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Old 08-18-2013, 08:35 AM
desi.tmac desi.tmac is offline
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Buying used 2008 BMW 328i?

Hi,
Im looking to get some advice from current BMW owners. I'm about to buy a used 2008 BMW 328i 104k miles. Basically are there any common issues I should be aware of on this model, and reliability wise do you guys think this is a wise purchase?

I know maintenance is expensive but I don't want to buy the car then put in thousands of dollars to constantly repairs things.....

BTW if I buy I'll probably keep it for 50,000 miles, 2-3 years. I don't know if that makes a difference...

Any advice is helpful
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:41 AM
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Google Mike Miller BMW for a maintenance schedule.

Google Mike Miller BMW for a maintenance schedule.
This gives you a history and some things to expect.

Common issues are broken head or valve cover bolts
which cause oil leaks.
Valve ticking I don't know how wide spread it is but there is a big
thread sticky on it at E90post.com

Water pumps are averaging between 60 and 90 k though some go a
long time before failure . Get it towed if it stops working don't risk a
Engine replacement.

Also a leaking oil filter housing is a common one for any model
again I don't know the frequency.

Actually maintenance isn't that bad especially if you can DIY a little.
Its the repairs that are expensive .
Also tires if you stick with the Run Flats or use ultra high performance tires.

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Old 08-18-2013, 04:46 PM
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Seeing the service history on the car is imperative as is a PPI to see what you are getting into.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:41 PM
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I purchased a 2007 328i convertible and it is a real sports car Just have a mechanic look at the vehicle and lift it up and see whats underneath.. The car is awesomely FAST.. I Love It.....
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