but extra discounts are only if you take PCP. I got 25% off my current car but only on PCP not HP.
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    What did you try before you went for a G31

    Thanks for all the replies. To be honest if was not for PCP Would not be able to afford the car i have now. When I started looking to change last time with all the discounts and Dealer contributions it was cheaper to get a new car as opposed to a used one. PCP has its pro's and con's but for me it makes a new car affordable.
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    Help required

    Hi All As the title says I just need a little help. Got the car back from the bodyshop yesterday, I’m really happy with the work looks as good as new but noticed this morning I appear to be missing a couple of clips from the fog light surrounds (see pic)The help I need is could someone with a facelift M Sport post a pic to see if I’m missing any clips. Cant remember the holes before. Cheers Steven.
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    Help required

    Thanks for the reply Andy. Like you say looking closer at your pic it is the way to access the fixing screws. Thanks again.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Lovely looking alloys Matthew you'll have to post some pics when you've got them fitted. Are they 19's or 20's?
  10. I would just like to give a festive thank you to the person who has inflicted this on the bonnet and front bumper of my F11 hope Father Christmas lands his sleigh right on the top off there car. Came home from work today to find this 7or 8 deep scratches in the bumper and bonnet as well a a large mark which has completely removed the paint down to the primer. My thinking is it may have been the Wheelie Bin collection as my street is not very wide and I am wondering if they have dropped one of the bins off the back of the lorry and it has bounced off my car. Maybe wrong but am ringing the council on Monday to see if they have CCTV on the rear of the lorries but not holding out much hope. To say I'm pissed off is an understatement.
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    Just a Festive Thank You

    Thanks for the replies. Gave it a wash today and to have a better look at the damage. The damage is about 24 inches long right along the top of the bumper and leading edge of the bonnet. Going to ring the bodyshop tomorrow just hope it doesn't need a new bumper as there is a small dent on the top edge.
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    The 7 Series then...

    Always liked the new 7 only and with the discounts available and 0% they are very tempting only issue for me is they no longer do a petrol 7 unless you want the 760 which my budget doesn't stretch to.
  13. This is a worrying trend which if continues I may have to keep my 535i F11 for the rest of time. Really does cut the choice down for people who do low mileage which diesels are not suitable for.
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    F11 535i

    Nice motor love the black grilles. I have 535i F11 and love it like you I don’t do thousands of miles a year so petrol makes sense. Very rare motor as well BMW approved have one on at the moment. Hope you enjoy driving it as much I do mine.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Hope we’re in for a full review/ comparison against the F11 in a few months when you’ve put a few miles on it and had chance to play with all the toys.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Thanks for the reply I had been having a play on the BMW site and build a 640i xdrive and was trying to workout if the executive drive was worth the extra over the 2 axle air suspension and active steering. Enjoy the new motor.
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Thanks for reply Matthew does your have the Executive Drive or the active steering and 2 axle air suspension option?
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    Farewell F11 Hello G32 6 Series

    Sorry to see your F11 go but have to say lovely looking 6GT. How are you finding it size wise compared to your old F11. I ask as I’m getting itchy feet and am thinking of starting to look at hopefully changing in 6-8 months and have fallen for the 6 GT, it seems practical and comfortable as I usually carry 3 adults. I currently on my 3rd F11 and fancy a change and wondered if the 6 GT is a credible alternative. There are good discounts at the moment and 0% finance which means I can get a fully loaded GT cheaper than a mid spec G31. Cheers in advance Steven.
  19. Hi All Had a flick through YouTube last night and found a video of a guy buying a new BMW M2 and in the video the salesman mentions the fact some insurance companies are loading premiums if the car is fitted with comfort access due to security concerns. Have any of you guys found this, I have comfort access on mine but haven’t had my premium loaded. To to be honest it’s the first option I tick as I don’t see the point of keyless start without keyless entry. Cheers Steven
  20. Gave my F11 a wash after some kind skip company have parked a skip next door and the builders are filling it with what appears to be mainly dust. So so come tomorrow it won’t look like I’ve touched it.
  21. Hi All. I know this has been covered before but have done a search and cannot find anything. I had the text from my phone displayed on my idrive screen with no issues worked a treat but after an update on my phone I am unable to get them now have all the setting on my phone and on the car but simply cannot get them to display on the screen. The only other thing I could think of is the car went into the dealers to have some trim on the climate control unit changed, but surely that wouldn’t affect the settings in the idrive would it. So so just looking for any suggestions Cheers Steven
  22. To be honest I cover on average less than 40 miles a week (cycle to work Monday to Saturday) and have often thought of getting rid of my car but as others have said I too am a petrol head and the smile I get from driving the car is worth the cost. Which was re-enforced last year when I couldn’t drive for 3 months and I had to use public transport. After that I’d pay all the tea in China to keep my BMW.
  23. To be honest when I optioned up the car it was with the plan of keeping the car long term. My option to buy is around £18000 which I can fortunately afford to pay to buy it out right. Still got 2 years to change my mind though as I’m really liking the look of the new X5
  24. Hi All Reading this with interest as I'm 2 years into a 4 year PCP but have already started thinking what to do when my PCP is up. I have owned the car since new and covered just under 5000 so when I'm due to change it will have covered less than 10000 miles. I love the car but have never owned a BMW out of warranty wether it be AUC warranty or warranty from new and was always unsure of costs once out of warranty. So have found this thread a great source on info.
  25. Hi All Flicking through the BMW site today (killing a bit of time at work) and strayed across the upcoming X5. Reading the specs of the car I was amazed to see it is actually smaller than the current 5 series touring in length and width by quite a bit in car terms. Always like the X5 but been put off by is bulk but appears not to be as bulky as i thought. Just wondered what you guys thought on the new X5? Cheers Steven