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      11-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Ordered, thought i'd say hi!

Hey All

Been lurking in the back ground whilst making decisions on what F30 to go fo. Find this forum really useful so thanks everyone

Ended up getting a really good PCH deal on the following.

F30 320D Msport
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Black Leather
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M Sport Plus Pack
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Brushed Ally Trim

Been told to expect it around 20th December, the wait is literally killing me

Just sold my E60 530D Msport, which was a bit of an old nail and had cost me a fortune over the past couple of years...Looking forward to getting into something brand new with lots of gadgets !
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      11-08-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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      11-08-2013, 12:06 PM   #3
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Welcome very nice spec you have chosen
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      11-08-2013, 12:57 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum, glad you found the good and bad decisions made by members helpful. To be honest that's what it all about.

That delivery date is very good in my view, some on here have ordered and waited month after month after month. To order now and get it before the festivities is a right result. Well done.
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      11-08-2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum, good spec and as purplett mentioned seems like a normal amount of time to wait, took about 8 weeks for mine. Is it your first brand new Be'em? It was for me, always had second hand ones before (although my previous E92 was only a 6 month old ex demo car) but it is great to finally get a brand new one!
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      11-08-2013, 01:39 PM   #6
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Welcome, nice spec mate. Hope the wait doesn't hurt too much.
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      11-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #7
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Hey All

Been lurking in the back ground whilst making decisions on what F30 to go fo. Find this forum really useful so thanks everyone

Been told to expect it around 20th December, the wait is literally killing me
Welcome.. That'll be a nice Christmas present..

Hope Santa can get down the chimney with it..

Actually, thinking on, I hope you have a chimney..
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      12-01-2013, 05:20 PM   #8
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Heard from the dealer on Thursday that the car is built! Hurrah!

Although they still think it'll be 3 weeks before I actually get it!

Also, reading every review on here is making me think I should have pushed my budget and got a 330 or at least a 325....hope I'm not left disappointed with my sensible 320D choice
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      12-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #9
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Heard from the dealer on Thursday that the car is built! Hurrah!

Although they still think it'll be 3 weeks before I actually get it!

Also, reading every review on here is making me think I should have pushed my budget and got a 330 or at least a 325....hope I'm not left disappointed with my sensible 320D choice
this is exactly what I am thinking, I pretend not to listen when people are talking about the 330 and how there getting excellent deals and how quick they are and how the mpg is not that much different .... la la la im not listening
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      12-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #10
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Congrats, make sure you post some pics when you get it
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      12-01-2013, 05:58 PM   #11
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this is exactly what I am thinking, I pretend not to listen when people are talking about the 330 and how there getting excellent deals and how quick they are and how the mpg is not that much different .... la la la im not listening
This is a major drawback to the site you end up with things that you may not want or need
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      12-02-2013, 07:29 PM   #12
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I just keep reminding myself of my 450per month budget for lease which needed to include 18,000miles per year. I've got a nice spec car coming so I'm sure it'll be fine. Like you say just have to stop listening to all the 335 reviews

To be fair anything will be better than my current purple Kia rio hire car :
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      12-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #13
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I just keep reminding myself of my 450per month budget for lease which needed to include 18,000miles per year. I've got a nice spec car coming so I'm sure it'll be fine. Like you say just have to stop listening to all the 335 reviews
The 320d is a brilliant engine, i had one two years ago in an e92 and loved it.

Ignore the engine noise comments as I did not find the engine noisy or unrefined. and TBH at the end of the day the 320d is still a very fast car for the mpg you can get from it and will be much quicker than 80% of the diesels from other manufactures on the roads anyway.

I can guarantee with the spec you have listed you will love the car you have ordered. I have a 330d and was considering getting a 320d as my mileage is around 70ml a day and i only get 36.8mpg from my 330d.
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      12-03-2013, 06:28 AM   #14
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I have an E90 320d. The engine is reasonably refined and really seems to benefit from an occasional treat of that posh super diesel. This seems to make it run far quieter and smoother. Not that it is massively loud anyway.

I've been putting it in every 4th tank of late and the car is smoother and quieter for it. It even seems slightly more nippy and economical.
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      12-03-2013, 06:45 AM   #15
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Thanks for the reassuring comments guys. Really appreciate it

Just wish that German boat would hurry up
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      12-03-2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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Thats gret news the car is built, Its been nearly 3 weeks since my order nothing yet, looking at things maybe new yr, hopefully its going 2014 regd may help with residuals- who knows.,
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      12-03-2013, 08:16 PM   #17
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Most of the comments about the 320d are nitpicking. Compared to 98% of the cars on the road it's a beauty.
I really like the fact it turns into a beast when Sport mode is selected.
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      12-06-2013, 05:39 AM   #18
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Got the nod that the car is at the port ready for export, delivery was at week 50, now slipped to week 51... How long does the dealer take to prep the car once its with them?

the wait is killing me! haha!
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      12-08-2013, 03:04 PM   #19
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Excellent choice Sir!

To make you feel even better, Autocar gave the 320d a full five star review and the 330d four and a half.

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      12-08-2013, 03:09 PM   #20
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Nice car.

The 320d engine is very good. I have a 2012 320d atm. (335d on order).

It can be a little thrashy at the top end, but keep it in the sweet spot and its a nice motor. It will be very nice with the 8sp sport auto.

Enjoy!
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      12-08-2013, 03:12 PM   #21
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Have to agree with Nick, the 320d is a tremendous diesel. It offers performance to stay with most hot hatches and superb economy along with it.
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Have to agree with Nick, the 320d is a tremendous diesel. It offers performance to stay with most hot hatches and superb economy along with it.
+1 and it will be super-sweet with the sports auto.

It pulls really well in-gear, particularly between 30mph and 60mph and the economy is great. I've loved mine.
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