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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:28 pm
by Tim2100
I have been a member on here for sometime and have been reading lots of posts recently in the run up to getting a new car. So I thought I had better introduce myself.

my last two cars have both been BMW's
I have a E82 120d Coupe for 3 years and the last two and a bit years have a F20 120d. I fancy a change in many ways and am on the lookout to replace my F20 with a Z4 Coupe.

I had a quick look at Z4MR which whilst was fantastic would be a bit to much for a daily driver. £500 tax & sub 20mpg wont help.
I then saw a very cheap Z4C yesterday which I think is the cheapest in the UK and was very impressed with it. Drove really well and felt 'right' unfortunatly not quite the right time as I need to know when my lease car goes back before getting the replacement.

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:31 pm
by Jollyjoiner
Hello and welcome aboard

Lets hope you find just the right car soon and then you can join us on some of the car meets we have every now and then

:driving:

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:08 pm
by Marlon
Welcome to the forum, keep us updated on your search

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:53 pm
by lordgrover
Three year stalker... is that a record?
Welcome, and good luck with your search.

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:32 pm
by buzyg
Welcome to the forum. :) :thumbsup: I no very little about BMW's. :o What is an E82? and what is an F20? :?

Enjoy the Chase in search of your E86. :wink:

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:01 pm
by Tim2100
Thanks guys.

I'm sure I will be raising some questions as I get closer to getting the car. It has to be the Coupe as I normally have around 90lb worth of bowling balls in the boot which won't fit into the roadster.

I will certainly be joining in on some of the meet-ups when I can.

3 years is because I originally signed up 3 years ago as I had an option of picking up a Z4MC, which didn't happen.

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:33 pm
by Smartbear
Tim2100 wrote:Thanks guys.

I'm sure I will be raising some questions as I get closer to getting the car. It has to be the Coupe as I normally have around 90lb worth of bowling balls in the boot which won't fit into the roadster.

I will certainly be joining in on some of the meet-ups when I can.

3 years is because I originally signed up 3 years ago as I had an option of picking up a Z4MC, which didn't happen.


Are you sure about that? The roadster has a fairly spacious boot :o
Rob

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Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:53 pm
by paddy wright
Well along!

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:02 am
by Marlon
ok, I have to ask - 90lb worth of bowling balls ?

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:23 am
by Tim2100
Smartbear wrote:
Are you sure about that? The roadster has a fairly spacious boot :o
Rob


Yep, My bags will only just fit, very little room for anything else.

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Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:24 am
by Tim2100
Marlon wrote:ok, I have to ask - 90lb worth of bowling balls ?


Haha. I regularly Ten-pin bowl and normally carry 6 bowling balls with me in two bags.

I have managed to fit 21 Bowling balls plus kit into the boot of my 120 hatch.

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Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:39 pm
by kis
Hi and Welcome!
Most of us are intrigued how many 18" wheels will fit into the car... fair play to fitting 21 bowling balls in the car! :lol:

Good luck on the search!

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:44 pm
by Nictrix
Tim2100 wrote:
Marlon wrote:ok, I have to ask - 90lb worth of bowling balls ?


Haha. I regularly Ten-pin bowl and normally carry 6 bowling balls with me in two bags.

I have managed to fit 21 Bowling balls plus kit into the boot of my 120 hatch.

I have to ask....... why do you need more than 1 bowling ball never mind 6 or 21?
You can only throw them one at a time. :lol:
And also what kit do you need other than bowling shoes?

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Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:58 pm
by kis
Can't just carry round one ball? :wink:

On a serious note, I'm sure if you're into bowling (much like any sport) then it's mandatory to have some sort of team uniform!

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Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:40 am
by Mr Tidy
Welcome to the forum OP.

I used to be in a junior ten-pin league, but haven't been bowling for ages - maybe it's time to get the ball out of the loft! I only ever needed one as I always bowled a straight ball, but can understand why a hook bowler would need more than one (not sure about 21 though) - I still remember the bottles of Nu-Skin from doing tournaments. :lol:

Anyway, I'm sure an E86 would take loads of balls, so to speak! And you'll find it a real treat after the diesels - I had a 320td and a 123d before I saw the light and bought an E86.

Hope you can get one soon. :thumbsup: