cubbyq

New wagon...I've defected...

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Hi All,

 

Just want to say thanks for all the help and advice I've received on here during my time owning the E60, and hopefully I've been able to contribute, even though I'm not around that often.

 

I've been debating whether to change the car for an estate for a while, and thought about getting something smaller, but there are changes of circumstances, so wanted something bigger.

 

Obvious choice was E61 or F11, but fancied a change... Kinda fancied the old shape A6, however decent engined models are in ridiculous tax brackets and nowhere near as economical as the Exx or Fxx equivalents (at least on paper), Volvo V70 D5 R designs are nice, but again clean modern ones are pretty hard to find, so there appeared to be only one other option...the three pointed star.

 

So, after hunting around, I found a pretty clean E250 CDI Sport at a main dealer, very well specced and with low miles, agreed in principal a deal I was happy with before taking it for a test drive this morning, and after expecting to find an extremely boring wagon, I was really impressed, and am picking up this beauty next week:

 

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I've loved my time owning the past E60, previous E91 & E46, but just fancied a change this time, hopefully the right one!

 

Again, I want to thank all of those have given me so much advice in the past, which has been absolutely invaluable, and helped me keep the E60 running as it should!

 

To those looking out for one, keep your eyes out for my old 525d on a forecourt somewhere (the dealer are just putting it straight out to auction), it'll be a great buy for someone.

 

Cheers,


Nick

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Thanks bud!

 

I would have loved the facelift (have had a couple of the new C's as hire cars and think the new look is sweet), however my budget would have only just stretched to mega-milers!

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

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Your E60 should indeed be a good deal for somebody as your posts show you've looked after it. Good luck with the Merc!

 

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I had the E350 saloon in that shape, it was the earlier engine but had all the toys like command, blinds, lane departure, high beam assist etc... and it was quite faultless. The engine was creamy smooth and the car did everything required. Plenty of space and I think merc have the comfort side of things sorted. I still came back to BMW as I'm just a BMW fan but I don't think you'll be disappointed. 

 

Congrats and i'm sure it'll serve you well. 

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Lovely - I hope it treats you well! I seriously considered one of these, but the F10 came up, and I couldn't say no!

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Thanks for the comments guys, and yep, really looking forward to picking it up next week.

 

@pidgeonpost, thanks, and yep, I hope the E60 goes to somebody who appreciates and looks after it, and I would have advertised it on here, but didn't have the time to wait for a sale, and I got just a little less than Autotrader's estimate for a private sale as the trade in, so can't complain.

 

@sanjx I looked at a few 350's as that was what the heart said, but the head was being sensible - I didn't even try one, as I knew I couldn't have not had it once I'd tasted it.

 

Funny you mention the comfort, as I was surprised at how comfortable it was, but still handled well... A VIN check shows it had the sport suspension option deleted and has the softer Avantgarde setup, which is fine by me!

 

@Calypso-E34 thanks bud, can't argue with your choice of the F10 as it's a lovely car, and if the right one came up for you, then perfect choice!

 

Have a great weekend all,

 

Nick

 

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