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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. arfoll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 25, 2011

    Posts: 1,231

    Try an m140i? Might be cheaper a (insurance is weird)i essentially drives the same.

    I had an m240i when was late 20s and a company car so not very helpful - sorry.
     
  2. IC3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Dec 3, 2011

    Posts: 9,208

    Must be...
    M140i is 1540£ and M240i is 1780£, Comparethemarket seems to be giving me the best quotes at the moment. It's looking more promising than 4k£

    I'll ring around insurance companies and see if I can get it any lower...
     
  3. Robbo

    Don

    Joined: Jan 2, 2009

    Posts: 53,390

    How bad is it? I have my eye on them at the moment, I think the F10 is great and you can get a similar age 730d for 530d money at BMW AUC... is there a big catch outside the warranty? The bigger size of car doesn't bother me.
     
  4. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    It's about double.
     
  5. jamoor

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Jun 22, 2005

    Posts: 8,308

    Location: Nottinghamshire

    Respected basically means you can't use it.

    Why buy a 600hp car if you can only use 400. I don't think rwd works beyond 400hp and 250ish on fwd no matter what anyone says.


    Check out the Lexus GSF if you can find one, I owned the ISF and it was a much better car than the F10, the only downside was the unbelievably hard suspension. Hence the GSF may be better. Oh and the warranties are £550 a year, none of these Dodgy BMW warranties, and they last upto ten years I think


    Oh and the service at the dealers is first rate, I had my isf serviced for £195. The BMW dealer that I used for my F10 had that many people coming and going, Lexus is a more boutique experience which was great! And you get radar cruise on the GSF which BMW don't offer on M cars for no reason whatsoever.
     
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  6. Dr House

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    Location: London / Prague

    I want to replace my Fabia with something of a similar size so I’ve been looking at The A class, A3, golf and 1 series.

    Ideally I want to spend 6 to 10k. I found a high miles (130k) 120i m sport which looks reasonable. Are they good reliable engines? A 120d with under 100k seems to be about the same price.
     
  7. Shivy011

    Soldato

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    Location: Leicester/Loughborough

    Put simply, no.
     
  8. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    No they are not.

    You're clearly not short of a few bob so why do you constantly fish in the bottom of the pond? Spend more and get something that's not a disaster waiting to happen.
     
  9. thewanted

    Mobster

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    Didn't he have a Huracan at some point?
     
  10. akaFonzie

    Hitman

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    Anyone seen the leaked new M3 front end? Quite the ugly duckling from the looks of it although you can't really see the whole shebang just yet... Originally from bimmerpost
     
  11. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    What are they doing :(
     
  12. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    Location: Northern England

    Appealing to their Chinese overlords.
     
  13. Blackhawk47

    Capodecina

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    Location: West Yorkshire / Market Bosworth

    You could get a lovely little Audi A1 instead. ;)
     
  14. Casdawer

    Mobster

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    Location: West Sussex

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  15. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Other than the fact it has a BMW badge on it what is it that appeals to you about that car? It's absolutely bottom of the range.
     
  16. The Chemist

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 18, 2012

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    Location: North/East London

    question is how many m3's are the Chinese market actually buying though for them to ruin their car with these horrible front ends?
     
  17. tamzzy

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 26, 2012

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    i'm guessing as long as they sell more than the amount of peeps in the EU/UK/NA markets they have mostly alienated...it's good bean counter maths...
     
  18. Burned_Alive

    Capodecina

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    Location: Cheshire

    Isn't that the new 4 series or i4 ?
     
  19. Casdawer

    Mobster

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    Location: West Sussex

    I suppose the biggest appeal is that it’s a straight swap for the existing car.

    We’ve enjoyed the old 1 series and spec wise they’re not that different and I don’t need flashy specs, just something that’s enjoyable to drive.

    Recommended alternatives around the same price range?
     
  20. Havana_UK

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 14, 2004

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    Location: location, location

    Looks to be some bracing the in the engine bay, so could well be M car....but I hope it's not! EURGH! It'll be even worse in UK (or maybe better?)....we'll have a number plate slapped right across the middle of it.