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    Had a bump in my signum last monday on the motorway as a van bumped into the back of me. Insurance put me in touch with Drive Assist.

    They phoned me up and said they could provide a car on a like for like basis. Phoned again on Thursday and gave me a choice of 2 - both BMW 3 series - one a saloon (manual) and one a estate (auto). I chose the auto estate.

    Pulled up on friday and bejesus - its a 60 plate 320d 181bhp m-sport touring with 200miles on the clock - full leather the works.

    Just like this onehttp://www.autotrader.co.uk/classifi.../320?logcode=p

    It goes like a monster - i have a 120bhp cdti and the torque on the BMW makes my cheeks move when i floor it - and if i turn the tc off i can spin in in all gears (it has a manual kind of box too).

    I loved my siggy but this thing is in a different legue performance wise. I dont want to give it back.

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    lol they gave me a focus last year when a youg lass drove into my vectra sri cdti 150 i refused the focus! for being to small after some hassle they promised me a mondeo but when they came it was a 59 plate bmw 320d m - sport with 26 miles on the clock lol had it 4 weeks didnt want to give it back! and the auto stop start is great

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanquis1979 View Post
    lol they gave me a focus last year when a youg lass drove into my vectra sri cdti 150 i refused the focus! for being to small after some hassle they promised me a mondeo but when they came it was a 59 plate bmw 320d m - sport with 26 miles on the clock lol had it 4 weeks didnt want to give it back! and the auto stop start is great
    Whats the auto stop start? I dont think this one has that!

    How much faster was it than your 150cdti? I think i may need to get my 120 remapped now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve533 View Post
    Whats the auto stop start? I dont think this one has that!

    How much faster was it than your 150cdti? I think i may need to get my 120 remapped now.
    if you brake, come to stop at traffic, press in clutch put into neutral, it turns engine off automaticaly, as soon as you put the clutch to go back into gear it starts again,

    it gets the big powerful diesel BMWs into the £30 a year road tax group!!!

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    rjw got it a nice idea and to be fair my 150 had dtuk box on it so not a patch on power but drive wise great! like i said had a month struggled to hand it back lol i've got a 120 cdti and am currently looking for a dtuk box as the 120 needs a bit more grunt

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjw View Post
    if you brake, come to stop at traffic, press in clutch put into neutral, it turns engine off automaticaly, as soon as you put the clutch to go back into gear it starts again,

    it gets the big powerful diesel BMWs into the £30 a year road tax group!!!

    Ah - its an auto which would explain why i have not got it!

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    My last hire car was an M-Sport diesel estate drove home in the snow in December and abondoned it on the A34 in Oxford in a blizzard whilst all the front wheel drive cars ploughed on, stuck for 5 hours until me mates in a Navara picked me up, I wouldn't waste my cash on one, my mate has an M3 and it doesn't leave the drive in the snow. They are fun in the dry though

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulhb View Post
    My last hire car was an M-Sport diesel estate drove home in the snow in December and abondoned it on the A34 in Oxford in a blizzard whilst all the front wheel drive cars ploughed on, stuck for 5 hours until me mates in a Navara picked me up, I wouldn't waste my cash on one, my mate has an M3 and it doesn't leave the drive in the snow. They are fun in the dry though
    I know what your saying, I got stuck behind a load of front wheel drive cars this winter, struggling up hills while I cruised past
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    we were given an astra when 06 came new it was a 1.7cdti xp 3 door picked it up from vauxhall as my insurance told us pik it up it only had 3 miles on it...

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    my bros got hired an audi A5 3.0 tdi quattro... i thought it was 230 bhp autotrader says its 240hp 369lbs/ft that car is seriously quick...

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