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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: A warning or an Opportunity & Goodbye
« on: April 16, 2018, 06:20:37 AM »
Well hopefully they will learn to redact the personal details Name and first line or two of address and then be happy to let paperwork go with the car. Having receipts for work done specifically listing details on an invoice is worth money when selling. This is especially true when work is other than standard service with a stamp in the book.

I guess as I like to buy less run of the mill vehicles this is more important to me as opposed to someone buying a 3 year old current model. Of course one day that car may be a bit more interesting and paperwork going back to day one could be money in the bank.

Progress, one step forward two back sometimes.

SB.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: A warning or an Opportunity & Goodbye
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:26:02 PM »
Glad to hear you are sorted with the disposal.

I did not realise that the new data laws would have the effect of not allowing old invoices to go with a car. Do you know if that can be waived by the seller as I have always liked to buy a vehicle with such history and sell mine on likewise?

Doesn’t exactly do the used market any favours, oh yes sir it has full history with lots of invoices I can show you them but then I would have to kill you, lol.

SB

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Newbies section / Re: New E83 3.0Si Owner
« on: April 13, 2018, 04:54:37 AM »
Hello and welcome,
Loving the colour it really suits the shape of the car.

I am sure you will soon be enjoying the comfort of the ride and the higher seating position simply means you will spot things over walls and hedges you have not seen before. We take friends out who own low sports cars and you get to hear “I never knew that was there” a lot.

SB

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: A warning or an Opportunity & Goodbye
« on: April 12, 2018, 06:31:07 AM »

Good luck with the Z4 as they are good to drive and esp as summer is due sometime soon.
Graeme

I think summer this year is on the 14th July but only in the afternoon, lol.

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General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: A warning or an Opportunity & Goodbye
« on: April 11, 2018, 01:23:02 PM »
If you keep it it will continue to cost a fortune.

If you sell it the next owner will do 250,000 miles without spending a penny. Such is life.

SB

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: HOW MUCH !!!!
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:08:25 PM »
It would seem a bit expensive for it even as tidy as it looks.

SB

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I have always replaced them with the pads when doing my discovery 3 and will do likewise with the X5. Small cost in the scheme of things compared to scores discs if the warning fails.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: X5 e53 aftermarket head unit
« on: April 08, 2018, 11:03:14 PM »
An auto electrician will cost a bit in labour as it is time consuming as opposed to technically challenging. Use YouTube for pointers and give it a go, you can always put things back and visit an electrician if it doesn’t work out..

SB

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Newbies section / Re: Greetings to all from new X5 owner.
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:10:31 PM »
E53 even damn iPads and predictive typing, lol.

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Newbies section / Re: Greetings to all from new X5 owner.
« on: April 07, 2018, 11:37:39 AM »
Hi Graeme,
No not the E70 but the E35. Lots of fun and smile factor.

SB

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The lounge / Re: BMW 7 Series nicked in under 60 seconds
« on: April 07, 2018, 06:37:09 AM »
it is indeed the fact that you can not avoid it these days as it is becoming standard fit.

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General Discussion / Re: Road tax changes
« on: April 07, 2018, 06:27:49 AM »
To Richm50d
Hi Rich and anyone thats hit a pothole with damaging results. You need to take a picture of the pothole with something to scale against the picture right away. In an ideal world a ruler or tape measure.
The councils have a habit of doing quick repairs to avoid compensation.


Indeed they do, in our village we phone up and make a claim and they will send out a claim form. We then ignore the claim form and carry on having woken to discover pot hole filled within the next 24 hours. I’m sure they will work it out one day but in the mean time we all enjoy less potholes around us.

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Newbies section / Re: Greetings to all from new X5 owner.
« on: April 07, 2018, 06:21:46 AM »
Thank you Colin,

I’m sure that our new to us E53 will mean lots of time spent on here.

SB

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Newbies section / Greetings to all from new X5 owner.
« on: April 06, 2018, 10:46:22 PM »
Hello all,
New X5 owner here. Having had many V8 4x4’s over the years American and European I have now joined the world of X5 owners. Whilst still having a 4.4 discovery 3 for a workhorse we found a nice 5.0 litre X5 for more everyday fun.

Looking forward to learning lots and a bit of banter.

SB

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