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      02-25-2012, 03:52 AM   #1
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My name is Mark and i have just registered today but have been reading the forum over the last few weeks. At the moment I drive a 60 plate Ford Fiesta Zetec S (don't hold this against me). A few weeks ago i was looking for a new car ranging from a volvo C30 to Audi when i stumbled into my local BMW dealer. Over that weekend i ended up signing for a 116i Sport in crimson red with black mirror caps. I didn't know much about the extras on BMW's at the time, wish i did now as i would have added more to it, but i unded up adding Interior Comfort Pack and Sun Protection Pack. I got the dealer to add in Gap Insurance, Service Pack and Supagard for a little over £280 for all 3, thought that was a good deal.

I now take delivery of the car at 13:00 on 1 March and can not wait

The thing what interests me about these places is you think that you have a good deal and then read what others have paid and you start to question your purchase. All i can add to this is that if you are happy with the deal you got it doesn't matter what everyone else gets, that's my motto any way.

I will post some pics when i collect the car.
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      02-25-2012, 05:28 AM   #2
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Welcome Aboard

The community is growing by the day! I pick mine up on the 1st at 9am, i guess we'll be two of the first 12 plate 1er owners.

Great colour choice, red is the new White!
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      02-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #3
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I agree red is the new white, my fiesta is white and love the car but it is about time I had a little bit of luxury so this is my treat to myself
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      02-25-2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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congrats and welcome. as you said before if you are happy with your purchase then that is the most important thing . £280 for gap insurance and service pack is a very good deal indeed
Thanks Sol, I also got Supaguard in with that as well, but I will still regularly wax my car with autoglym high definition wax, keeps the car exterior on top class condition.
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      02-25-2012, 07:40 AM   #5
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Congratulations and welcome. A few of us are picking up on the 1st, only 5 days to go.
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      02-25-2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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Congrats and welcome!
Wow, seems like the F20 is a mega hit in Britain these days, reading all these posts from you guys!
I still have to wait more than 2 months for my baby, but can live with that....
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      02-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #7
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Official i now have no car, had to take my Fiesta in to the BMW dealer today as they have a buyer for it. They offered to lend me a car but i decided to use my sons instead.

Roll on Thursday
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      02-26-2012, 08:29 AM   #8
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Official i now have no car, had to take my Fiesta in to the BMW dealer today as they have a buyer for it. They offered to lend me a car but i decided to use my sons instead.

Roll on Thursday
Ah man you should have said ok only if you can lend me a [insert your dream BMW here]

"Oh, is that one of the new 6 series over there in the corner?...... i'll have that for a few days..... no? ok well you can't have my car yet then...... Excellent, can you put me a tank of petrol in too"
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      02-26-2012, 08:35 AM   #9
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seems like the F20 is a mega hit in Britain these days
I've certainly seen a few. I think the low rate finance they have been offering has been putting them on the road.

The dealer told me they have had people coming out of 5 series buying the new 1er. I think as a financial prospect the car makes a lot of sense and that is what people are wanting these days given the economic outlook and the high sales tax.

Especially if you are like me trying to save 30k for a deposit on my next house there's just no way to justify £500, £600+ per month on a car.
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      02-29-2012, 05:06 AM   #10
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Ah man you should have said ok only if you can lend me a [insert your dream BMW here]

"Oh, is that one of the new 6 series over there in the corner?...... i'll have that for a few days..... no? ok well you can't have my car yet then...... Excellent, can you put me a tank of petrol in too"
great idea, instead i am driving my sons seat arosa 1.0 on an S plate, on the upside 1 day left
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      02-29-2012, 06:27 AM   #11
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great idea, instead i am driving my sons seat arosa 1.0 on an S plate, on the upside 1 day left
At least itís not your daughterís pink ford KA!
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      03-02-2012, 12:25 AM   #12
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Well I got my car yesterday, I will post my thoughts and some pics at the weekend, the only comments I have so far are love it but how awkward is reverse gear to find!!
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Congratulations.

I picked up a 116i Sport in mineral grey yesterday. It's simply incredable.

Out of interest did you get a service book? The supplying dealer told me the F20 dosn't have one as it is all held in the car. Seems a bit odd not to have a book with stamps!

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      03-02-2012, 02:46 AM   #14
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Glad you asked that question, I did not get a service book. Saves me a call to the dealer. How have you got on with reverse gear?
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      03-02-2012, 04:26 AM   #15
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@Adam page 68 in the owners handbook covers your service book question
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      03-02-2012, 04:29 AM   #16
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No service book, all data kept on their system/key. However, if need proof of service, dealer can print out a record.
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Glad you asked that question, I did not get a service book. Saves me a call to the dealer. How have you got on with reverse gear?
Fine to be honest - but I also have a Z4 so I am used to the gearbox setup
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Hi Guys
Quick question I am on the verge of looking at the new 1 to replace my 3 series coupe. Is it worth going got the 118 or the 116?
Looking at the finance rates I don't think I can get anyone to match them, fingers crossed can save myself a few quid per month.
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Hi Guys
Quick question I am on the verge of looking at the new 1 to replace my 3 series coupe. Is it worth going got the 118 or the 116?
Looking at the finance rates I don't think I can get anyone to match them, fingers crossed can save myself a few quid per month.
116 and 118 are the same car with a different map- depends if you want to fork out the extra for the 118, or remap the 116.
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      04-13-2012, 10:25 PM   #20
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Hi Mark,

I've seen the term 60 plate etc on cars before. What does this actually mean? Australian here.

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Hi All,

My name is Mark and i have just registered today but have been reading the forum over the last few weeks. At the moment I drive a 60 plate Ford Fiesta Zetec S (don't hold this against me). A few weeks ago i was looking for a new car ranging from a volvo C30 to Audi when i stumbled into my local BMW dealer. Over that weekend i ended up signing for a 116i Sport in crimson red with black mirror caps. I didn't know much about the extras on BMW's at the time, wish i did now as i would have added more to it, but i unded up adding Interior Comfort Pack and Sun Protection Pack. I got the dealer to add in Gap Insurance, Service Pack and Supagard for a little over £280 for all 3, thought that was a good deal.

I now take delivery of the car at 13:00 on 1 March and can not wait

The thing what interests me about these places is you think that you have a good deal and then read what others have paid and you start to question your purchase. All i can add to this is that if you are happy with the deal you got it doesn't matter what everyone else gets, that's my motto any way.

I will post some pics when i collect the car.
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      04-14-2012, 02:54 AM   #21
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Firstbmw@24,

60 plate is simply a reference to the registration plate and year of said car. In the UK cars are first registered with new plates in March or September of each year. 60 plate refers to 2010 Sept to March 2011. 61 plate is 2011 Sept to March 2012. March to Sept get the actual year designation so if you bought a car at the end Feb 2012 it would have 61 on the registration plate. If you bought a car on the 1st of March 2012 it would have '12' on the plate.
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Don t forget to upload some pics and post some impressions about your driving experience
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