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Old 10th November 2017, 14:59   #46
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In talks about it after my Skoda vRS booking refund comes and I find a car to my liking will go for it. Have called a few "Certified dealers" for BMW but the only bad thing about BMW Certified is 1 year of warranty where as Audi gives 2 years but they lack anything interesting except the TT and that new A5 SB.
Honestly, the only car that would make me rethink the vRS is the 330i. However, I found the vRS to be a little more nimbler in city traffic and that was a big plus for me!
In fact, I've made peace with the vRS over the 330i sedan - especially taking pricing into account!

But overall, the 330i GT seems to be a better bet, especially given the conditions of our roads!

Regarding the pre-owned BMW - since most of these cars will have an active warranty on it from the first purchase, I think you can pick up a BSI package too.
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It's been long since the last update.

Honestly, there is nothing much interesting to add. I am guilty of not using the car much. Most days I drag myself around the city in our new WagonR and there hasn't been any long highway runs since last September.

However, last weekend I did take it out to Konkan. It does drive like a dream. Super smooth on rough surfaces and I could clearly see the difference in comfort levels between this one and the old 320d.

So far I haven't found anything to complain about. May be due to the less running.

I am yet to get paint coating and interiors detailing done. Hopefully, I can find some time this month for that.
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So far I haven't found anything to complain about. May be due to the less running.
I hope it stays complaint free. Any pics to share from your road trip? Do Bavaria motors also provide some initial detailing before delivery? I am wondering if they try to add things like underbody protection or paint sealant etc

Congratulations for your new Wagon R!
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I hope it stays complaint free. Any pics to share from your road trip? Do Bavaria motors also provide some initial detailing before delivery? I am wondering if they try to add things like underbody protection or paint sealant etc

Congratulations for your new Wagon R!
Thanks, selfdrive.

Bavaria motors provides no detailing and I guess the underbody protection is not required as it seems to be well protected already.

Unfortunately, there are no pics (of the car) to share from the recent trips. I do have a pic of WagonR from the day it was brought home.
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A couple of weeks ago had a quick long drive over a weekend. It was 380+ kms one way from Pune to Buldhana. Roads were decent with being super smooth in patches.

Left home at 5ish am and reached destination at 10:30am with just one 10 mins break for tea. Was surprised that I could cover so much distance in just 5.5 hours considering the fact that 150kms is two lane road with quite a bit of traffic for 50kms.

Return journey took almost 7.5 hours as we stopped a couple of times and East-Pune evening traffic further slowed us down.

This car is super comfortable to drive and I didn't feel any tiredness whatsoever. There is neither a ghat section or too many curves on this route but it was fun nonetheless.

FE was around 13.5 and the car was 80% of time in sports mode.

Here are a couple of pics taken during return leg:
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