Hi all - Official introduction time!
I currently have a Saab 9-5 Aero Auto as a daily driver - 270bhp of wafty very comfortable armchair as a daily driver. My commute, 3 times a week is a 80-mile round trip on the M4 to Heathrow, so this really ticks all the boxes.
However, we're about to move house and will now be at least 20 miles from the nearest Motorway and the practicality of an estate (to add to my Wife's SUV) will I'm sure come in handy whilst we move and settle in to the new house.
So I ummed and ahhed about 3 Series Tuorings, A4 Avants, even X-type Estates (but only in Black and Sports Premium spec!) but kept coming back to the only one that really stirred my soul. So it had to be a 159. And A Lusso. And then I saw this! For the price difference between this and some of the cars I was looking at - and this being over £1500 less than the nearest comparable ti, after a 200-mile round trip yesterday, left the deposit.
It does need a little tinkering - front brakes, air con needs a gas (hopefully...compressors kicking in but no cold air...cold be gas, could be a leaky pipe), alignment needs checking (steering wheel is slightly squiff when driving straight...may get the bushes done at the same time) and although it has had an Autodelta re-map, will be looking at a DPF removal and EGR delete...so already have the savings I made on the car spent
My man maths has calculated I should start to re-coup my investment and be almost square (after mileage expense claims) after 18 months
Although it's the 'daily' who say's it has to be mundane?
Looking forward to picking your brains and slowly modding this one - I'm a compulsive tinkerer, but it has to be done sympathetically!