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      01-19-2013, 01:43 PM   #1
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Another UK 1M in VO

I've been lurking on this site a while so I thought it was time to introduce my 1M. I bought it four months ago after enjoying a 120d MSport coupe for four years. It was time for a change and I loved my previous e82 so the 1M was a natural choice.

I certainly haven't been disappointed. Comparison with the 120d is interesting though the 1M is leagues ahead in most areas. Obviously it's a lot faster, corners better and feels a lot more solid. What I didn't expect is that it also rides better too, the 120 on run flats was very crashy over bad surfaces.

It's pretty well loaded with every option I think except the HK audio. I do miss the front parking sensors though and am surprised that these are not available on the 1M. This is my daily driver in all seasons and has already racked up 33,000 miles. I've had a few issues so far: most annoying has been the front tyres rubbing on the wheel arch liners. It has been back to the dealer and had two sets of replacement arches as the first set didn't cure the problem. They assure me that the second set are the modified parts and so far they seem ok. The parking sensors have stopped working too as the control unit got wet as the fuel filler neck was letting water in. This has been fixed by the dealer too.

So here are some pictures. It's completely standard and will probably stay that way. The number plate has changed as the M3 number went back to the previous owner after a few weeks.




With my old 120d:
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      01-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #2
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Hi mate and welcome. Nice 1M you have there.

Funny, I recognise the number plate. I have passed that car a couple of times down here in Surrey when it belonged to the previous owner.

Glad you pointed out the rubbing, my dealer couldn't find the issue so I will point them at the replacement parts.

I'm also originally from Nottingham myself. Spooky. Whereabouts are you based?
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      01-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #3
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I've had a few issues so far: most annoying has been the front tyres rubbing on the wheel arch liners. It has been back to the dealer and had two sets of replacement arches as the first set didn't cure the problem. They assure me that the second set are the modified parts and so far they seem ok.
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Glad you pointed out the rubbing, my dealer couldn't find the issue so I will point them at the replacement parts.
See: http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682196
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      01-19-2013, 10:53 PM   #4
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Hi and welcome aboard !
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      01-20-2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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Welcome here.

I also had a 120d 5 door hatch in 2004/5 for half a year , great tossable little car.

Most of all my previous BMWs had front PDC so I understand what you're saying. But hey it's not a big fat 5 or 7 series is it.

Enjoy the greatest BMW since the E46 CSL

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      01-20-2013, 07:42 AM   #6
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Thanks guys for the welcome.

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I'm also originally from Nottingham myself. Spooky. Whereabouts are you based?
I'm in West Bridgford. If you're ever up here give me a shout, I haven't seen another 1M in the flesh.
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      01-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #7
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Thanks guys for the welcome.



I'm in West Bridgford. If you're ever up here give me a shout, I haven't seen another 1M in the flesh.
Funnily enough that's exactly where I suspected you might live . My Gran lives in West Bridgford too and I recognised the type of housing.

I'm from Arnold. Moved South over 20 years ago.

I'll send you a PM at the time, not due for a little while due to being up there for Xmas.
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      01-20-2013, 03:25 PM   #8
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Nice 1M. Haven't seen the 1 of 450 placed in that position before.
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      01-20-2013, 03:33 PM   #9
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Nice car..seems to be a common problem with water ingress through the fuel filler neck.I also had this fix from my dealer.
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      01-20-2013, 04:33 PM   #10
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Hi and welcome if you fancy a bit of a mini meet there are a few of us that get together from time to time I'm in northampton so not too far
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      01-20-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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Welcome Stu, were you on tyresmoke.net before? Anyhow, this is us UK M lot :

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777781

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749034
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      01-21-2013, 12:33 PM   #12
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Hi and welcome if you fancy a bit of a mini meet there are a few of us that get together from time to time I'm in northampton so not too far
It's alright for you Matt but the rest of us haven't got a Mini
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      01-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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It's alright for you Matt but the rest of us haven't got a Mini

That because we couldn't fit in one mate and Matt sort of resembles an Oompa Loompa in height and size
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      01-21-2013, 02:27 PM   #14
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How rude! I'm not orange either
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How rude! I'm not orange either

You sure now hmmmmm valencia orange

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      01-21-2013, 04:48 PM   #16
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Hi and welcome if you fancy a bit of a mini meet there are a few of us that get together from time to time I'm in northampton so not too far
Are you in Northampton too? Snap (the bit about Essex is a lie now). I've not seen you driving around?

And I'll be around West Bridgeford in a few weeks for a couple of weeks too with work.

Small world, but still not seen another 1M on the road...
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You sure now hmmmmm valencia orange

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      01-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #18
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Excellent, yes let me know and I'd be up for a meet

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      01-22-2013, 05:11 PM   #19
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Welcome Stu! You def got the right colour!
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      01-23-2013, 03:08 AM   #20
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Yes I'm in northampton or just outside, I don't use my car as a daily drive I run a window blind company so drive a van

Message me when your about in northampton we could have a meet up
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Are you in Northampton too? Snap (the bit about Essex is a lie now). I've not seen you driving around?

And I'll be around West Bridgeford in a few weeks for a couple of weeks too with work.

Small world, but still not seen another 1M on the road...
I think I may have seen you driving yours and would have waved but not having been in mine I didn't see the point
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Yes that would have been wierd! I don't drive mine much during week either using a bicycle most days.

Count me in for any mini meets, only been in Northampton about six months so don't know too much about the area.

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