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  1. Im thinking of getting some spacers to get the wheels to sit a bit nicer, especially for the Rear wheels which seem to sit quite far inside the arches. Does anyone know what spacers to get for front and rear, its all stock at the moment. I don't want any rub or anything too extreme just something os they sit a little more flush
  2. thanks guys! I haven't got too much planned for the moment because im pretty broke right now and want to put some money aside so I can maintain it properly and for when the water pump/thermostat fails. But I will put some roof mount bike racks on and am getting my apple car play headunit fitted soon as well. Transmission service getting done on Thursday.
  3. yes theyre amazing, i see you had an e91 as well
  4. thank you! im loving it so far, and its faster than i had expected because a lot of people told me 325is were slow, maybe they have driven too many 335is.
  5. Hello, Im new here, just bought my first bmw. A 2007 325i m sport touring. Its done 81,000km. Loving it so far, so much fun to drive. Heres a few photos i took the other day. Needs a few little things sorted out but i am getting that done next thursday. Cant wait to take this thing on some longer trips and backroads.
  6. elias

    E91 325i

    Ive kept an eye on trademe for similar wagons. Im not sure where youve seenany decent cheaper 325i m sport tourings. The other ones are all over $10k with similar miles/spec. Eg: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/325i/listing/2866137828?bof=eLcLhEV7 and thats the auction start price reserve not met. So im not sure ill find one any cheaper, plus with the silver 80,000km one i know what im getting because of the thorough prepurchase inspection by bavarian motors.
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    E91 325i

    right ok, thing is he originally wanted $9500 for it then i got the prepurchase inspection and "low-balled" him with $7500, he then said $8000 is the lowest hell go. they're only charging 220$ in labour but the $800 is excluding the leaking washer bottle, its for the rocker cover gasket, transmission serivce and coolant. The other shop wanted $700 for the transmission service alone.
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    E91 325i

    hmmm ok, its a decent spec though, msport, towbar, roofracks. Cant find anything else thats particularly interesting at that price and looks as good, the nice audis are all 11-14k. Any recommendations? Looking for a nice european station wagon that looks good, has got some power and is fun to drive.
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    E91 325i

    Ok so ive found a workshop thatll do the repairs for $800. So car will cost me $8800 all up, and then be in perfect condition mechanically. Its a pretty nice car imo. Is it worth it?
  10. elias

    E91 325i

    yeah id like to buy this one because he did day that is was a very good example apart from the things mentioned, which are just maintenace, normal wear items not neglect. its just a lot of up front cost for me. Will work out cheaper than any other comparable one for sure. Id like to DIY it, im pretty good with mechanical things, work as a bike mechanic in summer, and am studying engineering at uni, just don't want to mess up such a nice car. Also don't know what parts to get and where to get them from. Seems to be a lot of good indtructions though and the transmission service doesnt seem overly complicated. Can get the pan, filter and bolts for $130nzd and oil is a bit more difficult to find. Might be better to get a professional mechanic to do it though, ill try get some more quotes and see where i end up.
  11. elias

    E91 325i

    ok so i got the silver (low km) one checked by bavarian motors. They seem to really know their stuff. It cam back a bit disapointing, needs: - change coolant to "Blue" - transmission service - rocker cover gaset - bonnet struts - recode windows - clear firewall drains - leak in washer fluid bottle - battery is still original they quoted me about $1850nzd for this. The seller will only take $400 off the price because according to him all these things are optional/my preference hahaha. Can anyone do this stuff for cheaper? What happens if i dont do the transmission service? Thanks, Elias
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    E91 325i

    right ok. I might just get a bmw specialist to do a prepurchase inspection on the 2007 silver one and see what that come out like. Thanks for the link, but its got a lot of kms and is all the way down in wellington. Definitely worth considering though. Thanks for the help!
  13. elias

    E91 325i

    the lower kms one is 2007 the higher km is 2008. Leaning towards the lower km one, because i have a better idea of what im getting into and its got brakes done already. lower km one: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/325i/listing/2844265450?bof=GePNt0Ef higher km one: https://www.trademe.co.nz/a/motors/cars/bmw/325i/listing/2850698657?bof=x9eVtCHa ore 0745
  14. elias

    E91 325i

    indeed a lot to consider. The 81,000km one is in very good shape. Jap import in 2016, with 30,000km. Full service history, but nothing major has been done, only air filters, oil change and an airbag recall. No gaskets, starter, thermostat/waterpump. The 160,000km one i have no idea whats been done, no service history whatsoever. But its 1800$ cheaper. Seriously dont know what to do. The more i research, find out, the more difficult the decision becomes.
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