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Zuiko 1st October 2018 09:35 AM

BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
Spotted on facebook, just had to share! :D

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/da...nshot_386_.jpg

Naughty Nigel 1st October 2018 11:02 AM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
There are many pointless features on BMW cars, including the SatNav. Why would BMW drivers need a SatNav when "they know where they are going"?

However, I am told BMW SatNavs can only find Coventry or Castle Bromwich on very dark, clear, moonlit nights. :(

Beagletorque 1st October 2018 12:06 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
It does save money on bulbs at mot time too.

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Wally 1st October 2018 06:28 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
I've often wondered why we seem to buy so many BMW's and now I know the why? It has nothing to do with looking affluent and or being successful. We are simply doing our bit as good neighbours to help keep this one person in a job. ;)

Naughty Nigel 1st October 2018 06:54 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
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Originally Posted by Wally (Post 458940)
I've often wondered why we seem to buy so many BMW's and now I know the why? It has nothing to do with looking affluent and or being successful. We are simply doing our bit as good neighbours to help keep this one person in a job. ;)

I don't think I could ever be arrogant enough to drive a BMW. In any case they have become so common there is no point.

I did draw the short straw once when hiring a car from Bremen airport and ended up with a 530, rather than the Astra/Golf that I had ordered. I really do not get why people are so obsessed by BMW cars and was only too pleased to return home to my own car.

Anyhow my wife isn't a blonde and doesn't wear sunglasses on her head 247 so we wouldn't qualify. :rolleyes:

Graham_of_Rainham 1st October 2018 07:44 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
I drove a lot of multi-colour BMWs back in 2012, and didnít really find them that comfortable. I have also driven the M3 on a track and again was not that impressed.

I have to admit that I really liked the cruse controls and the way the near side mirror dips when reversing, so you can see the curb better.

Wee man 1st October 2018 07:58 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
People seem not to understand that the plastic indicators come as standard on these cars. They are the company's way of helping with national employment.

It is also not generally known that the bulbs and switches are optional extras.

Bulbs are generally on back order and are usually never taken up by the owners as they do not see the need for them.
As has been said the drivers know where they are going and in their minds it is not the business of anyone else.

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pdk42 1st October 2018 08:20 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
Here's a pic of my car. E-M1ii + 40-150.

http://www.famillekaye.com/EM250100_1024.jpg

What's more:

- The indicators work
- My wife is neither blonde nor wears sunglasses 24/7
- The seats are comfortable
- All bulbs work
- I'm not (overly) arrogant :)
- The SatNav works
- I don't always know where I'm going

I've had lots of cars over the years (many company cars) and have driven most brands. This is my fourth BMW. I like them because:

- They are not expensive as a total ownership package. Servicing is very reasonable
- They have great engines - almost the last manufacturer making 6-cyl petrol engines. The last doing straight sixes
- They are rear wheel drive and handle well as a driver's car
- They are reliable (in my experience)
- They are nicely equipped and well screwed together
- There is a good network of dealerships, most of which know what they're doing
- They don't cheat on diesel emissions
- They are not French
- They are not all driven by arrogant sh1ts - that's what they make Audis for ;)

Jim Ford 1st October 2018 08:35 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
But it's blue Paul - Blue! 'Real Men' drive Red cars!

;)

Jim

Greytop 1st October 2018 08:41 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
Here's a pic of mine :D
Pen-F and 12-40
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1960/...d47aaed9_b.jpgTouring by Huw Prosser, on Flickr

I kind of agree with Paul....

except the bit about Audis, my wife drives one of those ;)

pdk42 1st October 2018 08:44 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
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Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 458950)
But it's blue Paul - Blue! 'Real Men' drive Red cars!

;)

Jim

Interestingly, this is a blue that BMW call "Estoril Blue". It's a very tricky colour to represent accurately in photographs. In this case the E-M1ii nailed it perfectly.

pdk42 1st October 2018 08:46 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
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Originally Posted by Greytop (Post 458952)
I kind of agree with Paul....

except the bit about Audis, my wife drives one of those ;)

I admit to having an (old) Audi too *crazy

pdk42 1st October 2018 08:47 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
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Originally Posted by Greytop (Post 458952)
Here's a pic of mine :D
Pen-F and 12-40
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1960/...d47aaed9_b.jpg
Touring by Huw Prosser, on Flickr

I kind of agree with Paul....

except the bit about Audis, my wife drives one of those ;)

Very nice Hew. What's the engine in it?

Greytop 1st October 2018 08:56 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
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Originally Posted by pdk42 (Post 458955)
Very nice Hew. What's the engine in it?

Nothing special Paul it's a 320d, very economical as I tend to do a reasonable amount of miles. I've recently dumped the company car in favour of a car allowance and this made the most sense, though I was slightly tempted to go for a 330d :)

Looks like your's is a petrol?

pdk42 1st October 2018 09:08 PM

Re: BMW drivers won't like this - or maybe they won't care!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greytop (Post 458957)
Nothing special Paul it's a 320d, very economical as I tend to do a reasonable amount of miles. I've recently dumped the company car in favour of a car allowance and this made the most sense, though I was slightly tempted to go for a 330d :)

Looks like your's is a petrol?

Yeah - it's the 335i. Not hugely economical but it's just such a nice sound! My annual mileage isn't too high these days so I'm OK with it.


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