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      07-10-2008, 07:15 AM   #1
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"My" new toy....



Well, after 2 weeks, I'm getting quite used to it....







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      07-10-2008, 07:21 AM   #2
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Looks really good Chrisbin hope you are finding the engine a tad better than the 320i and that the fuel consumption is not too much worse.
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      07-10-2008, 07:24 AM   #3
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Congratulations mate - looking good!!

Nice spec too, M-sp, step, flappy paddles, pro nav - good stuff...

Have you used the radio at all or are you enjoying the 6 cylinder symphony too much?
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      07-10-2008, 07:24 AM   #4
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Looks really good Chrisbin hope you are finding the engine a tad better than the 320i and that the fuel consumption is not too much worse.
Thanks mate! Just a tad in both cases!!

Overall average over 600 mls is 27mpg....I get c.32mpg with 320i....but go a bit slower!!

Its only "mine" for another 2 weeks probably......but its fun while it lasts

MarkII - yep its got all the toys! I must say that I do like the flappy paddles - the fact that you can access a downshift so quickly in auto mode is great. And obviously full manual is lots of fun too! iDrive is a mix - lots of nice features but it really isnt as intuitive as it should be imo...


As I said above, its not a permanent solution.......
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      07-10-2008, 07:35 AM   #5
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The straight-six is a superb engine and sounds fantastic too! Enjoy!
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      07-10-2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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iDrive is a mix - lots of nice features but it really isnt as intuitive as it should be imo...
Does yours have the voice control? I find it much easier than trying to fiddle with the iDrive controller......except for when choosing the radio station, coz I can't get used to saying "beebeeceeRtwo" or worse "beebeeceeleics" in a good enough computerised voice to make the damn thing understand. Thank god there are not services for BBC-for-art 'BBCfART or 'BBC4 UK' or I'd really be in trouble...


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Its only "mine" for another 2 weeks probably..... its not a permanent solution.......
Sorry, I've been out of the loop lately - what's the latest then?
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Nice car, I test drove one a few weeks ago and loved it, in particular the choices of how to change gears, auto, paddle and sequential.
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I struggle with voice control. Need to change my voice to R2D2 or something
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Havent tried voice control actually....yet!!

Mark - I have this for a month while they have a final attempt at fixing mine.......
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Havent tried voice control actually....yet!!

Mark - I have this for a month while they have a final attempt at fixing mine.......

I don't think I could give it back
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Mark - I have this for a month while they have a final attempt at fixing mine.......
and if they don't, Chris??
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I'll let you all know the outcome when its finalised........keeping schtum til then! As for giving it back, you are right...if I was thinking another coupe was what I wanted then I would definitely feel like I had to keep this one.....up to Goodwood and back, mixed driving and roads, avg was 34mpg which is a lot better than I would have expected.
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I'll let you all know the outcome when its finalised........keeping schtum til then! As for giving it back, you are right...if I was thinking another coupe was what I wanted then I would definitely feel like I had to keep this one.....up to Goodwood and back, mixed driving and roads, avg was 34mpg which is a lot better than I would have expected.
Keep it. If you move house and change your name they will never find you
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Keep it. If you move house and change your name they will never find you

Actually, you're probably right!! Never signed anything at all....just picked up key and drove off!!!

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