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Forum: D2 - Transmission 23rd May 2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By sarg
440i is RWD only in UK market, until the launch...

440i is RWD only in UK market, until the launch of the new upcoming model anyway.

4-series xDrive in UK is available as 420i, 420d, 430d, 435d only, none of the straight 6 petrol engined 3 and 4s...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd May 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By sarg
As a driver of high powered rear drive cars, I...

As a driver of high powered rear drive cars, I can say with experience that this depends more on your tyres than anything else, which is why I now try to have two sets of wheels for each car, one set...
Forum: Other marques 20th May 2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 75,483
Posted By sarg
Very nice Mark, had thought of going down this...

Very nice Mark, had thought of going down this route myself until the double whammy of IR35 and CV19
Forum: Other marques 15th May 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By sarg
definitely no 323 in E9x form, we had 320i (2l...

definitely no 323 in E9x form, we had 320i (2l inline 4), 325i (3l inline 6), 330i and 335i

Absolutely 100% should look for one with the straight 6 engine, very smooth and sounds sweet. May find...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th May 2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By sarg
These are interesting, first one looks a better...

These are interesting, first one looks a better buy to me (not the most important factor, but spec is good), provenance and condition look good and price seems not far off reasonable
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th May 2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By sarg
As noted, spec is not important, FE is not...

As noted, spec is not important, FE is not important

History, condition and provenance are

And not being £15,995 :D

I don't mind paying for the right car, but that's almost double what it's...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 15th May 2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By sarg
Wanted: low mileage D2/D3 S8

Evening all

I am possibly in the market for an S8, either D2 or D3 variant (maybe both :D)

Must be low mileage, sub-60/70k.

Condition, history and provenance more important than spec
...
Forum: Daily banter 3rd April 2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,260
Posted By sarg
There is absolutely no evidence that having...

There is absolutely no evidence that having alrady had it makes you immune.

It's highly unlikely, given that there are different strains etc.

Does getting the flu make you immune to getting the...
Forum: Owners Meets 25th March 2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,622
Posted By sarg
Anely and I are still planning to come, dates...

Anely and I are still planning to come, dates dependent.

We hadn't booked the hotel yet as we half expected this to happen.

So, if anyone has trouble getting room cancelled without losing...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 22nd March 2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By sarg
My 4.2 had its first gearbox rebuild at circa...

My 4.2 had its first gearbox rebuild at circa 70k, that one went at circa 115k when the car was scrapped
Forum: Daily banter 28th February 2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By sarg
That is super super cheap +++

That is super super cheap +++
Forum: Daily banter 10th February 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By sarg
Do you mean the pop man? ...

Do you mean the pop man?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB19CWcWIAAu-zG.jpg
Forum: Daily banter 9th February 2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By sarg
and apparently had no cash leftover to pay for...

and apparently had no cash leftover to pay for servicing.... :tuttut:
Forum: Daily banter 28th January 2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By sarg
Iíd have walked away at ĎBeigeí anyway 😃

Iíd have walked away at ĎBeigeí anyway 😃
Forum: Owners Meets 24th January 2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,628
Posted By sarg
Deal, Anely & I will be there, but once there...

Deal, Anely & I will be there, but once there weíll jump in with Ray

Ray, will message you directly
Forum: Other marques 24th January 2020, 06:49 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 75,483
Posted By sarg
The 0% BIK ha not yet been confirmed, I am...

The 0% BIK ha not yet been confirmed, I am holding out to (a) see if this actually happens and (b) get my current contract renewed as it runs out in 2 month, then maybe....

Not buying anything...
Forum: Daily banter 24th January 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By sarg
Used warranty is definitely from date of...

Used warranty is definitely from date of purchase, not tacked on to the end of the manufacturer warranty, it's one or the other, not both consecutively.

I think I'd prefer 9 months manufacturer,...
Forum: Owners Meets 23rd January 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,628
Posted By sarg
Yes - we're leaving our car at the hotel and...

Yes - we're leaving our car at the hotel and getting you to chauffeur us :)
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,628
Posted By sarg
Iíll bring a tow rope Ian :cool::ROFL:

Iíll bring a tow rope Ian :cool::ROFL:
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,628
Posted By sarg
Can BMWs come to this one? Asking for a friend 🤪

Can BMWs come to this one? Asking for a friend 🤪
Forum: Owners Meets 21st January 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,628
Posted By sarg
I drove through the Scottish Borders yesterday en...

I drove through the Scottish Borders yesterday en route to Edinburgh (moving on to Dumfries today), whilst earning some beer tokens.

The A696/A68 from Newcastle to Jedburgh was a fabulous road,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 11th January 2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,611
Posted By sarg
This one by looks of things ...

This one by looks of things

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202001085928599
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 2nd January 2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,472
Posted By sarg
Personally I think that's a bit high, considering...

Personally I think that's a bit high, considering this later car with half the miles and even better spec, being retailed with the protection a retailer offers
...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st January 2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,472
Posted By sarg
How much do you think?

