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#11305 of 11919 Re: Should I buy this 2009 335i Convertible [bond007jb]
Mar 01, 2011 (9:42 am)
I'd pass; the brakes should last upwards of 50,000 miles. The oil should have been changed at 15,000 miles. And I seriously doubt that the car was tracked -at a BMW CCA HPDE at least- as CCA requires that droptops have a permanently attached hardtop AND a roll bar.
The condition of the interior also speaks volumes; a car with a pristine interior and immaculate bodywork may have neglected mechanicals, but if the car's overall appearance is shabby I can almost guarantee that the hard parts have been given short shrift. If you really like the car, I'd still want to have it inspected by a good BMW tech. The Carfax may well be wrong- it happens more often than you think.
#11306 of 11919 Re: Should I buy this 2009 335i Convertible [bond007jb]
Mar 01, 2011 (1:11 pm)
I'm going along with Roadburner in his analysis.
BMW's are not cheap cars to maintain, and if you take ownership (even at what seems to be a good price today) of one that has been "raw-hided", I can almost guarantee you will rue the day you signed the paperwork.
The brake changes by themselves indicate severe treatment, and if you add in the poor interior quality...
Also, the length of the first oil change would be a "kicker" for me. Youy're not likely to see the results of minimal oil changes during the first 50K miles, but at some point, you WILL see them.
I suspect this car may well have been leased, and whoever had it got as much "goody" out of it as possible... then, let it get reclaimed by the take-back man.
Let's just say I would probably pass. There are better cars waiting to be picked up.
#11307 of 11919 Re: Should I buy this 2009 335i Convertible [roadburner]
Mar 02, 2011 (12:56 am)
Thanks folks for your replies. The first oil change was done at 13000 miles. There was another service performed before that at 1300 miles. I did get the car checked out by an IM and there were no major issues discovered. The tires are not originals and are not run flats. Regarding the brakes and pads folks on some forums mentioned that it is normal especially for the heavier convertible, some folks got theirs changed due to squealing.
#11308 of 11919 Re: 328i 40k OTD [paracurve]
Mar 07, 2011 (8:59 pm)
I`m in the market as well for a 328i with Premium but no heated seat.
OTD offer: 39,488
I live in Dallas area? What about you?
Please let me know if you completed the purchase and the final OTD
#11309 of 11919 2011 BMW 3 Series Coupe
Mar 08, 2011 (10:20 am)
I was given this quote yesterday & was hoping for some feedback/help.
Exterior: White (non-metallic)
Interior: Gray Leather
Heated front seats
Heated steering wheel
Harmon/Kardon surround sound
27 month lease at 10,000 miles per year, $5,000 total out of pocket, $435/month
36 month lease same miles & out of pocket $480/month
Car will be leased in NYC, the sales tax rate is 8.875%.
Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
Mar 09, 2011 (3:29 pm)
Car Man please let me know what is the current MF & the residual value for the convertible 335I for 36 months & 1ok miles per year.
Thanks in advance
#11311 of 11919 2011 Bmw 328i 27month lease
Mar 11, 2011 (10:54 am)
Hello, Can anyone give me some ideas on what they think I should be paying for this lease.
I'm looking to lease a 328i with premium package, xenon lights, comfort key, and parking sensor
the msrp is 40, 275 invoice = 36,205- i also know a manager who says they can get it 1000 under invoice
ive been quoted around 3000 out of pocket for $379month, please tell me what you guys think?
Thanks in advance
#11312 of 11919 Purchase Price for 328i Convertible March 2011
Mar 11, 2011 (7:22 pm)
In Houston, I just bought a 328i convertible with a MSRP of $53,225. Dealer originally only offered $2100 off of MSRP. Obtained internet quotes from local BMW dealers and got $4884 off of MSRP. Car was built to order and will be shipped from Germany which may account for lower price.
#11313 of 11919 Re: Should I buy this 2009 335i Convertible [roadburner]
Mar 12, 2011 (9:25 am)
Roadburner, is right I'd pass. My car sounds better taken care of than the one you'er looking at. I'd get a new Car faxfor $25.00 and don't they have all the service records. I keep mine and when I sell it I give all the service records and what I spent on extas, like a clear mask, all seasons etc.
#11314 of 11919 Re: Should I buy this 2009 335i Convertible [puffin1]
Mar 12, 2011 (9:23 am)
I bought my first BMW in the seventies I took a trip to Germany arranged by a friend who owned a dealership.I drove it and it was called a Gray Car as it didn't pass U.S. emissions.
Someone on here can correct me, I got the car and had it converted to meet USA emission specs. I saved alot of money as I put 3500 miles on it in Europe. Anyhow, I shipped over.
By the way, I'm Puff's dad