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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    that i like to get where i am going in style

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    they think it is a lovely car

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    i dont think i would buy this car again as i think i will revert back to rear wheel drive but am certianly enjoying this one whilst i have it

    What are you likely to buy next?

    most likely back to BMW, M5touring or X5

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?

    Franchise

    Did you buy this car new?

    No

    What price did you pay?

    £15,999

    When did you buy the car?

    April 2008

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    i purchased the ex-demo car so knew it had been looked after with regards to maintenance but also knew it had been most likely abused in test drives so used that to my advantage to get some extras thrown in

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    required something a little more practical than my M3 convertible but wished to keep the power and performance that i am used to

    What was the dealer like?

    really helpful and made the whole process as much a pleasure as these things can be and were quite realistic with the trade in price they offered me for my old car

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    lovely to drive really stable and sure footed on the road does have a little torque steer if you excessively power from a standing start but a real pleasure to drive around town or on long distance, very comfortable drive

    What's it like to park?

    no problems parking as it is a good size not too big not too small

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    touch wood - No

    What's most practical about your car?

    it id ideal for the dog and shopping, the boot is like a tardis and it will comfortably seat 4 adults and certainly 3 children comfortably in the back all with 3point belts too

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    being able to turn the traction control off