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      10-05-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by HighlandPete View Post
Similar comments on ride as the Autocar review.

Saloon gets 5-stars, touring 4-stars

As I stated in the other review thread, I see the F31 (now growing in size, almost the E39 5-series sizing) needs self levelling air spirings on the rear to get the car really sorted.

At least there is the adaptive suspension option, to improve the ride quality... and more.... by reading Whatcar's initial comments.

When I read the first Autocar comments about the F31 touring, several weeks ago, and it not being quite up there with the saloon drive, it got me back to 5-series thinking... Whatcar rates the F10/11 5-series saloon and touring as 5-star cars.

Then I have jumped ship and bought a 5-series, rather than wait to see how the F31 really pans out.

Drove one yesterday with "adaptive" much better drive all round, mines on order with it.These 5 minute drives in car mags are a waste of time reading IMO, they never get a true reading on ANY car they test. If in fact they test them at all, my mate works at one and they just copy other reviews and change wording!!! and thats from an insider
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