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Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 12-12-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,008
Posted By TJG
I have Montego blue with black - after 5 years...

I have Montego blue with black - after 5 years and 51k miles the seats are pretty much good as new. Maybe not the most aesthetically pleasing choice but definately practical & hardwearing.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,311
Posted By TJG
I tend to drive my E92 sitting more upright than...

I tend to drive my E92 sitting more upright than I usually would and closer to the steering wheel, so that my wrists touch the top of the steering wheel when my arms are outstretched.

Might be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By TJG
A no brainer - take the BMW, it's German. The...

A no brainer - take the BMW, it's German. The Mini is a UK product and will inevitably breakdown on the way home :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,565
Posted By TJG
Funny, but I can't get past the fact that the F30...

Funny, but I can't get past the fact that the F30 is a 4 cylinder :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-17-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,593
Posted By TJG
Do you have paddle shifters?? or use the gear...

Do you have paddle shifters?? or use the gear shift to change gear manually when the autobox is in DS mode??

I think I'd compromise rather than sell and take such a massive hit :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By TJG
I think it's to the nearest thousand miles so at...

I think it's to the nearest thousand miles so at some point it'll display 12,000.

It also knows when your MOT is due, so the date being displayed may be your next MOT date - if that's before the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-29-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By TJG
Seems like a lot to me too - lots of visits to...

Seems like a lot to me too - lots of visits to the dealer plus an accident and the seller letting it go for a great price. I'd be a bit cautious.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-28-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,206
Posted By TJG
I think 27k out of a set of tyres is reasonable -...

I think 27k out of a set of tyres is reasonable - I only managed to get around 18k out of my Bridgestones and had the same problem with premature wear on the front outside shoulders. I'm running...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By TJG
I'd be tempted to pass on this one. Those...

I'd be tempted to pass on this one.

Those re-occurring exhaust manifold issues around 24,000 and 32,000 km - that was a significant couple of repair bills for sure.

It doesn't appear to have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-19-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,914
Posted By TJG
I've been watching some reviews of the new 328i...

I've been watching some reviews of the new 328i F30 on youtube recently, including this one below.

That 4 cylinder 2.0 litre turbo unit sounds rough on startup - seems to go well enough though.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,838
Posted By TJG
The F30 has been well received here by the press...

The F30 has been well received here by the press - and the looks are growing on me I have to admit.

The numbers for the 330d M sport are pretty remarkable IMO; 0-62 in 5.6 seconds, hp 258, torque...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-15-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By TJG
Highline maybe?? Enhanced equipment levels -...

Highline maybe??

Enhanced equipment levels - here's a link http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/about/news/0,,1156__181251924_,00.html
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-16-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,545
Posted By TJG
Common practice here for insurance companies to...

Common practice here for insurance companies to hike premiums for modified cars. I guess they figure that modifications make your car faster/more desirable therefore more likely to be stolen or...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-27-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,403
Posted By TJG
+1 but my guess is that 99.99% of people won't...

+1 but my guess is that 99.99% of people won't get it :dunno:

Maybe a bit too subtle or is that the aim??
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-10-2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,052
Posted By TJG
My guess is that if you've owned Toyotas for most...

My guess is that if you've owned Toyotas for most of your adult life, then BMW's reliability may come as a bit of a disapointment to you. It's only middling at best so buy wisely & budget for some...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-09-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By TJG
I'm currently running with a set of 17" non...

I'm currently running with a set of 17" non staggered wheels - good all rounders but they look slightly too small me thinks, a bit lost in the wheel arches. My 18" set look better but are staggered...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-14-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,078
Posted By TJG
I had the same problem with a set of Bridgestone...

I had the same problem with a set of Bridgestone RFTs last year - barely got 15k out of the fronts. I replaced them with a set of Pirelli's and so far they're wearing evenly across the whole width of...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-13-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
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Views: 317
Posted By TJG
The E9x code represents the body style (e.g....

The E9x code represents the body style (e.g. E90=Saloon, E91=Touring, E92=Coupe & E93=Convertible) for the 5th generation BMW 3 series.

I think W reg is March-August 2000 so I'm guessing you have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-27-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By TJG
My guess is better security & noise suppression...

My guess is better security & noise suppression (when up) :dunno:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,856
Posted By TJG
Initially I found the paddle shifters to be...

Initially I found the paddle shifters to be counter intuative but I persevered with them. Now I find them really useful and use them a lot especially for hills/inclines. Going downhill I feel more in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-23-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,209
Posted By TJG
OK so don't get me started on fuel prices - I'm...

OK so don't get me started on fuel prices - I'm currently paying the equivalent of $8.31 per gallon for ordinary diesel and $9.14 for premium :(
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-20-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By TJG
Trade with the dealer would be my last option -...

Trade with the dealer would be my last option - it's convenient but in my experience the trade in price offered by the dealer has generally been disappointing. As to which convertible to buy, that's...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By TJG
As from 2001 in the UK, you can determine the...

As from 2001 in the UK, you can determine the year of first registration from the car's number plate displayed front & rear of the vehicle.

So a "56" plate for example could be "YK56TJG".

The...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-12-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 468
Posted By TJG
Try here Mark if you haven't already...

Try here Mark if you haven't already http://www.bmwland.co.uk/
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 02-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,321
Posted By TJG
I run mine slightly over inflated but the best...

I run mine slightly over inflated but the best advice my SA gave me was too swap the OEM Bridgestones for something else. He reckoned that wear on the inner edge of the rears & outer edge of the...
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