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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by Japper69 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:41 pm

as7920 wrote:
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Mine also includes business use, not just SDP and commuting. !3k miles per year. 8k business.
Both mine too. Both policies were 30% cheaper than last year 😳
Who's your policy with? May give them a go as mine is up for renewal at the end of the month.
Esure for the M140i same as last year.
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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by JamesM135i » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:38 pm

who's everyone insuring with?

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Post by Deadeye » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:48 pm

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Post by FishFingers » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:42 pm

Aviva Multi Car.

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Post by MartyB » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:30 am

I insure with a company called Manning UK. They cover unlimited UK track days in with my road policy.

It’s not cheap as a stand alone road policy but when you factor in the track day cover it is well worth it. I pay about £1400 per year.


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Post by Alex-B » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:29 am

Deadeye wrote:
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Ditto, switched from aviva this week as it was renewal time

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Post by flyboy777 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:19 am

Went from a 320D to an M2 & LV wanted £20 more for the remaining 4 months.
Seems good to me.
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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by JamesM135i » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:14 pm

Is it normal for condensation in the front headlamps ?

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Post by NISFAN » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:26 pm

JamesM135i wrote:Is it normal for condensation in the front headlamps ?
Yes.


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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by JamesM135i » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 pm

Warranty job?

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Post by CaptFish » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:28 pm

... Know this is an old thread, but had a clear run on the motorway today and was astonished to have achieved 38mpg. Of course one in town it dropped like a stone...

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Post by sootyvrs » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:08 pm

CaptFish wrote:... Know this is an old thread, but had a clear run on the motorway today and was astonished to have achieved 38mpg. Of course one in town it dropped like a stone...
Although early days and I'm still running in, I would say its around 15% worse for fuel economy compared to my previous M140 driving like for like.

I expected that to ve fair as my previous M135 was around 10% worse than my previous M140

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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by wenklaw » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:43 am

sootyvrs wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:08 pm
CaptFish wrote:... Know this is an old thread, but had a clear run on the motorway today and was astonished to have achieved 38mpg. Of course one in town it dropped like a stone...
Although early days and I'm still running in, I would say its around 15% worse for fuel economy compared to my previous M140 driving like for like.

I expected that to ve fair as my previous M135 was around 10% worse than my previous M140

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I think if driven the same 10-15% between MPG in my M2 compared to my M135i, problem I have is the M2's encourages you to drive it in a way that doesn't conserve fuel! In the M135i on motorway trips or even the commute to work I was happy to leave it in comfort or even stick it in ECO on the motorway, in the M2 the first thing I do is engage SPORT mode, all the time without fail.

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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by CaptFish » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:10 am

...yes, it was quite hard to resist. I manually put it into 7th gear to avoid unnecessary downshifts as well. Car pulls fine from 50mph in 7th.

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Re: Running costs advice please

Post by sootyvrs » Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:22 am

wenklaw wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:43 am
I think if driven the same 10-15% between MPG in my M2 compared to my M135i, problem I have is the M2's encourages you to drive it in a way that doesn't conserve fuel! In the M135i on motorway trips or even the commute to work I was happy to leave it in comfort or even stick it in ECO on the motorway, in the M2 the first thing I do is engage SPORT mode, all the time without fail.
Not sure if anyone else feels the same but comfort mode in the M2 feels a little like Eco mode in the M-lites :lol:

The throttle seems unresponsive (comfort in M-lite felt much more responsive IMO) which may be why we are encouraged to use sport mode in the M2 which in turn keeps the revs up in the Auto mode which obviously will increase mpg but I guess it's the character of the car which is much rawer compared to the softer M-lite philosophy.. I suspect this is why many M2 owners state that driving the M2 each time is an event where as my previous M-lites with it's softer edges (noise, throttle inputs, gear change, ride quality etc.) felt like driving a normal car when your not gunning it..

Obviously it doesn't mean you can't drive it economically, I think to drive the M2 this way perhaps highlights more that low speed ride is not great, DCT is not that smooth, it's noisy (tyre and engine) and what makes you forget all that is when you drive with a little more enthusiasm :wink:
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