335i Touring from VW R36...

335i Touring from VW R36...

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Sir_Dave

1,475 posts

177 months

Tuesday 15th June
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This one looks fantastic, great price as well i think: https://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/threads/2009-bmw-e9...

Teepot

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106 posts

37 months

Thursday 17th June
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Sir_Dave said:
This one looks fantastic, great price as well i think: https://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/threads/2009-bmw-e9...
Thank you Dave!

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Thursday 17th June
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It’s a goner frown

Thanks again for the heads up. The search goes on! smile

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Morning all smile

There’s a 335i on at the mo with a 5 year gap in MOT history (‘14-‘19) with 20 odd thousand miles put on in that time, no export market on HPI, and was with the same owner the entire time.

Second (current) owner doesn’t know why this was, assuming the first owner hadn’t forgot for four years whats the most likely explanation? My guess would be moved to Northern Ireland? Not a deal breaker for me albeit a slight red flag.

RUSSELLM

5,744 posts

214 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Does the service history and repair receipts look genuine, or are they missing for Four years too ?

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Wednesday 7th July
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RUSSELLM said:
Does the service history and repair receipts look genuine, or are they missing for Four years too ?
A print out from the BMW dealer detailing regular visits up until 2014, and then nothing.

It’s a bit weird but admittedly I’ll be buying/not buying on condition anyway. Just thought one of your good selves might have a possible thought as to why smile


Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Wednesday 7th July
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RUSSELLM said:
Does the service history and repair receipts look genuine, or are they missing for Four years too ?
A print out from the BMW dealer detailing regular visits up until 2014, and then nothing.

It’s a bit weird but admittedly I’ll be buying/not buying on condition anyway. Just thought one of your good selves might have a possible thought as to why smile


Court_S

5,259 posts

144 months

Wednesday 7th July
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How far away is the car? If it’s not too far I’d definitely go and see it if it ticks the other boxes.

Have you paid for a v check or similar?

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Court_S said:
How far away is the car? If it’s not too far I’d definitely go and see it if it ticks the other boxes.

Have you paid for a v check or similar?
Yer carried out a HPI check, nothing untoward on there.

It’s a bit of a slap but worst case I’ll walk away, no big deal for me.

bodhi

6,524 posts

196 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Did it spend those years on a Private Plate? They seem to cause all sorts of issues with MOT History etc, especially with BMW themselves.

RUSSELLM

5,744 posts

214 months

Wednesday 7th July
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Uninsured damage , very slow repair ? smile

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Wednesday 7th July
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bodhi said:
Did it spend those years on a Private Plate? They seem to cause all sorts of issues with MOT History etc, especially with BMW themselves.
I thought that at first but HPI says no plate changes!

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Thursday 8th July
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So a Vcheck has revealed the vehicle was in fact exported at some point which would explain its disappearance from the MOT register in 2014.

Quite impressed with Vcheck actually. Never used it before and it has also revealed the car was bought at auction by the current owner. How the plot has thickened.

Annoying as I was all set to head off in the morning to complete the purchase.

Court_S

5,259 posts

144 months

Thursday 8th July
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Teepot said:
So a Vcheck has revealed the vehicle was in fact exported at some point which would explain its disappearance from the MOT register in 2014.

Quite impressed with Vcheck actually. Never used it before and it has also revealed the car was bought at auction by the current owner. How the plot has thickened.

Annoying as I was all set to head off in the morning to complete the purchase.
VCheck is well worth it.

When did the current owner buy it? Guessing he’s either tying to flip it for a quick profit or he’s realised it’s a nail.

Sir_Dave

1,475 posts

177 months

Friday 9th July
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VCheck is absolutely brilliant compared to HPI etc. Some of the things it pulls up re: non recorded crash damage are deeply concerning as well - it links to salvage auctions photos so tou can see how badly smashed up that “hpi clear” car was 6 months ago!!

Court_S

5,259 posts

144 months

Friday 9th July
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Sir_Dave said:
VCheck is absolutely brilliant compared to HPI etc. Some of the things it pulls up re: non recorded crash damage are deeply concerning as well - it links to salvage auctions photos so tou can see how badly smashed up that “hpi clear” car was 6 months ago!!
Yeah, there’s a thread on BabyBMW and it’s unearthed some absolute horrors.

Teepot

Original Poster:

106 posts

37 months

Friday 9th July
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Vcheck showed a everal photos from when it was up for auction up north somewhere, but no details as to why it ended up there in the first place.

I’ve swerved it as a result; lack of history just isn’t sitting right with me. Gutted as I was all set to finally getting to know a 335!

The hunt goes on laugh

sortedcossie

286 posts

95 months

Friday 9th July
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Have you got a link to it?

Teepot

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106 posts

37 months

Friday 9th July
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Not to hand but it’s on eBay currently.

Graphite on a 57 plate. Nice options.

ScottJB

258 posts

110 months

Friday 9th July
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Teepot said:
It’s a goner frown

Thanks again for the heads up. The search goes on! smile
Sorry that was me.

If it's any consolation, i'm now selling my other E91 335i Manual that it replaced!

https://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/threads/e91-bmw-335...


Edited by ScottJB on Friday 9th July 19:06


Edited by ScottJB on Friday 9th July 20:38