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      09-06-2012, 03:53 PM   #23
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Are the F30s we get in the UK made in South Africa?
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      09-06-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
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Once the mgt cars hit the market, they will provide high spec, low cost AUC cars. But iirc you are probably after panoraminc roof which isn't usually ticked...
You are not going to believe this, but just today I have bought an ex BMW HQ F11 535i M-sport touring with "panoramic sunroof" (amongst many other options, SAT, Adaptive Drive, HUD, all the cameras, etc., etc.), less than 6k miles with over 40% off of list price.

That sorts me out, so no F30 after all.

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      09-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #25
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      09-06-2012, 05:06 PM   #26
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You are not going to believe this, but just today I have bought an ex BMW HQ F11 535i M-sport touring with "panoramic sunroof" (amongst many other options, SAT, Adaptive Drive, HUD, all the cameras, etc., etc.), less than 6k miles with over 40% off of list price.

That sorts me out, so no F30 after all.

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Whatever floats your BOAT!!!!!! ("Boat" - did you get it?! )

Sorry I couldnt resist that. Sounds like a great motor and will be fab.
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      09-07-2012, 12:39 AM   #27
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Are the F30s we get in the UK made in South Africa?
Mine was German made so I would think UK F30s all come from Germany.
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      09-07-2012, 12:44 AM   #28
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You are not going to believe this, but just today I have bought an ex BMW HQ F11 535i M-sport touring with "panoramic sunroof" (amongst many other options, SAT, Adaptive Drive, HUD, all the cameras, etc., etc.), less than 6k miles with over 40% off of list price.

That sorts me out, so no F30 after all.

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although with a long spec list like that you'd be crazy not to.

I would have liked the panoramic roof, had one on the previous car and loved the extra light. Maybe next time
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      09-07-2012, 01:44 AM   #29
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one thing I did not like was the manual parking brake.
It looks old fashioned and the transmission tunnel of the 5 is much better without having one.


I respect that but totally disagree. There is so much technology in the car it almost seems like a space ship. The manual parking brake is something old and familiar. It feels good in my hand and makes a cool "zip" noise when I pull it up, just like my first car did 34 years ago. It's an intuitive thing. The e brake is not a place for a button, at least not in a 3 series. Maybe in a RR or 7... YMMV
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      09-07-2012, 03:05 AM   #30
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Whatever floats your BOAT!!!!!! ("Boat" - did you get it?! )

Sorry I couldnt resist that. Sounds like a great motor and will be fab.
OK it is a boat, but Adaptive Drive shrinks the car around you. When I first tried AD in the F10, it was the control of the active roll bars which blew me away. Adaptive damping as in the 3-series is only part way to full body control. Plus the F11 has self levelling rear suspension which works far better than 3-series touring suspension.

What finally convinced me was a 330d M-sport to the same sort of specification is a 47k motor. Far too much IMO. I've got far more car for less money without having to wait, probably at least another year to find a decent AUC 3-series, if ever the specifcation is matched. I've been watching F11 models for over a year to find this one, with the kind of spec' I was after, and at a sensible price and mileage.

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      09-07-2012, 03:10 AM   #31
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You are not going to believe this, but just today I have bought an ex BMW HQ F11 535i M-sport touring with "panoramic sunroof" (amongst many other options, SAT, Adaptive Drive, HUD, all the cameras, etc., etc.), less than 6k miles with over 40% off of list price.

That sorts me out, so no F30 after all.

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Brill Pete, sounds a fab spec and simialr discount to the E90 i have now sold.

going make an awesome noise as well (with the window down of course)

That's my other niggle, i did really want a petrol this time around, but the 330d deal was just too good.
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      09-07-2012, 12:29 PM   #32
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OK it is a boat, but Adaptive Drive shrinks the car around you. When I first tried AD in the F10, it was the control of the active roll bars which blew me away. Adaptive damping as in the 3-series is only part way to full body control. Plus the F11 has self levelling rear suspension which works far better than 3-series touring suspension.

What finally convinced me was a 330d M-sport to the same sort of specification is a 47k motor. Far too much IMO. I've got far more car for less money without having to wait, probably at least another year to find a decent AUC 3-series, if ever the specifcation is matched. I've been watching F11 models for over a year to find this one, with the kind of spec' I was after, and at a sensible price and mileage.

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Genuine congratulations on your large acquisition.
More of a barge than a boat!
Mind you, the F30 is nearly there size-wise. Saw the two of them side-by-side today in a London jam, and they looked very similar and oh so very boring!
Just can't understand why I bought an F30. Oh yes, I got it bloody cheap - NEW.
If only the Golf Mk7 GTI was available sooner. Now that the Mk7 Golf is out, my poor Mk6 GTI will soon be worth next to nothing.
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      09-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #33
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You are not going to believe this, but just today I have bought an ex BMW HQ F11 535i M-sport touring with "panoramic sunroof" (amongst many other options, SAT, Adaptive Drive, HUD, all the cameras, etc., etc.), less than 6k miles with over 40% off of list price.

That sorts me out, so no F30 after all.

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Looks like you got the deal of the decade there! Enjoy.
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      09-09-2012, 02:24 PM   #34
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