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      09-11-2012, 09:36 AM   #45
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Maybe...

because it's cheaper than a BMW...

and handles just as well (especially compared to a BMW on RFTs )...

and is FWD...

and it doesn't encourage abuse from other drivers...

to name but a few!
Handles just as well? Are you insane?

FWD being an advantage?


What are you smoking ?
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hmmm yummy!!!...
Did you express your feeling on the chick?
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Did you express your feeling on the chick?
of course it was on the chick!!!!.....

SHE'D GET IT BAD!...
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Handles just as well? Are you insane?

FWD being an advantage?


What are you smoking ?
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of course it was on the chick!!!!.....

SHE'D GET IT BAD!...

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Hi,

all defo BMW tomorrow. on the watchdog site it says "Find out how Riz Lateef was able to drive off with this 35,000 BMW tomorrow, 8pm BBC One." with a picture of her sitting in a e93 M3 !!
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      09-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #51
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Handles just as well? Are you insane?
Down a tortuous, undulating, off camber B road the Focus is a far, far better place to be.

The BMW crashes and bangs and skips about. Makes you wince.

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If that program is about family car, then forget our BMWs.
Its probably one of Fords or Vauxhalls.
3 series sales figures are only JUST below that of the Insignia and VW Polo, I see plenty of people using BMWs as a family car (my self included).

Going to be interesting to see how BMW reacts to the program, shame I'm at work all day on a 24hr shift
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3 series sales figures are only JUST below that of the Insignia and VW Polo, I see plenty of people using BMWs as a family car (my self included).

Going to be interesting to see how BMW reacts to the program, shame I'm at work all day on a 24hr shift

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Somehow I'm happy that this will likely make BMW sit up and do something about it, but I cant help feeling that I'd prefer if it wasn't broad casted on TV for everyone watching to know.
Soon as my neighbours set out for work the next morning, they will be looking at my car in a different way.
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Be prepared for all the jokers tomorrow morning telling us how easy our cars are to steal. Should also encourage all the petty thieves who haven't thought of this yet to get onto Ebay and buy the kit needed to start stealing. That should help our insurance premiums for sure ....
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      09-12-2012, 03:38 AM   #56
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Things like this are starting to piss me off with BMW. I know other manufacturers have their faults but the last time it was the cracked wheel saga, now this. Suppose that's only two but mate of mine know the heckling winds me up. I just hope by the time I get home in 3 weeks, all the ordinary folk will have moved onto Big Brother, the X-Factor or some other moronic TV show.

And then of course there's the issue of WD bringing it to everyone's attention and then the actions afterwards. Just hope BMW do something rapidly afterwards.
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      09-12-2012, 03:51 AM   #57
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Did you express your feeling on the chick?
of course it was on the chick!!!!.....

SHE'D GET IT BAD!...
I wouldn't mind entering her obd port!!
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      09-12-2012, 04:05 AM   #58
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I really can't see BMW recalling all of the cars involved, even if is possible to do something about the problem - they will simply cite their Thatcham acreditation & requirement to comply with EU regulations
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Down a tortuous, undulating, off camber B road the Focus is a far, far better place to be.

The BMW crashes and bangs and skips about. Makes you wince.

D.

My point exactly! Well said.

Oh and with a little snow...not 'smoke'...FWD is terrific, RWD is absolute crap.
(Mind you having said that nobody seems to be able to cope with snowy road driving these days unless they've bought expensive special boots which is all sales propaganda as far as I can see.)
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RWD + winter tyres.. No problem.

Only someone who is too cheap to buy the winters thinks RWD is crap in winter.

I've driven my last 3 cars all RWD throughout winter. 300bhp+ in two cases. No issue whatsoever.
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but.. ON TOPIC...

I'm quite sure that this is going to do nothing but hurt the owners of the cars... Argh...
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Just sent the following tweet.. Made me feel better anyway..


bbcwatchdog Do you REALLY think doing the BMW ODB piece tonight is going to help owners of the car? Insurance premiums up, more thefts. FFS
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on bbc website already but dont show how at least http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19562487
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Link trailing tonite's WD and hi-lighting the problem - incl CCTV of thieves pushing a 1M off some unfortunate fella's driveway - now on the BBC News homepage.
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Mind you having said that nobody seems to be able to cope with snowy road driving these days unless they've bought expensive special boots which is all sales propaganda as far as I can see.)
Clearly the words of someone who has experinced the difference between winter and summer tyres on snow.........NOT!
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