E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > Incoming new car.... (x2).....You are not going to believe this.....



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-23-2010, 01:30 PM   #1
peterg1965
Brigadier General
 
peterg1965's Avatar
 
Drives: E70 X5 xdrive35d M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The place of dark satanic mills, UK

Posts: 4,133
iTrader: (0)

Incoming new car.... (x2).....You are not going to believe this.....



Finally got myself a new jalopy......

I was intending to keep schtum for a week or so, but a recent post by an E90 regular has prompted me to break cover a little earlier than scheduled. I wouldn’t want to be declared an imitator. It is (was) total coincidence; in fact I put my deposit down at the beginning of last week!

After several false starts, including a cancelled Z4 order, lots of pouring over Pistonheads classifieds, Autotrader, eBay etc ,indecision followed by indecision, interspersed with a few test drives, and then EUREKA I finally decided what I wanted......... I pick it up on Friday week (3rd Dec).....

It’s a “sensible” four wheel drive, perfect for the oncoming winter months. There are a few ‘unsensible’ things about it; PSE for one and the 355bhp flat six another.


I started off looking for a 996 C4S Cab, but ended up with a 997. I drove a couple of C2S Cabs, came close to buying a silver C2S but decided I wanted a dark colour. This one ticked the vast majority of boxes; 2006 Carrera 4S Cab in Basalt Black with black leather, it had a factory hardtop (rare for a 997 cab), C4S Cab, manual box, PSE, PCM2.1, Sports Seats, rear park assist, 19” Sport Designs, heated seats, embossed headrests, rain sensor/auto wipers, multi function wheel and top tint. The only addition I would have liked was Sports Chrono.

I went down the OPC route, more expensive but worth it for the peace of mind and the two year OPC warranty. This car had over £4200 in prep, major service, discs/pads all round, RMS changed and new clutch. It’s a 56 plate, 29000 mile car.

It may not be 997 Gen 2 Turbo territory but I am looking forward to my first foray into Pork ownership. Like Palmnuts, it has taken a bit of time for the 911 shape to grow on me, but it has.

Here she is, a few pictures taken in the showroom and a few from the Pork OPC ad. To say I am looking forward to collecting it would be an understatement.










peterg1965 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 01:35 PM   #2
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Wow - today is 911 day!

Stunning car Peter - great wheels, colour, everything!
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 01:48 PM   #3
Oli
Campervan man
 
Drives: RS3 and VW Kombi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: here, there, everywhere......

Posts: 2,667
iTrader: (1)

I can't believe you've copied Palmnuts.......
__________________
www.bmvs-camperhire.co.uk

Genuine VW T5 California Rental
Oli is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 01:50 PM   #4
willhollin
Major General
 
willhollin's Avatar
 
Drives: VW T5
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Worcestershire

Posts: 9,907
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Not another fekkin Porker.
__________________
willhollin is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 01:51 PM   #5
beemerbird
Major General
 
beemerbird's Avatar
 
Drives: Merc diesel
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Yorkshire

Posts: 7,953
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Congrats!!!

Looks very nice and the 'posh' seats also. Yep, these stick to the road like the proverbial to a blanket so many fun miles ahead.

I'm really pleased you have finally got your 911 Peter. Happy xmas!
beemerbird is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 01:55 PM   #6
scooba0010
Colonel
 
scooba0010's Avatar
 
Drives: F32 430D-MOTORSPORT
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: UK

Posts: 2,193
iTrader: (1)

Fucking lovely !

Absolute stunner love it well done and deserved !
scooba0010 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:11 PM   #7
pjs
Colonel
 
pjs's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335d
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NORTH

Posts: 2,541
iTrader: (1)

Holy cow, it is indeed 911 day. And a very nice pair at that. And with snow iminent, a very sensible purchase with 4WD. Not even a hairdresser comment chucked at you yet
pjs is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:24 PM   #8
beemerbird
Major General
 
beemerbird's Avatar
 
Drives: Merc diesel
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Yorkshire

Posts: 7,953
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Paul, he hasn't bought a TT and how many hairdressers could afford a C4S. Apart from Mark Hill but I can't remember what car he drives now...........had a Merc some time ago.
beemerbird is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:25 PM   #9
squeezebm
Colonel
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pjs View Post
Holy cow, it is indeed 911 day. And a very nice pair at that. And with snow iminent, a very sensible purchase with 4WD. Not even a hairdresser comment chucked at you yet
fecking puffffter

replied on ph




enjoy it mr bm's are so last year.................
squeezebm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:28 PM   #10
Turbo Power
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW 1M
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: UK

Posts: 329
iTrader: (0)

Congratulations Peter it looks superb
__________________
Turbo Power is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:30 PM   #11
pjs
Colonel
 
pjs's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335d
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NORTH

Posts: 2,541
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by beemerbird View Post
Paul, he hasn't bought a TT and how many hairdressers could afford a C4S. Apart from Mark Hill but I can't remember what car he drives now...........had a Merc some time ago.
Ha, good point, I was looking at 911's around the 25k-30k mark just last night, but I'd now look like an obvious copycat....
pjs is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:31 PM   #12
peterg1965
Brigadier General
 
peterg1965's Avatar
 
Drives: E70 X5 xdrive35d M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The place of dark satanic mills, UK

Posts: 4,133
iTrader: (0)



Hairdresser???? I am a middle aged, greying man don't you know! I will be getting enough grief from my 18 year old daughter so don't need it from here as well! (although she has asked if she can drive it to school!)
peterg1965 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:34 PM   #13
JLR1969
Brigadier General
 
JLR1969's Avatar
 
Drives: Ford GT Lawn Tractor
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Somerset

Posts: 3,395
iTrader: (1)

Welcome to the hairdressers club

The rule is if it's not raining the roof has to be down.
JLR1969 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:36 PM   #14
peterg1965
Brigadier General
 
peterg1965's Avatar
 
Drives: E70 X5 xdrive35d M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The place of dark satanic mills, UK

Posts: 4,133
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JLR1969 View Post
Welcome to the hairdressers club

The rule is if it's not raining the roof has to be down.
Unless the hardtop is on!
peterg1965 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:40 PM   #15
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
If being a hairdresser means driving a C4S cab or an SLK55 AMG, where can I train up?
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:46 PM   #16
Irnbrukid
Major
 
Drives: RepMobile
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Scotland

Posts: 1,334
iTrader: (0)

Not into cabs.. nice car though enjoy it when you collect.
Irnbrukid is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:46 PM   #17
Snooky
Major
 
Snooky's Avatar
 
Drives: Q5 S Line Plus; 208 Gti
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Livingston, Scotland

Posts: 1,164
iTrader: (0)

Congrats Peter! That is definitely more 'you' than the vRS!!!

Looks a lovely example - hope you enjoy it immensely!
__________________
Still missing my E92 335i M Sport!
Snooky is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:48 PM   #18
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
 
dxb335d's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

Posts: 29,262
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Can your Daugther and I go for spin down some country lane in it!?
__________________
M3 gone .... But I now have a M3 CS
dxb335d is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 02:59 PM   #19
peterg1965
Brigadier General
 
peterg1965's Avatar
 
Drives: E70 X5 xdrive35d M Sport
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The place of dark satanic mills, UK

Posts: 4,133
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dxb335d View Post
Can your Daugther and I go for spin down some country lane in it!?
Carlos, if your intentions are entirely honourable, you may take her for a drive, but sorry, it has to be in her Fiesta
peterg1965 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 03:01 PM   #20
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
 
dxb335d's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

Posts: 29,262
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
LOL petay!!!
Loving the new car. It's Soooo you!

Well done buddy!
__________________
M3 gone .... But I now have a M3 CS
dxb335d is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 03:03 PM   #21
evil_scooby
New 335d coupe owner
 
Drives: Scooby
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Glasgow

Posts: 239
iTrader: (0)

Lovely!
Been tempted by the Porsches as well recently. Be good to hear what you think of it after you get it
evil_scooby is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      11-23-2010, 03:17 PM   #22
prt71
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: f30
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: leics

Posts: 326
iTrader: (0)

Lovely.

For years I had it in my head that I didn't like 911's, then I drove one properly...
prt71 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST