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  1. balancerider

    My 6-er is getting a big brother/sister

    Looks like it's from Singapore? so maybe multiply that by 5 to get the price in SGD
  2. balancerider

    My 6-er is getting a big brother/sister

    Are you BP's best customer with that fleet?
  3. balancerider

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    The other cars around that particular house included a C63 AMG sedan and a nice early 90's Merc 250TE estate as well. Good taste in cars
  4. balancerider

    SPOTTED! The official thread

    Nice green 525ix E34 touring!
  5. balancerider

    New-ish member in the 'Tron

    Same to you Pete!
  6. balancerider

    New-ish member in the 'Tron

    It's nice and clean, courtesy of a service from Winger BMW so thought I'd add another pic
  7. balancerider

    Random (BMW) pic of the day

    OOOH New G20 3 series!
  8. balancerider

    E91 Air Conditioning Issue

    Hi Sven - I had a similar issue after unplugging my aircon unit to remove a Dension system. I took it to @HELLBM who cleared a bunch of codes (I think caused by unplugging things with the battery connected) and it then ran fine.
  9. balancerider

    I'm back...

    Diesel 3 series in your price range will be fairly high km E91 320d - not inherently a problem as the N47 is pretty strong but there are reports of timing chains shitting the bed which is an engine out ($$$) replacement job. You should be able to find a nice pre-facelift 325i touring (2006-2008) which has the N52 engine, price is similar to a 525i probably but the 3 series are a bit more involving to drive
  10. balancerider

    moon mileage...

    The advantage of the Sytner one is that if you wanted to, you could keep it under BMW Warranty forever. Surprises me there isn't an NZ equivalent given there seem to be a lot of people with aftermarket warranties.
  11. balancerider

    BMW E38 M7... kind of

    I do like it. But 58k US will also buy a 2018 M3
  12. balancerider

    moon mileage...

    As an ex- Alpina UK employee owned car, you'd hope it had been serviced appropriately (no guarantees i guess). It must be ok to be sold as an approved used car through a main dealer though.
  13. balancerider

    moon mileage...

    OK not trademe - but 340000km in < 5 years is good going even with a heavy dose of motorway / autobahn. doesn't look to have had a tough life but >40k seems expensive given I got a 1 year old 335d with 10000 miles for just over 50 landed. https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201902014494028?radius=1500&amp;make=BMW&amp;model=ALPINA D3 BI-TURBO&amp;postcode=n15en&amp;onesearchad=Used&amp;onesearchad=Nearly New&amp;onesearchad=New&amp;advertising-location=at_cars&amp;sort=price-asc&amp;page=2&amp;modal=photos
  14. balancerider

    E87 130i - How is it as a daily?

    M135/M140i with adaptive suspension?
  15. balancerider

    The new BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M Competition

    I can only assume that the X4 sells in droves somewhere with questionable taste (US / China /Middle East spring to mind) to justify making an M version? I don't think I saw any in Europe last time I was there (plenty of X1/X3/X5 and 3/5 series though)