I can haz a new car too

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I thought it was time for a discreet gentleman's conveyance suitable for the more mature motorist, but I bought this instead.

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Appears I've joined the petrol club and so will be single-handedly revitalising the UK economy.

Initial impressions:
Very pointy, (but then most things probably seem that way after the Citroen).
Seems really low-geared after the diesels (about 2300 RPM at 70 in 6th) - keep looking for 7th.
Nice place to sit, comfy on a run.
It's tiny
But sounds eargasmically gorgeous - the last iteration of the N/A straight 6 Munich warp drive. (You millennials can keep your turbos)!

Must be my post mid-life crisis.
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
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Doggy wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 6:41 pm I thought it was time for a discreet gentleman's conveyance suitable for the more mature motorist, but I bought this instead.
:lol: :lol:

Err, it's a bimmer. Is it black? :supafrisk: It'd be expensive, poorly serviced and thrashed here... Yep, about 14 grand.
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Come over here & join me in the naughty corner Doggy :cheesy:

Very nice looking car mate, lovely to drive aren't they :wink:

Yeah the 3 seires e90 was too small for my needs so I bought the mighty 535d e61 & it's a rocket ship 8)

& no Steve there not all poorly serviced, thrashed to death & expensive ( the forum I've joined reminds me of this one
eight + years ago :roll:
Very busy, very very helpful bunch & very Knowledgeable :) oh & passionate about there car's (love to maintain them)
& yes a lot of the owners do there own work :shock:

The type you describe buy the cars when new & thrash them to death & neglect servicing in the first five years
If the cars still with us at twelve plus years old (it's been looked after :wink: )
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale after I've sorted the airbag light :(
1998 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

2006 BMW e61 535d m-sport :supafrisk: run's for cover :lol:
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dirtydirtydiesel wrote: Wed May 12, 2021 10:34 pm Very nice looking car mate, lovely to drive aren't they :wink:
Thank you kindly sir!
Yeah the 3 seires e90 was too small for my needs so I bought the mighty 535d e61 & it's a rocket ship 8)
I'd probably have preferred a 5 series, but I lug mine around on a trailer behind the motorhome so didn't want something bigger/heavier.

Which forum's best for info on these?
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (we shall see......)
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But but but... they all look the same and they're all black :shock:

I'm talking here in Croatia where these sort of cars are a huge status symbol. The first owner is probably a company so servicing is probably fine (although driving maybe isn't) but the next owner has probably overreached themselves for the badge and then finds out how much feeding and maintaining the thing costs and either cheaps out or forgets (worse still for MB).

Admittedly if I went German I'd probably go for a BWM, MB quality and reliability seems to have gone down the pan (unless you buy one made for the home market apparently) and VW are a bunch of soulless futhermuckers, but with my back I'd have to go for a X class ($$$) and I'd be looking for evidence of servicing. I've also sat in a Bini and the seating position was fine, but I couldn't imagine looking at that horrible cheap dash for any amount of time and not hating the thing.

I'm not knocking Eric's purchase, it looks really clean, it's probably plenty powerful and ticks the right boxes and I hope it does better than the lemon, may it serve you well sir. Btw did you fix the indicators yet? :P
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Fix? Used them indicators in plain sight of a police vehicle yesterday without being pulled over to see if I'd nicked it :?
Several people let me out at junctions too. :shock:
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Which forum's best for info on these?
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I can't help with that :(
The forum I refer to is for the 5 series cars only.
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale after I've sorted the airbag light :(
1998 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

2006 BMW e61 535d m-sport :supafrisk: run's for cover :lol:
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steve_earwig wrote: Thu May 13, 2021 5:48 am But but but... they all look the same and they're all black :lol:


Btw did you fix the indicators yet? :P
On the 406 :wink: nah it still indicates left after going right
But strangely they work great on the Beemer :supafrisk:
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale after I've sorted the airbag light :(
1998 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

2006 BMW e61 535d m-sport :supafrisk: run's for cover :lol:
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Meh, needs the jobbie on the end of the stalk replacing (I'm sure I saw a guide somewhere). Failing that a big rubber band.

In Croatia failure to indicate is endemic I'm afraid. As is the "beautiful blue light" and the ability to stay on their own side of the road :roll:
To generalise:
BMW - crazy bastard doing 3 times the speed limit on the wrong side of the road overtaking as many cars as possible. Will often end up crashing into another BMW (ask my bike mechanic).
MB - Unpredictable, impatient, occasionally crazy. I mean, overtaking on a blind bend or cutting up a sodding great lorry crazy.
Audi - usually the car 6' behind you (the Hoops Of Doom in your rear view), if at night with overpowered/misaligned headlamps lighting up the inside of your car. Expects you to go faster, will not overtake unless there's a gap that you could navigate a ship in.
VW - Drunk.
Seat/Škoda - ditto on a tighter budget.
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2004 D9 2.0 HDi 110 Estate lhd VF38ERHZF81657352 - sold but being very well looked after.
1991 Yamaha TDM850 - it's fixed! Shame about the rider...
2008 Toyota Recall4 2.0 VVTI ATM (Anti-Theft Mechanism) LHD JTMBH31V90D007261 - flimsy piece of crap.
1953 Matchless G3LS - it weighs a ton!
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Late to the party but noice choice with the 330 pez!

You'll become good friends with the local pez station :lol:

The large pezzer's are normally cared for and lower mileage, see yours was from than Essex originally cor blimey etc..
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I'm collecting my new motah in about 2 hours... :cheesy:

Nice Bimmer Doggy - has the car somehow modified your driving etiquette yet?
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GingerMagic wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:52 pm I'm collecting my new motah in about 2 hours... :cheesy:

Ohhh come on don't make me wait :cheesy:


Nice Bimmer Doggy - has the car somehow modified your driving etiquette yet?
Nah, he's not a self-righteous 'I own the road type' :lol:
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale after I've sorted the airbag light :(
1998 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

2006 BMW e61 535d m-sport :supafrisk: run's for cover :lol:
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GingerMagic wrote: Fri Jun 18, 2021 4:52 pm I'm collecting my new motah in about 2 hours... :cheesy:
Classic Volvo by any chance?
Nice Bimmer Doggy - has the car somehow modified your driving etiquette yet?
Cheers, still using indicators, manners, tolerance, driving like Miss Daisy and getting 34mpg
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (we shall see......)
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