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#1 (permalink) Old 10-25-2009, 06:07 PM
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Advice Needed--2006 325i

Hi All,

I am looking to purchase a used 2006 325i. It's in mint condition but has about 75k miles on it (which are mostly highway miles I've been told).

I have never owned a car, let alone a BMW and just want to see how much they last. The price tag is $15k and comes with two years warranty.

Input is greatly appreciated!!!
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They better discount the car seriously with that many miles. If you shop around you can find a better deal. Additionally, make sure any bmw you look at has complete service records. A bmw is an expensive car for anyone, let alone someone looking at their 1st car. You better have deep, I mean deep pockets for maintenance and repairs. Start with a nissan or toyota and work your way up.
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75K miles on a car is not bad at all as long as the car was well taken car of. I have 194K miles on my car and it runs great because I took care of it. You are also getting a 2 year warranty so that should ease you mind some.

Price wise, 15K may be high for that kind of mileage so see what you can do with that.

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Mrs BMW:

It's hard to set a price to a car site unseen. Nevertheless, the car you are looking at is probably a leaser which exceeded the mileage by 2:1 so the price should be lowered for this reason by around 5 to 10%.
The bulk of these cars fall into the good condition category. This means the car must not require any major work. Its paint, body and interior must have none or very small blemishes and very minor or no rust. It should require, if any, only some minor mechanical work. Tires should be identical and have plenty of tread left. Maintenance should be visibly good.
As for the warranty, who issues it and what are the conditions? You do not wish to be covered by an irresponsible party, and you do not wish to be tied to having to do maintenance at a dealership. Look at your long term cost.
Papers should be in order and Carfax should look good.
Have the car thoroughly check by a mechanic of your confidence (pay him if required) and have him go over every inch of the car and report to you in private to discuss the purchase as a yeah or a nay and sleep over this overnight before you decide. Of course take him when you test drive it.

It's your first car, so be careful and enjoy it when everything falls in place.

Cheers, Bim

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if i were you id buy it because bmw's last around 300,000 miles i sold a 93' 325i with 267,000 miles and it ran great and i know the guy i sold it to and he hasn't had any problems so far.

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Agreed, Volvo and BMW are both known for there long life as long as the car was taken care of.

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