A bit of a funny trip this one; it was designed to be shoe-horned around a week away with my daughter in Cornwall (last week) and a Stag Do in Somerset on Thursday this week. Although the Cornwall holiday happened, the Stag Do has been postponed due to the Stag requiring brain surgery to remove a tumour (op seems to have been a success but awaiting the outcome of histology). So this trip was a short one to work around the stag do, but unfortunately can't be lengthened due to all the ferries being booked. Anyway, preamble over...........the trip!
Saturday 24th June 2017 - Saffron Walden to Canterbury
Following an intensive day of cleaning (interior and exterior) on Friday, Harry was ready to go on Saturday. A minor emergency on Friday with the realisation I had run out of Elsan Green toilet fluid meant a rushed Amazon Prime order, which duly arrived at 11am so I could set off.
A short (100mile) run down to Canterbury and I parked up in the New...
Had the car a couple of days so allowing for "new car syndrome " this is what I think so far :-
Colour, I love it, really suits the car IMO.
The interior is extremely luxurious, and the seats are far better than the multifunctional seats I had in my F10.
The engine is so quiet it feels like you are driving an electric vehicle.
The stats. tell me this car is slightly bigger than my previous one, but it doesn't feel like it, handles and feels more like a 3 series.
The tech is fantastic however still finding out how some of it works. Not sure about the Apple Carplay, not sure I will use it much.
So in brief, no regrets either about owning the M5 or replacing it with the G30 , happy bunny.
Not great picture's will try again later
I think there is something wrong with my e46 2.0d
I drive it fairly, not thrashed but not mollycoddled either. Mainly long runs and it just doesn't use diesel!
Purchased as a cheap dog transporter to do maybe 10K miles a year and in the last 6 months its returning about 50 to 55 mpg (real not the on board measure) _ as expected it varies downward a bit if I do a few extra short runs.
For an old car and old technology to say I'm impressed is an understatement.