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      02-14-2013, 12:29 AM   #1
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Help me choose between used E90s (3 options)

Okay, I am deciding between three E90's as listed below.

Common Characteristics:
All 328
All manuals (only in the market for manuals)
No CPO
This car will be my daily driver

CAR 1: 2009 / ~40K Miles / $23,000 (Private Party)
Warranty good till Fall 2013
Sports Package
Premium Package
Comfort Access
Xenon Headlamps
Fold down seat
Power seats

Cons:
Price
No heated seats

CAR 2: 2009 / ~32K Miles / $21,600 (Small used car lot)
Warranty good till Fall 2013
Sports Package
Heated Seats

Cons:
No Leather
No Power Seats

CAR 3: "IX" AWD MODEL: 2007 / ~60K Miles / ~$19,500 (Large Dealer)
Sports Package
Premium Package
Cold Weather Package
Xenon Headlamps
All-Wheel Drive (I live in a warm climate so this isn't really that beneficial on a daily basis)

Cons:
Zero Warranty
Worse MPG
Older/Higher Mileage
Lack of sports suspension (IX models have the sports seats, that I love, but lack the suspension of the I series sports package)


Or should I just wait for something better to come along. I am mainly shopping manuals only at this point.

Thanks in advance

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      02-14-2013, 01:09 AM   #2
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Im assuming those are not 335s, Id probably go with the 1st one, mostly for the xenons, and dont get an XI unless you live in a weather that realy needs it, everything is more complicated/more expensive, plus you have a TON less suspension options.
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      02-14-2013, 01:11 AM   #3
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Thanks, yeah, they are all 328s
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Do you think the Xenons are worth the extra price? I have never had fancy lights before.
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      02-14-2013, 04:58 AM   #6
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Car #2
Because Car 1 is overpriced?
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      02-14-2013, 05:47 AM   #7
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In the uk if you buy a BMW without leather it's nearly unsellable. So that rules out option 2. Option 3 has no piece of mind with no warranty but is keenly priced.

If it was me I would spend the extra and get the high specced option1
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      02-14-2013, 11:56 AM   #9
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I would go with option 1. You won't regret getting the extra options. Comfort package is dope. And the xenons are pretty sweet too.
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#1 all the way. Just haggle the price down, because you can get low mileage E46 M3's for that much. Xenons are a MUST. Sport package is a MUST for the E90 (upgraded steering wheel, seats, suspension). Comfort Access is the SHIT. Not a must, but it'll change your life lol.
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Prices reflect haggling. . So the only thing that is holding me back on Option 1 is that it is priced a bit above KBB. But then again manuals are a bit of a rarity?

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Because Car 1 is overpriced?
i have all those options and feel i could def live without them.
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Car 1 lowered to 22,750.
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Car 1, definitely can work on price
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What is a fair price on Car 1 then ?
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Only thing I don't have on my 09' is comfort access which everyday I wish I didn't have to put my key in. But yeah get at least 700 more off and reference other listings to haggle price
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Car #1 and either negotiate the price or negotiate for them to include free extended warranty...
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      02-18-2013, 06:19 PM   #19
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Thanks everyone. So they seem firm on the $22750 price. It is a private party, but the person has maintained the car spot on. Still a bit nervous about buying without CPO protection at this price point though.
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If youre planning to upgrade it and do work on it id take Car 2 with lower price and mileage, but if theyre staying the way they are now Id take Car 1
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Go for Car 1 and get the price down another $1,000. Good luck with your purchase.
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Car 1 by far.

I'd say $20.5k or $21k is a good deal.
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