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    Hello everyone obviously new to the forum and as the title says I haven't yet bought my car yet but in the next few weeks I will b gettin one.

    Firstly a bit about me, my name is joe and am 23 from Liverpool. Previous cars are 1.6 astra hatch, 1.8 astra coupe and currently a Lexus is200. I have been a member of both astra online forums and Lexus owners club forums too.

    My next car will be a BMW 320 e92 m sport. I am currently swaying towards a 320d because of the low tax and good fuel economy. Not to mention the remapping option to get it to 200bhp!

    Advice welcome on which to pick 320i or 320d and any known Problems with either.

    Thanks Joe
     
     

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  3. Re: New member. Not yet bought my car. Opinions welcome 
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    Welcome to the forum! There are plenty of smart people here who will no doubt give you some good advice.

    Mine is: consider a 330d. Insurance and tax difference is negligible when you put your foot down and it presses you into the leather.

    I was quoted 80 a year less for a 320d, was in total about 100 quid a year more than a basic 320d to insure my 240bhp 330d sport.

    I can't get enough of that smooth but also hard pull of the straight 6.

    Good luck on your car hunt Buddy!

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    Haha I don't think the insurance for me would be as good as it is for u. I got a quote on a 130 m sport that was 3000. For a 320d it's 1400
     
     

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    Geezus. Whoa.

    OK I see why you're looking at the 320! still an awesome car!

    You've made me appreciate my Max ncb. Thanks

    Not to rub it in, well, maybe a little...
    730 quid a year for mine.
     
     

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    Mapped 320d it is then, or even stretch to a 325d would be well worth it.
     
     

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    I've got a 325d and love it, but I was considering at a 320i as well and if it wasn't for the fact I do 20k a year I'd probably have gone for it, as it does feel more sporty and was considerably cheaper to buy.

    I worked out the cost of ownership over 3 years (outright purchase & fuel/service costs) would have been pretty much exactly the same for the two cars I was weighing up. The fact the diesel will depreciate less was what won it in the end.

    And the shove from the straight six is rather enjoyable !
     
     

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    I work at a Insurance Approved Body shop, So I get to drive a wide range of Make's & Model's or cars.

    IMO BMW make the best diesel car's on the road. The only petrol Engine to consider in the E92 would be the 335I or the current M3. Other than that Diesel all the way! Drive the 320I & 320D back to back and your see what I mean. The petrol engine feels very under powered in a big car like the E92.
     
     

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    hurry and get the BMW which ever one you decide via these guys choosing! definately worth it!
     
     

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    Thanks guys I thought the opinions would b split haha will be in the next few weeks
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyJCG View Post
    Drive the 320I & 320D back to back and your see what I mean. The petrol engine feels very under powered in a big car like the E92.
    This goes to show that the only way to decide is to try for yourself! I drove a 320d and yes of course it's considerably quicker in 'real-world' drivng, but I found it unpleasntly noisy and quite laggy. If you're not interested in outright speed, the 320i is more than capable in my opinion.
     
     

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