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  1. Young BMW buying advice

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, I am a young driver (22 years old) and I am looking to purchase my first BMW. I am looking for a convertible E46 or E93 as these are the models I grew up dreaming of owning. I am looking for advice on what engines are most reliable and possibly cheapest to insure for a young driver...
  2. Leasing vs. buying?

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    What do you prefer and why? Looking forward to reading your opinions.
  3. Buying alloys on Ebay

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Looking for a set of 759 20 inch alloys. There are a number of sets for sale on Ebay. Any recommendations or advice for buying alloys on Ebay. Is there a better alternative place to buy
  4. Recall Buying Advice 320d E91

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, New to this forum and new to BMWs. I'm looking at buying a used 320d touring, possibly 2008/2009/2010 reg in the next 6 months or so. I want a reliable car as I would be driving it to Europe and back. I've noticed that there seem to be a lot of them on Autotrader, for example, that have...
  5. Buying 160k mileage N52

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    As the title says I'm looking at a very high mileage N52 and would never consider a car with this mileage, however I only hear and see good things about the N52 and for an E92 330i with all the options I could want for only £3.7k I think it's a bargain. Even if bits were to go wrong the other...
  6. Buying second hand N47T F30 with late oil changes

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    I've just seen a second hand 320d XDrive that I like the look of, for around £12,200. It's a Luxury edition with Xenon headlamps, sunroof and the professional navigation system. The car has 65k miles on it and used to be a company car. My only major gripe is the service history and the...
  7. BMW Buying Experience

    Hi I am Omar a MSc UX design student at Kingston University. The aim of this survey is to understand client’s buying experience when purchasing a BMW car from the show room with a view to offer to improving the service. The survey should only take 5 minutes to complete. All data collected will...
  8. Buying E93 325i or 330i

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello i am currently looking into buying an E93 in either 325i or 330i form. looking around the £6k mark with really no more than 70k miles from 2006-2008 and there seems to be quite a few floating around at this price which i still find unbelievable. is there anything i should be...
  9. buying 17 335d but wheel anomaly

    Tyres and Alloy Wheels Forum
    Hi. I was wondering if i could get your help. I'm just about to purchase a lovely 2017 335D (my 1st BMW!) from S James prestige and noticed an anomaly regarding wheels/tyres. Having looked at the ad, the wheels are 20" non std BMW, i also noticed BMW options are 18 or 19". Also they have...
  10. Buying an M4

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi all, I currently own a 2014 520d and although there's nothing I can fault on it, I want something a bit more sporty, plus this ULEZ thing that's coming in is putting me off owning a diesel, the next car I've got my eyes on is an M4, likely a 2014-2016 model, I don't use my cars much as...
  11. Buying an E92 325i - am I making a good purchase?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    I've found an E92 325i on AutoTrader for £2,950, which I am hopefully going to go and buy on Saturday. I've owned an E90 320i previously, but just wanted to get peoples opinions on if I'm making a bad purchase/missing out on any vital parts of the service history. Details of the car: 56 plate...
  12. Buying advice

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello all. It's been a long time since I've been on here and I'm looking for some advice in buying a used 3 series. I owned an E46 320D MSport a few years ago before it was written off by a taxi driver running a red light. I was gutted as I had just spent a bit of money on it refurbishing the...
  13. BMW Buying Advice

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    Hi there, in the next few months i will be looking to buying a BMW as a first car. I am looking at a 2015 118d M Sport. I am just wondering if there is anything i should know before buying this car? such as any common issues, must-have modifications. Car will be on HP so i'm free to do whatever...
  14. Buying advice for a friend - 3 series

    General BMW Discussions
    Hi All, My friend is looking for a car to buy himself due to work issues. He had a company 5 series and likes the BMW cars. He's looking for a 3 Series maybe 9/10 years old, doesn't mind petrol or diesel but would like auto. Is there anything he should look out for or be aware of? I know...
  15. Buying Used 5 Series GT

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    Hi All, I am a newbie here. I am in the process of opting out from the company car scheme. And all things considered, I have shortlisted and in the market looking for a F07 5 series GT. Particularly a 535d or 535i. Any suggestions on what to look out for when doing the test drives?. Also I...
  16. F31 320D Buying Advice!

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, Just put a deposit down on a 2014 320D estate. Will be my third Bimmer in a row. E46 325ci, E90 320d now an F31! Going to view and potentially buy on Friday afternoon. Anything I should be looking out for? Has 44k miles, pro nav, full leather, x-drive and auto braking cruise. Cheers!
  17. Buying a used BMW

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    It's a long time since I bought a used car. Asking prices were loaded with quite a lot of room for haggling, which was expected. I was talking to a car salesman earlier this year who suggested that, with the web making it so easy to find and compare information, the industry has cleaned up its...
  18. Buying Questions Quick Fire Round F15

    BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    Why do X5s all have such high miles compared to other models and cars? Have you noticed most F15 X5 creak and squeek on almost every panel? How are your service bills, as I assume F15s are not under a service pack? Thinking of getting an X5 - because its the only car I think I can do miles in...
  19. E60 Buying Advice 2nd time round

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    Afternoon all, I've had to create a new account as I can't seem to retrieve my old account :( spent a few years away with Audi's........I know I know but be glad that I'm coming back :D lol My last BMW was an 06 E60 530i M Sport (N52) that I only owned for about a year but have missed it ever...
  20. 2011 F10 520d - buying advice

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    Hi all, I'm a total BMW novice and am looking to buy my first BMW. I've finally decided on a F10 5 series estate with a manual gearbox. My budget unfortunately don't extend to the post 2013 facelift. So I'm on the look-out for one. I've found one on AutoTrader, a black 2011 520d example with...