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2002 (52) E39 530d saloon - 12 mths MOT, Auto, Xenons -SOLD!

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* PRICE REDUCTION TO £1300 *

I bought the car in 2008 with 48k on the clock, and it's now surpassed 164k. I do around 15k a year, and do 2 oil changes a year. It's a 2002 (facelift) model, with some very nice factory options: xenon lights, powerfold mirrors, autodimming rear and wing mirrors, High OBC, RDC tyre pressure monitoring. Full service history at BMW dealers and specialist indys, a stack of paperwork and 2 working remote keys plus valet key.

The manual seats were swapped out last year for some heated ones, just in time for winter - and work a treat! I enabled the aux heater to be used as a parking heater, works great on a frosty morning.

 

Car is on the orginal spec'd 16" style 50s - will also come with a full set of winter wheels. The Alpinas I had been using as summer wheels are on sale here


Gearbox and engine mounts were all changed last week, and it had a spring/damper refresh all round last year. Both exhaust flexis were replaced in April and is MOT'd until 30 May 2017 (no advisories)

Bodywork is fair I'd say - has a minor crease along driver's side, another small crease at the top of the boot and a couple of bumper scrapes. Usual stonechips, and small rust bubbles on passenger sill. Rust starting to appear on bonnet leading edge. Boot and filler cap are entirely rust free, as is the rest of the car as far as I can tell.

 

The car has been amazing to me, and I'm only selling because I just bought something newer - a F11. I would love for it to go to a forum member, so I can keep track of it, and so it might hopefully be appreciated a little more than by your average punter.

Inspection and viewing welcome by appointment, and sensible offers near to the asking price will be considered. No p/x thanks.

Car can be viewed in Slough, close to centre. 


£2000 ono

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And now the less good bits on the bodywork

 

Small scabs on passenger sill:

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new (OEM) drivers door mirror with unpainted cap

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updated price and pics

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Monday bump - any constructive feedback on pricing/pics/description is most welcome.

This thread is eerily quiet. No love for my beloved chariot before it hits the nightmare of eBay?

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I'd say that although it looks like a nice car, the dents, rust and high price might be putting people off.

Only my opinion of course and no offence meant.

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Agreed, but I am sure you know the point I'm making.

Also got a 525i sat on my drive in far better condition at £800.

 

E39 derv is a nice engine. Genuinely good luck with the sale, love Topaz Blue got 2.

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thanks chaps. will be retaking pics with the summer wheels on (the original style 50s), after it gets some fresh oil and a MOT next week. Will likely drop the price too - 2500 likely.

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30 minutes ago, stevecvo said:

Unfortunately it is pretty obvious that people simply feel that this is overpriced.

I suspect that you're right...I'm willing to listen to offers.

TBH, I should be grateful to anyone willing to offer more than the jokers at webuyanycar ... I was just hoping there'd be some love for a cared-for forum barge. Cash is king though...

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I suspect the damage and rust is putting people off. Try looking at Autotrader, Pistonheads, E-bay and Gumtree for an idea of what similar cars are asking, although it's a diesel IMHO you're probably quite a ways off.

 

My 2001 530d Sport Touring with 187k, de-cat, staggered (refurbished) wheels, new tyres, no rust or scrapes and a solid service history went for £1250 2 years ago.

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Monday bump - any constructive feedback on pricing/pics/description is most welcome.

This thread is eerily quiet. No love for my beloved chariot before it hits the nightmare of eBay?

