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      02-19-2018, 06:28 PM   #23
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Hah, I've just sold my Boxster too. Change in circumstances warranted that. Loved the noise and the drive. Wanted open air motoring with a bit of pace and a hard top. We'll see how it works out. Still leaning toward the extra £15k for the M4
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      02-19-2018, 06:58 PM   #24
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Hah, I've just sold my Boxster too. Change in circumstances warranted that. Loved the noise and the drive. Wanted open air motoring with a bit of pace and a hard top. We'll see how it works out. Still leaning toward the extra £15k for the M4
Broke my heart selling mine! I use to run a company car and had the Boxster for the weekend. Change of job and decided to take a car allowance and run my own car. Seemed mad running and insuring 2 cars and the Boxster would get used less and less being just a two seater and there being three of us now.

One thing I struggled with was the size of the 4 when I first got it felt massive!

Good luck with the search
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      02-20-2018, 03:59 AM   #25
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For that price range you can get some nice jag f types, boxters, early amv8s, massaratis etc but if it's a hard top convertible you want I think the m4 will be hard to beat.
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      02-20-2018, 02:25 PM   #26
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I wanted a convertible. Found another that suited in Colchester with brilliant spec and cheaper. Was just a bit older than I wanted. Arranged to drive a 430d at another local dealer.

That was a mistake.

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It was in superb nick, brilliantly specced, fast ,quiet and economical. And stupidly practical. The head unfortunately ruled the heart..

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And I bought the bloody thing FFS.

Estoril Blue, Oyster, M plus pack, black M sport alloys, through load, convertible pack. Only options that I wanted that were missing were HBA and HUD.





Still it saved me £15k and was registered in Feb '17 so VED is £150 instead of £450 and it does 45 instead of 25 mpg. It's also remarkably supple suspension wise.
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      02-20-2018, 02:33 PM   #27
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Good news! Did you make sure the wind deflector was behind the rear seats?

Mine was missing and had to be replaced.

Itís a great car and good package in the fact that it ticks so many boxes.

When you collecting?
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      02-20-2018, 02:59 PM   #28
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Wind deflector is there. Dealer was 60 miles away, but he had an errand to do, so brought the car down and I met him half way. Did the dealing in the car park, he followed me home and drove both of us back to the dealership, I coughed up and drove the car home. Sitting at 80 most of the way home and 45mpg...

I know I should have bought the M4, but the sums just didn't add up
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      02-20-2018, 06:53 PM   #29
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Sounds excellent! Handy that it was registered before the tax increase.

If your after more power and donít want to remap I can highly recommend a dtuk tuning box. Makes a huge difference to performance. Iíve ran one for around 8k and had no issues.
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I wanted a convertible. Found another that suited in Colchester with brilliant spec and cheaper. Was just a bit older than I wanted. Arranged to drive a 430d at another local dealer.

That was a mistake.

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It was in superb nick, brilliantly specced, fast ,quiet and economical. And stupidly practical. The head unfortunately ruled the heart..

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And I bought the bloody thing FFS.

Estoril Blue, Oyster, M plus pack, black M sport alloys, through load, convertible pack. Only options that I wanted that were missing were HBA and HUD.





Still it saved me £15k and was registered in Feb '17 so VED is £150 instead of £450 and it does 45 instead of 25 mpg. It's also remarkably supple suspension wise.
For what it's worth, I have both HBA and HUD on my 30d. The HUD is nice to have, but never a deal breaker. I don't have folding mirrors, and would much rather have those!!

Enjoy the car - the 30d is deceptively quick and really comes alive with a remap
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