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Re: 03 Lag2 Initiale Tourer or 08 BMW 520d Msport Tourer

My FIL has just bought an 06 530d M-tech saloon,and as much as it pains me to say it,it's a pretty impressive bit of kit.Personally I wouldn't bother with the 520d and go straight for the 530d,the 2 litre turbo diesel engines I've worked on have been a pain ( turbo problems,breather problems forcing a jet of oil to come out of the dipstick tube....etc....etc...).

FIL's in the tiptronic auto,to be honest the tiptronic bit is a gimmick and you soon give up with it.The engine is perfectly matched to the auto box though,and the changes/kick down are awesome.For a big car it does go really well and returns surprisingly good MPG figures too.The M-tech suspension and run-flat tyres make for a fairly hard ride though,I'd definately drive one before you make a decision as compared to a soft Laguna 2 it is a bit of a shock to the system.

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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