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Sell the winter wheels separately would be my first suggestion. As for price, I don't see you getting anywhere near £2,500. In fact I doubt you would get over £1k

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The constructive feedback is really appreciated (even if it sometimes feels like a kick in the balls :) )

I did look on the usual places for some pricing guidance - and it really is all over the place...but taking an average, 2-2500 seems reasonable (to me).
I will be putting the car on the 'Bay start of next month after putting it through a new MOT. Was thinking of a Classified Ad (sold the wife's Seat Leon inside a week that way) - but perhaps an auction is best to realise the true value?
Like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530D-M-Sport-Auto-e39-Face-lift-/262391966500

Hard to understand what cars are SELLING for based on the advertised price on classifieds. I appreciate the comments re: rust and dents, but I've deliberately shown close-up pics of ALL of them on here, so as to not waste anybody's time.
I'll leave this ad here - and although my inclination is to remove price and invite offers, based on previous ads with no price, I don't want to invite the "put a price up" comments. I also want to realise the best possible price, so don't want to pitch it too low.
Intravee and Alpine KCA could sell separately - yes - did think about it - still thinking about it

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26 minutes ago, gbshahaq said:

The constructive feedback is really appreciated (even if it sometimes feels like a kick in the balls :) )

I did look on the usual places for some pricing guidance - and it really is all over the place...but taking an average, 2-2500 seems reasonable (to me).
I will be putting the car on the 'Bay start of next month after putting it through a new MOT. Was thinking of a Classified Ad (sold the wife's Seat Leon inside a week that way) - but perhaps an auction is best to realise the true value?
Like this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-530D-M-Sport-Auto-e39-Face-lift-/262391966500

Hard to understand what cars are SELLING for based on the advertised price on classifieds. I appreciate the comments re: rust and dents, but I've deliberately shown close-up pics of ALL of them on here, so as to not waste anybody's time.
I'll leave this ad here - and although my inclination is to remove price and invite offers, based on previous ads with no price, I don't want to invite the "put a price up" comments. I also want to realise the best possible price, so don't want to pitch it too low.
Intravee and Alpine KCA could sell separately - yes - did think about it - still thinking about it

Seems sensible to me. Just watch out for the tossers on Ebay, they can be a total pain in the a*se!

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I'd say hold out for approx £2k. Stick it up for £2.2k plus best offer. Sell on the Intravee as it has no added value in this situation. Stick it back on its original wheels, and make a big fuss over the Xenons, higher bhp, mirrors and maintenance. With 12 months mot this is great value for someone at £2k. You could also swap out the mirrors and control box for a standard set, and sell.on for around £150.

 

530d prices have stabilised, I'd say Pauliexjr was very unfortunate to sell for £1250.

 

At the pump, diesel prices now lower than petrol prices...watch 530d prices rise if this continues. 

 

I've just bought a 2002 530d Sport with similar bodywork to yours and 179k miles for £1.85k. It didn't have 12 months MOT. It was originally up for £2.5k as well. I only wanted to pay £1.7k max but needed a car quick. Hope that gives you a guideline.

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qq - I'm just curious only! this is a facelift car, what happened to the steering wheel? On the facelift ones (i had a 2003) the wheel was the more modern looking one from the e46.. like this one.. kevmti.jpgI've never seen that wheel on a facelift e39

 

like i said i'm just curious.

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Bump - MOT'd today (now not needed until 30 May 2017) with no advisories.

Style 50s going on tomorrow, a wash and some new photos - then it goes on the 'bay.

And yes, johnleb - it's a SE. I'm in a minority here (with Piper), but prefer the SE to Sport on looks alone :)

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its sad but peeps want everything for next to nothing now , selling cars is hard work.

 

It doesnt help when there are bargains out there to benchmark ...my 2002 530d Sport Touring was a grand on this forum and its was better than ones i looked at over 2 grand and it has better spec however good bargains are few and far between so maybe sometimes to get a decent one you might have to fork out decent cash

 

Hard times for sure but its lovely and i hope it makes you get the sale

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Car looks nice and honest and its always a preference buying privately over a dealer at this price point. I sold my 530i sport touring manual with 92k miles and every single mechanical issue sorted but with some rust on several panels for £3200 last week for reference and it sold in a day

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bumpety bump for some new pics on the style 50s.

Will be on eBay classifieds this weekend - praying for no timewasters/idiots calling once out there :)

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