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Old 07-29-2013, 07:59 PM
ivan_aguilar10 ivan_aguilar10 is offline
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buying used bmw 2006 325i

im thinking about buying a used 2006 bmw 325i and i would like some feedback on what to look or check for in a used bmw to make sure its in good condition. also the car is out of warranty. would BMW give me some kind of warranty if i have them check it out? the car has 69k miles. i would also like to know if this model has been reliable.

if youve had this car or know about its model please feel free to state any common problems with the car or anything that will help me make a better judgment thanks.

if i buy it the car would be around $12-$13k. thanks
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:07 AM
nitrospop nitrospop is offline
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I bought my 2006 with about as many miles. I had HLC (Hydraulic Lash Compensator) noise almost immediately. Took it in where the dealer was able to see that they had been worked on before. I was still under CPO so the dealer installed a brand new cylinder head. Good thing, because some of the earlier heads had oiling problems. Problem solved with the update. Around 85k-90k the water pump went out. Not a cheap part and not cheap for the dealer to repair. Plenty of DIY's on here and elsewhere to read up on. Total cost for part and dealer install; $1200. No other mechanical failures to speak of. I have an idle misfire, but tracking that down as we speak. Cosmetically, parts of the interior are junk. Right cup holder replaced 3 times. Now it is just out and won't go back in. The grey on the door handles is pealing, and on the rear of the console as well. Be sure to keep your sunroof drains clear, or you'll get a brown "A" pillar like I have. The rubber widow molding on the windshield and rear window doesn't last long, so check it for cracks and get it replaced. The Conti Run Flats have let me down twice, so my suggestion is to invest in non-RFT's and a spare, or get a plug kit and 12vDC air pump. Other than that, it's a fine care. Overall, very easy to work on with most things that go out fairly accessible.
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