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      12-20-2012, 02:39 PM   #1
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Possible move to E90 330D

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As you may know, I've been looking into changing my Mini Cooper as for the best part of 6 months now. The local dealer called up and said they had a white 60 plate 330D just come in with 25600 miles on the clock.

It's got full black leather, pro nav and multimedia, privacy glass, and MV3's. tyres are in good shape and comes with the year warranty.

The dealer is putting it up for 21K. I had it out for a drive an hour ago and it was a fantastic drive and getting 40-50mpg which I was really impressed with.

Does the sound like a good deal? Should I be expecting any discounts etc from them?

I'll try and attach two pics that I have, but the quality isn't great.




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      12-20-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Sounds a reasonable price on a decent car....go for it!!
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      12-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #3
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Just added pics of it! One of my only gripes is it doesn't have xenons which I'll sorely miss.

For the spec, does the price sound reasonable?
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      12-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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http://www.sytnersolihullbmw.co.uk/approved-used-bmw/

There's an 11 plate e90 330d on here for 21800 on 20k miles in blue, auto same spec
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the above post is something to haggle with or test drive this one
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      12-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #6
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I'm just concerned about depreciation due to the fact the newer model is out. Coupled with the fact it's likely to be over a 4 year PCP deal.

Can xenons be retrofitted?
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      12-20-2012, 04:25 PM   #7
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I'm just concerned about depreciation due to the fact the newer model is out. Coupled with the fact it's likely to be over a 4 year PCP deal.

Can xenons be retrofitted?
It's a car if you like it. Buy it. For the price of a pcp you can get a lease for circa 400 a month. I'm paying 550 for my m3 and I there is a deal out now for brand new ones for 500 a month on a lease.

Yes you can retrofit xenons if you have 1k plus for units, install and modules
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      12-20-2012, 04:38 PM   #8
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That is a really good deal. However I need to trade in my Mini Cooper S as I couldn't afford to run both. I take it I would need to private sale my car?
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It depends. If it is leased through bmw. I believe you normally have to pay 6 months upfront so they may take that as a deposit. You may get more for it privately though.
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      12-21-2012, 04:54 AM   #10
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I presume this will be an LCI model? (sorry not that clued in on the E90)

It's a lovely car, and great to drive. Got visions of CSL reps on and I think it would look great.....but theres a doubt in my mind. Going to a car 1 year older than my current, and already has 26K on the clock.
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I presume this will be an LCI model? (sorry not that clued in on the E90)

It's a lovely car, and great to drive. Got visions of CSL reps on and I think it would look great.....but theres a doubt in my mind. Going to a car 1 year older than my current, and already has 26K on the clock.
Yes pal I believe lci was 58/09 for e 90. I had an 09 325d (3.0l) lci and that didn't have xenons and was its biggest flaw. The 11 plate I sent you the link to has 20k miles and 1.5 years manufacturers warranty.

Why e90 shape out of interest?
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      12-21-2012, 05:29 AM   #12
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The dealer just called up and asked if I was interested in coming for a look. So I did and kinda liked the way it drove.

I was looking for an e92 but I'm told a 330d e92 will be hard to come by and more expensive.

With the situation I'm in at the mo, buying new would probably benefit me more to get the kind of discounts I want.
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      12-21-2012, 09:35 AM   #13
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she looking fantastic I have to say !
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sorely tempted, but I find myself convincing myself to buy it. Which is a problem I have fell foul to before. Cause you end up in a car for 4 years your not 100% satisfied with.
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If you're not 100% convinced then don't buy it. 21k is a lot to spend on a car you aren't sure about.

Hold out for an E92 if that's what you want, they also come standard with xenons.
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I'm told by the dealer that my car has negative equity, and the E92's are considerably more expensive in 330i or 330d guise. So out the two together and my monthlies are going to be really high. I was hoping a new car could mean the discounts given could clear my current car.
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I'm told by the dealer that my car has negative equity, and the E92's are considerably more expensive in 330i or 330d guise. So out the two together and my monthlies are going to be really high. I was hoping a new car could mean the discounts given could clear my current car.
I would say wait but i never do. Once I've found the car I want I just tend to rush into it all guns blazing. But if you want an e92 get one. Don't settle for second best as others have said 4 years is along time in a car if your not 100%. It's a lot more expensive in the long run as you end up changing in a year or so when that itch just won't go away.
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Decided to save up a decent deposit, and terminate my current deal. Hoping by that time I can enter a new deal with a decent deposit into a car I actually want!
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Decided to save up a decent deposit, and terminate my current deal. Hoping by that time I can enter a new deal with a decent deposit into a car I actually want!
Wise choice. Keep us posted
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Am I missing something here? 21k for an outgoing model?
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