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  1. reggie59

    G30 LCI

    I also find the m sport edition very bad value. I was trying to see if it was better equiped but very hard to understand with the configurator Few things are odd.. 1- rear heated seat... have to order as £5k pack. Hopefully, that will change. 2- Electric blinds are phased out? I like mine. 3- the m550. When selecting it, the car is a nice new green which does not exist in the colour selection.
  2. Another issue will be the road tax. £550 a year
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    530i and 520i G30 difference?

  4. I read that the new grill is because of China. There, you want your 7 to look like a 7 and not like the poor relative 5. So, if you are the show off type, you will love the new 7 grill. If you are the rather "do not look at me type", you will hate it. So, with this theory, the 5 grill will not get bigger ( or the 7 will look like the 5 again) and the Chinese will not buy the 7 again. So we are safe.
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    Engine Rough Running- off she goes on a recovery truck

    Not feel sorry for the poor sod who drives 12k a year and will have the same issue just outside warranty...
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    F10 door corrosion

    Reading this threat weaned me off buying a new g30 to replace my beloved E60 bought new 11 years and super reliable no rust. I have to move on as my employer a bit annoyed I am cashing in on car allowance and running an old banger on a shoe string. But that's it. I am off to lexus. A colleague of mine had countless issues with f10 over 4 years. Air con, water, air suspension... So I am convinced BMW are now built to be disposed off within 3 years for PCP schemes. What is worse? Poor quality in the fist place? Bmw dealers trying to wiggle out of every case while they know it is a known default? Bmw asking to pay for Windows trim if broken? They will only break because they need to be removed to be repaired? The shoddy approved body shop they use? This is shoking The BMW police brigade.. no need to reply. I am off to another forum now.
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    Fill for life lies

    The same with oil service, gearbox oil service... Best is to check the US service recommendations to know what to do. And guess what? They ask for oil change every year or 10,000 miles for example. Gearbox oil change at 60,000 miles... Not sure about coolant but would be good to know. In the US, consumer protection is very strong and BMW would have to pay if his cars fall apart quickly so recommends owner to look after them. In Europe, they bribe our EU policitians so are not worried about it... They even want them to fall apart quickly so we spend money on new bmws
  8. You should get it in white. Might be able to flog it to a Leeds minicab afterwards
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    Real world mpg and range

    My dad had a 520i back in 1985. 6 cylinders, 2litres. 130 bhp. Love the name... 520i How you pleased with performance? As someone said, no one review on magazine whether the 530i is worth the difference. .. they all want to take the M5 back home instead. There are more reviews of M5 than potential buyers.
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    black, ALU or chrome

    Quick one. The roof bar are ALU. When you specify ALU for the windows, does it make the chrome bit on door handle and the ugly wing vent ALU too or do they stay chrome? I know the wing vent goes black if black is specified. Spec a g31 is difficult and BMW should offer training on YouTube Mind you, their sales guys could also do with some training
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    Wireless Phone Charging

    Hired a fiesta this week. Brand new from avis... Anyway, it had wireless charging. Cleverly put in where you naturally throw your phone as you get in. Shames BMW for asking 500 quid for a badly designed one!
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    New 520D - max £40k

    This is political madness at his best. No one understand exactly. I contacted the genius on BMW configurator. After 30 Mns contacting his manager, he could not confirm exactly. Mind you... This is nothing compared the pension tax relief rules.... The poeple who dream these rules should be shot.
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    What did you do to your E60/61 today?

    What colour is that? Very nice
  14. Typical BMW. Great cars but let down by greediness to make more and more and more money.. as much as possible. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/bmw-electrical-fault-was-cause-fatal-car-accident-inquest-claims