This gorgeous BMW 520d Touring is the hardest car sale I've ever had to make, mainly because I've only had it two months and I'm having to sell it due to unexpectedly changed circumstances; About three weeks after buying it, found myself in hospital for spell and now it's simply no longer needed, so is likely to sit on the road unused otherwise.
So... it's BMW: truly astonishing to drive, economical (you'll be on 45-50 mpg most of the time and full tank will get you from Devon to Scotland). It's also hugely comfortable, spacious and real bit of quality. If you're looking at BMWs you've probably done all the research so know all about the clever iDrive computer that measures and checks everything, the legendary ride quality etc. You'll also know about the timing chain issues on N47 engines: this one was replaced less than year ago so is good for many many years of happy motoring. All the switches, knobs and dials work perfectly and the paintwork's lovely as had it titivated when bought it. put brand new alternator on at the beginning of June (always good to know on 140,000 mile car), bought set of roof bars for it (which I've unwrapped but never used you can have them thrown in) but haven't as yet got round to regassing the aircon, which fully intended to but, as say, the situation has changed for me so haven't done so. There is, however, full size spare wheel that will pop in the boot for you, proper BMW alloy rather than the usual nasty spacesaver or can of inefficient goop that you get these days. The wheel and tyre are in good condition and would cost you well over £100 to buy separately. Oh, and barely-used large bottle of BMW's own special (this is BMW after all) concentrated ethanol screenwash because you shouldn't use the cheap blue forecourt stuff. In effect, about £150 worth of extras because fully intended to keep it for very long time.
There's scratch in the driver's seat cushion which was there when bought it: it's your call of course but, let's face it, you'll be sitting on that anyway :-) That aside yes, it's got 140.000 miles on it but you'd barely know it.This car's been loved and it shows; you're getting lot of car for very little money more economical than the comparable Volvos or Mercedes' that had compared it to before settling on this.
I have the service history, bills etc right back from day one. BMW owners tend to be bit like that!
Any questions? I'll be happy to answer them for you but please note the following:
You don't get the keys until your funds are cleared (so no cheques, sorry) Do note that live in North Devon. It's not exactly in the wilds of nowhere and can come little way to meet you (nearest motorway junction is M5/J27) but can't deliver/dispatch for you. The nearest railway station is Barnstaple, which is accessed from Exeter St David's. I work for the National Trust on Exmoor, so you may not get an answer immediately but I'll be on it asap. Please don't ask me to sell it outside Ebay; would rather pay the fees here and have one less thing to worry about.
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