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      04-18-2011, 04:55 PM   #45
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Only downside is: I wish I'd held onto my car's floor mats. The new car has none, so now I'm going to have to shell out for a new set. Swiz!
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The paper stats just dont tell the story of the real difference between 330d and 330i, do they. Enjoy your new car, it sounds fantastic. I'm quite jealous
As a relatively new 330i owner too I couldn't agree more. In my opinion the 330d seems to be the more complete package but it just doesn't have the kind of soul and passion that the petrol 6 does
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Only had mine 6 weeks and love it to bits

Hope you enjoy yours
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      04-19-2011, 03:24 PM   #48
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Congrats.
Had mine for twelve months, sold it to a family member, then bought it back after 2 weeks. Wonderful wonderful wonderful cars in the e90 form. mine hasnt missed a beat in 72k.
I am very happy driving it till it, or i conk out.
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      04-19-2011, 03:33 PM   #49
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Seems incredible now that I was ever considering a 330d instead. The 330i is sensational, particularly in DS mode.

Done around 200 miles so far, averaged 30 mpg.

Getting up early again tomorrow for a blast around before work...
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      04-19-2011, 03:43 PM   #50
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Congrats welcome to the club, albeit yours will be more reliable than my N53...!! I do miss a manaul but the autobox give a good real world blend of ease of use and the additon of paddles.
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      04-20-2011, 03:15 AM   #51
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Hmmmm. Seems embedding of Flickr images not working.........

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      04-20-2011, 03:38 AM   #52
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Getting up early again tomorrow for a blast around before work...
Thats the spirit! These sunny mornings make it all worth while in a petrol sixer (window down of course)

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and the additon of paddles.
Paddles are for rowing boats - best place for them.
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Thats the spirit! These sunny mornings make it all worth while in a petrol sixer (window down of course)
Aye. Did a nice loop through Knutsford, past Jodrell Bank, up to Holmes Chapen, and back to Knutsford again. Splendid scenery.

Enjoying the engine noise. Have only played 1 song on the hi-fi so far.

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Paddles are for rowing boats - best place for them.
Got the paddles on my steering wheel. Not tried them yet. Loving the DS mode.

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Aye. Did a nice loop through Knutsford, past Jodrell Bank, up to Holmes Chapen, and back to Knutsford again. Splendid scenery.
I go that way these days..

Under the runway tunnels, turn right towards Mobberley, severn sisters lane (avoiding Knutsford town) then onto the old A50 down to Holmes chapel / Church Lawton etc and on to Stoke.

Just as quick as the M6 / A556 - but loads more fun!!
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I go that way these days..

Under the runway tunnels, turn right towards Mobberley, severn sisters lane (avoiding Knutsford town) then onto the old A50 down to Holmes chapel / Church Lawton etc and on to Stoke.

Just as quick as the M6 / A556 - but loads more fun!!
You work in Stoke? Where abouts?

And that sounds like a stonking route - I'm always on the lookout for more interesting ways to get to places
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I go that way these days..

Under the runway tunnels, turn right towards Mobberley, severn sisters lane (avoiding Knutsford town) then onto the old A50 down to Holmes chapel / Church Lawton etc and on to Stoke.

Just as quick as the M6 / A556 - but loads more fun!!
Oof! Hate that A556, a real no-fun road, dangerous too.

I work in Knutsford, some great drives around there.

Any reason my Fluckr images won't embed? (See above.)
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Very nice.

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You work in Stoke? Where abouts?

And that sounds like a stonking route - I'm always on the lookout for more interesting ways to get to places
I'm working in Stone at the mo, (just said stoke in general), but even from J15 of the M6 there's a good run out towards Eccleshall past Mill Meece and then even better onto Newport from Eccleshall - great roads.
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