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    BMW M2 Competition

    Drove one yesterday. Really liked it.

    Watched every review about the car I could find on you tube. Everyone loves it and says it's a fabulous M car.

    Never had a true M car.

    Alfie loved it.

    Go ahead given from she who must be obeyed.

    I'm getting older and next car will be electric / or something cheap and practical.

    Car is pre-registered, less than a month old with 100 miles on the clock.

    Asked salesman to sharpen pencil even though already a good price.

    If the stars align I will press the go button on it today.

    Was awake at 4.30am sat at computer watching more reviews

    The quicker I press buy now, the quicker I will have it and be able to get a good nights sleep again

    Fingers crossed will get things concluded today
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    I was looking at these the other day. Might have to sort a test drive. It could well be my next daily. That or definitely an M140i
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    Great cars by all accounts!

    Only sat in one at the dealers, it's a nice place to be.
    They were encouraging me to get one of these or at least a 140i Black Edition but couldn't justify.

    Look forward to pics of it later
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    MEGA!!! Congratulations :-)
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    I looked at M140 shadows but the space in the back is slightly less than on an M2. Not sure if it's the sculpted rear of the seats or what. My test was to set the front seat position where I would have it, then get into the back. In the 1 series I wouldn't be comfy at all. In the 2 it's fine.

    With the kids growing I wasn't going to get away with a 1.
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    V Jealous mate. Epic cars & have rave reviews
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    MEGA!!! Congratulations :-)
    We haven't finished discussing it yet and no deposit paid. I should just agree and be done with it, but the Kinghorn in me want's an extra little bit on mine and £20 a month off theirs That said I don't want to lose the car because of it
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    A mates has done the crank hub thingy...

    Not sure if this is the "new" rod bearings recall type issue.

    Had his car months now between dealer and techs in Germany!

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    Brilliant choice Gary

    The crank hub is my only concern too Stu. Not sure if they've tweaked the design on the latest ones though

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    Just do it Gary, you'll not look back thinking 'Phew, glad I saved that extra £5.45 a month' but you certainly would look back 'Bollox, missed that, wife went mad, ended up getting a bloody Leaf, life's a bit...meh'

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    Do it!

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    Itís 9.07. Is this bought yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    Itís 9.07. Is this bought yet?
    I'm trying, trust me
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    What about now?

    I very much like these, baulked on the rear room/young kids - but sounds like I was wrong??

    Best go have a nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Roberts View Post
    What about now?

    I very much like these, baulked on the rear room/young kids - but sounds like I was wrong??

    Best go have a nose.
    Hang on, if there's man maths involved, either car can be made to fit...kids legs bend don't they ?
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    Drove a non competition version. Very capable car!

    Next NL car of choice methinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Kinghorn View Post
    I'm trying, trust me
    Thatís true but letís stick on topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by vw_singh View Post
    Drove a non competition version. Very capable car!

    Next NL car of choice methinks.
    I don't believe they still do the standard M2?

    Could be wrong though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    Hang on, if there's man maths involved, either car can be made to fit...kids legs bend don't they ?
    Tell this missus that, otherwise Iíd be in a 911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    Hang on, if there's man maths involved, either car can be made to fit...kids legs bend don't they ?
    If they are in a booster they will fit. If they are in a car seat their legs will be straight out potentially and then maybe not fit. I'd suggest sitting in one.

    They do have a good sized boot too. I was surprised by that element
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
    I don't believe they still do the standard M2?

    Could be wrong though
    No they don't. Stopped when the comp came out in about Sept / Oct of last year.
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    Deal done it's mine....

    First car I think I've owned in a very long time that needs a running in service. Last one was the Subaru in 2003.

    They were very keen to do the deal and conceded to everything I requested, without quibbling. Telling me they were desperate to have it in their June figures prompted me to go for a Colombo moment... "Just one last thing"

    I'm sure they did very well out of it mind you. However I feel I did ok, so both sides are happy.

    Looks to be pretty much the cheapest car with the plus pack fitted at a BMW dealer and the others are a chunk older too. This one is a month tomorrow.

    Strange pricing on them. Similar cars up for £55k with just electric seats extra.

    https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/2...cation=Andover SP10, UK&quoteref=3a421313-d025-4798-84bb-33aac5d6ecd3

    The only must have for me was heated front seats and Harmon Kardon. Anything else was a bonus, but I wouldn't buy without those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Kinghorn View Post
    I'm trying, trust me
    That we already know

    Good job Gary. Donít think youíll regret it 1 minute. Nice Birthday present to self
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    Very nice choice Gary. Congratulations!
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    ****ing awesome

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    I drove one a couple of weeks ago. Very well polished car, lots of nice bits, but not for me. Way too digital. I drove an auto, which didnt help, but all the electronic aids just made it feel like i was very remote from actually driving the car.

