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    Warranty Direct versus Warranty Wise

    I think from what i've read AA do a similar service for small repairs up to 500 quid. Basically if ur with the AA breakdown(£29 to get u started) you can cover small repairs for £69 at the roadside.(Breakdown repair service) This is probably a must for older cars, maybe a second runabout...
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    Warranty Direct versus Warranty Wise

    On their website TC they state they cover wear and tear after 90 days. So if u buy a policy don't expect cover from day one. Whether they allow manufacturer warranty to allow the exception I'm not sure. I also don't like their contribution on parts/labour depending on ur age of car/miles. I...
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    Warranty Direct versus Warranty Wise

    Unless you have the prestige cover/luxury cover which only applies for cars under 60k miles i think the warrantywise cover beats hands down. The top cover is same as Wwise. honest john/whatcar do recommend WD but i have heard of many probs with the cover they provide. Plus the guys who ring u...
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    Warranty Direct versus Warranty Wise

    Initially i did 50/hr and took out the warranty. Anyway i think that i may get issues with the car at 80k miles so i decided to up it to £100/hr as only main dealers have an idea of the complex electronics. So after 2 weeks i have raised LB rate to 100/hr. It cost me an extra 45 quid/yr. So they...
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    Warranty Direct versus Warranty Wise

    I would go for warrantywise without hesitation as they cover wear/tear from day one. WD will cover it after 90 days. Warrantywise will alos cover high miles and give ALL COMPONENT COVER whereas WD only list ones they cover for low grade policies and ones they don't cover for high spec policies...
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    However the 525d facelift is also uprated to 3.0l with 192bhp i think. the facelift e220 would cost a lot more than an earlier version 525d. Seen a e220 facelift 56 go 15k at auction.
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    Its a 3month dealer warranty as car is high mileage. u can extend for 12 months buts 650 quid. I going to extend with warrantywise for comp cover for £399. Its silver grey/xenons which i really like. does have ski-thorugh load...not sure if it help with moving big stuff though. Adam
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    Sorry guys...Just bought 525dSE Auto leather/xenons/pdc,17 wheels/thorough load/bluetooth for 9.5k from BmW dealer with 3mth warranty. This valoe rad/warranty think confused and i had to make a decison. It was the auctions that got me going as BMW with low spec were selling for 9k. One went...
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    Warranty Direct

    Have done lots of research on this warranty thing. In the end it wasn't warranty direct or AA or tesco why 1.WD- list parts they cover only for over 70k cars, and parts they dont for less 6 yrs and low mileage....they don't give full parts costs 2 Tesco finest is best for only younger cars...
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    I think the guys having second thoughts, .. we agreed on a price and he backed out today saying he wants 500 more as he's got more interest. what happenned to gentlemen's agreement these days! All that ringing around for nothing... Maybe just as well was thinking of it being a bit underpowered...
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    If the early W211 had elec issues which were more troublesome than safety issues i can live with that. If the car has valeo rad...what is the solution to this problem...change rad? Merc dealer has said then can do 1hr inspection for 100 quid. AA/RAC do essentials test for around the same..but...
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    That seems like a good idea smiley...will ring them. the 220cdi on ebay is the same spec as the one i'm looking at but MORE expensive.
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    Is that an estate with 7 seats or saloon?....I'm after an estate.
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    Which one is that..any link? No its an Avantgarde spec with parkatronic, with leather/phone kit. I guess buying out of warranty is always a risk but maybe more so with a W211 in the early years. Had one previously from 52 and this one is not much diff. The better models came 06. I'm just...
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    Used car inspection- W211-buying privately.

    Just offered to buy a W211 estate. Is there anyone i should use to inspect it as its out of warranty and done about nearly 100k miles. I'm going to put a warranty on it from Warranty direct but they will not cover any existing faults. Seems like the Mrs wins again and I'm back with the E...
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    Buying advice for an E60

    Just seen a E270CDI up for 10K. Wife wants Merc, I want BMW. She doesn't think much of 5 Series looks but whenever she sees a W211 she reminds me of our E220CDI. It will be easier to buy the w211 and justify it but if come home with a 54plate 525d or a 530SE i'll have a lot of explaining to...
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    Buying advice for an E60

    Yes I've driven the 520 b4 and the 530d when they first came out and I went for a W211 instead. Having owned the w211 for a few years I sold it. My exp with it wasn't good ...probs with car, dealer and a first marque. I did drive the 520 at the jag dealer and made the offer, the others are 200...
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    Buying advice for an E60

    Hi folks, Just been down to jag dealer and for a 520 SE 05 manual with sat nav with 50k miles and no leather its up for £9500. I offered 8200. He might accept. Just seen a E60- 530 SE leather auto 04 55k miles up for 10K...dealer won't budge on price ...was offering me 2k less for my car. I...
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    Which executive car for <£10k

    Hi thanks for those details. One of them the private guy i've already rung. The think is being not car clued up..I'd rather have 12 months warranty via bmw or say major dealer. Seen 54 plate 525d se auto 75k miles leather for £9999 at main dealer also a 520se 54/05 manual with cloth at...
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    Which executive car for <£10k

    I have the same dilemma. Been looking for a W211 but I can only find prices well over 10K at dealers with 1 year warranty and 40-50k mileage. I don't do a lot of mileage so a big engine isn't a worry(insurance is). My thoughts were E60- BMW 530i se E60 BMW 520I...
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