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    Posted: 26-November-2003 at 12:53

Hey lads,

Was shell shocked the other day, my '01 Astra Sport was running a little rough lately so I took it to my Opel dealer (same guys who screwed me on my 316 service). Anyhoo, they told me that the valves are sticking and need to be de-coked due to it's mileage (25K!!!!!!!). It was likely to cost me 600Euro but because I have a fsh from them they'd try to get Opel to do it under warranty. Opel have agreed and she's having surgery tomorrow.

Heres my silver lining, obviously there ain't no way in hell I'm keeping it once she's sorted, don't fancy this every 25K! So she's gonna get dumped for a '00 316 instead

What I'm wondering is if there are any good shops to buy a used BMW from that you guys might know of. Preferably not a BMW dealer as one mortgage is plenty!

John

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-November-2003 at 13:01
car buyers guide and the likes are your best bet. here are a couple of links

www.cbg.ie
www.carzone.ie

happy hunting
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-November-2003 at 13:40
There is a dealers called Cunningham Higgins in Galway that specialise in used 'executive' cars including BMWs. However, I don't know anything about their reputation.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-November-2003 at 14:22

Hi John.

One of the senior managers in my place lives next to a guy whos a pilot, & whos buddy owns a BMW dealership in Scotland. He brings in cars for people who want em, and the manager has just got his 01 318 with full leather etc.. over last week - a lovely machine it is too - not a blemish.

If you like, i can put you in touch, you can give him an idea of what you want, and he can check it out. As it'd be a 318, the VRT isn't too bad.

 

 

 

 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26-November-2003 at 14:36
just checked the figures there - he got the car for E19.5k, and had to pay E6.5k on VRT etc, so it stood him E26k... which is reasonable looking at prices of Irish cars.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-November-2003 at 10:28
Valves sticking??? Sounds like a load of tosh. Bring the car for a good blast!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-November-2003 at 16:44
I ahve been dealing with cunningham higgins over the last couple of years and found them very straight and easy to deal with. I have just bought my 2nd car of them.
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