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Old 10-06-2021, 01:08 PM   #31
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No xenons and pre lci, doesn't look bad.
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No xenons and pre lci, doesn't look bad.
Is that a good thing being pre lci? guess xenons would be nice though, didn't notice that
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Old 10-06-2021, 06:18 PM   #33
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Personally i couldn't live without xenons, pre lci tend to be a little more reliable. On the estate make sure the rear sits level, any sagging and its likely to need an airbag or too.

Make sure the rear lights work, the parking sensors work and that the glass panel in the tailgate works, make sure the rear wiper works too as they can split the wiring in the boot. Check all doors lock and unlock too.
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Personally i couldn't live without xenons, pre lci tend to be a little more reliable. On the estate make sure the rear sits level, any sagging and its likely to need an airbag or too.

Make sure the rear lights work, the parking sensors work and that the glass panel in the tailgate works, make sure the rear wiper works too as they can split the wiring in the boot. Check all doors lock and unlock too.
Cheers I will be taking it for a drive soon so will check those things you have mentioned
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OK so update time, drive the 525 and it was lovely but my good friend President Swirl noticed some issues so decided to leave it, after looking at some dealerships I have found a car that I liked but a bit more over budget that I originally thought, I will keep you in suspense for the time being but hopefully picking up next week after its been serviced and had a couple of jobs done on it
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How much over budget ......
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2k but feel the car I have chosen is a good deal and should set me up for a good while
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2k but feel the car I have chosen is a good deal and should set me up for a good while
im sure there was some man maths invovled......

but even at 6k its only 10 monthly payments my mates making on his M4. and you own the car.

at £6k something cool........give us a clue, German?
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but even at 6k its only 10 monthly payments my mates making on his M4. and you own the car.



at £6k something cool........give us a clue, German?
Yeah lucky I have a friend who is grounded to help me, so it is German and its also a colour I said I would never have again......black, but it is def the right car for me
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OK so another twist the original car I was buying I decided not to get, another car has come along from a guy at work, mechanically sound but body isn't great but can be worked on, no rust though but get the feeling the polisher is going to get a work out and also it's a chea**** car sooooooooo on Wednesday I'm picking up a BMW E60 525d lci, it is on 131k but has a stack of history, lots of parts have been changed and drives somewhat amazing for a 13 year old car
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