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Old 09-26-2012, 11:37 PM
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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

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