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      10-27-2010, 02:26 PM   #507
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Although my post doesn't belong here.........


I bought a 320CI M Sport from them.

There was an issue with a scuff on the leather seats that wasn't resovled but it was very minor, so i wasn't that fussed.

Within 5 minutes of pulling away from the site, the 'coolant' warning light came on.

I took it back, they replaced the bleed screw and i've never had the problem again.

The 'sales' side might seem a bit dodgy (it did to me anyway) but the servicing department and aftercare i've had have been top notch.

I would buy from them again, but as someone said earlier - If you don't feel right, then don't buy from them.

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      10-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #509
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      10-27-2010, 04:03 PM   #510
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Just my opinion!
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      10-27-2010, 04:04 PM   #511
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he's pulling your leg
Doh!!!..
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Although my post doesn't belong here.........


I bought a 320CI M Sport from them.

There was an issue with a scuff on the leather seats that wasn't resovled but it was very minor, so i wasn't that fussed.

Within 5 minutes of pulling away from the site, the 'coolant' warning light came on.

I took it back, they replaced the bleed screw and i've never had the problem again.

The 'sales' side might seem a bit dodgy (it did to me anyway) but the servicing department and aftercare i've had have been top notch.

I would buy from them again, but as someone said earlier - If you don't feel right, then don't buy from them.


Now this I would never have been fooled by...
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      10-27-2010, 04:12 PM   #513
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I was looking to get another car from them but im glad i found this when i googled.

I have only bought this one car and usually take it there for MOT and service etc.... as its cheap.

Now to trawl through the rest of the pages to see exactly whats been happening.
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      10-27-2010, 04:31 PM   #514
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Well, i'm only on page 10 and i think i've seen enough..........


Are there any second hand BMW places that people would recommend or is it safest to stick with Official BMW dealers?

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      10-27-2010, 05:09 PM   #515
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Post overkill, but i am soooo grateful for this thread being made!

I DO NOT work for Big Motoring World, i am one of the rare people that have never had a genuine complaint about them.

However, it is not a position i will ever be in.

The one and only car I bought from them had high mileage but at a reasonable price. It seemed a bit too good to be true and now i can see why........ Call it naivity if you will.

I am looking to buy another 2nd hand BMW but rest assured - it will not be from these guys!

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      10-27-2010, 06:12 PM   #516
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there are plenty of good used car dealers out there.. you just have to use your head a bit more than if you were buying from a franchise dealer.

if anyone is capable / interested enough to make it onto this forum then you are more then capable of avoiding a lemon from these bellends.

buy any used car with some dealer warranty remaining, and tbh you're laughing
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      10-28-2010, 12:00 AM   #517
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Ok, thanks for the advice.

I've seen a couple of nice cars dotted about the place at various dealers, so i'll bear in mind what i've heard here to try and avoid similar issues!
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there are plenty of good used car dealers out there.. you just have to use your head a bit more than if you were buying from a franchise dealer.

if anyone is capable / interested enough to make it onto this forum then you are more then capable of avoiding a lemon from these bellends.

buy any used car with some dealer warranty remaining, and tbh you're laughing
Until the engine and gearbox explode a week outside of warranty and BMW tell you to go spin for some goodwill...
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      10-28-2010, 03:46 AM   #519
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Until the engine and gearbox explode a week outside of warranty and BMW tell you to go spin for some goodwill...
Though of course you could extend the warranty
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Until the engine and gearbox explode a week outside of warranty and BMW tell you to go spin for some goodwill...
but you have of course had it serviced correctly in the time you owned it.

therefore a failing gearbox/engine will have been noted on the inspection.
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Well 2 weeks after picking up my 320d M Sport 2006 from Big Motoring World, Im happy to say ive not had an problems with the car (touch wood), I even managed to drive the car to Dorset and back (44mpg) without the car blowing up into a thousand pieces and guess what else the car was taken off the website the day after I picked it up. shocking really!
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Well 2 weeks after picking up my 320d M Sport 2006 from Big Motoring World, Im happy to say ive not had an problems with the car (touch wood), I even managed to drive the car to Dorset and back (44mpg) without the car blowing up into a thousand pieces and guess what else the car was taken off the website the day after I picked it up. shocking really!
perhaps they are under new ownership...
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      10-28-2010, 11:22 AM   #523
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Well 2 weeks after picking up my 320d M Sport 2006 from Big Motoring World, Im happy to say ive not had an problems with the car (touch wood), I even managed to drive the car to Dorset and back (44mpg) without the car blowing up into a thousand pieces and guess what else the car was taken off the website the day after I picked it up. shocking really!
You bought after seeing this thread - brave -
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      10-29-2010, 04:01 AM   #524
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Well 2 weeks after picking up my 320d M Sport 2006 from Big Motoring World, Im happy to say ive not had an problems with the car (touch wood), I even managed to drive the car to Dorset and back (44mpg) without the car blowing up into a thousand pieces and guess what else the car was taken off the website the day after I picked it up. shocking really!
Well if you are 'for real' (and I'm sure you will understand why I say that if you have read the whole thread) thats great. To be honest I would expect nothing less from a 2006 320d!

Perhaps a recent visit from Trading Standards has encouraged them to be a little more circumspect with their advertising.
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Well if you are 'for real' (and I'm sure you will understand why I say that if you have read the whole thread) thats great. To be honest I would expect nothing less from a 2006 320d!

Perhaps a recent visit from Trading Standards has encouraged them to be a little more circumspect with their advertising.
maybe? could prob say the same for BMW themselves...
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...7&postcount=24
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maybe? could prob say the same for BMW themselves...
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showpo...7&postcount=24
Somewhat different (although BMW could have been much better) And to be fair BMW did come through in the end. What service do you think you would get from Big Motoring World if a turbo went after driving out of their gates? Probably a warranty claim maxing out at £300....

This is one of the scary things about second hand premium cars, I had an audi tts which blew up three weeks after purchase the bill was £6000 + VAT + fitting (probably about £11,000) fortunately all done under warranty with Audi. This was despite the fact that their computer told them I had been 'driving inefficiently' Needless to say I sold before the dealer warranty expired.
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Somewhat different (although BMW could have been much better) And to be fair BMW did come through in the end. What service do you think you would get from Big Motoring World if a turbo went after driving out of their gates? Probably a warranty claim maxing out at £300....

This is one of the scary things about second hand premium cars, I had an audi tts which blew up three weeks after purchase the bill was £6000 + VAT + fitting (probably about £11,000) fortunately all done under warranty with Audi. This was despite the fact that their computer told them I had been 'driving inefficiently' Needless to say I sold before the dealer warranty expired.
TBH nothing. I didn't go to look at the car a think to myself "I'll buy the car from these as the car will be covered with a 3 month warranty" I bought the car as it was a good price for a good car with decent mileage, the same as If I had bought the car privately. If I had wanted piece of mind and a warranty I would have bought the same spec car from Stephen James BMW for an extra £4k.
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TBH nothing. I didn't go to look at the car a think to myself "I'll buy the car from these as the car will be covered with a 3 month warranty" I bought the car as it was a good price for a good car with decent mileage, the same as If I had bought the car privately. If I had wanted piece of mind and a warranty I would have bought the same spec car from Stephen James BMW for an extra £4k.
Thats fair comment, though as has been mentioned you might as well go with BCA. I bought my current BMW out of the network for a saving of about £8k but it has nearly 2 years warranty left so any problems I would go to BMW direct. It was not valeted properly and has several stone chips (which I would have got BMW to sort) but I could not afford the extra!
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