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I would think that your dad might be ok with a diesel doing 15 miles each day. I only do around 4 miles a few days per week and havnt had any issues other than the free egr valve (yet) after 3 years. I do, however expect to spend around £5k over the lifetime of the car due to my short run abuse ( dpf, egr, and carbon cleaning), this leaves me at a slight loss had I bought the equivilent petrol at the time. Maybe for your dad the same calculation comes out more favourable, given the cheaper cost of diesels these days?

You might ask why I bought a diesel given my driving habits.. the sad answer is I just didn't know anything about anything at the time. Bit of a mistake, but not the worst I could have made.
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The search has slowed down some what, there are not many coming up for sale in price range, so we're just hanging on for now.
Have been to see a couple but they have been lemons.
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Might be a bit late to the party here but my mum bought a ‘16 or ‘17 (I think) 220i active tourer a few years ago. It was an ex demo. She absolutely loves it and for a family car I would definitely recommend it. I think she has the SE and speaking as a passenger it’s very comfortable and quiet.

I’m not sure whether the 2.0 is too big to avoid the emissions charge but imo the B48 is a great engine and I would definitely go for that one if possible, given the extra performance yet still incredibly good running costs. The 2.0 engine is surprisingly powerful given the look of the car and she gets late 40s/early 50s mpg on motorway journeys. If there are different driving modes, I know for a fact that’ll be in comfort mode as I’m 100% sure she will never have pressed the mode button for fear of irreversibly breaking the car, so with Eco pro you can probably squeeze a couple more mpg.

The ZF auto box is fine and very smooth - not much to say about the shark fin boxes really, they just generally work, and work well. I haven’t tried a DCT in anything lower powered than my M2, but I’m sure the newer active tourer’s DCT will be much more comfortable than in that.

Maintenance-wise, like any other BMW, if you want to keep a FBMWSH then you’re gonna have to pay over the odds for general servicing and oil changes etc. If not, it’s a solid, reliable engine that you can get serviced for relatively cheap at a good indy. Hers has had a brake fluid change and it’s first major service only recently, all at BMW. Including a minor service beforehand, she’s probably spent most of a grand on the car over five years. Reliability-wise, she’s had no issues with it whatsoever in the several years she’s owned it - a staggering feat for any BMW owner in my experience.

As a family workhorse for shopping and carting dogs and grandkids around the country, not much to say negatively really. Good luck finding a decent example.
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Previous babies: 2015 M135i; 2002 330ci; 2014 M135i; 2014 220d; 2013 135i M Sport Coupe; plus various others from VW/Honda (but we won’t talk about those)
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pwolski wrote: Mon Jun 07, 2021 3:06 pm Might be a bit late to the party here but my mum bought a ‘16 or ‘17 (I think) 220i active tourer a few years ago. It was an ex demo. She absolutely loves it and for a family car I would definitely recommend it. I think she has the SE and speaking as a passenger it’s very comfortable and quiet.

I’m not sure whether the 2.0 is too big to avoid the emissions charge but imo the B48 is a great engine and I would definitely go for that one if possible, given the extra performance yet still incredibly good running costs. The 2.0 engine is surprisingly powerful given the look of the car and she gets late 40s/early 50s mpg on motorway journeys. If there are different driving modes, I know for a fact that’ll be in comfort mode as I’m 100% sure she will never have pressed the mode button for fear of irreversibly breaking the car, so with Eco pro you can probably squeeze a couple more mpg.

The ZF auto box is fine and very smooth - not much to say about the shark fin boxes really, they just generally work, and work well. I haven’t tried a DCT in anything lower powered than my M2, but I’m sure the newer active tourer’s DCT will be much more comfortable than in that.

Maintenance-wise, like any other BMW, if you want to keep a FBMWSH then you’re gonna have to pay over the odds for general servicing and oil changes etc. If not, it’s a solid, reliable engine that you can get serviced for relatively cheap at a good indy. Hers has had a brake fluid change and it’s first major service only recently, all at BMW. Including a minor service beforehand, she’s probably spent most of a grand on the car over five years. Reliability-wise, she’s had no issues with it whatsoever in the several years she’s owned it - a staggering feat for any BMW owner in my experience.

As a family workhorse for shopping and carting dogs and grandkids around the country, not much to say negatively really. Good luck finding a decent example.
Thanks for this info. I think we are definately going to get Dad one, but finding one with the right spec for the right money at the moment is proving nigh on impossible.
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Got my October 2019 220d with M trim back in April for what I consider to be an excellent price from the main BMW dealer in Cheltenham. It only had 2500 miles and has plenty of extras. Panoramic sunroof etc. £19700. Just had a look and they seem much more expensive now.

Love the car. Plenty quick. Very good fuel economy if you are sensible. Really fun to drive. Like the others have said the ride is a bit harsh in M spec with the run flat tyres. I will replace them in time and I wish the car had adaptive suspension. Other than that it is relatively affordable fun luxury motoring.
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Got my October 1919 220d with M trim back in April
..... wow bet that's a dream to get through the MOT.
Current 2018 F22 M240i Sunset Orange Black leather with lumber support, Pro Nav, Adaptive LEDs, HK, Sunroof F&R PDC.
Gone 2015 F22 220D Melbourne Red loaded with many extras.
Gone 2012 E82 Space Grey 118D Sports Plus standard spec.
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tweeky wrote: Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:06 pm
Got my October 1919 220d with M trim back in April
..... wow bet that's a dream to get through the MOT.
Thanks edited. Though if it was 1919 it would not only be MOT exempt but permanently ULEZ compliant like my 1962 Lambretta.
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Seriously Loved my F22 220D bags of Tq good all round engine. Only swapped to the 240i because I wanted the 6 Cyl engine after test driving one.
Current 2018 F22 M240i Sunset Orange Black leather with lumber support, Pro Nav, Adaptive LEDs, HK, Sunroof F&R PDC.
Gone 2015 F22 220D Melbourne Red loaded with many extras.
Gone 2012 E82 Space Grey 118D Sports Plus standard spec.
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