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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by G1NGE » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:37 pm

paddyboy wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:49 pm
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Anyway, enough of me rabbiting on, what are your thoughts then? Do you reckon I can find her a good home?
Hey welcome to the forum and what a low miler you've got there

You will find her a good home but you'll be aware your target market is really limited

Most of the folk on here will tell you the manual is the only 130i to have

With that in mind I would widen your net a bit and not put all your eggs in 1 basket by just advertising on here - you need to be on Atrader or the very least flea bay

You'll notice there are only 3 for sale in the UK at the moment - 1 has an MOT history full of oil leaks, the other has over 100k miles so that leaves the silver dealer car at £8995 on 54k miles and that's been around for ages so that's your only competition really

If this was a year ago I'd be all over yours like a fly round s*it ... I had to wait 6 months for mine to come onto the market good ones are really that rare

Good luck with it :thumbs:
Cheers for your reply paddyboy - I will post some pictures up for the sake of the forum and you never know, someone may fall in love with her! :)

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by G1NGE » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:20 pm

Oh hello, me again. Just thought I would let readers know that I am considering getting the wheels refurbished too and replacing the centre caps before sale. There is a professional specialist nearby and they do the full works regarding the wheels, similar to Lepsons I think.

It has the 17" wheels too (141 style) so not crazy money when the tyres do need replacing. I have maintained the car always main dealer BMW and if any of you want to check MOT history and also any work that has been carried out, please by all means, complete your checks.

Registration is HJ07 ULY. The car is always maintained at Dick Lovett in Swindon and the service guys there will tell you how super clean the car is.

I have browsed through a bit more on the classifieds section here and seen one or two lower end examples for sale, and comments were of the opinion that 130i shoppers have high standards and expect perfection.

The good thing with buying my car is that you will not need to spend a penny on it apart from putting juice in the tank and the usual expenses such as tax, insurance etc. I will ask a higher price for it, but you can be rest assured that this car will have the BMW Approved Used Fully Comprehensive Warranty transferred to the new owner, included in the sale price. This costs £600 per year and in my opinion is a must with these cars. Obviously as the miles increase, so does the price of the warranty. Be prepared to pay a high price for a higher mileage car (60k +) when sourcing the same BMW warranty if you buy a car from a non BMW dealer or a person who chose not to protect their purchase with one.

I was fortunate as I simply extended the warranty as I bought from main dealer (Dick Lovett in 2015). My car will be one of the last you will see sold via the BMW Approved Used Car Scheme. A real gem of a car.

What I love about the SE spec is the fact that is really is a proper stealth car. Nobody bats an eyelid, not even the police. Honestly, I have been pushing on some when passing police vehicles and they are so uninterested, it makes me laugh every time. If I was in an M135i or an M3 they would turn around and track me down! Even my family still don't recognise me when I pass them! Most people have no idea what this car is. I love pulling up along side other road users who think their cars are quick and select manual mode, drop it into first gear and then power down... you know the rest! And now with these new Yokohama Advan Neovo AD08R all round, this car grips like nothing I have ever driven. Seriously, Michelin Pilot Super Sport or whatever else really are nowhere near as good.

I hope any prospective buyer will appreciate my description and a little bit of an insight into my experience of owning this car. It never fails to put a smile on my face and it will be sorely missed! We all know who wears the trousers in my marriage!

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by tsmr » Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:40 am

Mine's still available. :)

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Scorp » Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 am

Looking for a 130i or 123d, must be a 5 door with under 80k miles for under £5500...

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by G1NGE » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:37 pm

Scorp wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 am
Looking for a 130i or 123d, must be a 5 door with under 80k miles for under £5500...
Hi Scorp

Give me another £5000 and you can have mine! It has half the mileage... :)

Cheers and good luck car hunting. They do pop up every now and then, but be careful as you really need to buy well with these cars.

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Toed64 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:47 pm

Scorp wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 am
Looking for a 130i or 123d, must be a 5 door with under 80k miles for under £5500...
Hello and welcome

If you don't need a diseasel, forget the 123d. There are lots around for less than your budget, but with good reason - avoid cheap N47 BMW diesels. If you do need a diesel, buy a 330d or spend a tad less and buy the best M47 120d (up to early 2006) you can find (no snapping timing chain and no DPF).

