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Old 10-06-2012, 07:29 AM
wardtew wardtew is offline
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Which 2011 328i should I buy?

For the last couple of days I have searched every pre-owned 328 in my area. Here is what I have found:

1) $26,900 - Mileage 25k, AWD Limited options. Does have moon, heated seats, (value package), but MANUAL Seats. Car Fax history is strange. The car was put into service in Nov 2010 so I would have 2 years or 25k left on Factory warranty. Car history is strange since it was not driven in 2011. It says company fleet. It was held by a dealer. Had a fuel pump issue repair at 20k but I am concerned that it does not show any oil change until 25k. Current dealer says they did full inspection and service is up to date. Not a BMW dealer so no 100K CPO.

2) $32,500 - Mileage 14k, AWD, Value package, Premium Package, has every thing but Nav and Cold Weather. Was owned by BMW dealer for service loaner. All service records available and done at proper intervals. Factory Warranty would be longer since car was put into service in July 2011. BMW dealer offering 100k CPO.

I would be ok with the less options but the history causes concern. I also like the peace of mind with more life left on Factory warranty and CPO. I am trying to justify if its worth the extra money. This would be my first pre-owned purchase. Bought my 2003 325i as new. I know if you take care of these cars properly they run great. I got 168k on my first 3 series.

Any help advice would be appreciated.
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