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      Yesterday, 01:29 AM   #1
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135 Rare??

So I was perusing cars for sale and I noticed that a fair amount of dealers are labeling the 135 as "rare". You don't see them as often as other bmws, but I wouldn't call them rare. I know that there are less and less being cpo low mileage around and when I bought mine 2 months ago it was hard to find a 135 m sport with Nav, cpo. I searched for the red leather, but that was a proving almost impossible at the time. I am seeing more 135s listed, probably due to lease ends etc.
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what is your point
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Actually, reading his post, he answered his own question/made his own point.
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BMW sold 8 or 10 of the 3 series for every one series, but they aren't really scarce and resale value is slightly worse than a 3 series coupe.
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Dealer ads typically say all sorts of misleading stuff... "rare" and "not as common as a Camry" don't mean the same thing. 1-series production volumes were relatively small compared to other cars. http://www.goodcarbadcar.net/2011/01...s-figures.html
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There is rare because its exclusive & rare because it did not sell well. One flavor of rare is much better than the other.
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BMW sold 8 or 10 of the 3 series for every one series, but they aren't really scarce and resale value is slightly worse than a 3 series coupe.
I have never seen that to be the case. A nationwide cars.com search actually reveals the opposite. There are about 6 335s for sale for every 135. The 2012 and 2013s took a massive hit because the M235i just came out. Rarely does a similar year 135i keep its value worse than a similar year 335... remember the 135 was significantly less expensive new at the time. Good luck finding a 2009-2010 w an N54 in coupe w low mileage... do a nationwide search and tell me what you find.

I know at least in DC, 3 series are almost like Camrys... the 1 series being somewhat ugly, it kept many people away... to me this is a good thing as I know that I am driving the lightest and most unique modern BMW.
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The 2012 and 2013s took a massive hit because the M235i just came out.... to me this is a good thing as I know that I am driving the lightest and most unique modern BMW.
The predicted residual value for 1 series coupes was about the same as 3 series sedans and slightly worse than 3 series coupes. Current trade in values as reported by Edmunds are in line with the predicted residual values. Normally the trade in values would be a little higher and the difference is partially due to the 2 series. Used car values for high end cars are generally depressed because the strong economy is causing original owners to trade early. I suppose this discussion depends on what your definitions are. Nobody has left a note on my car telling me they want to buy it.
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135i rare? That's just dealer language.
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I have a stripped down 128i 6 speed manual....now THATS RARE my friend
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I know at least in DC, 3 series are almost like Camrys... the 1 series being somewhat ugly, it kept many people away... to me this is a good thing as I know that I am driving the lightest and most unique modern BMW.
This.


I live in Northern Virginia and 3 of the 8 cars on my street are 3 series e9x BMWs. It is indeed a very unique and fast modern BMW

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i wouldn't call it 'rare' but i will say that 135s aren't that common to begin with. The majority of 1ers i see around NYC, at least, are 128i Convertibles driven by dweebs....

seeing a 135 isn't that common and i drive A LOT.

is it "rare"? NO. but definitely not a dime-a-facking-dozen like the 335.....or 3-series in general which is basically as generic of a car as any other hum drum sedan, IMO.

in 20 years time, the 128 and 135 will definitely be a car that people will WANT as a used car. I have no doubt about it.
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i wouldn't call it 'rare' but i will say that 135s aren't that common to begin with. The majority of 1ers i see around NYC, at least, are 128i Convertibles driven by dweebs....

seeing a 135 isn't that common and i drive A LOT.

is it "rare"? NO. but definitely not a dime-a-facking-dozen like the 335.....or 3-series in general which is basically as generic of a car as any other hum drum sedan, IMO.

in 20 years time, the 128 and 135 will definitely be a car that people will WANT as a used car. I have no doubt about it.
Where I live, they ARE rare. I've seen 10, maybe 15, total. Most of those were 128i's.

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uncommon yes. rare no.

Majority I see are AW 128 convertibles. Ive only seen two other 135i's in my time. Lemans Blue and Another BSM like myn.

And yes in DC the 3 series are just to damn common along with the 7 series.
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I don't see allot of 1series in my area, but I do see alot of 3 series, I've seen more 2 series than the 1, not sure about the rare factor though.
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i wouldn't call it 'rare' but i will say that 135s aren't that common to begin with. The majority of 1ers i see around NYC, at least, are 128i Convertibles driven by dweebs....

seeing a 135 isn't that common and i drive A LOT.

is it "rare"? NO. but definitely not a dime-a-facking-dozen like the 335.....or 3-series in general which is basically as generic of a car as any other hum drum sedan, IMO.

in 20 years time, the 128 and 135 will definitely be a car that people will WANT as a used car. I have no doubt about it.
Sure a 135 is rare. I drive in the same New York City as you do albeit half the mileage you do and I have seen about a three 135i's on the road. Ever. The other dozen or so were 128's. However, I do see a 3 series like 10 times a day and we live in a city of 8 million people. Hell yeah, a 135 is rare.
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Sure a 135 is rare. I drive in the same New York City as you do albeit half the mileage you do and I have seen about a three 135i's on the road. Ever. The other dozen or so were 128's. However, I do see a 3 series like 10 times a day and we live in a city of 8 million people. Hell yeah, a 135 is rare.
I drive in the same NYC as you and ive see at least one 135 a month.
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I drive in the same NYC as you and ive see at least one 135 a month.
Exactly.... pretty rare that 135er is.
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