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  1. huggy

    off to pastures new

    nice your 530 looks identical to my old one, and like you I wanted an X5 but wife said too big, and I had to listen as she rarely drove the 530 - but I love my X3 hope you enjoy yours as much
  2. huggy

    off to pastures new

    Sport mode around some good roads bought the MPG down I can tell you. as much as I hated M6 roadworks I think the long enforced 50mph limits helped. But I easily went from NorthWest to Manchester, Sunderland, Northampton, Eynesham, Dorking and back to NW easily - I can only remember my holiday in Scotland where I filled up anywhere bit my local place - and I checked MPG against calculation for miles and fuel needed to fill up and it was accurate not expecting same from X3
  3. huggy

    off to pastures new

    I didn’t go out for pano roig, let’s see how it is my 530d X drive could achieve over 60mpg and I often got 700-800 mile range and a few times over 900 miles so far this has averaged exactly 40mpg over 300 miles or so but mostly commuting and small roads so I am ok with that i need to do a long drive to see but from my normal day to day commute my 530 didn’t seem so much better - only time will tell - but the engine is sublime, I thought my 530 was smooth but this set up with acoustic glass is amazingly good
  4. huggy

    off to pastures new

    I like new tech and like how BMW have modernised a lot, II just prefer the display I have, maybe it’s the circular shape of the dials ? And I use head up for Nav each to his own. It’d be boring if we all liked the same things eh
  5. huggy

    off to pastures new

    X3 M40d with comfort pack, tech pack, M sport plus pack with adaptive suspension and panoramic roof
  6. huggy

    540i Xdrive Touring

    I did that over a lot of journeys over 16-18000 miles and found calculated MPG was within 5% of computer in my 530 X drive, sometimes getting 62MPG and over 900 mile range
  7. huggy

    Reflection From Ambient Lighting

    I used to have mine set to blue to match seat stitching with auto dim at night And never really noticed a problem
  8. huggy

    off to pastures new

    I didn’t like the look of the dash display in a X5 and the new screen with so much info is Unnecessary, I like tech but in cars it’s often not needed, it’s one reason I moved away from Audi as I hate all this touch screen stuff - it detracts from driving
  9. huggy

    off to pastures new

    thank you, I’m certainly enjoying it and can’t believe how good it is
  10. huggy

    off to pastures new

    thank you. First day and 100 mile run on motorways, A roads and lanes and it is wonderful, makes me realise just how much I missed adaptive suspension on my 530
  11. huggy

    off to pastures new

    Thank you I didn’t want the idrive 7 but mine was built end of June this year, one should always ask build date for an in stock car
  12. huggy

    Missing Apple Car Play

    Hand a car back in first two weeks for any reason ? Or any fault / missing items etc ?
  13. huggy

    off to pastures new

    Well its been fun over last 2 1/2 years or so but my 530 went back today and just waiting to collect my new X3 tomorrow. It's been a terrific forum, I see most X3 forum users are from USA so its going to be quite different. Thanks to everyone for their comments, advice and suggestions and I wish you all well for the future.
  14. huggy

    connected drive

    thank you
  15. huggy

    Trackstar or Autowatch Tracking

    Can you recommend a GAP insurance, I used ALA for my 530 but need to do similar for an X3 next week, may have to transfer time remaining from existing policy