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BMW 2 Series
2018 | 3.0 M240i GPF Auto Euro 6 (s/s) 2dr
MA68YYW
31,497 miles
Automatic
Petrol
3.0L

BMW 2 Series

2018 | 3.0 M240i GPF Auto Euro 6 (s/s) 2dr
MA68YYW
ID: 260560
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Fuel Type
Fuel Type
Petrol
Engine Size
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Transmission
Automatic
ULEZ
ULEZ
Compliant
BHP
BHP
335
Mileage
Mileage
31,497 miles
0-62MPH
0-62MPH
4.6 secs
Doors
Doors
2
200 point inspection
Passed
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
Service History
Passed
Service history dateDealershipTextMileage
29-Sep-2023Big Motoring WorldMulti Point Inspection Check31,491mi
01-Aug-2022CazooService25,866mi
25-Aug-2021Stratstone Chesterfield , ChesterfieldBrake Fluid 21,928mi
25-Aug-2020Stratstone Chesterfield , ChesterfieldEngine Oil Microfilter 15,703mi
01-Sep-2018Bmw UKPDI0mi
HPI Check
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HPI Check
Passed
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• Not Recorded Stolen ✔
• Not Exported ✔
• Not Scrapped ✔
• Not an Insurance Write-Off ✔
• No Mileage Discrepancies ✔
2 Previous Keepers
2 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
Passed
Tyre Report
Passed
Front Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.40mm
Middle left of tyre4.69mm
Middle right of tyre4.59mm
Far right of tyre4.80mm
Front Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre5.73mm
Middle left of tyre5.53mm
Middle right of tyre5.61mm
Far right of tyre5.58mm
Rear Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre5.39mm
Middle left of tyre5.23mm
Middle right of tyre5.44mm
Far right of tyre5.07mm
Rear Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre7.11mm
Middle left of tyre7.64mm
Middle right of tyre7.33mm
Far right of tyre6.64mm
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
HPI Check
Passed
2 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
Passed
200 point inspection
Passed
MOT
Passed
Service History
Passed
Service history dateDealershipTextMileage
29-Sep-2023Big Motoring WorldMulti Point Inspection Check31,491mi
01-Aug-2022CazooService25,866mi
25-Aug-2021Stratstone Chesterfield , ChesterfieldBrake Fluid 21,928mi
25-Aug-2020Stratstone Chesterfield , ChesterfieldEngine Oil Microfilter 15,703mi
01-Sep-2018Bmw UKPDI0mi
HPI Check
Passed
• Digital History Check ✔
• Not Recorded Stolen ✔
• Not Exported ✔
• Not Scrapped ✔
• Not an Insurance Write-Off ✔
• No Mileage Discrepancies ✔
2 Previous Keepers
Tyre Report
Passed
Front Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre4.40mm
Middle left of tyre4.69mm
Middle right of tyre4.59mm
Far right of tyre4.80mm
Front Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre5.73mm
Middle left of tyre5.53mm
Middle right of tyre5.61mm
Far right of tyre5.58mm
Rear Left Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre5.39mm
Middle left of tyre5.23mm
Middle right of tyre5.44mm
Far right of tyre5.07mm
Rear Right Tyre Tread Passed
Most recent tread depth readings
Far left of tyre7.11mm
Middle left of tyre7.64mm
Middle right of tyre7.33mm
Far right of tyre6.64mm
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M Sport Bodykit
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Sun Protection Pack
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Full Leather
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Android Auto
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Apple CarPlay
18
18" alloy wheels
Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Privacy Glass
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Parking Sensors
Parking Sensors
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18" M light alloy wheels Double-spoke 436M in Orbit GreyDakota leather - BlackHigh-gloss Black interior trim with Pearl chrome finisherInterior trim High-gloss Black with Pearl chrome finisherMetallic paintworkMineral White metallicSun protection glass
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Apple CarPlay preparationAuto start-stopBMW ConnectedDriveBMW Online servicesView moreBMW remote servicesBMW TeleservicesDoor/boot open warningFront and rear Brake pad wear indicatorInstrument cluster with speedometer with miles per hour read out, tachometer and fuel gaugeLights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched offOil temperature display via on board computer in instrument clusterOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warningOptimum shift indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectableReal time traffic informationSpeed limiting functionTraffic message channel (TMC)Variable sport steering
Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension
