View Single Post
Old 03-25-2011, 11:42 AM   #1
Hamr
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ireland
Posts: 1
My Ride: BMW 318 CI M-Sport
Irish BMW 318 CI M-Sport

How are you all keeping? I'm from Ireland and just picked myself up a BMW 318 CI M-Sport. I had a look around the internet for a good e46 based website and came across yours.

Anyway after years of driving Japanese cars...

1.5 Toyota Cynos:


2.2 BB4 Honda Prelude:


... I took the plunge and got myself a Euro.

I was originally looking for something with a bit more poke but comfort and sense won out in the end. Petrol is up around 1.50 a litre here now and you still have road tax (568 for the year on the BMW with it being a 1.9) and insurance to pay! I'll treat myself to something for the weekends down the line, but for now I am delighted to have picked this up as my everyday car. The running costs are very reasonable for what it is and I seem to be averaging ~30MPG as I do a mix of urban and non-urban driving.

Anyway I think the car is a credit to its past owners. The 150K miles on it don't show at all, apart from a small bit of wear on the drivers seat bolster. A few months back it got a new thermostat and bushings and had over 1000 spent on it. I know the last two owners, the car was never seen to be dirty or abused, and prior to that it was a company car for Philips Electrical.

Should you have any information or suggestions for me fire away, I was thinking of getting the rear lip spoiler and the splitter section of the rear bumper carbon wrapped.

Also are there any points I should pay attention to on the car or with owning a BMW in general?

Thanks in advance

Here are some recent pictures:







__________________
Midnightclub.ie Charity Driver 2009/10/11



Click here to visit and join the Midnightclub.ie Charity Drive Facebook Page
Click here to follow the Midnightclub.ie Charity Drive on Twitter
The Midnightclub.ie Charity Drive has raised 33,327.54 for Crumlin over 2009 and 2010
With your continuing support we hope to raise much more in 2011..!!
Hamr is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.