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Post by Powered_by_vegimite » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:39 pm

Hi all im pretty new here. Im Nick from Australia. Im living and working in the UK and have an F22 in Estoril Blue. Ive been wondering what the car scene is like here. Are there weekly meets at all? Hope to catch you all around.

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Post by Hazrat » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 pm

Hi Folks, having driven various Beemers for work, I have taken the plunge and awaiting delivery of my new Sunset Orange 5dr M140i Shadow! Great service from Partridge BMW so far....and my first BMW (Well car anyway :wink: )
So hope to meet a few other M140i owners in the near future in sunny Hampshire!! Forum looks good and plenty of useful info!
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Post by Ja50nK » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:20 pm

Hazrat wrote:Hi Folks, having driven various Beemers for work, I have taken the plunge and awaiting delivery of my new Sunset Orange 5dr M140i Shadow! Great service from Partridge BMW so far....and my first BMW (Well car anyway :wink: )
So hope to meet a few other M140i owners in the near future in sunny Hampshire!! Forum looks good and plenty of useful info!
Cheers
Martin.
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Post by Barlz91 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:06 pm

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick hello as my first post.

After a lot of thinking and changing of my mind, I put a deposit down today on a 2012 118d E82 and pick it up next weekend. Can't wait! I will post up a picture when I get it.

Been reading through the forum a fair bit the last few days and there's some lovely cars on here. Looking forward to getting involved.

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Post by Matt-kav » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi guys I’ve been lurking around the forum for a while now thought I’d better introduce myself

I’m matt, currently driving a 325ti but hopefully looking to upgrade this to a 130 in the near future (fingers crossed) would love a 135/140 but out of my price range atm, from colne Lancashire any other 130 owners around Lancashire ? still yet to see one driving around

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Post by Carl_120dcab » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:41 pm

Hello All,

I've also just (about a week ago) picked up an E88. 120d, 2010, 27000 miles, full BMW SH, nice spec (heated half leather seats etc) and very very tidy.

Loving it so far! I also wanted to join, post and introduce myself before I have the inevetable first problem and go looking for advice!

Had to replace the centre caps in the alloys (very scabby, were the same on my 3 yr old 5 series though) and treat the roof as it seemed to saturate when rained on!

Would like to improve the stereo (I believe upgrade to professional head unit is the way to go? What's involved in the change? Is it easier to go aftermarket?)

Would have been nice to have a big power petrol engine (had the 2.0 twin turbo petrol in the 5 series - lovely noise and a lot faster than I expected) but longer commutes now demand diesel for sensible fuel bill. Picked the E88 as I may as well have something interesting even if the engine is an oil burner!

Originally posted this in the wrong place, that post has possibly inspired me to change my grille to black, other than that I plan to use this car as my daily and get that mileage up to a more average figure for the cars age!
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Post by MadJam116i » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:58 pm

Hello! I'm new here so just saying hello (again).

Picked up a 2011 116i Sport (E87 5 door), manual in Alpine White (2 previous owners, 64k, full history, no mods) 2 weeks ago. Lovely car, feels tight and solid and the 4 cylinders feel and sound more like a straight 6 (I previously owned a 2003 E46 320Ci).

Purchased locally from a non BMW franchise with 12m warranty etc. Just as well as after 150 miles the DSC and amber handbrake warning lights came on. Back to dealership who, to cut a long story short, arranged for Cotswold BMW to remedy the problem (DTC/ABS hydraulic that cost a fortune (thankfully the warranty company, not me).

I've missed 'her' for the last 7 days so delighted to be reunited again this evening. Fingers crossed no more warning lights appear for a long time.

Big shout out to Cotswold service department for going through the car's service history and warranty work done. Great service.

Looking forward to joining in on here. :-)

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Post by titanium_silver » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:33 am

Hi all,

Just thought I should quickly introduce myself before diving in to the forums! I have been lurking as non-registered for a while, but I think it's time I made an account.

