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I've restarted this post again as the last one was waaaaaay tooooo long :)

As each day passes, new people join the forum.

It would be nice to know who they are, what they do, where they are from, what they currently drive etc.

So, please take a moment to add a reply to this thread introducing yourself.

Thanks

[edit by Admin: old posts deleted as part of a tidy up on April 4th 2012]
 

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Hello all!

My names Josh, i'm 19, and i live in-between Salford & Harrogate.

I live in Manchester part time where i'm currently doing a degree in Music Production. (i'm a sound engineer on the side!). I spend 4 days a week in Harrogate, which is where i'm from. I work there currently, i am a partner in my fathers business.

This week i've just bought a 58 reg 118d 3dr M-Sport in black. Fantastic car. My sister has an almost identical model and i drove it for a few weeks over Xmas and fell in love with it. I had an Audi A3 2.0 FSI but got rid as it was costing too much in fuel & mechanical costs!... a word of advice, stay WELL clear from high mileage petrol Audi's!

Anyway, cheers. This forum seems great so far, loads of useful information on it.

 

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Hi there. My name is Barny, I live in Northumberland and I have had for a couple of months now a 116d SE with comfort pack, in a sort of metallic black and on a 59 plate. I traded in my 11 plate Corsa Limited Edition 1.3cdti on a straight swap as I have a 150 mile round trip every day to work, and the Corsa was only giving me 41mpg even though VX's figures say 67mpg combined!!! I expected it to be less than that, but not over 25mpg less!!!! The best could ever squeeze out of a tank of diesel was 45mpg but to do that you couldn't go over 50mph! Seriously lacking a 6th gear basically.

Anyway, a valuable lesson learnt, and I certainly don't regret the change as I am getting over 50mpg consistently and that's with some more spirited driving through the twisties on my way home now that I have a little more power. I came across this forum anyway whilst researching remaps, like everything, you get a little more power . . you enjoy it for a while . . but then you always end up wanting more!!!!!!

This is the first BMW I have had and I am very impressed. I have been through a lot of cars as well, little bit of a petrolhead! Currently also run a 1991 Eunos Roadster, a 1987 Honda Civic GT and a 2008 Vauxhall Naffira 1.8i to run the kids around in, (yawn!!!).
 

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Hi guys, I'm new to the forum. Ive got a BMW 120d coupe, m sport model in white. Absolutely love it. I bought it a few weeks ago but it's been garaged while i sold my integra type r. So I insured it today and really realy like it. It's my first diesel and thought it would be sluggish and under powered but can't fault it. I'm very happy with it. I went for the 120d for economy really and looks. Compared to the Honda it's brilliant on fuel, insurance and tax are also cheaper.
 

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I am going to collect my '57 plate 123d M Sport Coupe tomorrow- it is my first BMW and I am beyond excited. Switching from a Civic Type R is obviously a huge change and I hope it is going to be great.

Just wanted to introduce myself to the forum and say that it has already been really helpful answering questions in the run up to making my purchase

Cheers,

Mike
 

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Possibly a bit late seeing as I signed up here a couple of weeks ago but I've only just spotted this thread so I thought I might as well.

I'm Liam from Scotland and after selling my supercharged VX220 and RS Clio 200 I'm looking for something a bit more upmarket. I am on the hunt for a 135i with cash in the bank waiting so hopefully I'll be able to post pictures of one belonging to me sooner rather than later. :)
 

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Hiya, picking up a '57 130 m sport tomorrow so though I'd come say hi. Not planning any / much mods to it as I have another toy that empties the bank account.

Will put up a wee thread in the next few days with pics and stuff. Until then il leave with apic of my 'proper' baby BMW. Because race car.





 

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Hello everyone :)

Just wanted to introduce myself, been having a browse round this forum and after a fairly short hunt bought myself a little Easter present :p ....

A lovely Sedona Red 120d Coupe :spotman:

Traded in our 520d M Sport Touring, which we got before our little one came along... Thought I'd need the space but found I didn't really and wanted something a bit more nimble and fun :wink:

Few pictures below, before my hubby has got to work with the polish and wax :)

Happy Easter and 1 Series driving to all

Cath :)

PS... Private plate will be being removed





 

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Hi Folks,

I'm Kriminal (by name); currently driving an A3 S-Line Sportback, but looking to trade in for a BMW 1 Series Coupe (120/123D) M Sport, as I absolutely LOVE the look of these cars - not too big, not too small; suits my needs.

I'm in to car Detailing; just spent 3 days with the rotary on the A3 to get it where it should be, so will probably talk quite a lot about keeping 'em clean!

So, as I haven't got my Beemer yet, I guess you could say I'm a stalker!!...mwaaahahaha :wink:

PS. Don't go hating me cuz I'm driving an Audi :D
 

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Ahhh so the trimming of this topic last week explains it all. I was sure I had made a post just before I got my car (mid Feb), and then logged on for the first time since just now and couldn't find it.

Serves me right for taking so long I suppose haha.

Anyway, got my 118d M Sport mid Feb, been busy since then and not had chance to post, so here are a couple of pics.





****e pictures from my phone, but you get the idea.
 

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Hi folks,

I'm Chappers from Lincolnshire. I've just traded an Audi A6 Avant for a 2007 120i SE with all the trimmings in silver so I thought that I had best pop along here and say hello to you all. Although it is more compact than I've been used to, I absolutely love this little 1 series and can't believe I didn't make the move to BMW years ago!