You might have to increase your budget a little to buy a nice 130i with under 80,000 miles.

Good luck.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Toed64 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:59 pm

G1NGE wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Scorp wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 am
Looking for a 130i or 123d, must be a 5 door with under 80k miles for under £5500...
Hi Scorp

Give me another £5000 and you can have mine! It has half the mileage... :)

Cheers and good luck car hunting. They do pop up every now and then, but be careful as you really need to buy well with these cars.
G1NGE, are you asking £10500? If so, I hope you get every penny - my immaculate 2008 E81 manual has 49000 miles and I'd be tempted to flip it for that kind of money.

Scorp, this is close to your spec and price:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-1-S ... SwSrNZ54eI
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by G1NGE » Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:31 pm

Toed64 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:59 pm
G1NGE wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:37 pm
Scorp wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:28 am
Looking for a 130i or 123d, must be a 5 door with under 80k miles for under £5500...
Hi Scorp

Give me another £5000 and you can have mine! It has half the mileage... :)

Cheers and good luck car hunting. They do pop up every now and then, but be careful as you really need to buy well with these cars.
G1NGE, are you asking £10500? If so, I hope you get every penny - my immaculate 2008 E81 manual has 49000 miles and I'd be tempted to flip it for that kind of money.

Scorp, this is close to your spec and price:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-1-S ... SwSrNZ54eI
Toed, yes, I am. Reason being is its rarity, specification list, mileage and the fact that it has been fully maintained at BMW main dealer and has the AUW which can transfer to new owner. Of course, if someone wants to make an offer, then I would assess this and consider, however, I am in no need to sell, but would if I can get the money, in my opinion, I think it is worth. Depending on your specification, I would not be asking any less than the price I am asking.

Like I say earlier, I would prefer to spend a little more having the peace of mind of a warranty and to know the car has always been maintained at BMW main dealer. This is just me though, but I do know others who look for that provenance when buying BMW. However, of course, many members on here really know their stuff and it is clear that most people on here really do love their cars and look after them well, regardless of whether they have been main dealer maintained or specialist.

I said to myself when I bought my 130i, that it had to be bought from main dealer and I would always maintain it at main dealer too, including MOT. Only exception to this is when I change tyres as I use my local specialist tyre centre.

I mean when I had all the hydraulic valve adjusters replaced free of charge under the warranty, if I had to pay that bill, it would have cost £2000 at least. Therefore, the £600 I pay each year for the warranty is well worth it.

Let's say a water pump goes, well this would be another big bill. What about any other tpye of mechanical or electrical failure... would people be happy to fork out £000s? With my car, this is all covered under the fully comprehensive warranty. I wouldn't go near these cars without one and I would never buy outside of main dealer network. For example, take the N54 135i high pressure fuel pump issues, these are £000s to fix without a warranty.

Anyway, mine is still available for sale.

I have also tried to create a topic in member's cars section but cannot seem to upload photos due to the size being too large. Any ideas as to how I can overcome this error?

Thanks

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Post by marco_polo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 6:56 pm

Resize your photos smaller, and re-save as a .jpg
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by jonwilli » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:09 pm

G1NGE wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:31 pm
Toed64 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:59 pm
G1NGE wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:37 pm


Hi Scorp

Give me another £5000 and you can have mine! It has half the mileage... :)

Cheers and good luck car hunting. They do pop up every now and then, but be careful as you really need to buy well with these cars.
G1NGE, are you asking £10500? If so, I hope you get every penny - my immaculate 2008 E81 manual has 49000 miles and I'd be tempted to flip it for that kind of money.

Scorp, this is close to your spec and price:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2006-BMW-1-S ... SwSrNZ54eI
Toed, yes, I am. Reason being is its rarity, specification list, mileage and the fact that it has been fully maintained at BMW main dealer and has the AUW which can transfer to new owner. Of course, if someone wants to make an offer, then I would assess this and consider, however, I am in no need to sell, but would if I can get the money, in my opinion, I think it is worth. Depending on your specification, I would not be asking any less than the price I am asking.

