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NZ BMW last won the day on March 4 2021

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    Nathan
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  1. I always worry that at some point there will be a “smog test” as part of a WOF and you’ll get picked up for that - I guess you could always remap it to stock. I also feel that the logic is like saying if others dump a trailer of rubbish on the side of the road, I can throw a hamburger wrapper out there - I guess it’s how you feel about it. Really though, if you want a fast diesel I would just go for the 330D, that thing is a great driver's car.
  2. I think at a hair over 110km the implication that I’m somehow passing the can is questionable. If you like putting money into depreciating cars as a labour of love because you are keeping them long term, that’s a choice you can make. To spend thousands on a car that you’re not going to see the money back out of or be noticed by the new owner, I can’t come up with a good reason why someone would do that. The way I look at it is this: I’ve picked this car up at 3-years or there abouts, it’s now 6ish years. It’ll be about 8 by the time I move it on. You really think the 3rd owner is likely to maintain it that well, an 8yo 3 Series which will have about 140km on the clock? They’ll probably struggle to get it serviced or put good tyres on it - I’ll see if BMW recommend I change anything - given all the work done on the front end I’m sure they would have said something by now if they were concerned.
  3. This was one of the reasons I ended up with a SE vs M-Sport E70 X5. It meant I could at least rotate the tyres to get some more life out of them without the staggered setup. I got about 25k out of a pair if I recall, rears tended to get more inner wear despite being aligned and checked.
  4. I am surprised at that - my car has most of the front-end bushings done under warranty, I noticed very little difference. I doubt the shocks will get done unless I keep the car really long term, will have to see.
  5. Interested in the comment on shock absorbers - my understanding has always been these are one of the longer-lived items in suspension terms. Are you specifically referring to the touring or is this a general comment? If general, what informs your thinking on this and what did you notice after replacement, did you go OEM or aftermarket?
  6. I have the sedan. I worried if the 2L would be enough but find it very versatile. FWIW - I get about 15k km out of my condition-based servicing indicator so pretty happy with that.
  7. Are you one of these people who thinks BMW has done nothing right for the last 25 years?
  8. You’d have to really want an Alpina to part with that much cash… I often wonder what these things are like to live with and maintain. Are most of the parts common to the standard F31 outside the engine?
  9. I just hope you and your partner are having a toolbox meeting before starting. Also, make sure you both know where the fire exits are.
  10. NZ BMW

    Quick rant thread.

    You won’t be impressed with BMW then either! 😆
  11. Why put a description? ”if you know, you know…” 😆
  12. I love the interior - this will clean up nicely, well done!
  13. One picture of the 750i?! - come on, we need more than that! 😆
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