Taken the plunge

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slieverue
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Taken the plunge

Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:34 am

Hi all

Well after several months of deliberating and searching, I've sold the Le Mans (which I loved by the way) and got myself an E70.

Picked it up yesterday in Tees side and drove back to Aberdeen in it.

All I can say is Wow - what a car! It is a vast improvement/step up from the E53 and much more refined. I'm not saying this to annoy the E53 owners, but merely to highlight that the evolution to the E70 is impressive.

As you can see from my signature, I've had a few E53's and I've loved them all - to the point where the missus is a bit concerned about me!! - but I really am impressed.

Admittedly the decent spec helps - it's a 57 reg 3.0L D SE in Monaco Blue, with Sat Nav, HUD (every car should have this!!), Xenon's, High Beam Assist, Comfort Access, Tow bar and more.

Pics to come, but just wanted to share my good fortune and smuggness!! :driving:

Cheers

Tony

PS Anyone bought the iPhone 4 Cradle yet? Worth the money?
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06 Reg 3.0D Le Mans with Pano Roof
56 Reg 3.0D Sport
54 Reg 3.0D Sport
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Re: Taken the plunge

Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:35 am

Sounds like a nice spec
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2005 BMW 535d MSport
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Re: Taken the plunge

Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:22 am

Congrats on the new car. I also made the change just before Christmas from a Le Mans E53 to a great spec E70 M Sport. Totally agree about how much they have evolved, E53 is still fantastic but E70 moves the smoothness and refinement on a bit.

Answered your PM by the way.
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Re: Taken the plunge

Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:32 am

Excellent news,hope you enjoy your new motor.

You certainly love your x5s judging by your history,i must admit the e53 is really dated in comparision to the e70 & so much smaller.

Hope you have lots of fun in it.
Current...E90 330i M Spt Blue/Black  2006
              640d M Spt Blue/White 2012

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Audi TTS Black 2012
E53 X5 4.8iS  Blue 2004
               E92 M3 White 2009
               E85 Z4 MR 2006
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Re: Taken the plunge

Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:26 am

Welcome to the growing E70 numbers, hopefully we will get to see all these motors at a meet?
Current Drives:

Alpina D5 BiTurbo
E70 3.0sD SE (Sold)
E46 330 Convertible
Alpina B3 S BiTurbo (SOLD)

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E39 528 Sport, 530 Sport
E38 735 Sport
E36 318iS, 320, 325
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Re: Taken the plunge

Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:34 pm

not from Canada!
Sigh...
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Re: Taken the plunge

Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:17 am

Nice One Congrast nice spec - now :worthless:
X5 Xdrive 30d MSport
Carbon Black
Oyster Interior
Media Package
Third Row Seating
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Re: Taken the plunge

Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:34 pm

You're right - washed the car this morning with the intention to take pics and post em here. Then guess what? Somebody needed to go to the shops and her car just wasn't good enough.

Going to have to clean it again tomorrow!!! grrrr!!

To follow up on my comments about the difference between the E53 and E70 - the ride on runflats is very "jolty". Does anyone else think the same, or am I just aware that I've got runflats and I'm expecting the ride to much firmer?

Some more comments about the some of the extras:

HUD - love it, seriously I barely glance at the dials any more
Reversing camera - good, but I wouldn't loose sleep if my next car didn't have it
Comfort access - great, key stays in your pocket at all times
High beam assist - absolutely awesome, should be mandatory on all bi-xexon cars

Hope that helps some of you guys trying to decide what extras to go for.

Cheers

Tony
Current:
57 Reg 3.0D SE Monaco Blue

Previous:
06 Reg 3.0D Le Mans with Pano Roof
56 Reg 3.0D Sport
54 Reg 3.0D Sport

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