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Offline Anderson

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« Reply #6325 on: Monday 28 October 2019, 01:59:29 PM »
What's my best bet for getting a replacement wing mirror fitted? Went down this morning the one on the side parked by the pavement's been smashed off. Evidently some scally's taken exception to it while walking by. :lol:

Will I need to go to a dealer, or could a garage potentially sort it out for me? Need it done by Thursday at the absolute latest.

Know of a decent garage in North Shields that done mine for half the price of other places last year if that's close to you?

Moving back from Liverpool to Newcastle Thursday, so was ideally looking to get it done before that drive, but looking fanciful atm.

Wouldn't care, had cars parked on the street in the city centre here for 4 years without issue (except getting my plates nicked once) and this happens on the last weekend. Typical. :lol:

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« Reply #6326 on: Monday 28 October 2019, 05:25:12 PM »
Some utter chief decided to kick a wing mirror off every car in our street a few years back.  Had a Toyota back then and my wing mirror survived his attempts.  Just a dusty boot print to show for his efforts :lol: 

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« Reply #6327 on: Monday 28 October 2019, 06:22:11 PM »
Some utter chief decided to kick a wing mirror off every car in our street a few years back.  Had a Toyota back then and my wing mirror survived his attempts.  Just a dusty boot print to show for his efforts :lol:

You really were lucky then. My old Corolla had its wing mirror writhed off by some charva scum a few years back and I could only get a  replacement by paying an arm and a leg to the main dealer.

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« Reply #6328 on: Tuesday 29 October 2019, 05:06:40 PM »
M4 is back at BMW as the park assist has failed ffs. Never buying a BMW again.


Get rid, new car having so many issues?

Looks like the next C63 AMG won’t be a V8 and more than likely the rest of the entire AMG line won’t be either soon after which is a shame, but not surprising. Here’s to artificial exhaust noises and no more V8s....
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« Reply #6329 on: Tuesday 29 October 2019, 05:08:01 PM »
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« Reply #6330 on: Sunday 17 November 2019, 03:55:26 PM »
Bored of the E63, had it 2 years now, looking to downgrade, maybe an S63, got my eye on one that was a mouth watering 140k new with 19k options added by the new owner. 4 seats though! Emailed the car dealer to see what kind of part ex price I’ll get for mine, I know I’m gonna take a massive hit, not as big as whoever first bought the S63 though. It’s up for just under 50k, 14 plate same as mine. 2 year tier one MB warranty 2k will need to be purchased, mine come with it free and I’ve recently had 1.7k of warranty work done so it’s a must. Even more so on an S class. Watch this space. Probably end in a divorce like, but hey... :lol:
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« Reply #6331 on: Saturday 23 November 2019, 09:09:36 AM »
Anybody ever had an Infinity Q30 ? I was doing some work for Nissan and the guys there said they haven't sold at all in the UK so you can get one with crazy specs for a cracking price, this one seems like a bargin

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911204564608?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=dh96yz&price-to=12000&radius=200&make=INFINITI&sort=relevance&page=1
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« Reply #6332 on: Saturday 23 November 2019, 09:41:12 AM »
Anybody ever had an Infinity Q30 ? I was doing some work for Nissan and the guys there said they haven't sold at all in the UK so you can get one with crazy specs for a cracking price, this one seems like a bargin

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911204564608?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=dh96yz&price-to=12000&radius=200&make=INFINITI&sort=relevance&page=1

It’s basically a Mercedes a class underneath with a different interior and body.

There’s a bloke on the Pistonheads forum constantly raves on about infinity cars. Some of the bigger models look amazing value when a few years old even though they might be trendy

For example look at this, fast, economical, luxurious and only 7000 miles on the clock.  If I didn’t need an estate for dogs I would seriously consider something like this.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911174457619?advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-desc&make=INFINITI&postcode=se62qr&price-from=16000&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&fuel-type=Hybrid%20–%20Petrol%2FElectric&radius=1500&exclude-writeoff-categories=on&maximum-mileage=80000&price-to=22500&page=1
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« Reply #6333 on: Saturday 23 November 2019, 09:55:14 AM »
Anybody ever had an Infinity Q30 ? I was doing some work for Nissan and the guys there said they haven't sold at all in the UK so you can get one with crazy specs for a cracking price, this one seems like a bargin

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911204564608?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=dh96yz&price-to=12000&radius=200&make=INFINITI&sort=relevance&page=1

Infinity have pulled out of Western Europe so that's probably why.  All operations end early next year

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« Reply #6334 on: Sunday 24 November 2019, 12:29:07 AM »
My uncle has an infinity, the big SUV. He’s a petrol head and with plenty of money. He currently has about 5 different cars, most of them for racing. His Infinity is used for most day to day activities, and he’s very impressed with. He says it’s one of the best built cars he’s had.

