Question for a potential 1st time BMW owner
I have two questions.
My car (1999 Passat) is on it's last legs. I need to buy a replacement car.
Given the current economy, I don't have a lot to spend on a car. (I'm a small business owner so one never knows!!)
I found a two-owner, 1997 528iA for sale at a Lexus dealership for $3,997. The car has 188,125 miles.
From Car Fax:
Year purchased 1997, Private lease, Estimated length of ownership 3 yrs. 3 mo., odometer reading at sale 46,300
Year purchased 2000, Personal, Estimated length of ownership 9 yrs. 7 mo., odometer reading at sale 188,125
I don't do a ton of driving, my office is in my home so basic driving = weekly errands and kids to school during school year ~ 3-5 mile each way.
Of course one must consider a variety of factors for the specific car, but in this groups' opinion what is the mileage expectancy for a 1997 528iA?
I am going to look at the car on Saturday - what key questions should I ask?
KBB gives the following valuation for a private sale:
Thanks so much for any words of wisdom!
Last edited by jzonewarrior; 06-26-2010 at 12:23 AM.