BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-12-2011, 10:22 PM   #1
mzem
Private
 
mzem's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135, '05 Boxster S
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis area

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

'09 135i pricing

New to the forum and have decided to go for a pre-owned 135i. I found a '09 at a BMW dealer for 31.9K. This is a non-CPO vehicle. Here's the specs:

- Jet Black
- Steptronic (would love a manual, but have a grueling 12 mile commute)
- Sport Package
- Savanna Beige Leather
- Heated Seats
- Power Seats
- Prepped for satellite radio

Is this a good deal? From what I gathered off of Edmunds/Kelly/NADA, the pricing's in the ballpark. Are these cars going for less than book? Like anyone else, I'd like to be able to knock a couple grand off the pricing. Thanks.
mzem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-13-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,017
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
mileage?
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-13-2011, 08:33 AM   #3
mzem
Private
 
mzem's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135, '05 Boxster S
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis area

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

17K miles.
mzem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-13-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
KingOfJericho
Major General
 
KingOfJericho's Avatar
 
Drives: Yes
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CT

Posts: 5,017
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2010 135i Coupe  [2.63]
Why isn't it Certified? Seems a little strange.
__________________
The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Bimmerpost.

2010 S4 Current | 2010 BMW 135i Retired | 2006 Lotus Exige Retired
KingOfJericho is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-13-2011, 01:39 PM   #5
mzem
Private
 
mzem's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135, '05 Boxster S
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis area

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

The answer the sales rep gave me was "due to the low miles and condition of the vehicle, the didn't find it to be necessary." He did provide me with the service history (HPFP and 3rd brake light both replaced once). I've found the same thing with one of the dealers in my area.
mzem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-13-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
bdoooh
Captain
 
Drives: 2015 AW M3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ohio

Posts: 690
iTrader: (1)

Or you can just take it to a BMW and extend the warranty.
bdoooh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-13-2011, 08:41 PM   #7
mzem
Private
 
mzem's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135, '05 Boxster S
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis area

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

In regard to the CPO, does anyone feel that it's worth it? In looking over the list of what is covered and what is not, I would expect the parts that would need to be replaced between 50-100K would be brakes, serpentine belt, and the shocks/struts. I would just have my friend, who owns his own shop and is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, take care of the items that I mentioned. The last BMW I bought was a 318ti off the lot in '98. While that car was a maintenance nightmare, I would expect that BMW's made significant improvements in quality over the years.
mzem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-14-2011, 07:30 AM   #8
jpd
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Alpine White 135
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 572
iTrader: (0)

Does book mean retail. If so there is plenty to haggle over. Whether the seller is willing to budge is anyones guess. CPO well it may be a bit of gamble but offers peace of mind. Whether its worth it depends on the individual. BMW and the other German marques are very very expensive to repair, and the 135 ranks near the bottom in reliability check Consumer Reports comments.
jpd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-14-2011, 10:17 AM   #9
uberschnell
Brigadier General
 
uberschnell's Avatar
 
Drives: // 135i //, X5
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Bay Area

Posts: 3,417
iTrader: (43)

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzem View Post
In regard to the CPO, does anyone feel that it's worth it? In looking over the list of what is covered and what is not, I would expect the parts that would need to be replaced between 50-100K would be brakes, serpentine belt, and the shocks/struts. I would just have my friend, who owns his own shop and is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment, take care of the items that I mentioned. The last BMW I bought was a 318ti off the lot in '98. While that car was a maintenance nightmare, I would expect that BMW's made significant improvements in quality over the years.
Then you would bet wrong. The N54 has it's slew of issues. Hopefully they hit before the original warranty runs, otherwise you may be in for some big $$ without the CPO warranty.
__________________
- 08 135i - Wavetrac LSD, AST 4100, Swift springs, Brembo GT brakes, M3 front sway, Meyle HD links, Dinan Camber plates, Whiteline subframe bushings, M3 rear guide and upper link, M3 front control arms, HP custom M3 front Strut brace, Megan rear control arms, F30 brake shields -
uberschnell is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      04-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #10
jpd
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Alpine White 135
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 572
iTrader: (0)

Excellent advice MteK
jpd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-14-2011, 10:05 PM   #11
mzem
Private
 
mzem's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135, '05 Boxster S
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Minneapolis area

Posts: 50
iTrader: (0)

That's a bit depressing (BMW's poor reliability), Mtek. I'm not deterred from buying a BMW, but I will seriously consider getting this or any other 135 CPO'd.
mzem is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2011, 07:17 AM   #12
jpd
Lieutenant
 
Drives: Alpine White 135
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: USA

Posts: 572
iTrader: (0)

The reference is to the N54 which was the engine from 2008-10. Newer uses the N55
jpd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-15-2011, 02:01 PM   #13
jkoral
Captain
 
Drives: '09 135i MSport 6MT
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: MA

Posts: 808
iTrader: (5)

I've been shopping '09 135i and that price is in the ballpark. All dealers seem willing to knock a $1K off the asking price without hesitation. If serious and ready to buy, I would expect more. You don't say whether that is the final negotiated price or the "list price".

I struggled with CPO. In the end I went with a highly maintained private sale, but if buying from a dealer I would have only bought CPO.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mzem View Post
The last BMW I bought was a 318ti off the lot in '98. While that car was a maintenance nightmare, I would expect that BMW's made significant improvements in quality over the years.
FWIW, I owned a '96 318ti Sport for 14 years and 130K (bought new). Rock solid, minimal maintenance required, took a ton of abuse and only problem was window regulators. Nothing ever broke and I certainly was never stranded (unlike all the 135i going into limp home mode with bad HPFPs).

I'm *much* more nervous about my '09 135i and when it comes off warranty.

I don't believe there is any improvement in quality per se, but a more complicated engine (300hp TT N54 vs. 138hp NA M44) is going to require more maintenance and have more things to go wrong.
jkoral is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST