Hi all, just bought a 2003(facelift) 320d sport. I bought a new house further from work so have to finally give up my astra VXR, waited 9 months for it to arrive when first released and picked up one of the first in the uk, that was 5 yrs ago! Shocked how time flies..
I bought it for the nurburing and managed 2 trips, the first included a trip acorss the swiss alps, down the italian alps, monte carlo, san tropez then up to normandy before heading back to Aberdeen. Second trip managed 4 laps on the ring with a best time of 9:38 btg which i though was not too bad. Had it remap'd to 285bhp 320 lbs/ft at 1 yr old and have enjoyed the car very much, its had the OCD treatment from me since new but due to 27mpg average, £245 rd tax and 10k per £400 set of front tyres its time to let it go.
Anyway good bye vauxhall and hello BMW world, the test drive impressed me way more than expected regardin the handling on wet/icy roundabouts so i thought lets just do a deal, im picking it up tonight after work and currently feeling like im 8 on xmas eve lol
Its a 4 door met grey facelift model with 102k on the clocks, swirl flaps have to go from what im reading then i may entertain a remap to get a little closer to the VXR performance although it will NEVER reach its levels.
Not bad start to the year, new house and car and its only the 25th day!