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About NewNiceMrMe

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  1. About to order these winter tyres, thoughts

    With the way our climate is going, winter tyres will be a thing of the past within 20 years. I'll be having to find a way of stopping the tyres melting up here. Down south, well, you'll be long gone. Toast.
  2. About to order these winter tyres, thoughts

    Azure - we had 2" of snow too, as some on here have seen via Facebook. The 5 series, on its standard tyres, didn't slip once. Just saying. Southern wuss. Honestly, 2" of snow? I have a friend who lives out in the middle of Northumberland and drives a 2 series (220d). He woke to discover the snow half way up his 18" alloy wheels. He proceeded to go out, shovel it away as best he could - and then drove to Edinburgh. You don't work for the BBC by any chance, do you?
  3. About to order these winter tyres, thoughts

    With the 30 metres of snow you had in the South, I'm amazed any of you are still alive. The BBC and Sky should be shot.
  4. Car wash pain

    Full paint restoration detail. That said, car washes swirl your car to buggery anyway.
  5. Coincidence!

    That went to London too, according to the BMW dealer. I shall probably see it in around 10 years time.
  6. Boxing thread

    Mayweather really does talk like a tit. Saying that it was bad for boxing is ridiculous. De Gale had that won until a terribly unprofessional loss of concentration for a few seconds in the last round. It was a fair result.
  7. Coincidence!

    I have never owned a Z4M. I did own a Z4 35i sDrive though...
  8. Coincidence!

    Peter, I have 3 rather odd tales with a similar tone... My 04 plate BMW M3 Coupe, which I changed for an M3 Cab after 9 months, was sold locally yet I never saw it. I then changed the M3 Cab after a further 9 months, for the 645 Cab that I kept for 6 years. The 645 was sold to a guy in London (by the local BMW dealers that I Px'd it at). About 18 months after the 6 series had gone to London.....I spotted it for sale online. Completely coincidentally. However, it was now back up North and at a local garage. Nothing too odd about that. Except that.... Maybe a year after that I was driving through North Shields, down a road called Howard Street. I spotted my old 645 Cab, parked up. Parked behind it......was my old BMW M3 Coupe that I hadn't seen since I sold it, approximately a decade beforehand. That is tale no. 2 and 3 together. Tale no.1 is simply bizarre. I owned a Toyota Corolla GTi Twin Cam 16 (Hatch), one of the original cars that was very much of the time of the Renault 5 GT, Peugot 205 GTi, etc. It was a fabulous car. When I sold it, it went to Newcastle and that was that. This was in the late 1980's. In 2002, when my youngest daughter was born, we visited relatives in North Yorkshire, as you do when new babies arrive, etc. Imagine my surprise when we pulled up at their house and, on their next door neighbours drive, saw my old Toyota Corolla GTi. I spoke to the owner and he had bought it from a guy in Newcastle, who clearly met the description of the bloke I sold it to. I have checked online but there doesn't appear to be a record of the car now. If I ever found out it was still around, I'd snap it up in an heartbeat,
  9. LED Headlamps

    Of course a 7 series does not need remote control parking. I'm not arguing it does. By the same token, how many cars need the internet? Do they need Bose? How many vehicles do we know of that need adaptive headlights, or that need leather seats, electric windows, rain sensing wipers, wider exhaust pipes or even two exhaust pipes when one will do? Some of those I have mentioned have nothing but entertainment or aesthetic value. The remote parking offers something genuinely useful. The point is, it comes as part of the Advanced Parking package that includes surround view cameras, park assist, etc - something that a lot of people with a car the size of a 7 series (and many much smaller vehicles) will select anyway. If you have to regularly park the likes of a 5, 7, A7, A8, S Class, E Class or similar sized car in public car parks - I think you'd spec the option without hesitation.
  10. LED Headlamps

    Yup, the 645 was horrendous for it. Coupe, convertible, long = doors that were very long and windows that curved in quite dramatically at the top. The trick was to drop the roof automatically and climb in.
  11. LED Headlamps

    Anyone who has parked at Newcastle Central station will know the issue. I have lost count of how many times, over the years, I've returned to see drivers scratching their heads at how on earth they're going to get into their vehicles. As safety design has seen door width increase, the challenge gets worse. It wasn't recently, but I once saw a Mercedes owner taking an absolutely fit about how close another car had parked to his. He was kicking the bumper of the other car (out of sheer anger) - because you couldn't even walk sideways down the gap that had been left between his drivers door and their passenger side!!! It was clearly bad parking but even if they'd parked within the lines it is an issue that people have pointed out to the station time after time. Do they care? Of course not.
  12. Frustratingly unresponsive throttle on my 3.0 TDi

    Sounds like the petrol v diesel changeover to me and perfectly normal. However, as it is only a year old car, what harm is there taking it in to ask the dealer anyway? I would.
  13. LED Headlamps

    Both of the people I mentioned had come back to find that it was the parking of others that had trapped them, not how they'd parked to begin with. You've got to remember that the doors on a 7 series are very, very thick.
  14. LED Headlamps

    It is about coming back to your car and finding you can't get into it because of the morons that park so close nowadays. I've watched a bloke have to climb into a Qashqai through his boot at Newcastle central station, and a woman stood bemused as to how she'd get into her Mini in Luton! Here, it is rather clever...
  15. LED Headlamps

    £265 option, so cheap as chips really. The pure air filtration isn't an option, it is standard on the 7 series. I did say people would laugh at the ambient air option. They won't once they've been in a 7 series with it. It should be the same on the 5 series. The big cost are the tech packs. Then there is the option to have the car park itself or come out of a parking space....when you're not in it. That is a must.