Hi Guys, I'm 19 and have previously been insured as a secondary driver on my mums VW Polo 1litre. I'm wanting to get my own BMW (Preferbly 320D) but am not wanting to pay the £7000 insurance quote! I know i can go as a second driver, and put my mum as the main, however this cost will never then reduce, and it also means I'll get no claims however this option is only £1500. I wondered if anyone knew of a good insurance company (Reasonable priced) which I could go comprehensive on for this car?
Bought them looking like this..
Then I had them refurbed, lips polished but not lacquered and centres painted in an Audi metallic grey colour
Next I had them shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 3 225/40/18 on the fronts and Bridgestone RE040 255/35/18 on the rear.
Couple of days after lowering the car I was sat stationary at a set of traffic lights and the person in front decided to randomly reverse into me which resulted in this.
3 weeks later courtesy of the third parties insurance company it came back after having...
New offside headlight
New bumper trims
New arch linings
New side repeater
Freshly sprayed bumper, bonnet and blended into wings.
...oh and a damaged/leaky headlight washer which
14 May 2012, purchased off eBay for a very good price. Completely standard unmolested car. Had covered just over 101000 miles.
Seller had just had the car MOTd and replaced the propshaft donut.
Car drove very well indeed - couple of bits needed work but nothing major.
Worst thing about it was the mismatched rear ditchfinder tyres!
Few pics when I'd got it home and cleaned it up...
Basically the same as my thread in the photo zone but decided to make a blog where everything I do from now can go.
ive owned my e46 saloon since october 09 with all intentions of keeping it as a standard SE saloon but that went out the window after 4 months of ownership!
first off was a set of 18'' e90 m3 rep wheels
next up was a set of led angel eyes which i wired up as drl's
then it was time to sort the ride height out so ordered a set of eibach pro kit springs an
Here are what I've considered and will probably buy one of the top 3 cars:
E92 335d or 335i - logical step forward really, but they're starting to look old already and I don't want to be in this position next year when I'm bored of looking at it
Mercedes C class 320/350 cdi - very comfy cars and I prefer the styling to the BMW, but the BMW 335d is more powerful, economical and pollutes less - also the emergency / parking brake thing is very confusing.
Audi A4 'vert or A5 3.0tdi qu
So here's my problems as to why I can't decide.
1. Petrol vs diesel - modern diesel engines kick ass there's no two ways about it but now I've started full time work the car is used 99% by the mrs for taking the kids to school so I'm not getting the full benefit of a diesel but still better than a petrol 320i. Also the new diesels have dpf filters and an average speed of 14mph will kill the dpf eventually.
2. 5 seats or 4? Most coupes have 4 seat and I have 3 kids so a 5 seater is need
As I've said many times, it's time the E46 went but finding the right replacement is proving difficult. The Mrs says she wants something sporty looking and I want something FAST - not that I drive fast but it's always good to have the option
So picked up an E36 M3 Evolution Indiviual in stunning Avus blue with some funky Biscuit/Tan/Orange/Brown leather Vadar interior. It had mostly BMW Service history bar the last couple which were independent. It has a very reasonable 89,000 miles which is great for a 16yr old motor. It came with the private plate M3 YHA which i have to say i was quite pleased with.
Frustratingly i fear i have vanos issues and whats most annoying is it didnt make a sound on the test drive (i was actually amaz
So, I thought it was about time I finally got together a full write up about my car. So much has changed during my time of ownership. Mostly the wheels, having been through six different alloy wheels and styles, and on the second lowering method, with the third sat in my garage ready to go on. This is the first car I have owned for more than twelve months which must be a good sign. Basically my aim with this was to get it as low as possible, as wide as possible and as attention seeking as possib