Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, Apr 12, 2012.
The F30 interior is a low point for BMW imho.
I dont think it was too bad when it first came out but it now seems long in the tooth.
Yeah but minimum still seems pretty bright at night. I don't really get why I need to have my radio buttons lit up all the time :/ getting old, I want a saab ''dark" button
Turned up at Reading for my heater motor recall and visual inspection service which was apparently whilst I wait.
Need the car all day and now had to get a mate to pick me up
Don’t like the vibe of this place and reminds me why I dislike dealers. JLR felt much nicer when I went there for the evoque service.
Got the i8 roadster here which is quite nice but the rest of the tang all seem to have black interiors and the leather looks quite plastic compared to the E92. What changed ?
You have an M3 with Nappa leather. This has never been standard on the normal range. The regular e92 had the same leather as the current range.
The 2 series stuff looks plastic though. Although I’m not sure about the 2 series convertible with suede ?!
That's Dakota leather for you. Not great but nothing new.
I actually find the Dakota leather in my g30 much softer than it was in the f22... And the Dakota leather in a friend's g01 felt different again (much smoother, less texture). All things considered my butt cares very little once I'm in them
The G01 has Nappa as standard not Dakota.
At least not the case in Germany, where Vernasca not Dakota/Nappa is used and merino for the individual options.
Guess we where both wrong but makes sense as it was very different in look to Dakota.
Right - Dilemma time
I will soon be selling my 2013 BMW 530D Touring MSport Automatic
Black Dakota Leather
Reversing Camera + Park Distance Control
Electric Sports Seats with heating and memory
Adaptive Xenon lights
It has a small(ish) scratch on the drivers door and some slight stone chips and alloy wheel damage
WeBuyAnyCar's "offer" is ridiculously low
Autotrader reckons nearly 13k based on the spec/mileage
Realistically, what am I likely to be able to get on a private sale? And are Gumtree and Ebay the best options? 12.5K would be nice.
Smart repair on the door and getting the wheels refurbished would be my first move if I wanted a decent price, wrong time of year to sell though imo.
I’ve sold admittedly much cheaper cars on Gumtree without any issues, Autotrader, PistonHeads etc would be my other options.
Really? Do people expect a 5 1/2 year old car with 80,000+ miles on it to be in showroom condition?
I think people expect a 13 grand car to be in good condition rather than showroom condition so if it can be fixed cheaply then why not?
It was a trade value of about 13k so 12.5k seems very low to me.
You think it's worth 14? I really don't know.
It’s as simple as this, if I’m in the market for such a car at ballpark £13k and I’m looking at two similar examples one is yours with door damage and scuffed wheels the other is unmarked by comparison then which one would I buy?
~ £13k isn’t much to some buyers but certainly for me if I was spending that amount on a car I’d not expect to then have to rectify damage, the odd stone chip here or there is to be expected but that’s where I’d draw the line.
Annoyingly, the door scratch was just suddenly there when I came back to the car in a public car park with no CCTV
Say you can get a smart repair on the door for ballpark £200 and the wheels for £200 then that’s a £400 outlay, with the existing damage it’s probably worth trade or a bit more but fixed surely a lot more than that, and certainly way more than the £400 outlay.
I’d at least explore the costs of getting it fixed prior to advertising.
You may well get 14 but not at this time of year I’d guess.
Perhaps more surprising is people will pay £14k for a 5year old diesel with 80k miles on
Why is that surprising? It was 50k new.
What do you estimate it's market value at?
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