Discussion in 'Motors' started by Lopéz, Oct 18, 2002.
Somebody ordered a 435i
Inspired choice, well done for avoiding the diesel
Thanks, there was a lot of searching through 2 litre diesels...
It was an ex BMW UK car. Spec below:
BMW 435i Gran Coupe
‘64 plate – 1,036 miles
Sports Auto transmission
Heated Steering Wheel
Harmon Kardon Speaker System
M Sport Plus Pack
Adaptive LED Headlights with high beam assist
Heads Up Display
God I want it so bad
Last time I visited my Uncle he'd just got his new BMW, petrol BMW 6 grand coupe...a 640i M Sport in melbourne red. There are still some purists out there when it comes to engines, he was reluctant enough to consider something with a turbo (the 640i is a turbo 6, introduced with the facelift of the 6 series I think, unless it was 635i before?).
The 640i has always been the 640i since launch in 2011.
1.2L of raw power !!
To be fair it was bought for the wife, I only drive it on weekends, but it's suprisingly good fun. Very willing engine considering it's only a 1.2T, & you can throw it around a bit in the twisty stuff.
I'd still like a little plaything though, something old school like a Cosworth Scorpio estate.
I had a 2.5L diesel many years ago, & it was great to drive, & so comfortable with big leather armchairs for seats. Embarrassed a few other cars on the road when you put your foot down, for an old barge it was nippy
I was never a lover of the Scorpio there a bit of an ugly duckling.
I had a Mk1 sierra estate 2.8 Ghia 4x4 about 15 years ago that the original owner was kind enough to spend a load of money on it with a Turbo Technics conversion.
I bought it from a car garage in Livingston with a smashed bell housing as the front prop shaft's uj had failed and it had come loose and hit the bell housing. Once I sourced a replacement gearbox and front prop shaft that thing was a beast on the road.. it didint give anything away that it had a TT conversion under the bonnet..
Sierra estates were a decent car, a TT conversion was very popular back then. I had a RS turbo converstion back in the 90's producing 230bhp, great fun !
Also had a mondeo estate titanium for a company car about 8 years ago, that was a very nice drive & so many toys & gadgets to fiddle with.
My only problem with the scorpio cowsorth is it's an auto only option, nice enough, but I'd really want a manual box.
I know what you mean with the looks though, the saloon version was bloody hideous to look at.
yea the estate was the nicest out the 2. the saloon was horrid!!
Im the same as you. I couldn't live with an Auto it would need to be manual.
It would be interesting to know what would be required to convert one to manual. Ive converted a few cars to manual in the past and ended out being partly responsible for one Manual Mercedes 500sel which upset a few OEM nuts as they were never offered as a manual
( it upset them even more mind you when we fitted it with a 3.0 turbo diesel engine!! )
haven't seen a converted scorpio cosworth, but I did get to drive a converted Vaxhaull Senator a while ago.
I had a 3L 24v auto at the time, & one of the guys in the owners club had converted his to a manual along with a 4L conversion. He'd done a great job, but he said it was very fiddly, & in hindsight I don't think we would do it again.
The Merc sounded fun! Some OEM guys are very protective of modding anything. I found that out with a few owners clubs I've been a member of over the years.
That's a rather good spec, impressed you found one like it second hand!
Fat rear end
Wouldn't it have been easier to blank the entire plate rather than blank around the '65'
People in other countries must look at photos of UK cars and wonder why they've left two random digits of the number plate in view.
Let me guess, going to change to a dateless plate as soon as 65 is no longer current? Got to keep up appearances y'know!
I don't get the people who care about the number plate number?! Never mind showing it off lol
Actually the opposite : I cloned each letter/number out individually so it was quicker doing two less.
Thanks for the advice Photoshop guru
That personalised plate must have been pricey!
Bought the best car for the cheapest money I've ever bought in all my fifty years.
2000 Mk4 Golf GT TDi showing 131k with 11 Mths MOT = £350
Came with No Paperwork apart from a few MOT's.
Paintwork is rough, Lacquer peel on the bonnet & a fair few battle scars but it is a Solid motor with No rust.
Everything works locks/electrics/climatronic air con/leccy mirrors/windows even the courtesy lights on the ashtray & inner door panel work.
Work done in the last couple of weeks...
Water Pump - The Metal one.
Oil & Filter change with Fully Synthetic PD Oil
2 New Tyres on the front & the Best 2 to the rear.
New Wipers Front & Back.
New 2 Cup Holder cartridge that goes just above the stereo.
New Gear stick/Knob & Gaiter.
Full Clean of the Engine & Bay.
Very flattering when wet pic
After work clean up
free upload pictures
How the Bay looks now
Had it a couple of weeks now & been down South on a run in it. No smoke on start up or when you boot it & it really does Pull well.
Starts instantly & runs a treat, Arm rest down, Air con set just right & the tunes/radio keeping me company I would/could drive it anywhere. Returning 50+ Mpg should mean more frequent trips to see my Grand kids which is what it's all about for me.
All in All I reckon the motor as it stands owes me around £800 but that's for a Properly sorted out GT TDi with 131k up it & 11 Mths MOT with All the Service items done & done properly, All I have to do now is enjoy it.
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