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Old 03-20-2014, 11:31 PM
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335i past 100k miles

I'm wondering what people's opinions are on this. My 07 335i has 90k miles. It's had its share of problems but nothing in the last year or so. I keep going back and forth about selling it vs keeping it. I'm not sure what it's worth now but even though I love the car it would be silly to pay as much or more in depreciation + repairs as for a new BMW. Btw my DIY skills are at the level of changing my own windshield wipers and adding oil. In other words I'm clueless.

Which option do you think is cheaper? Keep it or get a new one? A new one would be around 45k let's say and I might lease next time around.


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Old 03-20-2014, 11:46 PM
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Is it paid off?
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:48 AM
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well you could keep driving it till if requires a big cash outlay, then trade it in, BMW will take in cars with issues, since they repair them at cost and then resell them
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:16 AM
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Is it paid off?

Yes it is.


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Old 03-21-2014, 07:46 AM
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I'd keep it... Trust you've got a good one, especially if problems are ones everyones had like hpfp, water pump, valve cover gasket etc.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:52 AM
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then there is the ABS Module and steering angle sensor
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My car is about the same age and mileage. Carmax offered me $12K for it a couple months ago.

I figure it's depreciating about $200/mo. Leasing a new one w/ no cap cost reduction is going to be between $500-$600/mo (tax included), giving me about $300-$400/mo in the budget for repairs.

You should test drive an F30. You may not like it and decide it's worth it to keep your E90 until something better comes along. That's sort of where I'm at.
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Then I would keep it. Maybe keep making payments on it to yourself just in case but unless you have turbo failure (unlikely), transmission problems, or something similar, a good indy can repair probably within reason and not like the dealer charges.

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Old 03-21-2014, 01:51 PM
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Then I would keep it. Maybe keep making payments on it to yourself just in case but unless you have turbo failure (unlikely), transmission problems, or something similar, a good indy can repair probably within reason and not like the dealer charges.

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Yeah I have a good cheap shop I go to for repairs. I guess the cheapest option is to keep it until it gets too expensive to fix and then trade it in.


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Old 03-21-2014, 01:54 PM
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My car is about the same age and mileage. Carmax offered me $12K for it a couple months ago.

I figure it's depreciating about $200/mo. Leasing a new one w/ no cap cost reduction is going to be between $500-$600/mo (tax included), giving me about $300-$400/mo in the budget for repairs.

You should test drive an F30. You may not like it and decide it's worth it to keep your E90 until something better comes along. That's sort of where I'm at.

Yup. Those are the numbers I was looking at too. I drove the F30 328i a few times and it's nice just not nice enough to pay a bunch more money for it. My car actually feels smaller and more nimble. And faster of course but that's because of the extra power and I think the f30 I drove didn't have the sports package.


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