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      03-04-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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320d Loaner

Got the X5 in for new pads all round and got a loan car.

Now, I know a few on here have 4-pots....... but WHY THE FUNK would you ?!?!?

It's quite quick, deceptively so, but the engine note is duller than reading a telephone directory.

A BMW should have 6, 8, 10 or 12 cylinders..... 4 is just wrong and should be banned!

Oh... can you guess which dealer it's from?

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      03-04-2013, 07:38 AM   #2
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Yeah, sure, and they should run on baby rabbits, or deer tears.....
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      03-04-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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At least it has start/stop now so that helps cut the unacceptable vibration on idle...
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      03-04-2013, 07:43 AM   #4
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Yeah, sure, and they should run on baby rabbits, or dear tears.....
??? No I just think it sounded rubbish. First thing I thought when I press the ON button was " TAXI ! "

Interior is a huge improvement on the old one mind
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      03-04-2013, 07:50 AM   #5
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Hi Biscuits. One one the reasons I got rid of my E92 320d was the noise it made.

Although BMW have made an attempt to improve things. The companies 520D GT sounds no where near as harsh.And coupled with the 8sp auto really is a nice thing.

Are you still blasting up the A249?
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Did'nt they start off with 4cyl's? Was the fist M3 not a 4cyl?

I am a massive fan of the I6, and am considering a 6cyl next. Which is why I may be chaning mine.

Its just a bit of a redundent statement. No one would have a four if they could run a six. Why would you have a 6 if you could have a 8? Why would you have a BMW if you could have a Porshe? Why would you have a porsche if you could have a ferrari so on until you get to a Veryon......?

To each their own.
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      03-04-2013, 08:07 AM   #7
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Hi Biscuits. One one the reasons I got rid of my E92 320d was the noise it made. Although BMW have made an attempt to improve things. The companies 520D GT sounds no where near as harsh.And coupled with the 8sp auto really is a nice thing. Are you still blasting up the A249?
Collegue has a 520d Touring with the 8-sp box and it's lovely, but think they've REALLY tried to hide the vibration and engine note.

I get your point APL320d... but then what's the point in living if we all die in the end ?!?!?!?!?

I'd rather a used 6cyl than a new 4cyl
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Now, I know a few on here have 4-pots....... but WHY THE FUNK would you ?!?!?
A BMW should have 6, 8, 10 or 12 cylinders..... 4 is just wrong and should be banned!
You've clearly not read 'How to win friends & influence people'

I'm running around in a F30 320D 'Sport',the word sport should be used loosely

It's not all bad in honesty,but yes,it does sound appallingly crap.


Biscuits..........elitist snob
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You've clearly not read 'How to win friends & influence people'

I'm running around in a F30 320D 'Sport',the word sport should be used loosely

It's not all bad in honesty,but yes,it does sound appallingly crap.


Biscuits..........elitist snob


I agree with Apl320d If i could afford to run a M5 i would buy an M5 simples....
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      03-04-2013, 08:21 AM   #10
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I agree with Apl320d If i could afford to run a M5 i would buy an M5 simples....
But you have a 330d ?!
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      03-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #11
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I did own a 318d E91 M sport plus for 2 years before i got the 330d.

Yes the 6 pot sounds nicer, well as nice as D can sound and a little more fun to drive but i do miss the old E91.

not to offend you Biscuits, but I'm not slagging off everybody who owns a 4 pot BMW
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      03-04-2013, 08:32 AM   #12
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I guess the same could be said for people who buy diesels? Why buy a diesel? If you want an engine note buy a petrol. Maybe cost and fuel consumption come into it?
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Affordability? Running costs? Against its equivalent competitor the 4 pot shouldn't be knocked.........of course if money was no object...
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A BMW should have 6, 8, 10 or 12 cylinders..... 4 is just wrong and should be banned!
Negative interest rates, massive youth unemployment across Europe, petrol/diesel prices still up constantly, general rubbish pay for everyone....I think the number of cylinders in a BMW is going to be heading downwards in the coming years rather than the other way round ...It's all well and good promoting the "live for the moment" concept but bad loans/living beyond your means is what got the world in such a mess in the first place!!
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I hear you..... and thought I'd give it another chance. Been out to get some lunch and it's still a taxi
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I hear you..... and thought I'd give it another chance. Been out to get some lunch and it's still a taxi
at least you gave it a second chance.... can't find the ROFLMFAO smile thingy but you've made me smile today, Thank you
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at least you gave it a second chance.... can't find the ROFLMFAO smile thingy but you've made me smile today, Thank you
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      03-04-2013, 09:23 AM   #18
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I can guess where this thread is going...

I'm sure one of our friends will be back on here soon.
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I'm sure one of our friends will be back on here soon.

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Did'nt they start off with 4cyl's? Was the fist M3 not a 4cyl?
Yes I think it was - actually a six with 2 cylinders lopped off !
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SO it was a four then.....

Pop on a decent back box, drop the rear seats and smile as you look where it says 44.5mpg on the dash.

Basic economics drives Statler, he's tried the big six thing and it didn't get on with his wallet....
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It didn't seem to use any fuel at all as it happens

Glad to be back in the presence of 6cyl symphonies !
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