Which e89

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by lavy1966 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:01 pm

After looking for a e85/86 z ,ive now decided to up my budget so i can now buy a e89 .Im still at the low end about 8/9k so my options are still.limited .Id ideally like a 3l but may settle for a smaller engine .So i wandering what will give the best bang for bucks & what options should i try to get .cheers

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Post by Smartbear » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:22 pm

The 3 litre gives the most for the money out of the na engines, similar to the e85 the m-sport seats are desirable (especially heated ones) although the idrive is a bit marmite.
Same with the auto gearbox, it has its fans but the majority seem to enjoy the manual box for the extra level of involvement it brings to a sporty car.
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Post by greg81 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:30 pm

Whereabouts are you based? I have one for sale near Edinburgh. Forum car for many years.

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It's priced to sell for the time of year therefore I won't be taking any offers.

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Post by lavy1966 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:30 pm

Thanks Rob .Having spent a couple of months reserching e85/86s im not quite in the know about e89s .So its basicaly the same sort of things to watch out for spec wise .cheers

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Post by lavy1966 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:32 pm

Ive seen it greg81 & its a lovely looking car but just ouf my price range & im nr jct 8/9 m4 berks .cheers

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Post by greg81 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:34 pm

£9k > £9250 isn't a long way :)

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Post by lavy1966 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:37 pm

Your right greg81 but Edinburgh is :)

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Post by greg81 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:39 pm

Understandable.

Best of luck finding something good on your doorstep. You won't be disappointed with these cars!

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Post by lavy1966 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:00 pm

Just found this https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 844018993/ not sure about colour but looks a good car ,opinion anyone .cheers

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Post by john-e89 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:14 pm

lavy1966 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Just found this https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 844018993/ not sure about colour but looks a good car ,opinion anyone .cheers
It says silver in the ad but that looks champagne to me. It has sports seats but nothing else, ie, I drive Sat nav, cruise, decent stereo. Mileage is good but imho you’ll struggle like a trapped cat to move that on come the time. Personally I’d ignore it, there are plenty of cars around. I’d also be having a word with myself and making the effort to go on a train and buy Greg’s 30i, a well known car on here, well looked after by him and the previous owner Pastry, and a sound buy, you could do a hell of a lot worse by buying something cheaper and unknown then having to shell out on all sorts of problems.

Anyhoo, best of luck.
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Post by Number5 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:18 pm

I withdrew this from Sale late last year intending to put it back up for sale in Spring. It's still available with full I-drive/Nav top spec if you're interested and its in Bristol (now on 71k miles)

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Post by Silverstar » Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:56 pm

lavy1966 wrote:
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Just found this https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 844018993/ not sure about colour but looks a good car ,opinion anyone .cheers
I know the colour is a bit marmite, it's called Orion silver but it's actually more like champagne and it's missing a few toys but for that mileage it seems too cheap to the point I would be asking what's wrong with it!
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Post by lavy1966 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:02 pm

Gotta admit i thought it was a bit cheap for milage .Think ill just keep looking .cheers

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Post by john-e89 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:35 pm

It’s cheap because nobody wants it, not because there’s anything wrong with it, simple.

Buy a problem and you’ve got a problem to sell later on, take your pick.
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Post by Z4Sparky » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:42 pm

Hi Lavy,

I'll shortly be putting my 2009 E89 23i Auto in Alpine White up for sale at around £7750. It's only done 68k miles, so well below average.

Only reason it isn't up yet is I am waiting for my new car to be ready and also wanted to refurb the alloys before sale.

In in Reading.

Feel free to drop me a message if you want anymore details.

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