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  1. BMW 330D 2005 - Pre Purchase Inspection Report Has Thrown Up Error Codes - Advice Please

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi all, I've been searching long and hard for the perfect 330D Saloon E90 and i finally thought i'd found one, so had an advanced pre-purchase inspection completed by the RAC yesterday. The report has raised a few minor issues on the car, but on the whole states that it would be ok to buy...
  2. Progressing with a new purchase

    Hello everyone, my first post on here although I've used this forum for over a year and it has been extremely useful. I have owned an E36 323i for the past 16 months or so and it has been a joy to own and use. However, I have always had a hankering for an E46 yet never been able to find one...
  3. New car purchase - PCP quote 335d but willing to hear from all owners.

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello there, New member. I am looking at getting a new BMW 335d. The discount I have managed to negotiate is approximately 8k. Is this a good figure ? I'm looking at PCP, the car comes to 35k, with a £3000 deposit the monthly payments are £400. I think the contract is 4 years but cannot...
  4. 320D mechanicaly sound vehicle purchase?

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Looking at buying a 320D post 2006, what models are not affected by the timing chain issue if any. Any advise on what to avoid and what to look out for Thanks in advance
  5. 525D Touring (F11?) new used purchase queries

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hi, new here so hope I'm not breaking any rules. I've started looking to buy a 5 series Touring. Looked at a 12 Plate 525D M Sport on the weekend which raised a few queries. Hoping someone can advise. Historically I've been a mostly private buyer who looks at cars with a torch and...
  6. F34 335i purchase advice

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I'm close to buying a 335i GT, but wanted to get some thoughts on this engine vs the 330d. My concern is over resale - in 3 years from now, a 5yr old 335i vs 330d - will it be significantly easier to sell the diesel - or do folks think that the trend is now towards petrol, making the 335i...
  7. 2012 F30 328i Purchase Advice

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Looking to buy my first ever BMW on Thursday, a 62 plate 328i Auto with 14,500 miles on the clock for £14,250 following a successful test drive. All 4 alloys have rim damage from kerbs and will need sorting out. The car has no options what so ever but is low mileage and in very good condition...
  8. e46 320d - About to make a purchase, quick question please

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi all, I'm new to BMW's and am hopefully purchasing one very soon! Just have a quick question.....which year did they change from the vacuum actuator on the turbo to electronic? From what I've read if the electronic actuator goes...whole new turbo. Many thanks. Ash
  9. E46 Coupe 330ci 2003 - Recent purchase...

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Afternoon folks, My name is Roger, I live down in the south east in Kent, and I've finally got myself an E46 330ci, six speed manual, in what I think is referred to as silver blue (silber blau). I picked her up back in November last year. My other car is a Mk4 Golf GTTDI, so quite a contrast...
  10. Purchase advice on e63 M6 ~2008

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Hi, I'm looking for an e63 M6 and have been doing some research, but am a little confused on some of the details. I've read that problem areas are the clutch and SMG Pump. I'm assuming the clutch is a "wear and tear" item so if it goes I'm outa luck and just need to replace it. The SMG Pump...
  11. Bmw approved used purchase and cbs (x3 2.0 se 2012)

    General BMW Discussions
    Hello I am hoping you guys can help me with this. I am loving my new car and want to ensure it stays in top condition. I purchased an approved used X3 in April, with 23,000 miles on the clock. The last service was 11,000 miles when the oil and oil filter were changed. The CBS in the car is...
  12. 2015 520d purchase

    BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    So i'm picking up a 2015 F10 520d M Sport Next weekend (24th B'day gift from the mrs believe it or not :thumbsup ) and i've been positively surprised that there is very little issue threads on here. I understand that they are fairly trouble free cars? Still under warranty for two years so not...
  13. Purchase enquiry

    General BMW Discussions
    Last weekend, I made an enquiry about a very nice M coupe at Russell Knight ! here's how it went :confused WoW - this guy - Russell, is the most arrogant person I've EVER had the misfortune to have dealt with ! I have been trying to enquire about a car he had advertised on a well known cars for...
  14. New to BMW - Looking to purchase BMW 730LD FO2 M Sport

    BMW 7 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 7 Series
    Hello all. I am looking to replace my current S Class with the 730LD F02 M sport. I really the look of it, whenever I see one I just want to buy one. I particularly like the look of the M Sport version. I wanted to ask the experienced BMW guys here about what I should look out for one when I go...
  15. 2015 M6 Convertible purchase "Now I've gone and done it...!"

    BMW 6 Series - Tech Talk E24,E63,E64,F12,F13
    Bye bye to my 645Ci convertible which gave me a wonderful introduction to both a BMW and a v8 for the first time... Just put down a deposit to buy myself a secondhand M6 vert, 15 months old. :D About 70% more bhp available. Yoiks! :jaw-dropping Whoooosh! Can't wait 'til I get to go pick it up!
  16. 3 series pre purchase inspection Nottingham

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    An E91 3 series in near Nottingham has caught my eye. Can anyone recommend somewhere for a pre purchase inspection in that area?
  17. 320d vs Coupe best purchase

    BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hello, I used the search function but couldn't find exactly what I wanted. So here is my situation. I'm looking to buy a 320d or 318d or a coupe but not sure which would be the best. I would be looking at a diesel around 80-100k from 2008+. I want a car that is reliable, so my question i...
  18. BMW Z4 Pre Purchase Inspection

    BMW Z Series - Tech Talk Z1, Z3, Z4, Z8, Z9
    Hello, i am in the market for a 2.2 Z4 Automatic. I would like to know what to inspect on the car before buying it. Any known faults??
  19. Bmw 323i e36 cracked cover - to purchase or not?!

    BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    Hi guys, Im thinking to purchase an e36 but the issue with it is that the valve cover has completely cracked. The owner of it currently says that he changed the crankshaft sensor, and then as soon as he turned it after, it blew. I found it really odd and don't know what you guys would suggest...
  20. Pre Purchase Inspection E39 Leeds area, recommend a firm

    General BMW Discussions
    I am looking at purchasing an E39 525d with 124,000 miles on near Leeds. Can anyone recommend a firm to carry out pre purchase inspection ? I will be travelling over from Ireland to buy it Thanks