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Old 16th March 2010, 22:15   #16
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details of this car:

Parked at-Mercedes Dealership-T and T Motors, Okhla, Delhi. Single owned, black, Delhi Registration.
Those interested can go there and have a look.
Information posted after getting approval to post here. So no worries.

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Old 18th March 2010, 18:05   #17
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Any idea of how much a routine service of a 530D costs?
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Old 18th March 2010, 18:11   #18
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Any idea of how much a routine service of a 530D costs?
They charge close to 35k for an oil change !
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Old 18th March 2010, 18:34   #19
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How many people would rather buy this near 50k driven, V8 monster for around the same price as a brand new A4?

Its been 4 months since my A4 was ordered and since it is now delayed till April , I am seriously contemplating alternate options - and this option is worth seriously contemplating!

However, I have never bought a Used Car and always have felt a mind block towards the same - your opinions?
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It does depend on the person. As Sid rightly pointed out, in an era where purity is fast vanishing, this is the perfect time to enjoy a naturally aspirated beauty before their time is over. It will cost a bomb to maintain and even more to pay for your fuel bills but as an experience, I feel it is unmatched.

There are more practical options and ultimately it is mind vs heart. I would go for it provided I had the cash although I feel it is a bit overpriced. Something around 25-27 would really hit the sweet spot.
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They charge close to 35k for an oil change !
I don't buy that. Even if the tank capacity is 7 liters, that's 7,000 rupees tops (at MRP of Rs. 1,000 per liter). Throw in another 2 - 4 grand for the oil filter.

Major Merc services also run upto 35K, but they include oil changes, air-con filters, brake pads and the like. If BMW charged you 35K for a service, put up the invoice here. It's got to include other jobs.
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I don't buy that. Even if the tank capacity is 7 liters, that's 7,000 rupees tops (at MRP of Rs. 1,000 per liter). Throw in another 2 - 4 grand for the oil filter.

Major Merc services also run upto 35K, but they include oil changes, air-con filters, brake pads and the like. If BMW charged you 35K for a service, put up the invoice here. It's got to include other jobs.
GTO, I pay Zilch for my Beemer's, because both have the BSI packages for 5 years.

A friend was charged Rs. 35k for an oil change on his 530d, last year.
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A friend was charged Rs. 35k for an oil change on his 530d, last year.
I pay around $80-85 for a synthetic oil/filter change for my BMW which is also a 3.2 liter six. This includes resetting the ECU for oil chg warning.

Why on earth would anyone pay 10 times more.
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Ecclipse, please clarify with your friend on what services were performed for 35K. Or better yet, post a scanned copy of his invoice. It is IMPOSSIBLE that BMW will charge 35k just for an oil change. Again, the major services of Merc & BMW do touch 35K; however, they include other parts & services too (not just oil changes).
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There was a 2003 BMW 7 series ( petrol ) and other cars also for sale at the Saudi Arabian embassy alongwith the Nissan X-trail which i had bought. The embassy folks asked me i was willing to buy one of the other cars. Not sure if these cars are still available.
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GTO, just double-checked myself with the BMW service advisor today.

They charge 25K - for an oil change. He mentioned that close to 8 lts are consumed.
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The Badge on the steering says M, is this the M5?
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The Badge on the steering says M, is this the M5?
I think the owner has installed M Kit.
I read it somewhere in the post.
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There was a 2003 BMW 7 series ( petrol ) and other cars also for sale at the Saudi Arabian embassy alongwith the Nissan X-trail which i had bought. The embassy folks asked me i was willing to buy one of the other cars. Not sure if these cars are still available.
What other cars?? and are those LHD? (Since Saudi is LHD country)
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