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    Well..it's red, manual, high enough mileage and...

    Well..it's red, manual, high enough mileage and from a non franchise dealer . No mention of service history, and the 3 month (extendable to 12 or 24 mth) warranty won't be that great when it comes to...
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    Nice...they will usually extend the warranty,...

    Nice...they will usually extend the warranty, great they did it for you
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    Still going to be a saving of a couple of grand...

    Still going to be a saving of a couple of grand on Irish main dealer prices. I did ask a dealer here recently when looking at 330e's why they were so more expensive here than the UK even factoring...
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    You can negotiate a 2 year AUC warranty from UK...

    You can negotiate a 2 year AUC warranty from UK dealers, its up to them (their used car blurb states "minimum 12 month warranty"). In fact an NI main dealer offered me 3 year AUC warranty to get a...
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    Yeah, my current 5 series was a premium selection...

    Yeah, my current 5 series was a premium selection approved used one from a main dealer..and thankfully the warranty took care of all the issues its had over the last couple of years...I'd say without...
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    I'd only buy from a main dealer with a 2 year AUC...

    I'd only buy from a main dealer with a 2 year AUC warranty...will prob be 15% to 20% more expensive but will likely save you more than that over 2 years of ownership. A 2016 one will probably be...
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    Coupes are far more common and to be fair you can...

    Coupes are far more common and to be fair you can buy one quite cheaply. I'd have no interest in a coupe though, only saloon or touring, and after a good search, couldn't find anything at all decent....
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    Have a look in the UK at pricing, you won't be...

    Have a look in the UK at pricing, you won't be able to bring in one and VRT it for under about €11k
  9. Thread: Tubeless tyres

    by Don B
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    Take the tubeless valve out and put a standard...

    Take the tubeless valve out and put a standard tube in that you'd be carrying with you

    Sent from my SM-G955F using Tapatalk
  10. Thread: BMW 116d 2008

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    Assuming it's got average mileage up on it, the...

    Assuming it's got average mileage up on it, the timing chain will have needed replacing already.
    If it's not been replaced, allow for that cost..from about €1,200 say in an independent mechanics, or...
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    https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/201901244243457...

    https://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/vehicle/201901244243457?quoteref=843ce926-64a9-4b06-85c5-d945354b69e8

    Nice spec M135i in Bavarian in Belfast, same year and better spec than the beshoff one...would come...
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    Beshoffs have an M135i just in I see. Looks to be...

    Beshoffs have an M135i just in I see. Looks to be about €5k over what it should be though, and doesn't have a particularly good spec
    An M140i is cheaper to VRT and cheaper to tax (€570 compared to...
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    Double post

    Double post
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    A much rarer sight on the roads here, and far...

    A much rarer sight on the roads here, and far more exciting than a Golf R...more power, better sound track and 6 cylinders. They sound even better with an M Performance exhaust too

    Sent from my...
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    If you can push the budget a bit, go for an...

    If you can push the budget a bit, go for an M140i..you'll get a 2016 one in the UK for about 20k ish plus €10k Vrt
  16. Thread: Garmin Edge 520

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    SOLD Garmin Edge 520

    Might be of interest to someone? Garmin 520 - Used a handful of times, boxed and as new with the out front mount and stem mount. Selling only as I'm changing to a Garmin Fenix watch. Collection D4...
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    Ah gotcha apologies, kind of skim read

    Ah gotcha apologies, kind of skim read
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    Watching now on my LG smart TV - RTE player app...

    Watching now on my LG smart TV - RTE player app works fine
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    When I bought my old 325i in 2008 in the UK, the...

    When I bought my old 325i in 2008 in the UK, the VRT office in Santry had it down as a 2003 model, as it was first brought into the UK from Germany 6 months after it was bought there by a British...
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    I was told that strictly speaking VRT is charged...

    I was told that strictly speaking VRT is charged on extras on a diminishing scale allowing for depreciation on cars up to 4 years old
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    For Sale: Oakley Twoface Violet Iridium

    SOLD

    As new, completely unmarked and only worn once or twice (I've too many sunglasses). Bought from Oakley direct for €152 shipped. Asking €100. These could pass for brand new, box is even...
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    I think it's down to the type of car it is, I...

    I think it's down to the type of car it is, I have a manual 5 series and wish it was auto, but I bought from a main dealer and the 2 year approved warranty and low miles swayed my decision. Probably...
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    Replying as I've been looking for a similar...

    Replying as I've been looking for a similar vintage A6...being a manual doesn't help matters...It's priced similar to an auto model from a dealer imo. Needs to be cheaper to sell I'd say
  24. Thread: Whatcha ridin'

    by Don B
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    Ha good spot, yes it is. I've had both the 600ml...

    Ha good spot, yes it is. I've had both the 600ml and now the 750ml ones and they both stay in place perfectly. It's all to do with properly tightening the bolts. Used them on the old bike too and...
  25. Thread: Whatcha ridin'

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    Ha cheers, yeah it's pretty amazing to be...

    Ha cheers, yeah it's pretty amazing to be fair...really slack and long and is too quick for me on the descents really. Might change the brakes for either Hope ones or SRAM Code RSC....but it's all...
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