Personally the 50K mileage difference is a huge in determining which car is more important to me.
Things will not just fall off a BMW at 125K.....
But there are a couple of things to keep in mind here.
1. As stated above mods are generally best done yourself, and not by the previous owner.
2. The 50K difference in mileage could be used as an excellent negociation point.
3. Those rims don't look anything too special for me... IE: its not like your scoring yourself a $2,000 tire and rim combo. You could probably do better for $1000. I justed scored myself a 18inch M-Parrarells with 75% intact Nikko rubber for $450 so anything is possible.
4. I guess it really boils down to mods... If its chipped , CAI, new exhaust, aftermarket brakes, suspesion, intake manifold.... then you might want to overlook the high mileage.
Assuming both cars have been maintained properly and not abused, I still think the 75k car is a no brainer (at least for me) \
1996- BMW 328IS
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Performance: Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors-- PBR Deluxes-- Cosmos CAI---- Turner Pulley Kit--- Fan Delete mod---
Beauty: 18 polished M-Parallel replicas, Inpro Euros w/ Enchanced Angel eye kit, 20% tint
Clear corners/sidemarkers ---- Eurospec (Depos)
To do list:
UUC System U TDM- 3/05
M50 manifold converstion 3/05
off to the tuning shop for custom software 4/05
Cams/lightened flywheel, throttlebody........ well lets see what happens