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    My New Car - Non Vauxhall Content

    Well after selling the cab i really wanted to find a sporthatch that had the options i wanted on it as i had some nice mk5 groundbreaking mods to carry out, but after searching high and low and missing out on one on here i decided that i can't search forever and maybe my money could be spent elsewhere.

    So after spending nearly a whole week searching, i found something that tickled my fancy.

    I looked at Audi's & VW's but couldn't get what i wanted. So i decided to try another route...

    It won't appeal to everyone but i thought i'd try something different.

    BMW 320cd M Sport Coupe
    2003 53 plate Facelift Model
    85k
    FBMWSH
    Auto
    Silver Grey
    Black Leather
    Black Cube Trim
    Xenons
    Auto Lights
    Auto Wipers
    Rear Park Sensors
    Folding Mirrors
    4xEW
    Cruise Control
    Climate Control
    Harman Kardon
    TAPE PLAYER + 6disc
    Only mods that i'll be doing straight away are an aftermarket version of the OEM TV/Nav unit. It is full touchscreen, TV/DVD/Nav/Bluetooth/USB/SD Card etc.. and i'm going to get some sort of new tailpipe backbox fitted to change it form a single diesel downturn to a staggered twin 2.5" slashcut round pipes.

    Currently 150bhp 330NM Torque, plan to either get a DTUK or similar remap which will take it to 190 bhp 400NM Torque

















    To find this with the right mileage, colour, spec and for the right price was like a needle in a haystack.

    I'll see how i get on with it.

    All opinions welcome.
    BMW 535d Msport / Meriva VXR

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    nice, always liked bimmerz
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    Nice spec rich and the right colour, they don't do it for me tbh, but i am willing to have my mind changed

    Enjoy!
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    My ex is driving one of those round atm, just until his new company BMW is built.

    Nice looking cars, he seems to like his one anyway.


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    I've had one of these for a while, though a manual, but similar spec to that.

    Google the 'tennis ball mod' for your parcel shelf - will reduce vibration from the subs.
    Also read up on the removal of swirl flaps, as there is a common fault there and easily avoidable

    checkout evotechnik.net/forum for some advice and mod stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaanK View Post
    I've had one of these for a while, though a manual, but similar spec to that.

    Google the 'tennis ball mod' for your parcel shelf - will reduce vibration from the subs.
    Also read up on the removal of swirl flaps, as there is a common fault there and easily avoidable

    checkout evotechnik.net/forum for some advice and mod stuff
    Cheers Shaank,

    Flaps were already on order yesterday after advice from E46zone.

    Tennis ball mod looks interesting, it was only yesterday i had it banging out and heard a little rattle from the shelf, will do that later!
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    Good purchase Rich. Very low miles too when you consider the nature of the package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BYRON View Post
    Good purchase Rich. Very low miles too when you consider the nature of the package.
    Cheers bud, I thought so.

    Did look at 2 330cd coupe's, 1 was a 54 plate with 132k and was £6000, the other was a 55 plate with 106k and was £8000.

    Would have liked a 330 but just couldn't find the right one.
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    I would love a 330d also, but megga milles for a lot of pennines......

    Nice car though! loving the Torque and plooms of black smoke?
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    Looking forward to seeing which direction this goes in Rich.

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