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Old 07-07-2014, 05:51 PM
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Buy w/ 25k or 40k? 328i?

Looking to purchase a 2011 328i (or maybe 2009). Would like to spend max 20-21k. I am finding some with around 40k miles for around $20,000 or so, which is great.

Ideally I'd like one with around 25k miles but those are around $23,000-$25,000, on the low end.

Is it worth the extra couple grand for one with 15,000 less miles? Having had a BMW before I am keeping repairs, maintenance etc. in mind.

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Old 07-07-2014, 07:17 PM
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A general rule of thumb is to always try to buy the lowest mileage car but with that said, do both of these have any service history/records, etc. Try to go but the history of the car too, one owner, several owners, dealer serviced, etc. The one with 40K could be a highway miles driven by an older person where the one with 25K could have been driven more city stop/go traffic and neglected more?

But to answer your question, I personally would spend a couple of grand more in getting a car with less than 15K miles.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:23 AM
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Why would you buy a 328?
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:00 AM
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It's worth the extra grand. 15k less miles equals an extra year give or take depending on what you use your vehicle for.


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Buy what you like, with the options you want, rather than spend extra for lower miles. The 328i is pretty reliable and it will have 80K miles or more on it before anything really needs attention. Unless you drive massive miles that years off in either case.
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Thanks for replies.

http://www.carmax.com/enus/view-car/...results%20page

Too much? KBB is valued at 22 or so. This thing is loaded for the most part and in perfect condition. Saw it the other day. Low miles.
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I'd go for a lower mile car. N4S
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Originally Posted by Vanos4:12PM View Post
A general rule of thumb is to always try to buy the lowest mileage car but with that said, do both of these have any service history/records, etc. Try to go but the history of the car too, one owner, several owners, dealer serviced, etc. The one with 40K could be a highway miles driven by an older person where the one with 25K could have been driven more city stop/go traffic and neglected more?

But to answer your question, I personally would spend a couple of grand more in getting a car with less than 15K miles.
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http://www.carmax.com/enus/view-car/...results%20page

Too much? KBB is valued at 22 or so. This thing is loaded for the most part and in perfect condition. Saw it the other day. Low miles.
If KBB is 22, then you should be able to find one easily enough. In fact, it's possible that this price here may drop with some time. I suppose I would pay the set price if this car screams out to you. I myself overpaid because I finally found one that I really was crazy about. (Got sick of myself, TBH, try finding a low miles 6MT that's pleasing.) The engine bay shot is disappointing to the detailer in me, because of all the splothcy marks I see. Maybe they are easily removed with chemical cleaner, I don't know. Keep at it, you'll eventually find one that you have to have.
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