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#11672 of 11926 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation
Jul 08, 2012 (7:45 am)
I am considering purchasing a 2006 BMW 330i with Nav. It has 85K miles and seems to be in good condition. The guy is asking $13,250 as his last and final price. What do you guys think of the deal?
Run Flat Tires can cause for a bumpy ride
The 335i came out a year later (2007) and might make resale of my 330i harder in the future
2013 BMWs are out in 8 weeks and will make value of this car drop
What type of big maintenance costs should I anticipate in the near future?
All of your thoughts/comments/suggestions are much appreciated.
#11673 of 11926 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [valueseeker627]
Jul 08, 2012 (8:36 am)
there are many people who will say that the 2006 330 was the last of the "good" 3 series. Don't worry about the 2013's they wont effect the price as much as you think.
Are you shopping for price or the best deal?
#11674 of 11926 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [valueseeker627]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 08, 2012 (9:47 am)
Run-flats: The newer replacement run-flats are reported to have a much better ride than the older OEM tires.. Plus, you can always switch to non-runflats, if they bother you..
'06 330i sedan.. The best naturally-aspirated inline six that BMW ever put into a non-M 3-series... and, it was only available on the '06 model! 255 HP... that's a plus, not a negative..
2013 model... the older the car, the less the model changeover means to value.... Cars are always depreciating.. It won't drop suddenly when the new car becomes available in September..
What could happen? It's a six year old car with 85K miles.... the same things that could happen to any car of that age.. Are you buying from an individual that has service records? How well a car is maintained is important..
#11675 of 11926 Re: Ordered a 2013 [blueguydotcom]
Jul 08, 2012 (4:45 pm)
Awesome blueguydotcom! Congrats! I know you've got very specific tastes when it comes to how a car drives, so you must have been impressed. Won't you join us over on ENTRY LEVEL LUXURY PERFORMANCE SEDANS & tell us what you think of the F30 328i's driving dynamics.
#11676 of 11926 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [kyfdx]
Jul 08, 2012 (5:32 pm)
I am buying from an individual who claims to have serviced it at BMW during the first 50K but after that he claims his local mechanic did. I will probably spend the $150 or so to have BMW look at it and do a full inspection, but beyond that, I guess I take a chance like anyone else.
What do you guys think about the price? The trade in value of the car is around 11-12K but it seems like its a good deal. I don't want to take a loss on the car and really hunting for a bargain. The other price points out there on cars.com and autotrader seem to be fairly higher so this seems like a good deal.
My other concern is that the 335 came out in 2007 and the sport wheels on it look way better than the 2006. Matter of taste I know, but it seems like BMW carried those wheels forward for the next several years.
#11677 of 11926 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [flightnurse]
Jul 08, 2012 (5:35 pm)
I'm really just looking for the best deal out there. I think this is close to the best price I've seen in a while but once the 2013s come out in 8 weeks, I might be able to get a 2007 for the same price with the same equipment. Although, I have to say this has the sport-premium package with Nav, not easy to find at this price....
Also, I'm intrigued by the 2006 330i being one of the more prized models, can you elaborate?
#11678 of 11926 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [kyfdx]
Jul 08, 2012 (6:41 pm)
Here's the full details on the car:
Cold Weather Package
Seems like its fully stocked with all the possible options....85K Miles and I plan to get the car inspected by BMW for full checkup.
What do you guys think for $13,250? I know its not a bad deal, but given these cars require more serious maintenance as they get older, what should I expect in the coming months/years and is it maybe better to just lease something or buy used with fewer miles/younger age???
All comments and feedback are much appreciated!!! Also any points that I can bring up to the buyer to have consideration for lowering the price would help!
#11679 of 11926 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [valueseeker627]
Jul 08, 2012 (7:47 pm)
UPDATE: It DOES NOT have the sport package. Everything else remains the same.
#11680 of 11926 Re: Ordered a 2013 [nyccarguy]
Jul 08, 2012 (8:50 pm)
NYC - Actually, I wasn't impressed by the F30 at all. But my lease is up with my Mazda3 soon so I had little option. Another car must happen. Never liked my two e90s and one of them, a CPO, resulted in such a horrible outcome (hence the Mazda3) I left BMW for 3 years.
C, G, IS, A4, TL are not viable cars for me from all my recent drives. I could hold out hope the ATS might be good. In the end, I'm not sure I trust Caddy enough. My real competition for the F30 was the Golf R and I actually would prefer it over the F30. But then my wife's Audi started going so massively south that I couldn't deny VWAG just doesn't seem like a realistic choice me.
With baby #2 is coming in December I decided I'd just settle on the 328 for 2-3 years. It'll do the job until I decide/find something with 4 doors that I love There's a rumor BMW will finally release a 4 door 1 series in 2014 (I'd love the hatch too), so my eye is on that for the future... a compact RWD manual luxury sedan is what I want. Nobody makes that.
#11681 of 11926 Re: Ordered a 2013 [blueguydotcom]
Jul 09, 2012 (6:29 am)
Please elaborate on the "Team USA voucher" and 'BMWCCA rebate.' I'd like to know the amounts, eligibility, and timelines. I'd appreciate your providing the information because I've promised myself a BMW European delivery for years and I may finally get around to it this Christmas if the numbers work.