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Greg
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:04 pm    Post subject: Newish motor .. Reply with quote

It was a toss-up between a Stagea and a 530D Touring, but the Bavarian mile muncher won the day.

I'd been looking at a 530D M-Sport Touring on the BCA website for a while, and had found a mate who had an on-line account so I didn't need to trek all the way at Peterborough from down here in Wimborne .. The auction day came and lot 29 came along - a really nice looking car, FSH and 5POs, and 164k on the clock. Bidding started and within a second it had brrrappaadiddled brrrrrddrrrone-thirty-five then brrrdidddleeeeefull service history ... Within 20 seconds the bidding stopped at 2.7k and we were the highest bidder - bang, "SOLD - to the man by the Seaside!" Fark me, I was expecting to have to pay more. I've had a couple of auction buys before, but that was almost 20 years ago, and right now I was frankly bricking it a bit thinking I'd just spunked almost three grand on what might turn out to be a right snotter.

Anyhoo, my mate had a mate who delivers cars for a living, and for just over a hundred quid the car landed with me yesterday. Well, he got out of the car and told me I'd got a good'un, and he wasn't wrong. Clean, straight, no new paint anywhere and just a displaced air scoop at the front. Arrived with 1/2 tank of fuel too. I excitedly took the service book wallet and went through the invoices - more than 3k spent on stuff over the last 2 years, new turbo, front struts, front brakes, DVD reader, almost new tyres, full service less than 1000 miles ago... Best of all was an invoice for DPF delete and a stage 2 re-map, followed by another for swirl flap removal and blanking plates. The icing on the cake was discovering a detachable tow hitch in the spare wheel-well - something I'd budgeted an extra 600 for!

It's fantastic, drives like a new car compared to my rattly old T5, and the ageing 944 rolling resto ... I may be feeling a little smug right now.

Greg
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done and congrats always good to hear good folks having a good result
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one Greg! What sort of miles will those motors do, assuming they are looked after?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mileage - well I guess that depends on how well you look after it, but 300+ isn't uncommon ..
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow - that's serious mileage. Having said that, my VW T4 van has done over 220k. I presime the Beemer is a Turbo-diesel?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yarp - straight six and I have to say that for a bit of a barge it fucking flies...

I sold my T4 at 153k something, it was a chipped 102 Caravelle, that was lovely and analogue and repairable... The T5 however hasn't been so cost effective. It was admittedly an early model 175, but in the 160k miles it's done so far it's shat an auto gearbox, clogged the turbo, worn out one lobe of its camshaft, both front struts, 2 sets of front discs, 4 blower motors, abandoned all hope in the self closing side doors and popped an intercooler...

Comparing the Beemer to the T5 at the same mileage I'm staggered at how good one is, and how shit the other is...

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smug git !
Well done and expect some bits in the post soon now I actually have time to fast after the Xmas clear up
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

noice, no idea what you're on about, but still sound noice
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falcopops wrote:
noice, no idea what you're on about, but still sound noice


Same. I'm guessing it's about some kind of car/truck/van but not entirely sure?
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