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  1. 420d xdrive mpg

    Sounds great and certainly seems to be lapping up the miles. Though I do hear lots of issues in and around the EGR. My wife had issues with hers and its only just got to 3 years old and has done only 30k ish miles as well.
  2. Go for a the heart option, far easier then to explain it to yourself later. The head option of the older one isn't that much less and as you say is already showing in that particular one its age a little. The newer one has the spec, colour and longevity that you want for only a bit more go for that one I'm sure you won't regret it.
  3. A car thread on TSN!!!

    Very nice indeed - get some photos up when you get them. I keep having a look at X 40i/d but haven't pulled the trigger. I've driven my current motor about 3 times in 3 months so buying a new car for it to sit there as an ornament doesn't seem to make sense at the moment.
  4. Possibly about to do something stupid again...?

    Mmmmm interesting. If you just want a fast way to get in and out of work then the AMG or an M5 would be perfect. As for which one I guess that depends on the budget you want to push to. I've decided to keep my car for longer as I can't be bothered on spending more to get more or less the same this time. You could always look at the M3 V8 as an alternative or try and get a 4 door maybe?
  5. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    Yeah that very true, it depends on buying a car with your heard or your head. Always nice to strike a happy medium I guess or go nearly new and let someone else take the hit on the early depreciation.
  6. Booster - Looks like BMW are just about to announce your next car! They have just announced the concept (soon to be final) example at Geneva today.
  7. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    Not far off now...
  8. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    Excellent, time to get the deposit down for an 840d Gran Coupe then.
  9. New BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe

    @Booster your new motor looks like its shaping up nicely. Click the image to see the full set of spy photos.
  10. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    I've liked it so far, not much to dislike and not of the rubbish that has started to grate on some of the other shows.
  11. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    Good who doesn't like a good car program.
  12. There is a view that sometimes teams focused too much on him and his opinion against other wisdom. He has certainly cost McLaren dear in his requests for what but there issues run far deeper. I guess I feel the same about Schumacher, never warmed to him at all but respected him as a racer. Didn't like his tactics and arguable he stole some wins through what some might say is cheating and you can't say that for Hamilton. Prost again was excellent but cold for me and too clinical and didn't have the passion. Senna, Hamilton, Schumacher, Alonso, Prost for me in that order all during my time in relation to F1, although I'd say there are some that inspired in other series or bikes but thats for another debate all together.
  13. He is a great driver just took too many bad turns along the way. One of the best no he has been beaten by team mates at times in the same car so not a Schumacher, Hamilton, Senna for me.
  14. RIP: Fifth Gear TV Show

    Great it was a good addition in the past will see if I can find it.
  15. Daniel Ricciardo to leave Red Bull

    Going to be very interesting to see how this pans our. Renault have got some very good technical guys that haven't joined recently so it will be interesting to see how this goes. I think he wanted the move to get out under the shadow of Max which they have obviously got as No. 1 drive and I suspect he will get a chunk extra cash. One article seems to think he will be getting £20m which will be way more than Redbull were offering.
  16. RS3 - Saloon!

    BMW never took all the buttons away, even on my 330i years ago it still had many of the normal buttons and buttons that you can set to do what you want as a quick shortcut. As for the 8, yeah its moved even more upmarket from the 6 of before and more premium options to boot and its an entirely new car.
  17. RS3 - Saloon!

    Yeah I can see that I was going to say I will be interested to see what they look like when I see one in the flesh. Certainly think they are quite colour sensitive but overall a really good looking car to me. See what the 4 door looks like.
  18. RS3 - Saloon!

    I still think the new one looks stunning and as for the comment on buttons BMW have had good use of buttons and Drive for a long time its a great balance.
  19. RS3 - Saloon!

    I'd see what happens with the GC version there will be tweaks certainly. I quite like it but not in white needs another colour.
  20. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    A GP is only over three days.. unlikely.
  21. Guy Martin & Coulthard F1 Special

    Yeah they couldn't stop him talking bless him.
  22. Yikes - those street circuits always seem to cause crashes like that once in a while.
  23. RS3 - Saloon!

    GC Confirmed for 2019 release there are patent images of the car out there now but in a basic spec. Add the M-Sport and it will look fantastic.
  24. Red Bull decides on Honda F1 engine switch

    The Honda engine has proven to be better this year and the most recent update seems to have given a good step. Honda aren't as bad as Mclaren have made them to look in reality so its going to be interesting to see how things are played out. Did anyone also read that there seems to be a mini mutiny at McLaren trying to push out good old Eric B it seems. I'd personally say they have forgotten to integrate as a race team should do and they aren't focused on the racing and being too robotic and finger pointing.
  25. RS3 - Saloon!

    On the size point its getting silly, my car is huge in that respect and annoying with it. We tend to use the wife car at the weekend for that reason. Take mine to many supermarkets and its always sticking out and only just fitting in the space. To make matters worse the 6 GT is even longer and wider than the 5GT which is the last thing I wanted. I'm considering going X3 40iM or GLC43 as a replacement I quite like driving the wifes car and having something all our performance when I can hardly ever us it I just find frustrating personally. I'd prefer something that sounded fantastic and had average performance I could have fun with on a backroad. Anyway decision is a way so slightly academic.