I get to drive one everyday, now what are those flashy things on the outside of the car again?
Local dealers always don’t honour. Good if you can get
I get to drive one everyday, now what are those flashy things on the outside of the car again?
Local dealers always don’t honour. Good if you can get
looks like every single mini model is 48 hours test drive on that link..? whats so special about this one :)
BMW BuMWiper.....driven by ********* (well you know) (lol) ;)
Not sure what the experience of the people here with Mini Countryman but we own one (my wife's car) since new, turning 5 y/o in a few months. Even though we also have a C-Class, we prefer use Mini as family car for long trips. We've done many road trips 2-3K miles at a trip, all had been very pleasurable. Overall It's a very fun drive, fuel consumption is ok (not great), pretty comfortable. We have a manuel one but I recommend automatic. Unless you are into 0-60 records, for the price it is offered, one of the best choices in the market. In 5 years, didn't have a single breakdown or major problems, compared to my Merc, significantly (really significantly !!) cheaper to maintain. Especially kids love it. If you are up for it, go for it, don't listen to crowd.
Woaw, you literally searched for the guy's other commends. That another level....
I'm not sure about the T&Cs with this one until I read the small print tomorrow but I did a similar thing with a different manufacturer last year. They let me have the vehicle for three days, covered the insurance and never batted an eyelid when we did a 700 mile round trip. We used vouchers for a free hotel stay, meal out, a few free drinks and some entertainment. Topcashback paid for the petrol by stacking. The only downside was the salesman who came with us. Including the hotel.
Cue the usual crap jokes about indicators and 'theyre unreliable I should know I have one (an old pos) posts synonymous with BMW topics.
You can probley haggle another 3-5k off the offer price. Good deal
What deal did you get?
I'll be more than happy to take one off their hands though they'll never just give me it lol :D
I think it depends on the dealer. I coded my M240i from new and it's been to BMW a few times for servicing etc and they've never mentioned it. It's obviously coded as well as I have an audible alarm beep and instant folding mirrors when you lock/unlock it. They would have to prove that the coding caused the warranty issue which would be difficult to do.
Apple carplay is expensive for what it is...but after only a couple of days I'm pleased that I went for it. Its quite elegant, still figuring out waze though. I also have the Cameralert app with its speed camera database that I'll try out. But I think I'm going to need my new (xmas present) iPhone (another hotukdeals bargain!!) as my old one is well past its sell by date. I did think about getting the guy on cutters to code it in but I'm a bit paranoid about coding my car in case BMW get funny about it with warranty issues.
You can add Waze now which includes speed camera database. A chap on the BMW forums can activate CarPlay lifetime subscription for £89 and for anyone that doesn't have the required hardware he can also retrofit it for not much. I do have the hardware so will be getting it added on soon. This was still a good deal for anyone wanting to do it through BMW channels though.
Well I took the black friday bait and went for Apple carplay..bit of a fiddle to set up but so far its seems pretty good. Not sure its worth the money but us bmw drivers have money to burn not like the little people! (lol) I think I should be able to add speed cameras to Google maps which would be handy
the internal car mic links to the phone through bluetooth and then android auto, so works with google assistant, so I just use that. Doesn't link to the BMW sat nav but does for phone/sms/whats app etc.
Sibling just acquired the 340i m sport shadow edition with a few extras. Looking forward to giving it a proper thrashing after the 1200 miles break in. Albeit my 435d does suffice, the engine of the petrol is much more pleasing to the ear. Next bmw shall be the m5 v8 beauty.
yes good year (eagle f1) is standard with my bmw. go to halfords or anyother tyre shop goodyear is standard, i am not saying other brands are not, they might come with some versions of 1 series, but mine is good year standard, also mine is 19 inch not 18. so that must be the reason.
Great deal, voted hot
U have the option to buy tyre cover which will change them if they have punctures. Not if they wear out. more cost
No they aren’t.
Don't get me wrong, I see enough BMW riders wearing this kit to assume that it is pretty good, but if a long term test says it leaks, how can it be a good deal at nearly £400 quid? Anyway, if you are tempted by a new one, and are size 60, then cheaper its £100 less here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-Rallye-Jacket-SALE-/232786122495?vti=
Just as well a decent jacket - getting chilly! (contrary to what MCN says, these *DO* keep the water and cold out, I ride mine in all weathers!)
Very good price
Sadly, according to the product test on MCN it fails at the most important thing, keeping the rain out. So cold I'm afraid, especially at this price point, UK web price here https://www.bmw-motorrad-bohling.com/uk/bmw-motorcycle-jacket-rallye-men-blue-grey.html?LGWCODE=55775;86700;4971&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9Kfeg93O3QIVwed3Ch0yrAxrEAQYAyABEgIGGvD_BwE
Shouldn't make any difference, but sadly you are right.
