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shamewow 12-27-2012 07:26 AM

need your opinion
 
I am in the market for a newer car. Currently I have an 07 Honda civic si. When I was about to buy my car, I built a 135i, but the waiting list was 6 months. So now, I am looking for one. I found a few, but I need you 1ers to tell me if these are good or not. I found 3 cars with the same packages (convertible, prem, sport, cold weather). The 135 has NAV.

08 135i with 36k miles (no warranty) asking 24k.
10 128i with 21k miles asking 27
09 328i with 36k asking 27

which one would I like to drive? I am not a crazy driver, but like to take a corner here and there. Should I worry and buy extended warranty? this will push the 135 to 26k.

RufusKing 12-28-2012 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shamewow (Post 7273055)
08 135i with 36k miles (no warranty) asking 24k.
10 128i with 21k miles asking 27
09 328i with 36k asking 27

ok here is my break down in this order.

1. 10 128i - i would not pay 27K for it. KBB says 21K in excellent condition with base options. Of course that number could go up if it has more options, m package etc.
2. 08 135i - The price is probably right but the fact it has 36K on it suggests to me that it still has 14K miles of the original factory warranty on it. If that is the case may be bought as CPO which will extend you to 100K. If really no warranty then this car is off the list for me.
3. 09 328i - KBB says 25K so you might be able to get them to wiggle a little. Ask for CPO if it is from a dealer. this will take you to 100K warranty.

All three are great cars. The one i think is the most fun is the 135i. Remember CPO is your firend and make them pay for it.

shamewow 12-28-2012 07:36 PM

Thanks for the reply. Maybe I should consider a coupe instead of the convertible. I might be able to find a cpo that is cheaper.

SilverX3 12-30-2012 05:17 PM

I go for the 128i

It's a gem

135i is awesome but not that reliable I heard

jsc 12-30-2012 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverX3 (Post 7280019)
I go for the 128i

It's a gem

135i is awesome but not that reliable I heard

Since BMW fixed the fuel pump problems, the reliability ratings (according to Consumer Reports in North America) is now about the same between the 128i and 135i.

shamewow 01-03-2013 08:20 AM

now the 135i convertible dropped to 22860. Very tempting.


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