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Old 04-23-2011, 02:36 AM   #2561
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Hmm, I also punched in the vehicle ID number he's supplied into real oem and it say's that number belongs to an e30 316, hmm.
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:00 PM   #2562
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http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/...d=12F81D0FF6C1

What are your thoughts? New job I can afford to step into a new car (financing part till parents sell house and repay my reno investment) Dont really need a car though because I get a work car..Still reasonable price and Ive always wanted to step into an E60
The car does look great, from the interior pictures its a normal 5 series not an M sport package but the VIN check with BMW will help you make that decision
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:05 AM   #2563
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its a good looking car but he lied about the m-sport, what else is he lying about??
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Old 04-24-2011, 08:05 AM   #2564
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It is obvious from the interior (specially seats, steering wheel) that it did not come as M Sport from the factory. In addition, he says "HAS M SPORT KIT" which to me implies its just the body kit and he's not saying it's an M SPEC car.

As in any second hand car you would check everything thoroughly before you buy and if everything ticks then why not?

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Old 04-24-2011, 08:28 PM   #2565
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It is obvious from the interior (specially seats, steering wheel) that it did not come as M Sport from the factory. In addition, he says "HAS M SPORT KIT" which to me implies its just the body kit and he's not saying it's an M SPEC car.

As in any second hand car you would check everything thoroughly before you buy and if everything ticks then why not?
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:02 PM   #2566
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OK, so... I'll be driving down to Melbourne for some work in in the next month and strangely I've never done the Syd-Melb drive.

Any tips on
- good places to take a break
- total travel time
- danger spots
- po-po areas
- good routes to take

It will most likely be a day time weekend drive down.

Cheers guys
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:06 AM   #2567
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OK, so... I'll be driving down to Melbourne for some work in in the next month and strangely I've never done the Syd-Melb drive.

Any tips on
- good places to take a break
- total travel time
- danger spots
- po-po areas
- good routes to take

It will most likely be a day time weekend drive down.

Cheers guys

When i drove down w/D1MS1M earlier this year


Any tips on
- good places to take a break
Anywhere there is a petrol station. (try and stop as little as possible)
we also stopped for i think ~ 2 hours in Albury on the way to SYD for lunch
- total travel time
~10 hours dependsing on speed and stops..
- danger spots
Its all pretty safe, although road works are being done in some areas.. speed is reduced
- po-po areas
Speed cameras are few and marked in NSW..
In VIC, i hope uve got a GPS with Safety camera warnings!
That being said, we got pulled over by HWY Patrol in NSW, so take it easy if u dont want to get caught.. (113km/h in VIC, 117km/h in NSW)
- good routes to take
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:39 AM   #2568
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Thanks Peter - I've spent heaps of time in Melb previously thanks to the head offices of the last 4 companies I've worked for being located there. I'm aware of the Vic po-po welcoming committee

OK, so I'll budget around 10.5 hours with a stop, door to door. I only want to stop when necessary - refuel, pit stop, stretch etc. A mate of mine who has done the trip often gave me the following advice: "10 CDs. Start CD 1 when you start driving and by the time you reach Melb you'll be finishing CD10".

When plans are set I'll let you know and hopefully we can catch up
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:08 AM   #2569
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i drove up the coast last trip was beautiful.,
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Old 04-28-2011, 05:56 PM   #2570
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OK, so... I'll be driving down to Melbourne for some work in in the next month and strangely I've never done the Syd-Melb drive.

Any tips on
- good places to take a break
- total travel time
- danger spots
- po-po areas
- good routes to take

It will most likely be a day time weekend drive down.

Cheers guys
Near Yass or Gundagai (I've forgotten) there's a good roadside servo with the usual golden arches etc.
If you leave early morning, Albury might be good for a lunch pit stop, I can take you somewhere if you like
After that you should be able to go straight through to Melbs on the Hume, theres a new service centre near Euroa that's good for a quick stop.

I'd watch your speed most of the way, especially near roadworks around Woomargama NSW, cops like hiding around there. Going back and forwards to Melb I've never been pulled over doing around 118km, there's always people going faster than that to keep the men in blue occupied.

Other than that, the fixed cameras start at Wandong around Melb I think, but they're mostly easy to see.

Almost forgot, truckies between Syd and Melb can be good indicators of cops and cameras, if you notice they're all suddenly going around 100km, then slow back to the limit.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:00 PM   #2571
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Any tips on
- good places to take a break
I either stop at gundagai or holbrook. Generally gundagai for when i leave syd at 4am, theres maccas next to the shell in south gundagai (i think it's the 3rd gundagai exit) which works well for minimising the break to roughly 30mins for food & fuel.
- total travel time
8 hours driving + stops. If you leave at 4am, you can do it in 8hrs incl. 1 stop. The albury bypass and additional dual carriage way has really cut down travel time since i first moved up here, sub 8hrs driving time is very easily attainable these days, the only factor that influences that is the traffic you get prior to escaping the sydney urban-sprawl.
- danger spots
None, until you cross the border into speed-camera-county, otherwise known as Victoria.
- po-po areas
As pete said, the speed camera's are marked in NSW.
I wouldn't recommend cruising at over 120km/h in NSW, otherwise the highway patrol may get interested, generally they're not.
You need to remember that our alleged speed is cut by 7km/h from the measured speed here, plus most speedo's read ~3km/h higher than your actual speed, so in general if your doing 120km/h they can't book you. (Unless your speedo is out the other way).
- good routes to take
Get on the hume, and it'll take you the whole way there, it's the fastest route by a mile.

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Old 04-28-2011, 06:08 PM   #2572
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OK, so... I'll be driving down to Melbourne for some work in in the next month and strangely I've never done the Syd-Melb drive.

Any tips on
- good places to take a break
- total travel time
- danger spots
- po-po areas
- good routes to take

It will most likely be a day time weekend drive down.

Cheers guys
Ali,

From our area it's around 860km to the northern outskirts so you should do it comfortably in 9 hours or a little over, and that's sticking to the speed limt which is 110 most of the way but down to 50 in some areas this side of Albury (Holbrook etc and roadworks). Suggest you leave just before first light and plan a stop at South Gundagai (Maccas or Hungry Jacks) and then a quick re-fuel at Glenrowan. My general rule of thumb is 5.5 hrs to abeam Albury then 3 hrs to Melb. plus 20 to 30 minutes for stops. There are no speed cameras until you get to near kilmore and then you can expect at least 6 or so.

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Old 04-29-2011, 12:29 AM   #2573
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It was near the towns that the police hang, so only do silly stuff around bends in the middle of nowhere haha

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Old 04-29-2011, 02:24 AM   #2574
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The last time I did the trip, only ran into 3 police in the entire return trip. I caught up to one on the way up, so kept the cruise on the rest of the way :S
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Old 04-29-2011, 02:38 AM   #2575
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Old 04-29-2011, 04:50 AM   #2576
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:05 AM   #2577
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i would love to show this to all my ricecake friends, they are all heavy into drifting and think that bmw's are only good for grip racing and track, even the thought of a bmw drifting makes them piss themselves laughing

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Old 04-29-2011, 05:48 PM   #2578
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:34 PM   #2579
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grip racing, is where u specialize in grip, to much to be exact, cause you would want a little give on the track where as full grip racing set up u wont be able to keep your speed up through a corner but hairpins and other sharp assorted turns is what its all about, not laptimes or speed
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:02 PM   #2580
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oh and stay on the speed limit around goulburn.... cops are always near there.
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