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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dergside Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-May-2010 at 23:18

Originally posted by kbannon kbannon wrote:

I like the red one in the UK that you linked to.

Slight price drop on this one.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-May-2010 at 00:32
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dergside Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2010 at 11:43

Link not working but I'm guessing its the '03 540 in Wickla?

If so, looks like a nice car but its a bit leggy for my liking. 

There was another '00 (IIRC) recently on there for buttons but absolute poverty spec for a 540, e.g. std cloth seats, etc.  If there was a history to back it up though, and you transferred some toys from your own car then it might be interesting.  It seems to be gone now though.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-May-2010 at 17:29

Yeah - the 540i.

Probably too thirsty for commuting around Dublin and IIRC the steering isn't as good as smaller E39s

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b318isp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2010 at 12:45
Any interest:

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/1305908

http://cars.donedeal.ie/for-sale/cars/1347363



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e39 523i SE.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2010 at 21:05

Brendan, both are nice but your first one was just sold.

Diarmuid, I saw that one before - quite nice

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peter Fenwick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-June-2010 at 12:47

Do all irish E39s have yelow indicators?

In the UK the facelift cars have clear indicators.

I've been thinking about an E39 530, again. May well go for an auto though as decent manuals are harder to find.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07-June-2010 at 23:06
No - the earlier ones after the facelift had different lights to the pre facelift but then they seem to have had another rework to all clears.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15-June-2010 at 22:52

Took this girl for a spin tonight.

Nice enough - seems quite clean. Imported from UK in Dec 2007.

  • Airbag light on.
  • No tax (€1k) (just got NCT
  • Crack/hole about an inch squared in the left side of the front spoiler
  • A few small scratches
  • very slight oil seep around rocker gasket (visible in engine pic)
  • Front mounted CD (wired up for multichanger)
  • No tape deck (to play my MP3s)
  • Wheels nice and clean with next to no marks
  • bodywork straight
  • leather clean

He is looking for €6,400.

What do you think?

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Looks good to me.  Assuming the mileage isn't an issue for you (not sure whether you plan on keeping this as long as the current one), then the couple of cosmetic issues are no major concerns at that price level.  You should know your way around these well enough to spot trouble.  Did you get the UK reg info?  If so, do a HPI just to be sure.

To sort out your MP3 prob, try one of these.  Mine arrived today, so if you give me a couple of days I can let you know that it works, but it allows ipod/mp3 connectivity as well as doing the Bluetooth thing.

http://caraudiosecurity.com/shop/product/products_id/10109.h tml

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote b318isp Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2010 at 08:43
Originally posted by kbannon kbannon wrote:

Took this girl for a spin tonight.



Aaaaagh! It's an auto! Doesn't look bad in the photos tho'.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2010 at 12:09

Unfortunately most post Y2K are.

Derg - does that kit have a jack socket - I've a Creative Zen Vision M which doesn't have bluetooth, etc.

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Literally just back in from picking it up from the installer.  At first glance it seems to have 2 or 3 types of jack, USB, Ipod, line, etc.  Away tomorrow but will report back in more detail Friday when I get a chance to have a proper look.
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e30 325iSE 2dr, 320i Conv, 320i 2dr, 316i.
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Killian,

Not sure if this is of any use but im doing a bit of work on a 01 525i M sport at the moment. Its a black manual example, im fitting a 28k mile engine (verifiable with history) and i will be selling it in a few weeks time.

It is black with grey leather, standard sport wheels, fairly high spec, has the M5 high gloss trim,electric seats, mfsw, etc. 113k miles. Will be on sale for 4250ono with a fresh NCT (none at present so will test it - not sure if it will get 2 yrs.)

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2010 at 23:37
Thanks Ben - change the leather for black and I'd consider it! Dunno if I could live with grey
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Nigel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-June-2010 at 23:44

K

If you find one in the UK that you want looked at ....just ask.

Same offer as always, fly in, I'll take you there if you prefer.

I've only had mine a week, it's possibly a bit older than you want, but so far I'm very impressed.

I wouldn't worry about fuel ( I can't do anything about Irish road tax of course), according to the data on autotrader, there isn't much difference between the 2.0, 2.2, 2.5 in both guises, 2.8 & 3.0.

So far my obc says 31.7, it was on 21.9 when I bought it (I zero'd it), the owner for the last 7 years had only covered 11,000 miles, so I guess it hadn't been out of town much.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ben O Brien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-June-2010 at 14:15

@ Killian, Will do if i can find black leather!

Will keep you posted.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dan39 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-June-2010 at 17:50

I know im a newbie but i have an 02 530i M-sport in black, full black leather interior, full service history (last 3yrs with AC, Richie knows and has driven the car) loads of reciepts. I'll try post a picture later but email me if you are interested

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kbannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18-June-2010 at 22:01
For once I'll allow it (I can bend the rules for myself). Stick the pics/details up
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