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      25.08.2003 18:47
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      Although i have only had the car a very short amount of time i have been extremely impressed by almost every aspect of it. For a car of its age 1995 M-reg it hasn't got the slightest bit of rust on it which i find unsurprising really as it is a BMW after all. The paintwork looks like it has just come off the production line with minimal number of stonechips on it. The cars engine is a 1.8 16 valve beast which is chain timed and does 0-50 in 6.6 seconds according to the official statistics and i can quite believe it and on to 60 mph ind 3.3 seconds later.The car has a top end speed of 130 mph but i have only taken mine up to 100 mph as i see a BMW more about image than a speed machine.Another nice thing about the car is that it is rear wheel drive so it is a totally different feeling to driving a front wheel drive car,you get much better energy transfer in comparisson to a front wheel drive car as there isn't as much weight necessarily over the wheels.The feeling you have when you drive one of these cars is great, nearly everybody looks at the car as i drive past i surpose it could be due to the fact i am only 19 but also the cars perception by other people.The cars fuel cosumption is quite good surprisingly especially as it does 35.8 mpg at 70-75mph official figures, however i can vouch for this with my car as i drove it back from Manchester between these speeds most of the time. My BMW compact is probably one of the most high spec ones in regard to all of its optional extras i have, electrics sunroof,electric windows,heated electric mirrors,park distance sensors,alloy wheels ,on board computer with outside temperature, average speed,mpg and tank range all operated on the indicater lever.My car also has one of BMW's top of the range alarm and immobilizers on it with the air sensors on the front windscreen side pillars.The car also has twin airbags and ABS which are all handy to have i think. Nearly all BMW's have s
      ervice indicater lights on them to let you know when the cars is due either an oil service or inspections however these do not come cheap in my neck of the woods or anywhere i think, £98 an oil change,and £207 for inspection 1,£287 for inspection 2 but really you have to weigh up the costs against the vehicles value.By this i mean the resale value is retained far more by having a full BMW service history and people can see for themselves the level of care to the car by the owner.I bought this BMW as it has a sense of status driving it but mainly as other cars such as the new Renault parts prices are very close to that of the BMW anyway so i knew which on id rather have. My advice for buying a BMW is to buy one with a full BMW service history of somebody who is maticulous with even what some consider smaller problems like stonechips etc.Also doing a vehicle check can give you a much higher level of confidence when buying.check for the cut and shut signs,an oversized sunroof is sometimes a clever way of trying to hide this so beware.Do you trust the seller, if not walk right away and never feel rushed when buying. Above all do your research before you veiw any car and you will feel much more confident.I hope this reveiw has been of help and any opinions and feedback will be appreciated cheers James :-)

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