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  1. SmithyInWelly

    X5... hmmm... thoughts anyone?

    The colour bothers me less than those wheels (and the obligatory JDM monsoons).
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    1995 E36 328i

    I like it - jeez I wish someone would buy mine. In the meantime, GLWS!
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    335i E91 β€œstuttering β€œ at 2000 rpm

    I took mine to a euro "specialist" in the Hutt and didn't have a great experience - following stuff I've gone to Winger and they've been fine (also sorted MBI work too). YMMV.
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    330ci low km?

    I wonder what the sellers expectations are? GLWP!
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    2001 E39 530i Touring motorsport

    It's a lovely wagen; if someone bought mine I'd buy this in a flash - GLWS!
  6. 1- Yes, go with the independent.2- Can you predict the future? In general, yes - it will give you peace of mind.3- It seems a little optimistically priced (you could get my e92 330i for not much more πŸ˜€) 4- (and most importantly) how are you going to use the car and does that suit a diesel? Are you better with a petrol? Or another type of vehicle with likely running costs? Follow your own instinct.
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    2006 NZ new E91 330i - $8k

    So due to redundancy I *need to find a new home for my e91... it's NZ New, is approaching 190km... runs well, everything works - no warning lights (aside from a rear lamp which I'll sort out next week). All original books/manuals and a decent bit of service history - two new Bridgestone RE003's on the rear last month, service done at Winger BMW in January. Originally sold new in Dunners, I bought it from a dealer in Auckland and look to be the fourth private owner. There's a year left on a transferable Janssen "Ultracover European" MBI. It's in good nick but is a 12 year old car that's used daily, she's no garage queen. VIN is AF81035 so check out the specs - it's pretty standard NZ non M-sport spec for the era (no iDrive). Selling to downgrade to something cheaper to buy/run... so if you have something $3-5k and want to upgrade to a practical reliable Bimmer wagon - hit me up. My hope is I'll pick up a new role before selling but it is what it is and cash talks... I can (and will) buy again once the income is re-established. Oh, and price - no, I don't need to give it away and nor am I going to. If you're a serious buyer now is the time to strike; the more time/money I put into it the more likely I'll want to keep it, and the more likely I'll have a new job/contract meaning I don't need to sell. Looking at Tard Me is fraught with danger and a serious lack of realism but 330i sedans with similar mileage (dreamers aside) are $6.5 to $7.5; this being an NZ one with some history, an years MBI, and a touring with wikkid az tints and fully sik magz I reckon $8k is good buying - which is a LOT less than I paid for it under a year ago (I know, that's irrelevant lol). So there it is - if you're keen I'm located in Whitby, but will have time from next week to bring it to you if you're in Wellington, Porirua, or the Hutt. If you're keen - give me a shout. Cheers Cory *don't actually "need" but it's the sensible thing to do.
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    2006 NZ new E91 330i - $8k

    Still for sale... any takers? I've subjected myself to the Facebook Marketplace - please don't make me stoop to Tard Me πŸ˜› Any genuine offers considered - including a trade down (ie: cash my way).
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    E36 prices are on the move...

    Looks like they're on the rebound back up following the E30's: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1756592930.htm?rsqid=4503e718c77641af8d2623f1524180ba
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    2005 325i E91 Wagon (accident damaged)

    All good mate... cars come and cars go, it's people that matter. Mostly πŸ˜›
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    2005 325i E91 Wagon (accident damaged)

    Sorry to see Kyu - hope everyone involved is ok. GLWS
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    Quick rant thread.

    Learning & development, and account mgmnt roles/contracts.
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    Quick rant thread.

    Recruiters* W the actual F. *no, not all of them - but evidently the majority.
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    Hello from a newbie

    Welcome! E91's are certainly the biz (even those without hairdryer's haha).
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    Where did the E39 M5 thread go?

    Shame you can't ask a question on the listing... 🀨
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    2006 NZ new E91 330i - $8k

    Ok, this is my last shot - this redundancy thing is beginning to bite; I'd be thrilled if someone wanted to take this off my hands so I can downgrade to a $3k runner until I've got a proper income again. As I said it could do with a little work but it's too good/nice a car to go wasted and I'm not sure when I'll be in a position to give it the love and attention it needs. Winger Bimmer when they did the WoF said it's got some minor oil leaks/seeps - they've said it's an $1800 fix - but for some of you it's probably a DIY job and much less. I've seen no leakage on driveway or loss of oil myself, so it's not major - but the sooner it's dealt with the better. In addition it could do some wheels being refurbed due to curbing; and the hatch struts are due for replacement (still functional, but pretty heavy). This is why I had it priced as I did - thinking it would represent good value for someone who could do the work themselves. As noted earlier - she still drives beautifully (and that sound...) and I'd be gutted if it got to a point where she didn't; and I don't have the $$$ to fix her. So if you're even remotely interested - give me a shout, and I'm sure we can work something out. Would consider a trade for something cheaper (tho reliable - and yes, I realise that puts fast/ish out the window lol) and some $$$$ my way. Cheers
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    New BMW in Wellington! E39 530i

    Welcome Bozza; no relation to Bosnich then? haha - I recognise where those pics of Jane were taken only too well! Shame about the Alfa - I had a (poxy) 147 and to this day it remains one of the sweetest driving manual cars I've ever owned... it's a duty to tick the Alfa box at some point! Enjoy!
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    First euro - Hi From the Wairarapa

    G'day and welcome Steve - nice wee wagon (well, not literally)... have been thinking about one of these for my next upgrade. I bet it's a blast over the hill!
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    heaps of fun for 15k!

    So... if you had $15k to spend and wanted fun (or 4 exhausts) then this would be at/near the top of the list. Of course, if you were all about pace you'd go a 335 and hope it didn't lunch itself (cos you'd have nothing left for maintenance/upgrades).
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    2006 NZ new E91 330i - $8k

    Yeah, it's got a few wee things that could be done but it's not worth my time (well, money lol) whilst I'm not employed. May do the TM thing πŸ‘
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    2006 NZ new E91 330i - $8k

    No-one needs a little work wagon? Or a great platform for an S65 swap
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    Coming soon - Looking to buy E46 330i

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    Coming soon - Looking to buy E46 330i

    Go an e91... I know of one that's available
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    Reasonably priced E30

    Sure, no Msport/Mtech bits but looks a well cared for NZ new 325i... at a seemingly reasonable price. Would be a great little daily or a base upon which to "make it your own" if desired: https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-cars/bmw/auction-1700645905.htm?rsqid=4149b90697854acbb6af65227460cd2d
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    2006 NZ new E91 330i - $8k

    Any interest at all?... would consider reasonable offers (that's my idea of reasonable - not necessarily yours; haha) 😝