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Riaad's SO's X1 20d
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Being a Car Enthusiast, the SO's wheels, if given the choice, is somewhat...lets say important  Icon9 . So as one would expect, I found it was necessary for the SO to join the Bavarian club Fencelook  .

Some of "her" requirements where:

- Decent Ground Clearance - so not M-sport 
- Economical
- Comfortable
- Sufficient boot space
- Not old - another e46 was apparently out of the question
- and not something from the budget car segment

So in the back of my mind, a 20d was the obvious answer, after much persuading, "we" narrowed it down to an e90 320d, f20 120d, f30 320d and a X1 20d.

The search began in January 2020 (best I state the year, cause you know how long these searches can go on for  Fencelook )

And the pre-owned market for these 20d are rough, e90s with decent miles are far and few and the new F-series models, well basically the good ones aren't for sale, and if they are, they call a premium price for a relatively standard car. 

I decided to let her take my Dad's Pre facelift X1 20d for a drive, and she felt rather comfortable, so we fixed the search to an E84 X1, and it had to be a LCI model with the ZF8. 

The search was rather slow, with mostly base spec X1s on the market (maybe like 5 examples within budget across SA), eventually I came across a Space Grey Msport, open viewing, it had a few odd issues, which I was not comfortable with. 

Fast forward to February, a VERY well specced X1 20d X-Drive X-line appears on Autotrader (luckily I had enlisted a fellow forumite to assist with the search and he was quick to forward a link), without hesitation, I was the first to call in and made the necessary arrangements to view the vehicle in that weekend (the dealer was based in Pretoria...so I had to arrange flights,etc). Quickly did the VIN and Service history checks and put down a small refundable deposit (20d's fly off the market...well pre lockdown that is).

And the rest was history...So here she is...

   

Details: 2013 E84 X1 20d X-drive X-line (2012 build model) in Midnight Blue Metallic with Brown/Black leather Interior combo

Spec List is extensive, and likely one of the best specced E84s out there.
-ZF8 with paddle shifter
-Xenons
-Panoramic Roof
-Pro Nav 
-Hifi Sound
-Full PDC and Reverse Camera
-Bluetooth
-Climate Control
-Cruise Control

Upon taking ownership, she had only 97k kms and we traveled back to Durban in a rather relaxing manner averaging only 5.3l/100kms (Apparently the X-drive system adds +-0.5l/100kms to the consumption over the RWD version) not bad at all.

Surprisingly, there was no Smash and Grab, so had 20% done , turns out, there was clear smash and grab already installed  Hammerhead

As with most dealer cars, the was "detailed", so there were plenty zebra stripes, so next on the list was to get her properly detailed.

   

A good friend made the arrangements for me, and the end results are great, really bringing the metallic out!

               


I decided that I'll tackle the interior, which was decent considering the colour of the seats, a 50/50 shot and some after pics...

           


And just before the lockdown started, I had a full service done, just in time for the 100k kms milestone. 

A few minor things to attend to over the next few months: 
-ZF service
-Dampener Pulley (no visible signs of wear at the moment)
-SW and DP Fencelook
-Carly coding 


   


That's it for now  Chef
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#2
Congrats again to the SO! What a lucky find, waaaay better than the usual BMW SA spec X1.
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F25 X3 2.0d ,Alfa Romeo GT 3.2F20 M135iE90 M3 Dynamic LCi, '11 BMW E90 320d MSport, '09 BMW E90 320i Exclusive, '03 BMW E46 330i Individual, '02 BMW E39 525i Individual, '06 Impreza 2.0R Wagon, '03 S3 8L, '11 A3 1.6TDi, '70 VW Beetle 1600 Twin Port '00 A4 2.4 V6, '09 Ibiza Cupra 1.8T, 2013 Vivo Gran Turismo, E36 M3 Coupe, E46 320i Individual MSport, '98 Civic V Tec, E36 318is Msport, E30 318i Coupe,GOLF MK1 GT
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#3
wow, congrats! Thats a really good looking and spec E84!
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2012 BMW X1 20d Xdrive
2011 BMW E90 330d
2010 VW Polo
2010 VW Scirocco 2.0 TSI
2010 BMW E90 320i
2006 BMW E90 320d
1995 BMW E36 318i
1982 MINI 1275
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#4
Congrats bud, great spec and looks to be in good nick especially after the detail!
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2013 EB BMW M135i F20 - DP, K&N Filter, Xcede Stage 2 - 264wkw/635wnm
2016 Ice White Hyundai ix35 R2.0 CRDi Elite -
2008 Silverbird Grey VW Polo 1.4i Trendline

Gone but never forgotten:
2011 Mercedes-Benz C250 CDi BE Avantgarde - Madness Tuned
2010 Titanium Silver BMW 320d Exclusive E90 LCi - Chiplogic Tuned
2008 Stratosgrau Stratos Grey BMW 320i Individual E90
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#5
nice
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#6
Congrats. Great color combo.  Bravo
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Congrats...cant read your stuff because of this...