Aluminium lightweight construction including crankcaseBattery age recognition functionDouble VANOSDrive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort, sport and sport+ modesView moreEngine cover with BMW roundel twin power turbo designationHigh precision direct injectionOil dipstickSport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch controlVALVETRONIC engine management
Entertainment
DAB Digital radio
Exterior Features
2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe functionAir intake in gloss blackAutomatic headlight beam throw controlAutomatically dimming rear view mirrorView moreBody colour door handlesBody colour front bumperBody colour roof mouldingsCerium grey air bladesClear lenses direction indicator lightsDark chrome M logo designation on left and right front wingsDarkened rear lights with LED light barsDaytime driving lightsDirection indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrorsDoor sill finishers with M240i designationDynamic brake lightsElectric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closingFolding side mirrors with auto dimming/folding wing mirrors with auto dimmingFollow me home headlightsFront air inlet with high gloss black finishFront and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsGreen tinted heat protection glazingHeadlight range controlHeated windscreen washer jetsHeated, electrically adjustable exterior mirror aspheric on driver side, convex on passenger sideHigh gloss black mirror capsHigh gloss shadow lineHigh level third brake lightM aerodynamic body styling with airblades in Cerium greyM rear spoilerModel designationRain sensor with automatic headlight activationRear bumper with high gloss black finishRear fog lightsRear window aerialReversing light in rear light clusterShark fin roof aerialTwin dark chrome exhaust tailpipes, round and splitVisible VIN plateWelcome light using LED technology
Interior Features
12V power socket in centre console12V power socket in passenger footwell3 spoke nappa leather steering wheelAnthracite headliningView moreAutomatic two zone climate control air conditioningCoat hooks, integrated into rear of B-pillarConditioned based serviceDakota leather upholsteryDriver and front passenger seat heatingFront and rear side armrests integrated into door trimFront door storage binsFront floor mats in velourFront head restraintsFront sliding armrestFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGlove box handle with chrome surroundInterior lighting, front centre over interior mirror and rear centre automatic interior light activation when door is openedIsofix child seat for two outer rear seatsLeather gearknobLeather handbrake leverLuggage compartment access via BMW roundelManually adjustment steering wheel columnMulti-function controls for steering wheelRear folding head restraintsStorage compartment in rear centre consoleTwo cupholders with sliding cover and inlay mat
Packs
Additional interior lighting pack - 2 Series CoupeExtended storage pack - 2 Series
Passive Safety
2 rear 3 point safety beltsActive differential brake (ADB), electronic differential lock in DSC-OFF modeAirbag - Front driver and passenger, front and rear head, front side, curtain head protection, manual deactivation of front passenger airbag possibleAnti lock braking system (ABS) with brake assistView moreAutomatic Stability Control (ASC)BMW emergency callBrake dryingBrake energy regenerationBraking readinessCBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash sensor activating central locking release with hazard warning lights and interior lighting + battery safety cut-offDynamic brake controlDynamic stability control + (DSC+)Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiter, rear coaded belt bucklesHill start assistM Sport brakes with blue calipersRear brake discsSeat belt security check for driver and front passengerSide impact protectionTwin hornsTyre pressure monitoring with 3 level warning strategyVentilated front disc brakesWarning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentCheck control system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningLocking wheel boltsRemote control including integrated key with blue insertView moreStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation buttonThatcham category 1 alarm + immobiliser
Wheels
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
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Specification
Performance
Acceleration (0-62MPH)
4.6 secs
BHP
335 bhp
Maximum speed
155 mph
Fuel Consumption
MPG
40
MPG (Extra Urban)
49
MPG (Urban Cold)
30
Emissions
Co2
163 g/km
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Valves per cylinder
4
Weight / KW
Gross weight
1,995 kg
Kerb weight
EURO 1,485 kg
Seats
4
KW
250 KW
Dimensions
Height
1,408 mm
Length
4,454 mm
Width
1774 mm
Engine & Drivetrain
Cylinders
6
Engine Capacity
2,998 cc
Gears
8
Engine
B58B30M0-B
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BMW 2 Series
Introduction
BMW coupes used to be all about compactness, lightness and rapid responses.

