Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)

E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
The E9X is the 4th evolution of the BMW 3 series including a highly tuned twin turbo 335i variant pushing out 300hp and 300 ft. lbs. of torque. BMW continues to show that it sets the bar for true driving performance! -- View the E9X Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-04-2013, 12:25 PM
hanro 325Xi hanro 325Xi is offline
Registered User
Location: hacensack nj
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 325xi
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
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-04-2013, 01:11 PM
CALWATERBOY's Avatar
CALWATERBOY CALWATERBOY is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: San Francisco
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10,007
Mein Auto: 2009 E93 N54
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanro 325Xi View Post
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!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-04-2013, 01:48 PM
tturedraider's Avatar
tturedraider tturedraider is offline
Freedom isn't free!!
Location: Chicago, north shore (via Tennessee & Texas)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 15,428
Mein Auto: '06 Sonora/Beige 330i :-)
Quote:
Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post
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?
__________________

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- Geo. Orwell

2006 330i Sonora w/ ActiveAutoWerke flash tune :-)
2004 330i ZHP Imola/NB - missed
2000 328i TiAg - gone but not forgotten

** Join the BMW CCA www.bmwcca.org
member #388003 - Use me as a referral & you could win a one day ///M Driving School!! **
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-04-2013, 03:15 PM
Bmr3sn Bmr3sn is offline
Registered User
Location: The Tuke, AZ
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 65
Mein Auto: 06 330i MT Sport TiAg
I don't know how the prices in your area compared to here in Arizona, but the 2008 is a good deal out here.

Last edited by Bmr3sn; 01-04-2013 at 03:19 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-04-2013, 04:09 PM
David Williamso David Williamso is offline
David W
Location: Edmonton
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 123
Mein Auto: 2007 335I E93 & E92
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
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-04-2013, 05:19 PM
tturedraider's Avatar
tturedraider tturedraider is offline
Freedom isn't free!!
Location: Chicago, north shore (via Tennessee & Texas)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 15,428
Mein Auto: '06 Sonora/Beige 330i :-)
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.
__________________

"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- Geo. Orwell

2006 330i Sonora w/ ActiveAutoWerke flash tune :-)
2004 330i ZHP Imola/NB - missed
2000 328i TiAg - gone but not forgotten

** Join the BMW CCA www.bmwcca.org
member #388003 - Use me as a referral & you could win a one day ///M Driving School!! **
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-04-2013, 08:10 PM
hanro 325Xi hanro 325Xi is offline
Registered User
Location: hacensack nj
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 325xi
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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-04-2013, 08:43 PM
Kamdog's Avatar
Kamdog Kamdog is offline
-- Robert S. Johnson 56FG
Location: New York
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,011
Mein Auto: 2008 535i
Get the newer car, no question in my view at all.
__________________

535i, Monaco, Cream, Light Poplar, Comfort Seats, PP, Nav, ED.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-05-2013, 02:56 PM
hanro 325Xi hanro 325Xi is offline
Registered User
Location: hacensack nj
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 325xi
Hi guys,
Just went in for the new car, I so happy just finalized e deal today.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-06-2013, 11:25 AM
mattconn mattconn is offline
Registered User
Location: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 9
Mein Auto: 2010 328xi
Definitely newer car was the better choice. I got a 2010 328xi CPO with 6k miles on it for 29,990
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-10-2013, 03:29 PM
sonitm sonitm is offline
Registered User
Location: canada
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 61
Mein Auto: 2011 323i 6sp
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanro 325Xi View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-10-2013, 04:36 PM
George Ab George Ab is offline
Registered User
Location: Seattle, WA
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanro 325Xi View Post
Hi guys,
Just went in for the new car, I so happy just finalized e deal today.
Huge congrats!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms