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      07-06-2013, 12:55 AM   #1
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hey guys in the market for a 135i what do you think?

hey guys in the market, im looking for a clean 135i was looking at this one tommorow what do you guys think?? ill also have cash in hand im hoping they will take $23k out the door for it.

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      07-06-2013, 12:57 AM   #2
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remember it must have some type of really nice interior color, i hate black interior. Also this one has the sports package which is a big plus, im just saying theses are what my car must have and this one has it.
My main concern is however is that alot of miles?
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      07-06-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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Hard to say without seeing it. I typically check the blue book value, get CarFax and maintenance history. Since you get a three day return, you could drive it straight to a BMW dealership for a check-up.
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      07-06-2013, 05:13 AM   #4
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While Carfax is no guarantee, I tend to be suspicious of dealers who don't make that doc. IMMEDIATELY available on autotrader, CarMax, etc.
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      07-06-2013, 05:33 AM   #5
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yes what im trying to figure out is however, is that mileage high?
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      07-06-2013, 06:29 AM   #6
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I don't think that's unusually high miles. I have 50k on my 2009 and I didn't drive it for almost a year. And for 2 years I was driving 50+ miles a day for work. Still runs great.
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      07-06-2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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I hate those used car dealer stickers! And I'm sure, with cash in hand, they'll let it go for even 20 or 21
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      07-06-2013, 10:20 AM   #8
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buy privately

I always recommend buying privately & have bought 4 BMW's over the phone altho money never exchanged hands until I saw the car. I look for:
1. all original paint
2. 1 or 2 owners
3. maintenance records
4. very good brand of tires on car
5. I do CarFax myself to see if it jives with what owner is telling me
6. Like Mike Miller says, you're also judging the owner and need get a good feeling from what they say
7. Why are they selling
8. where serviced
This car is auto; most of us prefer manual. It has M3 suspension (what does that mean? likely sports package). Warranty finished and one should never buy an out of warranty 135 w/o good maintenance records. Don't be afraid to go hundreds of miles away to get the right car. Look right here on 1addicts. If you're a BMWCCA member, someone in area of the car would be pleased to look at a car for you. The person I bought my 128 from had no problem scanning and sending me many of the cars records. Car was in Georgia and I'm from Canada. Be patient and get the right car.
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      07-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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I hate those generic cheerleader descriptions of cars.
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      07-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #10
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yea they said they woudnt do $23k cash wtf man lol
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      07-06-2013, 07:26 PM   #11
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What's your total budget for the car?
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      07-06-2013, 08:08 PM   #12
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i have $23k that i want to spend at the most $24k thats out the door though, i think thats sufficient money dont you?? mind i dont care much about the year at all
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      07-06-2013, 08:10 PM   #13
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i like this one but its manuel
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      07-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #14
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looking at this one today guy said the lowest he will go is $22,750 clean car fax,navi, and one owner with 20k miles

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      07-09-2013, 08:45 AM   #15
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could be just me but that navigation doesn't look factory. Looks like a portable GPS inside the storage bin.
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      07-09-2013, 08:56 AM   #16
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oh shit i just noticed that, thanks for pointing it out
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it looks real ugly lol
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If you can't drive a manual, just take the time to learn! With a BMW CDV and huge torque it is actually very easy for a novice to use a manual in these cars. Also, the torque means less shifting in a commuting situation.
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      07-09-2013, 09:06 AM   #19
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Ive driven manual my previous 7 cars lol, I'm done with that man it gets annoying imo
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It was in an accident in April...

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      07-09-2013, 10:28 AM   #21
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yea i decided to op out of buying it because that ugly gps and plus no sports package, and wow its not even on the actual car fax wth??
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      07-10-2013, 11:15 AM   #22
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I always recommend buying privately & have bought 4 BMW's over the phone altho money never exchanged hands until I saw the car. I look for:
1. all original paint
2. 1 or 2 owners
3. maintenance records
4. very good brand of tires on car
5. I do CarFax myself to see if it jives with what owner is telling me
6. Like Mike Miller says, you're also judging the owner and need get a good feeling from what they say
7. Why are they selling
8. where serviced
This car is auto; most of us prefer manual. It has M3 suspension (what does that mean? likely sports package). Warranty finished and one should never buy an out of warranty 135 w/o good maintenance records. Don't be afraid to go hundreds of miles away to get the right car. Look right here on 1addicts. If you're a BMWCCA member, someone in area of the car would be pleased to look at a car for you. The person I bought my 128 from had no problem scanning and sending me many of the cars records. Car was in Georgia and I'm from Canada. Be patient and get the right car.
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