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I only ordered the car cover from Cover Your Car yesterday late afternoon and somehow it's already arrived at my door step, less than 24 hours. Even though the sales guy predicted it would arrive on Tuesday due to the long Easter bank holiday weekend. I'm totally amazed by their service!
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Found an empty industrial estate to take a picture. That's it. Purely enjoying another day without rain.
Today I ordered a car cover from a company called Cover Your Car here in the UK. They do a full range of car covers ranging from basic indoor/outdoor ones to fully fitted customisable ones which costs a fortune (around £300). I originally opted to go for the basic indoor-only version for around £50, but then decided to go for one which is suitable for indoor, as well as outdoor for the occasional rain showers for £78.90 (inc. delivery).
You know, just so I'm covered. Ba dum psh! Anyway...
The one I got is called 'Voyager', which is suppose to be water resistant, breathable to allow moisture to escape, double stitching (for strength), non scratch material, elasticated, UV resistant, underbody straps and a storage bag. Sounds good on paper. But that's all I can tell you guys as the picture doesn't really show you much.
There are cheaper ones on eBay or Argos, but they have terrible reviews. So I don't want to waste the £20-30 on something that has terrible reviews. While I'm only spending a bit more (double ish) for something that's (hopefully) has much better quality since this whole company only sells car covers. You would hope they would do it right, right?
Hopefully it will arrive soon so I can take some pictures for you or even make a video. Fingers crossed it was worth it.
As it turns out, the cover arrived in less than 24 hours after I posted this. You can find more info and images here.
So here's what happened. I was vacuuming the rear seats and accidently stabbed the cover a few times with the vacuum cleaner head. The cover got jammed inside, I tried to "finger" it out, but it simply snapped the tabs on the cover. Great.
I thought I had to replace the whole back seat at one point. Luckily the cover is a replaceable part, at a price.
Although the current white M3 (2010 DCT) doesn't drink as much as the previous M3 (2007 manual). It still requires around 1 litre every 2500 miles. Apparently that's normal according to BMW, although most M3 drivers report that their's don't drink anywhere near that much compared to mine.
My suspicion is that they simply don't drive theirs every day or anywhere near hard enough.
Luckily Euro Car Parts often have offers and discount codes. I used 'lastchance30' this time around to get 30% off, which equals to £11.89 compared to £23 or so from main BMW dealers. Score!
Finally finished editing and uploading this unboxing, slash review of my new Samsung 24" Full HD LED TV that I brought 2 months ago from PC World for £199 and its in WHITE! There are 2 reasons why I wanted to get another screen, but particularly a TV as it has different inputs compared to a standard computer monitor. Although most have HDMI these days, but this one has components and the good ol' SCART just in case I wanted to plug in my old Dreamcast, Saturn, Xbox (original) in to it.
That's the thing, I wanted to use it for my gaming screen. I haven't unboxed my PS4 & 360 for over 3 years now I believe ever since I moved houses and its seriously time to return to some gaming. The second thing I wanted to use the screen for, is to took up to my iMac so I can have a bit more screen estate, hence it was important to have a Full HD screen, and not just the usual 'HD Ready' ones (which means 720p only).
What do I think?
Just a quick video for today. Went outside and recorded the M3 with the Akrapovic Exhaust. Never filmed it being revved before, so I didn't really know what it sounded like from the outside, until now. I'm totally amazed by the sound!
I didn't know that it did this sort of 'popping' sound when you rev and lift off quickly. Not as extreme as a backfire, but still a pleasant sound to my ears. Love it.
This is also the first video with the new intro for my YouTube videos from now. It features a track from an artist called Rameses B and the song is called - Lone Wanderer. You should check out his stuff sometime. I also made some minor tweaks to the end credit section as well. A little refresh for 2014!
Of course you can turn off the TC entirely, by pressing it for around 7 seconds. This would be the same as picking a fight with Yagami Raito, resulting in certain death.
That is a question I came across on an Internet forum recently. As always, there are mixed opinions and views on this matter. Some say, that you should never be going so fast on the public road for the Traction Control (from here on, referred to as TC) to kick in, therefore this debate shouldn’t even exist in the first place.
Some say, you should always leave it on, so you’re safe in the hands of the onboard computer wizard God. Some say that you should turn it off for maximum performance and have some sliding fun belting out of the corners. After all, that is the reason to get a BMW in the first place, for the rear-wheel drive madness.
This is the problem, for some.
Here is the brand new M4 Convertible and isn't it a looker? I'm not usually a huge fan of open top cars, I barely like to have the windows open when I'm driving. But I have to admit that I do quite like the look of this M4 'vert.
Mechanically its identical to the saloon or coupe, so you still get the 3-litre six cylinder twin turbo engine with 425 bhp and over 500 Nm of torque. 0-60 mph will be dealt with around 4.2 sec with the 7 speed double-clutch transmission or around 4.4 seconds if you're mega quick with the 6 speed gear knob (aka. the old fashion manual box).
The new model finds BMW M GmbH drawing inspiration from a long tradition: BMW’s high-performance sports car for track and road is entering its fifth generation in open-top form with this new chapter in its history headed “M4 Convertible”.
Here's the big BUT however...
It's been awhile since I did a exhaust video (or any video in fact), so I hereby present to you, the Akrapovic Evolution full titanium exhaust system with some awesome onboard sound!
Go check it out now!
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Ever since I've experienced using Xenon (HID) headlights on my 335i, I never ever want to go back to Halogen again. The amount you can see at night is staggering! The xenon headlights, especially with the full beam on makes it so much easier (and safer) to drive on those unlit roads at night.
Even though xenon is more common now days, its still not a standard equipment for most cars. Yet BMW, is already pushing LED headlights out for most of their new range of cars. The benefits are less power consumption, smaller units, yet providing more light output.
LED not bright enough? Well, the new i8 hybrid thing is already pushing the next thing, laser! It's capable of pushing light all the way out up to 600 metres apparently!
One can only hope that one day these expensive technologies will trickle down to our normal road cars, so that the cars look cool, but more importantly, safer to drive at night.