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Soldato
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Sounds like you have a pretty open and shut case if you bought the car less than 6 months ago.

Sounds like the issue they are working through is who is going to pay. The AUC warranty won't cover it so they have to find a dealership budget to take it out of.
 
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Even worse that they're trying to get out of it then!
I'm not sure that they are, but we shall see today when they call me. I'm meant to be test driving a G80 today but I'm not sure I can make it, so I can always try to find out more.
Sounds like you have a pretty open and shut case if you bought the car less than 6 months ago.

Sounds like the issue they are working through is who is going to pay. The AUC warranty won't cover it so they have to find a dealership budget to take it out of.
I bought it last August. But I've done fewer than 3k miles in that time. The dealership do have an excellent reputation so I'll be surprised if they try and play any games.
 
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It did, yes, and it was fitted by them before I owned the car.

Would you be okay if they installed a stock exhaust?

I can see their point of view. If they say received a car with an expensive exhaust at the end of a lease of PCP, it's not really something they intended to provide a warranty for. You could argue they should return it to stock before selling. Similarly it could have really expensive forged wheels or something like that.
 
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Would you be okay if they installed a stock exhaust?

I can see their point of view. If they say received a car with an expensive exhaust at the end of a lease of PCP, it's not really something they intended to provide a warranty for. You could argue they should return it to stock before selling. Similarly it could have really expensive forged wheels or something like that.
No, I wouldn’t. The car was previously owned by their service manager and he had it installed. It’s a genuine BMW part, not something aftermarket. If they didn’t want the risk of covering it they should have put the comp exhaust back listing it for sale. I’m sure they also highlighted it on the advert and they certainly mentioned it when I viewed it.
 
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No, I wouldn’t. The car was previously owned by their service manager and he had it installed. It’s a genuine BMW part, not something aftermarket. If they didn’t want the risk of covering it they should have put the comp exhaust back listing it for sale. I’m sure they also highlighted it on the advert and they certainly mentioned it when I viewed it.
And you likely would have paid for it in the price too
 
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Would you be okay if they installed a stock exhaust?

I can see their point of view. If they say received a car with an expensive exhaust at the end of a lease of PCP, it's not really something they intended to provide a warranty for. You could argue they should return it to stock before selling. Similarly it could have really expensive forged wheels or something like that.
Don't they claim a 20 billion point inspection? That's on them not OP.
 
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Got this as a daily and as usual diamond cut wheels have the white worm

They have been refurbed in past so another diamond cut not a goer, tbh though I find DC far too much hassle even if they do look good

supplying dealer has stumped up 500 quid (warranty) to get them sorted and intend getting them powder coated

booked in here https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/alloy-wheel/finishes/gallery/

wht colour would you good folks recommend, looking at black chrome or smoked chrome but open to all suggestions

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Got this as a daily and as usual diamond cut wheels have the white worm

They have been refurbed in past so another diamond cut not a goer, tbh though I find DC far too much hassle even if they do look good

supplying dealer has stumped up 500 quid (warranty) to get them sorted and intend getting them powder coated

booked in here https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/alloy-wheel/finishes/gallery/

wht colour would you good folks recommend, looking at black chrome or smoked chrome but open to all suggestions

Will they colour match? If so, BMW Ferric Grey is a fab colour.
 
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Lots of issues with the V1 MPE's being prone to cracking, pretty common and getting a replacement shouldn't be difficult.

Lots of dealers have refused to honour warranties on genuine BMW MPE's not fitted by dealers, makes no sense trying to class genuine parts as modifications?...
 
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530d has just past 10k miles and brake fluid service light beaming at me ... ok to leave for a bit? Anyone know how much this is to get done, probably go independent. Cheers.
 
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530d has just past 10k miles and brake fluid service light beaming at me ... ok to leave for a bit? Anyone know how much this is to get done, probably go independent. Cheers.

The first brake fluid service is due at 3 years I think, then it's every 2 years. It's pretty much the cheapest service item on the car and even at a main dealer it's well under £100.

Given the age and value of the car I'm not sure why you'd want to leave this? If you don't do it, you won't have full service history on the car which could cause you warranty issues.
 
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