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  1. cableguy

    E39 M5

    Just the usual Hexagon trick in trying to push market prices up. They did the same with the Z8 and actually succeeded. Nice low miles late car which will no doubt find a buyer, eventually... C.
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    New car purchased today!!!

    The car has only done 32k miles so unless there is evidence of any leak then i'd leave alone. Gearbox would probably benefit from a service at 100k miles or ten years old, whichever comes first. C.
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    ttrw2's 2001 Le Mans Blue M5

    A static plate is what you need. I have one on one of my other cars and was wary of it coming off at motorway speeds, however it's surpassed that speed and more. Recommended. Show Plate | Static Plates Awesome work as usual ttrw2. C.
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    New car purchased today!!!

    Same here albeit in 535i Petrol. A couple of miles or so and the gearbox is back to its almost seamless shifts. C.
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    Just a feeler: F11 535i sport touring - ideally manual!!

    I genuinely think you're going to pay a premium for a 535i Touring in petrol guise, they're few and far between so there will only ever be a handful to compare and view. It's a lottery with spec. I'd list your absolute must have's and anything else will be a bonus. Search for a Diesel and and you can pretty much choose your colour, spec and engine size. C.
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    Just a feeler: F11 535i sport touring - ideally manual!!

    Used Bmw 5 Series Estate 3.0 535i M Sport Touring 5dr in Slough, Berkshire | K and A Cars Ltd C.
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    My 540ix Bluestone Build

    Top job, liking them. BMW's recent fad with flat faced diamond cut & lacquered wheels really let their cars down IMO. C.
  8. cableguy

    Driving with two key fobs

    Shouldn't be an issue. I drove my car back from the Dealers with two keys in the car, has Comfort Access too. When anyone buys a new or used BMW with two or more keys, they are going to drive home with them in the car! C.
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    Educate me!

    Rather light on options... however a nice late 535i Petrol is a great car. C.
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    Educate me!

    Throw in a Leprechaun and we have a deal! C.
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    Educate me!

    How deep are your pockets... i'll sell you my full on unicorn spec... C.
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    Educate me!

    Agree it's pricey but it is an F11, much better looking than the G31 IMO. I tried a G31 540i before buying my latest F11 535i and preferred the earlier car in almost all departments. Don't like the comedy tablet dash, seats, 20" Rims and exterior styling on BMW's latest 5. F11 a much better looking car. C.
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    Educate me!

    VDC is a game changer IMO. My previous F11 was without and my current F11 has it and the difference is night and day. Does it need to be a 535i as this 520i Petrol has an awesome options list inc. extended leather to dash etc.: Used 2015 Silver BMW 5 Series F10 [Post-10] for sale | PistonHeads UK C.
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    BMW Warranty Latest Costs

    Mine lapsed on the 2nd Dec and they called me this morning. Rates are the same as quoted above and they are happy to sort on the phone when ready... no inspection required. C.
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    E32 740i with Hartge bits

    I have a set of those in 18's . Great build OP. C.
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    520i M50tu to 525i M50tu

    Bear in mind that the 2.5litre has about 30% more power & torque over the 2.0litre, I'd take a good look at the brakes. The 2.5litre car had bigger Discs & Calipers for that very reason. C.
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    F10 535i

    Nice looking 535i with some nice options. The ceramic finish on the controls is a lovely touch too and very rare. C.
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    What's a set of E39 19" alpinas worth these days

    Forget eBay prices, most of the plonkers on there seem to think anything with Alpina stamped on it has a higher value than Gold! e39 19's in very good or refurbished condition with caps & locks should be worth £1k to £1.5k and obviously a little more with tyres based on condition & make/brand. A new set of locks from Alpina will be approx. £130 to £150... C.
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    Looking to buy F10 Petrol

    I don't think it's bad money for a 2015 car with low miles... although lacking on options! Here's a later 2016 car with a few more options and lower miles: https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/10982766?cId=11037511&cId=10982766&cId=10912760&cId=10970133&cId=11045030&cId=10999683&cId=11022139&cId=11022151&cId=11022152&cId=10926578&cId=10926666&cId=10926667&cId=10927227&cId=10927719&cId=10927732&cId=11042524&cId=10957788&cId=10530906&cId=10927626&cId=10927783 C.
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    Looking to buy F10 Petrol

    A petrol f10/f11 is all about refinement IMO. My last Derv BMW was an lci e60 530d and whilst it was a great mile muncher with plenty of torque, the 535i Petrol i'm now running is a whole lot more refined, quicker and the later auto boxes are now so good. Options are personal taste, however from my experience, VDC or Adaptive Suspension is a game changer and drive so much better than a car without. HUD is a nice feature and pro (widescreen) nav is a great option too. Anything else the first owner optioned is just a bonus... C.
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    E61 535D SE

    If the F10 was an AGM Battery then that is a reasonable price AFAIK. Just checked eurocarparts for a price on mine and with discount it comes in at £278.99! C.
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    Just a feeler: F11 535i sport touring - ideally manual!!

    New listing and looks a great spec late car. Question mark over a repair but could be a good bargaining tool...: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-535i-Touring-M-Sport-Fully-Loaded-HUD-Pan-roof-EDC/293828386052?hash=item4469895d04:g:lY0AAOSwqTxfeIUu C.
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    Strong money - E39 M5

    Bodywork & repaint alone if done correctly would cost significantly more than £5k... C.
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    E61 535D SE

    Wheels are scabby and the discs look shot! Add in doom blue paint and no interior pics and you'd be mistaken for the Old Colonel is maybe past his best... C.
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    Just a feeler: F11 535i sport touring - ideally manual!!

    Black & Cream is a stunning combo on a Black car: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/202010084748007?make=BMW&advertising-location=at_cars&price-from=10000&model=5 SERIES&body-type=Estate&radius=1500&include-delivery-option=on&fuel-type=Petrol&sort=relevance&postcode=ts78jy&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&price-to=27500&page=2 Price is a little heavy for a pre-facelift car IMO, however it does tick a lot of boxes for someone looking for a Petrol 535i Touring... C.