Last post on Dec 17, 2012 at 9:34 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW M3, BMW 3 Series, Motorsports, Engine, Suspension, Car Buying, Coupe
#701 of 758 Re: 2009 328xi - good deal? [sirius9]
May 13, 2011 (6:14 am)
You don't mention how it is equipped, so it is hard to comment on price. The mileage should be of no concern. I always wonder why some are CPO'd and some are not. It is typically determined by a calculation of what it will cost to bring it to CPO level versus what the will be able to sell it for. It is also determined by how much they have to buy it from BMW finance for. Body damage and or tires are some of the major factors for the first point. The floor mat issue could be that there are factory available carpet and rubber floor mats. Both may have been replaced which isn't uncommon. Have someone check for body damage and repaint. That would be my guess. Carfax only tells you what someone makes an effort to report, so it is not the final word. Good luck.
#702 of 758 Re: 2009 328xi - good deal? [arctic56]
May 13, 2011 (7:12 am)
It seems to have xenon, keyless, sunroof, cold weather package and some components of premium - lumbar, power adjust, memory seating--not sure on the leather though.
It's not CPO'd cuz it's not a BMW dealer--that's my guess.
My hesitation with the mileage is someone racked up ~18k a year since they had it (it's only 2 years old)--this shouldn't be a consideration?
I have to drive 1.5 hours to get to the car, have to find a 3rd party mechanic that's not my normal guy...hopefully that goes over well.
#703 of 758 Re: 2009 328xi - good deal? [arctic56]
May 14, 2011 (2:35 pm)
The 2009 328xi black/black sedan with 36,500 miles is actually a base model with only single disc cd player, sunroof, heated seats. Tested the heck out of the brakes, and they seem good and tires are about 6/32nds. The VW dealer will warranty everything for 3 months too, and I'm still covered under the factory warranty for about ~13k miles or til 2013.
Any thoughts on this deal, arctic? Thanks.
#704 of 758 Buying a 2010 328i 13k miles No-cert 33K out the door
May 16, 2011 (7:55 pm)
im looking at buying a used 2010 328i from a bmw dealer with 13k miles. in terms of features its got
M Sport Package, Value Package, Moonroof, Power Front Seats With Memory, BMW Assist With Bluetooth, Satellite Radio4-Wheel ABS, Climate Control, Dual Zone A/C, A/C, Rear A/C, Vehicle Anti-Theft System, AM/FM Stereo, CD Player, Auxiliary Audio Input, HD Radio, Rear Wheel Drive, Gasoline Fuel, Heated Mirrors, Heated Exterior Driver Mirror, Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Driver Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag, Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch, Side Air Bag, Side Head Air Bag, Rear Head Air Bag, Leather Seats, Bucket Seats, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Tires - Front Performance, Tires - Rear Performance, Traction Control.
Its not certified though. I was told that bmw does not certify some cars if they are newish/low miliage as it add to the price (thats at least what the dealers say when i ask them why its not certified). The funny thing is other dealers i have spoke with say "never" buy a used car if its not certified". "if bmw wont certify it something most be wrong" What also purturbs me is that I saw a similar car same model/year/similar miliage but with the premium package that was certified.
The price point is where i want to be at 33K out the door. Does that sound like good deal? Is there something I am missing in regards to it not being certified and when i look at the car what should else should I be looking for (this is my first bmw)?
I've also noticed that prices vary alot based on geography. I found at 2011 in Atlanta with 12300 miles for 30K before taxes. that seem like a heck of a deal (I'm in southwest). thats a big clip from las vegas prices. also the prices seem cheap on the east coast NYC area. is that just due to possible wear and tear from the cold weather?
http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listin- gId=66025579&listingRecNum=1&criteria=sf1Dir%3DASC%26mkId%3D20005%26stkTyp%3DU%2- 6mdId%3D20444%26rd%3D100000%26mlgId%3D28867%26crSrtFlds%3DstkTypId-feedSegId-mkI- d-mdId-mlgId-yrId-prcId%26zc%3D85226%26prcId%3D28828%26rn%3D0%26PMmt%3D1-1-0%26s- tkTypId%3D28881%26sf2Dir%3DASC%26sf1Nm%3Dprice%26yrId%3D34923%26sf2Nm%3Dmiles%26- rpp%3D50%26feedSegId%3D28705&aff=national
#705 of 758 Re: Buying a 2010 328i 13k miles No-cert 33K out the door [scottfreen]
Jun 06, 2011 (8:41 pm)
It's possible. I just got a 07 328xi with 44k miles in Utah over the weekend and the price was $3K lower than what I can get in Idaho, where I live. It was only 5 hours ride home so I took the plunge. If you can save $3K by travelling a few hours, I'd say DO IT. You get a change to drive long in your new used bimmer. Atlanta from the southwest maybe a bit crazy but definitely doable.
#706 of 758 Cheapest ZHP I've seen..
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 15, 2011 (7:43 pm)
Over 100K miles, but looks decent....
#707 of 758 Re: Cheapest ZHP I've seen.. [kyfdx]
Jun 15, 2011 (8:41 pm)
And It is a stick too. Yummy!
#708 of 758 To xi or not to xi?
Jun 16, 2011 (12:33 pm)
I've recently started lusting after 328 wagons, but not sure when/if I'd ever make a move away from my Volvo V70. The primary motivation is getting a manual, for the more sporty driving experience (and BMW vs Volvo provides some of that, shifting or not!) and that a manual out-of-warranty is not as scary as an automatic out-of-warranty.
So my biggest question is this... how much of a consideration should 328xi vs. 328i become? I know if I stay away from the xi's that will really limit my choices, but how noticeable is the 250-lb weight penalty of the xi? And are there significant differences in reliability/repair costs down the road with an xi (I know there's not much to speak to that from this generation, but maybe the older 325's will shed some light?)
#709 of 758 BMW 328i or not? need car buying advice
Aug 04, 2011 (10:25 am)
It was car buying time for me now and i'm confused which ones to pick. I was inclined towards bmw. With the budget I have, I was looking for a 2006-07 BMW 328i. All the cars in my range either have high mileage or accident report. Also. I want to know if buying a car that has a few months of CPO would be a good idea or do i not need it at all. Also, can somebody advise me on what I need to look from maintainance perspective?
Aug 05, 2011 (9:40 am)
I'm considering purchasing a 2008-2010 3-Series sportwagon and need to get honest opinions regarding reliabilty. Maintenance and overall impression of the vehicle. HELP!!!!