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  1. Is there any way to easily spot whether the leaking yellow grommet issue is present on a car or has been previously rectified? Obviously if the carpet is damp there's an issue somewhere but on a car which has been stored inside for some time any existing problem might not be immediately apparent. Also the current owner might have no idea about the issue and be unaware whether or not the fix had been done. Does this problem appear on all cars eventually and is it dependent on mileage, the age of the car or is it more random? I'm going to have a look at a couple of cars this afternoon so I'd appreciate any pointers on what to look for to spot a repair. CP
  2. There seem to be far more M Sports around than SEs just now so I'm reconsidering my options, subject to test drive. As long as it has 18 inch wheels and the suspension is not rock hard I might compromise. I've seen this car advertised on BMWAUC. It seems to be rather lacking in tasty options but is relatively low mileage so might make a sensible purchase from a reliability point of view and also be easier to sell on in three years with another 50000 miles on the clock. What do you all reckon? If I could get it for £16000 with two years comprehensive warranty would that be a reasonably good deal? CP
  3. Hello all, I've been in the market for a 5GT for quite a while now (only car me and my wife agree on for her bad back). I've got a list of a few constraints from her about age/milage (LCI, 80kish or less, within 100 miles of Newcastle and max £15k) and the best of the bunch is apparenrly this: https://www.dacemotorgroup.co.uk/used-bmw-5-series-gran-turismo-stockport-cheshire-1645990 https://www.mdecoder.com/decode/d287427 I've reserved it and planning to drive down on Wednesday. Originally I was thrilled there was one within our constraints (as apparently living in the NE means almost every car here is overpriced) however on doing some research into what the car comes with and it's pretty barebones. It's also been at the dealer for a while (approx 6 months), but has just been to BMW for the egr done so I don't have to worry about that. My main questions are: 1) With it being so bare will there be features I can't easily add that will be missed? (Complex things like adaptive headlights etc) 2) Is it really worth what they are asking? 3) Am I kidding myself that I need a 30/35 or would the 20 be enough if it came with more jazz? Any and all thoughts or advice appreciated before Thursday, Alex