I am the proud owner of an E87 116i - it's getting on a bit (2004/54 plate) - but had only covered 65k when I had got it. Purchased around 6 months ago, I'm really impressed by how well the bodywork and interior have held up! Got it driving nice and tight, and I'm really enjoying my first BMW.

I have always absolutely loved the design of these cars, and think they look and drive fantastic. I've now covered 6k miles in it, and after an initial couple of issues (thank goodness for warranties - eh?) I am still loving the drive.

About me - well, I am based in Wiltshire, and I guess what I can offer is detailing tips. I am gradually learning some DIY fixes, but so far I have been mostly interested (consumed, obsessed etc etc...) with trying to get 14 year old paint work to look now!

Hopefully I can give back to the forum some of the great tips it has already given to me!

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Post by Scorp » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:27 pm

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Whats up! Scorp here from the North West UK, formerly South Africa. I Always loved the thought of owning an E46 or E90 330i, 330ci, 325i, 328i and the beastly 540i.

Watching videos of insane sounding BMW M3's, watching Garo Haroutounians run up Falougha Hill Climb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOjYwB-8NH0 . Listening to the sound of Eismann and various other exhausts, videos on drifting and hooning, reading reviews and reports of cracking water tanks, failing VANOS and which gearbox is best, manual or SMG etc, I became a BMW nerd.

When the opportunity came along to replace my beater 1.8t Skoda I went looking at, and test driving, the legendary Ford Focus ST225 (If Clarkson liked it, it must be good), GTI DSG or R32..especially in 4 Motion/Quattro which is an awesome vehicle by the way in the snow and rain.

My wife said I should get something more in line with my work being Architecture, rocking up to site meetings in an ASBO might not ingratiate myself with my boss & clients...so therefore #5doors #Fancypantsbutnotsomuchreally #BMW #130i and I love it!
130i M Sport, Manual, Sparkling Graphite Metallic

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Post by J0sephx » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:44 pm

Matt-kav wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Hi guys I’ve been lurking around the forum for a while now thought I’d better introduce myself

I’m matt, currently driving a 325ti but hopefully looking to upgrade this to a 130 in the near future (fingers crossed) would love a 135/140 but out of my price range atm, from colne Lancashire any other 130 owners around Lancashire ? still yet to see one driving around
Yoooo,

I’m a 130i owner from Liverpool... but I used to work & travel to Chorley (Euxton) everyday & can still be seen lurking about there on the rare occasion.

Good luck with the hunt. It took me over 12 months to find mine & when I did it was on AT for approx 5 mins before I phoned up & left a deposit & told the seller to remove the add. It was also based in LDN!!!

Scorp wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:27 pm
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Whats up! Scorp here from the North West UK, formerly South Africa. I Always loved the thought of owning an E46 or E90 330i, 330ci, 325i, 328i and the beastly 540i.

Watching videos of insane sounding BMW M3's, watching Garo Haroutounians run up Falougha Hill Climb https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOjYwB-8NH0 . Listening to the sound of Eismann and various other exhausts, videos on drifting and hooning, reading reviews and reports of cracking water tanks, failing VANOS and which gearbox is best, manual or SMG etc, I became a BMW nerd.

When the opportunity came along to replace my beater 1.8t Skoda I went looking at, and test driving, the legendary Ford Focus ST225 (If Clarkson liked it, it must be good), GTI DSG or R32..especially in 4 Motion/Quattro which is an awesome vehicle by the way in the snow and rain.

My wife said I should get something more in line with my work being Architecture, rocking up to site meetings in an ASBO might not ingratiate myself with my boss & clients...so therefore #5doors #Fancypantsbutnotsomuchreally #BMW #130i and I love it!
Looks great Scorp!

I own a 2006 130i too except mines black. I love the steering in these models!

Welcome!

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Post by DrewM. » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:29 pm

Hello.

Thought I'd make my first post an introduction instead of a whole raft of pre-purchase questions which is the norm for me when joining a new forums.

A little about me, my name is Drew, a 42 year old data/voice transmission specialist currently working for one of the largest mobile providers, I've been in the mobile and fixed communication business for 24 years since leaving college.

