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      01-01-2012, 10:16 AM   #1159
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plob - you look to have a similar order to my original one and I would recommend you consider changing to an M Sport, especially if you consider going for 18in wheels and xline on the SE as sfax recommends. You will find that with a similar spec it will work out not much more as you have added most of the items that come as standard on the 30d M Sport.

The reason to do this is simple- resale. You won't get much of the money back for any of those extras on an SE but on an M Sport the list price is around 2k higher and so will return more on resale. It will depend on how long you intend to keep the car but if its only 2-3 years it wil end up costing you around 1500-2000 more to do it this way.

In the rest of the world the M Sport is just a 'pack' like any other - but in the UK it is considered to be a separate, higher spec model.

Don't worry about the ride either - delete the M Sport suspension (no cost option) and stick with the standard 18s and you'll be fine.