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.
Joined: 14 Feb 2007 Posts: 1322 Location: Northumberland Straight, NB.
Posted: Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:51 pm Post subject:
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.
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
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