Can a small lady drive a BMW Series 1 M Sport?

Can a small lady drive a BMW Series 1 M Sport?

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paula92

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16 posts

10 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Thanks everyone.

I still don’t have the car. They said they’ll call me when they’re ready... it has been 3 working days so far frown hopefully tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

thebraketester

6,920 posts

76 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Was just about to comment saying don’t buy a diesel unless you are doing lots of miles..... was I too late? smile

paula92

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16 posts

10 months

Wednesday 16th January
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thebraketester said:
Was just about to comment saying don’t buy a diesel unless you are doing lots of miles..... was I too late? smile
Not at all smile I do about 100 miles a week. 90 miles of that is on the dual carriageway so I believe diesel is definitely a better option.

Pericoloso

37,613 posts

101 months

Wednesday 16th January
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100 miles a week isn't "lots"

Break it down to a 5 day week ,20 a day or 10 there ,10 home .

Still might not be diesel compatible.


thebraketester

6,920 posts

76 months

Wednesday 16th January
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I would say at that mileage you are far better off with a petrol. 100miles a day..... that’s a different story.
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paula92

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16 posts

10 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Well it cost me almost £30 a week in petrol to drive that many miles a week whereas in a diesel it will be around £10 or thereabouts.

Mr Tidy

7,366 posts

65 months

Thursday 17th January
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paula92 said:
Well it cost me almost £30 a week in petrol to drive that many miles a week whereas in a diesel it will be around £10 or thereabouts.
For 100 miles a week I'd buy a petrol (or 2 - like I have). laugh

But I hope it works out for you - just try to do at least one trip of 30 miles or more every week or so, or you may end up needing a new dpf.






paula92

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16 posts

10 months

Thursday 17th January
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Mr Tidy said:
paula92 said:
Well it cost me almost £30 a week in petrol to drive that many miles a week whereas in a diesel it will be around £10 or thereabouts.
For 100 miles a week I'd buy a petrol (or 2 - like I have). laugh

But I hope it works out for you - just try to do at least one trip of 30 miles or more every week or so, or you may end up needing a new dpf.


Good Lord, now you are all worrying me! I was told by so many people that I should get a diesel which will save more fuel for me. We will also be going holiday and some day trips in this car as well, which will add up the miles.

Never mind... a bit too late to back off now! My other half will possibly be using it as well. He will use it to go work when I do not need it (he works around 13 miles away on dual carriageway).

Sounds like I need to start taking trips to my other town 10 miles away rather than the one that is only 10 mins from me lol.

Mr Tidy

7,366 posts

65 months

Friday 18th January
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paula92 said:
Good Lord, now you are all worrying me! I was told by so many people that I should get a diesel which will save more fuel for me. We will also be going holiday and some day trips in this car as well, which will add up the miles.

Never mind... a bit too late to back off now! My other half will possibly be using it as well. He will use it to go work when I do not need it (he works around 13 miles away on dual carriageway).

Sounds like I need to start taking trips to my other town 10 miles away rather than the one that is only 10 mins from me lol.
So long as the car does some longer trips from time to time it should be OK.

I bought my 123d in 2008 because I was doing business miles at the time, so annual mileage ended up being around 14,000.

My regular commute was 16 miles each way, but at weekends it only went a few miles sometimes. Then it might do a 200 mile work trip. I never had any DPF issues with it.

But if yours has stop/start I'd get into the habit of turning it off every time you drive it! My battery didn't last 5 years (and as it was an AGM coded one it cost £300 to replace) then the starter motor died before 7 years of age (that was £600). Whereas my Z4 battery (no stop/start) lasted 10 years and only cost £100 to replace!

thebraketester

6,920 posts

76 months

Friday 18th January
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paula92 said:
Well it cost me almost £30 a week in petrol to drive that many miles a week whereas in a diesel it will be around £10 or thereabouts.
No idea which 1 series you bought but my wife has a 120d and it struggles to do much more than 40mpg which is crap given that most modern 2.0T petrols will so about that.

Your saving calculation isn’t accurate. Certainly wouldn’t be triple the cost to run a petrol equivalent.

Mr Tidy

7,366 posts

65 months

Friday 18th January
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Well to be fair my 123d averaged 48.7 mpg over 81K miles and 6+ years.

But it was nothing like a third of the cost of a petrol! I had a 325ti Compact for 3+ years and 23K miles and that averaged 34.9 mpg in similar use.