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Sold.  I'll be advertising my 18" set of winter wheels shortly.  They're the version that were meant for the V8s due to the bigger brakes with 255s all round.

Deposit received.

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Staying in the fold
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:50:53 PM »
Yes, it's deceptively quick.  I don't plan on doing much work on it myself as it's under warranty and I plan on extending it.  So far I've just cleaned the interior and engine bay.  I was going to two stage polish it but decided to pay someone to do it in the end as it's been too hot and gets covered in dust etc as I don't have a garage.

Next I plan to remove the arch liners, clean behing and wax treat it with Bilt Hamber clear wax and some other bits then make a warranty claim for corrosion on the wheels and possible replace the aluminium centre console trim as it has a couple of marks but I want to work out how simple a job that is first.

Buy and sell / Re: E53 X5 3.0D - 54,500 miles and BMW warranty
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:16:41 PM »

Note that it does have genuine black velour mats and a rubber boot liner (and boot guard present) but I removed them to show the condition of the carpets.

Buy and sell / Re: E53 X5 3.0D - 54,000 miles and BMW warranty
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:27:28 PM »
How much and where are you based

My apologies for not getting back to you.  I've been away for a week or so.

Buy and sell / Re: E53 X5 3.0D - 54,000 miles and BMW warranty
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:24:21 PM »
Ok so here are the details.  I've been away for a week or so and shall add some pictures soon (probably the weekend) but if you are interested and want some before then, please let me know and I'll do my best.

2004 (54) BMW X5 30D Sport Auto

1 Previous owner (owned by me for about 7½ years)

Only 54,500 miles

Full BMW service history (four green lights remaining on indicator)

Comprehensive BMW warranty until January 2019 – transferrable to new owner and paid for in full

MOT – no advisories

Metallic silver with grey leather interior

Facelift model with lower pre-2006 tax rate

Panoramic roof
Electric memory seats, mirrors and steering wheel
Rear sun blinds

Completely standard apart from a Wesfalia detachable tow bar and electrics (only used for a bike carrier).

This has been under a comprehensive BMW warranty throughout my ownership so has had work done as required.  It has been very well looked after.  We have no children or pets.  Work done includes:

Recent front brake discs, pads, callipers, master cylinder, servo, abs unit and flexible brake lines (apart from the discs, pads and callipers, these parts were changed due to air getting trapped during a fluid change which turned out to be the abs unit).

All glow plugs replaced and control unit (one glow plug was a warranty claim but I paid for the other five to be replaced at the same time.  The control unit was subsequently replaced).

Central display (above console) replaced under warranty due to dead pixels (a common problem with age).

Battery replaced with decent amount of warranty remaining.

Windscreen replaced due to chip with genuine BMW windscreen (I insisted on this) so nice and clear.

No kerb damage to alloy wheels.

Correct BMW approved Michelin tyres all around.

The comprehensive BMW warranty may be continued up to 100,000 miles and the terms are now such that apart from certain obvious exclusions such as brake pads, failure due to wear and tear is in most cases covered.  It is therefore a very comprehensive warranty.

My asking price is £7,495 and I'm based in Sale (South Manchester). Senisble offers invited.

I'm not interested in part exchanges.

Having just bought an F25 X3 our X5 will be advertised soon (I'm not going to be around all the time over the next couple of weeks so will delay advertising it properly until then).

It's silver, automatic, 54,000 miles, one previous owner (owned it over 7years), 54 plate so lower tax and it's under the comprehensive BMW insured warranty until January (which can be renewed up to 100,000 miles).

I'll post full details and photos in due course but it's very clean and well maintained with no kerbing to the alloys.  If you're interested get in touch.

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Electronic Damper Control
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:11:24 PM »
As far as I know from reviewing the price lists, variable damper control is a £650 or £940 option depending on the starting specification and strangely very rare and sought after on the 2nd hand market.  It was on my must have list and thankfully I found one (having recently missed out on an ultra high spec car that had it).

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: WHATS MY WIFES 35D M SPORT WORTH???
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:06:04 PM »
Try the for sale section and Tootle is worth a try if you don't want the hassle of private sales.

General X3 Forum (F25) / Staying in the fold
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:03:29 PM »
Just bought an F25 X3 35D M Sport to replace the E53 X5 so will be remaining on the forum for a while yet!

My apologies in advance for the inevitable barrage of questions that result from new ownership  :)

General Discussion / Re: Euro 5/6?
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:59:57 PM »
Change of plan.  Looks like I'm remaining in the commnunity as I've just bought an F25 X3 35D M Sport which came up for sale locally :-)

General Discussion / Re: Euro 5/6?
« on: May 17, 2018, 07:29:29 PM »
Having driven a 335D Xdrive Touring I just put a deposit down on a different one subject to inspecting it in the next few days.  The RS4 is where my heart is/was but having driven them both, was very impressed by the 3 series and it worries me less in some respects.  Is there anything in particular to check with these?  It's low mileage and only a couple of years old so still has a warranty.

General Discussion / Re: Euro 5/6?
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:50:17 PM »
Thanks.  I'm toying between Audi RS4 B8 (very tempted but other considerations), F25 X3 pre or post facelift, Audi SQ5 or possibly a high spec facelift E70 X5 (I had ruled them out due to being Euro 5).  I am also very slightly tempted by an E70 X5M but that's probably a step too far on the madness scale.

General Discussion / Euro 5/6?
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:30:01 PM »
I'm thinking of changing the X5 for something newer.  I've tried a few things including petrol cars but would consider an F25 X3 or possibly a late E70 X5.

The problem I have is that I don't want to buy a car which causes problems not far down the line due to not being Euro 6, particularly as although we don't live in London we are in Manchester so things could follow suit.

Now I could afford to buy a later car which is Euro 5 so say a post 2014 facelift 35d but I could also pay probably £10k less for a pre facelift model and would probably go that way if it weren't for this concern.

The engine stated specs seem to be the same.  Can anyone shed any light on whether this should be of significant concern?  What about the new efficiency tests etc?  I know a bit but am struggling.

Buy and sell / Re: 2013 Mini (R56) John Cooper Works
« on: May 02, 2018, 08:33:04 AM »
Deposit taken from the first to view.

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