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      09-23-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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If you're looking for some real weekend fun, this might be an offer you don't want to miss.

A couple of years ago I realized that you could buy some pretty tasty cars with big, powerful engines (higher tax brackets, lowish fuel consumption) for small hatch money. Further, if you bought a low mileage unit for a good price, you could run it virtually depreciation free before passing it on to the next lucky owner.

After 2 seasons with my Z4M, its time move on and try something else....an M5 or M6 maybe.

With the E46 M3's 3,2 litre straight-six engine (S54B32) performance figures are: 343 bhp at 7,900 rpm, 269 lb·ft of torque at 4,900 rpm, 8,000 rpm redline. Output per litre is 107 bhp and power-to-weight ratio 9.9 lb/bhp. Acceleration to 60 mph (96 km/h) comes in 4.8 seconds. (0-62 mph / 100 km/h in 5.0) and top speed is electronically limited to 156 mph (251 km/h).

While every journey with the Z4M is a rush, pick an early summer morning, push the cabrio roof and sports buttons and its pure sensory overload. Significantly lighter than an M3 and with M-Diff and brakes from the CSL, the shrieking exhaust, M Division chassis and steering, firm suspension set-up and highly tuned, large capacity, naturally aspirated engine make for a very entertaining drive. A car with real soul.

Other than a couple of carefully painted in stone chips, some very minor scuffs on the alloys that you really have to look for to see and a 2mm x 2mm thumb rub on the edge of the steering wheel control button that's easily hidden, this car is absolutely immaculate. Seats and carpets are pristine and the dash has the lovely original carbon leather matt finish with no 'Armor All' shine. Similarly the engine is clean as a whistle. Car comes with special 18" light alloys with Conti Sport Contact M3s and 7 mm of tread all round (less than 2k miles since new)

With full BMW service history, in the time I've owned this little beauty, she's need a lamda sensor, otherwise ran like the well oiled piece of machinery she is. Preston Hall BMW did an oil and brake fluid service a week ago, she's taxed for a full year and MOT'd until March 2013.

Other than sat nav. the car has all the usual goodies including heated electric seats, electric hood, park assist, bluetooth phone prep, rain sensors, hi-fi speakers, 6 CD changer etc.

The car is priced according to the low depreciation model I mentioned

Average price for 2006 Z4Ms on Pistonheads; 45,490 miles and £14,075 (12 cars).
On Autotrader 2006 Z4Ms average 53,870 miles and go for £13,385 (4 cars)
Including '07 and '08 models its 48,740 miles and £15,050

With just 29,800 miles and £12990.00 fully taxed, tested and serviced I recon the next owner can run this car for 2 'cabriolet' seaons for the cost of 1year's road tax, 2 MOTs and some gas. £1k of depreciation will even ensure a quick sale.

The car comes with an integrated BMW trickle charger to look after the battery in the dark days of winter and even the mobility kit foam is new (it has an expiry date).

I'm going to be putting this up on on the usual sites in the next few days, so let me know soonest if you're interested.

Thanks for reading

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      09-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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I can transfer $12990 into your account now. When can i collect it?
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      09-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #3
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It's stunning!! Good luck with selling!
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      09-23-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Stunning, oh my, just wow!

Assume you want to edit the price in your post though?
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      09-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Stunning, oh my, just wow!

Assume you want to edit the price in your post though?
Yeah....that was a dumb mistake. So much for proof reading. Good job I didn't hit the ¥ key.

Sorry to disappoint, but its £12,990.00...not US Dollars

Cheerio!

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      09-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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I can transfer $12990 into your account now. When can i collect it?
My emotions were, in quick succession:
Happiness.....I've sold my car....
Regret........must have been MUCH too cheap
Confusion......Hang about; why's he saying Dollars?
Embarrassment.....Oh gawd, what a tit

>red faced smiley<

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      09-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #7
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My emotions were, in quick succession:
Happiness.....I've sold my car....
Regret........must have been MUCH too cheap
Confusion......Hang about; why's he saying Dollars?
Embarrassment.....Oh gawd, what a tit

>red faced smiley<

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Lol. Good luck with the sale mate. It looks like a minter
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      09-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #8
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Hi mate, the car looks awesome. How many previous owners? Is it a 2006 model? Thanks.
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      09-24-2012, 02:37 AM   #9
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Yeah....that was a dumb mistake. So much for proof reading. Good job I didn't hit the ¥ key.

Sorry to disappoint, but its £12,990.00...not US Dollars

Cheerio!

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May help listing the standard and optional spec as well?
I have no idea what a ZM has...e.g. does this have cruise and auto wipers?

My F30 has been delayed, and this could well be a great option in the interim!
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History

Here's the car's history

3 previous keepers

First registered 22nd March 2006

Running in service 21st April 2006 by Knights BMW

Owner BMW Knights North West Ltd

Sold 14/8/2006 Mileage 6852 to Mr C T of Stoke-on-Trent

Private plate J7 --- (owners initials)

11,000 oil & microfilter service 30/01/08 by Knights BMW

Sold 12/9/2008 mileage 12778 to Mr P B of York

Back to original plates

22,300 Inspection 1 & microfilter service 26/08/2010 by Hammerton BMW Specialist Services

Windcreen wiper control fault rectified 24/11/2010 (dry joint on PC board)

22,500 Brake Service

22,500 headlight washer repair

Sold 9th April 2011 mileage 23000 to SC of Stockton (me)

26,186 4 new Conti Sport Contact M3s

March 26th 2012 MOT & Health Check by Coopers BMW

27,973 Lamda sensor replaced by Coopers BMW

29,840 Oil service, microfilter and brakefluid service by Coopers BMW Tesside.

Current mileage ca. 29,850

In addition to what I mentioned previously, the car is fitted with a Tracker, Xenons, Alarm & Immobilzer (Thatcham 1), Climate control, Rain sensor wipers

The car comes in the classic Sapphire Black Metallic with Imola Red Nappa leather interior
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      09-30-2012, 03:32 AM   #11
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Here's the Pistonheads advert link

Here's the link.

http://classifieds.pistonheads.com/c...er-2006/809361
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      10-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #12
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Z4M sold

Well that's the end of a great motoring experience for me...the Z4M drove off today in new hands.

What a car....had a last drive with the new owner....maybe one of the most fun M cars around, especially today with sun out and roof down.

Bought by a 25 year old with 7 years NCB. First insurance quote £5,600.00 final quote $795.00.....not bad considering the combination of horsepower and testosterone
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your still struggling with the £ & $ thing.
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      10-13-2012, 12:58 PM   #14
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hopefully its not age related
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      10-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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I still miss my Z4 and that was only the 2.5, lovely car, I have a feeling you'll miss it!
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So you are now busy surfing all ads for M5 and M6 I presume ????
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      10-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #17
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So you are now busy surfing all ads for M5 and M6 I presume ????
Been doing that for a while....get the lie of the land so to speak. The hunt is half the fun.

Big engined, low mileage, used, private deal is still where you can find maximum fun for minimal depreciation. V10s are looking particularly attractive at the moment....not too many cash buyers or punters willing to tolerate 18mpg
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