Pics of your Fast Estate...

Pics of your Fast Estate...

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tenmantaylor

310 posts

75 months

Wednesday 11th May
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Flugplatz


Wipperman


In for major service at the moment and will be doing the family holiday to Northern France in July if it doesn't sell before.

JoshT97

68 posts

39 months

Thursday 12th May
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tril said:
Coming from an Audi I think you'll be quite disappointed with the W205 interior. Sure it looks good but the quality is dreadful, it rattles constantly and the infotainment is awful. I love my C63 but even coming from an RS3, the interior feels rattly and not as well put together.

Beyond the interior annoyances, it is a great car and the right size. Not as loud as my old car and maybe doesn't feel quite as quick, but a remap will fix that. Slightly harsh ride but that comes with the territory, B8 RS4 isn't any better and the fuel economy will be horrendous.

I think my next well be a B9 RS4 or RS5 Sportback to be totally honest, however they've kept their money extraordinarily well, which I suppose demonstrates how good they are.
+1 for all of this. I tend to tell people I've purchased an engine which just happens to have a car attached to it. Fine value sub £35k but if I'd have paid 70 odd grand for one I'd be thoroughly disappointed with the quality of the inside. It's definitely not too quiet though! Mine has the standard non performance exhaust and I do worry about the neighbours when I start it up first thing.

Jules Sunley

2,049 posts

70 months

Thursday 12th May
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mrdanbartlett said:
Jules Sunley said:
Probably is, unfortunately i would say. All our vehicles are owned outright (4 cars and 3 bikes) and our only credit is the mortgage. That's how I prefer to be and just put money aside each month towards the next upgrade. It means a comfortable level of savings which increase over time rather than having a high level of monthly commitments.
Exactly!

I would add that I didn't just suddenly have the cash for a C63, this has been a process over 10-15 years where I buy a car used car at x price, then save up for the next, and keep upgrading each time. So I had many years driving alot cheaper cars, rather than just PCP'ing a new car for the same overall cost but with nothing to show for it in terms of asset value.
Same here. Kindred spirits chap

Aea

3 posts

56 months

Thursday 12th May
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First BMW, 2017 340i. Love it. The practical aspect with a fantastic engine is perfect for me.

Benmac

1,328 posts

193 months

Thursday 12th May
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Aea said:


First BMW, 2017 340i. Love it. The practical aspect with a fantastic engine is perfect for me.
They're awesome things. I adore mine.

Ralphthemouth

6 posts

64 months

Thursday 12th May
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19Panther90

10 posts

38 months

Thursday 12th May
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Seeing as it's just been washed smile


BenS94

34 posts

1 month

Thursday 12th May
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I think this qualifies.

Chiefbadger

413 posts

175 months

Thursday 12th May
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Very nearly went for a 340i but pick this up tomorrow instead.


Mr E

20,778 posts

236 months

Thursday 12th May
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AJLintern said:
My Saab 9-5 Aero - 20 years old and still going strong smile (after an expensive MOT!)
I had one as a stopgap. Kept it longer than expected. It was an excellent car.

RelentlessForwardProgress

1,137 posts

213 months

Thursday 12th May
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Aea said:


First BMW, 2017 340i. Love it. The practical aspect with a fantastic engine is perfect for me.
That looks great. Do you mind sharing what colour it is- looks like one of the greys with green light on it, but could be a green? (After the name/code if poss!)

BenS94

34 posts

1 month

Thursday 12th May
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RelentlessForwardProgress said:
Aea said:


First BMW, 2017 340i. Love it. The practical aspect with a fantastic engine is perfect for me.
That looks great. Do you mind sharing what colour it is- looks like one of the greys with green light on it, but could be a green? (After the name/code if poss!)
Looks like Mineral Grey to me... I await the answer.

Lord Towsted of Sandwich

20 posts

26 months

Thursday 12th May
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THE ultimate driving machine?

A brilliant combination of luxury, performance, comfort and practicality.

Why can't we have autobahns in the UK? smile

stevemcs

6,579 posts

70 months

Thursday 12th May
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Lord Towsted of Sandwich said:


THE ultimate driving machine?

A brilliant combination of luxury, performance, comfort and practicality.

Why can't we have autobahns in the UK? smile
I like that.

Welshbeef

48,571 posts

175 months

Thursday 12th May
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Lord Towsted of Sandwich said:


THE ultimate driving machine?

A brilliant combination of luxury, performance, comfort and practicality.

Why can't we have autobahns in the UK? smile
The limitless areas will highly likely all go very soon with the drive for net zero.

RJH777

155 posts

19 months

Friday 13th May
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mrdanbartlett said:
An S4 remaps to Rs4 speed but the character isn't there, the sound etc, things you can't measure on paper via stats. There is a market for both c43 and c63 - its just my time to be in the v8 before they are a thing of the past.
Yep, having this exact thing at the moment - have a mapped B9 S4 but it doesn't have the character, looks or the chassis when you're really on it so probably going to trade it in for something like a B8 RS4 - won't be as fast but that NA V8 is a glorious thing and things like the clever diff mean it'll be better in the bendy bits.

sxmwht

767 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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Any F31 340i Touring owners on this forum willing to share their experience of their car? I'm looking at one potentially, wanted to get an idea of how you rate the size, driving dynamics and the "fun" aspect that someone who's coming from a hot hatch (JB4 GTI) would get out of one as a daily driver.

georgejoshington

309 posts

139 months

Friday 13th May
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RJH777 said:
Yep, having this exact thing at the moment - have a mapped B9 S4 but it doesn't have the character, looks or the chassis when you're really on it so probably going to trade it in for something like a B8 RS4 - won't be as fast but that NA V8 is a glorious thing and things like the clever diff mean it'll be better in the bendy bits.
I got rid of my (stock) B9 S4 back in 2019 but I currently have a B8 RS4, having had an F82 M4 Comp inbetween.

The RS4 is obviously more of an event and feels more special due to the engine et al, but I wouldn't say it's hugely more dynamically accomplished than the S4 I had.











Searider

944 posts

232 months

Friday 13th May
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tenmantaylor said:
In for major service at the moment and will be doing the family holiday to Northern France in July if it doesn't sell before.
Thinking of one of these next. Can you e-mail me the spec / mileage etc. and what price you're looking for. duncan@saundersmorganharris.com

Cheers

Duncan


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DoubleSix

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10,923 posts

153 months

Friday 13th May
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sxmwht said:
Any F31 340i Touring owners on this forum willing to share their experience of their car? I'm looking at one potentially, wanted to get an idea of how you rate the size, driving dynamics and the "fun" aspect that someone who's coming from a hot hatch (JB4 GTI) would get out of one as a daily driver.
Seems there are quite a few of us based on the last few pages smile

I was in a similar position, coming from smaller hot hatches and sports cars but family needs dictated something bigger. The 340i fits that brief without being huge.

Make no mistake, I don't consider it "fun" relative to a small hot hatch or two-seater, but it performs its duties with about as much entertainment as you can expect from a two-tonne estate and isn't as dull in hand as an Audi, but equally not as much theatre as an AMG. Mine is the LCI which is muted by the OPF, perhaps a bit more noise from the pre-LCI would address this.

When I hop in the wife's 130i for short journeys that car brings on a grin as it is genuinely fun to pedal. You have to view the 340i in the context of all the many other things it does so well or you could be disappointed - for longer journeys and general family duties it absolutely sings and there's not a lot else I would consider.