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Old 04-20-2004, 05:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! I am looking at buying a used 2000 323i auto later this week. The car has 80k and in in excellent condition. Is there any thing with that type of miles I should be looking for? I am getting this car from a non BMW dealer so it will not be certified. I did contact the original owner and he told me he had no problems and he just traded it in on a SLK. One more question, how reliable are the BMW's? And what kind of miles do you guys have on your BMW's? Thanks in advance for your time.

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quite honestly. a BMW can live an extremely long time, as long as you take care of it.

we've only owned 2 in our family, but the oldest we do have, which is a 93', has 160k miles and it's still running smooth.

we do have 4 mercedes. one with 340k miles. 2 with over 225k. thoes are the real work horses, but bmws are nicer, and faster.

i pick bimmers over merc.
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Check to make sure that all services have been performed. I have 92K on my 328 now and have had no major problems. This is my 3rd BMW the first had 170K the second 225K. If you want the car to live a long life maintain it. Sorry about the auto as the manuals are a little bit more interactive to drive.
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Thanks for the input guys ! Hearing what you have to say really puts me at ease about this car. I asked the previous owner about his maintance schedule and he informed me he always took it back to the dealer for service. He also stated that he used to drive the car 55 miles one way to work!

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Id say buy it! Bimmer's are the best cars out there

I am at 72k miles on a 2001 and i have no problems at all.
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Id say buy it! Bimmer's are the best cars out there

I am at 72k miles on a 2001 and i have no problems at all.
I have 1000 miles on an '04 330Xi - love the car except above 50 and below 80 .. BMW are no help TG its a lease ... never again.
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they are all highway i guess... so thats even better
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