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Would you do it?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Dr House, 21 Jul 2006.

  1. Dr House

    Capodecina

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    Location: London / Prague

    One of my friends has offered me his BMW for half a million (£12k) which is exactly what I can sell my TT for. He is a diplomat so did not pay any tax on the car.

    At present I drive a 275 bhp convertible TT with lots of mods. My next car was going to be a M3 however I just cant justify that for at last another year.

    So would you do it?

    Here is the spc:

    Engine: 2.5 liters, 197 hp, Gasoline
    Speedometer: 41 000 KM
    Only one owner
    Diplomatic car
    Very good condition

    Equipment
    Titan silver metallic paint
    Black leather seats
    Automatic transmission
    Electric sunroof
    Automatic climate control
    Cruise control (tempomat)
    Xenon headlights
    Headlights washer
    Park Distance Control
    Lumbar support
    Multifunction “M” steering wheel
    Electric mirrors
    Foldable mirrors
    Radio/CD Player
    On board computer
    Powered steering wheel
    Adjustable steering wheel
    Heated seats
    Dynamic Stability Control
    Electric windows (front/rear)
    Outside temperature indicator
    ABS
    4X air bags
    Central door lock
    Immobilizer
    Winter tires
    Velour and plastic BMW floor mats
    All BMW services
    Service book
    Original BMW tools
     
  2. Pug

    Soldato

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    Location: Over there...

    i'd stick with the TT personally - unless you needed the space etc
     
  3. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    I'd go for the BMW but you've not actually told us what it is?

    Could we possible know whether its a 525i, 325i, 325Ci or whatever? Sport or SE? What year?

    And it isnt 197bhp its 192bhp.
     
  4. Dr House

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    Its a 325 As far as I know they don’t have a sport or SE model here. They have something called the M-Pack which I think is the same as a sport in the uk
     
  5. Hate

    Soldato

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    Posts: 7,175

    Location: Sussex

    nah, whats the point downgrading to 190hp?
     
  6. olv

    Soldato

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    Location: london

    Stick with the TT, more power and a nicer interior.
     
  7. merlin

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    Location: England

    No
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    How old is it? If its a 2005 or something its an incredible deal and well worth doing but if its a 2001 or a 2002 or something there would seem to be little point unless you particularly like it.
     
  9. Dr House

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    sorry i thought i also put the age in the post also.

    Its a 2004, I think he would take around £10.5 to £11k for it.

    It’s a nice enough car I was only really looking at it because it looks like a very good deal.

    My car is a 2002 but in reality it’s a 2001
     
  10. Dr House

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    oh im so tempted now he just put the price down to under £10k not bad for a 2004
     
  11. atpbx

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    I hate TT's so i'd bite both his hands off to get rid of one.
     
  12. [TW]Fox

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    I'd do it.
     
  13. silversurfer

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    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    A change is as good as a holiday :D
     
  14. tom_nieto

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    Location: Birmingham

    But your TT is so nice! You've spent a lot of time and effort on it. I definitely wouldn't get the BMW unless you need more boot space.
     
  15. Sequoia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

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    Agreed.

    But assuming Paras likes his TT or he wouldn't have it, I'd say the answer to his question is ... "Yes, ...... if you want to".
     
  16. Dr House

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    Well Paras really does like his TT however I have racked up 100 000 km on the clock and its 5 years old so Im doing the unthinkable and getting rid of a 275 bhp convertible in exchange for an old mans slow automatic. Will post a few pictures tomorrow.

    I am going to get rid of the golf first so I will keep the TT and the BMW for a while, but chances are I will get rid of the TT at the end of the summer also and just have the one car.

    I will post pics tomorrow.
     
  17. Dr House

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    anyone got any links with info on the 325?

    EDIT can someone tell me if my my audi alloys will fit on the BMW? they are 235/40/18 ET26 5 stud
     
    Last edited: 1 Aug 2006
  18. Jonny69

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    Aside from the machine gun holes down the side and the dodgy looking numberplate it's probably been really well looked after as a diplomatic car. And think of the possibilities on a diplomatic plate, you'll be immune from speeding fines, drink driving and a whole host of other driving offences :D

    Probably.
     
  19. Dr House

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    Hehe yah I know I have always wanted diplomatic plates not that I have ever taken any notice of Czech law. :)
     
  20. Dr House

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    Im just negotiating a deal on it now he is asking for £10 250 I trying to get it down to a ridiculous £9 250

    It’s a November 2004
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