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V8 BMW 545i vs Skoda Roomster 1.9TDI #1641311
23/05/2020 21:37
23/05/2020 21:37
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I think the decision is made (we've put the Roomster up for sale and made an offer on a 545i), but what advice can you give us about how to maximise the V8 Beemer experience?
We don't do many miles, so we're not that fussed about mpg, but is there anything we can do to make the car more fun, (tastefully) noisy, yet retain the outward subtlety?



Re: V8 BMW 545i vs Skoda Roomster 1.9TDI [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1641383
27/05/2020 15:25
27/05/2020 15:25
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S. Wales. Way beyond my means
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I won't suggest my exhaust guy again. wink

How old is it? Does it have the 'angel eye' headlights?

Perhaps a subtle lowering kit, remap and zorst would be sufficient.

Last edited by Gripped; 27/05/2020 15:28.
Re: V8 BMW 545i vs Skoda Roomster 1.9TDI [Re: Jim_Clennell] #1641391
27/05/2020 21:15
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It's a 2005 545i SE Touring with 125k miles.
My eyes are wide open and, as we've opted for the cheapest one in the UK, I'm prepared for it to be a disaster!
Ideally, I'd like a >ahem< subtle map with a few grown up pops and bangs, in combination with an exhaust. Perhaps not from the crazy South African in Cardiff though...! Lowering? Probably not, knowing the roads round here.




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