Chris NottAH Fabrications
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    imported_CurryMilkShake
    Guest

    Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    Picked it up on Wednesday..

    Very pleased, just 45k miles on a 2000 motor, full history, BMW confirmed mileage/servicing and printed out all warranty and recall jobs as well, autodim mirrors, rain sensing wipers, parking sensors, headlight washers, cruise, m/f steering wheel, etc etc

    first decent day, so a quick clay bar treatment to the bonnet as it was in need, and a coat of meguiars gold class.. will do a more detailed job when the weather improves (I live down a gravel track so its a beggar to keep the car shiny.. I try hard though!)

    Already done: New MOT & tax, alloys refurbished, decent stereo / CH changer / amp and sub fitted

    Still to come: Oil service (being booked in on Monday); fit the powerplus and silvervision bulbs (sat there waiting to go in), New front discs and pads (soon as i decide which ones to buy!) and the all-important remap.. oh and a new 'net' for the rear of the drivers seat, will have to source that..

    Anyway, heres a link to some nice shiny pics of my new ride..

    Click for pics!

    Its quicker than the A4, but the fuel economy not quite as good.. Handling not so sharp as the A4 but the Ride quality much better.. Its a lot quieter, much less engine noise.. but the stereo was shocking and had to go! Drivers space feels more cramped than the audi, but not uncomfortable.. its a nice car, but at this point I still prefer the audi.. and the audi def. looks better! I'll wait and see how it feels after the remap!

    All comments appreciated!

    Ben

  2. # ADS
    ADS
     
  3. #2
    mikeA2B's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NW UK
    Posts
    385

    Re: Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    Very nice car Ben, it was a toss up between the A4 2.5TDI or the 330d, but in the end it was the Quattro that swayed me, starting to admire the new 5 series now, especially after seeing this in the flesh:



    would have to be the 535d for me tho!

  4. #3
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Republic of Ireland
    Posts
    46

    Re: Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    Just drove my mates 330d Sport Auto at the weekend and it knocks my A4 into cocked hat, superb performance (to be fair though you can't compare 204bhp with 130bhp) but just because it is a diesel it does not have to sound like a David Brown tractor when ticking over like my Audi does. BMW does make a better drivers car (imho), although it did cost 33k new compared to my Audi at 26k and then the inside is just not in the same league as Audi, suppose you pays yer money and..............p.s. also mine is better when it is wet/icy or several inches of snow. Better save up for the 3.0TDI quattro next time.

  5. #4
    imported_CurryMilkShake
    Guest

    Re: Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    You know I mentioned the handling wasnt as good as the audi..

    hee hee..

    Had a busy saturday.. my 330d now has:
    Black diamond grooved discs and pads:


    new suspension bushes, and Eibach Pro-kit progressive wound springs, lowering the car by around 45mm..


    Now looks like this:



    and the handling is transformed! Steering is razor sharp, bodyroll gone, car feels new, tight, controlled and so confident - great fun! this is now a fabulous car.. not going to compare it to the audi now, because its not fair to compare modified with non-modified.. in standard trim the SE BMW wasnt a patch on the Sport Audi..! Its been serviced, new ICE, new suspension, new brakes.. all ready for that all-important remap now!!

    Not even a sniff on the Audi yet, going to drop the price a little and see what happens..

  6. #5
    Hotscar's Avatar
    Four Wheel Drifting

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    West London
    Posts
    543

    Re: Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    Not sure if it's me but has the O/S/F wing of the Audi had paint?

  7. #6
    imported_CurryMilkShake
    Guest

    Re: Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    Hotscar - nope! she's never had any paint, any bump whatsoever..

    Only cosmetic attention has been an audi touch-up stick to some stone chips on the sills, and the drivers door got mildly keyed shortly after purchase (sickening!) but that was polished out, cant be seen at all.. shes lovely!

  8. #7
    Rev-head's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,954

    Re: Joined the dark side.. my new 330d!

    Nice car Ben...even though it is a BMW............looks good with suspension lowered [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO