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      05-09-2015, 12:20 PM   #1
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It's here! F21 LCI Valencia Orange

Fair play to Wollaston BMW for organising getting me my car 4 days sooner than it would have otherwise been. Went and picked it up last night and promptly took it on a drive down to Devon. So happy with it

118D Msport, Auto, heated seats, H&K, driver comfort pack, sun protection glass.











I'll take some proper photos on my camera during the week
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      05-09-2015, 01:35 PM   #2
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Hey man. Cheers for your new ride. Drive it joyfully. Nice choice of color btw
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      05-09-2015, 01:39 PM   #3
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What a beauty
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      05-10-2015, 12:05 AM   #4
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CONGRATS
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      05-10-2015, 03:19 AM   #5
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Great ride.
I miss my VO f20. I'm now riding on a estoril blue one.
The VO is much cooler
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      05-10-2015, 03:50 AM   #6
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I can't atop looking at it, can hardly believe it's mine. Been an aspiration to have one for so long Had a few comments about the colour. Mixed opinions but I didn't buy it to please other people haha.
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      05-10-2015, 11:39 AM   #7
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That's a beaut, lovely colour...making me wonder if to order EB or VO if I change!

How does the 118d drive compared to the 120d if you know? I've only been able to test a 120d but would be getting a 118d
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      05-10-2015, 03:46 PM   #8
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I drove a 420D auto a few weeks before I test drove the only 118d they had which was manual a few weeks later. Obviously it had more grunt, putting the 118 in sport mode does wake it up, the 120d would probably be a bit nicer but it was quite a bit more expensive. My thought process was there are plug in performance boxes available that will boost the performance but can be removed when going in for service etc.

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The salesman was a smooth chap and gave me a few 'gifts' when I picked the car up. A framed picture of the car, a BMW thermos and an M keyring. It's the small things:




Couple of pics I took when I got the car home:







I've just come back form Devon which was about a 500mile round trip. Was great to get settled in the car and enjoy cruising along in it. When I go home I fitted my BMWP dash trims and door handles.

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I'm going to order the BMWP handbrake lever and gaiter tomorrow (http://www.bmw.co.uk/en_GB/topics/ow...ryId=8630.html) and get that fitted at the weekend hopefully. I was looking at the gear selector carbon cover but it's over 200 for that once piece which seems a little steep to me.
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      05-10-2015, 04:39 PM   #9
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The additional interior looks great.

How well does the 118d engine mate with the auto box?

How's the mpg looking so far, after your trip?

Sorry for all the questions...I'm in the process of deciding whether to change from my F30 320d auto. I find it too big, heavy & saloon is impractical for my daily drive!
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      05-10-2015, 05:13 PM   #10
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Not a problem It picks up well enough and is so smooth. Expect it is similar to your F30. Less power but a lighter car so I'd imagine performance isn't too far off. On the trip I was getting 55mpg on the way down with the cruise and Eco pro mode. Got less on the way back as gave it a bit more of a drive at speed. I maybe could have sacrificed the auto box for the '2L' engine but I wanted an auto and its plenty fast enough for me any way.

As I said above I did test drive a 4 series but I'm very glad I went for the 1 over the 4 or a 3 as they would have been far too big for me. The drivers cabin on the 1 is generous, the rear seats are a bit limited on leg room though. But it's only ever me and my partner in the car hence why I also went for a 3dr.
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      05-10-2015, 05:44 PM   #11
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Cheers, sounds promising for me!
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      05-11-2015, 07:56 AM   #12
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Get down a dealer and have a test drive

Ordered the carbon handbrake lever and alcantara gaiter today should be with me by the end of the week
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      05-11-2015, 08:23 AM   #13
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Get down a dealer and have a test drive
I would, but not much point with the broken ankle!!

Dealer just text me this morning wanting my thoughts :
Offered me a deal to take my 320d, swap for a 118d msport, driver/interior comfort, nav, privacy glass, black panel display, lumbar support & ferric wheels. For the same monthlies as my 320d...
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      05-11-2015, 12:47 PM   #14
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Very nice.

Too bad about the yellow plate in the rear though, really clashes with the paint colour.
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      05-11-2015, 01:49 PM   #15
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Fuel light came on today! For the reserve tank any way. It took 43Litres and did just over 480miles which makes an average of 50mpg. This was a long motorway slow cruise of about 200miles, a faster motor way journey of the same roads back home again of 200miles. The rest was short journeys driving down A and B roads. I'm pretty happy with that and hope that once it is run in these figures do actually improve but time will tell!


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I would, but not much point with the broken ankle!!

Dealer just text me this morning wanting my thoughts :
Offered me a deal to take my 320d, swap for a 118d msport, driver/interior comfort, nav, privacy glass, black panel display, lumbar support & ferric wheels. For the same monthlies as my 320d...
Ah! Downer! Only you know the figures involved I would say though haggle and get something else. They'll only offer you something if there's something in it for them. Get those tables turned!



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Very nice.

Too bad about the yellow plate in the rear though, really clashes with the paint colour.
Good job I don't own any yellow clothes. Would have to change my wardrobe haha.

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      05-11-2015, 04:12 PM   #16
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Yes love the car and MPerf additions to date.
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      05-12-2015, 03:44 AM   #17
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Congrats on getting your VO M Sport, nice mod with the trims
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      05-14-2015, 01:07 PM   #18
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My hand brake lever and gaiter turned up today from Cotswolds BMW. Popped out and swapped them over when I got home:

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Not a hugely expensive add on but fits in nicely with the rest of the carbon and alcantara bits in the car. I mentioned above about the facia for the gear selector, but I can't get my head around how it is priced at 200

Also swapped the insurance over today. All this BS about being 25 and the cost going down us utter nonsense
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      05-14-2015, 02:30 PM   #19
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Liking the carbon/alcantara additions mate

Any more feedback regarding thoughts on the car, now you've had it a little longer?!
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      05-14-2015, 02:47 PM   #20
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I can only reiterate what I've said previously really. I sat in the back yesterday just to see what it was like and there is more room than I had first thought there was. I'm in love with the media system and the H&K. I would find it hard to justify the enhanced bluetooth option or the professional nav media system as the standard equipment on that front does everything I could ask it for. Bluetooth for the phone syncs the phone book and also my music library on my iPhone 5s and so far so very very good to be honest. Even though this is the '1.8' I do have to keep an eye on the speedo as it is so smooth and quiet I've found myself doing, shall we say, a high rate if speed without realising.
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      05-14-2015, 03:01 PM   #21
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Now go stick two suitcases in the boot for me and post a picture on my thread!!
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      05-15-2015, 06:11 PM   #22
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I'll take my travel bag out tomorrow and see if it fits lol!

There's a set of the ferric m135 wheels for sale and I'm rather very tempted to get them bought :s
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