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post #1 of 15 Old 01-07-2014, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
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Newbie here 420D

Hi all!

New to this forum. Picked up my 420d just before Christmas. I was driving a 118d coupe before so it's a nice upgrade!

Happy new year to you all!!
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Welcome! Glad to see more diesels.



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I'd love a petrol but it's just not practical with the commuting miles I do!
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Welcome!

I wish we got 4 series diesel models where i'm located.
How are you liking your new 420D? any likes/dislikes about it?



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A few niggly faults with the electrics (looks like you've seen in my other post) but I love the car.

Drives much nicer than my 1. It feels like a much higher quality car; more refined and smoother and surprisingly quick! It's a beautiful looking thing and because it's a diesel I still get my low emissions space at work

My only complaint (and it's the same with all BMWs) is that the seat belt cuts right across my neck no matter how much I adjust the seat. I think it's probably because I'm only 5'4" and bmw don't offer any seat belt adjustments.
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welcome aboard! was absolutely in love with the E90 335d
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Welcome to the 4 series forums! That is certainly an upgrade! I still like those 1 series too.
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welcome aboard! was absolutely in love with the E90 335d
did you get a chance to drive it?
I know some people that did and disliked it.



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Thought I'd update with some photos! Sorry for the poor quality and she's pretty dirty as well.





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lookin good. glad to see you got a manual too!

as for the seat belt cutting across your neck you might be able to find aftermarket solutions. they make these lowering brackets you buy that will lower the seat belt

just make sure you buy the best one that money can buy. safety is the most important aspect of the car.

And honestly having it cut across your neck is not a good measure for safety so look into changing or modifying the belt bracket to make it safer.

my girlfriend has this same problem being the same height.



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