So... I'll try and make this short.
Had the 172 for 2.5 years and made a thread about trying to sell and keeping it and being happy etc. but decided it was getting on a bit and I wanted something more mature.
I'd had a 1990 E30 320i before but that needed too much work and I then bought a 2003 E46 318Ci but that was too slow and gutless despite the brilliant condition it was in.
Naturally the next step was a 330Ci in E46 form.
My dad had got one about 7 months ago and the comfort and power levels were exactly what I was after but his was in the most common colour of silver with black leather so I naturally wanted something slightly different.
Restricted by the sale of the Clio I'd been looking around for black ones, preferably with black leather and no wood trim (which was quite difficult) and then saw this one about 80 miles away.
Thankfully the Clio sold last Thursday so I phoned the dealer up, arranged a viewing and PX'ed the 318Ci against this.
Uber happy now! I do mainly town driving so don't expect to see much better mpg than an R27 but it's what I wanted so all is good !
Going to be a mini project too as it's got a few things I want to change and personalise but nothing obscene!
- Private Plates
- New wheel badges
- Possibly tinted indicators
- Rust on wheel arch (very common fault)
- New dash trims or sprayed or carbon covered
- Clubsport Gearknob
- New gearknob gaitor and handbrake gaitor
- CD Changer or Business CD headunit
- BBS CHs (possibly) when the tyres run out
The wheels were refurbed by the dealer and he had new tyres put on but they're quite cheap so I'm driving it quite casually in the rain.