This one still is.

The Munich brand has really come good with the M235i, a cracker of a little performance coupe that packs a 326bhp punch, is priced keenly, looks the part and, unlike pricier BMW performance models, is still available with a manual transmission.

With this car, the game just changed for the better.
Models
2dr Coupe (M235i/M240i)
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History
Back in 1985, BMW launched a car called the M3.

There was nothing else quite like it, a racer for the road with four seats and everything Munich knew about motorsport technology plumbed into the lightweight engine beneath the bonnet.

Driving it was a living, raw, involving experience - in a way that today's sharp-suited M3 can't quite duplicate, for all its extra power and sophistication.

But here perhaps, is a BMW that can, the M Performance versions of the brand's 'F22'-series first generation 2 Series Coupe and Convertible models, badged 'M235i' from 2014 to 2017 and 'M240i' from 2017 to the end of production in 2021. Though the suspension, the engine and the handling all benefit from the expertise of the company's famous M division, the Munich maker insisted that this wasn't an official 'M car'.

Instead, it was an example of the new breed of interim 'M Performance' variants the brand introduced earlier this century to bridge the price and performance gap between standard fast BMWs and the all-out M series models.

The most obvious example of such a car was this one's direct predecessor, the much-loved 1 Series M Coupe, 6,000 of which were produced between 2011 and 2012 and which attracted such a following that a successor in the brand's first generation 2 Series coupe line-up that came fresh to the market early in 2014 was essential.

The M235i variant was it. By 2014, coupes like this were getting even-numbered model designations within BMW's line-up, but in every other way, this car was a direct replacement for that hottest version of the old 1 Series Coupe.

Tick off hotshoe handling, a 3.0-litre straight six turbo engine and rest to sixty two supercar-style in under five seconds.

Yet this car will comfortably seat four adults, has a big boot and an easy-going daily temperament.

It could, in other words, be all the sports car you'll ever need.

The 'F22'-era 2 Series Coupe was facelifted in 2017, which was when the 326hp M235i made way for the 335hp M240i.

The 'F22' range was replaced by a second generation 2 Series Coupe model in late 2021 only offered in fixed-top form, but the Convertible F23 range, with its M240i derivative, carried on for a little longer.
What You Get
You'll need to know the 2 Series Coupe range quite intimately to instantly appreciate the difference between the M235i or M240i and a standard model merely fitted with M Sport trim.

The giveways that this is this is the potent six cylinder version include M aerodynamic body styling, Ferric Grey airblades, twin chromed tailpipes, an M rear spoiler and lovely 18-inch M Double-spoke alloy wheels. Move inside and you step over door sill finishers with the 'M235i' or 'M240i' logo and take your place on a low-slung sports seat with classic M-style upholstery seams.

It positions you perfectly in front of a grippy M leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons and there's also an M driver footrest.

Sporty 'Aluminium Hexagon' trim and an Anthracite headliner both aim to generate the appropriate atmosphere and the M-branded instrument cluster has a specific dial design and fine chrono scales.

There are nice little extra touches too, like the way that the interior lighting can be set to exclusive orange-red or white colours. Otherwise, the cabin will hold few surprises for existing BMW owners.

Though there are a few plastic panels that feel quite hard to the touch, overall, the high quality materials and solid construction impress and it's this general classiness that makes it all feel special rather than any stand-out detailing.