Unlucky time to post just when bmw have announced a major recall...
pro nav - but if you log in, it will tell you whether its compatible for your car or not anyway...
Do you need Pro Nav for CarPlay or will it work with standard Nav in a 2018 F20?
I picked a new bmw up last week. Great deal have some heat.
Tesla's would possibly let you drive 200 miles. I guess it's ok for the golf course and back.
If you look around council estates they are quite common now along with Audi’s so it’s no longer a status symbol. At the private schools I notice more Tesla’s.
If you go into your dealership do they give you free cars, but nobody takes them anyway? Sorry...i couldnt resist :)
Don't forget to play some thumping Dance/Techno music uncomfortably loud so that everyone knows you're there.
That piccy. So funny. I'm not little. I'm mean, and fast... bep bep. hahaha
The name "Mini" has become rather more ironic than iconic these days.
That's one ugly car... Unless your name is Derek Trotter.
Got to be cheaper than hiring a car if you need to? :/ (y)
You'd have to pay me to drive one of those horrible things!
More than happy. I'm not the one living in a fantasy land to get away from reality. Just bemused that people like you have to and amusing to watch you squirm when called on it.
You don't seem happy with life from your comments though...... be happy it was fun while it lasted...
Why would I be jealous of someone (saying theyre) getting a drive in a car they can't afford for a day when I've a more capable and powerful car at the door that I can drive 365 days a year? If that's what lights up your little life then great. Meanwhile in the real world....
Exactly what I wrote earlier today that making a profile with a few odd details doesn't prove or expose anything, I do not want to make a profile and add such details so exposing me as you claim you have is baseless. Man, how much time do have, really or are you just jealous that someone else was offered something you simply weren't.
As i've said, its BMW UK pitching the offer and the franchised dealers dont want to do it because moreoften than not its a waste of time for them. The odds of someone ringing up blind, booking a 24hr test drive with no other interaction with the dealership and them converting that to a sale is probably 1 in 100, so they'll spend their time following up other leads. Unfortunate if you're that 1 in 100 but its a numbers game to them. If you're genuinely interested, ring up, make an appointment with a salesperson get a test drive and see how the figures stack up. If you really need / want an extended test drive after that, then i doubt you'll have a problem. I've genuinely never had any problem test driving / extended test drives / being taken serious by a dealer if you show you are serious about the car in the first place.
Booked the M2 over a week ago, had 2 calls and an email to confirm this. Showed up today at Peter Vardy Edinburgh and the guy tells me they don't have a car for me to test drive. But if I want to buy it today he can take all my details.. What a waste of time..
They shouldn't be allowed to advertise the 24 hour test drive unless at least most of their dealerships offer it.
Really disappointed with BMW. So after registering for my interest in the 24 hour test drive on their website, got a call from the local branch within 30 minutes to arrange a test drive for me this week. I recieved a miss call from the head office customer support, I called back the local branch to make sure everything was going as planned and spoke to the chap who originally called me said he wasn't aware it was the 24 hour test drive I was after despite registering my interest. He said he would double check in another branch whether they have a registered vehicle available for the test drive and come back to me by this afternoon. I believe that would just be a swift fob off response to me. This has really put me off, I was genuinely looking at the 3 series for my next car within the new few months.
if they have an x6 or m5 then sure ill test drive (cheeky)
No thats the driver mate hahah iv driven loads bmws they are straight and true
I had one at the weekend. I asked if there was a mileage limit and they rang and asked someone but apparently not. Did about 300miles in it
Some people have said 100, but we did over 400 with no problem. I think it's luck of the draw with the dealerships to be honest. Hopefully some people who have had good experiences will post here too, because i'm sure they're not all bad!
Is there a limit on mileage?
I am genuinely interested in buying a Countryman from my local Mini group, and I am already a customer of theirs having bought two BMW's from the same site but having filled the form in last week I'm still waiting for some contact from them!! :( Anyone else filled in the form and not heard back?
Well the guy said that not even a lot of people toke to the offer. My honest feeling was there was a bit of discrimination ,for what reason am not too sure. I am not a 17 year old kid trying to have rental free weekend.
well known auction site 10.99.....road legal and MOT compliant.
Expensive - they are £12 for the pair at my local Ford dealer
is this a deal oO
Amazing deal. Now I can drive my BMW to buy some £40 HDMI cables.
