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D3Tom



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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 11:53 am    Post subject: D3 looking to buy Reply with quote

Hi all
Just joined up on the website
Looking to buy my first Alpina
Had a BMW 1 series before and want to upgrade now !

Have found a lovely coloured d3 locally to me and wondering what you guys think? Is it a bit rich?

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/bmw/alpina/bmw-alpina-d3-biturbo/4175296
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly up there as far as price is concerned, but could you live with that colour for the next few years?
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yer, I'm going to see it on Friday so will have a look. Looks to be a rare colour ? So residuals should stand true ? What should I be looking to pay, considering it's at a dealer ? 19?
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good luck, just have a look at the D3 buying guide as I found it to be a good resource when I was looking for my D3.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch the spec, the coupes generally seem to be more sensitive to it than the saloons, probably because so many saloons don't have any spec Wink

21k certainly seems steep so to get anywhere close to that I'd want it to be literally dripping with options and have an absolutely impeccable history.

Marmite colour too, but that can cut both ways.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks top end on price and the colour could be seen as a negative rather than a positive. 19k or less would be the ball park.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: #196 Reply with quote

its in the register too number 196, anyone know any history at all?

http://www.thealpinaregister.com/D3/Bi-Turbo/coupe/196
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that the infamous santorini blue D3 as pranged at goodwood?
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha what's the story???
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No that's was a b3 s bi turbo that crashed at good wood
Very similar cars so no it's not had a crash
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phew lol!
Just found the post from 2011 regarding that too
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is a coupe u definitely want?
Sytner Nottingham have a white saloon and coupe around that price and year and miles if wanted to play safe on colour
If u like colour go for it not many about and its individual
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you got a link? I just had an alpine white one series and loved but not sure if I want a change - prefer coupe as I like the styling but again not a deal breaker .
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201505163513748/sort/atcustom/postcode/dn158eg/radius/1501/make/BMW/model/ALPINA/page/1/usedcars

Prefer the rims also on this
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yer nice car! What sort of discounts can I expect from
Sytner does anyone know ?? I'm looking to spend 20 max
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