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      07-22-2011, 03:28 AM   #1
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So my car is in for service and my loaner for the day is an X1 sDrive SE 2.0d

It's a bit like driving an armchair but even though it drives OK, is good on fuel and has a decent level of kit I have one question for BMW:

WHY?
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      07-22-2011, 03:37 AM   #2
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      07-22-2011, 04:35 AM   #3
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Recent BMW styling is for sure becoming rather challenging for us loyal owners.
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In the right colour (dark or dary grey) with the right alloys (blade I think) I don't think it looks too bad. I keep considering one as a replacement for the X3 but don't think it's big enough for us. Hasn't Creepy Coupe got one??

To answer your question 'why', mmm, not sure really. It is a bit of an off one. I suppose it's just aimed at someone who needs more space than a 1 offers but can't stretch to a 3 series touring or X3. Isn't really necessary in my book. The 3 series touring offers a wider load area, but not as high, whereas the X1 is tall but narrow. The X3 is the daddy (ignoring the X5 for a minute). The higher seating position is nice though. I'd probably prefer the A3 sportback (if that's it's name).
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Dont worry... think its a trait of BMW's of late... my 520d drives like an armchair as well.

'Oh corner ... hello where did u come from? .... lets lean more... and a bit more..... there we go'.

BMW are gonna redress the prob from september though - giving the dynamic driving pack for free .... lucky mine goes back when i switch jobs.
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Dont worry... think its a trait of BMW's of late... my 520d drives like an armchair as well.

'Oh corner ... hello where did u come from? .... lets lean more... and a bit more..... there we go'.

BMW are gonna redress the prob from september though - giving the dynamic driving pack for free .... lucky mine goes back when i switch jobs.
I actually took a new 530 Touring for a test the other week and even though it was dry, had the traction control not kicked in when it did, the car would have spun.

Really unnerved me. After all, it's not as if I am not used to a reasonable amount of power going to the back wheels is it?
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