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About Vlady

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 03/26/1981

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    Glasgow, Scotland
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer


  • Garage
    Lexus GS450h, HONDA CBF1000A

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  1. Vlady

    Tyre Pressure Sensors

    Hi, thanks for a reply. I am expecting a warning on a dash as well, as long as it's not a sound warning while I am driving I will be fine.
  2. Vlady

    Tyre Pressure Sensors

    I think I have a pressure sensor in each wheel as when I go to sub menu I can see all 4 tyre pressures (similar to my Lexus), I am wondering what will happen if I put wheels without pressure sensors.
  3. Hi all, may be someone can answer my question below. I recently bought a BMW (2 series Gran Tourer) which has 18 inch wheels with decent tyres, the thing is, I usually put on winter wheels set and I am not sure how it will work with the car Tyre Pressure Monitoring system as winter wheels do not have PTMS. I think all modern BMW are the same so it shouldn't be specific to a 2 series. Once I put my winter wheels on will I have an error or any other message popping up on a dashboard? Did anyone came across this problem before? Thanks in advance everyone.
  4. How do you know what package you have? Or it doesn't matter, you get what you pay for?
  5. Vlady

    7-seat MPV views and opinions

    Hello! I am (my wife) back in BMW fold with 2 series Gran Tourer! 218d, Auto, 69 plates! So far it's great! Citroen was not bad, comfy, quite, we had some issues with it but luckily the car was under manufacture warranty and the issues were fixed at no cost to us. At 31k miles anti roll links started knocking which is a bit early based on a mileage. We would go for another C4 (7-seat) but there was none on the market that we liked or it was without our price range. Checked again VW Touran but dealer let me down again, it was the same dealer as above, the reason I cam e back to that garage as it was closest to me to take the car for a test drive. I had to leave the garage fuming and left a 1 star review on google about them! The salesman was a joke! Then, this 2 series was on the market, my wife is not a BMW fun (because I am) but we went to see the car, took it for a test drive, numbers for PCP were barely above what were paying for Citroen so we agreed on a deal! Love the 8 speed gearbox (Citroen had a 6 speeder and it was a bit slow), engine is quite, M-sport seats are very supportive (compared to Lexus and Citroen), only bad thing is a road/tyre noise, I blame run flats and 18 inch wheels. Will throw om it 16 inch winter wheels this week and see how this will affect the ride. The main thing is that my wife likes it!
  6. The CVT is either you learn to live with that or buy another car. Most people prefer it actually because it is smooth but a lot of drivers don't get it, especially during harder acceleration. Andrew, even new ES not as powerful for the motor size (2.5l) but it is economical, smooth and again, pretty reliable engine and the car. BMW and Lexus just have different views on what car owners want. I am not convincing anyone to quit BMW and buy Lexus, I still love BMW and I am still very disappointed to see it at the bottom of the list when it comes to reliability, it does upset me! I was always worried when I had one that something one day will go wrong, I was saving £200-300 for every service and then for every MOT as I knew something will need to be fixed (sometimes there was a nice surprise and I only had advisory repairs), now I do not have that thought on back of my mind, I just drive the car, saying that, BMW is much nicer to drive. Lexus doesn't provoke me to drive fast and aggressive as BMW was and my GS can go fast!
  7. I agree, it is nothing to drive like a BMW and Lexus not even close, heavy and comfortable car that is pretty reliable, I do miss though the way BMW drives.
  8. I remember I used to be like that! lol! I had an MOT last week, not a single nerve! The car 8 years old and 51k miles. Gents, get yourself a Lexus!
  9. Skoda Superb is a great car, friend of mine has one with 2.0d manual, his average mpg more then 50mpg! Another one I like is Mazda 6 Estate with 2.5 petrol engine.
  10. Vlady

    Newbie intro

    Oh! What a beauty! I still love e34 shape!
  11. Vlady

    New E39 owner

    Very nice! Welcome!
  12. Vlady

    Pics of Lci cars

  13. I let my wife drive the car, usually when I had a few drinks, and as in case with the e60 and with the GS she always says - it is too fast for me! She loves her Citroen C4! When I am a passenger, I do comment on her driving more than I used to, she is not avoiding potholes as much as I would, not slowing down as much before speed bumps and the last one she has bad planning ahead and bad observation. So if I can I will drive either her or my car when we are together travelling or I need to have a few drinks so I do not pay so much attention to the above!
  14. That is not a bad outcome for you! What about tyre swap cost, wheel balance, wheel alignment? Luckily my alloy wheel seemed fine, but I had to buy a new tyre (£150) obviously, change it and do another wheel alignment (another £75), the damaged tyre was only 1.5 months old!