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    2011 F11 530D Msport auto

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  1. Slime 500

    Heavy rain, Water leak

    I purchased a approved used 2011 F11 530d MSport from BMW Sytner Nottingham recently. On inspection, I noticed a number of minor issues with the vehicle and within 48 hours I had a significant amount of water in the rear passenger footwell. Thanks to the previous experiences and fine diagnostic efforts of the forum members, I found this thread. This has since been confirmed as the issue and resolved by BMW Ocean Torbay over the past two weeks, who have been great. Apparently the invoice was for about £2,000 inc the VAT, hire car, etc. I agree the yellow grommet should be a silent recall; my local Indy says he always checks this... At least I wasn't presented with the invoice.
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    Approved Used BMW - Catalogue of Errors!

    Thanks for all the responses so far. Its the first time I have bought a AUC car so I'm not fully aware of what to expect, not only with the vehicle, but also with the warranty. Having said that, I'm really pleased that the car has a BMW warranty as without it, I would have had to foot the bill for the yellow grommet issue. I take on the board the points about 'how' BMW deal with the issues raised. I will go back to BMW Emergency Assist regarding the damage by their contractor, they were the ones who chose him after all.
  3. I purchased a approved used 2011 F11 530d MSport from BMW Sytner Nottingham recently. Its a lovely car but.... I live in Devon, so agreed to meet at Sytner Mercedes in Bristol. On inspection, I noticed a number of minor issues with the vehicle and within 48 hours I had a significant amount of water in the rear passenger footwell. Thanks to the previous experiences and fine diagnostic efforts of the forum members, I found the yellow grommet issue thread. This has since been confirmed as the issue and resolved by BMW Ocean Torbay over the past two weeks, who have been great. Apparently the invoice was for about £2,000, including VAT, the hire car, etc. I agree the yellow grommet should be a silent recall; my local Indy says he always checks this... At least I wasn't presented with the invoice. I still have a few items that were never mentioned prior to purchase that I need resolving: chip to paintwork on boot, a loose SOS cluster and a lot of leaves in the bonnet strut scuttle area. I'm also out of pocket financially due a daily parking permit issue and have lost a lot of business time dealing with all this. To add insult to injury, when the vehicle was recovered by a local firm as appointed by BMW Emergency Services, the underside of the rear bumper was scratched when the chap drove it on to the low-loader. He admitted liability and we both took photos; he assured me this would be fixed. The owner of the recovery firm then calls me and suggests that the damage was there beforehand and caused by overloading the car and driving over speed-humps! What a shocking level of customer service to suggest I'm lying; my son and I both witnessed the damage being caused. I think they want to fill and spray the lower bumper, whereas BMW policy is to replace it. I have a long email and photos that I'm sending to BMW Customer Services, with a copy to Graeme Grieve, asking for them to commit to the repairs. Any advice or comments would be welcomed! Thanks very much
  4. Slime 500

    F11 Boot Liner & Roof Bars

    Thanks very much Order placed Simon
  5. Slime 500

    F11 Boot Liner & Roof Bars

    That’s great, thank you very much. I will order just the boot liner now, will that be £78.64 delivered? Thanks again Simon
  6. Slime 500

    F11 Boot Liner & Roof Bars

    Hi there. My chassis number is DV63071 Thanks Simon
  7. Slime 500

    F11 Boot Liner & Roof Bars

    Does anyone have a genuine boot liner or genuine roof bars for an F11 they would like to sell? Other than genuine BMW roof bars, can you recommend any others? Thanks very much
  8. Slime 500

    F11 Boot Liner & Roof Bars

    Hi there Please can I have a price for a genuine F11 boot liner and roof bars for a 2011 model. Many thanks Simon
  9. Slime 500

    F11 Buying Advice Needed Please

    That's really helpful. I guess the 6WA version shows a lot of detail when lit up; its just hidden behind the black. Do you know what Pre-LCi options were available?
  10. Slime 500

    F11 Buying Advice Needed Please

    Sorry, my previous post reads like gibberish! What I was trying to confirm is the dash spec. Is it: Standard (Dials) 6WA (Dials and part black panel) 6WB (Full black panel) Thanks!
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    F11 Buying Advice Needed Please

    So, excuse my ignorance, but is there a standard option that is now 6WA or 6WB? I take your point that a 6WA is a perfectly good setup, but do all 530/535 LCi cars have this? Just trying to understand what I'm looking for!
  12. Slime 500

    F11 Buying Advice Needed Please

    That's all very, very helpful. Trying to spot the different specs needs knowledge! I'm definitely after the MSport+ pack. The 6WB dash is very high up my list of priorities. I think that an LCi is becoming almost a certainty now as I will keep the car for a few years so would prefer mileage as low as possible. Although, I guess a 530d will fine over 100K miles? The new run flats are better than those on my E61 so I can live with those (I've driven a friend's F11 535d and that felt good) My E61 is Carbon Black and its great when clean, but agree hard to keep that way. Maybe dark grey or white is an option but not sure. The Imperial Blue Xirallic looks pretty good (at least on the web)
  13. Slime 500

    F11 Buying Advice Needed Please

    Thank for that. I would rather buy with it installed, don't fancy a retrofit! I will definitely be checking the extras, using the VIN decode if possible. So the facelift/LCI was 07/2013. That really helps. Now I know what age to look for. I drove my friend's 535d with the black panel. I knew it was fatal, I have to have one now!
  14. Morning all. I have an E61 550i and am looking to trade it in for an F11. I'd be grateful for some advice please. I'm after a 530d or 535d, in a dark colour, with paddle shift and hopefully a full black panel dash. What date did the full black panel become an option? Does a professional sat-nav include a professional sound sytem (i.e. midway between standard and Harman Kardon)? Many thanks. Simon
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