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https://www.leebmann24.de/bmw-ersatz...r=25_0514&vin=

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But I'm not sure if I choose the right part. Double check.
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:02
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Interesting thread .. because for me it's one more argument for bangernomics.

Get a german high mileage 'old' car with a recent mfk for 'peanuts' (3 or 4k). Drive it for as long as you can and as soon as any repair becomes absolutely required that cost more than.. say.. 500chfs... dump it and start again. With any luck your 'write off' costs per year will only be 1 or 2 k.
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:06
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Interesting thread .. because for me it's one more argument for bangernomics.

Get a german high mileage 'old' car with a recent mfk for 'peanuts' (3 or 4k). Drive it for as long as you can and as soon as any repair becomes absolutely required that cost more than.. say.. 500chfs... dump it and start again. With any luck your 'write off' costs per year will only be 1 or 2 k.

which is what I do for my daily drive to work car, 800chf ford focus which is running brilliantly, 2 months is all they 'have' to last then I'm quids in
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:10
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which is what I do for my daily drive to work car, 800chf ford focus which is running brilliantly, 2 months is all they 'have' to last then I'm quids in
Did it come with a fresh-ish MFK??
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:11
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Did it come with a fresh-ish MFK??

yup brand new mfk and 2 sets of tires
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:12
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:13
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yup brand new mfk and 2 sets of tires
Not Tom's old POS is it???

The X3 was bought for (relative) peanuts with fresh MFK and service. That BMW service will last 20-24k KMs - at which point I'd be happy to trade it.
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:24
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Not Tom's old POS is it???

The X3 was bought for (relative) peanuts with fresh MFK and service. That BMW service will last 20-24k KMs - at which point I'd be happy to trade it.
nope , this one

For sale: Ford Focus, 2006, 135'000 km, RHD, Fresh MFK, 800 CHF [Zug]
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Re: Car repaire grumble

I still say late 80's early 90's was the best time for cars. They had electronic ignition, fuel injection etc, doing away with much mechanical stuff, but didn't get silly with things like electric steering, or electric gear levers.

BMW has an image of quality but there's actually rather a lot of stuff which goes wrong when it shouldn't.
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Old 11.11.2016, 12:44
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I still say late 80's early 90's was the best time for cars. They had electronic ignition, fuel injection etc, doing away with much mechanical stuff, but didn't get silly with things like electric steering, or electric gear levers.

BMW has an image of quality but there's actually rather a lot of stuff which goes wrong when it shouldn't.
Agree. If you look in that era you'll get FI, decent fuel economy, ABS, more than enough for a daily driver. Mine is a '98 Alfa 145, 160000km, in the last 3 years I've replaced the Clutch Cyl (50CHF) and put Freon into the A/C (50CHF - needs this about every 5 years or so). Doing your own maintenance helps keep costs down, as does not buying a car which is trashed in the first place.

Mine was originally my mechanic's wife's car. I paid 3K for it in 2010. Even a cellphone costs more than 43/month just to have the thing.
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Old 11.11.2016, 13:32
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Re: Car repaire grumble

Before doing anything, and considering this time of year check the battery is still behaving as it should.

Random messages can be caused by bad batteries, today's cars loaded with electronics are very susceptible to low battery voltages on turning the key.
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Old 11.11.2016, 13:41
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Not Tom's old POS is it???
Nope, mine is still sitting, unregistered, in the parking lot at work.

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Old 11.11.2016, 13:42
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Nope, mine is still sitting, unregistered, in the parking lot at work.

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a ford focus? what parts can I steal from it
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Anything, 1999 wagon, 2.0 16V, all works except the A/C, almost new winter tires.

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Anything, 1999 wagon, 2.0 16V, all works except the A/C, almost new winter tires.

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Old 11.11.2016, 14:22
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Old 11.11.2016, 16:42
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No.

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Nope, mine is still sitting, unregistered, in the parking lot at work.

Tom
Tom owns a Ford Focus?

Somehow that doesn't at all match the mental picture I have of him.
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Tom owns a Ford Focus?

Somehow that doesn't at all match the mental picture I have of him.
You seriously saw him as this?



Where in reality


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Where in reality

Please Tom, tell us no! A Honda Monkey?


The horror, the HORROR!
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