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Old 03-11-2018, 08:13 PM   #1
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£400 320d touring

As I said in my other thread the R32 has gone to a new owner this week so for the short term this is the replacement...……..

2005 '05 plate BMW 320d SE Touring !

A guy that I work with said he was getting rid as he never liked the car and wanted to get back into a 4x4 so asked him how much he wanted for it and the reply was £400

Obviously it isn't mint and has a lot of miles on it but it runs great and has been 100% reliable for him in the 14 months he's owned it.



So onto the car...…….



It's a 2005 '05 E46 320d Touring Auto

191,000 miles
5 previous owners
MOT until 6 March 2019



It does have afew things that need sorting but at £400 I think it was a great buy


Issues that I know about are...…….

Horn doesn't work
Traction control light is on all the time
Drivers electric window switch is broken
Needs glow plugs replacing ( He already has these so supplied them with the car)
Needs a service


I've not had chance to have a proper look round the car yet since collecting it this afternoon but it definitely needs a good clean inside and out !


Pictures of how it stands now in all its glory


IMG_5879 by Nickfos78, on Flickr
IMG_5878 by Nickfos78, on Flickr
IMG_5877 by Nickfos78, on Flickr
IMG_5876 by Nickfos78, on Flickr
IMG_5874 by Nickfos78, on Flickr
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The dog has had his first outing in it

Will update more when ive had a better look around
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Certainly looks a tidy motor and think you’ve a good buy there
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:26 PM   #3
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Had a 53 plate in exactly the same colour... Picked up at auction with 197000 on the clock 3 years ago for 550 quid. That was a six speed manual. Kept it 18 months.... Never let me down and I never spent a penny on it. Cheap motoring!!
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Excellent car, I love the E46 in general. In my humble opinion its one of the best body styles BMW made.
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If not already done get rid of the swirl flaps asap nice motor though

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Oops posted in this one instead of making a new thread! My bad!

I got carried away reading your thread while writing mine. This has potential. Subscribed!

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Old 03-11-2018, 10:44 PM   #7
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Even at that mileage it’s a cracking purchase. I have an E91 320d (same M47 engine) currently on 196,000 miles and it runs sweet as a nut.

Really do wear the years well BMW estates, mine cleaned up incredibly well in my opinion.

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Looks good for £400. Looking forward to the thread on this
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Utter bargain, cannot wait to see what you do to it
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That looks like a cracking buy. Can’t wait to see what you do with it.

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