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320touring 04-01-2011 07:33 AM

Damn.. I thought I was Cured!
 
So there I am, draging 40+MPG UK out my 318iS, enjoying the challenge of cutting my commuting costs..

So last night, I went out and bought a BMW e34 535i Sport:o

Its manual, and I got the average consumption up from 7.4mpg(UK):eek: to 30.4mpg(UK) on the drive home:turtle:

specs of the car are below.. needless to say a3.5 6pot aint gonna sip the fuel. may be a handy track weapon though as it Has LSD and sports suspension as standard..plus a manual gearbox:rolleyes:

1988 BMW 535i SE E34 car technical specifications from Carfolio.com - 4 door 3.4 litre (3430 cc) Inline 6 213.9 PS, 5 speed manual

Arragonis 04-01-2011 02:47 PM

I assume your full name includes the word 'Saud' in it somewhere ?

And yet you could be a hypermiler with it quite easily.

PaleMelanesian 04-01-2011 03:03 PM

;) You gonna trade it back tomorrow, on the 2nd of the month?

I've done several trips at 35 mpg US in the Odyssey. It has a 3.5 V6 and a whole lot more vehicle to drag along.

320touring 04-01-2011 03:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 229275)
I assume your full name includes the word 'Saud' in it somewhere ?

And yet you could be a hypermiler with it quite easily.

lol!its not that bad.. reckon on 35UK mpg with tyres at 40.

not a daily driver though- the iS will stay as that.

Figures seem to be 14/21 from the US

Frank Lee 04-01-2011 03:19 PM

Haw haw, saving money with BMWs. Yes, it is April 1.

Arragonis 04-01-2011 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 320touring (Post 229284)
lol!its not that bad.. reckon on 35UK mpg with tyres at 40.

not a daily driver though- the iS will stay as that.

Figures seem to be 14/21 from the US

If you are april fooling me I will be giving you a hard paddington stare

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ucmj2UupKT...ddington+3.jpg

and force feeding you marmalade sandwiches...

320touring 04-01-2011 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 229306)
If you are april fooling me I will be giving you a hard paddington stare

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ucmj2UupKT...ddington+3.jpg

and force feeding you marmalade sandwiches...

Car was bought on 31st March. Its sitting in carpark outside next to my iS.

Happy to provide photographic proof if req:)

its my 3rd 535i- i;m an old bmw fan:thumbup:

Arragonis 04-04-2011 03:23 AM

Yep, defo go for hypermiler status - again ;)

RobertSmalls 04-04-2011 07:18 AM

If the goal is to get 35mpgUK, you could either hypermile a BMW 535i, or drive a diesel Civic like an absolute hooligan. Your choice.

However, the Civic leaves you the option of getting >>35mpgUK, and it saves you money up front.

*sigh*... if people made rational decisions about cars, cars would be like aircraft. There would be a handful of body types (Insight, Prius, truck with a minivan-styled cab), and cars within those types would look almost identical. The dealer would ask you what interior options you prefer, and how long you'd like your boat tail.

320touring 04-04-2011 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RobertSmalls (Post 229699)
If the goal is to get 35mpgUK, you could either hypermile a BMW 535i, or drive a diesel Civic like an absolute hooligan. Your choice.

However, the Civic leaves you the option of getting >>35mpgUK, and it saves you money up front.

*sigh*... if people made rational decisions about cars, cars would be like aircraft. There would be a handful of body types (Insight, Prius, truck with a minivan-styled cab), and cars within those types would look almost identical. The dealer would ask you what interior options you prefer, and how long you'd like your boat tail.

I'd rather have the BMW:)

I fully take your point re the Civic diesel, and I'm currently looking at replacing my e36 318iS with a diesel varient (possibly a 318TDS) to improve my daily MPG figure.

The 535i is an indulgance, admittedly, but one that is worth having. The 3.5 is capable of decent mileage for a large engine- and will only be used when I have to carry 4 in comfort, or am attending a trackday etc.

Fair comment re the choice of cars if it were more like aircraft.. however, this car is 22 years old- I didnt order it yesterday:D

Financially, this car would be a rational decision- It'll take a helluva lot of miles and Fuel to get to the per month cost of a new car/insurance/tax/then fuel on top..

I honestly dont think there is a simple answer to issues like this:eek:


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