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  1. BMW newbie - Aberdeenshire 
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    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!

    Mr Mike
     
     

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    Welcome mate... you will like it here Can you get some pics up here later tonight of the new car?
     
     

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    Hello and Welcome mr mike
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark E46 View Post
    Can you get some pics up here later tonight of the new car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark E46 View Post
    Welcome mate... you will like it here Can you get some pics up here later tonight of the new car?
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    Hello and Welcome mr mike
    +1
    Going to be dark when i pick it up but i booked tomorrow off as a holiday. I spend my spare time detailing cars (machine polishing) and photography so hopeful I will get some nice shots of it freshly detailed, saying that moving house in 3 wks so maybe take a bit of time before it gets a proper job lol

    I will however get some quick shots up tomorrow.

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    Welcome - we have a growing number of Forum guys round your way! Whereabouts are you? I lived in Findon/worked at Tullos for 10 years between 1989 and 1998. Loved it there......except the bloody wind!

    I currently work in Tullos but im moving from Stonehaven to Laurencekirk hence my new cheap to run purchase.
     
     

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    Welcome aboard Mr Mike,

    You'll love it here !!!

    congrats on the new purchase.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emaps Scotland View Post
    Welcome aboard Mr Mike,

    You'll love it here !!!

    congrats on the new purchase.
    Cheers, looking forward to the world of BMW. Guessing i will be in touch before summer if the car is as good as first impressions.
     
     

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    No problems there Mike.

    We offer a mobile service covering the whole of the country.

    Look forward to hearing from you when you're ready to go.
    In the meantime get some pics up & enjoy.
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum Mike
     
     

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    Fit like mate and welcome to the best forum of them all

    Good to see another North Easter on board, hope you like the forum as much as i do.

    Got to say it mate, CMON THE DONS!
     
     

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