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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Bargainous Barge  Reply with quote

OK, it's missing a service or 2 but this looks like a lot of car for the cash. Perhaps get a thorough checkover before buying.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/222121102238
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm tempted to suggest even at that price it's on the steep side.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
I'm tempted to suggest even at that price it's on the steep side.


Retail £12500 ish
Private £9-£11K so you are probably right although it was the cheapest F10 of that spec I could find.

Seems used prices have taken a tumble then as it's only £3K more than I sold my 2006 Merc for 12 months ago.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have had that down as an £8k car. It's very high mileage (I know it's not really but the buying public doesn't think so) and an undesirable spec being petrol and non M-Sport.
However, every time I look at the prices of barges like this I am reminded of the Audi A8 Avant they never made. When they were first mooted I was looking forward to prices dropping like stones.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MILEAGE 131016, 1 OWNER FROM NEW,MOT MARCH 2017,BMW SERVICE HISTORY(5 STAMPS,LAST SERVICE 96770 ON 07/10/14,

With 131k on the clock and no service history for the last 18 months and 35,000 miles, he still wants £10k?  
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
I'd have had that down as an £8k car. It's very high mileage (I know it's not really but the buying public doesn't think so) and an undesirable spec being petrol and non M-Sport.
However, every time I look at the prices of barges like this I am reminded of the Audi A8 Avant they never made. When they were first mooted I was looking forward to prices dropping like stones.


A7 Sportback on my list too. Heading nicely towards £10K
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree that it's a couple of thousand too much and I'd be very worried about the service history, but it is a lot of car for £10,000. †There was never a luxury edition, but it's a good spec.

I found the A7 to be a huge disappointment.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PG wrote:
MILEAGE 131016, 1 OWNER FROM NEW,MOT MARCH 2017,BMW SERVICE HISTORY(5 STAMPS,LAST SERVICE 96770 ON 07/10/14,

With 131k on the clock and no service history for the last 18 months and 35,000 miles, he still wants £10k? †


So that's two turbo's with the same oil going around them for 35k? Ticking time bomb, shame as with a service at 110-115k it would be a peach
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martin wrote:
I agree that it's a couple of thousand too much and I'd be very worried about the service history, but it is a lot of car for £10,000. †There was never a luxury edition, but it's a good spec.

I found the A7 to be a huge disappointment.


At £55k perhaps, but not at £10k.

Having been a passenger in my father's one, which is mega-diesel version but in some sort of Luxury spec rather than S-Line, I confess it's jolly nice. Has a rather more swoopily stylish interior than most Audis and made a bloody good growl for something supping from the Devil's cup. He seems to like driving it too.

Also we were at a function last week at Petworth where one of the other guests turned up in a very smart S7 in what at a guess was Racing Blue Mica - a deep electric blue with just a hint of indigo-purple that was seriously nice.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it might be different at £10k, but assuming everything depreciates at the same rate, probably not.  It's not a bad car at all, I was just expecting more from the interior (wish it was more A8 than A6), the ride was awful as was the gearbox.  The Biturbo has a proper auto so I assume it's a lot better and air suspension would probably help too.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps it helps that my father's one has an interior swaddled in some sort of Exclusive extended vanilla leather and a lot of polished walnut meaning it feels rather Jaguar-esque.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing Teatray wrote:
Perhaps it helps that my father's one has an interior swaddled in some sort of Exclusive extended vanilla leather and a lot of polished walnut meaning it feels rather Jaguar-esque.


Surely that's essential for all barges?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that BM's a bargain, after all you're getting a lot of wheels thrown in for the money!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing Teatray wrote:
...A7.....  my father's one, which is mega-diesel version but in some sort of Luxury spec rather than S-Line...


Your father has form on odd specced Audis. Didn't he have an RS4 (or was it an RS6?) with SE seats and wood trim?
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing Teatray wrote:
Perhaps it helps that my father's one has an interior swaddled in some sort of Exclusive extended vanilla leather and a lot of polished walnut meaning it feels rather Jaguar-esque.


I'm sure that makes a big difference.  The one I drove was all black (S Line) and fairly standard.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PG wrote:
Racing Teatray wrote:
...A7..... †my father's one, which is mega-diesel version but in some sort of Luxury spec rather than S-Line...


Your father has form on odd specced Audis. Didn't he have an RS4 (or was it an RS6?) with SE seats and wood trim?


Yep.

He had a dark metallic green 2006 RS4 Avant with the comfort seats, round steering wheel, normal mirrors and walnut dash, but also MTM-tuned for extra shits and giggles...

...then a 2010 S5 Sportback which was dark metallic brown with big wheels and a black leather interior matched to somewhat eye-catching "Exclusive" wood trim that was a yellowish colour...

....and now the 2013 A7 biturbo which is Dakota Grey (which is a warm bronzey-grey similar to BMW's Sepang Bronze) with the beige and walnut interior....and some MTM tuning for added S&G.
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope it's out of warranty. Audi are very savvy at working out if a car has been tuned and will add notes to a car's service history if it has. These will state something along the lines of the warranty no longer applying to any engine or transmission parts.

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had it MTM tuned before delivery by the supplying dealer in each instance, so I have to assume it's got some sort of official sanction.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Question for Martin. What is going on with the headrests in that 535? Some kind of mega-adjustable things?
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're the comfort seats, which have an extra pad on the front of the headrest.  Mine go up and down electrically, but don't have the pad
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Question for Martin. What is going on with the headrests in that 535? Some kind of mega-adjustable things?


They're the comfort seats. Mine do that as well: you can fold the headrests round your head. Don't ask me why though....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Roadsterstu wrote:
Question for Martin. What is going on with the headrests in that 535? Some kind of mega-adjustable things?


They're the comfort seats. Mine do that as well: you can fold the headrests round your head. Don't ask me why though....


I feel enlightened. Thanks!


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