E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > Buying used, high milage 328xi wagon



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-13-2014, 01:26 PM   #23
dwells
ಠ_ಠ
 
dwells's Avatar
 
Drives: Monaco Blue 335i coupe
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: New England

Posts: 1,512
iTrader: (5)

Seems like a decent buy to me considering it's loaded. 110,000 miles isn't that much on an N52. The water pump will need to be done ASAP if it hasn't been, though. Other things that may need to be done in the near future are brakes, suspension, control arms. Listen for interior rattles when test driving.

Oh, and I'd steer right on clear of the A6. Mid and early 2000s Audis were horrific in terms of reliability.
__________________
| 335i coupe | Monaco Blue | JB4 G5 ISO | Style 313M | Huper 40% tint | Aero lip | CSL trunk spoiler | M3 sideskirts
| Paint-matched grilles | Painted reflectors | GP Thunder II angel eyes | Smoked LED sidemarkers | Self-coded |
dwells is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-13-2014, 07:58 PM   #24
jezzy
First Lieutenant
 
jezzy's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 E91 325xi Black Wagon
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 354
iTrader: (7)

^ mucho gracias. Sad.. that A6 was indeed beautiful but looks like my heart is set on a BMW.. not new but new to me at least !

I found a deal on an 06 530xi fully loaded wagon, 6MT ! comfort package for the sun shades for my 2 kids in the rear nav.. maintenance done (water pump, alternator), has about 150,000km on it.. so 95,000 miles. will see it this week!
jezzy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-14-2014, 09:33 PM   #25
abp689
New Member
 
Drives: 328xi Wagon,330ZHP, 318Ti (MT)
Join Date: May 2013
Location: MI

Posts: 29
iTrader: (0)

I had a 2001 330xi with 165k, sold it for $16k 5 years back. Ran into the guy last year. He had 235k and is loving it. Only maintenance was a $3500 wire harness, tires, oil. YRMV.
abp689 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-15-2014, 10:05 AM   #26
Vut
New Member
 
Drives: E91 LCI 328 xi
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Canada

Posts: 13
iTrader: (0)

Hey Jezzy, did you end up checking out the blue wagon?

I'm looking at buying a high km sedan and was curious if you noticed anything wrong with this high km wagon that I should watch out for when checking the sedan.
Vut is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2014, 06:19 PM   #27
jezzy
First Lieutenant
 
jezzy's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 E91 325xi Black Wagon
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 354
iTrader: (7)

Saw the 2009 blue bmw yesterday.. very nice car. Everything seemed to work but didnt go for a drive yet. Sadly.. the car was filthy.. gut feeling it may have mis treated.. know that feeling? But due to its high milage.. its almost $10k less than the market value.. so even with a clean up and minor repairs (hopefully minor! ) it would still be worth buying. Electric folding mirrors.. the new 2009 nav.. ipod and aux and usb input for hd mp3 saving. Very nice car.

I then drove home and saw a 2006 325xit wagon.. also fully loaded but the older cic nav ? Still a nice car and it was mint.. but black (just boring.. still nice)

The 06 was going for more than the 09 model.. less milage.. cleaner. Hard choice.

Run down
2009 328 wagon awd fully loaded and blue. Very rare. Nav. Paddle shifters. . Electric folding mirrors. . Heated seats.. huge Sunroof. 120,000 miles (180,000km). Started up sounded beautiful. Outside of car very clean 1 door dent.. broken grill. Inside is dirty. Leather needs a good cleaning.. trunk is a disaster but a good clesn will do. Asking 13 700 $ cdn. Used car warranty available.

2006 325 wagon awd 6 speed automatic. . Pana roof. Leather.. navi older gen. Mint mint beautiful shape in and out. 150,000 km so just under 100,000 miles. Asking 15000cdn$ used warranty also avail.
Ive seen similar models no nav for 10,000$. Hmm!

Hard choice! Im in love with that 09..

Last edited by jezzy; 05-17-2014 at 07:44 PM.
jezzy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2014, 08:00 PM   #28
parabola
Second Lieutenant
 
parabola's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 328i xDrive
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: PA

Posts: 246
iTrader: (0)

I'd pass on both.
parabola is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-17-2014, 09:10 PM   #29
jezzy
First Lieutenant
 
jezzy's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 E91 325xi Black Wagon
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 354
iTrader: (7)

Well, i contacted BMW to see the how much they'd do a pre-purchase inspection for me on the 09 car. If it's too much, a 3rd party inspector charges 100$ from (CAA/AAA), but I'd prefer letting an expert specific to BMW's verify it. Keep you posted.
jezzy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-21-2014, 07:45 PM   #30
jezzy
First Lieutenant
 
jezzy's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 E91 325xi Black Wagon
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 354
iTrader: (7)

So, an update. I bought the 06 325xi wagon. xenon's, panaroof, navi, premium and sports package, black with tan leather interior. Beautiful car.. ready on Friday. Good for me and the 2 little boys I have that'll be riding in the back!
Comes with 159 17"s.
Looking forward to it !

.. now to do the 1st mod.. CIC retro. 9)

Last edited by jezzy; 05-21-2014 at 09:12 PM.
jezzy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-21-2014, 09:32 PM   #31
Meeni
Gateropode
 
Meeni's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW 330i 06
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: TN

Posts: 1,738
iTrader: (0)

The 110 kmiles 328 probably still has lots of life in it, but you have to provision for maintenance. it's not going to be cheap, factor that in you plans.
Meeni is online now  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-22-2014, 05:36 AM   #32
jezzy
First Lieutenant
 
jezzy's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 E91 325xi Black Wagon
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 354
iTrader: (7)

Thanks. Its a 325xi with 149k km.. so about 90-95k miles on the odo. Have a 1 year warranty on it which should help. Looking forward to giving my current car to my wife will post pics soon. Id like to get a set of led bulbs for the halo lights to start off
jezzy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      05-23-2014, 08:00 PM   #33
jezzy
First Lieutenant
 
jezzy's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 E91 325xi Black Wagon
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Montreal, Canada

Posts: 354
iTrader: (7)

Here's my first bmw..!







Just ordered some 18's in black today with 235 fronts and 265 rears =) Wonder if i'll need to drop it! hmm?
jezzy is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:23 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST