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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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It's been exactly one year since the car came home. Has been a smooth ownership experience so far. Didn't get to drive the car as much as I would have liked to. Probably, will be able to make up for that this year.

Few updates:

- Odo stands at just 7k kms.
- iDrive is showing 2k kms for servicing. Will mostly get it done in a couple of weeks time.
- FE has been around 11 kmpl with equal spread between highway and city driving.
- Car was pulling to left and hence got wheel balancing and alignment done last month at a local tyre shop.
- The spare wheel in the boot is a real pain when traveling with luggage. Thinking of getting a tyre inflator and getting rid of the spare.
- GC of this car is really useful. Don't have to think much when tackling bad roads. I usually put the car in sports mode when going over rough surfaces.
- Got the insurance renewed last week. Went with Bajaj Allianz with 0 dep and engine protector.

A recent click (the car needs a visit to Aquatint for detailing. It is long due):
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Last week someone from BMW dealer called and told that there is some test to be conducted on the car to check EGR valve status. It was a doorstep service and needed 15 mins of my time.

So got it done on Saturday morning. The technician plugged in his laptop and a device to the car and checked for some readings and concluded that all is okay.

He said BMW has asked them to check some 300 odd cars in their region and mostly these are GT, G30 520d and X1. After checking around 100 cars he didn't find any fault is what he said.
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Update:

The car went for it's first servicing last week at 7400 kms. Oil filter, air filters and oil were replaced and AC was serviced (don't know why). It took them 1 and half day which is fine.

Car was picked up and dropped back at no extra cost and the overall experience was really good. Car was washed cleaned free of charge. Fumigation was done as well.

The SA did insist over phone on using diesel additives most of the times. I am not sure if this has to do anything with the EGR check-up last month. I asked him but he said this is just to avoid carbon deposition on the cylinder walls.

Anyhow, I do have a couple of bottles of diesel additives from last year which I will use up now.

Got to take the car out for a drive to Mumbai post servicing and the engine did feel smoother.

Total damages were around 27k.
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