G80 Ordered - I Think!!

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    Well, I have verbally confirmed my order today for a G80 M3.

    My F10 is approaching 7 years old and its deal is up in 8 months. I love the car, the best I have ever had and it has thoroughly upset me to think it will be going around March next year but the equity is very good and I got around 10% off the G80. If I keep the F10 beyond next year I am fearful of the big bills that could wait. I know I am in for at least £3500 next year for a big service, front brakes and warranty renewal as well as the road fund on top so approaching probably £4k.

    Have gone for dravit grey which is the same as a car I had for a day and fiona red interior and standard seats as I hated the buckets, also laser lights, the spec is good as standard so I don't need any more.

    I know I will regret and miss not having the F10 but times move on, I am genuinely gutted.

    Not sure how I feel at the moment. I actually feel like I have been unfaithful - to a car, I need to get a bloomin grip!!!!!
     
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    Exciting news!
    You must have been smitten by the loaner G80 you had, sounds like you’ve gone for a very similar version.
    From all of the reviews (Joe Achilles YouTube account has a lot of G80 content) it is a very very capable car. I am somewhat envious.
     
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    Harry Metcalfe (Harry’s garage) and Chris Harris’s reviews were the ones that made my mind up and then Henry Catchpole’s carfection vid sealed it.

    I should have noted I have gone for the RWD model, if I wanted xdrive I would have got an X3M lol
     
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    Well done Paul, i'm sure it'll be mega. Davit grey does look superb
     
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    Congratulations - they are mega machines.
     
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    ^^^^ (y) What can I add.

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    That I am a fool that is going to buy something that will depreciate like a bomb and leave me skint :LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Congrats, look forward to seeing the pics when you get it:thumleft:
     
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    Congrats on new purchase, looking forward to pic and your opinion moving from 5 to 3 series
     
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    You only live once! Enjoy!
     
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    I was watching this earlier, and thinking how easy it would be to get carried away:



    When is the delivery date?
     
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    I used to have 3 series, had a couple of E36s, a load of E46s which included two M3s and then my (now VERY ex wife) announced we were having a third kid so I had to change the M3 and went for th E60 M5. That went due to the divorce and I had a string of 5 series both E60 and F10.

    I always said that I would have another M when I was able to financially (I still can't afford them, I just bury my head in the sand) and I met the girl of my freams. That I did, and she is my world so bugger it I thought, lets get the M and because I was still ferrying my kids about I went for the F10. That is the back story of why I had 5 series.

    Now, as my kids are older and other than my daughter lead their own lives, I have no need for such a big car hence going back to the 3 series.

    The G80 M3/G82 M4 is a massive step in terms of quality over the F80 M3/F82 M4 and is probably on par with the F10 to be honest, the F90 leads the G80 in prestige but I can honestly say the G80 has upped the quality massively and standard spec is huge and on a level with my F10 hence why I am comfortable with the change.

    It is also pretty nippy from what I remember and the more established and respected car testers love it and say it is quick so that will do.

    So when does it arrive?

    Well i was told March was most likely but today the guys at my dealership have pulled some strings and my order will be locked tomorrow so I need to confirm my wheel choice that I am struggling with and delivery is expected end of October to begining of November :omg:. I actually wanted to wait and enjoy the M5 some more but there we go.

    Now here is the crazy bit, and this sounds bloody nuts, I am going to put my M5s plate on retention, my missus made up a little personal phrase from its letters and asked if we could keep it, so I thought bugger it, I will take the one identifying feature off of it, then when the 71 reg disappears I will assign the plate from the M5 to the G80. Now I know I have lost the plot but I will be doing that in a month or so
     
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    Well done and congratulations! An awesome machine by all accounts. Just watched the Harry’s Garage video and can see why you did it.

    I remember when you had the E46 M3s and E60 M5 as well as the torrid time you had during the divorce. Well done on getting back to what you enjoy and being supported by your new lady in doing it too.

    Can’t wait to see collection day pics and read the first write up! :)
     
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    Wow! That’s a turn around in delivery dates. How exciting.

    And good for you, many situations in our lives give us turning points. Having been divorced myself I can begin to understand your situation, and all power to you for cracking on with life, and great fast cars.
     
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    Oh she really is the best. We are getting married next May, I will be selling my house and buying hers so we will be saving a bit there. She keeps saying just do it, get the thing lol. She is my soulmate and rock, and she is sadder than me about the departure of or M5 :crying:

    Check out carfection, Henry Catchpoles reviews are always superb and the G82 one is very good.

    Boy did I love those M3s, had such a lot of funs times with them, particularly at the Ring with Zarnd and some of the old guard from the original land.

    Divorce is a vicious thing when you are the bloke but it was a fair while back and it did me favour, my fiancee is wonderful - and she likes it when I abuse the accelerator.

    Life is about living. Had a good mate pass away from MND not too long ago and another very recently found dead in his home so stuff it. I am going to have fun while there is still air in my lungs. I won't deny myself what I want, and to be fair I am hugely out of my comfort zone with the numbers involved with this. I keep looking at the paperwork in disbelief wondering what on earth I have done this time :yikes:. I'll never learn :whistling:
     
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    Well done mate. You’ll miss the M5 I’m sure.

    Until you drive off in the new one…


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    You are so right, life is indeed for living.

    If you enjoy cars, then why not? Same reason I bought the C63S and SWMBO ‘s M3.


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    Oh I will miss the M5, it is a fabulous brilliant car. If I had an F90 I am not sure I would change as they are so fast with xdrive but I think the RWD is not far off the F10, it just needs driving in a different way to be quicker.

    It is a full 30s quicker round the ring :yikes:
     
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    Haha, but with my driving I am definitely the limiting factor at the Ring better to be slow car fast as they say


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    We used to have such good times at the ring. And the evenings in the pistenklause were superb. Then there were the pot plants we liberated, stuck in the boot, forgot about them and then did one of the best laps and the carnage found after in the boot, well, it wasn’t great

    Alex (Zarnd) has already sent me a message telling me to get it to the Ring :ROFLMAO:
     

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