Agree with most comments above, Bmw are great machines well made and refined Diesels unlike the taxiesque 1.9jtdm, but I was put off bms in the late 80's by estate agents who favoured them over all other brands and ruined the image imo, so bm avoided for life i went for the understated Audi instead and stuck with those until the same people left their BMs for Audis.
Moved to Alfa and so far great, not perfectly built or the best diesels but definitely the best feeling looking at it and going for a drive.
I will buy petrol next time though, pref V6 (500 tax? maybe not).
Last edited by Bruce100; 18-01-15 at 21:22.