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Old 07-20-2012, 06:09 AM
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Need help about price and mileage

There is an 2007 X3 for sale for $18000 but it has 60000 miles on it
Ive heard that BMWs don't last long. So I wanted to come here and ask the owners in the car if it is a good buy or no. Oh I forgot to mention I do drive a lot. I drive about 50 miles a day and sometimes 75 miles a day. I love the car, its in awesome condition the only problem is I need a car that will last me. I do love this car but I need it to last me for 4 years. How many do assume it could last if I took care of the car? ( I know that's a very debatable question but I just want an estimate if you could)
Also I am sorry if this is in the wrong section


Should I buy this car or look for another one?
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:21 AM
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BMWs have a long life if you service them regularly...oil changes, tune-ups, address any other issues along the way. I have an 1998 528i with 190K miles on it that I drive 90 miles daily. I'd get in it right now and head across the country. I just bought a 2006 X3 with 86K miles and I don't doubt it will last me many years. Unfortunately, I haven't received it yet...it'll be here Tuesday and I can hardly wait!

It comes down to whether you can do the maintenance yourself or whether you would have to take it to a shop, and do you have room in your budget for the upkeep. For example, an oil change is $60 to $70 if you DIY.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:14 AM
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Virtually any car will last a long time if it is taken care of and preventative maintentance is done. The BMW will do just that, but it is more expensive to maintain than say a Chevy or Toyota, however it will last just as long. Just plan on spending a fair amount for upkeep and repairs you will not be disappointed or left stranded (hopefully).
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:06 AM
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As long as it has been taken care of in the past and you continue to do the same,it will last many years.

I have almost 121000 on my 2007 X3 3.0si. Runs great - still getting 24+ mpg!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:14 AM
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BMWs last very long if the owner is prudent in maintaining the vehicle on a timely schedule and does so with a good mechanic/parts. This sometimes means doing proactive maintenance in addition to what the Service schedule book suggests. Plenty of high mileage X3s on this forum who have had very few problems.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:41 PM
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+1 on everyone said about regular maintenance.

for over 2 years, our X3 was logging almost 100 miles a day. it never gave us any major problems... regular wear and tear only. we are now just past the 104,000 mile mark.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:19 PM
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Yep--+1 on all the prior posts on maintenance. I have a 2007 with 65k miles--runs flawlessly, but I keep it maintained. The naturally aspirated straight 6 BMW engine is a great engine in all iterations--just take care of it. I wouldn't trade my E83 for a turbo 6 or 4 X3 ever.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:47 PM
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My 09 has 93k on the ODO and it has been one of the most reliable super commuters I have ever owned. Heck I am still at 50% front brake pad wear on original pads/rotors at 93k.

Keep it maintained and drive it. BMW is just as reliable as a Japanese brand.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:19 PM
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BMW don't last long? I bought a 2005 with 40800 miles...granted, very low mileage, but this thing is solid. Here another one, I have been stationed in Germany twice....you are not going to believe the number of older (10+ yrs) still being driven around.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:53 AM
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Just look around - lots of older BMWs around!
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Old 07-31-2012, 07:03 AM
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+1 lots of older BMWs around out here (no salt - no rust!) but surprisingly few are the premium lines -- i.e. 7 series, 6 series. A plethora of 3's and 5's though. I even saw a pristine deuce (2002) on the freeway the other day! The big guys though just seem to vanish. A lot of X5's have survived though it is hard to tell them apart from one year to the next. I am sure the X3's will be around a long time too. I DO wonder where all those 7's went?
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All the 7s went to China.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:18 AM
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:23 AM
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My 09 has 93k on the ODO and it has been one of the most reliable super commuters I have ever owned. Heck I am still at 50% front brake pad wear on original pads/rotors at 93k.

Keep it maintained and drive it. BMW is just as reliable as a Japanese brand.
My 09 has 9,800 miles!! I don't think the previous owners ever drove it...
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:13 AM
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Either that or it was always in the shop!
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:57 PM
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Either that or it was always in the shop!
Honestly that crossed my mind but I did my best to check out the history and it was good. We had just got a '12 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland and had it for three months, Chrysler bought it back because it was a lemon.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:41 PM
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Either that or it was always in the shop!
Or 1 very long visit!
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