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Old 28-06-2017, 04:38 PM   #21
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I love my M140i mate - Going from a MK7 Golf R i thought was hard but as you say the 3l 6cyl engine sounds awesome

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Old 28-06-2017, 04:39 PM   #22
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Good review Kerr and having driven a few laps round Knockhill in one I enjoyed better than some of the more expensive stuff that we was driving on the day, great cars for the price bracket IMHO just a bit narrow in the interior for a big wide guy like me as felt tight compared to our JCW
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Old 28-06-2017, 04:58 PM   #23
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Old 28-06-2017, 05:42 PM   #24
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Good review Kerr and having driven a few laps round Knockhill in one I enjoyed better than some of the more expensive stuff that we was driving on the day, great cars for the price bracket IMHO just a bit narrow in the interior for a big wide guy like me as felt tight compared to our JCW
I'm one of the bigger bears in the woods and I'm fine. It did feel a little small when 4 adults were travelling down South at the weekend. I had to shuffle my seat forward an inch or two and that makes a difference. The boot still swallowed 4 travel suitcases and quite a few other bags and gear too.

The coupe has more space for the driver over the hatch, especially the 5 door where the B pillar gets in the way too much for me.
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Old 28-06-2017, 05:50 PM   #25
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I'm still really enjoying my M135i - at 8,000 miles now and really loosened up. Economy has improved to the point where I struggle to average less than 30mpg over a tankful.

Its a seriously quick car but you have to be travelling really quickly to get any real enjoyment from it - about the only reason I'm looking to downsize in terms of overall size and power when its replacement time next year

Really great car and glad I chose it
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Old 28-06-2017, 06:28 PM   #26
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First service? Not still on its original oil surely?
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Old 28-06-2017, 06:45 PM   #27
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I'm one of the bigger bears in the woods and I'm fine. It did feel a little small when 4 adults were travelling down South at the weekend. I had to shuffle my seat forward an inch or two and that makes a difference. The boot still swallowed 4 travel suitcases and quite a few other bags and gear too.

The coupe has more space for the driver over the hatch, especially the 5 door where the B pillar gets in the way too much for me.
I found it was because im very broad in the shoulder that I felt hemmed, but smaller cars are usually always a bit more fun, bring back the sizes in the 80's for me along with the weight then, oh wait you need so much extra know
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Old 28-06-2017, 06:59 PM   #28
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First service? Not still on its original oil surely?
Yes. Oil withstands more than people think, especially when it's not put under much stress. The service intervals are condition based and wouldn't be near 23,000 if it was thrashed and under lots of heat and stress.

Plenty of modern cars are 2 years or 20-25k between services. Some of the lazy V8s go 50,000. My old N54 powered 335i was around 17-18k between services and those engine can eat serious miles without issues.

The really high pressure and high heat turbos can't do that though.
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Yes. Oil withstands more than people think, especially when it's not put under much stress. The service intervals are condition based and wouldn't be near 23,000 if it was thrashed and under lots of heat and stress.

Plenty of modern cars are 2 years or 20-25k between services. Some of the lazy V8s go 50,000. My old N54 powered 335i was around 17-18k between services and those engine can eat serious miles without issues.

The really high pressure and high heat turbos can't do that though.
The merc V8 is every year regardless of use and having been an engineer in the trawlers would prefer a change even with synthetic oils before some recomend our JCW is 2 years old soon and service not due yet but its all short cold runs it does.
But to be honest if change your cars within 5 years then its longer down the line that any effects may be felt, also with more changes the magnet in the sump plug can indicate any issues i suppose
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Old 29-06-2017, 09:57 PM   #30
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I don't care what car it is or how many miles it had done, I would get the oil changed every 12,000 miles.
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