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« Reply #6335 on: Sunday 24 November 2019, 02:47:00 PM »
Infinity is an upmarket Nissan like Lexus is an upmarket Toyota. A huge number of car buying (or leasing) people in the UK are more interested in the brand name than anything else so they go for Mercedes, BMW or Audi when they want a saloon car. BMW 3 series outsold the Ford Mondeo in the UK back in the days you actually had to buy a car outright.
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« Reply #6336 on: Sunday 24 November 2019, 03:16:19 PM »
Anybody ever had an Infinity Q30 ? I was doing some work for Nissan and the guys there said they haven't sold at all in the UK so you can get one with crazy specs for a cracking price, this one seems like a bargin

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911204564608?advertising-location=at_cars&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&postcode=dh96yz&price-to=12000&radius=200&make=INFINITI&sort=relevance&page=1

It’s basically a Mercedes a class underneath with a different interior and body.

There’s a bloke on the Pistonheads forum constantly raves on about infinity cars. Some of the bigger models look amazing value when a few years old even though they might be trendy

For example look at this, fast, economical, luxurious and only 7000 miles on the clock.  If I didn’t need an estate for dogs I would seriously consider something like this.

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201911174457619?advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-desc&make=INFINITI&postcode=se62qr&price-from=16000&onesearchad=Used&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=New&fuel-type=Hybrid%20–%20Petrol%2FElectric&radius=1500&exclude-writeoff-categories=on&maximum-mileage=80000&price-to=22500&page=1

Didn’t know that, it looks better than an A Class and the build quality is probably equally or better too. Lot of car for the money.

Enquired about the S63 I had my eye on. Can I come and view it, well the boss is driving it at the moment, you’d have to leave a non refundable deposit and it can only be viewed out of office hours at his home address or we can meet you. We don’t keep our top stock on site. How many owners? We don’t know until we get the log book from the DVLA. I knew from my own checks of course, I just wanted to se what they knew about the car. Seems large gaps in MOT/Service history too. Probably a gangsters car!

There are some right dodgy so-called dealers around selling straight from their own house front door it seems. Knew it was too good to be true at that price, perfect colour, spec and age/mileage I’d want if I’m to get one too.

Stick to prestige dealers or main MB dealers only Chris!

Edit: Appears it’s been sold/or the listing was removed  :rolleyes:
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« Reply #6337 on: Sunday 24 November 2019, 07:31:26 PM »
Just placed an order on a Nissan Leaf.

In terms of range and infrastructure the time is right and in addition to environment it’s going to save us £350 a month plus take us right away from the Clean Air charges that are coming to most cities.
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« Reply #6338 on: Monday 25 November 2019, 12:38:30 AM »
Looked at that 16 grand Q30 and it was nearly 3k for insurance. s*** the bed.
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« Reply #6339 on: Monday 25 November 2019, 06:42:24 AM »
Looked at that 16 grand Q30 and it was nearly 3k for insurance. s*** the bed.

£353 for me, I think I might go and have a test drive.
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« Reply #6340 on: Monday 25 November 2019, 05:25:06 PM »
Whats the best spec and year you should be looking at on a q30

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« Reply #6341 on: Monday 25 November 2019, 06:06:57 PM »
I'm looking at a 2017 SE business executive
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« Reply #6342 on: Saturday 30 November 2019, 04:46:10 PM »
Anybody been to test drive or brought a Q30 then? I like the q50 but that's far to much

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« Reply #6343 on: Friday 3 January 2020, 10:09:45 PM »
Picking up a MINI F56 JCW tomorrow assuming its not a dog on arrival. Absolutely buzzing.
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« Reply #6344 on: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 12:43:21 PM »
Voluntarily terminated my PCP this morning for my 1 Series. £460 excl VAT they assessed the damage as which wasn't too bad. 3 1/2 year old car. The bloke said BMW will be in touch to finalise the amount and to settle the balance - he also said it's worth arguing as they might knock it down a bit.

Anybody done this? Is it worth an argue or will they say that's the damage costs no matter what?

