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E36 M3,172 cup
Is it really much of a change from a 335i though. I'd rather your 335 or 335d
Im sure ill take you up on that offer @MarkCup !!Nice. Very very nice. I hope you get along a little better with this one. I think they're a belter of a car!
You're welcome to come try mine with the diff whenever you want. 80s Sunday Breakfast Club at Goodwood?
Yeah, they are decent enough in terms of all round usage, i always thought that a 5dr auto would make a great family car when i had my 3dr manual!Are these a good all rounder then? Seem to be plenty about and reasonable running costs?
Was looking at Octavias and Cupras but the 6 pot noise is worth a look. Just put off by them being quite common, but surely less thief happy than something like an ST?
Nice car, did you not find that there are plenty of catc/d/s etc about as well as un mapped cars that have been hammered ? what buying tips have you got for us mere mortals lol
Plenty of sheds around!! Buying tips wise, having the money for the new car without needing to sell your old one is how i do it.Where are you finding these gems from? All the ones I have found are silly money for the spec or are total lease spec povo. £13k for that spec, from what ive been able to find, is amazing value.
Cheers!Nice purchase Dave!
The JB4 will drop on one of these won't it?
Dont tell me that now FFSUnlucky about the Golf R, I had a ‘15 plate with heated leather and pro nav (DSG) you could’ve had for less than £16k...was actually a really nice car! In the clutches of BCA as of this afternoon though...
Yeah, its the PWG version, so will always put out less power than the later EWG cars. Still seems to go rather well though, the audobox is always in the right gear!That, is a mighty list of options!
Electric seats on a 5dr. Lovely!!
Yours has a different iDrive controller than mine did, was it updated halfway through 2013?
This will be the pneumatic wastegate N55?
First things first, compared to the e90's, the steering is pretty lifeless, it really does detract from the driving experience. The incar media etc is better though, even though i have CIC/Combox, the NBT is just that little bit better imho. Build quality isnt as good however, the sun visors are uber pikey compared to the e90, which are bad compared to the e46 ... quality is decreasing with each new model imho, unless you are 5 series and above it fairly poor i think, but still better materials/feel than a Golf i think.Is it really much of a change from a 335i though. I'd rather your 335 or 335d
I was very excited.Collection day!
Excited or meh?
Honestly, havent looked lol.
This may sound daft, but as a seasoned tinkerer, the 335i is quite a dangerous (to the wallet) car to own. You start off with a few OEM retrofits and servicing, then ponder a suspension refresh (i bought Bilstein B12's), Stage 1 map will take you to 375bhp or so, but then you look at downpipes that'll take you to 420bhp, then you need an LSD, but then adding Meth gives some reliability and a bit more power, then you look at a single turbo conversion and before you know it, your sensible family car is runnning 650WHP and is no longer sensible. Plus you've spent 10 grandWhy the 135i when you already have a 335i manual?
Yup. They offered to come and collect it, redo it and bring it back, but ive asked for a partial refund to cover the door respray instead.The absolute bare minimum I think.
I was having this exact same conversation the other night! I view it as a mode for me, DSC off with firm everything, active sound for extra growls, and a midway throttle, or family mode (comfort or EcoPro or traction off), soft everything and a quiet life.Im especially liking the contrast between normal/sport now that it changes the suspension as well...it gives the car two differing characters which i think is quite cool. In my old M135i, Sport mode just made the steering heavier and the throttle response sharper, so i feel like im getting the "full package" if thats makes sense. Tis annoying that some cars are only any good with the "right" options on them though!!
Yeah i first had it on my e90 M3, the difference was noticeable, then again on the RS3 (although that was just hard, or rattly & hard lol) and the PASM on the Boxster was amazing. The M135i deffo needs adaptive though i think, unless you replace the passive dampers with Bilsteins, they are really quite poor imho.I genuinely thought adaptive would be a bit of a gimmick but you really do feel the change when going into the different modes
I imagine the spring rates are different, id just replace with Eibach if they snapped though, so OEM pricing isnt that important.
I also went e91 -> f21, and while the interior material quality is slightly worse it's a massive step up feature wise I find. In fact I really like the car in every way apart from the steering, but it seems steering with good feedback on modern non-sports cars is a thing of the past
If you'd driven an e9* before the M140i like i suggested, you'd realise how sh1t it is lol. I've got both at the moment and the e90's is just soooooo much better.I've never understood the criticism for the steering myself.
Yeah, i thought about one of those as well, but this ended up being £235 delivered, so quite a bit cheaper than a P3.I like that. Nicer than the P3 gauges for VAG but the only down side is it takes the entire vent.
Either you drive like you're on your test or you've not tried a decent tyre from the last 10 years. They're awful. Lack feedback and have no grip to boot. Pilot sport 4 is such a better road tyre, and Cup 2s are much better man tyres. Although they're even worse in the wet. Better feel and much better in the dry mind you.I use them all year around on the M5 and they are a cracking tyre in damp conditions.
Pull the other one lad, they work well for me as the side walls are stiff, much stiffer than the PS4S tbf. Lots of progression when on the limit wet and dry.Either you drive like you're on your test or you've not tried a decent tyre from the last 10 years. They're awful. Lack feedback and have no grip to boot. Pilot sport 4 is such a better road tyre, and Cup 2s are much better man tyres. Although they're even worse in the wet. Better feel and much better in the dry mind you.