E63 635d 2009 Ownership Insights

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lizzie
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E63 635d 2009 Ownership Insights

Post by lizzie » 01 Jul 2014, 11:53

Road Tax
12 months £225.00

Insurance
£260.00 year - Full no claims protected, 48yr old, Office Based Bath.

MPG
Around town I get on average between 30 - 34 mpg, Combined approx 38 - 40 mpg, Motorway cruising at speed limit 46 mpg
Motorway slight right foot 40 - 43 mpg

Running Costs
Basic running costs are no dearer than the 320d I had previously. A lot depends on where you take your car for servicing etc.
I use a local Indie. Things I've had done since ownership;
Oil Service £132.00 incl oil, filter, labour etc
New front pads and discs oem quality £325.00
Replacement water pump £280.00.
I have replaced the air filter with a K + N one so don't have to worry about that.
Running on non runflats and tyre cost has been very reasonable.

The Good Bits
Stylish cruiser. Plenty of leg room in the front. Boot was bigger than I thought.Comes with plenty of gadgets. Powerful as normal but put into sport mode and release even more of a beast. Remapping is an option to go up to 360 BHP.
Holds it's value well. They all seem to come with leather interior as standard.

The Bad Bits
Not many really. No room in the back for adults. Water pump failure is common. Gearbox might need resetting / oil changing before 100k

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