Think Im going to defect:

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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Sun Mar 22, 2015 9:02 pm

Is the 70mpg figure 'real world' or claimed?  It's good but given the notorious EU test, it might be nearer 50.  A lot better than 22, and that VED figure is hard to argue against....

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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:42 pm

Hi Richard, yes its claimed, so real world closer to 50 I would say.  Still good.  First years VED is free too.


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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:03 pm

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I can honestly say, with 70mpg and £20 a year road tax it really doesnt bother me how noisy the engine is, I found it gruff on start up and once settled down and making progress was absolutely fine, would t say noisy atall, just coarse.  The X5 3.0 d is always going to sound better as its a 6 cylinder, the 320d doesn't sound that fantastic either so Im not too bothered. 
Has one been reading reviews? as you comment on both the 220 and 250?

I did toy with the c200 petrol as do I really need a diesel??


Regarding the screen, that interior is waay nicer than any of BMW's current offerings, even with the stuck on screen ( I happen to love ).  The ambient lighting looks brilliant, the whole package works for me with the premium plus kit, and AMG spec, it makes the car a very pleasant place to be.

Bored of 22mpg and £500 a year road tax if honest.  Plus added expensive bills of bits going wrong, Mercedes here I come.

I will miss the X5, but not for long probably [emoji1]




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I'm not criticising; I just find the 220 & 250 (both of which I have driven for lengthy periods)... unrefined & somewhat unpolished for a premium brand.    I don't really get on with 4 pot diesels & much prefer  the smoothness of the V6 tbh.    I've yet to drive the W205 C350 as I can't find one to test.  My W212 E Class E350  went yesterday after only three months, which I didn't get on with at all.  I'm hoping the W205  C350 will be different or at least surpass the excellent W204 C350 I had a few years back.    Agree re BMW being naff at present.
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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:20 am

Well its arrived :)


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Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:25 am

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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:37 am

Good first pic but need more

Newbie RickT has a new C coming so I expect he would like to see more too!!
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Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:13 am

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Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:15 am

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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:15 am

hows that Mark?? :)




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Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:17 am

car is having tints fitted next week


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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:17 am

[quote="kjb1"]
hows that Mark?? :)




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Nice, but who is mark!!??
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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:19 am

lol!! :)

its far too early!!! been up since 5!!! haha no excuse I know!!!

Sorry James


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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:26 am

Let you off

I'm intrigued by the C63 but having just done a week in a wet Scotland, I can't think of a better car I would have rather gone in.

Want to overtake, put your foot down and go off like a scalded cat. No traction issues at all. Only issue has been the number of fuel receipts shoved in my glovebox....
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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:16 am

[emoji1] 4 wheel drive I guess cant be beaten!!! fuel bills would make me cry however.


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Re: Think Im going to defect:

Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:32 am

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[emoji1] 4 wheel drive I guess cant be beaten!!! fuel bills would make me cry however.


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More like to make my internal accounts people cry...
Will probably park it up when back and use the leaf where possible for a while.
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