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Old 6th April 2020, 16:23   #91
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Getting closer and closer to the dream of a used Mini Cooper S.

Lots of bells and whistles.

Price is in the ball park - perhaps a tad higher than normal but to me the slight premium Is worth paying for the first class maintenance upkeep and care of that used car.

Will put out more details as and when...
Any updates on this ride?
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Get a BMW 320d (F30) you can get an early one in Delhi for about 12-14 lakhs but for outright performance my pick would be the BMW 530d (F10) it is reliable and you would never feel the urge for more power.

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....Now, I have been smitten by my friend's BMW 520d (same year 2013), however has 50k kms on clock. The guy is very particular about the servicing and maintenance and gets it done at the BMW authorised service centre. What attracts me in his ride is the sheer road presence, brand, extremely comfy seats, great ICE, safety etc.
I bought my 530d (F10) with 88k kms on the clock. The clock reads around 1.1lakh kms and it has been a blast to drive. All you need is a good mechanic who knows these cars because the BMW service chaps try to rip you off. One instance being a oil cooler gasket leak; Navneet motors did not bother checking where the leak lies and told that the engine oil sump, the oil cooler assembly and all the gaskets need replacement. Went to another mechanic who knew these cars well and he replaced just a gasket for 980 bucks labour was around 2.5k. Navneet motors had quoted around 2lakhs for the same job!

After a few parts like the front suspension, engine bedding, servicing the zf transmission.

I can say my 530 has been more than reliable and a pleasure to drive.

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Old 21st May 2020, 01:19   #93
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If you are okay, consider Skoda Superb Petrol MT. In another thread one member mentioned that he negotiated down to 12 lacs or something. In your budget, you can get less driven, 2016 model. If you manage to get this beauty by even 12-13 lacs, you still have buffer of 2-3 lacs for coming 3-4 years maintenance.

If you are considering Superb, to keep the maintenance costs in check, my advice would be, 1) it must be 2016 or later. 2) It must be petrol 3) It must be manual.

//Good luck.
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Hi all, what would be a fair price to offer for a 2010 BMW 330i, first owner and 48k kms with service records. The car is registered in Gurgaon.

Also, consider it was a CBU will it be difficult to source spares from places like Palika bhawan and Khan Market for this model?
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Hi all, what would be a fair price to offer for a 2010 BMW 330i.
Also, consider it was a CBU will it be difficult to source spares from places like Palika bhawan and Khan Market for this model?
2010 was when the generation changed from e90 to f30. Is this car the f30 (the one before the most current one)?. If so you should offer around 10-14 lakhs depending on the condition of the vehicle, also as this is a Gurgaon vehicle please check with BIRD Automotive regarding the service history and get a PPI done.

Spares would be easily available in Kashmere Gate and Palika Bhavan as the parts are shared among other cars in the bmw lineup.
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2010 was when the generation changed from e90 to f30. Is this car the f30 (the one before the most current one)?. If so you should offer around 10-14 lakhs depending on the condition of the vehicle, also as this is a Gurgaon vehicle please check with BIRD Automotive regarding the service history and get a PPI done.

Spares would be easily available in Kashmere Gate and Palika Bhavan as the parts are shared among other cars in the bmw lineup.
I think it was in late 2012 when the gen. changed from E90 to F30 in India.
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2010 was when the generation changed from e90 to f30. Is this car the f30 (the one before the most current one)?. If so you should offer around 10-14 lakhs depending on the condition of the vehicle, also as this is a Gurgaon vehicle please check with BIRD Automotive regarding the service history and get a PPI done.
This is the E90 330i with the 6 cylinder engine. The F30 was launched in 2012 with the 328i being the petrol option.
These engines (28i,30i) command a premium in the used car market compared to the run of the mill 20d / 20i engines, so that has to be factored in.



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Also, consider it was a CBU will it be difficult to source spares from places like Palika bhawan and Khan Market for this model?
Even though its a CBU, most reputed independent mechanics would be able to organize parts, though there could be a wait time for it.
Routine parts will be available easily, only engine specific may take a little more time.
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This is the E90 330i with the 6 cylinder engine....
Routine parts will be available easily, only engine specific may take a little more time.
Yes its the E90 330i with the 6 cylinder engine and has done 48000kms. Looks well maintained and the asking price is 11lacs which i believe is high as per Delhi prices. There are many ads on olx for 2010-11 model 3 series with asking prices of 6-8lacs.

I am looking for 330i/525i/530i models only because my running is quite low as I work from home and the car would be driven 3-4k kms annually. Am I correct in assuming that a 10 year old petrol BMW will require less maintenance than a diesel one?
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There are many ads on olx for 2010-11 model 3 series with asking prices of 6-8lacs.

I am looking for 330i/525i/530i models only because my running is quite low as I work from home and the car would be driven 3-4k kms annually. Am I correct in assuming that a 10 year old petrol BMW will require less maintenance than a diesel one?
Like I said earlier, a 330i in good condition is quite rare so it and has a fair amount of enthusiasts who would want one compared to a 320D, hence pricing could be on the higher side. Also, most 320Ds in Delhi would have to be re-registered outside or be axed in 10 years; so that doesn't help the resale value.
Best to look around and see what other E90 330is would be reselling at in other markets like Mumbai, etc.

It makes sense to get the petrol since it is a nicer engine than the 320D, especially given your running.
That being said - a newer F30 320D may be a more practical choice.

Regarding maintenance, the petrol should be lower on maintenance since there is no turbo, etc., But even the 320D is quite reliable in general.
More than engine, the other components are shared and various parts could start needing replacement due to age.

Do read up on common issues faced by owners globally to get a better idea, and also a proper report from a good and reliable mechanic so you know what to expect.
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Like I said earlier, a 330i in good condition is quite rare so it and has a fair amount of enthusiasts who would want one compared to a 320D, hence pricing could be on the higher side. Also, most 320Ds in Delhi would have to be re-registered outside or be axed in 10 years; so that doesn't help the resale value....
Do read up on common issues faced by owners globally to get a better idea, and also a proper report from a good and reliable mechanic so you know what to expect.
Thank you for the suggestions You are right, there are only 3-4 E90 330is available all over India on olx and all are in 10-14lacs range. I have also been looking for F30 328is but even those are rare. It seems that considering the diesels will actually be a smart and practical thing to do.
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