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Old 02-27-2005, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi my name is Jesse,
i'm turning 16 in the summer, and i'm looking for a car and of coruse i want a nice little sports car so i started looking at BMW's. so i found one that is in my price range is $6500. so i found a used 1994 325is. the car details say this "Replaced within the last year: rear struts, back springs, exhaust, catalytic converter, tires. This car also has the Sport Package option. 2nd owner car. Have records since being the 2nd owner. Mostly highway miles. Car runs strong. Only selling due to need for a 4 door vehicle." and it comes with this "Driver Air Bag; Anti-Lock Brakes; Air Conditioning; Cruise Control; Compact Disc Changer; Compact Disc Player; Passenger Air Bag; Rear Window Defroster; Power Seats; AM/FM Stereo Cassette; Leather Seats; Power Door Locks; Power Mirrors; Power Windows; Power Steering; Sunroof/Moonroof; Tilt Wheel" do you think this is worth the 5,300 it's grey it's a v6 auto. please post back or write back to me at JAWOOD23@aol.com
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it depends on how many miles, and also look into manuals they are a lot more fun. All of your friends will have manuals and youll have an auto. I know its prefrence but trust me you would like it more.
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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it depends on how many miles, and also look into manuals they are a lot more fun. All of your friends will have manuals and youll have an auto. I know its prefrence but trust me you would like it more.
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it says it has "201,000" i don't know that seems like to little for that year
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 02-27-2005, 10:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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not necessarily. there are 94 bimmers that have under 100k miles on them. about your car. 204k is a little high, try to get something closer to 100k. bimmers last to around 250k and then things start going. you can find a good BMW with around 100k miles for around your price range, maybe a little more..
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yeah keep lookin my 98 323is manual in perfect condition with 106k miles was only $7k, then me and my dad know how to buy cars lol, the dealer wanted 10k for it, we bought it for 7k, lol, kbb value was 12k, damn i'm good, keep lookin, trust me there are better cars out there
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Yea keep looking, dont buy the first thing you see.. and try to learn as much about the market as you can so you dont get ripped off.

Buying from a private seller is much better than from a dealer too, you can ussually get great deals if you go to sellers with cash in hand.

You should be able to get a nice 325 for around 5-6k with around 100-130k on it.

BTW- a manual 325 and an automatic 325 are NOT the same car. its like night and day. Wait for a manual car to come around, you will always regret it if you buy an automatic.
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Originally posted by 325luv+Feb 27 2005, 10:57 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(325luv @ Feb 27 2005, 10:57 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'>not necessarily. there are 94 bimmers that have under 100k miles on them. about your car. 204k is a little high, try to get something closer to 100k. bimmers last to around 250k and then things start going. you can find a good BMW with around 100k miles for around your price range, maybe a little more..
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very common mis understanding about bmws, yes they run like a charm. but very rarely do they run to 250 thousand miles without something major going wrong with the car... they will run forever but will have problems like any other car, they arent the magical car haha.


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yeah keep lookin my 98 323is manual in perfect condition with 106k miles was only $7k, then me and my dad know how to buy cars lol, the dealer wanted 10k for it, we bought it for 7k, lol, kbb value was 12k, damn i'm good, keep lookin, trust me there are better cars out there
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yeah shahab got a pretty good deal, you gotta remember the price of the car is also determined by where you live.. bmws are more expensive around here compared to other places... just where i live. The car sounds alright... higher milage but you will get a few years out of it, seems like it has had a lot of things replaced which either means a)your car is going to run fine or b)more stuff is going to break never know... if you do buy this car take it to a mechanic that knows euro cars before you buy it, but yes look around for others and drive/get them all looked at!

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