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      06-18-2013, 12:09 AM   #1
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Car inspection help

Hi All

I am thinking of buying a car in SA
As you can see from my profile i am in NSW.

Anyone able to help me out and do an inspection on the car for me?

Let me know

Thank You
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      06-18-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
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Whats the replacement car going to be!?!?

Did you convince the wife to get a 335i!??
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      06-18-2013, 12:32 AM   #3
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id suggest the racsa as a starting point??? or if ya feeln frisky you could get the seller to take it to bmw for one of their famous inspections?
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      06-18-2013, 02:47 AM   #4
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seperating from the wife so buying an M3
http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d...-1122589/?Cr=6
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      06-18-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Being an M3, I could take it for a spin... Seriously however, there was a guy who checked over our 320 when we sold it. He came around and did a really thorough job.
Does it have any warranty left?
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      06-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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looks good, just fly down and go for a drive
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      06-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #7
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would rather not fly down just for inspection
Only want to fly there if the deal is good then fly down and drive it back
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      06-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #8
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would rather not fly down just for inspection
Only want to fly there if the deal is good then fly down and drive it back
yeh fair enough, you could always stop via the mclaren???

BTW sorry to hear about the personal situation, never a nice place to be. Hope things pick up.
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      06-18-2013, 10:29 PM   #9
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Thanks Skidz
Was in a bad place for a while but am slowly recovering and am happy again
The seller has notified me no major damage only a few minor scratches, warranty until March 2014 and Full BMW service history
Looking good so far
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      06-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #10
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Thanks Skidz
Was in a bad place for a while but am slowly recovering and am happy again
The seller has notified me no major damage only a few minor scratches, warranty until March 2014 and Full BMW service history
Looking good so far
I was doing a bit of research on the M3 a while ago, when i was thinking of getting out of the 335 and the only thing i can recall needing to look at was the main or rod bearings and BMW had a revised part sometime in 2010. otherwise for my money the AA SC was looking pretty good
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      06-18-2013, 10:50 PM   #11
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what do you think is a reasonable price
i was thinking of $92k if i can
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      06-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #12
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what do you think is a reasonable price
i was thinking of $92k if i can
yeh sounds fair to me, then allow 20k for the Sc so 110 all in
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I'm in SA- won't be able to take your car in for a pre-purchase but I guess I can recommend my mechanic if you're interested.
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