    Id like to drive a manual one, I would consider one, but I would need an analogue alternative in the garage.
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    Proper birthday present!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pye21 View Post
    I drove one a couple of weeks ago. Very well polished car, lots of nice bits, but not for me. Way too digital. I drove an auto, which didnt help, but all the electronic aids just made it feel like i was very remote from actually driving the car.

    Id like to drive a manual one, I would consider one, but I would need an analogue alternative in the garage.
    You can turn them 1/2 or all the way off, Ian . Had one of the 1st M3ís on 24hr test & the car was so different once figured out what to press & not press. With everything on it was cutting power under hard acceleration even on a hot dry day!
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    Manual or DCT??????
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    ...cudda got a 911 for that money.....
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    Sport+ is very effective.

    All off and you are properly on your own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    Manual or DCT??????
    You didnít click the link then
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    Quote Originally Posted by brando View Post
    manual or dct??????
    dct
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    It's lovely, gotta be pleased with that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    You didnít click the link then
    Missed it!!

    https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/2...cation=Andover

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    Nice one Gary, love M2s

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    Thatís really smart. You must be pleased.

    Personally iíd have gone for 3 pedals but youíll not regret that dct gearbox either.

    Try and get a service pack or the running in service thrown into the deal. They need both engine and diff oil hence the £400 ish cost. Gulp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    That’s really smart. You must be pleased.

    Personally i’d have gone for 3 pedals but you’ll not regret that dct gearbox either.

    Try and get a service pack or the running in service thrown into the deal. They need both engine and diff oil hence the £400 ish cost. Gulp.
    Funnily enough I looked at an M4 with three pedals, but decided I wanted a DCT. I really like driving with the paddles, in fact I'd say 90% of the time I use them. The fact the M4 was white made it too many negative points in my mind. Reasonably priced though, mid 2018 with 4k on the clock for under £40k. M3 really nice, but premium for these against an M4.

    Alfie has wanted me to have an M2 since seeing them early doors in long beach blue. I was all set to nab one of them if a nice one came up locally them I asked about a comp and the quote I was given was easily within budget. So that was that. Nothing else was going to do

    I have to keep it for 4 years then it will be gone and I'll be in a Skoda or an electric car. However at least I can say I owned one. Better to be able to say that than I wish I'd owned one. And I've learned over the last few years that something will always come up, so get on with it and have it if you get the chance.

    I'm considering the service pack but it's hard to work out of it will work for me. Cost is £1k for 3 years or 36k miles, which ever comes first.
    RiS looks to be between £3-400 then it's condition based servicing. Most say the car is suggesting 15/18k before it's first service. That would mean I might scrape 2 before the pack ran out. And stuff like brakes isn't included. Going to be marginal I think. Two oil changes and filter / brake fluid. Maybe I'd win, maybe I wouldn't.

    Thoughts?
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    Congrats.

    I test drove one of these a week or so ago and loved it. Also drove a C63 and a 718 Cayman GTS but ended up choosing the M2 as it ticked more boxes. I will be leasing the car from Sept.

    Yes, the interior is only standard 2-series stuff but the DCT gearbox and engine worked really well together; using the paddles was the default choice for me when pressing on. Really like the sound and assumed there was some fakery but a mate who already has one says its all genuine? Rear leg room was surprisingly generous and ample for my kids.

    Had a play with my mate in his 981 GTS and I'd say the M2 is 5% faster in a straight line but the GTS is 5% faster round the corners.

    Looking forward to your updates when you take delivery.
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    Good stuff Steve. What colour and spec did you go for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    I was looking at these the other day. Might have to sort a test drive. It could well be my next daily. That or definitely an M140i
    Could be selling my m140i in a few months' time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Kinghorn View Post
    Good stuff Steve. What colour and spec did you go for?
    Colour will be Hock Silver - two friends have M2 Comps which ruled out black and LB blue and thought the orange looked a bit browny when in the shade.

    Spec is DCT box, sun protection, heated steering wheel, speed limit display, black wheels.

    Currently have an M140 and a 987.2 Boxster S. Intention is to sell both of these and go down to one car for a while. Hopefully the M2 will do the job of the above two cars.
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    Sounds nice
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    Based on that £1k service pack & only 3 years /36K Miles, id not bother Gary.

    My old M135 was 5 years, 60K & around 300/400 iirc so a no brainer.

    PS. Have you checked that itís not included as the car is pre-reg? Might be lucky.
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    Lovely stuff, congrats and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Based on that £1k service pack & only 3 years /36K Miles, id not bother Gary.

    My old M135 was 5 years, 60K & around 300/400 iirc so a no brainer.

    PS. Have you checked that itís not included as the car is pre-reg? Might be lucky.
    No not on the car. Research says running in service is about £350 and first service at 2 years about the same again. Brake fluid it might need is £99 so I'll give it a miss.
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