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Old 10-06-2019, 07:53 PM
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High mileage 335i should I buy?

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I'm not sure if this is the best section to post this, forgive me if it isn't. I'm looking for advice from you guys on whether to buy a high mileage 2013 F30 335i M sport Xdrive w/ a 6speed manual. It has 175k miles. It was owned by an older lady that did a lot of country driving, supposedly. Other than the curb rashed rims its in good shape. Everything works, it drives flawlessly, but I get a few codes with my cheap bluetooth code reader. The dealer wants 10k for it, I got him down from 13k. Carfax doesn't show any history of a replaced turbo, water pump, HPFP, things like that. Just generic maintenance entries. The engine is really spotless, its possible they did a really good job of detailing it. Part of me wonders if it was simply loved from day 1. From what I could see It's even clean down low by the turbo. Fortunately for me I'm able to do my own work so I'm not completely put off by replacing gaskets or (someday) a clutch. What are your thoughts? I'm not sure, It seems like the mileage is just too high for my likes. But it drove so nice..

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Old 10-06-2019, 08:15 PM
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Some of the codes are CD0487 CAN gateway, 801C20 ZGM: central fault memory full, 440102 transfer box oil wear, 2 instrument cluster codes, a center roof code. Nothing major but annoying.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:18 PM
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To OP, can the car be taken to a trusted indy for pre-purchcase inspection?
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:33 PM
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I plan on doing that tomorrow. The problem is, I don't know of any I can trust. I don't know the area very well.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:04 PM
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I plan on doing that tomorrow. The problem is, I don't know of any I can trust. I don't know the area very well.
If you are in Tacoma, take it to BMW Tacoma in Fife, just off I5
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:23 AM
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Of course you need to get it checked out by a good mechanic. If it checks out you still need to ask yourself a few questions. The most important is, can I afford a high repair bill. If it is going to be your daily driver, with no other option (second car, spouses car) can you take a large hit to the wallet and still be OK. If so buy and enjoy. If not, I would look elsewhere. Even if it checks out, remember it has almost 200k and many very expensive parts that can go at any time. Good luck. N4S
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:12 AM
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To OP, can the car be taken to a trusted indy for pre-purchcase inspection?
This is an excellent recommendation which I would also advise you to do.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:18 AM
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where da clutch at ?
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high millage means you have paid for somone else's fun
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:45 PM
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$10k is in line with online price estimates for that car if it is well above average condition and needs only minor cosmetic work and general repair. The clutch, brakes and tires should be in good condition with half life remaining. If not I think you are looking at $6k to $7k depending on work to be done.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:52 AM
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Get a PPI at a BMW dealership as a starting point. If it checks out well then go for it but consider it will need a bunch of preventative maintenance at this mileage including changing all fluids that havent been changed recently.
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Old 10-11-2019, 12:35 PM
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I doubt an old lady did that much country driving to reach 175K miles unless she's the only owner.
There's only so much a mechanic can check; ask for the dealer's maintenance or job history.
If most of the major parts have been replaced or leaks fixed, it might be worth a shot.
At 175K miles anything can go bad in short notice.
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Old 10-17-2019, 08:01 AM
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I doubt an old lady did that much country driving to reach 175K miles unless she's the only owner.
There's only so much a mechanic can check; ask for the dealer's maintenance or job history.
If most of the major parts have been replaced or leaks fixed, it might be worth a shot.
At 175K miles anything can go bad in short notice.
Good luck!
My thoughts exactly
stealerships always say it was owned by an old lady
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at 175k, the car is about ready to have many o its plastic parts crack to pieces
a full readout of all its error code by ISTA and a thorough review by an experienced BMW mechanic is in order
$10k can turn into double that easy when BMW repairs pop up
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:14 AM
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My thoughts exactly
stealerships always say it was owned by an old lady
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at 175k, the car is about ready to have many o its plastic parts crack to pieces
a full readout of all its error code by ISTA and a thorough review by an experienced BMW mechanic is in order
$10k can turn into double that easy when BMW repairs pop up
^^^^^^^ agreed
but seriously, you don't think an old lady can do this kinda millage
what are you ageist/sexist
bmw's are the perfect car for old ladies and vicars who look after there car's drive them well under the speed limie and also do ALL the servicing at BMW
tut tut tut
p.s.I always make sure to buy a car especially if advertised as previous owner, little old lady
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:59 PM
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^^^^^^^ agreed
but seriously, you don't think an old lady can do this kinda millage
what are you ageist/sexist
bmw's are the perfect car for old ladies and vicars who look after there car's drive them well under the speed limie and also do ALL the servicing at BMW
tut tut tut
p.s.I always make sure to buy a car especially if advertised as previous owner, little old lady
lol how many old ladies in high-spec BMWs are out there pulling even & asking for a drag?
according to stealerships.. all old ladies
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Old 10-24-2019, 12:55 PM
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It's been well cared for enough to drive almost 80 miles a day since the odometer woke up...
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Old 10-27-2019, 12:54 PM
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As an insurance agent, yes there are older people that when asked annual mileage say 15k to 20k.
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