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Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by ronk » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:21 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:10 pm
ronk wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:03 pm The Warranty is quite important when spending a wedge of cash on a used car - my late 2016 car only has 16.5k but I bought the BMW insured warranty when the manufacturer warranty ended

It’s been a complete waste of cash - but hindsight is a wonderful gift!
To be fair I wouldn't expect to be having warranty issues after only 16.5K miles!
I went sleep walking into the very low mileage to be honest.
The car probably doesn’t need a warranty but I would always have the desire for a roadside assistance policy, so for the extra few quid why worry.

The car is treated with kid gloves so will eventually be sold on here when I turn my toes up! (Hopefully not for a while yet)
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Post by Johnbmwz4 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:47 pm

I bought my 3.5i manual last year and paid a bit more than I wanted but these cars with low miles command good money. Mines a LCI 2013 model , BMW dealer history, 38k on clock lots of goodies and manual. Quite a rare beast. Got the BMW warranty on it straight away as it was a private sale. Warranty cheap as chips really (£600 ish with £100 excess) and I have used it once already for some exhaust sensor that threw up the engine warning light. In garage waiting for good weather to return at the moment so I can start driving it again….24K may seem a lot of cash but you will soon forget about it and been a BMW approved car it’ll be a great example which will hold its value. What else can you buy for £24k with same spec/reliability/performance?
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Post by Nanu » Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:52 pm

Congrats, looks like you got a nice car and a good deal IMHO.

I sold my 2014 VO 35is, with all the toys, well below mileage back in May and the dealership sold it a couple of days later I recall for £26k.
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Post by sars » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:05 pm

Oh congratulations, that’s looks superb :thumbsup:
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Post by ronk » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:21 pm

Nanu wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:52 pm Congrats, looks like you got a nice car and a good deal IMHO.

I sold my 2014 VO 35is, with all the toys, well below mileage back in May and the dealership sold it a couple of days later I recall for £26k.
I looked at the AT site and the only other 2016-35is is on for £25991 - The £24k looks like a bargain !
Just forget about the price now and enjoy the car :thumbsup:
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Post by tiglon » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:30 pm

B21 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:05 pm
ronk wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 7:12 pm
Pondrew wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:49 pm
Surprised a BMW dealer would sell a warranted car with non runflats.

Welcome back BTW, and yes I do think £24k is a lot for any E89 but I am a tight arse! :D
AT have three on at this time - if it’s a 35is you want with a decent low miles you’ll have to pay for it!

There are plenty 2.0l cars about but relatively few 35is
24 35is FS Ron on AT…not sure prices are going to rise much this year…

I don’t look at AT very often but 44 35i/ 35is are a lot AFAIK FS?
Over the past couple of years it's consistently been around 10 35is for sale at any given point. Seems like a lot of owners wanting to free up cash by getting rid of their toys.

Am I right in thinking there were only 400 sold in UK? That would mean 5% of them are currently for sale on AT, which feels like a lot.
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Post by Drunkpanda42 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:35 pm

Looks good, as others have said, that’s a fair chunk of change, but it you love it, that’s all that matters. Any car is going to depreciate, but that’s only an issue when/if you sell it :)
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Post by ronk » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:40 pm

tiglon wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:30 pm

Am I right in thinking there were only 400 sold in UK? That would mean 5% of them are currently for sale on AT, which feels like a lot.
I've just looked at the "How many left" site and the 400off 35is is about right.
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Post by Pondrew » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:44 pm

B21 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:02 pmHere you go…
Looks the same as mine just more than double the money! :poke:
All good things come to those who wait. But I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by Pondrew » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:50 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:10 pm To be fair I wouldn't expect to be having warranty issues after only 16.5K miles!
It's an N54! :) :poke:
All good things come to those who wait. But I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by Argyll Andy » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:53 pm

Pondrew wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:44 pm
B21 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 8:02 pmHere you go…
Looks the same as mine just more than double the money! :poke:
But his has the right number of cylinders :poke: :wink:
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    Post by Silverstar » Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:57 pm

    Pondrew wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:49 pm
    matsmith749 wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 2:57 pm My list of wants was extensive, little newer, under 50k miles, must have heated seats & steering wheel, PDC, sat nav, folding mirrors, cruise, the made of chocolate 19" 326m wheels with non runflats
    Surprised a BMW dealer would sell a warranted car with non runflats.

    Welcome back BTW, and yes I do think £24k is a lot for any E89 but I am a tight arse! :D
    BMW dealers will sell the car with non runflats and give their warranty. When I was looking for mine I saw one at a main dealer and I asked if they would swap out the tyres for non runflats and the answer I got back was yes no problem. Tyres whether they are runflats or not does not affect the warranty.
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    Post by Pondrew » Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:00 pm

    Argyll Andy wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:53 pm But his has the right number of cylinders
    £7k a cylinder is quite a lot, though, mate! :poke: :)
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    Post by Pondrew » Sun Jan 15, 2023 10:07 pm

    Silverstar wrote: Sun Jan 15, 2023 9:57 pm Tyres whether they are runflats or not does not affect the warranty.
    Not according to a mate of mine's 530 when he needed new tyres. BMW dealership told him the warranty would be void if he 'deviated from the manufacturer's OEM tyres'.
    Probably a scare tactic (as RFTs are generally more expensive), but would you challenge it?
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    Post by matsmith749 » Sun Jan 15, 2023 11:12 pm

    I think the tires thing is maybe a relic of the distant past. When I bought a new m240i in 2016 the dealer took off the run flats before delivery & swapped to pilot sports.

    I don’t believe they are precious about it anymore.

    Thanks for the positive comments, yes the white car pictured is the one I bought :)

    Hope for sun when I go pick it up!
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