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      09-17-2014, 07:25 AM   #1
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allow myself to introduce myself

hello i am new to bmw and obviously these forums. i am located in Ottawa.

here is my little story. short(ish) version

I have always respected the brand for many reasons but never really thought i would own one myself due to cost. i have never paid more than $1100 for a car, always just bought something i could keep on the road a few years. i knew that this spring i would need to replace my ride so had my eyes open for another beater when i just happened to come across what is now my baby. after stumbling upon the car i spent two weeks researching the (used) dealer and checking the net for anything i could find about the car, everything seemed good, the dealer is a block from my workplace, blue is my fav colour and the car is a beautiful blue color, the price was a great deal and i LOVE wagons, also the summer rims it came with are totally my style. i could not find a reason not to but it, and trust me i looked....

so it has been about six months and i love this car. hope to meet some forum members or local guys who can help me learn more about it and how to really take care of it right. i have always enjoyed working on my own cars and am looking forward to spending some time/money on personalizing my car instead of just keeping it on the road.

that's enough for now i guess.

short skinny version.... i bought a '07 e91 328xi 6 months ago and i love it.
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      09-17-2014, 07:42 AM   #3
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Lol in all honesty, Welcome!

I'm really surprised that you haven't spent more than $1,100 on a car.
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      09-17-2014, 08:02 AM   #4
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at work so cant post pics. will post the only one I have on my comuter when I get home this aft.

been lucky I guess. had some friends/family in the car industry so there is always a p.o.s. around for someone who wants it. my last car was a '97 Saturn four door I paid $1000 for and drove it for 6+ years with about a grand a year in repairs the last couple years.
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my last car was a '97 Saturn four door I paid $1000 for and drove it for 6+ years with about a grand a year in repairs the last couple years.
Welcome to the forums, but honestly I hope you don't expect the same with this car! Anytime you can get out of a jam for under $1000 you are doing pretty good. Lets hope you are good with the wrenches and DIY guides!
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      09-17-2014, 08:48 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums, but honestly I hope you don't expect the same with this car! Anytime you can get out of a jam for under $1000 you are doing pretty good. Lets hope you are good with the wrenches and DIY guides!
lol, yeah not expecting anything like that, but at 35 and after 7 crap cars I wanted something I could be proud of. just plan on enjoying it for the next couple years, then maybe do some real work on it and/or go back to cheap American crap...lol
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      09-17-2014, 02:27 PM   #7
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here is the only (crappy) pic i have so far. never got a chance to do a photo day this summer....

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That looks really clean. Welcome!

Enjoy the ride.
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      09-18-2014, 02:24 PM   #9
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here is the only (crappy) pic i have so far. never got a chance to do a photo day this summer....

so how much did you pay for that one, $3300?
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hahaha

a little more than that. not sure i should say, i am sure someone will tell me i paid too much.... $11,500 with 160,000km, has been very well mechanically maintained (saw the paperwork) and has the factory wheel for winter. closest thing i saw was pretty much the same options, one set of wheels, approx 13,000 less kms for $15,000
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Sweet ride, congrats! I hope she treats you well!
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here is the only (crappy) pic i have so far. never got a chance to do a photo day this summer....

Love this colour
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beautiful car! Amazing color, welcome to the boards...there's a ton of people with a wealth of knowledge on this board....and there's a small amount of douch bags too

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hahaha

a little more than that. not sure i should say, i am sure someone will tell me i paid too much.... $11,500 with 160,000km, has been very well mechanically maintained (saw the paperwork) and has the factory wheel for winter. closest thing i saw was pretty much the same options, one set of wheels, approx 13,000 less kms for $15,000
I think that price is fine for that year and kilometerage. That is one of my favourite colurs, one of my neighbours has the identical car which she imported from the USA 4 years back. The motor is very reliable so you will probably get quite a few years out of the car.

You should check that the belt tensioner and belt has been replaced as those tend to go at around 160k kms. Here is some info on that repair: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627158
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