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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-27-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,722
Posted By Colin
Got my F31 yesterday - 320d xDrive Sport line,...

Got my F31 yesterday - 320d xDrive Sport line, Orion Silver/Coral Red with panoramic sunroof, HUD, heated front seats, M sport wheel. had to wait three months for it as it was a custom build. As...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 07-27-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,222
Posted By Colin
F31 Orion Silver

It's finally here! My new ride, which I waited three months for as it was a build from scratch unit and BMW did no favours by posting a STOP SALE order just prior to delivery owing to something to...
Forum: General BMW 04-13-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,455
Posted By Colin
Cashmere is more beige while Orion has a slightly...

Cashmere is more beige while Orion has a slightly gold tinge to it. Both are great at hiding dust/dirt but may be termed Old Man Beige by many. I drive a Cashmere Silver and shrug such comments off.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-13-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,222
Posted By Colin
Just ordered a 320d Sport Line Touring in this...

Just ordered a 320d Sport Line Touring in this hue with Coral Red interior. It's a build to order - apparently this shade is not too popular in NZ - so it'll be three months away. Will upload...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,799
Posted By Colin
Sorry, but are you referring to the exterior...

Sorry, but are you referring to the exterior waistline mouldings at the base of the windows? I've never seen any 1 series with bright/sating finish on these.

From what I gather, the more rigid...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 09-12-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,799
Posted By Colin
You are soooo right. Just why BMW persists in...

You are soooo right. Just why BMW persists in using the same type of door seal material now for over a decade when they are fully aware of the undesirable characteristics it has is beyond the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-26-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,232
Posted By Colin
The BMWs made in China, Malaysia and Indonsesia...

The BMWs made in China, Malaysia and Indonsesia are meant for local consumption only. Like M-B, BMW assembles cars in countries which have high import taxes.

However, the E46 4dr (except the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-24-2006, 12:07 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,232
Posted By Colin
Hear, hear! This is the exact argument against...

Hear, hear! This is the exact argument against the E90! It is supposed to be a massive step forward and it is in terms of chassis balance and overall dynamics, but it is not as involving as the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,232
Posted By Colin
Unfortunately, the new fangled direction...

Unfortunately, the new fangled direction indicators are a growing trend amongst car makers who strive to offer the latest wizzardry or at least match what their rivals are doing.

However,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 08-23-2006, 02:29 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 19,232
Posted By Colin
I agree with the thread starter's comments...

I agree with the thread starter's comments regarding the ergonomic flaws and obvious cheapening the E90 3er so openly displays, and have also never been a fan of i-Drive from the start.

BMW could...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-06-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Colin
Hi again, Forgot to mention that the ride of...

Hi again,

Forgot to mention that the ride of any 1er is much harsher and less resilient than you will find on an E90 3er, thanks to the run flats.

The E90 also runs these tyres, but apparently,...
Forum: E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013) 08-06-2006, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,804
Posted By Colin
Be careful of the quality - the E87/1 series has...

Be careful of the quality - the E87/1 series has many evident signs of cost cutting.

Like you, I rarely have passengers in the car and seldom travel fully loaded, so thought that a 1er would be...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-22-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,529
Posted By Colin
To dencoop, I can understand why you like...

To dencoop,

I can understand why you like the E90 having not owned any BMWs before, but to accuse everyone who dislikes the E90 stating that they have not spent enough seat time in one is totally...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 07-19-2006, 11:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,529
Posted By Colin
Kia ora from New Zealand to all! I've had...

Kia ora from New Zealand to all!

I've had various models of 3 series from the E30 to the E46 and there is no way I will change to the E90 generation.

Ugly outside and boring inside, it is not a...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-10-2006, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,098
Posted By Colin
Hi, I had the opportunity to own two E46s...

Hi,

I had the opportunity to own two E46s from new and now have a pre-loved one too.

My first E46 was a 320i Auto, which was somewhat short on torque and had a terribly loud fan that went off...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2006, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Colin
Roveractive

Go to www.ebay.com, under the Communities tab, type roveractive and that should bring up the trader's items.

If you don't see what you need, use the Ask The Seller A Question assist.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-07-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By Colin
Interior Trim Parts

Try roveractive on eBay.

I recently bought the entire M black cube interior trim pack from him and am pleased.

He's fast, can do RHD parts if needed and has reasonable prices.

Hope the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-05-2006, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,250
Posted By Colin
Smile Hi again, When I wrote the opinion that the...

Hi again,

When I wrote the opinion that the E90 3 feels limp and flaccid in tight, urban situations, I meant around car parks and tight traffic spots. The added girth and somehow, the design and...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-02-2006, 02:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 17,250
Posted By Colin
E90 vs E46

Hi, all,

It's been some time since I last posted, but the ongoing E90 better/worse than E46 debate really captures my fancy.

Like all cars, there are things to like and dislike in both the E90...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 439
Posted By Colin
Remote Tailgate Release

Hi, all,

I've posted this within my previous thread about programming for remote lock/unlock but have not received any advice as it has probably been overlooked within the text.

My dealer tells...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-06-2006, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Colin
Hi, Jonesy, Many thanks for the thread. ...

Hi, Jonesy,

Many thanks for the thread.

I never realised that the passenger door mirror could be arranged to tilt when reverse is selected.

My dealer ought to be shot!
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2006, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,612
Posted By Colin
Hi, Andy, Roveractive is great - he promised...

Hi, Andy,

Roveractive is great - he promised to do a RHD kit at the same cost as a LHD one. Problem solved. :)

Thanks for your advice.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2006, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By Colin
Need Advice On Remote Locking

Hi, all,

My '02 330d T is currently on a single click to open all the doors routine on its bull's eye keys.

Despite two visits to the dealer thus far, they seem unable to re-do it to unlock...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-05-2006, 12:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,183
Posted By Colin
Will miss out the E90 and E92 until and unless...

Will miss out the E90 and E92 until and unless BMW gets their act together as another post stated.

No temp gauge, no dipstick, non-visible brake fluid reservoir, plank like dash, i-Drive for sat...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 05-02-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,836
Posted By Colin
E90 Coupe Looks

The E90 Coupe looks a more harmonious design than the E90 sedan/saloon. Its proportions are better thought out and do not offend my eyes as much as the 4dr does.

However, that said, it seems to...
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