40k miles in 33 months

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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40k miles in 33 months

Post by Busterboo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 pm

Bought my 2010 35iS 33 months ago @ 20k miles. It's just done 60. All problems so far reported here:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=32132&start=135
New discs & pads @ 55k.
Next MoT this month. (Up-date. MoT just done. No advisories.)

Salient points? Global mpg 26.6. Used for everything, except commuting, which I don't do, and long-haul, which I don't often do.
Make sure to thrash it at least once once a week.
Service according to BMW schedule at AD (Sytner's).
Extended warranty (to 100k). Less than £500 a year.
Oil consumption 1 litre/10k miles.
18" Pirelli P Zeros wearing evenly and slowly. Reckon 25k per set.

Likes:
Almost everything, especially the power & the DCT. One of the best engine & gearbox combinations I've used.
Rattle-free. Comfortable (after a long time to find a decent seat position). Good boot space. (German luggage takes SWMBO & me away for a week easily.) And so on and so on. A very, very good car. Of the 25+ I've owned and the 50+ I've driven, in the top 3.
Dislikes:
Not much. The bonnet's a bit long sometimes and the satnav could be clearer. Nothing else, really.
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Post by sunnydays » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 pm

Interested to hear the 25+ cars you have owned. A top 3 rank is impressive :)
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:59 pm

Interesting thread!

I've never had an E89 so this is a bit off-topic, but my E86 is easily top of the chart of the 30+ cars I've owned.

The only one I've driven that was better was the MC I should have bought! :headbang:
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Post by buzyg » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:08 pm

Swift review. :thumbsup:
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Post by IRD » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Busterboo wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:14 pm
Bought my 2010 35iS 33 months ago @ 20k miles. It's just done 60. All problems so far reported here:
viewtopic.php?f=45&t=32132&start=135
New discs & pads @ 55k.
Next MoT this month.

Salient points? Global mpg 26.6. Used for everything, except commuting, which I don't do, and long-haul, which I don't often do.
Make sure to thrash it at least once once a week.
Service according to BMW schedule at AD (Sytner's).
Extended warranty (to 100k). Less than £500 a year.
Oil consumption 1 litre/10k miles.
18" Pirelli P Zeros wearing evenly and slowly. Reckon 25k per set.

Likes:
Almost everything, especially the power & the DCT. One of the best engine & gearbox combinations I've used.
Rattle-free. Comfortable (after a long time to find a decent seat position). Good boot space. (German luggage takes SWMBO & me away for a week easily.) And so on and so on. A very, very good car. Of the 25+ I've owned and the 50+ I've driven, in the top 3.
Dislikes:
Not much. The bonnet's a bit long sometimes and the satnav could be clearer. Nothing else, really.
Agree entirely. Just been trying to remember all the cars I’ve owned and it is something like 54. My top few would include my 3.5 is, 330d touring, Porsche Cayman, MG TD, Frog Eye Sprite and NSU 1200 TTSports.🤔

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Post by Busterboo » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 pm

Nice!

My top ones include a 911, an Australian Moke, a Citroen ID19, a VW GTI MkII, a Buick Riviera, a Citroen Dyane 6 and an Alfa Romeo GTV.

I've always bought cars on the basis that, whatever they're used for, they must be fun to drive.
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Post by Adil_3 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 pm

Ive gone from 45k on the clock to 90k today and literally been roughly 1 month under 2 years 23 months

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Post by mr wilks » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:40 pm

Good going that Buster & id be surprised if there were many forum 35is doing more miles than that pa .
Across the used marketplace for performance sports cars they do offer a lot for relatively little buy & maintenance costs .
I struggle to fault any of the 3 E89s ive had barring one pretty major flaw :( visibility from drivers seat is pretty poor :( the drivers wing mirror especially obtrusive , only really became apparent when i went from the 35is to 997 the same day . Its not really a criticism but is a flaw that owners are getting around without even really knowing they are
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Post by Mavster » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm

1. R8
2. F type R
2 RS4 :driving: :thumbsup:
Deepsea blue 35iS :thumbsup:

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Post by Busterboo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Mavster wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm
1. R8
2. F type R
2 RS4 :driving: :thumbsup:
And you're driving an E89 now? :o
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Post by Mavster » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Busterboo wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Mavster wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm
1. R8
2. F type R
2 RS4 :driving: :thumbsup:
And you're driving an E89 as well now? :o

Corrected your typo for you :D

...But seriously yes, tired of spending bonus's then losing loads of money on cars ( probably like others on here) so have the E89 as the keeper/weekend toy to spend money on when I get the car buying itch.
Deepsea blue 35iS :thumbsup:

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Post by Haggisman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:35 am

Mavster wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:45 pm
Busterboo wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Mavster wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:06 pm
1. R8
2. F type R
2 RS4 :driving: :thumbsup:
And you're driving an E89 as well now? :o

Corrected your typo for you :D

...But seriously yes, tired of spending bonus's then losing loads of money on cars ( probably like others on here) so have the E89 as the keeper/weekend toy to spend money on when I get the car buying itch.
Ditto, had numerous cars, clearly more than posted in my signature, the only one I made any money on was the 964 RS and that car was exhilarating as a road and track car. Sunk heaps into “personalising” other road cars and running various race cars but no regrets. After “early” retirement having fun with the Z4 and trying not to scratch the itch of modification. A great car for the money.
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Post by mcbutler » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 am

Citroen 2CV is my number 1, like driving a piece of edam cheese, aaah those were the days.................
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Post by Busterboo » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:47 am

Yes, I had a thing for pre-boring Citroens and had five. Some are still iconic and I'd very happily have one now.
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Post by IRD » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:19 pm

mcbutler wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 am
Citroen 2CV is my number 1, like driving a piece of edam cheese, aaah those were the days.................
Some friends had a bright green one of these and drove there and back to Turkey one Summer holiday. They loved it. When I rode in it I was frightened half to death when it went round corners! :roll:

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