For £3200 you can buy another one for sure in the current climate even a late 7 series have a look around ebay, autotrader and pistonheads you will be very surprised what you can get for that sort of money now....and just break your other one for parts or keep it for spares, you could also sell it on ebay for spares or repair as a whole, if I had a spare £3200 I know I would find a really nice late 5 or 7 for that...
As for what you would get out of your one in mileage, well serviced should reach 400 to 500,000 miles...there was one advertised a while ago with 978,000 miles on the clock but it was a petrol version, as you have found out the swirl flaps are a problem, but there is a way around them, blanking them off I think.
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Last edited by marti5; 02-17-2010 at 02:59 PM.