What we think the brand is very good at is deciding what functions should remain as dashboard buttons - like the ventilation and stereo controls - and which ones should be squirreled away into infotainment system menus, in this case an iDrive set-up which is one of the very best of its kind. Rear seat passengers meanwhile, will be grateful for that boxy shape.

It's certainly more spacious in the back than a more swoopily-styled rival would be, even if legroom remains in somewhat short supply, despite the fact that it increased by 21mm over the old 1 Series M Coupe.

Still, adults who aren't too lanky should be able to squeeze themselves in reasonably comfortably with a bit of co-operation from those ahead, provided that the folk in front aren't basketball players and the journey isn't too long.

Though only a couple of people can be accommodated, a stowage compartment is provided in between and there's a cockpit-like feel to these two chairs that rather suits the character of the car.

Most of the time of course, you'll be using these seats to sling briefcases, jackets or designer shopping bags onto - or indeed folding them down to increase boot space. There's more of this than you might expect too.

More in fact than you'd get in a supposedly more practical five-door BMW M135i Sports Hatch from this period.

In fact, the 390-litre total cargo area capacity is 20-litres up on what the old 1 Series M Coupe could offer, which means that even before you start pushing forward the 60:40 split-folding rear bench, you've got more space to play with than you would in an everyday Focus or Golf family hatchback.

No other compact coupe competitor can match this and some are way behind: we're talking around 30% more luggage space than you'd get in a Volkswagen Scirocco from this period for example.

Plus there are cargo nets to tie your shopping down so you'd don't have to worry about attacking a few of your favourite backroads on the long route back from the supermarket.

The 60:40 split-folding rear bench just mentioned is standard but new buyers were offered the optional extra flexibility of a 40:20:40 three-way folding arrangement with a Through-loading facility for long items like skis.

In other words, though in choosing this BMW, you'll have bought yourself a coupe, it's not a car without a certain level of practicality.
What You Pay
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What to Look For
Our owner survey did reveal many satisfied users of this car but inevitably, there were a few issues reported.

Obviously, a fully-stamped service history is vital.

Frequent issues include a need to replace the air conditioning condenser and the ABS control module.

One owner in our survey reported an Exhaust Valve Flap Actuator squeak.

Another left his car parked for a week, then found it wasn't making full power under hard acceleration, at which point he got a drivetrain malfunction saying 'maximum power output not available'.

We've heard that early on, the six cylinder petrol engine had timing chain issues which led to blown motors.

This was sorted on cars made after 2015, which had a redesigned timing chain.

There was a fuel pump issue on early cars too, evidenced by a warning lamp and an error message display in the instrument cluster before the engine cuts out.

The fuel pump should have been replaced to sort this. 2 Series models built October 2014 and December 2017 might have EGR Cooler issues too.

Cars made between September 2014 and March 2015 might have a faulty Driver's side seatbelt mechanism that makes it difficult to use in cold weather.

A possible issue with the power steering affects some cars manufactured between 2014 and December 2015, and you may notice heavier steering than usual if it fails.

Faulty airbag modules in some models made between August 2016 and November 2016 may not activate correctly in a collision; new modules will need to be fitted to solve the issue.

An issue with the crankshaft sensor was reported on some cars made between May 2018 and June 2018 - which could lead to the engine going into an emergency reduced power mode, limiting performance.

Otherwise, it's just the usual things.

Look for signs of child interior damage and check the alloys for scratches and scuffs.
Replacement Parts
[based on a 2015 model 235i auto] Parts prices for an M23i or M240i Coupe from this period can be reasonable if you shop around.

We trawled around the internet and found these: An air filter costs around £56.

An oil filter is in the £29 bracket.

A fuel filter is in the £43 bracket.

Front brake discs cost in the £105-£150 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £420 bracket.

Rear brake discs cost in the £315 bracket, though pricier brands can cost in the £400 bracket.

