Might not have the money for it? CPO financing is a lot better (at least on the APY) than for '07 335's.get an 07 335
i'm thinking about getting a 06' certified pre-owned 3 series can any one tell me if its worth it to get it? how good is the car after its considered "certified"
The '06 330i is a really, really fine car with a very fine engine.Might not have the money for it? CPO financing is a lot better (at least on the APY) than for '07 335's.
I have no personal experience per se, but from all the posts and other things that I've read. BMW does a pretty good job of the whole CPO-car thing. Not every car qualifies to be CPO'd.
Financing wise, you can get an '06 330i, sports/premium/nav/xenon/<=30k miles/prem-sound for about 26k. Some on the board have gotten similar cars (with no nav) for around 23-25k.
This is my big concern and why I might just get a new one with limited options. If I get a car with 25,000 miles, and there has been one oil change in three years, that concerns me. I keep my cars forever so maybe new is the way to go rather than take the risk-feel like there is a 50% 50% chance of getting a good car through CPO.I have a '08 335 coupe that I bought new. I looked at the CPO cars and saw that the dealers really don't do much if anything other than provide the warranty itself and buff and shine..not even a brake fluid flush. Since most BMWs are 3 yr leases and the "free" maintenance which is the bare minimum (oil changes every 15000 miles for example), Remember that most BMWs are driven hard and rarely serviced yet at 30000 miles. Lots of CPO BMW horror stories so be careful and get the history, especially on service. Mine still says I have 50000 miles left on brake pads with 15000 miles showing on the clock and that my first oil service isn't due for another 9000 miles! Most leases will just keep on going til they get a computer reminder.
Not always.Tires have to be BMW OEM or approved and are required to have a lot of tread left, so you typically get pretty new or brand new tires.
Brakes they typically service and replace pads and rotors.
All the services had to be performed on time according to the BMW service schedule.
And of course you get the 6 year 100k warranty
In my book the CPO cars are worth the premium as typically cars that new get traded in at the dealers or sold private sale, if the dealer can't CPO the car then they wholesale it, so a lot of the non CPO/non BMW dealer cars have issues that don't allow for CPO, sometimes that is just too much milage or the dealer needs to get rid of some cars, but they keep the good ones and get rid of the rest.