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  Reply # 1115418 25-Aug-2014 18:31
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networkn: Man I'd expect after 10, your 11th would be free! It's how it works for Coffees at my local cafe!

If you think a 2001 BMW is nice, don't let her near a 3 or 5 series from 2011.

I'll pop into Jeff Grey and see what they say ;)

Don't get me wrong the new cars are stunning, but $6k for a NZ new e39 with 110k kms on the clock is a steal when compared to what friends are paying for falcodores.


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  Reply # 1115737 26-Aug-2014 10:55
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I used to drive a 99 740i, was a very comfy car and went like the clappers for such a massive car. Was a very quiet car at high speeds.

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  Reply # 1115749 26-Aug-2014 11:00
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BTR: I used to drive a 99 740i, was a very comfy car and went like the clappers for such a massive car. Was a very quiet car at high speeds.


Some of those big car engines are amazing to haul the weight around like that. 

I'd love a v12 one day, or at least to drive on for a month or two. 

I have driven a couple of v12 supercars, awesome. 



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  Reply # 1115763 26-Aug-2014 11:17
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BTR: I used to drive a 99 740i, was a very comfy car and went like the clappers for such a massive car. Was a very quiet car at high speeds.


Some of those big car engines are amazing to haul the weight around like that. 

I'd love a v12 one day, or at least to drive on for a month or two. 

I have driven a couple of v12 supercars, awesome. 


There is a 2014 760IL in the basement at work on some late nights. Really nice.





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  Reply # 1115911 26-Aug-2014 15:12
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I still have my E30 1989 320i - purchased around 1994. It now has over 130K kms on the clock but goes a treat. I also had an E38 1995 730i, which I still believe was the best car I ever owned - double gazed and big on the inside it was a please to both own and drive. Sadly it was traded on a Lexus R300, On the day I traded there was a 740 on the lot - but alas too late, the deal was done. 

BMW's are a bug that you get and its real heard to cure yourself. Currently I have a Merc SLK 280 which is a novel car to have but not in the Beemer class (to my mind).

Cheers Mike


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  Reply # 1115916 26-Aug-2014 15:21
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The 750iL I had was just a monster to drive. We drove it to Amsterdam a couple of times and a friend and I used to cruise over to France, fill the boot up with wine and cruise back again. The self-levelling suspension in the rear convinced many a customs official we had only been over for the day ;)

Everyone should own a v12 at least once in their lifetime and the press the e32's had for being expensive to maintain was excessive. I had 7/8 friends who owned them and we all had no trouble at all. If you look after the car it will go forever.

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  Reply # 1116670 27-Aug-2014 16:40
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The 750iL is a beast!  Ever since watching "The Transporter" as a kid, I've wanted one of those models.  I see them on TradeMe from time to time, and are between 7 and 10 thousand.  Pretty damn cheap for a V12.  It's definitely a luxury car!

What turns me off is the automatic transmission. :(





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  Reply # 1116941 28-Aug-2014 01:55
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I have had three 5-Series over an unbroken period since 1992. Started with a 525 E34 which was built like a rock and I still remember its old-school drive feel which hooked me into these cars - previously had Japanese cars.

Followed that with a 530i E39, another brilliant car which had a completely different and much more modern feel. Then a 530i E60 which I have now had for ten years - also a great car. Over those ten years it has done only 65,000 km and is still like new. I know - probably too many short trips but unavoidable.

I have now got to the point where I struggle to justify the amount of gas that the E60 guzzles just driving around town. I will be replacing it shortly, most likely with a medium size four-cylinder. I have had a bit of experience with (sacrilege for this thread) Audi in recent years - wife has an A3 which is just outstanding to drive, and other family members have had various Audis. I really like the somewhat understated Audi styling so likely to go with an A4 2-litre rather than a BMW 3-Series. Sorry.

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  Reply # 1117199 28-Aug-2014 12:39
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I have a 2003 E39 5 series with 130k on the clock. It's smoke silver and fully loaded except for sunroof.

It's a lovely car, drives very very well but some of the interior parts let it down a bit.

I have also owned a Lexus and a couple of Mercedes. The Lexus's are awesome but have little soul, the Mercedes have the best build quality but don't drive as well, the BMW's drive amazingly. Haven't owned an Audi yet but a few friends have them, one has a 2 year old RS5 which is an amazing car.

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  Reply # 1118009 29-Aug-2014 15:34
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New mags on the car. 245 on the rear 225 on the front, 17"





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I would love an 850csi. Dream car!



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  Reply # 1118080 29-Aug-2014 17:16
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First BMW: 

Second BMW:

Current BMW:

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  Reply # 1118295 29-Aug-2014 22:49
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I'm liking your next BMW a lot...Not a big fan of the older style.  But I have to admit, the new ones look stunning!

Is it true, that on the new models, you can't physically check the oil?  Instead relying on a computer to tell you whether or not it needs changing?





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  Reply # 1118307 29-Aug-2014 23:32
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Currently driving a 2008 E90 330i. Absolutely love it.

Previously had a '93 E36 320i, then a '00 E46 328i.

DravidDavid: Is it true, that on the new models, you can't physically check the oil?  Instead relying on a computer to tell you whether or not it needs changing?


Correct. Not a dipstick in sight! You can view the level on the idrive (computer) screen. Also no temperature gauge.

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  Reply # 1118309 29-Aug-2014 23:37
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Kraven:
Correct. Not a dipstick in sight! You can view the level on the idrive (computer) screen. Also no temperature gauge.


Wew.  What happens when the computer tells you your engine is at a safe temperature when it isn't and your oil is fine when it's not?   You can't exactly be called careless by BMW if your vehicle blew up.  Especially if it was all serviced on time.





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