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      09-28-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Moved to the '5' side

Today I waved a fond farewell to my beloved 330d M Sport and drove away from the dealer in a new F10 535d M Sport.
I really wanted nothing more than a new version of my '08 E92, but the 2010 LCI modifications and quality cuts ruined the car for me, hence the move.
The new car is an absolute delight, especially the Adaptive Drive, but I already know that I'll be cursing the extra two doors and increased height every time I wash it.
I'll be eagerly awaiting the next new 3er coupe and in the fullness of time I'm sure that - I'll be back!
In the meantime, my thanks to all of you with whom I've shared questions, advice, banter and even the occasional bit of thinly veiled invective!
Cheers for now,
Jon D.
PS: a pair of pristine genuine BMW black intake grilles soon to be advertised on 'ebay'.
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Very nice! I really like the new 5er.

If/when we need more space, the 535d Touring may just be the ticket.

Any pics Jon?
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Congratulations on the car, it sound great but....

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I wish the new 5 wasnt bigger than the last. The last 5 was almost an unacceptable size for what I could ever imagine driving. Says it all that they put four-wheel steering on the thing!!

Saying that, other than the size, I love the new 5 series look. With a bit of luck the next 3 series will share similar things.
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Superb cars, my dads waiting on his 525D M sport in white, I can't wait to see it also

Which colour did you go for?

Pics would be nice !

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      09-28-2010, 03:15 PM   #6
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Give me a break guys - I picked up the car in Aberdeen and drove home in the pissing rain over roads covered in farmer's filth .
Car is now washed, dried and in the garage awaiting an early start with the 'Werkstat' and 'Poorboys' wheel sealant.
Pics to follow in the next couple of days, but won't it qualify as some form of treason to post 5er pics on a 3er forum?
You'll all have to promise not to tell...
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      09-28-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
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Well your still allowed on for owning one so pics are acceptable! We'll just have you banned after we see it
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      09-28-2010, 04:39 PM   #8
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We'll just have you banned after we see it
Just as long as you remember that 'lust' is one of the 'seven-deadly-sins'
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I've not got a family just yet, so i'll put buying a 'taxi' off for a while yet
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Congrats mate, i very nearly pulled the trigger on a 5, but couldn't do it, i like my e92 too much.

That said things may change.

Pics when you get a chance.
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I've not got a family just yet, so i'll put buying a 'taxi' off for a while yet
Taaaxxxxxi - no bleedin' way , but I could always do wedding hire as a sideline - reckon it would look sweet decked out in white ribbons and bows .
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Give me a break guys - I picked up the car in Aberdeen and drove home in the pissing rain over roads covered in farmer's filth .
Car is now washed, dried and in the garage awaiting an early start with the 'Werkstat' and 'Poorboys' wheel sealant.
Pics to follow in the next couple of days, but won't it qualify as some form of treason to post 5er pics on a 3er forum?
You'll all have to promise not to tell...

We if you have the time to be on here, you have time to wash your new car and get the photos up
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Give me a break guys - I picked up the car in Aberdeen and drove home in the pissing rain over roads covered in farmer's filth .
Car is now washed, dried and in the garage awaiting an early start with the 'Werkstat' and 'Poorboys' wheel sealant.
Pics to follow in the next couple of days, but won't it qualify as some form of treason to post 5er pics on a 3er forum?
You'll all have to promise not to tell...
its been 2 days now........


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Eureka, I found the pics!!! Well, one anyway...

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=440372
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That 5 looks very sporty, i like
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Very nice indeed.
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Looks like I've been cloned by 'Willhollin' .
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very nice, but.....for 45k+ i'd want the 19" 351M's, those 18's look tiny in them arches!
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very nice, but.....for 45k+ i'd want the 19" 351M's, those 18's look tiny in them arches!
You got the numbers the wrong way round - it was 54K .
I agree about the wheels, but I didn't like the spoke design of the optional 19's and they didn't appear to noticeably fill the arches.
My plan is to see how I go with the car and, if I decide to keep it, I'll probably get a set of 20" 'V' spoke 281 style wheels after the winter.
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You got the numbers the wrong way round - it was 54K .
I agree about the wheels, but I didn't like the spoke design of the optional 19's and they didn't appear to noticeably fill the arches.
My plan is to see how I go with the car and, if I decide to keep it, I'll probably get a set of 20" 'V' spoke 281 style wheels after the winter.
yeah not bad but..........these are sweet
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