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  1. GorGasm

    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    I don't name the cars, the wife does. But here it is, the baby wagon we picked up a couple of weeks ago. Freshly back from OCD for a stage 3 package. Amazing family car package, super comfortable, nice to drive, reasonable power and actually good on gas! Imperial Blue brilliant effect metallic (lol, and the photos don't do the colour justice, it's actually very blue in the sun), and Everest Gray leather, and M-sport. The really great features I think are the double sunroof, active steering with ridiculous turning radius and the 8 speed auto.
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    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    Wheel alignment and balance done. Alignment a little out and some new wheel weights onboard. Haven't managed to get it near a motorway to confirm the minor shaking is gone. Seems to happen on all my cars >_<
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    E34 M5

    Or just track the E60 M5.
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    E39 2000 540i Msport

    Nice one. Such an annoying problem to have.
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    Diesel programming

    That looks like a nice car to me. Go for it.
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    Diesel programming

    Depends on the driving you do, but open road I would expect the 335i to be doing around 7-9l/100km. Our 535i gets about 8l/100 on the open road and it's a lot heavier. In town it's still around 9-11l/100km. I also think the 123d will be closer to 6-7/100. There musta been something up with your Subaru if it was at 19/100. I would hammer on my TT Legacy and get 12-13 at the worst and usually around 10 in town. Anyway, give the 335i a drive.
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    How awesome is the 2018 M5?

    Just no. It's super old school and not good value. The V10 is better "value". And come on, technology doesn't fail that much. None of the tech in my 12yr old M5 has failed, none, not a thing. Back to the car. It's cool, but do I want it? Not really. One of the features that peeves me is when you push one of the buttons, like seat adjustment and the screen changes to show you what it's doing. Same in the F10, if you change to sport mode while reversing or ham up the gear change buttons then the display changes to tell you what is going on instead of staying on the reverse cam. Stay on the damn reverse cam already!
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    Bartholomew the F11 535i

    Good point, perhaps I should hunt down some standard plate holders. The bill is a little pricey but worth it given that the whole car was covered in swirls. After they finished it was back to mirror finish again. ~$800 for the Stage 3 package. I didn't go all out on a ceramic coating, those really take the price to the next level. Fuel economy is sitting around 10L/100km on daily duties which is still pretty good. It could certainly use another 100hp, but it's all about the balance I guess
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    E87 M Sport with DCT/S65 Hellbm Project

    Haha this is awesome.
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    e60 CCC MASK Bluetooth

    Doesn't work with Japanese apparently. <sad panda>
  11. Cool document. 530i LCI FTW!
  12. You should bring the 530i LCI into scope and don't bother with a 130i. The 1 series is for singles or couples that don't need to take anything anywhere. The 540/550i won't be "good" on gas but are a nice car.
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    Ethanol mixture in 98 ok for E60 M5

    The line is a bit blurrier than that with regard to different versions of 98. Why would you use a fuel that is more expensive for no benefit? I personally don't use E10, as my local servo is Mobil with 98 (which might actually have some E in it as well), but I wouldn't have any concern using Gull E10 in my M5. 95 on the other hand I would avoid. BP I have found have silly mark ups on their premium fuels, usually 10c higher than the competition.
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    E39 M5 MV Disputes Tribunal

    Seems the law took a fairly appropriate course of action.
  15. Nice car and reasonable price. I had a look at a 550i before I bought my M5, didn't drive it though. It was a bronze colour with dark brown leather interior. Half of me wishes I had bought it. 535i is fast enough for my wife, but not for me
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    M135i engine issues

    I would be taking it back to the dealer to be honest...
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    The only upgrade that made sense

    Nice car, I test drove one before I bought my M5. Great all round package.
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    F10 M5's. More imports that NZ new?

    Probably. Both JP and UK imports.
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    e39 540 Oxford Green

    Could use a lesson in photography, makes it hard to tell if it's actually nice or not.
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    BMW 130i - Birds B1 Dynamics etc etc etc

    Nice work!
  21. There's bugger all F30 wagons available. We had our eyes on a couple of 328i's late last year with great colour combos, but no more. Theres a few sedans available though. I would strongly suggest the 328i over the hybrid. At a guess they are still quite popular in Japan, hence we haven't seen them dumping them onto the market yet.
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    F10 535i Msport Touring

    Thought I would chip in here. We got our 535i Touring last week and took it away for the weekend. We managed 800km to the tank and just over 8L/100km. From West Auckland to Huntly it averaged 6.9 These things are super frugal for what they are! Grunty enough but certainly not that quick. Handling with the active steering is great and the ride superb. On the whole it's a perfect family sport wagon.
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    Alpina B5 for sale down South

    Or grab an AMG E55, pulley and tune and destroy both M5 and B5.
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    850csi review by Doug DeMuro

    That particular example is exceptional. Super cool.
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    Talk to me about the E65...

    Agree with coop as you can't maintain your way out of a failure. It's all about risk mitigation. Maintenance is one form, MBI is another, either one is good but both is better.