I don't mind the figure considering I was paying £310 a month & £75 insurance monthly so will be financially laughing within two months or so.

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« Reply #6345 on: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 12:55:01 PM »
Reckon they actually do the repairs?

I got hit with a similar bill when mine got collected. Bloke collecting it let slip that it was on it's way to Scotland for an auction that day. God knows if it sold that day or not, but If it did, I highly doubt the repairs would've been done that day.

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« Reply #6346 on: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 01:15:44 PM »
I've no idea. I doubt they would fix all of the things I am paying for as some were so minor.

I did have to sign the V5 to BMW Financial Services so i'd imagine they will refurbish the alloys, give it a nice wash & polish then sell it within days at a showroom rather than auction - their interest rates for pre-owned will probably mean they'd make an extra couple of grand - this is me guessing though I am pretty clueless with cars.

Awaiting them to get in touch reference payment. My monthly is due 3 Feb but I have cancelled the direct debit in case they try to delay asking me to settle the bill...no way am I paying that when they are officially the registered keeper as of today.

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« Reply #6347 on: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 10:03:18 PM »
Voluntarily terminated my PCP this morning for my 1 Series. £460 excl VAT they assessed the damage as which wasn't too bad. 3 1/2 year old car. The bloke said BMW will be in touch to finalise the amount and to settle the balance - he also said it's worth arguing as they might knock it down a bit.

Anybody done this? Is it worth an argue or will they say that's the damage costs no matter what?

I don't mind the figure considering I was paying £310 a month & £75 insurance monthly so will be financially laughing within two months or so.

Can you not request through FOIA or whatever all records of repairs and who carried them out, at what cost and so on? I recently had some warranty work done on my car which the dealer tried to get out of and after a bit of fuss I’ve only recently managed to find out how much they ‘claimed’ they paid for parts, the exact parts numbers, the ‘claimed’ exact time spent on labour and even the names of the ‘technicians’ who carried out the work.

Basically my brake caliper had seized and they said it wasn’t covered under warranty, yet less than a month before it was brought to my attention that it was seized, they had given my car a full clean bill of health following a service, discs, pads, calipers etc. so I naturally said, a few hundred miles later, well why wasn’t it brought up then and that they didn’t have a leg to stand on. 17 hundred quid of warranty work done eventually covered under warranty.

I wanted to make sure they hadn’t just refurbed the caliper or fixed what they had originally claimed they were unable to do though and that they had actually replaced it which they claimed would cost 1k in parts and labour. Turns out they did and the caliper cost them direct from the manufacturer under 400 quid and not the 600 plus they quoted me. Still not as cheap as had I sourced the part myself!


Of course I got them to do other stuff for free to appease this angry customer of theirs in me...

Turns out I’m missing some boot trim around the hinges though since then which keeps out any air getting in from the outside, now I get a build up of condensation around my rear window from the inside which can cause failure with the rear electric roller blind... a 1k plus repair bill I’m told!

God knows what they’ve done with the pieces of trim, they probably forgot about it and binned them!

The same car in question, I part exed my old car against it which the dealer was quite frank in saying it would be loaded onto a flat bed and sent to auction (it broke my heart). I was able to find out where it went, dates etc. and even which dealer bought it and what they paid, they give me 6 grand for my old car part ex, it sold for a bit more and someone ended up paying 10k + for it. A car listed with the dealer as themselves having carried our certain things prior to sale which they didn’t, because I did.

Had I known who ended up buying it, I’d have told them and I do hope it ends up on the MB forum I’m a member of one dat being discussed by its owner so I can fill them in on it’s full history under me.

My own car, any work done on it I get as much info as I can and file it away so the next owner will know exactly what they are buying or not if it’s a private sale, if it’s through a dealer though I doubt such records will come with the car...

They have to provide you with all records as far as I’m aware!

Con artists most of them... set of c***s!
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« Reply #6348 on: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 10:15:04 PM »
In other news, my nephew now works for the Loyds group as a master valeter (from Audi to BMW), apparently he can get upto 25% off new cars in their stock/range and 10% used for family and friends, he was driving around in a new BMW X7 the other day and what a machine that looks had one of the Longstaff’s car’s in last week, a 1 series BMW M version tuned to f***! Me, I’m looking for a new (to me) car again :lol:
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« Reply #6349 on: Thursday 30 January 2020, 04:12:32 PM »
Has insurance gone up a lot across the board? Mine has gone up by over £150, can't see any reason. Even comparison sites don't deliver any savings.