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#4142 of 5378 Re: Buying Tips for BMW 3 Series (1998) [blueguydotcom]
Feb 16, 2009 (7:40 pm)
By the book come down to 1k a year? More or less on average?
A lot depends on where you live. My local dealer(Swope BMW, Louisville) performed an Inspection II and brake fluid flush on my wife's X3 for just $374. Santa Monica BMW charges $1105 for the same work. I know that the cost of living in California is higher than that of Kentucky, but 295% higher? That said I'd say $1000 per year may be a bit high.
#4143 of 5378 Re: Buying Tips for BMW 3 Series (1998) [roadburner]
Feb 16, 2009 (8:01 pm)
Thanks. I like to plan for the worst outcome and be happy when it all plays out better.
#4144 of 5378 Re: Buying Tips for BMW 3 Series (1998) [blueguydotcom]
Feb 23, 2009 (11:56 am)
Hope it works out. I bought a used 335i manual this weekend. Two years left on the warranty. Then two years CPO.
#4145 of 5378 Re: Buying Tips for BMW 3 Series (1998) [blueguydotcom]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Feb 23, 2009 (12:07 pm)
How bout some details?
Feb 23, 2009 (8:26 pm)
congratulations are in order! Please give us the gory details. Their asking price & what you paid for it. Colors & Options? What did you do with the MINI? Sell it privately or trade it in?
#4147 of 5378 sold the mini, bought the 335 privately
Feb 23, 2009 (9:19 pm)
I was set to buy an 09 WRX but Saturday I stopped in for a spin in a 335i manual. Well that sold me but the price was more than the wife wanted to pay. Looked online and found in so cal we had a total of 3 335is with manual. One dealer had a model with only sport and navi (no interest in the navi). They ended up selling me the car, cpo, for 27k (not including bmwcca rebate). According to Edmunds that's less than trade-in value. Edmunds claims 33k for that car at a dealer with CPO. Even if it's off, I feel like I got a nice deal.
28k miles on the odometer, silver, not a scratch on the outside (nicks on the driver's door trim aluminum), otherwise pristine.
Given my profit on the cooper and my payments on the 335i match the cooper's, I basically paid $500 to switch to a larger, faster, more family friendly car. Hard to argue with that. And the 335i has more included maintenance left, plus a longer warranty and 4 brand new tires (my cooper needed new tires).
#4148 of 5378 That's a sweet deal
Feb 24, 2009 (7:08 pm)
Good luck with the car!
Do you feel your 335i rides different than your 330i that you got rid of?
#4149 of 5378 Re: sold the mini, bought the 335 privately [blueguydotcom]
Feb 25, 2009 (4:37 am)
Excellent! Now we can see how you like it compared to your recent rides. I'm interested on your take vs. the '06 330.
Best of luck! Hope you don't flip it, though!
#4150 of 5378 Trunk Release Question
Feb 25, 2009 (8:07 am)
Can anyone tell me where the fuse is located that operates the trunk release for the 2001 330 ci. Both the remote key and inner release has stopped working and I'm guessing it's a fuse...any other ideas out there? Thanks for the help.
#4151 of 5378 Re: Where to get quotes for extended warranty and maintenance plan [kyfdx]
Feb 25, 2009 (8:10 am)
$90.00 is a bad price for any oil change...especially when it's only about $35 to do it yourself. Who's got more money than God out there?