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      04-07-2011, 02:53 PM   #23
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This is a bad idea because in your price range you will get a car that is long out of warranty and has a ton of miles, which means when shit goes wrong you better have some change on hand to pay for repairs. BMW parts are not cheap and neither are the repairs and if your not handy with the wrench, you will be spending some serious cash any time something goes wrong.

At 17 I doubt your making serious bank and a car like this could get you in serious financial trouble.
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This is a bad idea because in your price range you will get a car that is long out of warranty, which means when shit goes wrong you better have some change on hand to pay for repairs. BMW parts are not cheap and neither are the repairs and if your not handy with the wrench, you will be spending some serious cash any time something goes wrong.
Unfortunately, this is the reality. This is good guidance^.

When spending it all on a vehicle such as what you're interested in, one sensor gone and you're out of a car. I don't think any of us want to feel responsible for suggesting something out of your budget.

I say an E46.
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It will be tough bud, wait a few months to the new 3 series come out then e90 prices will fall. You will have to also get one with a ton of miles.
Thanks boss, curious though do you think it will be possible to find one by june? I also can negotiate the price, saying that the new I belive F36 3 series will be out and that the price of the cars will depricate. Thanks for your kind reply.
I think you could get lucky if you have till June. It will be tough but keep looking through craigslist autotrader etc, car prices are at their high right now. Give it a month or two and everything is going to drop drastically.
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This is a bad idea because in your price range you will get a car that is long out of warranty and has a ton of miles, which means when shit goes wrong you better have some change on hand to pay for repairs. BMW parts are not cheap and neither are the repairs and if your not handy with the wrench, you will be spending some serious cash any time something goes wrong.

At 17 I doubt your making serious bank and a car like this could get you in serious financial trouble.
okay do you think i could get a 04 545 or 535 for this price range.
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I think you could get lucky if you have till June. It will be tough but keep looking through craigslist autotrader etc, car prices are at their high right now. Give it a month or two and everything is going to drop drastically.
curious why are they at their high right now?
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okay do you think i could get a 04 545 or 535 for this price range.
e46 325 for you.

or gti/s2k/cooper s

I was in your shoes 6 months ago, I spent 4 months until I found a clean unmolested E90 in my price range. Only buy it if a) you can repair everything but the engine yourself and b) you plan to keep it for at least 3-4 years.

I bought mine because I knew I was only putting 3-4k on per year, meaning that if I bought it (Relatively) cheap, after a few years of me adding minimal mileage, value (relative to others) would even out and it would cost less for me to run the car for those 3-4 years than anything newer.

Reason it took me so long to find was I was extremely anal about it having 1/2 owners and being only highway driven. Obviously need to have been perfect mechanically. I looked up the original owner before buying Also bought from a private dealer who promised to cover any repairs within a reasonable amount of time (few months). If you buy a car from a dealer, it's likely to have been sitting for a few months, and some things in our cars don't like to sit so best have that assurance.
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okay do you think i could get a 04 545 or 535 for this price range.
there was no 535 in 04. The 5 series is more expensive than the 3 so do the math there. At $12k your 545 will have more miles on her than a Vegas hooker.
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At 17 I doubt your making serious bank and a car like this could get you in serious financial trouble.
okay do you think i could get a 04 545 or 535 for this price range.
Didn't make those in 04 and a 525i in 04 will run the same as an 06 325i. I would wait it out and worst case but an e46 if you're not gonna have money for repairs. Cause like the guy said above, high mileage= a lot of money in fixing things
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no... why don't you check KBB as a reference? lol
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curious why are they at their high right now?
Tax returns, people are buying cars at market value cause they're getting money back. Will only last a few more weeks.
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there was no 535 in 04. The 5 series is more expensive than the 3 so do the math there. At $12k your 545 will have more miles on her than a Vegas hooker.
lmfao
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Lowest I found is an 04 525 with 168k miles for 12,900.

They're not cheap either. I think you don't care about how it drives, only what you're driving.
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Didn't make those in 04 and a 525i in 04 will run the same as an 06 325i. I would wait it out and worst case but an e46 if you're not gonna have money for repairs. Cause like the guy said above, high mileage= a lot of money in fixing things
did the e46 have practicaly the same interior as the e90?
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Not really, similar but no because it is the previous series.
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Lowest I found is an 04 525 with 168k miles for 12,900.

They're not cheap either. I think you don't care about how it drives, only what you're driving.
you know ur right I gotta stop thinking like a kid lol.
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Lowest I found is an 04 525 with 168k miles for 12,900.

They're not cheap either. I think you don't care about how it drives, only what you're driving.
LOL at 168k miles he ain't gonna be driving her for long. It will look really pretty parked in the driveway pending repairs though.
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Didn't make those in 04 and a 525i in 04 will run the same as an 06 325i. I would wait it out and worst case but an e46 if you're not gonna have money for repairs. Cause like the guy said above, high mileage= a lot of money in fixing things
did the e46 have practicaly the same interior as the e90?
IMO yes, have had both and they are pretty much the same. E90 has a few things that are better but not much.
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LOL at 168k miles he ain't gonna be driving her for long. It will look really pretty parked in the driveway pending repairs though.
lol exactly. Its not worth it, just to say that you drive a newer bodystyle BMW. When you're on the side of the road, it doesn't matter what you're in.... you're screwed.
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So, don't cheap out or just get a Honda Civic SI lol
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IMO yes, have had both and they are pretty much the same. E90 has a few things that are better but not much.
You're kinda right, but if you're picky, there is a difference.

My 330ci had a cockpit feel to its driving position due to the recessing dash on the passengers side, coming to an apex right about where the radio starts.

Other than that, it feels like a Bimmer should....
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lol exactly. Its not worth it, just to say that you drive a newer bodystyle BMW. When you're on the side of the road, it doesn't matter what you're in.... you're screwed.
okay E46 for me if the price drops on E90 okay i'll buy it. I just saw the interior of the E46 Its really similar and beautiful. For 10k do you think I can get a nice 330i E46 with sport package and navi. Sorry for asking so many ? lol
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okay E46 for me if the price drops on E90 okay i'll buy it. I just saw the interior of the E46 Its really similar and beautiful. For 10k do you think I can get a nice 330i E46 with sport package and navi. Sorry for asking so many ? lol
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