How much do you think?
Forum: Daily banter 28th December 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,302
Posted By sarg
Wonderful happy news Ray +++

Wonderful happy news Ray +++
Forum: Daily banter 2nd December 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By sarg
I've stayed in the Hampton by Hilton in Stockton...

I've stayed in the Hampton by Hilton in Stockton on Tees a couple of times, decent place, quite new, earns loyalty points, plenty of car parking if required.

Food isn't to great, but plenty of...
Forum: D2 - Transmission 30th November 2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,910
Posted By sarg
My tester used to drive my D2 down the lane to...

My tester used to drive my D2 down the lane to test the brakes as they couldnít do 4wd on the machine
Forum: Alternative Fuels 30th November 2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,078
Posted By sarg
There is a Model S on auto trader that states, I...

There is a Model S on auto trader that states, I kid you not, will never need replacement brakes due to regenerative braking....
...
Forum: Daily banter 22nd November 2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,487
Posted By sarg
Nice +++ I also have one of these on my...

Nice +++

I also have one of these on my shortlist for the bigger garage we're moving too soon
Forum: Owners Meets 5th November 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,494
Posted By sarg
Hapy Birthday Ray :cheers:

Hapy Birthday Ray :cheers:
Forum: Owners Meets 1st November 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,494
Posted By sarg
We're not going to make it, it'll be the first...

We're not going to make it, it'll be the first weekend for a while we can just kick back and relax, so going to make the most of it, sorry
Forum: Alternative Fuels 29th October 2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,078
Posted By sarg
Does anyone lke it??

Does anyone lke it??
Forum: Alternative Fuels 28th October 2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,078
Posted By sarg
Iím holding off to see how the IR35 changes...

Iím holding off to see how the IR35 changes affect me, should know by Xmas
Forum: Alternative Fuels 26th October 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,078
Posted By sarg
Thanks for the info, the huge reduction in BIK...

Thanks for the info, the huge reduction in BIK tax could be the game changer
Forum: Alternative Fuels 22nd October 2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,078
Posted By sarg
Ian, what are the tax advantages - maybe I should...

Ian, what are the tax advantages - maybe I should change my accountant, but when I asked her, she was clueless!

I run my cars as private cars and pay myself a mileage allowance, rather than as a...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th September 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,175
Posted By sarg
Subscribed to thread, I could be interested but...

Subscribed to thread, I could be interested but not immediately as weíre moving home and I canít do anything until after that
Forum: Daily banter 2nd August 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By sarg
:tuttut:

:tuttut:
Forum: D4 - Interior Electrics 26th July 2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,324
Posted By sarg
Donít those options need the appropriate...

Donít those options need the appropriate hardware, surely not just a case of coding?
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th July 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By sarg
The one in your link has been for sale since at...

The one in your link has been for sale since at least 8th June and will still be for sale for months at that price!

The same website recommends a private sale price of yours at £11,610 in 'good'...
Forum: D3 - Wheels and Tyres 8th July 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,811
Posted By sarg
Michelin every time where available. Unlike...

Michelin every time where available.

Unlike others, I wouldn't touch part worns, not for the only small patch of rubber between you and the road.

I'd also be put off by budget tyres if I was...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 8th July 2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,703
Posted By sarg
DAB can be patchy all over. I travel by car...

DAB can be patchy all over.

I travel by car across the country for work (in a BMW) and have the same issues from time to time.

I'd say the worst spot is the M6 through the Lake District
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 1st July 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,704
Posted By sarg
Sorry :D

Sorry :D
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Audi / VW car items 30th June 2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By sarg
you seem to have changed cars as well as wheels??

you seem to have changed cars as well as wheels??
Forum: D2 - Everything else 30th June 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,679
Posted By sarg
The interiors are at least equal to the germans...

The interiors are at least equal to the germans IMHO, and the Bower & Wilkins is very nice too
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 29th June 2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,704
Posted By sarg
The Merc is all about the engine, am sure you...

The Merc is all about the engine, am sure you have the sense and nous to spot a bad 'un

I might be looking for a LOW (sub-50k) mileage D3 S8 in the next 12 months, need to move house first and...
Forum: D2 - Everything else 29th June 2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,679
Posted By sarg
I am going to be looking very closely at Volvos...

I am going to be looking very closely at Volvos next time around, they are coming out with some lovely looking cars at the moment, usually well specified and are not known for reliability problems...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 28th June 2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,704
Posted By sarg
not an Audi, but... ...

not an Audi, but...

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201906229296470

definitely ticks the 'interesting' box
Forum: D2 - Wheels and Tyres 10th June 2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,773
Posted By sarg
I agree with Moltuae on Michelin, all I will buy...

I agree with Moltuae on Michelin, all I will buy if available.

I've had PS4s on the M4 for the winter - they came on a spare set of wheels I bought with the intention of putting winters on them,...
Forum: For Sale and Wanted - Cars 31st May 2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,371
Posted By sarg
'eck, more and more coming to the dark side :D

'eck, more and more coming to the dark side :D
Forum: Daily banter 30th May 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By sarg
I got a message, didnít reply yet 😀 Now...

I got a message, didnít reply yet 😀

Now reported it to Facebook and blocked

Thanks for the heads up Ray 👍
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