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      07-28-2019, 11:17 AM   #1

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Hi everyone, I am new to the forum and was wondering if I could get some buting advice, I want an f10 touring, 520d i think this engine is a good combo of performance and economy, obvs I am looking for good value for money as well as a good spec can you guys advise me on what spec to go for and what issues I should look out for, also if anyone has anything for sale, that fits the bill, I would be interested. Thanks. Raj.
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      07-29-2019, 10:43 AM   #2
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There is loads of threads on here with the info you want, but I have had 530 and 520 both are great the 530 packs a decent punch but the 520 is really quite fast enough and is far more economical to run and insure.

Spec is entirely up to you... personally I would only buy a Msport trim Bmw, it gives you leather, tinted glass and the sporty look I prefer... Hk stereo is a must and pro nav really, as are heated seats. Oh and folding mirrors!!

Be mindful somethings you can just not add at a later stage as well whilst wheels and body parts can be upgraded.

A great car which ever you choose
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      07-29-2019, 11:53 AM   #3
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For me, my 'must haves' changed whilst looking for my car.
Some have an Alcantara interior, I'd personally avoid that. I have the comfort seats in mine, and would make sure that it's replacement had them too (you get memory seats & mirrors with that too). Auto gearbox is a must, and I enjoy the panoramic roof. I have Variable Damping Control, but wouldn't miss it.
I think the nav & maps on my phone is better than my updated BMW maps, so I rarely use the inbuilt nav. Electric bootlid is lovely, so I'd recommend that too.
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