I'm not new to BMW having previously owned a e46 M3 and and a MCS, I currently own a e36 M3, Evo convertible, which is just used for fine weather days out, and is not, in my eyes a year round form of transport.

Due to a change in job roles I no longer qualify for a company car leaving us with just my wife's car, with 2 kids both doing after school, evening and weekend activities a single car is just not working.

This means the M3 must make way for something not 20 years old and not a convertible, a car that can be used all year round, yet still feel a little bit special and entertaining to drive and has some scope to modify.

So, I'm on on the hunt for a 135i, or will be once the e36 sells, I'll be looking for either n54 or n55 powered car, I currently drive a 20 year old one so you can see age is not that important to me, a good history of regular maintenance and preventative maintenance is far more important in my eyes, I'd love either a well optioned car in either space grey / coral, or LeMans / oyster, I've always had rather muted colour combinations, especially the interior so would like to get away from silver and black cars with black interiors.

Any way, enough rambling for now, I look forward to finding the right car and being part of the forum.

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Post by SteveK63 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:56 am

Greetings everyone

Just thought I would introduce myself

Decided to buy the car first then post on this forum....
Just bought a 15 plate M235i with as many toys as I could find.......well everything except adaptive suspension (wasn't a big fan after a test drive of a car equipped,...horses for courses I guess)
Just had a ghost immobilizer fitted for peace of mind

For the future
Suspension upgrade....IMHO the stock setup is surprisingly poor.
Possibly a Quaife.
Some better tyres than the runflats
Would like to add some carbon into the interior/exterior

On a personal front, I'm an electrical engineer, own, drive and fix a classic and retro time attack car competition car, have a race licence.
Build engines, gearboxes and diffs for a certain Japanese classic car.
Never owned a BMW before, never owned a coupe before
Aspire to an M2 in a couple of years.

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Post by CynicalRobot » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:19 pm

SteveK63 wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:56 am
Greetings everyone

Just thought I would introduce myself

Decided to buy the car first then post on this forum....
Just bought a 15 plate M235i with as many toys as I could find.......well everything except adaptive suspension (wasn't a big fan after a test drive of a car equipped,...horses for courses I guess)
Just had a ghost immobilizer fitted for peace of mind

For the future
Suspension upgrade....IMHO the stock setup is surprisingly poor.
Possibly a Quaife.
Some better tyres than the runflats
Would like to add some carbon into the interior/exterior

On a personal front, I'm an electrical engineer, own, drive and fix a classic and retro time attack car competition car, have a race licence.
Build engines, gearboxes and diffs for a certain Japanese classic car.
Never owned a BMW before, never owned a coupe before
Aspire to an M2 in a couple of years.
Welcome fella, how are you finding the Ghost system? would you recommend it?
2016 BMW M135i LCI

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Post by GMballistic » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:26 pm

Hello all,

My names Gareth, late 30's and I live in South Wales. Just joined this evening as I'm now a proud owner of a fairly low mileage, highly specced 62 plate M135i after collecting it on Saturday. 8)

I'm no stranger to performance cars as I've had a fair few including a supercharged 350Z with 436Bhp, a JDM classic Subaru Impreza WRX, Golf VR6, Audi S3 just to name a few but this is my first BMW and also my first ever automatic which I'm completely in love with.

It was partly my Dad's influence that has made me try a BMW as he's had loads of them over the years and currently has a 64 plate M235i. So far I'm happy I listened to the old man as the Beemer's great. :D Hopefully see some of you around.

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Post by SteveK63 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:04 am

CynicalRobot wrote:Welcome fella, how are you finding the Ghost system? would you recommend it?
From a technical standpoint its very good, prevents cloning, stealing, and echoing keys plus anti hijack... can't fault it

From a practical point of view having an additional set of button presses at the right time takes a little getting used to.. but its the price I am willing to pay knowing that when I park my car in a car park or in my drive, barring a tow away its going to be there when I come back, wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

Regards

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