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PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 11:15
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

in the BMW.

I'm doing more miles than normal simply because its new, exciting and I want to drive it all the time.

When you think that I only done 3.5k in the VW in 11 months i've now done almost a third of that in 5 weeks!

Miles Per Gallon overall is currently 29 - really good when you consider that 700 of the miles have been urban driving!

neilg Posted on 15/07/2008 11:23
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Im averaging 50 miles a week on my hand - built racing bike. Its nowhere near as luxurious as your BMW.It will take me 20 weeks to reach a thousand miles and Ive already got a sore arse! Thing is im not sure its the bike thats caused it ;-O x

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 11:38
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[:D]

Bandy Posted on 15/07/2008 11:42
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Ponce, work out your sell on value in say a yrs time and you'll probably think about getting the bus. BMW's are ten a penny - the average sales rep selling dusters has one.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 11:43
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Bandy - I've worked out my sell on value.

Some BMW's are ten a penny.

Not the one I've got mate.

Bandy Posted on 15/07/2008 11:44
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what sets your BM apart from the rest then? Sell it to me

neilg Posted on 15/07/2008 11:45
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Fluffy dice, a nodding dog and a whiplash antenna!

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 11:49
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Bandy:

Not many of these about, and certainly not many that fall into the catagory of "salesman"


Link: Ultimate Driving Machine

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:04
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I thank you.

japsterboro Posted on 15/07/2008 12:07
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

29 mpg, what the F*** are you playing at!

I get 22mpg when I drive like a pussy and 8mpg when I'm on a track. Plus I think I've rattled off more than 1000 miles in a day when I've driven to Germany.

Get rid, sounds like a waste of time and money unless you're using it as god intended!

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:08
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

FQ400

ridsdale Posted on 15/07/2008 12:10
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

jasper, there is nothing more boorish than blokes getting their knobs out whilst doing car talk.

japsterboro Posted on 15/07/2008 12:13
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Pauluka - FQ400 ... 15mpg average?

Ridders - Put it away then

ridsdale Posted on 15/07/2008 12:15
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Put your own dick away.

I'm not touching it.

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:16
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Japster, Yeah around that although I never checked

Eidur Posted on 15/07/2008 12:18
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

what a boring post. who gives a fook? dull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bandy Posted on 15/07/2008 12:18
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Ponce: All the harrogate hairdressers drive about in them.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:23
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Bandy - they're not salesmen though are they.

BTW, i know you're lying. Its far from a hairdressers car mate.

Japster, believe me i give it some going... red line it all the time.

What car do you drive?

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:24
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Any car can red line. Doesn't make it fast and yours is not

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:27
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[:D]

Paul, just because yours does 0-62 in about 3.7 ish??? Doesn't mean that 5.7 is slow.

Plus, i don't buy cars solely on performance. I mitsu looks like a pile of S***, whereas the Z4 coupe is probably the best looking car I have seen within the price bracket.

I'll give you the 2 seconds head start mate.

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:27
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Kiss kiss [:)]

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:30
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

[;)]

Do you actually have an FQ400?

Don't you think they are ugly cars?

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:31
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Sold it after my court thing mate

Had a EVO6 before that which was much better to look at but I wanted something faster, sadly I paid the price through the courts

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:33
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Uh-oh. I didn't know that.

You get banned then? It was just speeding wasn't it? Nothing extra?

So, what would you go for today if you had say 25k to go and spend on a new / nearly new car.

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:36
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Caught doing 110, got 6 points and a 550 fine. That took me to 9 points so the car had to go to preserve my job at the time as you can't drive it slow

Honestly I would love another, I test drove quite a few motors and that thing just blew me away with its performance......Some people like really good looking cars, some like performance, I like a balance of the two

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:43
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Yeah i suppose...

For me, looks would come first and then I would look at performance, running costs etc. I fancied the nissan 350z but it was top insurance group, top tax group, worse fuel economy. Plus it was a nissan so its value would drop...

I like good looking cars. couldn't give a F*** if it did 0-60 in 3 or 5 - its still quick enough. And i'm never gonna see if it really is a 155mph top speed.

