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      08-23-2013, 09:55 PM   #5
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Drives: E93 (2), E90, E61 (+ others)
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Western PA

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2012 BMW X5  [0.00]
1975 BMW 2002  [0.00]
2008 BMW 328i Conve ...  [0.00]
2008 535i Touring  [0.00]
2009 335i Convertible  [0.00]
2007 328i  [0.00]
1999 328ic  [0.00]
That is a pretty good price for a 2008. I have run a couple of BMWs up over 300,000 miles and have 2 now with over 200,000, so I know they are good for high miles. In your case, the question is whether you want to spend more money up front and be less likely to have problems, or whether you'd rather pay as you go with more maintenence. I have two older BMWs (and one newer one), so it is no big deal if one of them is in the garage for a while. Do you have another car to drive in addition to this one? Do you have a good mechanic other than a dealer? Do you do basic maintenance yourself? If you can answer yes to these things, then you should consider the higher mileage car. If you can't answer yes to any of these things, then buy the newer, lower mileage car. There are no guarantees that you won't have problems, but there is still a little warranty left and there is less risk of a problem developing.