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Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by flyboyben » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:03 pm

Hello folks, as the subject suggests I am looking out for a D3, to use as my daily driver. I already own a E92 B3 biturbo and Roadster S but they are long term keepers and I want to keep the miles off them.

I am looking through the usual places, Autotrader, BMW Approved Used, Pistonheads but would appreciate any other suggestions for where to look. Also, if any one has a sniff of one coming on to the market......budget up to £30k.

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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by CaesarBob » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:23 pm

You've recently missed a few F31's, not aware of any others currently/still for sale and there aren't too many F30's around with good spec or that don't have areas of concern.

A lot of these have been offered in the Facebook groups by the last keeper before ending up at dealer after trade-in so they are probably a good place to watch, particularly for F31's
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by hap » Mon Jul 19, 2021 3:43 pm

That white touring is still about at carerra cars

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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by flyboyben » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:14 pm

They have a black one at the moment. Not aware of a white one
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by hap » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:32 pm

Sorry my mistake it is black must be thinking of a previous white one

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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by CaesarBob » Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:15 pm

The black one with red leather has actually sold, new owner has already appeared on FB. Looks like Carrera have just left the ad running.

Roy bought the white one a while back.
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:22 am

This would be my pick of the current F30 D3's that are around, but it's probably about as far as way from you as possible though! First appeared in Feb-20 at £28.5k with 66k and still looks like the same private seller now. Sytner sold #068 very recently for £23.5k with 80k which probably means this would have trade-in of c£20k so it's probably not got much further to drop before it'll just get traded in. Not heard of anyone who's actually looked at it though so may have other issues.

D3 BITURBO [F30] #073 A83 - Glacier Silver/LCL5 - Coral Red Dakota w Black Leather; 2014_14; £20.3k; 72k; Private
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by flyboyben » Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:21 am

Thanks for sharing. It’s really nice but I can’t cope with wooden trim. These things can be changed/wrapped but it’s not ideal
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Jul 21, 2021 1:36 pm

Not sure which one your talking about, #073 has Piano Black trim.
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by flyboyben » Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:03 pm

Ah, I was looking at 080 and 181 which has just come on the market
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by CaesarBob » Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:11 pm

Good job you weren’t interested in #181. The previous owner was offering it on FB, but seems to’ve accepted the ‘ridiculously low’ offer from Sytner.
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by 164 coupe » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:39 am

flyboyben wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:14 pm
They have a black one at the moment. Not aware of a white one
The white one is mine now! Love it. Good luck with the search Ben.
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by hap » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:58 am

Imperial blue black leather one here #237
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274876036620 ... SwTHJg-O5W

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F30 LCI D3 BiTurbo #237

Post by CaesarBob » Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:55 am

hap wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:58 am
Imperial blue black leather one here #237
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/274876036620 ... SwTHJg-O5W
Ah, so that's where Jay's old car's ended up. He sold it to WBAC and it went through BCA Enfield in mid-June. It's the car Birds had in publicity shots for their Quaife LSD upgrade on the D3 BT's.
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Re: Hunting for F30/31 D3 touring/saloon

Post by flyboyben » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:00 pm

Thanks for the link...stunning car. Is Jay on here?
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