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  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 20:11:22 8,074 posts
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    Any people who have had a BMW strongly suggest I don't buy one? Why?

    Likewise the other way around and any views on Audi a4 v BMW 3 series? Unfortunately it has to be Audi or BMW (or VW but I don't like any of their cars apart from Golfs)

    You can write both are c*^ts' cars all you like, but it won't be amusing
  • Trafford 2 Oct 2012 20:14:44 5,807 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    Unfortunately it has to be Audi or BMW (
    Why's that then?
  • skuzzbag 2 Oct 2012 20:15:26 5,648 posts
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    Indicators fail quite quickly, the mirrors only show the face of the driver not the road.

    Edited by skuzzbag at 20:15:52 02-10-2012
  • Trafford 2 Oct 2012 20:16:50 5,807 posts
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    That's a quality response Skuzzbag.
  • Fake_Blood 2 Oct 2012 20:19:26 4,221 posts
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    vw scirocco?
    Also check out the BMW 1series and mercedes A class.
  • Bremenacht 2 Oct 2012 20:19:55 18,459 posts
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    One good reason not to get a BMW at the moment is the issue with keycard fraud. Can't really knock either brand.
  • shamblemonkee 2 Oct 2012 20:23:36 14,435 posts
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    RS4 mmmm



    Edited by shamblemonkee at 20:25:09 02-10-2012
  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 20:30:07 8,074 posts
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    @Trafford it's through the mrs' contract thing at work and basically only German cars. I've had an Audi before and have a golf now so want something new and need something bigger. Have read a few things about the cabins not being as good as VW group actually
  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 20:31:05 8,074 posts
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    @shamblemonkee yes I've wanted one of those ever since I saw that episode for the first time. I've only seen one in real life and the engine sounded so damn violent
  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 20:33:18 8,074 posts
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    Not heard of the key card thing, is it a big issue?
  • Bremenacht 2 Oct 2012 20:38:11 18,459 posts
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    superdelphinus wrote:
    Not heard of the key card thing, is it a big issue?
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19562487
  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 20:46:43 8,074 posts
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    Cheers, loved BMW's response! It will be a new car so if they are to be believed it shouldn't affect it.

    Did think about 1 series but isn't that the same size as a golf? Need something a bit bigger now
  • Psychotext 2 Oct 2012 20:50:36 54,308 posts
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    You really can't go wrong with either as long as you don't get too small an engine.
  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 20:56:40 8,074 posts
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    Probably either the efficient dynamics one or 3.0 active hybrid I think. Limited by co2 emissions unfortunately (fortunately)
  • Bremenacht 2 Oct 2012 21:13:18 18,459 posts
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    Oh I suppose the RWD vs FWD thing is a consideration. Or even 4x4.

    I've not driven a modern BMW, but driving on snow & ice in a RWD can be a bugger. (This'll start an argument :))
  • Ginger 2 Oct 2012 21:20:11 6,850 posts
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    Fake_Blood wrote:
    vw scirocco?
    Also check out the BMW 1series and mercedes A class.
    I had a 1 series as a company car for a bit. Bloody lovely car, no problems at all. Probably a bit small for me now with a kid though

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  • Stickman 2 Oct 2012 21:29:03 29,666 posts
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    I had an A4 and it was bloody lovely. Can't really knock it at all.

    THIS SPACE FOR RENT

  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 21:31:30 8,074 posts
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    yeah if it was just for me i'd probably go for a 1 series - I really like the new ones. We already have an a1 as a small car and need something bigger now as well (I have a 5 year old). a4s and bmw 3 seems to be the sweet spot in terms of price and size. It is actually fairly depressing being at the stage of life where you start buying german family cars :(

    I completely forgot about sciroccos but I don't think that'd fly with the mrs!
  • superdelphinus 2 Oct 2012 21:32:18 8,074 posts
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    yeah I had an a3, lovely car. prefer the golf overall though funnily enough
  • Psychotext 2 Oct 2012 21:32:50 54,308 posts
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    Oh, and obviously the smart answer is test driving them.
  • shamblemonkee 2 Oct 2012 22:27:21 14,435 posts
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    Think i'd go for an A4 super, with small persons and stuff 4 doors and that
  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 13:10:25 8,074 posts
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    UPDATE!

    got a 3-series ED demo car for this weekend :) it's like a flipping rocket compared to the golf. strangely seems about the same size inside though :/
  • RobTheBuilder 19 Oct 2012 13:11:19 6,521 posts
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    Trafford wrote:
    That's a quality response Skuzzbag.
    Agreed, top notch
  • JuanKerr 19 Oct 2012 13:15:14 36,280 posts
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    Both are cunts cars.
  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 13:15:41 8,074 posts
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    i had a quick spin this morning and, yes, i was behaving even more cunty than usual. i did genuinely have pangs of guilt a couple of times too by aggressively overtaking people before the lane filtered :)
  • thedaveeyres 19 Oct 2012 13:21:53 11,140 posts
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    I love my BMW.

    I am a massive, massive cunt though, to be fair.

    D****** ******r

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  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 13:22:52 8,074 posts
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    was that affliction pre-existing
  • Tricky 19 Oct 2012 13:23:29 4,411 posts
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    Don't ignore what Bremenacht said though - BMW's ridiculously poor handling in icy conditions is a known factor. This is mostly anecdotal (although a google search will back this up) but everyone I know who has had one has admitted that they are pretty poor on icy roads.

    Obviously that would depend on where you live in the UK and whether you have to negotiate any slopes/hills etc. but it's worth doing some investigation on that before you plump for the Beemer. Unless it has 4WD of course (BMW only introduced 4WD on the 3 series in the UK this year, apparently).
  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 13:27:54 8,074 posts
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    I actually don't know if it is 4wd, i know it has a fancy braking system. A quick look on their website doesn't seem to help either. It is a 12 plate though.

    COuple of things I'm not to keen on so far are that the steering seems quite light (but much more feeling that VAG cars), and also the interior isn't as plush as VAG cars either - bit too much hard plastic
  • superdelphinus 19 Oct 2012 13:30:04 8,074 posts
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    via google heh

    Bmw 3 series auto driving on icy roads? - Yahoo! UK & Ireland Answers
    2 answers - 6 Jan 2010
    Question: how do you drive a bmw rear wheel drive on icy roads
    Top answer: Carefully

    Edited by superdelphinus at 13:30:40 19-10-2012
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