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    5-Series GT?

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    Coming on july 15 to my garage for a 3 year lease. The car has been launched in India. I have booked a sophisto grey 530D.








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    Cool man! You've driven more cars in the past 2 years than I have in my lifetime!

    In the shot of the gauges, what is the deal with the blue EfficientDynamics lettering and battery pictogram? Does the car have some sort of regenerative braking deal that charges the battery?
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    Look at the fuel economy LOL.

    You must have been thrashing it.

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    Look at the fuel economy LOL.

    You must have been thrashing it.
    At first glance I was impressed... then I realised it wasn't mpg!
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    The main problem with my changing cars here is purely infrastructure. I do not keep cars for more than 50-60,000 odd km and since we are a large family, the cars are just used tooo much and they almost start crying saying-its enough, given the condition of our roads and business.

    I mean in the past 4 years-what we bought and sold=fiat adventure, fiat linea, honda city, honda civic, merc c class diesel w204,chevrolet optra,hyundai sonata diesel, even the tata nano as I wasn't particluarly thrilled with its crappy acceleration...cars haven't really emotionally excited me as a driver and work load was just too much to add...we just drive way too much and rip the cars apart.

    But then came the cruze-and its engine simply amazed me so much that I loved its acceleration and handling (from our standards) and even forced my parents to opt for the diesel automatic version. But the fiat 500 is something very special and dear to us, driven less, much less.

    Lets see how I handle the 530d. for many reasons I have opted for lease considering my usage as it will work out to be much cheaper in the long run.

    work has been pretty hectic, see my post count-just 395 in more than 3 plus years-lol!
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    Paul, whats your take on Citroen DS 3? Pity it will never come to India, I love that car so much.

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    Very nice, good choice of color. Do you plan on getting the same interior color scheme?

    Hopefully you'll be able to post some pictures when your vehicle is delivered!

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    really hated the 5 series when I saw the release images, but it looks much better in real pics. don't get why manufacturers continue to use over "improved" images.

    Nice choice Indica. Out of curiosity, will it be on run-flats? It will be very interesting to see how the ride quality is effected by Indian roads.
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    I'd say ditch the run-flats if the car comes with them. Way too expensive to have to replace a set when one is punctured. I don't know if they still have the wheel well in the trunk for a spare, but I'd suggest just grabbing a spare on rim.
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    how many vehicles have you purchased in that past few years?
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    Congratulations! I love the color, what a nice looking car inside and out.

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    Re: Get ready for a surprise...

    Congratulations amazing car, it really looks better in person.
    I am not sure but the color in the picture looks more like its milano beige not sophisto grey, maybe its just the lighting or the angle of the picture.
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    Milano Beige:
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