Done with the M240i - what's next?

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by OneTwenty » Tue May 09, 2017 9:26 am

Didn't the Megane have reported issues with geometry etc after that massive flip over crash of the white one at the Ring?

This one:



Where the guy talking still says the best version of "Jesus Christ" I've ever heard!!! :lol:
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by Red5 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:42 am

tonyfonda wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:08 am
Red5 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:04 am
tonyfonda wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 1:42 pm


I did, and subsequently noticed that I misexpressed myself. I just did not know how to reply really....

I do not want to own for 18 months and want to sell before then. That is why I had said "Nearly 18 months"

Now the word "nearly" is probably out of order as a measure of time in that instance. But I must admit feeling slightly harassed as if I was lying for whatever purpose!
Is English your second language? You make the odd very unusual error, which makes me wonder.

It's very hard to want to help you, as you don't know how long you've had your car, or how many miles you've done. Avoiding the question, then answering as above only make it seem all the more strange to people here!
If you've had a car less than six months, it is most irregular to say "Almost 18 months"

It is not correct to complain of feeeling slightly harassed. Of course people will ask for information pertinent to your initial question. You dodging the question will only lead to more questions, as people are clearly wanting to help.
This isn't harassment, more persistent helpfulness :)

If you aren't typing in your mother tounge, then I soulute you :)
Feeeling, Tounge, Soulute !?! :)

Guilty as charged.
I'm not really though am I!

Perhaps you'll clear this up, when you get home from London in the weekend :roll:
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by S3Bangs » Tue May 09, 2017 10:05 am

I will say it and I'm sure there are others reading this thread thinking the same. This is not a dig but when asked anything about this M240i that you own, the question is either not answered or specific details are not given.
Its been interesting noting that anything written about the Renaults brings out eulogies from you but not much is known about the M240i. The info you've given is flakey at best. No one is on your back. I'm not trying to be either.
I think most would really want to understand whats prompted your need to get rid this early, and probably might learn a thing or two in the process if you explain to us why. That's all.

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by tonyfonda » Tue May 09, 2017 10:14 am

S3Bangs wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:05 am
I will say it and I'm sure there are others reading this thread thinking the same. This is not a dig but when asked anything about this M240i that you own, the question is either not answered or specific details are not given.
Its been interesting noting that anything written about the Renaults brings out eulogies from you but not much is known about the M240i. The info you've given is flakey at best. No one is on your back. I'm not trying to be either.
I think most would really want to understand whats prompted your need to get rid this early, and probably might learn a thing or two in the process if you explain to us why. That's all.
I see.
Swimming against the tide is never easy - and am not much of a swimmer.
I was hoping to connect with like-minded individuals per the post's title "What next".
Enjoyed the M240i. My first 300+bhp car. But now looking for more involvement.

I understand that this post may have run its course now, and I may be better off asking some of those handling questions on the Renault and Ford forums...

But I remain most interested in the experience of like-minded people who currently own a powerful baby bmw and are considering another car.

I have 0 brand loyalty and use Uber much more than my own car. I am equally a very amateurish driver looking to have some fun. That's all.

Now a couple more rebukes of this sort and I will excuse myself cordially. Swimming against the tide is not my thing.
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by RHK3 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:16 am

OneTwenty wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 9:26 am
Didn't the Megane have reported issues with geometry etc after that massive flip over crash of the white one at the Ring?

This one:



Where the guy talking still says the best version of "Jesus Christ" I've ever heard!!! :lol:
Apparently he was on the wrong side of the track and going too fast, if he stayed on the right hand and slowed down, that wouldn't of happened.
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by 50pence » Tue May 09, 2017 11:00 am

RHK3 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:16 am
OneTwenty wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 9:26 am
Didn't the Megane have reported issues with geometry etc after that massive flip over crash of the white one at the Ring?

This one:



Where the guy talking still says the best version of "Jesus Christ" I've ever heard!!! :lol:
Apparently he was on the wrong side of the track and going too fast, if he stayed on the right hand and slowed down, that wouldn't of happened.
Agreed, it looks like he (she) was on the wrong side of the track for the corner and clipped the grass, difficult to blame the car.
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by 50pence » Tue May 09, 2017 11:07 am

tonyfonda wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:14 am
S3Bangs wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:05 am
I will say it and I'm sure there are others reading this thread thinking the same. This is not a dig but when asked anything about this M240i that you own, the question is either not answered or specific details are not given.
Its been interesting noting that anything written about the Renaults brings out eulogies from you but not much is known about the M240i. The info you've given is flakey at best. No one is on your back. I'm not trying to be either.
I think most would really want to understand whats prompted your need to get rid this early, and probably might learn a thing or two in the process if you explain to us why. That's all.
I see.
Swimming against the tide is never easy - and am not much of a swimmer.
I was hoping to connect with like-minded individuals per the post's title "What next".
Enjoyed the M240i. My first 300+bhp car. But now looking for more involvement.

I understand that this post may have run its course now, and I may be better off asking some of those handling questions on the Renault and Ford forums...

But I remain most interested in the experience of like-minded people who currently own a powerful baby bmw and are consider another car.

I have 0 brand loyalty and use Uber much more than my own car. I am equally a very amateurish driver looking to have some fun. That's all.

