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  1. Leasing vs. buying?

    General BMW Discussions
    What do you prefer and why? Looking forward to reading your opinions.
  2. Advice needed for possible 1st bmw ownership

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi, I am new here. I am hopefully going to buying a bmw touring estate in the next week or 2 ( still on my first car which is a Fiat Punto 18 years old and 200,000 miles on it) so my reasons for choosing a bmw are that I know I want an estate ( for my dog) so I had narrowed it down to 3...
  3. so the quietness of this forum means decline of e9x's ownership?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    so UK being very fast market in terms of car's ownership, hence cheapest cars in europe, means that ownership of e9x vehicles are on the decline? because posts here don't get loads of views as I can see... or the owners of these "older" vehicles rather give them to the garages to avoid the...
  4. Used M135i Ownership ?

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Hi, non bmw owner (at present) looking at a the possibility of a used M135i soon but a little scared of the risk of big bills & maintenance so I’m wondering what peoples ownership experiences are like ? Are they pretty reliable or should I be very careful. Will be looking at Manual, early cars...
  5. New Video - M135i 18 month ownership review/update

    BMW 1 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 1 Series
    Good afternoon all! It has been a while since my last video and even longer since my last M135i related one! But i have just added a new video my Channel on Youtube. As always, hope it provides some insight and always looking for feedback, comments, questions etc...
  6. High mileage X3 F25 ownership & transfer case oil change for judder

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Just wanted to put this here as advice for anyone with low speed cornering judder when pulling away. I had read lots about the old X3 and its problems with the transfer case. Lots recommended changing the transfer case oil at circa 80k. I had just purchased a 3L msport 2011 X3 with 110k. I had...
  7. A return to E36 ownership.

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi all. I am now looking to return to BMW ownership, and I am looking for an E36 320i. Obviously I want the best one I can afford so f.s.h, not mega miles or too many owners, as little rust as possible etc if anyone has one or knows of one within reasonable distance of my location...
  8. e46 330ci - 1st year ownership - Plan of action for 1st year of service.

    BMW Garages and Parts Retailers
    Hi guys, Just looking for some friendly advice... I have a 2004 BMW e46 330ci M-Sport 2dr that i've owned since last July. I've only done around 2000 miles in it since i bought it and bought it from a dealer in Hertfordshire. the transaction wasn't particularly smooth. I was told that the car...
  9. New to the Forum and to BMW Ownership

    Hi there, I have just registered with the forum and have recently acquired a Montego Blue E92 320i Highline. Just wanted to say "Hi" to all on here :) J:)
  10. New to the Forum and new to BMW ownership

    Hi All I have recently purchased a 2014 M6 Gran Coupe and I am blown away. I have so many questions, so hopefully there are some knowledgeable people on here. Many thanks John
  11. E92 M3 Competition Package DCT - 1st week ownership review

    General BMW Discussions
    I collected my long awaited BMW M3 last week. I thought it would be a good idea to post a semi comprehensive review on the first week of ownership. The car; E92 M3 Competition package, DCT, mineral white (pictures below) 34700 miles on the clock First and foremost it is important to know that...
  12. one day into new ownership.... ABS, DSC and Handbrak warning light (Amber)

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hey so bought the 325i SE it' is actually really awesome and the mileage seems genuine it is practically mint, engine is butter smooth, pulls well and the gearbox is very smooth too. All in all quite happy however on the 200+ mile trip home, all of the lights in the subject came on, and I am...
  13. Two weeks into new ownership....

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    And I'm actually enjoying this car :yes It has highish miles but appears to be one of the better ones so worth putting some effort into bringing it back to it's former glory. So far: Given it a full oil/filters service New tyres all round Fully tracked Removed the Nokia phone cradle Cleaned...
  14. Quick Hello ... New to site new to BMW ownership

    Evening all .. collected my e30 320 cab yesterday been looking for months found one on EBAY and bought it . Couple of questions where can i find a supplier of E30 keys .. black plastic ( with emblem ) no light .. And do most ' bimmers ' use independent garages or main dealers ok ... its only...
  15. Potential M3 ownership

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    After a little advise Friend has gone and bought an SL55 AMG (his dream car) Anyway he has offered me his 04 plate e46 m3. 96k on the clock, good history and very tidy. Also had new clutch and flywheel last year. (smg) Its the same colour as my 330i , so my hard top will match (its a...
  16. Steve B 320D E90 ownership progress

    No pics as yet but I took delivery of my 2006 Monaco Blue E90 320d SE Thursday evening. It sat in the garage overnight awaiting 12 months tax to go in it along with my updated insurance details. This is my first BMW. I was going to buy a E46 325ti but changed my mind. Looked at a Clio 197 and...
  17. New to the world of BMW ownership!

    Hi there, my name is Jay and I am new to the world of BMW ownership, having just purchased a BMW 323I i figured I would sign up to pick the brains of veteran BMW owners. I really like my BMW 3231, however the lack of integrated satnav needs to be rectified if possible? If someone would kindly...
  18. 07 e90 330d review after 1 week ownership

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Well iv owned 330d for a week now and i love it it has 96 k miles cream leather interior 2 owners from new the only thing that bugged me was my auto lights they never seamed to go off even in broad daylight so i googled it to find lots off people had this problem showing pics of glorius sunshine...
  19. My 1st 48hrs of ownership and a bizarre question

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi all, Just picked up on Saturday my new car, a 2012 520d tourer. Really been enjoying the BMW experience for the 1st time. My most bizarre question I have ever asked in a forum, I have noticed my left knee rubs up against the side of the centre console as it is a slush box so I just rest...
  20. New to BMW car ownership

    Hello Peeps. I'm new to BMW car ownership, but I do own and have owned BMW motorcycles. I have recently acquired a six month old 64 plate 320d M Sport in Estoril blue, with just under 6k mls on the clock. I have enjoyed driving various BMW cars over the last ten years (I work part time for a car...