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hanro 325Xi 01-04-2013 12:25 PM

Need Assistance, Please!
 
Hi folks,

I am an avid BMW fan but never had the money to get one, now I am a position to get into a used one. I have two deals, one is $20K for a 2008 328Xi, it is a CPO(until Aug 2014) with 46K miles, clean history, 1 owner and well maintained with 12 service record. The other is a 2006 325 Xi, it is sold by a independent dealer for 16K and has 53K miles,clean history, also has 1 owner, was leased and then bought, but there are only 3 service records.

Both the car drives almost similar, but the difference in price is 4K, I can buy the old car and keep this 4k in the bank and see if the car requires work then I will spend, if not than I will save. But is it really worth going for the CPO and paying more upfront.

I will be getting a PPI done, but I need to get to a decision so need the BMW experts opinion. Is the 4k really worth the CPO and 2 year.

Thanks,
Hanro:)

CALWATERBOY 01-04-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanro 325Xi (Post 7289717)
Hi folks,

I am an avid BMW fan but never had the money to get one, now I am a position to get into a used one. I have two deals, one is $20K for a 2008 328Xi, it is a CPO(until Aug 2014) with 46K miles, clean history, 1 owner and well maintained with 12 service record. The other is a 2006 325 Xi, it is sold by a independent dealer for 16K and has 53K miles,clean history, also has 1 owner, was leased and then bought, but there are only 3 service records.

Both the car drives almost similar, but the difference in price is 4K, I can buy the old car and keep this 4k in the bank and see if the car requires work then I will spend, if not than I will save. But is it really worth going for the CPO and paying more upfront.

I will be getting a PPI done, but I need to get to a decision so need the BMW experts opinion. Is the 4k really worth the CPO and 2 year.

Thanks,
Hanro:)


Yes. YES! The bargain of the week - buy it now before someone else does!

You can do no better than this - consider it Late Christmas & grab that gusto.

Post if issues!

tturedraider 01-04-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY (Post 7289820)
Yes. YES! The bargain of the week - buy it now before someone else does!

You can do no better than this - consider it Late Christmas & grab that gusto.

Post if issues!

Which one?

Bmr3sn 01-04-2013 03:15 PM

I don't know how the prices in your area compared to here in Arizona, but the 2008 is a good deal out here.

David Williamso 01-04-2013 04:09 PM

I would go for the newer one, only $4k more plus the '06 should have had at least one oil change per year or at least 6 or 7 services.
David

tturedraider 01-04-2013 05:19 PM

Where are you seeing the services listed? If CarFax that is meaningless. You could sail an oil tanker through the holes in reporting that a CarFax can have. I'm inclined to recommend the '06. If it has an automatic transmission it has a better performing unit than the '08. Get the VIN for the '06 and swing by the BMW dealer service department and ask them to see if they see any red flags. They probably won't let you see the report they have access to, but they should be willing to look at it and tell you what services it shows. With the '06 in particular you should get a pre-purchase inspection before buying. Good luck.

hanro 325Xi 01-04-2013 08:10 PM

Hi tturedraider, Thanks for your tip, I will take the VIN number to BMW dealer and get the records, I saw only the carfax which showed the 3 service records. Yes it is a automatic transmission.

Hi David Williamso and CALWATERBOY,
Thanks for your encouragement for buying the newer cars.

Hi Bmr3sn,

I have been checking the website for 6 weeks, and almost know all the CPO cars in my neighborhood, that's how I got this deal


Thanks everybody I will let you know what happens.

Kamdog 01-04-2013 08:43 PM

Get the newer car, no question in my view at all.

hanro 325Xi 01-05-2013 02:56 PM

Hi guys,
Just went in for the new car, I so happy just finalized e deal today.

mattconn 01-06-2013 11:25 AM

Definitely newer car was the better choice. I got a 2010 328xi CPO with 6k miles on it for 29,990

sonitm 01-10-2013 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanro 325Xi (Post 7289717)
Hi folks,

I am an avid BMW fan but never had the money to get one, now I am a position to get into a used one. I have two deals, one is $20K for a 2008 328Xi, it is a CPO(until Aug 2014) with 46K miles, clean history, 1 owner and well maintained with 12 service record. The other is a 2006 325 Xi, it is sold by a independent dealer for 16K and has 53K miles,clean history, also has 1 owner, was leased and then bought, but there are only 3 service records.

Both the car drives almost similar, but the difference in price is 4K, I can buy the old car and keep this 4k in the bank and see if the car requires work then I will spend, if not than I will save. But is it really worth going for the CPO and paying more upfront.

I will be getting a PPI done, but I need to get to a decision so need the BMW experts opinion. Is the 4k really worth the CPO and 2 year.

Thanks,
Hanro:)

Definitely the 328. More horsepower, newer, less mileage, and it's a CPO. For 4k, no contest.

George Ab 01-10-2013 04:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hanro 325Xi (Post 7292244)
Hi guys,
Just went in for the new car, I so happy just finalized e deal today.

Huge congrats!!


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