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      04-01-2013, 02:36 AM   #1
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Well, the E90 is going...

After 2.5 years of mixed enjoyment of ownership, I finally decided to change the E90.
A few things needed doing like servicing / tyres etc and I think it's got a failing injector (occasional wobbly idle when warm - cloud of smoke on startup) and possibly thermostat(s) as the fuel consumption has been pants recently (i know it's been cold but still, 35mpg on a decent run..).
Also got a bit fed up of the crashy ride and heavy steering - must be getting old!!
Couldn't really make my mind up what to get, but it needed to be diesel and practical, don't need a big car so thought about going to a hatch.
Looked at Golf GTD and A3's but for my budget wasn't impressed with what I'd get.
Sooo, I've gone for a bit of a 'marmite' car...



Not to everybody's taste, but I like them.
1 year old 118d Sport under 8k miles with driver comfort and sun protection packages in Sapphire Black.
Comes with iDrive / bluetooth / USB and drives really smooth plus I got 60mpg on a decent mixed roads test drive.

Not quite in the same bracket as some as you chaps new cars () but a couple of years of hopefully economical driving might allow something more 'fun' a bit further down the line.

Might post up a few pics when I've got it, if anyone is interested...

Oh, and I've never had a black car - everyone I've spoken to so far thinks I'm mad.
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      04-01-2013, 02:51 AM   #2
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Looks very nice mate, the mpg's appeal too.
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      04-01-2013, 03:16 AM   #3
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Nice one, and black isn't so bad. Not driven the new 1 series, but my 120d was a good car, plenty of poke and very economical ..... I should have kept it and saved myself a lot of money leasing a 640d that I don't drive!

And don't be shy, post some pics up and a review when you get the chance.
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      04-01-2013, 03:42 AM   #4
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I like the new 1er. Been in TMP's 135i a few times and, whilst there is obviously a difference in bhp, the interior & exterior are similar - a very nice grown-up place to be. Bet you'll enjoy ownership.
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      04-01-2013, 04:34 AM   #5
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Welcome to the 1 series club... hope you enjoy your new car !!!!
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      04-02-2013, 03:03 AM   #6
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I never liked the look of the old 1 sieres much in anything but 1M form.
However, the new 1 sieres I think looks fantastic!
The intieor looks very good too, and I think is the biggest improvement!

Be interested to hear your thoughts once you have it. Esp how you find the boot space / rear seat space in comparison to the e90.
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      04-02-2013, 03:37 AM   #7
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Welcome to the f20 club. Quite a few exe90 posters seem to be joining.

I've been meaning to do a micro review of mine for the last 3 months.
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I never liked the look of the old 1 sieres much in anything but 1M form.
However, the new 1 sieres I think looks fantastic!
The intieor looks very good too, and I think is the biggest improvement!

Be interested to hear your thoughts once you have it. Esp how you find the boot space / rear seat space in comparison to the e90.
The old one series is just an e46 that got squashed.
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Well, the DVLA finally came through (plate transfer) and I'm due to collect at 12:00pm tomorrow.
Unfortunately I've got a stinking cold now, so the grills etc I already have sat in the garage may have to wait a bit...
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Congratulations Mark nice motor and i hope this one gives you a lot less trouble than your previous 3-ers!!!

Haven't seen your 3 around for a while but i moved out of Stafford. Can't remember exactly but did you have a black and white plate on the back?
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Congratulations Mark nice motor and i hope this one gives you a lot less trouble than your previous 3-ers!!!

Haven't seen your 3 around for a while but i moved out of Stafford. Can't remember exactly but did you have a black and white plate on the back?
Hi Ben (who's Mark...? )
Thanks and I too hope it's a lot less trouble!
Never had a black plate but mine are euro-look..ish.
I've kept them but not sure whether to put them on the 1er or not - will probably try them one day.
Liking your Jag and might need some tips on cleaning black cars...

Peter.
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Hi Ben (who's Mark...? )
Thanks and I too hope it's a lot less trouble!
Never had a black plate but mine are euro-look..ish.
I've kept them but not sure whether to put them on the 1er or not - will probably try them one day.
Liking your Jag and might need some tips on cleaning black cars...

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sorry i got your name mixed up with the other bloke from Stafford



best tip for cleaning black cars is not to drive them and put them in the garage mine had a good clean, polish and gloss recently and it was looking dirty after 50 miles in the dry

Enjoy your pick up and post some pics when it is here
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sorry i got your name mixed up with the other bloke from Stafford



best tip for cleaning black cars is not to drive them and put them in the garage mine had a good clean, polish and gloss recently and it was looking dirty after 50 miles in the dry

Enjoy your pick up and post some pics when it is here
No probs Ben.
Pics taken and will post up soon...
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