Originally Posted by DarkAnt335i
I was the same about the tax paid the £400+ tax on my 59 MPS and also the 335i and was worth it to run the cars. Although its quiet refreshing now to only have to pay £270.
Also worth remembering to get the full power from the DISI engine you need to run Super Unleaded. The 330i runs just fine on standard fuel.
I'm with dopper99 - Get an e46 M3 if you can stretch that far... amazing value cars . + The tax is only £270 IIRC
Yes, I always used the higher octane fuels... made a massive difference.
Another characteristic of the engine was white smoke when sitting in a lot of traffic for too long... it was nothing wrong with car though.
Mine was black... I can email you photos if you like. It was really a smart car and definitely underrated. I do miss it's sure-footedness.
PM me your email address if you want photos, or the Reg number.