Posts posted by Rick Edwards
JC was quoted in the press a few weeks back saying that he could only see the current linup of presenters doing about 5 more years.....that hardly implies that its ending now!
I'm loving the forum header !!
Look. with all this slagging off of the car, if no one wants one and there is one going spare, I am more than happy to step in and do the decent thing by taking off everyones hands. I know I am going the extra mile for everyone here but heh, I'm just that kind of guy.
Despite the damage it will do to my credibility I am happy to make the sacrifice on the forums behalf.
Simple answer : YES
DB9 / DBS
The other catch with the Aston one is that in the initial report that ws in teh press it said you could only buy one from then IF you bought one of the DB9/DBS or other op money cars !!
The price for the cygnet was about 23K
thanks for that, but its had new plugs, leads, coil packs and water ingress was checked as well and all dry. All I can say is thank goodness I am not paying for all this. hehe
Its nice sometimes when a car dealer takes the hit.
There seems to be loads of threads that have reported the same problem so I am really hopeful now that the ECU is the cause as it was for most others and I can finally get this saga sorted.
Dont forget Aston martin have already unveiled their city car as well
either the one someone owns or the one they want is the best !!
Just heard it looks like the ECU
Its been sent to Morland Jones who most peole seem to recommend to have a butchers.
hopefully they can sprinkle some magic dust and we will be firing on all cylinders...literally
BMW's were never meant to be on the track in the first place, they
are simply not suited to it. The race cars are too small for the average
(pot bellied sweaty little boastful runt) BMW driver to fit into, and you
simply cannot put a normal, decent, worthwhile human being behind
the wheel of a BMW, thats not fair.
Driving up peoples backsides and not having the balls to overtake
is all very well on the open road as being a prick is not part of some
greater competition, and nobody cares.
But on the track there has to be some point to what you are doing,
and being the biggest c**k for miles around is just not enough as you
actually have to prove something rather make it up and brag about it
in the pub later.
IMO, The BMW brand should stick at what they do best:
Making W**kers Chariots.
Paul C, once again bigging up the 'individuality' of owning a B-M-Fffing-W.
(am sure i've covered this before, but it's best to be sure i always say).
This is absolutely priceless! A friend of mine has just spent his life savings on a 3 series hairdressers chariot and none of my mates have quite managed to sum up our contempt in such a precise and concise way. I will take great pleasure in passing on your missive and may indded come back to you for a further collection of even more focused BMW abuse if that is OK? thanks
you read my mind.
No, I dont think so, but I will suggest that. The good thing is that obviously I am not paying for any of this work!! its down to them before I part with my cash I want it ALL sorted and working
I tend to agree. As for fault codes no it says all is OK
Ok...forgive any lack of knowledge on my part here.
I have just agreed to buy a 99MY V8 SE and during the pre deliery service the car developed a problem which all parties are struggling to find.
The engine was running fine and then started to misfire. The ECU was checked and a fault fixed but it did not resolve the issue. All plugs and leads were changed but the engine is still not firing 2 cylinders of the left bank (3&4 I think) .
As far as the mechanic is concerned everything above the head is either new or has been replaced as part of this exercise so there is much head shaking.
Any help would be most appreciated so I can finally take delivery of my car !
Wow ! lovely looking car! enyoy
I am very jeleous....am still waiting for the delivery of mine!! ho hum.
I can confirm that car has been on sale for nearly 18 months now. Feb 08 I first saw it !!
As you say.... a close call.
virtually every car I have had has a problem with matts developing a mind of their own. The Nissan 300ZX had a good solution and the matts attached to the floor with turn screw locks. Very sensible.
As for your weather, I woudl happily swap your winter weather for summer in Devon. more rain and gale force winds today!!
mouthful of what ???
bearing in mind the picture, I think that needs clarification
Shame you couldn't upstage them all in teh Esprit
Damn those cursed fuel tanks!!
To be honest the idea of reading how relaible they are was part of my cunning plan.
The purchaseof my new baby is not going smoothly and reading hundreds of notes from people saying how relaiable their cars are is all part of my pre esprit therapy program and confidence boosting sessions.
When you have a dip into the forums you are generally reading about problems on cars (not always but you know what I mean) so its nice to get some positive vibes going (in a non hippy kind of way)
presumably you have a part time job as a car brochure photographer as well as car polisher!!
While sitting here pondering the problems I am having in buying a car that will run more than 20 miles without breaking I was wondering has anyone got an Esprit that they have never had to raise a spanner to other than routine service?
My last Esprit was an X180 and it almost fits into that catagory but I had to put a new alternator on it so a fall at the last post on that one.
These guys have been renting the Elise for some time
(and were very helpful as well!!)
Now BMW back out of F1
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BTW Paul...I notice your dream alternative to the Esprit is the M3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!