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easternjets
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard from a dealer friend that the Q5/7's eat front tyres, a mate who bought one said I was talking pish but the last time I was at his work it was just back from getting a new set after less than 10k miles!
My Towrag is still on the original Pirelli's and I've done 25k miles on them.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeluke wrote:
I am sure that you could get one of the forum members to rag it back from the South coast to Madchester - it would almost be run in by the time it gets there.....

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They would need to fight mrs Sponge first wack
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

easternjets wrote:
I've heard from a dealer friend that the Q5/7's eat front tyres, a mate who bought one said I was talking pish but the last time I was at his work it was just back from getting a new set after less than 10k miles!
My Towrag is still on the original Pirelli's and I've done 25k miles on them.

My first car upon arriving was a Towrag. Outstanding in so many areas. Loved it excluding the tyre use. 2 sets of tyres in a year(20k miles) and the blind spot of the mirror/c pillar area on the drivers side. Would often miss large cars at roundabouts in that section.
It got traded for the 911
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank god the JLR is finally gone. He bowed out with an impressive 37.7 mpg Manchester to Plymouth :-(
The BM X1 achieved 60.1 on the way back Thumb


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a test drive in a Velar a few months ago thought it was utter shoite, warty steering and the touch screens didn't work in the demo, marvellous.
Bought a new X5 instead.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I had a test drive in a Velar a few months ago thought it was utter shoite, warty steering and the touch screens didn't work in the demo, marvellous.
Bought a new X5 instead.


First time with BM's and very happy bunny. The 3 series is awesome too 135k on the clock and it drives as new, leather seats look like new, huge mpg and so much torque, only sign of its miles is the steering wheel.

Nice Porsche choice btw Grin
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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First time with BM's and very happy bunny. The 3 series is awesome too 135k on the clock and it drives as new, leather seats look like new, huge mpg and so much torque, only sign of its miles is the steering wheel.


Surprised So that 67 plate has 135k on it. What was it a taxi Dont know
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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spongebob squarepants wrote:

First time with BM's and very happy bunny. The 3 series is awesome too 135k on the clock and it drives as new, leather seats look like new, huge mpg and so much torque, only sign of its miles is the steering wheel.


Surprised So that 67 plate has 135k on it. What was it a taxi Dont know


Lol no the 67 plate has 9 miles on it Grin the 3 series has 135k Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In June I traded in my Evoque for a Discovery sport with the new 2.0l engine, a management car, let someone else have the depreciation. Had towbar fitted and service before delivery.
Got a call a few days before pick up, ah we have a slight rattle in the engine! LR are going to send a new one. It had only done 9k miles. Engine fitted, all ok, except when I drove it out of the forecourt the steering wheel wasn't straight, can't live with that so took it straight back for them to fix.
Right, now its mine, but a few days later low water level warning, well a few air bubbles from when engine fitted I thought, top it up and all will be well. Apparently not, few days later could hear water spewing out of header tank hose, back in, we need to get a new hose, one week later and the use of a new Discovery, not a sport, and we are back in action.
Since then no problems, I managed to get a 3 yr warranty for all my problems, I do get 40mpg despite my right foot and have not put in any adblue yet despite adding 8k miles. I needed the extra boot space over the Evoque and the new Ingenium engine promised more mpg than the old 2.2l, this it has delivered as no matter how I drove the Evoque couldn't get more that 34mpg. Am I tempting fate here, I hope not, as it does everything I need.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barneybee wrote:
In June I traded in my Evoque for a Discovery sport with the new 2.0l engine, a management car, let someone else have the depreciation. Had towbar fitted and service before delivery.
Got a call a few days before pick up, ah we have a slight rattle in the engine! LR are going to send a new one. It had only done 9k miles. Engine fitted, all ok, except when I drove it out of the forecourt the steering wheel wasn't straight, can't live with that so took it straight back for them to fix.
Right, now its mine, but a few days later low water level warning, well a few air bubbles from when engine fitted I thought, top it up and all will be well. Apparently not, few days later could hear water spewing out of header tank hose, back in, we need to get a new hose, one week later and the use of a new Discovery, not a sport, and we are back in action.
Since then no problems, I managed to get a 3 yr warranty for all my problems, I do get 40mpg despite my right foot and have not put in any adblue yet despite adding 8k miles. I needed the extra boot space over the Evoque and the new Ingenium engine promised more mpg than the old 2.2l, this it has delivered as no matter how I drove the Evoque couldn't get more that 34mpg. Am I tempting fate here, I hope not, as it does everything I need.

The X1 is the starship enterprise to the Discovery Sports spaceshuttle. It’s brand new but averages 55 mpg already. Fit and finish is in another league...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spongebob squarepants wrote:

The X1 is the starship enterprise to the Discovery Sports spaceshuttle. It’s brand new but averages 55 mpg already. Fit and finish is in another league...


That may well be true - but they are not really competitors are they Question
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