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#8
Congrats, car looks great
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(06-05-2020, 01:49 PM)FiRi@Rennzport Wrote: Congrats...cant read your stuff because of this...

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Car sounds amazing though! Never knew X-drive increased the consumption. Not the end of the world though.
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#11
Stunning ride Riaad. Congrats to the SO!
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#12
Awesome spec.. congrats on the car
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(06-05-2020, 08:58 PM)PsyCLown Wrote: None of the images are loading for me, browsing from PC and not even tapatalk...
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Car sounds amazing though! Never knew X-drive increased the consumption. Not the end of the world though.


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MPerformance Exhaust and MTips
TMSS DE-Catted Downpipe
FTP Boost Pipe

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2007/8 BMW Z4 2.0 (Black - Schnitzer chipped)
2008 BMW Z4 2.0 (White)
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2010 BMW 320i
2011 BMW 125 Space Grey Coupe
2013 BMW 125 Burnt Orange Hatch
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#14
Thanks Guys, 

I've added the pics again...hopefully they don't disappear again YesNo
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#15
Msn that is stunning!
what a spec Bravo
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(06-05-2020, 11:09 AM)Riaad car looks super dope dude!!! Wrote: Being a Car Enthusiast, the SO's wheels, if given the choice, is somewhat...lets say important  Icon9 . So as one would expect, I found it was necessary for the SO to join the Bavarian club Fencelook  .

Some of "her" requirements where:

- Decent Ground Clearance - so not M-sport 
- Economical
- Comfortable
- Sufficient boot space
- Not old - another e46 was apparently out of the question
- and not something from the budget car segment

So in the back of my mind, a 20d was the obvious answer, after much persuading, "we" narrowed it down to an e90 320d, f20 120d, f30 320d and a X1 20d.

The search began in January 2020 (best I state the year, cause you know how long these searches can go on for  Fencelook )

And the pre-owned market for these 20d are rough, e90s with decent miles are far and few and the new F-series models, well basically the good ones aren't for sale, and if they are, they call a premium price for a relatively standard car. 

I decided to let her take my Dad's Pre facelift X1 20d for a drive, and she felt rather comfortable, so we fixed the search to an E84 X1, and it had to be a LCI model with the ZF8. 

The search was rather slow, with mostly base spec X1s on the market (maybe like 5 examples within budget across SA), eventually I came across a Space Grey Msport, open viewing, it had a few odd issues, which I was not comfortable with. 

Fast forward to February, a VERY well specced X1 20d X-Drive X-line appears on Autotrader (luckily I had enlisted a fellow forumite to assist with the search and he was quick to forward a link), without hesitation, I was the first to call in and made the necessary arrangements to view the vehicle in that weekend (the dealer was based in Pretoria...so I had to arrange flights,etc). Quickly did the VIN and Service history checks and put down a small refundable deposit (20d's fly off the market...well pre lockdown that is).

And the rest was history...So here she is...



Details: 2013 E84 X1 20d X-drive X-line (2012 build model) in Midnight Blue Metallic with Brown/Black leather Interior combo

Spec List is extensive, and likely one of the best specced E84s out there.
-ZF8 with paddle shifter
-Xenons
-Panoramic Roof
-Pro Nav 
-Hifi Sound
-Full PDC and Reverse Camera
-Bluetooth
-Climate Control
-Cruise Control

Upon taking ownership, she had only 97k kms and we traveled back to Durban in a rather relaxing manner averaging only 5.3l/100kms (Apparently the X-drive system adds +-0.5l/100kms to the consumption over the RWD version) not bad at all.

Surprisingly, there was no Smash and Grab, so had 20% done , turns out, there was clear smash and grab already installed  Hammerhead

As with most dealer cars, the was "detailed", so there were plenty zebra stripes, so next on the list was to get her properly detailed.



A good friend made the arrangements for me, and the end results are great, really bringing the metallic out!




I decided that I'll tackle the interior, which was decent considering the colour of the seats, a 50/50 shot and some after pics...




And just before the lockdown started, I had a full service done, just in time for the 100k kms milestone. 

A few minor things to attend to over the next few months: 
-ZF service
-Dampener Pulley (no visible signs of wear at the moment)
-SW and DP Fencelook
-Carly coding 





That's it for now  Chef
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#17
Great looking car, something like that would be perfect for my SO as well.
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Awesome! Bluebiggrin
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