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BlueKnight
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Blue is for...? Reply with quote

Blue is for Blue Circle.
Blue is for Blue Knight.
Blue is for new toy.


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nikki
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations - beautiful colour! Blue is my favorite for cars but I never realized they are as much maintenance as black - swirls and scratches. Nothing a buffer can't fix however. I gave my car a full wrap so it's not a problem any more.

Good choice with the M package.
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BlueKnight
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Nikki.

I had my eyes on the X1 for some times but was not keen on the E84 platform RWD/AWD made from 2011-2015. I found it gangly and cramped.

The F48 FWD/AWD platform checked all the boxes with more interior and cargo room.

The M-Package was the cherry on the cake. Turning a competent performer into a true bahn burner. I eschewed some of the gadgetry options and voted with my wallet with the performance ones.

I just came back from a 2500 kms two day trip to Mt.Tremblant, north of Montreal and the car returned ( according to the computer) 6.9 liters/100km or about 36 mpg.

The Pirelli P7 RFT tires performed well in the heavy rain but are somewhat noisy because of their construction. I have mix feelings on RFT's. Not having a spare tire and the limited availability at garages can be a bit unnerving on long trips. Might go to a regular tire with spare in the future.

So far so good and happy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not a fan of runflats - the ride is horrible and they cost more. You can throw a can of Slime and a compressor in the trunk for peace of mind if you don't want to haul a spare. What are the odds for a flat Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought about the "Spare in a can" but the slime creates a real mess around the wheel sensor and some have reported that they ended-up having to buy a new wheel because the 'crud' could not be remove.
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