Now a couple more rebukes of this sort and I will excuse myself cordially. Swimming against the tide is not my thing.
Well said! I am not sure why you are boing picked on though I am with you in your quest except that for me the M135i is a GT, an exec express, and not a typical hot hatch in the GTi, RS, ST genre so the alternatives for me would not be smaller, more focussed and less practical, I would be looking at 335i/340i tourings, C43/C63 estates, perhaps Alpina B3s touring etc.
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by trixie » Tue May 09, 2017 12:19 pm

I've had my RS275 for 6 years and my M135i for 7 so am qualified to comment.

Buy a Lotus.
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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by tonyfonda » Tue May 09, 2017 12:48 pm

How does your Clio compare to the 135?

Lotus...some day but not ready for that yet.

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by BMW9971 » Tue May 09, 2017 12:50 pm

trixie wrote:I've had my RS275 for 6 years and my M135i for 7 so am qualified to comment.

Buy a Lotus.
+1. Lotus all the way.

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by tonyfonda » Tue May 09, 2017 1:06 pm

Daveb99 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 12:50 pm
trixie wrote:I've had my RS275 for 6 years and my M135i for 7 so am qualified to comment.

Buy a Lotus.
+1. Lotus all the way.
Track weapon BUT
highly impractical, very pretentious looks and weak dealer network (nothing near me), parts can be expensive I hear.

So I will revisit this later on (when I am a better driver) and have room for a Sunday car

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Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by BMW9971 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:13 pm

Yikes. Lotus have to be one of the least pretentious brands out there. Lotuses are owned largely by true enthusiasts.

Highly impractical? In what way is an Evora more impractical than a Cayman? It has either rear seats (granted with almost no legroom) or space behind the seats, and a usable boot.

Parts - please do your research....

Dealers - depending on your budget, why would you buy new? If you're spending £30k that would get you a nice early Evora, and there are lots of proper specialists around where you will get far better service than at a main dealer.

It would be largely depreciation proof and offer you one of the best drivers cars out there.

I'll say it again - go and drive one!

What's your budget?

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by tonyfonda » Tue May 09, 2017 1:29 pm

Daveb99 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 1:13 pm
Yikes. Lotus have to be one of the least pretentious brands out there. Lotuses are owned largely by true enthusiasts.

Highly impractical? In what way is an Evora more impractical than a Cayman? It has either rear seats (granted with almost no legroom) or space behind the seats, and a usable boot.

Parts - please do your research....

Dealers - depending on your budget, why would you buy new? If you're spending £30k that would get you a nice early Evora, and there are lots of proper specialists around where you will get far better service than at a main dealer.

It would be largely depreciation proof and offer you one of the best drivers cars out there.

I'll say it again - go and drive one!

What's your budget?
You are right. I was thinking more about the Exige, since it was mentioned yesterday on this post.

I would rather fork out 30k on a Cayman though as most head-to-heads favour the latter.

The question of course is: are they worth twice more that the RS275 that Jamie posted here yesterday?

Not sure - I am wondering if I am better off saving the cash and spending it on track days.

Do you think a Megan RS in the mid to high teens has much more to depreciate compared to a Lotus?

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by Jessi » Tue May 09, 2017 2:26 pm

tonyfonda wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:14 am
S3Bangs wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:05 am
I will say it and I'm sure there are others reading this thread thinking the same. This is not a dig but when asked anything about this M240i that you own, the question is either not answered or specific details are not given.
Its been interesting noting that anything written about the Renaults brings out eulogies from you but not much is known about the M240i. The info you've given is flakey at best. No one is on your back. I'm not trying to be either.
I think most would really want to understand whats prompted your need to get rid this early, and probably might learn a thing or two in the process if you explain to us why. That's all.
I see.
Swimming against the tide is never easy - and am not much of a swimmer.
I was hoping to connect with like-minded individuals per the post's title "What next".
Enjoyed the M240i. My first 300+bhp car. But now looking for more involvement.

I understand that this post may have run its course now, and I may be better off asking some of those handling questions on the Renault and Ford forums...

But I remain most interested in the experience of like-minded people who currently own a powerful baby bmw and are considering another car.

I have 0 brand loyalty and use Uber much more than my own car. I am equally a very amateurish driver looking to have some fun. That's all.

Now a couple more rebukes of this sort and I will excuse myself cordially. Swimming against the tide is not my thing.
You use uber more than your car ?
Wow you must of had some fun already, showing them what direction to go and holding on for dear life when your going up a one way street the wrong way !!!

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Re: Done with the M240i - what's next?

Post by JamieM140 » Tue May 09, 2017 5:04 pm

Save a lot of cash,get a really nice spec R275 and the it on some track days.More practical aswell when you need I to be with rear seats and large boot.It will be as much fun to drive as a lotus.A friend of mine had an Exige been out in it a few times and to be honest it was awful. Yes on a track it's awesome but to live with everyday no.Unbelievably loud inside could hardly have a conversation with him.Almost impossible to get in and out of.Terrible rattly interior very basic no creature comforts. Once the novelty wore off he sold it for a A45 AMG.I certainly wouldn't entertain buying a lotus unless I had lots of money and only used it once in a while for track days.And if I had the money I would have a Cayman S over a Lotus any day.
The Rs275 by the way has actually been compared to a Porsche GT3 in the way it handles and the amount of fun it is to drive.Very high praise indeed.

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