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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by SimonL » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:16 pm

Tbh I didn't look too closely at the spec but clocked the lack of Xenons & idrive. Potentially looked like a tidy car, leather looks fresh.

I've had 2 130is, first was literally basic, second the holy grail in terms of spec. I'd be more than happy with that spec but would miss Xenons admittedly for the look rather than visibility! Hopefully of interest to somebody on here.

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Shaoxter » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 pm

Well this came up on my alerts and ticks every single box...
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 1233016486

But £7.5k for a 110k miler? :shock:
Also any non-M car with an M badge (in the wrong place) is an instant turn off!!

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by jonwilli » Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:08 am

Shaoxter wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Well this came up on my alerts and ticks every single box...
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 1233016486

But £7.5k for a 110k miler? :shock:
Also any non-M car with an M badge (in the wrong place) is an instant turn off!!
Very high spec, almost every option going! 110k miles is very high for a facelift car and would agree £7.5k seems steep. I assume the rarity of a fully optioned car, being an auto and having some sort of dealer warranty will be his angle?
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by swanny71 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:18 am

jonwilli wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:08 am
Shaoxter wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Well this came up on my alerts and ticks every single box...
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 1233016486

But £7.5k for a 110k miler? :shock:
Also any non-M car with an M badge (in the wrong place) is an instant turn off!!
Very high spec, almost every option going! 110k miles is very high for a facelift car and would agree £7.5k seems steep. I assume the rarity of a fully optioned car, being an auto and having some sort of dealer warranty will be his angle?
Don’t be overly concerned about the mileage - they can easily handle 10,000’s miles more than that if properly looked after.
Asking price is very ambitious though, needs to be at least £1k less.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by rm1 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:35 am

110k is not high mileage for a 2007 car.

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Toed64 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am

It pleases me that these cars are holding their value, because it's what I choose to own and drive. However, I don't think I'd be willing to pay so much for a 130i that is both older and has more than twice the mileage of mine.

I also think it's a bit odd - why are these cars holding their value so well? A leggy 11 year old 1 series commands £thousands more than the 330is of the same age with much lower mileage.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by bjt » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 am

Asking prices != sold prices though...

Think 6.5-7k ish is reasonable for a well specced facelift car with 80-100k. The 2005/less well specced cars should be a fair bit cheaper.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Shaoxter » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 am

Toed64 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am
I also think it's a bit odd - why are these cars holding their value so well? A leggy 11 year old 1 series commands £thousands more than the 330is of the same age with much lower mileage.
Supply and demand I suppose, loads of 330i around but not many 130i.
Kind of ironic really, cars which doesn't sell so well when new become more sought after as they get older due to lower numbers!

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Toed64 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:09 am

Shaoxter wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:58 am
Toed64 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:10 am
I also think it's a bit odd - why are these cars holding their value so well? A leggy 11 year old 1 series commands £thousands more than the 330is of the same age with much lower mileage.
Supply and demand I suppose, loads of 330i around but not many 130i.
Kind of ironic really, cars which doesn't sell so well when new become more sought after as they get older due to lower numbers!
I'm sure you're right and that's why the 135i coupes are still so valuable and the values of the many M135is are dropping so fast.

So, there's my suggestion to your Pistonheads question - if you don't find a nice 130i, look at 330is, they're the same under the skin...a 2007 330i with 110,000 miles would be £4500 to £5500.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by swanny71 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:25 am

130i feels like a little monster, almost like engine is one size too big for it and BMW were being a little bit naughty making it.
330i feels like exactly what it is - a saloon with the correct size engine.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by jonwilli » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:35 am

swanny71 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:25 am
130i feels like a little monster, almost like engine is one size too big for it and BMW were being a little bit naughty making it.
330i feels like exactly what it is - a saloon with the correct size engine.
Agree with this and also think this is why they are holding their values. Lots of rough ones now and now that enthusiasts are looking for them, the good ones are fetching decent prices. I don't think enthusiasts would be after the 130i if they didn't drive a little differently.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by markhurley » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:04 pm

Same as the e46 m3 market .. Good ones demand a premium there are loads of lemons to sift through tho

Late 130i’s with low mileage decent options xenons ,leather heated seats ,nav and sensible mods LSD, premuim Suspension ,decent tyres
will fetch good money just try finding one !
I sold mine last year for over 11k but I got cold feet and didn’t sell, it’s got to the point were there is nothing worth replacing it with for the same money these are the last of the big engined atmo hatchbacks.
130i Birds B1 suspension,M3 front arms,M3 rear arms,Powerflex inserts ,BMWP strut brace,M135i front brake's,BMWP rear brake's, 28mm M3 front roll bar,20mm white line rear roll bar ,Quaife LSD,MPSCup2tyre's.

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Jack@AUTOID » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:04 pm

bjt wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:21 am
Asking prices != sold prices though...

Think 6.5-7k ish is reasonable for a well specced facelift car with 80-100k. The 2005/less well specced cars should be a fair bit cheaper.
I paid £8.5k for my LE at 78k miles.

Though, I may have paid too much out of excitement.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by SimonL » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:57 pm

markhurley wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Same as the e46 m3 market .. Good ones demand a premium there are loads of lemons to sift through tho

Late 130i’s with low mileage decent options xenons ,leather heated seats ,nav and sensible mods LSD, premuim Suspension ,decent tyres
will fetch good money just try finding one !
I sold mine last year for over 11k but I got cold feet and didn’t sell, it’s got to the point were there is nothing worth replacing it with for the same money these are the last of the big engined atmo hatchbacks.
Bet you're glad you kept it! What's the spec?
I sold mine in 2015 and bought it back a month ago :)

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by markhurley » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:17 pm

SimonL wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:57 pm
markhurley wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Same as the e46 m3 market .. Good ones demand a premium there are loads of lemons to sift through tho

Late 130i’s with low mileage decent options xenons ,leather heated seats ,nav and sensible mods LSD, premuim Suspension ,decent tyres
will fetch good money just try finding one !
I sold mine last year for over 11k but I got cold feet and didn’t sell, it’s got to the point were there is nothing worth replacing it with for the same money these are the last of the big engined atmo hatchbacks.
Bet you're glad you kept it! What's the spec?
I sold mine in 2015 and bought it back a month ago :)
Yeah glad I kept it now

Spec
Graphite grey
M sport
Xenons
Full black leather
Heated seats
Pro stereo
Blue tooth
Sun glass protection
Cruise control
Power fold mirrors



Thinks she’s just ticked over 47k maybe 48k can’t remember as not used her for 3 weeks

And then I have a few little mods

LSD
Full m3 arms front and rear
Arbs
Birds suspension
Big brake conversion
Rear chassis brace
Camber plates
Oz wheels
Cup2 tyres

All improvements !
130i Birds B1 suspension,M3 front arms,M3 rear arms,Powerflex inserts ,BMWP strut brace,M135i front brake's,BMWP rear brake's, 28mm M3 front roll bar,20mm white line rear roll bar ,Quaife LSD,MPSCup2tyre's.

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