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Old 03-07-2012, 04:32 AM
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2009 Hi Milage CPO vs Low Milage 2010 M3

First time poster here.

I'm interested in buying a used M3 and have found several to chose from.

Question is as of now, should I buy a 2009 M3 with all the features I want, but it has 43K miles and is a CPO, being sold at the dealership that original owner purchased it from?

Or...

Should I buy a low milage 2010, with all the features I want with 13K miles, but not a CPO?

The feature sets are nearly identical. The difference in price is about 3K, but the miles and CPO are the big differences as I see it.

Will a dealer honor the remaining 2 years or 34K miles left on the original warranty and maintenance plan? Two separate questions.

Thanks!

Rob

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Old 03-07-2012, 09:30 AM
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First time poster here.

I'm interested in buying a used M3 and have found several to chose from.

Question is as of now, should I buy a 2009 M3 with all the features I want, but it has 43K miles and is a CPO, being sold at the dealership that original owner purchased it from?

Or...

Should I buy a low milage 2010, with all the features I want with 13K miles, but not a CPO?

The feature sets are nearly identical. The difference in price is about 3K, but the miles and CPO are the big differences as I see it.

Will a dealer honor the remaining 2 years or 34K miles left on the original warranty and maintenance plan? Two separate questions.

Thanks!

Rob
Yes, any BMW dealership will honor the original factory warranty regardless of who the owner is. I would go with the newer, low mileage car.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:07 PM
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I followed your advice!

Thanks, NASA,

I'm buying the lower milage car. It's in another state and owned by an individual rather than a dealer, so I had a few hoops to jump today to make all the arrangements, but I plan to pick her up on Friday! It's a 2010 Melbourne Red with almost every option offered.

Will be posting pictures soon.

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Old 03-07-2012, 05:19 PM
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Thanks, NASA,

I'm buying the lower milage car. It's in another state and owned by an individual rather than a dealer, so I had a few hoops to jump today to make all the arrangements, but I plan to pick her up on Friday! It's a 2010 Melbourne Red with almost every option offered.

Will be posting pictures soon.

Rob
That sounds great. Cant wait to see pictures.
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