Jump to content
Ashley1995

Ash's New F21 LCI 120d

Recommended Posts

I agree, much prefer the looks of the LCI model.

It is surprisingly nippy which is nice, and I've been getting around 50mpg too.
It's lovely and easy to drive, still fairly firm suspension (although still miles softer than the E30) steering feel isn't so bad, although again much lighter than the E30 but that's to be expected from a car 26 years younger.

I did take the E30 out the other day and it made me realise just how low and hard to drive it really was.

Hoping to get loads done on it over the winter though ready for next summer. Maybe even raise it up a little bit.

I really miss that straight six noise the E30 makes too!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So it's been a month since i picked up the car. I've done just over 1000 miles already, hence the reason for getting a diesel, and diesel being nice and cheap (£1.10ish here) is a bonus.

I've been down to Dorset (Poole) for the weekend and although it rained and there was traffic on the way down it was a relaxed and comfortable drive.

While there I found a couple of really nice roads to give it a good blast and the chassis seems to really come alive. Being a diesel with around just 170bhp I was pleasantly surprised at how nippy it was. In sport mode it does stiffen up a bit, nicer steering feel which was great for throwing it around some tight turns etc.

The road was so good I then went back and drove the road again just because...

All in I covered about 450 miles over the weekend and even with a fair amount of spirited driving I averaged 45mpg. Not bad.

Few pictures.

7E5B05D4-77B0-470C-BA5A-20D515BDE26F_zps

6B7DE0E8-D3AD-4AC8-93FA-8DE10A0C4D45_zps

8FA57AA4-732F-442B-8381-EFFF78B952DD_zps

7E40CE6F-DF1C-4E1D-97B7-60564EC519A2_zps

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got home a little early from work today so decided to give the car a pre-winter wash and detail.

Unfortunately it ended up becoming a bit to damp and chilly before i managed to fully finish so i will complete on my day off Friday.

I did mange to do the following:

Rinse

Wash, with warm soapy water.

Rinse

Iron X wheels and rinse

Clay

Rinse

Wash again including wheels, with warm soapy water

Dry

Polish

Hoover and clean interior and glass

Still need to wax it and seal the wheels, so ill give it a quick rinse and wash Friday before doing this.

Im no pro detailer by any means and this probably seems a bit OTT for a brand new car but I do really enjoying cleaning both cars. And i like to see it done properly.

I do plan to get a snow foam lance etc at some point too.

I use mostly Autoglym products, but some Megiures, some Auto Finesse, Some G3 and some others so I don't always stick to one brand.

Anyway a few pictures to follow

Edited by Ashley1995

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OCD with my cleaning stuff as well. All my cloths are organised by colour for different areas of the car (this is isn't even all of it)

5644df95292c50e6c10612c3c6ae47aa.jpg047b539f28cabe4136db59e188502742.jpg

G3 Clay Mitt, actually works rather well.

1bc0f9a52e9cba533499c36f43a3aaad.jpg

Autofinesse drying towel, best £12 spent on cleaning bits

c3853d8b8a9e61a357cb77a0837f113a.jpg

Polish I use, I really like it

774aa54b9ada33b4f056a4e6380c5ea1.jpg

bb6bd376685c0c40b900a134acaf3c2e.jpg3a78d8afeb22b019f262a022d4260c31.jpg92d944cfb4bce6454810c0c4eece73d3.jpg56aa54b5ee5cf68e4557eddecdb5fa4c.jpgf306e1dd9c7a210934b01c1c6bf87aae.jpg

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Edited by Ashley1995

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got around to waxing this at the weekend, obviously have it another clean first then two coats of G6 wax. It started to rain lightly so I bought it into the garage to finish off

dd144ec85487fea266fc5ce16fdb037e.jpg

f290c3f177eb6c2f9350dd1aca4e31f5.jpg

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My GF has an E87 120i and i find everything really light, the brakes, the clutch, the steering. Is yours the same?

But the GF loves that and she has already decided she is chopping it in when the M2 is released and can pick one up at around a year old.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My GF has an E87 120i and i find everything really light, the brakes, the clutch, the steering. Is yours the same?

But the GF loves that and she has already decided she is chopping it in when the M2 is released and can pick one up at around a year old.

Mines an auto so I can't comment on the clutch, but to me the steering and brakes are just about right, They have a firm amount of weight to them but not as heavy as my E30. And if I put it in sport they firm up even more. including the suspension and better throttle response.

I really like the look of those M2's already thinking about one for in a few years when it times to swap this.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ive now done almost 8000 miles in the car and it's been faultless.

I've been keeping her clean over winter but soon I'll have a go at a full detail ready for spring summer.

It did get a quick clean the other day for some photos though

3c6ef4a06f9ff5b14a49321073a3c3c7.jpg34905ac10f8c3f7ebf853c0be763f281.jpg449f669e74ae3909907f32bd3bffe490.jpg6cddf44dde004d90364321c5e6291c3e.jpg

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well this goes back to BMW this week... In a very last minute and somewhat crazy decision i have just ordered a new M140i.. Delivery is looking to be October/November! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice.

Think it'll be F80 M3 for me next.  Not new though, lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How come only a year? Is it a year lease?

M140's are looking good. Needz photos when it arrives.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No PCP, but I no longer needed a diesel and I really wanted  something with more power! 

It does mean i'm paying a bit more than normal to cover the equity in my car but i got a 13% discount on a new 140i so all in all not too bad i don't think.

Plus you only live once!, enjoy it while i'm young! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fairplay. I've lost too much money on too many cars in my lifetime. I'm trying to change that!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

140i will be epic...

I had the 118d for a few days... Nice drive!

dd9b12024ce05193293ecfd7e93ff0ad.jpg

290cf7e814165385628df13159af00f4.jpg

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

45 minutes ago, Aly said:

140i will be epic...

I had the 118d for a few days... Nice drive!

dd9b12024ce05193293ecfd7e93ff0ad.jpg

290cf7e814165385628df13159af00f4.jpg

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

They are good to drive, how did you find the manual box? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wasn't bad to be fair... But saying that my A6 is an Auto so I was just glad to see gears again 😂

Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This has gone! Wen track to BMW on Tuesday so I'm using a MK4 Golf TDI as a run about until the new one arrives, 2 months or so to wait now

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Isn't the mk4 just awful?! I loathed mine! (gt tdi 150)

Will make the 140 seem even more amazing having come from one of those piles of depressing crap! 

*hopes ash doesn't have some weird love for the mk4*

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Isn't the mk4 just awful?! I loathed mine! (gt tdi 150)

Will make the 140 seem even more amazing having come from one of those piles of depressing crap! 

*hopes ash doesn't have some weird love for the mk4*

Yep GT TDI is what I've got here!

I had a MK4 1.6 as my second car and that wasn't so bad... This one however has done over 200k miles and has not been well looked after!

Still it only owes me the cost of the four budget cheap and cheerful ditch finder tyres I've had to replace so, just over £100 for a run about.... I can't complain to much.

But you're right, the 140 will feel even more special when it arrives!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just had an email through, current status is 5055 - confirmed by production control.

Build week: 37-09-16 expected week: 40-10-16

Around 5 weeks to go!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...