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Yes someone did well there, even with a few secrets to discover... a funny market at times...

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7 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

So what does the TM button and the knob next to it do?

Direct upload to TradeMe when you've got it home and realise that with unleaded 98 at $2.65+ you aren't going anywhere...

Or perhaps something to do with radar detector... but looks factory...?

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8 hours ago, Young Thrash Driver said:

So what does the TM button and the knob next to it do? Located where the front cup holders usually are.

I think T/M stands for traffic management in the UK, the knob allows you to scroll through UK maps. My M5 had it but was useless here so I removed it and fitted the cupholders again.

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Wow - smart buying at that price. Despite fairly high mileage, there are a lot of others in NZ with similar travel.  This one is in a desirable colour, is a facelift, and has the right specs. Why do you think it had a lower reserve than other cars in the market? Any issues or just a very motivated seller? 

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I think it sold for the "correct" market price. $18k the reserve would have been bargain buying. $20k ideal and $22k a top dollar price.

Nice colour, good options and facelift, has a europlate and michelin tyres, looks to have been well cared for during long ownership properly used.

It would be the perfect car to actually use and enjoy without worrying about it every time you park it somewhere.

kms are highish for NZ standards but nothing in the grand scheme of things, 125k miles is nothing 

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I agree it's around the right price.  The other 30-40k cars are dreaming.  Same as the 65k e61.

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2 hours ago, qube said:

I think it sold for the "correct" market price. $18k the reserve would have been bargain buying. $20k ideal and $22k a top dollar price.

Nice colour, good options and facelift, has a europlate and michelin tyres, looks to have been well cared for during long ownership properly used.

It would be the perfect car to actually use and enjoy without worrying about it every time you park it somewhere.

kms are highish for NZ standards but nothing in the grand scheme of things, 125k miles is nothing 

This. I was thinking Max (where has he gone??) should buy it to preserve the km on his one.

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Question for you guys then (now that you mention Max). What is the market value for a NZ new car with similar mileage to Max’s - without a rebuild??? Curious to hear your thoughts... 

 

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PFL pre 2000 with high mileage - $15-18k

PFL pre 2000 with average mileage well optioned and maintained $17-21k

FL 2001+ with high mileage but well optioned and maintained - $18-22k

FL 2001+ with low mileage well optioned but reregistered - $26-30k

FL 2001+ with average milage well optioned well maintained no accident history - $30k

FL 2001+ with low mileage well optioned well maintained no accident history - $32-36k

 

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Which M cars do you guys reckon will actually acquire the classic status in the future?

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42 minutes ago, J~~ said:

Which M cars do you guys reckon will actually acquire the classic status in the future?

E28, E30, E31, E34, E39, E46, E90. 

Fs are too new

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18 hours ago, eliongater said:

I think I know who it is too

Aaron from Porirua?

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1 hour ago, m325i said:

Aaron from Porirua?

As in I think I know which Aaron from Porirua haha

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That e60 is a bit of a deal.  Unique colour combo.  

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1 minute ago, GorGasm said:

That e60 is a bit of a deal.  Unique colour combo.  

I think its a nicely spec'd e60 m5 and very well priced. 

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6 minutes ago, qube said:

I think its a nicely spec'd e60 m5 and very well priced. 

The only car faster for the money was my old E55 😛

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cant go wrong with a nice W211

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1 hour ago, qube said:

I think its a nicely spec'd e60 m5 and very well priced. 

not sure if I'd consider buying an e60 from that dealer, service history absent on most of their vehicles...

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10 hours ago, qube said:

cant go wrong with a nice W211

It's all peachy until you get to a corner.  The handling ruins the car.

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tell me about it. Used to have an E350, brilliant V6 engine but handles like a boat. cant imagine the E55/63 being much better being even more powerful

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