I "accidentally" traded my Honda into this. I’ve been passively looking for a diesel because of my mileage and I’ve also wanted a RWD because winter. I found this from the Interwebs on Friday and because of the low price I wanted to see what’s actually wrong with it.
I went to check it out, walked around the car for 10min, sat in it, eventually test drove it and found nothing wrong. There’s only two small rust lines that are easily taken care of, otherwise it’s perfect inside and out. The engine sounds like it should, no rattles, clonks or other excess noises. It even has folding rear seats! And a sunroof!
I got a deal of basically giving the Honda in and getting this. Sure this is four years older and has 30 000 km more on the clock but I decided to take the risk because it’s way more interesting, has some room for little improvement whenever I feel like working on a car, POWER, diesel and RWD. I didn’t mean to change cars this soon, but never say never…
So, it’s a 2004 BMW 320d, the 150hp version with 180 000km on the clock. It’s got all the bells and whistles: there’s the rear parking sensor, automatic A/C, sunroof, leather sports seats etc. etc.
Here are some photos after 400km in the rain, the first one with a dirty lens:
I have these in the trunk, nothing to use them with..
The only real faults in the paintwork:
The leather needs love also:
What needs to be done:
-removing the intake flaps when the dealer responsibility ends at the latest. They might be removed already, have to check on that.
-new carpets, the old ones are horrible after market ones
-diesel filter change, diff and trans oil change
-some new coding for the lights to work as I like
-removing the tint from OUTSIDE of the rear window (?!)
-fixing the two small rust bits and giving the light housings a shine
-having a look at the HIFI-system, it’s not too shabby now. I guess proper cables and connectors would go a long way, I’m quite sure the speakers are in order.
It’s got 4 quite good summer tires and 2 OK winter tires. In Honda all the tires were up for a change, so this saves money.
Here’s hoping I didn’t buy a new Lolvo…