Pauluka Posted on 15/07/2008 12:48
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The thing is when you buy a car like that then you shouldn't even consider it if there a doubt about running the thing

I had to get the tvvat serviced every 4500 miles too and the tyres cost around 160 each

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 12:54
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Paul - the only doubt I had about it was the fact that the government were talking about putting the top tax bracket at 2k per year.

The tax on the BMW is 115 quid for 6 months. I think its 220 in the top group ATM. If the fat scot got his way then it could have been 2k for a years tax in 2 years for the top bracket...

That was the only thing that I kept thinking about on the Nissan. With the BMW, it costs about 30 quid more than the Golf did, i've doubled my fuel costs to about 20 quid a week...
There was no doubt at all about the BMW. Hence why I eventually took the plunge.

Its great.

MODerimus Posted on 15/07/2008 13:01
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Nice cars all around and would love something like that for endless fun however for 30 minutes of fun I ended up with a requirement of a car that could fit a pram in the boot..[:)]

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 13:13
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[:D] MOD.

Pinkers Posted on 15/07/2008 13:26
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

My mate has the Z4 Coupe, it's very nice. Unfortnately it's the gay automatic which I would get bored of within weeks, but the engine is a beauty no doubt. He seems to get surpisingly good economy for a 3.0 V6.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 13:57
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Pinkers, I got mine from a BMW dealer in the north west and on the drive home on the M62, A1 i was getting about 40 MPG. Needless to say i was taking it easy, cruising at 70 [;)] but still i thought it was great.

On a good weekend at home i can be getting 23-33 MPG until I start thrashing it about a bit.

krissyyork Posted on 15/07/2008 14:06
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

FQ400

Wow, what a car, only passangered in it but unbelievably quick

japsterboro Posted on 15/07/2008 14:14
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

PP - M3 CSL ...


Link: CSL

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 14:27
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Japster - that little "M" badge means you're mpg is seriously affected. Nice though. Z4 wasn't worth the extra 10k for the Z4M for the same top speed and o.3 seconds quicker to 62mph

downinman Posted on 15/07/2008 14:32
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Mate at work just bought a porsche gt3, just been for a spin in it. Nice car.

japsterboro Posted on 15/07/2008 14:38
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PP - Agreed, not with the miles you do, although once you've had an 'M' there isnt anyway back ...

downinman - Awesome cars, very track focused like my CSL but they are something special.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 15:26
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Yeah but the Z4 3.0 got a better review than the 3.2M... So all in all, given mileage price etc etc i feel i've got the better car.

If i was driving on a track all day every day then I'd go for the M but the fact that 100% of my driving is spent on normal roads means that the Z4M is a hugely overpriced car.

downinman Posted on 15/07/2008 15:29
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Buying a z4 seems over priced if you spend most of the time cruising around town and on normal roads.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 15:45
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

By "normal roads" i mean the standard every day roads we will all use.

A Roads,
B Roads
Motorways
etc.

My point is that the Z4M costs 42k and is an extremely impracticle car for every day driving that people will do. Hence why the 3.0 got better reviews. Its 10k cheaper for a start.

PS: I suggest you try and drive them "normal" country roads in a rear wheel drive coupe - then you'll appreciate it.

mailinator Posted on 15/07/2008 15:48
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

It can't be that good if you have to constantly brag about it on here to seek validation for your purchase.

Go out, drive it, enjoy it but stop talking about it as there's a lot of people driving far better cars who wouldn't dare boast about it as they have true class.

the_throcking_man Posted on 15/07/2008 15:52
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

I think he is just insecure more than anything and has to keep telling people what he has bought and is doing.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 16:01
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Mallinator / TTM

Where on this thread have a boasted about my purchase. You are misguided fools.

And like I have continuously said on this site - the more responses I get like them 2, the more worthwhile it feels to post such nonsense.

Be Happy.

gibbos_left_boot Posted on 15/07/2008 19:15
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

always been a fan of the z4 coupe, and i'll be looking to buy one in a year or so... for now i'll make do with my clio ;)

jam69 Posted on 15/07/2008 19:23
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

the pub bores number one topic is cars,fact

apl1970 Posted on 15/07/2008 19:58
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

The pubs boring stories are normally from 18-20 year olds talking about how smashed they got at the weekend.

