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  1. Thinking of buying 1992 BMW 750iL -- Buying Advice

    7 Series - E23 / E32 (1977 - 1994)
    Hello all. I've wanted either an E32 or E38 7 series for a while now, and one has popped up near where I live. A 1992 750iL. The Craigslist ad is attached, but some brief details are that while it looks pretty well cared for in the pictures, it has 197,000 miles (yikes! I think at least...)...
  2. Need Advice: Buying a 2019 BMW 740i Xdrive

    7 Series - G11 / G12 (2016 - current)
    Hi guys, I am new to this forum, and this is my first post, and I am excited to buy my first 7 series. I put down a deposit today over the phone, and will do the paper work tomorrow. I have a few questions, and I was unable to get the info I need from the sales staff at my local BMW dealer. I...
  3. NIADA certified? what is this?

    X5 F15 (2014 - 2018)
    Went to check out this car today. 31000 price + 2000 downpayment + 1500 dealer processing fee + 2500 for NIADA certification + taxes, tags, etc And I can't buy it cash.. I have to finance... or I can, but it'll be more (...
  4. Buying a E46 328ic as my first car

    E46 (1999 - 2006)
    Hello, everyone, I have a problem with trying to deiced to buy this 2005 BMW E46 328ic #Convertible. I defiantly have no knowledge when It comes to building repairing and driving vehicles I'm looking to buy my first car before I obtain my license somewhere in the middle of June...
  5. Should I buy high mileage 535D?

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hey guys, I'm sure there are a lot of discussions out there and I have read many of them. Currently I have a possibility to buy a full BMW serviced 535D xDrive. It's a 8/2015 car with 110k miles (180k km) on it. Yes, I know it's a lot but it has done only highway miles in Germany. It's...
  6. Buying help (fault codes) - CPO 2015 535i xdrive

    F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
    Hello, I am considering a CPO 2015 535i xdrive, what could be my first BMW. After looking for the car with the right options for weeks, I finally found the one with all the bells and whistles. However, the Repair History report that the dealership sent me has several Defect Codes listed that...
  7. Need some advice on purchasing an M3

    E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
    Hey guys, I'm rather new to the BMW scene and have been looking to purchase a used M3 for a while now. I've went to check out a few 2011 e90s, but haven't found that perfect one yet. This week I'll be checking out a 2009 e90 automatic with DCT. The cars got 77k on it and the owner claims the...
  8. Looking into buying 2001 740iL, need your advice

    7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001)
    Hi everyone, First time posting on e38 forums. I currently drive 528i (e39) but I am looking to get 740iL as I need more room for kids car seats. So, I need your opinion/advice/wisdom on a potential 2001 740iL with 121k miles, which I may purchase this weekend (going to see it in person/test...
  9. Dynamic Handling Package on 435 M sport...What exactly is it?

    F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I'm thinking about upgrading from my E90 to 2014 435 M Sport, and I'm really stuck between two choices. One with Dynamic handling package, and one without. I would like to know what exactly the DHP is (I know adaptive suspension and sport steering also I believe that the vehicle is a little...
  10. BMW 730d or 740i

    7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hey guys, I intend to buy a 2007-2008 E65 but I don't know what to choose from these two models. I'm more tempted to get the 740i. What do you guys think? Anyone had any of these models? Also, how reliable these years are? ( I know the 7 series is not a reliable car altogether :) ) Cheers! Chris
  11. Advice on getting a 2007 BMW 335xi manual

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am a huge car enthusiast, love driving and to a lesser degree, working on cars. I am currently looking to buy my first car out of college and I really want to get a 3 series. I found one that I really like. It is a 2007 335xi with a manual transmission and 89,000 miles, Sport and navigation...
  12. help on buying 1989 bmw 325i

    General BMW Questions
    Hi BMW guys I am currently looking at a 1989 BMW 325, I need an honest opinion on the miles. I really don't know if its too much because I drive a land cruiser that I really need to replace and that has 350,000 miles on it so I'm used to it. Would you guys say 236,000 miles is too much or should...
  13. Buying first Luxury car & seeking some advice

    General BMW Questions
    Howdy, I'm not sure if this is the proper sub-forum, but the Ask A Dealer section didn't look right either. If I have posted this in the wrong section, please move it. (The next 2 paragraphs are background info & my actual questions start just below them) I'm a truck owner, my first vehicle...
  14. Need Buying Advice, Service History check

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Hey everyone. I am a complete BMW noob. 25, fresh out of college. I have always lusted for a BMW 3 series. I am looking at buying a used BMW now. I found this forum while researching. I have been going to the dealers but I have no clue what a good price would be for a used 2007-09 BMW 328i...
  15. HELP! In market for X3! WHAT YEAR TO BUY?

    X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Hi! I am in the market for an x3 after recently getting in an accident with my mini cooper-i want to be high up and the x3 is great. I test drove an 06,07,08. Is there a difference in the years or should i just go based on mileage?
  16. Buying/Auction Help for 2007 335i Convertible

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    I am looking at buying a 335i Convertible with about 30K Miles. It appears to be in great shape, with (I believe) the Premium Package, but trying to get some input on pricing. They are asking $35K, trying to see what people are paying out there and if anyone has access to what they have been...
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    E46 (1999 - 2006)
  18. Questions to ask on a used 545i

    I am intending on purchasing a 2004-2005 545i towards the end of the year and am budgeting about $19,000 for the purchase. I have certain packages/options I would like, i.e. Sports/Premium/Nav/L7. I live in an area where the closest BMW dealership is 80 miles away (Oklahoma City, at that), so I...
  19. Is There A Best Year Run for the X5??!!

    X5 E53 (1999 - 2006)
    I am currently in the market for an X5 after 4 years of owning a 2000 528i automatic sedan. The car has treated me well but I have always loved the X5's and I want an AWD vehicle. I was looking at the various trims and models and am curious if there was a year or trim package that seemed to be...
  20. 2011 E90 335xi questions

    E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Good evening! First post. After eight years in the wilderness I'm this close to returning to the BMW fold with a 2011 335xi and I need some advice. I'm not a huge audiophile, and the standard audio system sounded fine to me. (Keep in mind I'm coming from a 2004 Honda Accord with the standard...