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#1 (permalink) Old 08-29-2004, 07:26 PM
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Hey fellas,

I am in Western Australia.

I am looking at buying a 323Ci. It is a late 2000 model. Looks really nice and well maintained. Done 45,000 kms.

I would like some advice on wether this model had any 'problems'. Or is there anything that is quirky about them. Like is there any known problems with them.

It is obviously out of warranty and I don't want to be stuck with expensive repairs.

Any advice appreciated.

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hey buddy, i am from ACT! now for ur queiry about the 323Ci.
One thing u should know is that, they have only 125kw, even though its a 2.5L engine. The current 320Ci (that came in australia around very late 2000 have the same output as that (125). you say, it was a late model 2000..well that must mean it was a run-out model, because in dec/january (sometime there) they changed the badging from 323 to 325 (what we see now)..its basiclaly the same engine, but has 141Kw of power (it does make a difference).
How much is it selling for??
considering the amount of kays done (pretty low) i stil wouldn't pay more than $42,000.
Try and find a late 2000 or early 2001 325Ci, coz they go for around 45-50K.
or even a 328Ci (1999-2000 model) for around a similar price.
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bought my 323Ci at 60000miles and i'm happy with it

spend some money on fixing air bag lights and change the rotors but

still I love my car
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I bought my 2000 323ci 4 months ago w/ 26,000 miles on it for $20,000 USD. I love it and it still has 8 months of warranty left on it. I would check the warranty because the warranty is from the date the car was originally sold not the manufacture date. It may still be effective. I highly recommend you go through with the purchase. If it is your first BMW, it definitely won't be your last.

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Make sure to cvheck tires and brakes, those are the first things I had to replace when I got my 2001; but i had 71k miles on mine.

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Make sure to cvheck tires and brakes, those are the first things I had to replace when I got my 2001; but i had 71k miles on mine.
Also look at the ball joints and control arms

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Thanks for the info guys.

Here is the ad for the car.
http://www.autotrader.com.au/photodisplay....mber=T000157605

Its a sweet looking car but I feel he is asking too much. Let me know ur opinions!
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Thanks for the info guys.

Here is the ad for the car.
http://www.autotrader.com.au/photodisplay....mber=T000157605

Its a sweet looking car but I feel he is asking too much. Let me know ur opinions!
I'm not sure if the car is located in the US or not. But if it is $60,000 USD then it is waaaaaay too much for that car. Even though it has a lot of extras, it should not be that much. I bought the same exact car without the extras for $20,000 USD. Mine only had 35,880 kms. Do not buy it, there are much better deals out there but you might have to do those mods on your own to make it look as good. Good luck!

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thinks its australian dollars m8, not sure of the conversion rate for USD, but for GPB its around £23,000

so thats like, $40,000 USD?
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thinks its australian dollars m8, not sure of the conversion rate for USD, but for GPB its around £23,000

so thats like, $40,000 USD?
If that's the case then it is still way too much $$$ for that car!

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yeh, 60,000AUD is about 42,000USD. its wayy to expensive. i have seen the same kind of model BMW in australia for about 45,000AUD (about 31,000USD).
plus, it has 19-inch wheels, so. either the odo meter is out, or he has done more modifications to fit those barstards in.
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WOW~ $40000?!~?~? how much is new there?

good luck with it~!~ car looks good to me

P.S what kind rim is that? I kinda want those
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OMG? Why does it say $60,000.00 for me?

That is an outrageous price... 19s or no 19s....

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why not a 328?

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The rims are Lowenhart rims. Very nice and suit the car perfectly.

I think I am gonna talk him down to $50,000 AUS dollars.
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