Planning to get a BMW, and currently looking at some CPO. Trying to seek some advice from the senior BMW owners in here. Also a first time car buyer.
Here's some preliminary questions:
Are used BMW's worth it? NO if you're severely budgeted - YES if DIY - most somewhere between
Especially CPO's? YES in context
How often does a BMW, specifically a 3 series, needs work done on it? Depends on how you treat her; she'll let you know
Usually starting at what mileage does problem start arriving? 14k mi - oil change
Generally how much would I be spending on repairs? BMW dealer: More than you thought
What should I check for in a used car? Too numerous to list - see a mech for PPI
What should I watch out for in a used BMW, specifically a 3 series? Previous neglect -- VERY IMPORTANT!!!!
Here's one of the two cars that I have in mind after talking to some dealers:
Not possible to say if good or bad in an Internet forum - refer to mech PPI
Last edited by CALWATERBOY; 09-26-2012 at 11:41 PM.