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BMW 118d v Elan

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:39 pm
by trw99
A chum of mine has recently bought himself a new bolide. Since he also has an Elan, I did a compare and contrast on the Equipment List, just to show him how erm, soft he was becoming!

BMW equipment: - Lotus Elan

18" M light alloy wheels Star-spoke style - Get what you?re given Elan wheels

Multi-function controls for s'wheel - Rare signed steerer

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) - Nope

Armrest. front with sliding adjustment - Yes, static

Floor mats. Velour - Get what you?re given carpets

First Aid Kit & Triangle - Nope

Passenger airbag deactivation. Front - Nope

Head restraints. rear and folding - Nope

Automatic Air Conditioning - Only in DHC

12V power sockets - Cigar lighter actually old chap

Bluetooth hands-free with USB audio integration - WTF?

Brushed Aluminium Trim - Paintwork may have been brushed-by

DAB digital radio - Rare Phillips Turnolock, chum

Driver comfort package - A seat ? what more do you need?

High-gloss Black interior trim finisher - Black interior

Interior comfort package - Stop at the side of the road like everyone else

Metallic paint - Yes, actually

Park Distance Control (PDC). front and rear - Mk 1 Eyeball

Rain sensor with auto. headlight activation - Look up ? if it?s wet, it?s raining for Christ?s sake

Sun protection package - A hat


Re: BMW 118d v Elan

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:47 pm
by jono
My wife had a BMW 120D - probably the most anodine and un-involving car I have ever driven. Now there is an aposite contrast :wink: