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      09-02-2007, 03:54 PM   #45
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Do you guys ever get to pick what your plate says like Americans can do?
Yes, but unlike you we cannot pick anything that doesn't conform to the alpanumeric sequence of the standard plates and certain letters and numbers are prohibited for clarity. This leads to some sad efforts by people trying to use numbers as letters. You cannot put a plate on that would make the car appear to look any younger than it is. A plate can be transfered to another vehicle, but when it goes out of use it can never be used again.

Car buying culture is also very different. The dealer's stock will be almost exclusively of used cars. Therefore when ordering a new car it is highly unlikely that the dealer will be able to find a car that is even close to your specification. It has therfore become the norm that you order the car to your specification and if they find one in stock then you just have a shorter wait.

It's then complicated by the plate having a very visible age identifier that changes every six months (1st March & 1st September). Inevitably the residuals of a 31st August registration and a 1st Spetember one are different just because of the plate change. Therefore most poeple wait for the "new" plate (me included).
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      09-02-2007, 06:01 PM   #46
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Damn at car lots here its always the newest model..and they might have a handful of used cars
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Damn at car lots here its always the newest model..and they might have a handful of used cars
newest model may be, with your desired spec etc i very much doubt sweetie


maybe thats why US BMW are much cheaper
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Cheap? no way lol.. How much are they over there.. The 07 328i sedan is 38 sticker price
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Cheap? no way lol.. How much are they over there.. The 07 328i sedan is 38 sticker price
335d, with our spec 45k UK pounds... which is $$$$$$90k

but got it slightly cheaper

38k us $ over here ill get you a focus st
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jesus! 90k will get you a 7series just about or a really fully loaded 6 series for 86 at Peake BMW in New Orleans
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22.5 mpg from an oil burner - jeez
It will get better as his engine loosens up, and the big diesels give far better mpg on long runs - they're not so frugal on short runs, and take a while to warm up. I recently got an indicated 42mpg on a 250 mile trip, mostly cruising at motorway speeds.
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Lovley car, the 19's really suit it, what's the ride like and are the run flats.

Sorry for all the questions
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newest model may be, with your desired spec etc i very much doubt sweetie


maybe thats why US BMW are much cheaper
Sweetie? Carlos you patronising chauvenist!
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      09-03-2007, 08:00 AM   #54
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Cheap? no way lol.. How much are they over there.. The 07 328i sedan is 38 sticker price
Yes cheap.
You got the cheapest BMW in the world
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Lovley car, the 19's really suit it, what's the ride like and are the run flats.

Sorry for all the questions
I have the 19" 225M's with runflats on my 325i and I was truly surprised with how good the ride is. Perhaps having driven an Impreza for so long has shifted my perception of what is a compliant ride but I am genuinely impressed.

I was expecting a pretty awful ride to be honest and everyone who has been in the car (having been out in the scoob) has commented what a smooth ride it gives. Driving through london today I did notice that any pothole will give a bit of thud through the car, but as far as I'm concerned, that's even more of a reason to avoid the bloody things (not always possible!).
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I have the 19" 225M's with runflats on my 325i and I was truly surprised with how good the ride is. Perhaps having driven an Impreza for so long has shifted my perception of what is a compliant ride but I am genuinely impressed.

I was expecting a pretty awful ride to be honest and everyone who has been in the car (having been out in the scoob) has commented what a smooth ride it gives. Driving through london today I did notice that any pothole will give a bit of thud through the car, but as far as I'm concerned, that's even more of a reason to avoid the bloody things (not always possible!).
They really don't like pot holes:mad:,but like you say 19" Rfts and great handling is the price worth paying
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The OBC indicates 39.7mpg after a 200 mile drive North this morning, very pleased with that. Wasn't driving like a 'Carlos' just took it steady 75-80 most of the way! I agree with what Sheps says about the ride.
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I have the 19" 225M's with runflats on my 325i and I was truly surprised with how good the ride is. Perhaps having driven an Impreza for so long has shifted my perception of what is a compliant ride but I am genuinely impressed.

I was expecting a pretty awful ride to be honest and everyone who has been in the car (having been out in the scoob) has commented what a smooth ride it gives. Driving through london today I did notice that any pothole will give a bit of thud through the car, but as far as I'm concerned, that's even more of a reason to avoid the bloody things (not always possible!).
Good to hear, now where my credit card
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They really don't like pot holes:mad:,but like you say 19" Rfts and great handling is the price worth paying
Nor do they like cat's eyes :mad:

I now try to avoid them when changing lanes, which is not all that easy to do with looking like a swerving maniac
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Nor do they like cat's eyes :mad:

I now try to avoid them when changing lanes, which is not all that easy to do with looking like a swerving maniac
man you know that... cats eyes are awful in these cars..its like drivign over a badger or someting
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man you know that... cats eyes are awful in these cars..its like drivign over a badger or someting
It's a lot better when you're not using RFTs though - whoever's coming to UK4 can do a side-by-side with my car - I'm using P-Zero Neros..
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I've got Dunlop SP Sport MAXX on my 19" - anyone know if this is supposed to be a good tyre or not?

They're supposed to be quite good, but a bit 'noisy'. Are they the RFT versions or normal? I think most people would recommend the Michelin PS2s, which incidentally are now available in RFT version as well. However, on 19" wheels, they only have a 265/30/19 size, not the standard 255/30/19 that is normal on our cars. Using the larger tire size gives an increased rolling circumference of 0.9%, which is tolerable IMO.
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They're supposed to be quite good, but a bit 'noisy'. Are they the RFT versions or normal? I think most people would recommend the Michelin PS2s, which incidentally are now available in RFT version as well. However, on 19" wheels, they only have a 265/30/19 size, not the standard 255/30/19 that is normal on our cars. Using the larger tire size gives an increased rolling circumference of 0.9%, which is tolerable IMO.
I have the non-runflat. Didn't even realise you could get them in runflat - I had no choice on the tyre fitted. They came as a package deal with the BBS (included the m-sport mobility goo and compressor)

Not noticed the noise but I do drive a 4pot diesel
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I have the non-runflat. Didn't even realise you could get them in runflat - I had no choice on the tyre fitted. They came as a package deal with the BBS (included the m-sport mobility goo and compressor)

Not noticed the noise but I do drive a 4pot diesel

I don't think you can fit RFTs on the BBS wheels anyway - they won't have the extra locating ridge for the RFTs.
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I don't think you can fit RFTs on the BBS wheels anyway - they won't have the extra locating ridge for the RFTs.
Cheers - I ddn't know that either. Are BBS the only manufacturer not able to run rft or is this the case with other manufacturers also?
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