Front brake pads sit in the £84-£97 for a set.

A set of rear pads is around £167.

A starter motor is around £570.

A wiper blade costs in the £12-£15 bracket.
On the Road
You expect quite a lot of a BMW bearing a badge like this, even though it designates 'M Performance', rather than full M-car status.

The Bavarian marque has, after all, produced some legendary cars of this kind back down through the years.

So, what's it like? Well, you settle in behind the wheel and everything seems just right, the driving position perfect: already, you're feeling like driving rather than merely travelling.

Punch the starter button, listen to the rasp of BMW's superb six cylinder 3.0-litre petrol unit set off and you'll find yourself looking forward to finding a road that will put the Bavarian maker's bold claims for this car to the test. Get to the first open bend and you also find yourself pushing a little harder than you might normally - just to see.

Sure enough, power into a corner, dab the brakes, turn the wheel and it's true.

There's a feeling of perfect control.

Ideal 50:50 axle load distribution, optimised aerodynamics, a long wheelbase and a low, ideally balanced centre of gravity combine with rear wheel drive to give this car its unique agility It's one of those that just feels right within the first fifty metres, this down to the sum of a whole series of small but important things that simply hit the right notes.

The things we've just mentioned also combine with many others: seating position, control weights, engine tractability, suspension refinement, basic ergonomics - stuff like that.

As for the way that leaves you feeling, well, it's much like the sort of thing you've probably heard about interviewers you've faced having often made their decision before you've even got into your seat.

First impressions are crucial - and this 2 Series nails them. But then you'd expect a top performance 2 Series model to be able to do that.

We're anticipating that many buyers of this M Performance 2 Series Coupe F22 model (the 326hp M235i sold between 2014 and 2017 and the 335hp M240i took over until the end of sales in 2021) will be people who owned or enjoyed the old 1 Series M Coupe - or maybe even an old M3.

If that's you, then one of the first differences you're going to notice with this car is the addition of standard Drive Performance Control, the rocker switch for which you'll find down by the gearstick.

You might be familiar with this kind of thing by now, a set-up that allows you to tweak the steering, throttle and stability control system thresholds depending on the operating mode you select.

Gear change times too if, like many M235i or M240i buyers, you decide against a version with the slick 6-speed stick shifter and choose a car with 8-speed Sport automatic paddle-shift transmission.

This features a natty launch control system for would-be Alonsos. If you ignore the attributes of Drive Performance Control - or select its most relaxed 'Comfort' or efficient 'ECO PRO' settings - then the travelling experience in this car, though quite comfortable, won't be especially memorable.

Push the rocker switch forward into 'Sport' though and the reaction you get immediately feels keener and more alert.

More like the kind of 2 Series enthusiasts would expect this car to be.

The further 'Sport +' setting will of course sharpen things up even more and relax the DSC control to provide a little more tail-out cornering leeway - if you should be that way inclined.

To really create that kind of machine though, you've to get a car whose original owner spent a bit of extra money on the M Sport Adaptive Suspension set-up, a system that works as part of Drive Performance Control and is able to alter the ride to suit the road you're on and the mood you're in.
Overall
Driving enthusiasts will often tell you that sports cars aren't what they once were.

With four wheel drive and electronic interference rife in modern performance machines, almost anyone can buy such a thing and drive it very fast indeed.

So where are the cars you have to master? The ones you have to tame? Where yours are the risks - and yours the rewards? Most manufacturers no longer make them - but BMW does.

With compact dimensions, a reasonably light weight, explosive power, rear wheel drive and realistic pricing, this 'F22'-era M235i/M240i model satisfied just about every wish on an old-school enthusiast's tick list.

And it did so in a way that truly re-captured the spirit of original M Power models. There's simply nothing else like this car from its period.

Everything else you might consider as a competitor is either bigger or smaller, with front or four-wheel drive.