Unfortunately since I picked the car up I haven't been able to prise the keys away from the wife, and it's been raining constantly so the only photo I have is a poor one from my phone, but as soon as a day off coincides with half decent weather I'm hoping to get outside with the wax etc and give it a good going over and take some decent pictures.

 

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Hi

Just recently registered, looks a great site. I'm in the market for 5 door 130i M sport, so thought here would be a good place to start.

Previously owned a number of BMW's, but have been away from the marque from a couple of years. Hope to be back in the fold soon.

Regards
Dave
 

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Hey guys

Im Tim currently living in germany but am orginally from canada , I drive a 120d hatch coupe that i just got 2 weeks ago, and liking it so far , came from a tuned vw gti so im kinda missin the peppy ness

Love this forum tho tons of interesting stuff that im defs gonns use on my car

Cheers
 

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Littlejohno43 said:
Hi welcome loads of info on here and cars for sale what's your budget and spec
Can I ask if there is a 'Wanted' area / section ?

The car I'm after is a 5 door 130i M Sport in LMB or black

Must have: Xenons, heated seats & ideally lest than 70k with backed up FSH & a manual gearbox!
Ideally 3 or less owners and factory standard (minimal mods accepted)

Any additional extras are a bonus, but not a requirement.

Looking at spending no more than 9K for the right car
 

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Can't remember if i did this a while back so in case i didn't...

My name is Rob, I'm 29 And i live with my lady (soon to be wife i guess as i proposed a couple days ago!) Ahhhh lol... Down in the southwest in a town called Clevedon which is sited between Bristol + Weston-super-Mare. I'm A logistics analyst For Comet group but soon to be moving on to better things, Also in my free time I'm a part of the territorial Army. Am pretty active, Love life and up for a laugh.

Current car is a 55 plate BMW 120D Sport which apart from the recent ABS drama's am loving. Very different to other cars I've owned!!!
Last was a 52 Plate Mercedes CLK 240 Advantgarde Coupe and previous an Audi A3. None can touch even come close to my Yamaha R6, But lots of fun without getting wet!

other than the indicator/ Fin aerial, and hopefully Spoiler.... wanna keep the car as stock and clean as i can! well maybe the odd mod!! ha

First on the list is getting the alloys re-con'd so anyone know of anywhere near me that can give a good price, feel free to hook me up! :D

As you can guess am pretty busy most of the time and don't get on the web very often, Work, training.. woman!! ha ha :roll: But if i can help in any way, I will!!

Anyway... Chat soon! :spotman: :spotman: :spotman: :spotman: :spotman: :spotman:

 

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I hope I am okay to be here because at the moment I am actually a Mazda owner with aspirations of owning my first 1 Series in about three months when I am expecting a substantial bonus. I have been waiting my whole life for this moment, so I thought I might as well swing by and say hello to what seems to be a great and knowledgeable community. I'll definitely be around on the forums and I look forward to meeting all of you.
 

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Hi im Lew.

32, Marine Engineer in HM Submarine Service, but im actually shore based for the next year teaching.

Im married with 2 kids and the reason I have joined this forum is that in about 4-5 months time, were looking at buying our first house, and unfortunatly, my good wife and I are currently running 2 hot hatches and a motorbike and this isnt really going to be affordable when we get on the property ladder.

So, were going to keep her car, a 300bhp seat Leon K1...



And sell my babies (how is that fair?)...





TBH, the bike rarely gets used and if im really honest, it bloody scares me!

The Focus is the love of my life though, and im gonna be sad to see it go. Its pumping out a healthy 420 bhp/410 lb-ft so its no slouch. The thing is though, even though it has respectable running costs (27mpg) I need somthing a bit cheaper to run, and hopefully free up a few grand to put towards the house deposit.

I really did consider a BMW 335D but TBH, the MPG, tax and insurance bills wont be that much less than what im paying now, so after much consideration and research, I have settled on the idea of replacing it with a 123D coupe.

I really like the look of them, they have all the equipment I need and should be considerably cheaper to feed with fuel and tyres and a lot less to tax/insure.

So anyway, im looking forward to having a browse around here and get some more info on the 1 series coupe.

So hello!
 

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Didnt see this thread before so il introduce myself properly

Paul from just outside Grimsby.

Just bought a 59 plate 120d M Sport coupe



and a 59 plate Z750 for when the suns out

 

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Hello all, my name is Rik, I'm 26 and I work as a financial adviser (oi, come back!). I also have a goldfish named John Fishanu hence the strange username.

I live in North London and haven't had a car for a few years now (really don't need one round here), however I'm starting a new job/company in October which will require national travel and have been thinking about what to get shortly before then - can you guess what I decided on? :roll:

Specifically, I'm going for a 123d - as after extensive research I can't find anything that comes close to the performance/mpg/tax/insurance combination that they offer. Despite being a massive petrol (or diesel) head I haven't really paid much attention since not owning a car. To go away for a few years and come back to find a standard diesel with 200bhp and nigh on 50mpg is definitely a nice surprise! I still haven't decided whether I prefer coupe or hatchback but to be honest I'm not fussed and will go with the best deal I can find.

I've already seen one or two in the for sale section that float my boat but sadly I'm not looking to buy yet.

As everyone else is at it, here are some pics of some of my old cars:

Nissan 350z

Renaultsport Megane R26

MkIV Golf GTI Turbo


Cheers and looking forward to hanging around here more often.
 
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