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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby roundasapound » Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:00 pm

myles wrote:I actually drove a 123d auto (not a 130i) about 6 years ago. I wasn't taken by it at all. I gather most auto systems can be software upgraded so I can only guess that's why it seemed so lethargic - to change , not pick up speed. It did that nicely!


I get where you're coming from and when my car was at ML last week I asked the technician to drive it and tell me if there was lag. We had a 30 minute conversation about it and he told me I was using the throttle incorrectly. To pull off smoothly without the lag I must press down firmly on the throttle, push past the resistance and keep firm or the car will stay in 2nd gear too long and not change up in anticipation of slowing down. This is the cause of the lag. So now I do what he advised and the lag is barely noticeable. Split second sort of lag.

There's a knack to pushing down firmly on the throttle at a steady pace as opposed to kick down and boost. This is the first auto I've ever owned. Before I spoke to the technician and understood what to do the lag flippin well annoyed me. Now it's beginning to feel natural pressing the throttle firmly. It's very different to manual in that sense. In sports mode there is no lag, just rocket launch.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby roundasapound » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:51 am

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Two Pre-LCI 130i autos on gumtree. Worth noting they're both in VED band 'L'.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-130i- ... 1209287255

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-130i- ... 1209134645
This one is CAT D.


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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby CrystalKen » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:18 pm

I've got an LCI auto and I wouldn't switch it for a manual. It's not DSG quick but it's super quick, especially the paddles or shifter.

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby roundasapound » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:25 pm

CrystalKen wrote:I've got an LCI auto and I wouldn't switch it for a manual. It's not DSG quick but it's super quick, especially the paddles or shifter.


I agree. There is also a technique to handling the throttle on pulling away. Those that don't understand the technique think it's laggy. Thankfully I was shown last week and it's a much better experience now I understand.

You were so right. It's like a go-kart. Love it!
Paddle changes, click 'n' change. Very quick. It's a nice autobox. I don't think it hinders the engine and is matched well with the car.


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130i hunters unite!

Postby popcorn » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:02 pm

I'm at £4500 for my 130i if that tickles anyone's fancy.

Would consider a swap or part exchange for a 5 door VW high UP! For the wife.


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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby Kiq93 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:09 pm

popcorn wrote:I'm at £4500 for my 130i if that tickles anyone's fancy.

Would consider a swap or part exchange for a VW UP! For the wife.


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Can you pm me some more info or send a link for the ad?


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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby golfer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:17 pm

Kiq93 wrote:
popcorn wrote:I'm at £4500 for my 130i if that tickles anyone's fancy.

Would consider a swap or part exchange for a VW UP! For the wife.


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Can you pm me some more info or send a link for the ad?


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There is a full ad in the for sale section of the forum with loads of info and plenty of photos :)
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby Kiq93 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:28 pm

golfer wrote:
Kiq93 wrote:
popcorn wrote:I'm at £4500 for my 130i if that tickles anyone's fancy.

Would consider a swap or part exchange for a VW UP! For the wife.


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Can you pm me some more info or send a link for the ad?


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There is a full ad in the for sale section of the forum with loads of info and plenty of photos :)


Will have a look now :)


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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby markhurley » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:01 pm

popcorn wrote:I'm at £4500 for my 130i if that tickles anyone's fancy.

Would consider a swap or part exchange for a VW UP! For the wife.


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That's a bargain !! I know a fella who was after a 330i but he drove mine the other day and he now wants a 130i lol
I will pass on your details.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby popcorn » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:16 pm

Thanks mark. I think it's the right price now.

What a great car the 130i is... I'll be really sorry to see it go. I find driving it gives the same satisfaction I had from my motorbike. It's so well balanced, the grip is so easy to find and manage.

I'll be back to a BMW in 3-4 years, most likely an M2.


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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby paddyboy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:42 pm

roundasapound wrote:
paddyboy wrote:.


Two Pre-LCI 130i autos on gumtree. Worth noting they're both in VED band 'L'.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-130i- ... 1209287255

https://www.gumtree.com/p/bmw/bmw-130i- ... 1209134645
This one is CAT D.


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Cheers for pointing them out :thumbs:

1st one would be the best bet but no mention of SH - do I assume from that it doesn't have any or it may have some or even complete but the seller deems it so unimportant they didn't bother to mention it? Attention Luke from Coventry you are not passing step 1 of the selling criteria set by buyers who care about what they are buying + who they are buying it from and if you can't be bothered mentioning it then I can't be bothered asking

2nd one was easy to dis miss - again no mention of SH but a cat D with retaining damage not fixed and nearly 100k miles on it

What do we reckon to the life of the auto box on the 130i? Should I worry if the otherwise perfect 130i auto pops up but its got a bit more mileage then I'd like?
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Postby roundasapound » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:23 pm

paddyboy wrote:1st one would be the best bet but no mention of SH - do I assume from that it doesn't have any or it may have some or even complete but the seller deems it so unimportant they didn't bother to mention it? Attention Luke from Coventry you are not passing step 1 of the selling criteria set by buyers who care about what they are buying + who they are buying it from and if you can't be bothered mentioning it then I can't be bothered asking

2nd one was easy to dis miss - again no mention of SH but a cat D with retaining damage not fixed and nearly 100k miles on it

What do we reckon to the life of the auto box on the 130i? Should I worry if the otherwise perfect 130i auto pops up but its got a bit more mileage then I'd like?


I think the 1st one most likely has FSH. It looks to be very well cared for. Like most private sellers he hasn't got a clue on how best to market the car. He might not even want to sell it lol. I think it's worth checking out.

Just ask him the questions (he has said said to that effect too) and get the last 7 digits of the VIN to check the spec. His lack of info on the ad wouldn't put me off asking. That's like spitting in the wind. If he fails to answer or gives a shoddy response that's different.





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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby paddyboy » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 pm

roundasapound wrote:I think the 1st one most likely has FSH. It looks to be very well cared for. Like most private sellers he hasn't got a clue on how best to market the car. He might not even want to sell it lol. I think it's worth checking out.

Just ask him the questions (he has said said to that effect too) and get the last 7 digits of the VIN to check the spec. His lack of info on the ad wouldn't put me off asking. That's like spitting in the wind. If he fails to answer or gives a shoddy response that's different.

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Okay cokey fair enough good advice - I'll give him the benefit of my doubting skeptical mind + enquire about the car

Will be reporting back in due course :thumbs:
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby Octavius » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:40 pm

Is it me or is the price of 130's starting to drop a bit now.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Postby roundasapound » Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:46 pm

paddyboy wrote:Okay cokey fair enough good advice - I'll give him the benefit of my doubting skeptical mind + enquire about the car

Will be reporting back in due course :thumbs:


Good lad! :thumbs: he has a few minor scuffs on the rear n/s bumper but I'd definitely enquire. You have nothing to lose and lots to gain if it's a good 'un!

Octavius wrote:Is it me or is the price of 130's starting to drop a bit now.


No comment! Got shot down by lots of people when I dared to even give an opinion on that.
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