| Originally posted by K.E.P.@Aug 11 2004, 12:11 AM |
I just totaled my 95' honda accord coupe last weekend. I have always loved the style of the current 3-series, so I figured I would them a look. I have a few questions if anyone can help me out. First, I will discribe the car I am looking at.
Sport and Premium Packages
Red Color/Tan Interior
Basically every option except HK sound system
Car looks brand new, incredible condition
Dealer is asking (22,000)
#1. Is this too high for a car with this mileage, but mint condition?
#2. I am coming from a bullet-proof accord, and am a little worried about reliability issues. Should I be?
Thanks for any available opinions.
I think that price sounds reasonable. I think a 2002 325i loaded up would generally fetch more like 25K (depending on where you live), but considering the high miles, it's probably fair. When you say every option but H/K, does it have the cold weather package (heated seats, fold down rear seats, and ski bag), bi-xenon headlights (very popular option, most people end up regretting it when they buy a 3 w/o xenon), navigation, etc.?
BTW, most would agree the H/K is a waste of $ so don't feel bad if it doesn't have it.
In terms of reliability, Honda will always hold the edge over BMW. With that said, I've had no problems whatsoever with my 325i, but on average, I see more complaints about reliability in the BMW forums than a Honda forum.
Many people will say - they knew up front that buying a BMW had some reliability risks, but they love the car, so they deal with it.
In terms of driving pleasure, the accord can't even compare. Go for it - I don't think you'll regret it
And, is this a stick or auto?