Like I say earlier, I would prefer to spend a little more having the peace of mind of a warranty and to know the car has always been maintained at BMW main dealer. This is just me though, but I do know others who look for that provenance when buying BMW. However, of course, many members on here really know their stuff and it is clear that most people on here really do love their cars and look after them well, regardless of whether they have been main dealer maintained or specialist.

I said to myself when I bought my 130i, that it had to be bought from main dealer and I would always maintain it at main dealer too, including MOT. Only exception to this is when I change tyres as I use my local specialist tyre centre.

I mean when I had all the hydraulic valve adjusters replaced free of charge under the warranty, if I had to pay that bill, it would have cost £2000 at least. Therefore, the £600 I pay each year for the warranty is well worth it.

Let's say a water pump goes, well this would be another big bill. What about any other tpye of mechanical or electrical failure... would people be happy to fork out £000s? With my car, this is all covered under the fully comprehensive warranty. I wouldn't go near these cars without one and I would never buy outside of main dealer network. For example, take the N54 135i high pressure fuel pump issues, these are £000s to fix without a warranty.

Anyway, mine is still available for sale.

I have also tried to create a topic in member's cars section but cannot seem to upload photos due to the size being too large. Any ideas as to how I can overcome this error?

Thanks
I'd have thought a 130i needs to be an M Sport with around 40k miles (or less) to break £10k these days whatever the service history? There are a few very high spec, low mileage 130's that break £10k but not many and who knows what they actually sell for...
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by marco_polo » Mon Dec 25, 2017 7:13 pm

Agreed, would have to be a Manual M-Sport E81 with low miles to get anywhere near £10k out of me.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by G1NGE » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:26 pm

marco_polo wrote:
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Agreed, would have to be a Manual M-Sport E81 with low miles to get anywhere near £10k out of me.
Thanks for your comments and views. So you think I may be slightly high then in terms of pricing?

Yes, I agree, the M sport is the desired trim along with a manual box, and also the E81 being even rarer, especially the later ones.

So, would £9950 be more commensurate with everything else discussed about my car?

Also, thanks for the tips about photo resizing, and Merry Christmas all!

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by THETYRANT » Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:55 am

An auto SE model has a very small target audience, you might get lucky with someone who wants your exact specifications but price wise I think your miles off, a mint 2007 SE manual with 50k miles and impeccable history sold local to me for just 5.5k and it took awhile to shift as I was pondering it for awhile.

Without seeing your car or pictures/full spec etc its hard to value but I think even 7k would be a stretch unless you get lucky imo. Will await seeing proper advert though.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by paddyboy » Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:48 pm

G1NGE wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:26 pm

Thanks for your comments and views. So you think I may be slightly high then in terms of pricing?

Yes, I agree, the M sport is the desired trim along with a manual box, and also the E81 being even rarer, especially the later ones.

So, would £9950 be more commensurate with everything else discussed about my car?

Also, thanks for the tips about photo resizing, and Merry Christmas all!
There's only one way to find out what your car is worth - all of us on here can best guess that figure as much as you can all day long

So the way to find out? Take a stab on it + advertise it with a price (bearing in mind poa is frankly annoying to a buyer)

You can always drop the price if nobody is biting or showing any interest

A year ago you would have been catching my attention with a well cared for 130i auto - I was in the market for over 6 months all I could find were dogs and slightly lesser dogs - with only 80 or so registered in the UK any buyer is really scabbing around trying to find a good un

What I found was well worth the wait and I paid a 5 figure sum .... more than where you are at

It was good to bust the myth that for some reason autos should be worth less than manuals

So just go with your gut + get it out there on national sites + see what happens you're only looking for 1 person ..... GLWTS
'09' 130i M Sport Auto - Le Mans Blue / Boston Beige Leather

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by G1NGE » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:36 pm

Good advice people, and thanks for all your input.

I am going to wait for a break in the weather, detail her, and then take the best photographs I can with my friend's camera and then advertise on here.

I have taken off the POA on AnyM and Classic Cars websites, as yes I was thinking this is annoying for any buyer!

I am following my gut and also making sure that I price fairly. As you say, it can always be adjusted.

Expect some pictures and an advert in the early new year.

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