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      07-24-2012, 07:55 AM   #1
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What to look for when buying a 320i

Hi fellow BMW enthusiasts,

I have just joined this forum as I am looking at buying my first BMW this/next week. I was wondering if anyone can offer me some general advice? I am in Brissie and looking at buying and bringing up a manual 2005 e90 320i from Melbourne. It has all the extras like the sunroof and leather trim, and I ran the VIN decoder which indicates it came with the sports suspension setting too. Its got 110,000kms on the clock. Is there anything in particular that I should check for before buying? I am thinking about getting it checked over by a BMW mechanic before I buy it, just to make sure everything is all ok. What are your thoughts/recommendations?

Thanks, Michael
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I'll kick you off with 47 pages of reading... should assist.

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      07-26-2012, 12:42 AM   #3
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Hey buddy, how much were you looking to spend for a 320i?
I just posted my car for sale on carsales website.
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      07-26-2012, 01:29 AM   #4
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Thanks QLD, interesting reading.......

annoyin, I saw your car on carsales. I'm looking for something closer to 20k
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      07-26-2012, 05:02 AM   #5
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stretch to a 320d if you can find any. well worth it over a 20i.
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      07-26-2012, 05:06 AM   #6
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+1 you'll regret it...for $20k, I'd rather get a decent E46 323i/325i.
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      07-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #7
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I suggest waiting and increasing your budget, I was buying at the start of the year and chose to hold off until I could afford the 320d or 323i....
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      07-29-2012, 04:26 PM   #8
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Thanks for the advice guys. I had the 320i checked out by a reputable BMW specialist in Melbourne who reckons its in decent condition. I've managed to negotiate a bit on the price too, so I think it's a good buy. It meets all my criteria - black, sunroof, manual, etc. So i have decided to get it anyway. Just gotta sort out transport and it should be mine this weekend!
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Congrats! Enjoy it mate, they're a nice handling car.
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