Sevice Courtesy Car: What Will I Get?

Sevice Courtesy Car: What Will I Get?

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essexplumber

Original Poster:

7,420 posts

146 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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I've booked my X3 in for a service at Elms Stansted and I've got a courtesy car while they have mine. What will it be?

In my head I know it will be a poverty spec 116d but in my dreams the guy will say "We only seem to have the M5 avaliable today sir" hehe

Theres always hope I suppose.

Ozone

2,965 posts

160 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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I went through this when I went to one of the BMW Sytner garages and got a Cooper S, I asked about the M5 loaner but that got laughed off (no surprise really). At least I got to try a new Mini and realise they are not for me.

Good luck wink

fjord

2,143 posts

110 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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Dammit i spent ages tyring to find the 'because you really want a bmw' pvoerty spec 1 series poster and couldnt frown

essexplumber

Original Poster:

7,420 posts

146 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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Ozone said:
I went through this when I went to one of the BMW Sytner garages and got a Cooper S, I asked about the M5 loaner but that got laughed off (no surprise really). At least I got to try a new Mini and realise they are not for me.

Good luck wink
That would do, although I had that engine in my old 207 GTi.

ucb

668 posts

185 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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I got a Mini Clubman Cooper D, which seemed no more practical than the regular Mini and wasn't quick.
So much for M car ownership!

essexplumber

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7,420 posts

146 months

Monday 28th January 2013
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I have also just discovered that I can't spell "service" grumpy

Sam.F

1,137 posts

173 months

Tuesday 29th January 2013
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I find you can literally end up with *anything* from BMW or MINI depending what they have when you arrive - when I had my JCW I had an X3 35d for example while a couple of weeks later my Dad too his 335d in and got a 116i... I imagine there will be quite a few 114is coming on line in the near future though!

il sole

287 posts

117 months

Tuesday 29th January 2013
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you need to get friendly with the salesmen, then book the service through them and then you can choose something better! I can say from experience that it pays off for them as I took my wife's old 118d into Woods Salisbury once and they gave me a 330i coupe for the day and I ended up buying a used one!!!

dave_s13

13,266 posts

242 months

Tuesday 29th January 2013
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My E61 525D went in recently for the software update and battery thing.

Got a 316D.

I can see how the 3 series could be a great car, just not that one, uurrgh.

essexplumber

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7,420 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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F25 X3 3.0D M sport auto. Bloody lovely it is, full cream leather, every extra avaliable. It feels very fast in sport mode, just a shame I have to give it back tomorrow frown

northandy

3,483 posts

194 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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A Mini "first" for me, so basic it didnt even seem have aircon.

essexplumber

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7,420 posts

146 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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northandy said:
A Mini "first" for me, so basic it didnt even seem have aircon.
What did you take in?

northandy

3,483 posts

194 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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essexplumber said:
What did you take in?
Just a 118d m sport (f20)

Although its suffering from timing chain rattle thats been going on a couple of months, so thought they might have been nice to me biggrin

Stuart Thompson

575 posts

136 months

Monday 11th February 2013
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When my sisters Alpina B3.3s went in she got an 335i cab.