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wackojacko

8,558 posts

77 months

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Just had a spin in a friends 330ci again, it's rather low and on BBS LM's and I must say im re tempted.

Will see when the S3 gets near 100k next year. I quite like the 330ci Clubsports.......

Flash92

5 posts

28 months

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Nice car smile

I have just sold my Facelift 330ci M Sport Coupe, I too am 19! (And also proud to say the bank of Mum and Dad were not involved either! Just the 50+ hour weeks of work)

Been reading through the thread and this stood out for me:

pits said:
As for the 330i, just bought one of the last E46s (as far as I can tell) which is a 330i M sport, and to be honest I have yet to fall in love with it, it looks fantastic, it sounds fantastic, it goes like stink and is specced to the hilt, lovely car love the way it drives and handles, but I don't know something about that is missing, really weird as it is an utterly brilliant car
I feel EXACTLY the same, it's the reason I have just sold it! Not sure what it is about it, I have just never fallen in love with it, something hasnt clicked.

Clivey

3,638 posts

91 months

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Flash92 said:
Nice car smile

I have just sold my Facelift 330ci M Sport Coupe, I too am 19! (And also proud to say the bank of Mum and Dad were not involved either! Just the 50+ hour weeks of work)

Been reading through the thread and this stood out for me:

pits said:
As for the 330i, just bought one of the last E46s (as far as I can tell) which is a 330i M sport, and to be honest I have yet to fall in love with it, it looks fantastic, it sounds fantastic, it goes like stink and is specced to the hilt, lovely car love the way it drives and handles, but I don't know something about that is missing, really weird as it is an utterly brilliant car
I feel EXACTLY the same, it's the reason I have just sold it! Not sure what it is about it, I have just never fallen in love with it, something hasnt clicked.
It may well take some time, but maybe it just isn't your cup of tea. However, I would recommend keeping it for long enough to find-out for sure (and make sure you drive it on the right kind of roads).

petrolveins

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1,707 posts

60 months

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Just back from holiday, the one where I was meant to road trip in the BMW to Dubrovnik, instead for various reasons and nothing to do with the car Easy Jet took me instead. Gutted I didn't drive would have been the most epic drive. But getting into the car after a week away was heaven. Sadly I am no longer a teenager, and with that this morning I had to renew my insurance. Without going into a massive rant, I am never using Admiral again, after they wanted 70% extra on last years quote. Yes 70% more! I found a great price with Direct Line instead. £1500, very chuffed with that, almost half of what the crooks at Admiral wanted.

Anyway to the car, I've had a few ideas buzzing around my head for a while, things like spacers for the wheels, dropping the car a bit, a little cosmetic work, with things like the grille and lights. Top of my list though is to get the steering wheel re-trimmed in Alcantara to match the seats. A mate had his 1-Series done recently and I think it would really look fab in the car. More updates to follow...

Stedman

5,671 posts

79 months

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Monday 30th July 2012 quote quote all
Wouldn't mind my wheel beiong re-done. If you find a decent place, text me please
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james_gt3rs

3,335 posts

78 months

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petrolveins said:
Just back from holiday, the one where I was meant to road trip in the BMW to Dubrovnik, instead for various reasons and nothing to do with the car Easy Jet took me instead. Gutted I didn't drive would have been the most epic drive. But getting into the car after a week away was heaven. Sadly I am no longer a teenager, and with that this morning I had to renew my insurance. Without going into a massive rant, I am never using Admiral again, after they wanted 70% extra on last years quote. Yes 70% more! I found a great price with Direct Line instead. £1500, very chuffed with that, almost half of what the crooks at Admiral wanted.

Anyway to the car, I've had a few ideas buzzing around my head for a while, things like spacers for the wheels, dropping the car a bit, a little cosmetic work, with things like the grille and lights. Top of my list though is to get the steering wheel re-trimmed in Alcantara to match the seats. A mate had his 1-Series done recently and I think it would really look fab in the car. More updates to follow...
Damn I'm with Admiral hope they don't pull that stunt on me... Did your circumstances change in any way? (apart from presumably more NCB!)

Synchromesh

2,153 posts

53 months

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james_gt3rs said:
Damn I'm with Admiral hope they don't pull that stunt on me
+1

Well, Elephant actually, but same difference.

BorkFactor

5,988 posts

45 months

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I am with Bell, who are the same company.

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Stedman

5,671 posts

79 months

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Never had any issues with Admiral chaps. Used them for 3/4 years without issue.

wackojacko

8,558 posts

77 months

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Hope mine isn't more expensive this year. That would be copiously Un-dench.

petrolveins

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1,707 posts

60 months

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I'll expand... you are probably mostly aware about the silly bh that drove into the side of my car, admitted fault and I had a witness to agree. Knowing it was expensive I went through insurance rather than get her mates Dad do a bodge fix. Anyway I tell Admiral who listen and ask lots of questions then basically don't want to know, because it's non-fault there is no gain to them so sent me packing with some utterly useless accident claims management company who bumbled around making mistakes and generally fooling about. Cut to the chase my car got fixed, got a nice Scirocco for the week blah blah blah. Then just wonder if that non-fault accident will have affected my premium. I put it down just as it is, and they want £800 extra! That was with the discount of me being a year older with another year NCB. Still curious I try a the same quote but say it was my fault the accident, the premium is £300 LESS than if it hadn't been my fault. They claim that now I am much more likely to be involved in an accident because I had positioned my car in a position to be hit!!!??? I told them about 2 weeks ago I would not be renewing with a bunch of crooks.

