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Would love some bimmer fans to give me their opinion on this deal.

2003 330xi - premium package - automatic - blue exterior - 38,000 miles
Car is in excellent shape; very clean. Complete documents of all maintenance; all done at bmw dealer.

I talked him down to 19K over the phone from 21k. Owner is telling me a dealer will give him 17500 in trade (maybe true, most likely not). However, I think if I offer 18K, the car is mine.

I still need to test drive and run the VIN. But I believe it will all check out because I know the dealer that sold the car to the current owner a year ago.

I was leaning toward getting a 2006 325xi in the fall but I believe that would cost at least 22K; if not more. However, I get wholesale prices through auto auctions (ie manheim).

Take the deal?
Offer less than 18k?
Wait and get the 2006 325xi?

Thanks in advance for the input.
 

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IMO with those miles and for a car in excellent condition $19k is not a bad price.
 

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But would I be disappointed in having a 2003 330xi versus the 2006 325xi? It appears the major difference is the styling.
 

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But would I be disappointed in having a 2003 330xi versus the 2006 325xi? It appears the major difference is the styling.
Uhhh...and the engine, bigger brakes, more standard equipment, etc.? :confused:

I'd have thought a well-cared for 330xi would be pretty practical where you are...

Maybe split the difference and offer 18,500, but be able to go to 19,000 quickly. No sense in leaving money on the table.
 

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But would I be disappointed in having a 2003 330xi versus the 2006 325xi? It appears the major difference is the styling.
I'd rather have the '03 330 engine than the '06 325 engine. Now, if you were talking about an '07 328, I'd have a different answer.
 
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