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      03-25-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Newbie - Hopefully around for a while..

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would introduce myself on here, signed up recently and have been using many useful sections on here, very informative forum.

I used to own a 120D M Sport and I loved it, but I wanted something bigger, more comfortable, and more powerful, yet somewhat economical on my 60mile round trip to work each day.

So after looking for ages, I found the car for me on eBay, which turned out to be owned by someone who used to work for the same company as me and I collected it last Monday.

So here it is.. My Black 2007 330D Coupe




And so far, all I can say is I love it. So smooth, powerful and I am really pleased with it. I would like to change a few things eventually, and give it my own touch but first I am just going to spend some time going through everything first, brakes, hubs, underneath, wax oil, proper polish and get it as it should be before I then move on to adding various things.. Wheels will be fairly soon, not sure what type yet! (Not even sure what sort of wheels I have on there!)

My other car, although not officially mine, but I use it every day at work and look after it is a 2012 M3. I work at Snetterton Race Circuit as the Track Operations manager, out of Race Control, I do the safety car and also for race meetings and my means of transport is this:





The previous 2010 model.


So that’s me really, if anyone has any questions about track days or any MSV events, by all means ask and I will help out best I can, no doubt Ill see some of you at Snetterton in the future.

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      03-25-2013, 05:52 AM   #2
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congrats on your new toy bud! loving looking motor and they run sweet! would definitely advise a remap as the gains are very impressive from the Diesels! it definitely puts a big smile on your face when you put your foot down and feel the torque!

good to know we have a contact at the tracks now
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Nice car, good choice
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Welcome and nice 330/M3. Know Snetterton a little bit, so next time I'm up that way I'll be sure to wave
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The perfect mix!!

Get to drive an M3 on track all day and then practical, economical but quick diesel for your home life.

Car looks great, congrats and welcome
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Welcome, nice coupe... and what an awesome job !
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Best job on e90post??

Sounds like it to me!
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Enjoy the car mate.
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Nice E92!

I sit at a desk all day staring at stupid buildings in London.

You sit with your right foot planted on the loud pedal... I'm not jealous at all.
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I HATE YOU!

Hah just messing! But your job sounds like it rocks compared to mine.

Nice looking motor you have picked up there! And your other daily m3 ain't bad either hah
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welcome mate, nice car and AWSOME JOB!!!!!!!
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Nice car and job fella! New as well here so hello.
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congrats on your new toy bud! loving looking motor and they run sweet! would definitely advise a remap as the gains are very impressive from the Diesels! it definitely puts a big smile on your face when you put your foot down and feel the torque!

good to know we have a contact at the tracks now
Thanks! I shall be going to my local garage, APT for remapping fairly soon!! Need anything track related let me know!

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Nice car, good choice
Thanks

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Welcome and nice 330/M3. Know Snetterton a little bit, so next time I'm up that way I'll be sure to wave
Come up to Race Control and say hi!

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The perfect mix!!

Get to drive an M3 on track all day and then practical, economical but quick diesel for your home life.

Car looks great, congrats and welcome
Spot on, thats the reason why I went for it, best of both worlds, which is fortunate!

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Welcome, nice coupe... and what an awesome job !
Thanks!

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Best job on e90post??

Sounds like it to me!
Doubt it... Its pretty fun though, can't say no to some gentle 7.30am circuit inspections

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Enjoy the car mate.
I do, currently really smitten with it!

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Nice E92!

I sit at a desk all day staring at stupid buildings in London.

You sit with your right foot planted on the loud pedal... I'm not jealous at all.
Can't beat the sound to be honest, although with the 6.8mpg current average I am glad I don't have to drive it home!

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I HATE YOU!

Hah just messing! But your job sounds like it rocks compared to mine.

Nice looking motor you have picked up there! And your other daily m3 ain't bad either hah
Thanks!! Its great, I don't take the job for granted though!!

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welcome mate, nice car and AWSOME JOB!!!!!!!
Thank you!! Hopefully I can provide some useful information on the forum if anyone wants it.

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Nice car and job fella! New as well here so hello.
Hello & welcome to you too!
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Welcome!! Car looks nice mate.... As does you company car. Clearly you've got the best job on e90post, I'm not even a little jealous I promise.

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Welcome, its good to see someone working at a track on here. Lovely cars!

Looking forward to hearing what its like behind the scenes on a daily basis.
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Thanks guys! I was thinking of starting a rare/exciting cars thread showing different examples of cars I get at Snetterton for all to see.
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Thanks guys! I was thinking of starting a rare/exciting cars thread showing different examples of cars I get at Snetterton for all to see.
That sounds interesting! If you don't mind, maybe you could include what you do there, and we can all drool and get jealous
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That sounds interesting! If you don't mind, maybe you could include what you do there, and we can all drool and get jealous
Ok, I can do this, probably best in the off-topic forum section... will update soon.
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