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Post by bluespit » Sun May 14, 2017 3:54 pm

with reluctance and trepidation I've decided to see if I can part with my much loved 5 series. We really don't need 6 cars between 2 of us and although this one does everything the others do the same jobs too.

its 2013 on a 62 plate, with just over 35000 miles. Mine since about 6 months old and BMW car before me. Service pack until Jan 2018 and MOT the same . IT's washed and vacuumed weekly, polished at least 4 times per year and clayed annually. Its fully BMW serviced and has had the Aricon Condensor fix. Needed nothing else other one tyre in my ownership (nail).

Not sure of the codes for these things but it has some nice extras, Round the corner headlight, auto main beam, flappy paddle sport gearbox, and electric tailgate.

Some photos taken today..

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it carries its age and miles very well, one slight parking dent on the lower front door and a few light stone chips on the front bumper. A little curb rash under the front spoiler if you fancy lying on the ground to see.

Its had one minor ding in my ownership where a young lady failed to park correctly and scratched the front wing. All correctly repaired. Still has all BMW glass.

Juts done around 1000 miles in the last 2 weeks at 54mpg including some really bad traffic around Birmingham.

I don't need the money, space or anything else. I'm not desperate to sell either but I want £15000 for the car. not £14000 or £14500 thanks. Theres a couple in similar spec available up and down the country for a couple of £££ more. I'm not saying mine is a bargain but its dam fine well looked after example.

more photos and viewing very welcome, but lets not waste anyones time please

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Post by paddy wright » Sun May 14, 2017 4:01 pm

Lovely example! GLWTS
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Post by Number5 » Sun May 14, 2017 7:19 pm

I'm on my second one of these and I'll would happily buy a third.
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Post by Ben-R » Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 pm

Stunning car you have there, it will make someone a very happy owner.

Good luck with the sale :thumbsup:
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Post by Izzyspi » Sun May 14, 2017 10:05 pm

That's lovely! :thumbsup:
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Post by bluespit » Thu May 18, 2017 5:23 pm

No takers before I approach the wbac mob (valuation exactly £15k)

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Post by Ewazix » Thu May 18, 2017 7:01 pm

bluespit wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 5:23 pm
No takers before I approach the wbac mob (valuation exactly £15k)

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It would be interesting to hear what wbac actually settle on if you go that way, they seem to get a lot of flack for nit-picking deductions, although your's looks lovely and aught to sell privately really :thumbsup:
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Post by bluespit » Thu May 18, 2017 7:43 pm

Same here, may try the local BMW dealer as well, bought it from there and would still look good on their forecourt

can't be doing with auto trader and eBay. OK for selling my old classics as I know the market and protocols and folk tend to be genuine. I'd expect a lot of messers from a private sale off eBay, etc.

still a reluctant sale but it's not budged for nearly a week now and I can't see it getting used that much over the next few months as I'll use the Z more as long as the weather holds out. Doubt I'll do 1000miles between now and October!
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Post by IRD » Fri May 19, 2017 8:32 pm

Sold my 2014 X1 to WBAC last year. It was literally spotless with very few miles on it and they tried to knock £2000 off the their original valuation. Very generously that was reduced to £700 below the price they had given when I threatened to walk away. We had all the usual garbage about ringing district managers etc. Anyway after a lot of haggling we settled for a reduction of £500. I think these guys are paid bonuses the lower they can make the purchase price. I had committed to another car so I needed to sell. I wouldn't deal with them again.

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Post by Ducklakeview » Fri May 19, 2017 8:38 pm

WBAC have a "check & pricelist" EVERY stone chip, they want £60 off, every little ding, another £60, wheel scuffs, yup £60 per wheel... All plus VAT, cheeky sods as there is no VAT element in used cars, unless they are vans, or VAT qualifying (which would be very rare for them to be sold to WBAC)

They then total it all up and hit you in the balls...

Cheekiest of all, is that they don't actually do any of the work, as the majority of their stuff is simply transported off to BCA auctions and the likes, they retail VERY few cars, and probably not the mint ones, just the ones they can make a killing on...

Would be interesting to see just what they offer after inspection compared to their orig £15k valuation, seeing as the car looks mint...

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Post by bluespit » Fri May 19, 2017 10:16 pm

Made the mistake of taking it to work today......

Why on earth I want to sell this is beyond me!!! No way could I buy anything better for £15,000.

Also spotted wbac's fees of around £100.. won't be arguing with some spotty oik trying to tell me how much less than valuation my car is worth when I'm sure it'll end up on a forecourt for around £2000 more than I'm asking for it. I'm ok with that as whoever ends up selling it has their overheads and a warranty to cover.

May still go along for the sport!,,,
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