Just a quick note to say hi and introduce myself to you folks.
Never owned a beemer previously (do I have to call it a bimmer on here btw?!), but a close friend has had many and absolutely loves them.
So the time came when my TD5 disco is getting a bit long in the tooth and needing a lot doing that I figured it's time for a little more refinement/enjoyment, and a few creature comforts etc.
Didn't want something rocket fast as this is the daily family runner, and I have a fairly well tuned up ancient Subaru Legacy for when I want to go fast (when it's on the road that is!), so that ruled out a 335D (a good one would have been a little high on my budget anyway), and while I thought a 330d would be nice I've gone for a 320D. It's 2005 E90 SE, and doesn't even have 31k miles on the clock yet, so was a nice bargain.
Going to miss the lugging space of the Disco and the fact I can hurtle down the lanes without worrying, but can't have everything. The beemer seems to be a lovely motor anyway.
Need a few bits like a tow bar (for occasional tiny box trailer use since I've lost the ability to take garden rubbish to the tip), some sort of easily removable roof rack (for when I need to get a plank of wood from B&Q or whatever), some kind of diagnostic thing for OBD2 and the beemer stuff that comes through it as well, and a chip or remap of some sort.
Not started searching for all that stuff though. Lots of reading up on here to do, to get an idea of what's what.
Forum looks a great place for info anyway so I look forward to getting involved.