Fast forward to today, I phone them to get them to send me my proof of NCB to be told the policy is being automatically renewed on the 1st August, pretty much lost it at this point. bds were trying to charge me £2700 for the next 10months! I had told them twice I was cancelling. Grovelling apology etc, but I will never ever use them again, and would recommend everyone else do the same.

Sorry if that breaks any name and shame rules Mods, and I hope it's at least slightly coherent, been at the bevvys this eve. drink

Another Fluffer

3,881 posts

52 months

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st, just bought ten months worth with Elephant.
Hopefully they aren't too bad!

Waugh-terfall

18,483 posts

87 months

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How do these 'Bonus Accelerator' policies work? They give you another years no claimed 2months early, but do other insurers accept that, even though technically after say 2 terms you've 'only' actually got 20months NCB, if that makes any sense.

I think Elephant have gone mental tbh, they wanted a couple of hundred more than last year last month, I renewed elsewhere for a whisker over £500. Down £230 on last year (hooray 21 + 2yrs NCB).

petrolveins

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1,707 posts

60 months

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Waugh-terfall said:
How do these 'Bonus Accelerator' policies work? They give you another years no claimed 2months early, but do other insurers accept that, even though technically after say 2 terms you've 'only' actually got 20months NCB, if that makes any sense.

I think Elephant have gone mental tbh, they wanted a couple of hundred more than last year last month, I renewed elsewhere for a whisker over £500. Down £230 on last year (hooray 21 + 2yrs NCB).
I've done that twice now, 2 10month policies and 2 full years NCB, Direct Line are happy to accept it. Hahaha you may be 21, but remember what you drive. hehe

I'm currently attempting to work out how best to insure a second car wink

Clivey

3,638 posts

91 months

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petrolveins said:
I've done that twice now, 2 10month policies and 2 full years NCB, Direct Line are happy to accept it.
Hmmm...interesting. I always assumed that insurance companies would have "disallowed" that in order to bend you over that little bit more.

petrolveins said:
Hahaha you may be 21, but remember what you drive. hehe


laugh - Only joking Tom!

petrolveins said:
I'm currently attempting to work out how best to insure a second car wink
Oh...?

EDIT: As for the alcantara / suede steering wheel idea: I imagine it would look fantastic but my concern would be that it wears extremely quickly and would look tatty in no time...a bit like the seat bolsters on our car (another thing that irks me - but I keep having to tell myself that it's not worth spending £'000s on a 320i when what I really want is a 330ci). frown

Edited by Clivey on Tuesday 31st July 11:20

Max M4X WW

2,802 posts

69 months

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james_gt3rs said:
petrolveins said:
I am never using Admiral again, after they wanted 70% extra on last years quote.
Damn I'm with Admiral hope they don't pull that stunt on me... Did your circumstances change in any way? (apart from presumably more NCB!)
Usually the renewal is stupid, go on confused and get a good quote with Bell/Admiral then ring up and give them the reference and they will match it. Done it 4-5 times now.

petrolveins

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1,707 posts

60 months

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Max M4X WW said:
james_gt3rs said:
petrolveins said:
I am never using Admiral again, after they wanted 70% extra on last years quote.
Damn I'm with Admiral hope they don't pull that stunt on me... Did your circumstances change in any way? (apart from presumably more NCB!)
Usually the renewal is stupid, go on confused and get a good quote with Bell/Admiral then ring up and give them the reference and they will match it. Done it 4-5 times now.
That was how I got the premium that was 70% more. Made up a new name and went and got a quote directly with them. As of Midnight I will no longer be with them, and as of one minute I shall be with Direct Line.

petrolveins

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1,707 posts

60 months

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Clivey said:
Oh...?

EDIT: As for the alcantara / suede steering wheel idea: I imagine it would look fantastic but my concern would be that it wears extremely quickly and would look tatty in no time...a bit like the seat bolsters on our car (another thing that irks me - but I keep having to tell myself that it's not worth spending £'000s on a 320i when what I really want is a 330ci). frown

Edited by Clivey on Tuesday 31st July 11:20
Well my seats are in good nick, just a little bobbly which I can fix very quickly. I just don't like the leather wheel, gaiters and armrest, because nothing else is leather, would prefer alcantara, and I want a little yellow 12 O'Clock marker too a la GT3 Style.

Second car, just want a second car, something different I can mess about about with, just different from the BMW, not sure what yet, looking at 850s and 190Es.

Clivey

3,638 posts

91 months

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petrolveins said:
Well my seats are in good nick, just a little bobbly which I can fix very quickly. I just don't like the leather wheel, gaiters and armrest, because nothing else is leather, would prefer alcantara, and I want a little yellow 12 O'Clock marker too a la GT3 Style.
Yes; this is what I mean. Ours are just bobbled (not ripped, torn or anything), but I'm a perfectionist so it irritates me. boxedin

petrolveins said:
Second car, just want a second car, something different I can mess about about with, just different from the BMW, not sure what yet, looking at 850s and 190Es.
Hmmm...though they are similar in that they're all big saloons (or an estate). Why not something light and with 2 seats for a bit of contrast? Just food for thought...thumbup

petrolveins

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1,707 posts

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Clivey said:
Hmmm...though they are similar in that they're all big saloons (or an estate). Why not something light and with 2 seats for a bit of contrast? Just food for thought...thumbup
Why? Insurance is why. MX-5s seem to have got pricey without me noticing. I'm also a sucker for the big Swede and German cars.
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