130i hunters unite!

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by markhurley » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:46 pm

THETYRANT wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:49 pm
obee72 wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:44 pm
Been on the lookout for an "interesting car" for six months and focused on the 130i for about the last three months.

A very local one popped up recently but he's surely taking the mick on the price:
https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... rol&page=1

Thoughts ?
Yes thats a bit steep even for a low miler, being an auto makes it sort of rare i guess but most want a manual so while some people put a premium on it for that in reality auto's are often worth less than manual.

Edit to Add Cazana.com (which i find is pretty realistic on pricing) puts a value of £8300 on it which more like but the auto box will probably drop it under 8k for most

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Grey leather , grey carpet and grey door cards just don’t work for me ... neither does the auto box , I had a go in customers auto 130i and it transforms the car in to a bit of an old man’s cruiser ( nice if you like that sort of thing ) but for me it just felt tardy and slow nothing like the 8 speed zf box in the F series cars ... now if it had an 8 speed zf box or a dct box it could be interesting!

The manual box suits the engine perfectly imo
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 Ant » Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:40 pm

just sold one of mine, doubled my money, 1st car I have bought and made proper money on.

ITs gone off to become a ice drift car in sweden. had another buyer who wanted it for a rally car.

Now I can concentrate on my good 130i. Suspension time
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by bambam » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:56 am

Mine might well be up for sale soon

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Shiv_P » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm

Does anyone know whether the 1 series (130i) came with auto lights/wipers as standard?

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Jack@AUTOID » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:42 am

Shiv_P wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Does anyone know whether the 1 series (130i) came with auto lights/wipers as standard?
Mine has them. Might be an LCI thing though.
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by THETYRANT » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:54 am

I think on all Msport 130i auto lights/wipers were standard, i have a brochure somewhere will see if its mentioned.

Edit to add Yes looking at original brochure the Auto lights and wipers were standard on Msport and SE :)
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by phemark » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:52 am

Hey,
I am looking to buy an automatic 130i until the end of the summer. I'd like Msport with main options (cruise, leather etc.) with LHD.
I've been looking at mobile.de, and a couple of 130i are posted there every week, however an automatic is a very rare occurrence.
Is there another site that I should be checking for this car? Any other recommendations on where to find it?
Thanks!
(and yes, it has to be an automatic.. family car compromise :))

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:46 am

phemark wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:52 am
Hey,
I am looking to buy an automatic 130i until the end of the summer. I'd like Msport with main options (cruise, leather etc.) with LHD.
I've been looking at mobile.de, and a couple of 130i are posted there every week, however an automatic is a very rare occurrence.
Is there another site that I should be checking for this car? Any other recommendations on where to find it?
Thanks!
(and yes, it has to be an automatic.. family car compromise :))
There's a new facebook 130i group that's attracting a good number of overseas members - would definitely be worth posting a Wanted message on there - its called 'BMW 130i owners unite' - there's over 400 members now + growing by the day

I don't know of any other sites + certainly you won't find one in the UK - we only have around 80 or so 130i auto's registered in the UK now

Good luck with your search
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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by phemark » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00 pm

paddyboy wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:46 am
There's a new facebook 130i group that's attracting a good number of overseas members - would definitely be worth posting a Wanted message on there - its called 'BMW 130i owners unite' - there's over 400 members now + growing by the day

I don't know of any other sites + certainly you won't find one in the UK - we only have around 80 or so 130i auto's registered in the UK now

Good luck with your search
For comparison, how many manual 130i are there in UK?
And any idea for of both numbers for Europe?

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by paddyboy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:45 pm

phemark wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:00 pm
paddyboy wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:46 am
There's a new facebook 130i group that's attracting a good number of overseas members - would definitely be worth posting a Wanted message on there - its called 'BMW 130i owners unite' - there's over 400 members now + growing by the day

I don't know of any other sites + certainly you won't find one in the UK - we only have around 80 or so 130i auto's registered in the UK now

Good luck with your search
For comparison, how many manual 130i are there in UK?
And any idea for of both numbers for Europe?
900 or so manual 130i's registered in the UK + 80 or so auto 130i's registerested in the UK - this is where the data comes from have a look - absolutely no idea on figures for other countries + don't know where you would find such data

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=%E2 ... q=bmw+130i

Would be a good question to introduce yourself with on the Facebook group
'09' 130i M Sport Auto - Le Mans Blue / Boston Beige Leather

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by wil » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 pm

Black 130i

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by markhurley » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:41 am

wil wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:05 pm
viewtopic.php?f=58&p=1416390#p1416390

My 130i for sale
That’s a decent example right there ! Nice spec and few nice upgrades.
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 Shiv_P » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:51 am

Very nice spec I'd be all over that slightly out of my budget but hopefully someone snaps it up :)

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by phemark » Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:10 am

Very nice price!
Why are cars in Europe so much more expensive?... :(

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Re: 130i hunters unite!

Post by Ant » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:47 am

Shiv_P wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:52 pm
Does anyone know whether the 1 series (130i) came with auto lights/wipers as standard?

standard on all 130i's. except Police traffic spec cars that did not have it and also came with manual Air con. never understood this and easiest way to spot an ex police car
Some 2.0 Civic thing

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