I`d like a nice 2 seater but the need of 2 seats for kids means I`m sticking with my 306 GTi for now.

I`ll live I suppose.

Talking of speeding fines I got done for 96mph on the M1 a few years ago and got 5 points and a £400 fine. Recently got caught doing 93 on the A19 and only got a fixed penalty 3 points and £60 fine. When I asked about the speed/punishment situation he told me it`s down to him. Goes to show it`s what the officer is like depends on what your punishment is.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 20:00
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Take it you dont drive jam?

Cleveleyssmoggie Posted on 15/07/2008 20:16
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Why can't you guys admit that we are all inferior to the "Pink One", he can then get a life away from this board and enjoy his car.


LucyFir Posted on 15/07/2008 21:09
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This is hilarious Pinkponce you actually own a Z4? iv honestly never seen a bloke even sat in one never mind drive one! its the ultimate girlie car an you have bought a brand new one!-im not homophobic but you are gay yes?

Esekiel1517 Posted on 15/07/2008 21:12
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Got a Q8,my head wouldnt have fitted through the door with my D&G on...lol

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 21:15
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

[:D]

Nope. There is a big difference between the car you are thinking. Z4 soft top equals bitches car. Z4 hard top (Coupe - which ypu've prbably never seen before in your fluffly pink little life) = mans car.

No woman should be allowed near a car with a 3 litre engine and that power. Hence the reason why you all buy an MG / Tigra / 206cc...

Stick to ironing petal, leave the car stuff to us big boys xxxx

there's a good lass.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 21:16
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Ese - do you own a Q8?

I think they are great. Lad I live with down here is thinking of getting a Q8 or an RS4.

Clevelysmoggie - I enjoy the car, don'tworry about that. This board is my play time. Unlike some.

LucyFir Posted on 15/07/2008 21:21
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silly boy i know me cars its a split arses car you must be in denial come out you ll feel much better when ya admit yer a sausage jockey-an i aint a woman!

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 21:35
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[:D]

What car do you drive lucy?

LucyFir Posted on 15/07/2008 21:40
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

(Thinks) A 1974 Reliant Robin (least he ll feel superior to me now)

Esekiel1517 Posted on 15/07/2008 21:41
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

Poncey lad,a friend of mine once told me.................

'The person in the crows nest is always the last person to see the sinking ship'.

Just a thought..


Are you coming to Villa away this year?Only 200 last year,what a pity.

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 21:42
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I would seriously like an honest answer. Cars and materialistic things don't make me feel inferior. There were some nice cars mentioned on here earlier. I am happy with my car so why should I want someone elses when I could have went and got one?

Come on...

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 21:44
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Ese - what do you mean by that?

Villa away - not sure about what away games yet - aint even looked to see which ones are in londinium yet that would be easy to get to.

I'm hoping for carling cup 3rd round against either brentford or QPR

LucyFir Posted on 15/07/2008 21:48
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can you explain in English the meaning of your last sentence "I am happy with my car so why would i want someone elses when i could of went and got one?"

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 21:59
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

You didn't make me feel superior. I choose to purchase a BMW Z4 coupe. I could have bought any number of cars, but that is the car that I wanted. If you told me you owned any car (an M5, an X5 even ESE's Q8) it wouldn't make me feel INFERIOR because I have got the car that I wanted. I would acknowledge that it was a nice car - like i did to ESE regarding the Q8 - but i wouldn't be jealous - neither do I feel superior, thinking that you drive a reliant robin. I have been fortunate to get the car that I want and i couldnt care less about any one else mate.

LucyFir Posted on 15/07/2008 22:03
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ok il tell ya-but you have to admit to being gay first-an if any of these B******s laugh there ll be trouble!

Esekiel1517 Posted on 15/07/2008 22:04
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

lol lucifer

PinkPonce Posted on 15/07/2008 22:16
Did my first 1000 miles at the weekend

I'm bored now.