Would a pricey, fully-fledged M2 version of this 2 Series Coupe 'F22 model be any better than this? We rather doubt it.

Sure, it'd be more powerful, but away from the racetrack, that wouldn't really add any extra real world speed to those rare occasions when it's possible to let rip on a public road. As one writer pointed out, if the M3 is a hunting rifle in its approach to delivering powerful performance, then this car's attitude is more akin to that of a sawn-off shotgun.

It might not be pretty but it's pretty darn effective - and something you mess with at your peril.

A race car for the road.

Just as every true M Power machine really should be.
Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
50%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%
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What our experts say
Shaun - Master Technician, Big Motoring World
We’re proud to put our name against the cars we sell. We don’t take half measures when it comes to ensuring the highest quality standards are met and that’s why each car undergoes a stringent 200-point check before it ever reaches our forecourt
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5. Very simple process for a part exchange. Nalan was brilliant - very helpful, patient, and professional. I would definitely recommend Big Motoring World if you're looking to upgrade your car!
We've been recognised
Some of our recent awards
Car Dealer Used Car Award Winner 2023
Outstanding Achievement Award 2023
Car Dealer Used Car Awards
Car Dealer Used Car Award Winner 2023
Car Dealer Used Car Sales Team of the Year 2023
Car Dealer Used Car Awards
MotorTrader Industry Award Winner 2023
Used Car Dealer Group of the Year 2023
Motor Trader Industry Awards
MotorTrader Industry Award Winner 2023
Dealer Website of the Year - 300 Vehicles Plus 2023
Motor Trader Industry Awards
Outstanding Achievement Award 2023
Car Dealer Used Car Awards
Car Dealer Used Car Sales Team of the Year 2023
Car Dealer Used Car Awards
Used Car Dealer Group of the Year 2023
Motor Trader Industry Awards
Dealer Website of the Year - 300 Vehicles Plus 2023
Motor Trader Industry Awards
Over 30 years offering quality used cars
FAQs
What do I need to bring with me to buy a car?
In order to purchase a used car from us, please ensure you have proof of address (a bank statement or utility bill) and proof of ID (a driving license or passport).
How do I reserve a car?
Easily reserve one of our cars online or over the phone with a fully-refundable £99 deposit. This will then hold the car for three whole days to give you enough time to come down for a viewing. Once the three days are up, we’ll automatically refund your reservation fee. Please note, you can only reserve a vehicle once. You can also reserve a car inside our dealership by placing a non - refundable £500 deposit to hold the car. Deposits in-store can be placed either by debit card or cash. This will secure the car ready for collection.
Do your cars come with a warranty, and if so what does this cover?
Since we’re big on peace of mind, we provide a 90-day warranty on all of our cars. This does not affect your statutory rights. You even have the choice to purchase an extended warranty from us to make sure you’re covered for longer if anything was to go wrong. These include 1, 2, or 3-year warranty plans. You’ll be pleased to know that our warranty covers both all major mechanical and electrical components in case of a sudden mechanical breakdown. Parts and labor are also included. Under our warranty, you’ll have coverage for the engine, gearbox, transmissions, and suspension as well as smaller items such as electric windows and central locking.
How do I get my car valued?
You can use our online valuation tool to receive an instant, no-obligation valuation. Once you have completed this, you will receive your valuation by email so you have all the details ready for when you visit us. Once you visit our dealership, you will receive your final valuation quote once your vehicle has been inspected by our appraisal team.
Why should I sell or part exchange with Big Motoring World?
There are several reasons why selling or part exchanging your car with us would be ideal. Firstly, it is an extremely efficient and fast process, taking the hassle out of selling privately and dealing with tyre kickers. We will also offer you our best price guaranteed, providing a competitive valuation that is hard to beat.
Can I drive away on the same day in a car I’ve just purchased?
Yes, you can. All of our vehicles are ready to drive away. If you are applying for finance, however, you will need to be on-site by 3 pm in order to take the car the same day.
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