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      08-16-2010, 04:41 PM   #23
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Looks great Peter! good luck with the Octavia sale.
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      08-16-2010, 04:56 PM   #24
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Looks great Peter. Love the coral - reminds me of some early SL55s.

While I was paying 37 (!) for some xenon beam convertors at the BMW dealer and complaining about the lack of levers to flatten the beam, he mentioned that you can't alter the beam for lhd on the new Z4 and they didn't do the beam convertors. Mind it wouldn't be the first time this dealer was talking rubbish. You may want to ask if you're considering going abroad...
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      08-16-2010, 06:53 PM   #25
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And I get accused of changing my cars often

Didn't think the Skoda would last long and what a nice new purchase you've got there. I bet you're all excited aren't you??

Does this mean I win the 50 because you bought a car first (as I attempt to alter the terms of the bet )
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      08-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #26
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Love the car.. look forward to reading reviews of your drives in it!

The Vrs is a lovely care too, tempted to rid the BMW and "downgrade" for a bit and a Vrs would be lovely... just cannot afford the swap at this stage.
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      08-17-2010, 01:00 AM   #27
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Awesome car !.
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      08-17-2010, 01:41 AM   #28
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Nice one Pete. MLC hasnt affected your judgement it looks lovely.
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      08-17-2010, 05:18 AM   #29
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looks great! its a nice little car, my mate has one. you do know that cup holders are extra dont ya?

i see you have also taken a liking to white cars
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      08-17-2010, 05:57 AM   #30
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Hope you have a good haircut, don't let the car down
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      08-17-2010, 12:29 PM   #31
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Congratulations Peter that does look superb!
The current Z4 is one of the best looking cars in the entire BMW range.
White with red leather is a fantastic combo, bet you can't wait till December.
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Cheers all, I am hoping that this is THE one, the keeper, the car I don't wish to part from.... I know it will be worth the wait.

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And Peter - lovely car Have you thought about asking the dealer to supply the car on non-runflats instead of the Bridgestones? I know of a couple of dealers who have done that for customers, at no extra cost. I drove two different Z4s back-to-back, one a 35i on runflats, and the other a 23i on regular Continentals. The 23i was a MUCH better drive, despite the power deficit.
Tony, thanks for pointing that out. I will give it some thought and discuss with the dealer when I next talk to them. I would be surprised if they said yes, seeing as I am not a face to face customer and have already had a fair wedge of goodwill with the discount and finance subsidy. Do you know if the dealers who have changed the run-flats were Park Lane/Battersea group?
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      08-17-2010, 05:55 PM   #33
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Back on track i think,

Lovely car. Nice list of options too.
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      08-18-2010, 04:14 AM   #34
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Very nice indeed Peter. I don't think verts are all about power. My Missus had an MX5 which was a blast, but very basic and no real creature comforts. She now owns a 230 SLK which is no way a sports car, but very nice to drive, with the lid off.
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      08-18-2010, 04:55 AM   #35
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I don't think verts are all about power.
This is very true.
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Nice! Are you dealing with Charlie at Park Lane?
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      08-18-2010, 06:59 AM   #38
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Nice! Are you dealing with Charlie at Park Lane?
No, am dealing with the small team who arrange military sales.
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      08-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #39
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No, am dealing with the small team who arrange military sales.
Sorry, though Charlie was part of that team....but maybe he's just dealing with the export side of things now....
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      08-18-2010, 10:33 AM   #40
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Sorry, though Charlie was part of that team....but maybe he's just dealing with the export side of things now....
The two guys in the military team are Peter Marshall and Matthew Lang.
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      08-20-2010, 12:47 PM   #41
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Skoda vRS has now been sold, it generated a lot of interest in a short space of time and it was cheap motoring for 3 months. I am now relegated to the Mini Cooper for a few months, if I am allowed access to it!

I am getting the jitters about the colour combo of my Z4 - Alpine White and Coral Leather, I know it is a personal choice but I keep looking at Melbourne Red and Black Leather. If this car is a keeper, I have to get it right! I think I have made the right choice with White but......

So, for purely research reasons...vote please... M Red vs A White....

M Red



A White

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      08-20-2010, 12:50 PM   #42
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I've been in an Alpine White recently. Looks brilliant but she had the black leather and i think it's too dull inside the car. Go red leather white car
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      08-20-2010, 01:38 PM   #43
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Going by those photos Peter, the red one looks much more dramatic.
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Although I think White is dated now the Z4 looks nicer in White.. I don't think red suits it. Personally I think the Z4 looks better in darker colours. Blues and
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