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Old 09-09-2012, 07:20 AM
Edsac Edsac is offline
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650ci '08 with 80k miles or '06 with 20k miles? Help!

I really need you guys expertise. I've been looking at cars for a while. It finally decided that the best choice for a 4 seat sporty convertible with a strong motor and great looks is the 650ci. No doubt a bout that!!
I narrow it down to 2 choices:
2008 triple black (my favorite color combination for any car) with the nicer 19' rims very good condition inside and out with 86k miles on it with only 1 owner.
2006 champagne with black top and cYream interiors (looks good but not my favorite, sorry no offense to any member) very good conditions, regular 19' rims from factory and 2 owners.
Boths have premium package with nav, although 08 is more modern no entry key to turn on, iPod connection, paddle shifters and it has all the manuals.
I always bought new cars but this is $90k plus taxes in PR are 33% which actually Makes it a $120k car down here so I need to buy it used. As you can see I love the 2008 model but I'm concern with the resale price because of the high millage and also any repairs because of the millage. Not sure if any of the 2 qualify for extended warranty. The 2006 is nice with a price of $31k. And the 2008 with a price of $37k. I'll apretiate all your advices.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:01 AM
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I would look hard at the newer car. Age of the car will cause more problems than frequent driving, in my opinion.

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:05 AM
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I would keep looking. The 08 has way too many miles and the 06 isn't really your favorite combo. Personally I stick with low miles over model year any day because a car is a consumable good and it wears away the more you drive it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:26 AM
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+1 on Stan's comment. Keep looking.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:38 PM
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Buy the car you like the best, because you will be the one driving it. It sounds like both of the cars are out of warranty, so both could cost a small fortune if anything major happens. If you are in PR, sounds like an aftermarket warranty will be a must! With limited resources in your area, all repairs will probably be expensive. You will most likely have to wait on parts several days for most anything. I would do a search for the major problems that a BMW can have. The 2 most expensive common repairs will be the coolant pipe failure, or the valve seal failure. Each of these could cost you between 5 to 10k in repairs. You are buying a higher end car, that comes with expensive repairs. Take your time & make the best choice for you. With the car having 4 seat capacity, you will really only have 2. If you put an infant seat in the rear passenger seat, who ever sits in front will be very cramped.

Good Luck!
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Old 09-10-2012, 04:00 AM
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I don't know man. Depend on how the owner drive the car. I prefer the 06' from this case since they are not much different. If you buying a high miles car from me LOL (just saying) then you probably worry free. I don't know what's different between 06 and 08. I got a 09 but it looks no different with the 04 from far.

However, why a 06's having 20k miles??? So miserable.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:07 AM
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