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Old 31st January 2018, 12:36   #856
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If you finally decide to get this
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at max this car is worth 11-12 lacs
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Might be worth a look if you get it for a good price.
The owner has decided not to part with the car. Thanks everyone for your response. Maybe I will increase my budget to 20-23 Lakhs and look for a F10 530d Msport or the F30 320d LCI.
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Considering many people come to this thread for F10 advice, sharing a link of a monster in case someone is interested and has the budget.


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Old 2nd February 2018, 09:39   #858
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Considering many people come to this thread for F10 advice, sharing a link of a monster in case someone is interested and has the budget.


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Asking price is too high for something that's been given the beans for almost 60000kms with multiple brake pads blown and probably a suspension change too and with 2 owners. Remember this car was 98 Lacs ex showroom in 2012.
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Considering many people come to this thread for F10 advice, sharing a link of a monster in case someone is interested and has the budget.
That's my dream car right there, a car that will wipe decades off my age and make me feel young again. Now, if only I had the ₹₹

But seriously, on the face of it a 5 year old M5 that's run 57K kms with 2 owners may be asking for trouble. I don't know but it makes me feel uneasy.
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Considering many people come to this thread for F10 advice, sharing a link of a monster in case someone is interested and has the budget.


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I know the guy selling this car quite well. If someone is seriously interested PM will get you in touch.
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Old 3rd February 2018, 10:00   #861
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Asking price is too high
The asking price for big engined, niche cars should only be seen as a 'suggestion'. They are hugely bargainable. There have been M3s & M5s on sale for 1.5 - 2 years, with frequent price cuts and no buyers.

Just wondering though where one would enjoy an M5 as I find the 530d to be too fast for Indian roads. Even today, given the choice between a 5 year old M5 & 1.5 year old 530d, I'd pick the latter any which day.

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I must add that it's sibling - the 530d - is quite a sedan in its own right. A more practical car, that 6-cylinder diesel also has more power than you'll ever know what to do with (in India) and sips the cheaper fuel too! It's priced 1/2 as much and will be as quick in any point A -> point B drive in India, including expressways.
Our friend Clarkson made a similar statement on Top Gear about the F10 M5 & 530d.
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Last months ACI has an article on "Buying a pre owned M5" aptly titled "Heaven and Hell". The car under review was available for 25-30 lakhs albeit the 2005 E60 M5 with S85 engined V10. What was interesting was the advice on the pluses and minuses of buying such a car.

Quoting from the article - "Owner's tearing their hair out in frustration is just Level One. Then there's Level Two and Level Three and that's what gets people to cut their losses and sell their cars."

As he adds: "Locating a workshop that has successfully handled an M5 before is an important prerequisite. Successfully being the operative word. Or else it would empty your wallet in a flash."

Buying an M5 on a budget needs serious thought - there's no doubt that 25 lakhs for an M5 sounds just too good - heck it's even less than some variants of the Octavia!

Just be prepared for Heaven and Hell.

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The car under review was available for 25-30 lakhs albeit the 2005 E60 M5 with S85 engined V10.
Can't recommend that car at all. Among other things, its gearbox was a nightmare. There's an E60 M5 that's been on sale in Mumbai since 3 years, and yet no buyers!

In other news, a cat has ripped apart my car cover at the front & back. Will get it stitched up.
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This sure is going to make you happy GTO

Jeremy clarkson reviewing the new Audi A8
https://www.driving.co.uk/car-review...i-s8-plus/amp/

“I still maintain, though, that no one who buys a vehicle of this type is that interested in cars. It’d be like going on a cruise liner because you enjoy sailing. If you do enjoy driving and you want a big car, get a BMW 530d. If you just want somewhere nice to sit after a hard day in the office, the Audi’s fine.”
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This sure is going to make you happy GTO

Jeremy clarkson reviewing the new Audi A8
https://www.driving.co.uk/car-review...i-s8-plus/amp/

“I still maintain, though, that no one who buys a vehicle of this type is that interested in cars. It’d be like going on a cruise liner because you enjoy sailing. If you do enjoy driving and you want a big car, get a BMW 530d. If you just want somewhere nice to sit after a hard day in the office, the Audi’s fine.”
OT: I was looking for the reference to 530d and then realised that the link indeed was of 2016 Audi S8; not that it made any difference

https://www.driving.co.uk/car-review...-2018-audi-a8/
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If you do enjoy driving and you want a big car, get a BMW 530d. If you just want somewhere nice to sit after a hard day in the office, the Audiís fine.
Clarkson appears to be a big fan of the 530d. I remember when they were discussing the F10 M5, he said that the 530d has gotten so good that it makes a lot more sense than an M5.
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In other news, a cat has ripped apart my car cover at the front & back. Will get it stitched up.
Was the cat searching for a rat?! do check if some enemy infiltration has happened or not
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They are now selling this through their dealership. Costs Rs 950/- per bottle. I am trying this in my X1.

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I was never informed about adding an additive to diesel at the time of purchase of my X1 last year. The SA informed me it is advisable to use as diesel quality here is not that good. Better pick up, vehicle functioning etc. What are the pros and cons of using this? How often should one use diesel additives ? and can i buy after market additives instead of from the dealership ? Any info would be highly appreciated.

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Better pick up, vehicle functioning etc.
Have used certain times, too hard to tell. But I don't keep most of the cars too long so cannot comment on any longterm gain. No harm in using occasionally, say after every 2 or 3 Tank fulls.

and can i buy after market additives instead of from the dealership ?

Better avoid and stick with their product unless some have a definite first-hand experience otherwise.
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I was never informed about adding an additive to diesel at the time of purchase of my X1 last year.
If anyone feels any difference from a fuel additive, it is perhaps the best example of the 'placebo effect'.

I have never used any additives in my German / any cars. Pure, unadulterated diesel is the best diet you can put her on. Find & stick to a good pump (preferably company-owned & company-operated).
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