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      07-04-2010, 12:24 PM   #1
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Best courtesy car?

My 335i is currently in the body shop after a Romainian driver in a Belgian HGV pulled out into the nearside rear on the M25. My insurance has arranged a pretty interesting hire car for me whilst it's in. It's a 2.4 JTDM 5-cylinder diesel with a 6-speed manual box, so it goes quite well as long as you keep it above about 1800rpm - below that, you drop off boost and it completely dies. The handling's OK, though it's a bit wallowy compared to my car. I do rather like the panoramic sunroof though.

So, what's the best courtesy car you've ever had?
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      07-04-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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This was my best one...
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      07-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #3
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Oooh yeaaa jealous?

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      07-06-2010, 02:09 AM   #4
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320 d ... :-)
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      07-06-2010, 04:51 AM   #5
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      07-06-2010, 05:57 AM   #6
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      07-06-2010, 03:47 PM   #7
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      07-06-2010, 03:53 PM   #8
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Not 25 yet so no courtesy car for me yet
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      07-06-2010, 03:57 PM   #9
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      07-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #10
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That is AWFUL!!
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      07-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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      07-06-2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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Jag XF ... lovely piece of kit.

Stopped answering the phone to the Land Rover dealer as i was loving the car so much!
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      07-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #13
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Out of the box LCI 330d e92 a couple of months ago.

This weeks is a 320d e92 poverty spec in dog knob red. More thoughts on that soon.

My engine is fine by the way, just getting bonnet resprayed.
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      07-12-2010, 07:01 AM   #14
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      07-12-2010, 07:45 AM   #15
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This is the little beauty I got when my 3er went in
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MB - had similar when my R32 Golf went for a repair.

A ten year old Micra that had been paint stripped across the bonnet.

Hence now using BMW insurance so if I do need it, I get a proper car that isn't worked on by some cr4ppy firm the insurance company insists you use. In my case it was also bloody miles away and in the worst part of London I've ever been to.
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MB - had similar when my R32 Golf went for a repair.

A ten year old Micra that had been paint stripped across the bonnet.

Hence now using BMW insurance so if I do need it, I get a proper car that isn't worked on by some cr4ppy firm the insurance company insists you use. In my case it was also bloody miles away and in the worst part of London I've ever been to.
Its funny because I had the option to use any garage I wanted (including BMW), I was recommended this particular garage by a couple of different people they claimed that a lot of main dealers would take their work there if they was struggling to deal with it. They have been in their location for 30 odd years

The net result was I was given this comedy sketch car to drive, the first two attempts on the front end re-spray were that bad I ended up getting a independent specialist to examine the job. Eventually they got it right but not after I lost about 3 days of work and had to drive this piece of shit for nearly 2 weeks. A LESSON LEARNT!
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      07-12-2010, 09:04 AM   #18
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MB - doh! They did a fairly good job on mine (apart from overspray on the fuel filler cap) but I also had that utter sh1theap for two weeks. Worst car I've driven.

Also never again.
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      07-12-2010, 10:26 AM   #19
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So that's who Chris Bangle designs for now..........
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      07-13-2010, 10:15 AM   #20
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This is the little beauty I got when my 3er went in
I like the way they sell 'Pairs' too!
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      07-13-2010, 11:19 AM   #21
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      07-13-2010, 02:18 PM   #22
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You lot choose from this list:

Boxster S (latest Generation)
Cayman S
911 997 C4S
Cayenne S
BMW 320d
BMW 118d
Audi A4 2.0TDi


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