Discussion in '5 Series' started by Peter, Apr 11, 2019.
Well, that's makes a refreshing change. Have you been drinking Heineken?
You ca nt see the rust underneath or the worn gaiter when you drive it , and neither can anyone else , they re bugging you because you Know they are there . So long as it s safe, reliable, and not turning into a money pit , keep it . At the end of the day you d probably hand over a chunk of money to buy something that will probably go the same way in the end , unless you really do want a change of car of course . Am sure the next MOT Advisories , if any , will be a good guideline whether to keep it or not , good luck with it .
8 years and 53K miles, someone would get a nice car if you get rid.
Sometimes we just want a change and that's fine but it sounds like there isn't much wrong with it to force the decision.
I'm a huge believer in better the devil you know! unless you plan on something new and with warranty you could be heading for more hassle than what you have now.
ex fleet cars have had nothing spent on them and appear on forecourts with a bit of tyre black on them. I'm afraid modern cars from just about any maker are built down to a cost and what you have already got should be good for many more years.
For disclosure my e46 166K 14 years old is now on borrowed time - sad as its only vice is a dubious ebay abs sensor has just packed in after a year, I feel cheated out of the ten quid! I'm only getting rid 'cos my dad can no longer get out of it.
Agree with your reasoning. They all go the same way, just seems time passes so quickly, we get the new/nearly new car and think we are sorted for a long time ahead.
Nah! Draught Guinness.
how have your brake discs fared over the winter this year?
you were having serous rusting issues a couple of years back but if i remember correctly you may have replaced your discs since then
Put my E46 away at 14 years old as well after 10 years of ownership
. Mileage was 99.976 K when I dropped it off at Williams Liverpool .
Didn't have so much of an issue this winter, weather wasn't as severe. Plus car was used a bit more regularly, preventing too much rust build up. Did clean the front discs up a bit, when changing over to the summer wheels.
I know where you are Peter. The edge was taken off my car after it went into BMW for rust repairs on the doors and they ruined the vapour barriers which in turn flooded the car. It took months for them to fix it properly and by then I was fed up with the car and decided I wanted to change it, The rust was only going to come back too because they don't paint inside the doors when they carry out the repairs.
I swapped it for an X3 M40i and haven't regretted it one bit. I loved my F11 and sold it after 7 years with 49K miles on the clock. I looked at the new 5 but there was barely any change to the F11 and it certainly didn't warrant the price to change in mine or my wife's eyes.
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No ones buying new because they don’t really know what to buy... yet.... just keep hanging on for the kryptonite powered zero g... flying machine....!!!
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Wear and tear Peter. Nothing more. And some of it is covered.
Is the rust and bubbling covered? I got some bubbling on my 750 done under the original warranty, but was not eligible for some blackwork (not Shadow Line) that had started to flake.