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Downsizing?!!

Post by ammo23 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:29 pm

With only 9mths left of PCP on my X5 I'm thinking of taking a look what's out there to change it for! I titled 'downsizing' because I've recently moved into a new house and my travel has greatly decreased. I don't want to be spending so much on a car that sits on the drive 80% of the time!!

I'd want something that is comfortable for long journeys (family in Scotland!), family friendly for when we expand (only me and the mrs at the moment), sporty, with decent mpg!

What would you consider changing to if downsizing from a 4x4??


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Post by OneTwenty » Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:01 pm

M240i meets all those criteria IMO, I use mine with the family and it returns decent mpg for what it is.
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Post by marco_polo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:02 pm

M140i 5 Dr, with Adaptive.

Comfy cruiser, capable of over 40mpg on a long journey.
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Post by ammo23 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:10 pm

If you were to move away from BMW...then what?!


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Post by marco_polo » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:28 pm

If you hate driving, a Golf R 5dr? Not exactly comfortable though, and the Symposer makes an awful noise.

A45 if you've got a bigger budget?
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Post by ammo23 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:40 pm

marco_polo wrote:If you hate driving, a Golf R 5dr? Not exactly comfortable though, and the Symposer makes an awful noise.

A45 if you've got a bigger budget?
Not a golf fan if I'm honest!...if going down PCP route again il have about £400pm to play with - ideally spend less than that though!
Will be tough to replace all the toys from the X5; auto, comfort access, reverse cam & full proximity sensors, HK, pano sunroof, electric+heated seats, pro nav...and probably more!!

Not sure if I want a hatch, coupe or compact SUV :/


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Post by jordan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:26 pm

340i touring gets my vote. i Prefer them to the saloon for some strange reason.

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Post by OneTwenty » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:05 pm

ammo23 wrote:
Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:40 pm
marco_polo wrote:If you hate driving, a Golf R 5dr? Not exactly comfortable though, and the Symposer makes an awful noise.

A45 if you've got a bigger budget?
Not a golf fan if I'm honest!...if going down PCP route again il have about £400pm to play with - ideally spend less than that though!
Will be tough to replace all the toys from the X5; auto, comfort access, reverse cam & full proximity sensors, HK, pano sunroof, electric+heated seats, pro nav...and probably more!!

Not sure if I want a hatch, coupe or compact SUV :/
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Mine has all those toys (bar the sunroof) and it costs me £455 a month. :)

Other than BMW, not sure on choice and depends whether you want a drivers car or a cruiser I guess.
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Re: Downsizing?!!

Post by ammo23 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:20 am

@OneTwenty, defiantly a drivers car with the room to be family friendly etc!


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Re: Downsizing?!!

Post by Thrash » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:45 am

How about a Jag XE R Sport with the 2L petrol engine? I was considering one of these myself actually - 200bhp and 0-62 in 7.3s but a bit smaller than a 3 Series and supposedly the best in its class. The only minor annoyance is that the 340i is more powerful with better (claimed) fuel economy.
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Re: Downsizing?!!

Post by ammo23 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:12 pm

Hey guys,

Would like to resurrect the thread...back in the market of downsizing from the X5. Circumstances havent changed, but the style of replacement probably has!

The current hit list is:
BMW X1 / X3 / X4
Jag E-Pace
Audi Q3 / S3

Favouring the SUV's since we like the ride height in the X5, along with practicality & passenger space...still after some performace but at a better trade off I guess! Currently getting around 29mpg due to short journeys. I'd guess my last couple of yrs driving have only seen my do around 9-10k mls.

Any thoughts on the above, or recommendations of others??

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Downsizing?!!

Post by Gary_LB » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:45 pm

Audi S4 (not that I am biased :-))
Now - 2017 Audi S4 Black Edition

Then - M235i, M135i, 120d M Sport Coupe, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Celica T Sport 190, VW Golf GTi Mk4, Saxo VTR

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Re: Downsizing?!!

Post by ammo23 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:47 pm

Gary_LB wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:45 pm
Audi S4 (not that I am biased :-))
Not a saloon fan I'm afraid...would you say either on the audis on my list are worth looking at?

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Post by Tricky401 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:03 am

X3 m40i but I’m not sure exactly when it’s out or to sure about the figures
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