Chiefbro - I bet you feel a right BE11 END posting this now :D
I'm sure you could find multi uses for this product ;) if that's what you desire
I thought it was an ....ahem .....adult toy from the photo :-)
Any additional discounts for spotting the typo for the 335d Touring...Satalite?? :D
Hi imim, It was essentially this deal: https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/bmw-1-series-lease-diesel-hatchback-125d-m-sport-2-0l-3dr-648-initial-rental-216-2078942 I didn't get it from fleetprices however I went direct to my local dealer who matched it an saved me the broker free. I presume they have stopped making that shape now so doubt the deal is still on, but worth giving them a call they may have a cancellation.
Adam where did you get that from mate can you send me details
I would presume that the 1 series deal may be valid, as it's not enexplaneably cheap. I recently got a 125d for £216 a month on 3 + 23 so works out a little cheaper than this, ok it was the older shape but more expensive engine. I would be very surprised if someone who isn't staff can get the 3 or 4 series deals. If so please let me know I'll be on it in a flash and hand down the 1 series to the Mrs :p
so is it staff only or not?
Ordered 3, thanks!;)
Reminds me of my second wife!
Yes but 99% jut trade it against another and refinance. Although this has "lease" in the name really it's lease purchase which is basically the same thing as a pcp. I'm currently in a 4 year pcp with BMW and will trade the car in for another after 1-2 years. Same as I've done for the last 5 years. Last car I had was a Porsche Boxster on a lease purchase and traded it in after 4 months. I doubt anyone has ever paid the monthly payments and then handed the car back at the end.
Beautiful looking car but for that price, I'd buy a second hand Aston or Bentley. 33k spent at end of agreement and nothing to show for it is crazy.
No real comment on the deal but regardless of it being an M series £74k for a BMW? Really? Give me an F-type Jaguar for £58k before discounts over this any day of the week.
Only just came across this thread and found it to be quite an interesting read. Well posted by pgilc1. Having looked extensively at new car deals via various means (PCP, HP, Outright purchase, Personal Lease, Business Lease with Bik considerations), this IS a good deal. Shame I can't vote it hot as it's expired now. Good effort pgilc1 for trying to explain things. You have more patience than me :)
I thought you were 'out'? I havent taken out the contract. My wife did. I had no vested interest in that happening, and i personally wouldnt have done it. However i can understand why she did and i know she knows the merits and risks of the schemes, and she can easily afford it. Irrespective i'd have put the deal up as i think its exceptional.
With BMW, the select scheme is very flexible.... i've had cars on 3 and 4 year terms but have changed them after 18 months and never been out of pocket. You do have an option to purchase at the end of the full term - this is in writing when you take out the contract along with the final purchase price.
I wish I could be as open minded as you how shallow of me not to throw insults at someone who disagrees with me. Clearly you are in no way biased towards the merits of this deal given you have already taken out the contract.
Cold for me - similar prices available from brokers. Besides isn't it only available to short folks that shave their head and wear shell-suits?
Probably got a much better car and nicer engine too though. Rather have one of those than three of these.
I remember the Aston deal. Much better value at £76k - or something like that. And you got a free umbrella..... ;)
This is no Aston Martin deal...
In 14 years they'll both be under £1000. The badge and image is....
That's a good deal on a used car, and if buying a used high end BMW it's well worth buying from a main dealer for peace of mind. I've had my last 3 BMW's from main dealers (2 new and 1 used). Usually the used car warranty is just 12 months with roadside and MOT, so the extra year is very good. Steve
It might not be a AA warranty you bought, some are supplied by TMO and branded as AA > http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00snm4b#synopsis
I picked up 24 months AA warranty for £400 a fortnight ago. Its only a hot deal if you are totally clueless when buying cars.
12 months warranty around £500. HOT HOT HOT if your in the market for a BMer
Yes a 2.5 year old car from an auction. save £1000s and you still have 6 months to find all the faults.
I think this relies on the trangulation points of your nearest phone masts - if it is still trying to work out where you are this is why you will get strange results. My Hyundai Coupe did over 1000 mph too :)
Strange, works fine for me though looking at the reviews on the appstore quite a few have reported similar issues... Lucky it's free I guess :thumbsup:
Rubbish app was walking on the street and thought I was doing 43mph lol Tried it In the car and thought I was doing 857mph Thankfully it was a free useless app I say avoid
I take it you don't have a lear jet then? (Yes, I know they don't go that fast before somebody corrects me :thumbsup:)
BMW are already one step ahead of you ]http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Content/Vehicles/2010/7/750iSedan/ModelHighlights/750iSedanSafety.aspx?enc=MoPzICMOpIu3w88w5h1nsw== :) It does rely on the driver both checking their mirrors and indicating though