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Old 03.07.2020, 06:34
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It's not an M-series but yeah probably does have a bad ride.
Itís not the suspension that causes a bad ride, but large wheels, with low profile, run flat, tyres. And those you can get on a 20d or an X3M
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For the price difference you could also every year rent a Lamborghini and have a fun day in Germany to get rid of the testosterone.
Thank you, this thought never crossed my mind. Great Idea!
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Had a detailed chat with the better half and decided to go for M40i.
(The winning argument went like this - it is good for comfort, wont upset kids, allows me to have some fun when I can, and most importantly, the next car could be an electric, even autonomous )

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You are the first man in the world I know who won the discussing with the OH to buy the ride you want

She'd probably rather look like she's married to Billy Big Bollocks rather than Dougal McFrugal.
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Re: SUV dilema

Off topic but have you looked at the all wheel drive TESLAs. I been driving a BMW for almost two decades now, but if Ihad the money would be greatly tempted to get a TESLA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdaEv-AEofU
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what about the PHEV X3 xDrive30e
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If I need 1 minute to get to a normal speed then I'm clearly not in a car.

Perhaps I'm riding a horse, or I'm on a donkey.
Or you are a donkey?
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Re: SUV dilema

The BMW 20d motor has a lot of quality issues, mostly in combination with X1, but also with X3. From broken timing chain to damaged turbo charger resulting in a repairing costs greater then the car value. I would stay away at least from this motor version.
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Old 10.07.2020, 18:33
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The BMW 20d motor has a lot of quality issues, mostly in combination with X1, but also with X3. From broken timing chain to damaged turbo charger resulting in a repairing costs greater then the car value. I would stay away at least from this motor version.
Or from BMW all together.
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Old 10.07.2020, 19:03
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Or from BMW all together.

We've got two (X5 and M2) and both have been bulletproof. Great service from BMW also. Prior to the warranty expiring, they asked us to bring the car in and let them know of any issues (None) They went over everything, so if there were any issues they would sort it under the warranty. That's pretty good!


Would I buy another? In my circumstance, probably not, but that's purely because they don't make the kind of cars that I want to replace our current cars with. (I'll probably replace the X5 with a G Wagen and the M2 with something more 'super' and less 'sports')
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Or from BMW all together.
That's sensible advice. However OP is obiviously into BMW, so at least he should the the less crappier car.
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The BMW 20d motor has a lot of quality issues, mostly in combination with X1, but also with X3. From broken timing chain to damaged turbo charger resulting in a repairing costs greater then the car value. I would stay away at least from this motor version.
Wasn't that solved with the newer engines (with 190 bhp)?
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Re: SUV dilema

M40i all the way. I have one and so glad to have chosen it after debating between it the 2.5d.

Quiet and refined in comfort mode and can take off like a scalded cat in sports plus mode.

The B58 engine mated to the 8 speed ZF box proves the old saying the BMW is an engine company that makes cars. It's just a superb powertrain.
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Perhaps a drag race is in order?
https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-car...0Non%20Openers
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Why are you choosing between a small Diesel and a powerful petrol engine? I would suggest a good compromise could be the 30d. I have a 330d (still the 6 cyl version) and it offers all the power you (never) need and cosumes under 7 liters.
I have the same, 330xd, and its been a perfect compromise of price/performance/economy. Enough that although I'd like to upgrade, at each time a proper comparison was made, i stayed with the current. Absolutely fantastic engine.
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