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Old 06-10-2018, 10:18 PM   #1
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BMW Z4 Coupe.

I've decided to join in this toy car malarkey.

I've been looking out for little while, but the cars are old and they are getting rough. This by no means is a grade A example, but it's fine. It's got chips, It's got dents, it has had paint, but it is an 11 year old car.

To be honest the highly priced cars often aren't any better.

I seen the car up for sale and noticed in the pictures it was directly opposite a Thifty car hire. The car initially failed it's MOT and I delayed booking a car. When the car was ready to go Thrifty no longer had any cars left. I had placed a deposit and had committed my attendance.

True to my word I got there. Not without a total bus ****** effort. Bus from Aberdeen to Glasgow. Glasgow to Manchester. Manchester to Liverpool and then Liverpool to Chester. A return to Chester after the Carfest episode.
I travelled overnight and walked up for the garage opening. I did play down how long I had been on the go.

I even went back to Wales on the test drive.

The car has the three key options I wanted. Heated seats, xenon lights and the BBS split rims. The wheels have been newly refurbished. I'd have done them silver, but they've gone for the two tone finish.

A 380 mile drive home yesterday took up much of the day.

Step one today was to make the car presentable. Decontamination hardly removed anything which was a surprise.

I then rolled out some of my Bouncer's prizes. I've already used a few on the M235i and the Mini. I really rate the detailing spray and Bead Juice. The Bead Juice has a real chemical smell to it and I was surprised just how good it worked on the M235i.

The Bouncer's snow foam is near done already too. It did a good job, but I struggle to separate many snow foams.

After a bit of a polish up I tried my Bouncer's wax. It's been ages since I used a wax. Lovely smell and it was easy to use.

The weather is dull today so doesn't show up the car is metallic black too well. Here is some pictures of the car and some of the products used.









The Bouncer's wax, applications and one of their cloths.






It started raining just after the wax was applied.



The effort over the last few days deserves this.


Lots more work to come. Not sure how I'll fit it in though.

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Old 06-10-2018, 10:31 PM   #2
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Oh very nice motor

Looks a belter from the photos - enjoy
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Looking good Kerr and you won’t lose much on t(at, never driven one but been told they are really good, enjoy
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If it drives as good as it looks, you've got a cracking motor.
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Looking good Kerr and you won’t lose much on t(at, never driven one but been told they are really good, enjoy
Apart from a door I can barely get through, a seat my **** barely fits, a rear window I can't see through the mirror, cup holders that don't fit cups, a stereo that hardly plays sound, no front parking sensors, no Bluetooth, no DAB, I have to change gear myself......It has many, many other flaws too.

It's too low to go through a drive thru. Maybe some issues will address themselves.


It does steer very well. The engine also sounds especially sweet.

Values are firm. I've not gone top of the market by a long long way. I hope some elbow grease should see it worth what I paid in 5 minutes when I realise how big this mistake was.

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I do like the look of these! especially with the BBS
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Looking good Kerr, something to get your teeth in to and subbed for future updates.
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That looks presentable, just add a carbon airbox
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Apart from a door I can barely get through, a seat my **** barely fits, a rear window I can't see through the mirror, cup holders that don't fit cups, a stereo that hardly plays sound, no front parking sensors, no Bluetooth, no DAB, I have to change gear myself......It has many, many other flaws too.

It's too low to go through a drive thru. Maybe some issues will address themselves.


It does steer very well. The engine also sounds especially sweet.

Values are firm. I've not gone top of the market by a long long way. I hope some elbow grease should see it worth what I paid in 5 minutes when I realise how big this mistake was.
So is Brew Dog to blame for all this
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So is Brew Dog to blame for all this
They don't have a drive thru yet.

To be fair I've not been drinking much Brewdog of late. They are aiming more for the mass market and not producing top beers.
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