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
      05-14-2015, 01:07 PM   #1
Zonian22
Private First Class
Zonian22's Avatar
16
Rep
145
Posts

Drives: Acura ILX
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL.

iTrader: (0)

Two 135i's on the lot; what would you do?

I'm looking to get back into a 135i and I'm looking at two options; which should I go for? Both are very similarly optioned and priced at $33,000. Both are 1 owner lease returns.

1. CPO 2012 135i with 35,000 miles (2 years, 50K warranty after initial warranty expires).

2. Elite CPO 2012 135i with 5,500 miles (1 year 25K warranty after initial warranty expires).

Basically, I'm asking if I should get the lower mileage vehicle with less warranty or the higher mileage vehicle with more warranty?

Thanks in advance!
__________________

Last edited by Zonian22; 05-14-2015 at 05:11 PM.
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2015, 03:56 PM   #2
andrey_gta
Brigadier General
andrey_gta's Avatar
Canada
242
Rep
4,051
Posts

Drives: 130i coupé ;)
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Bimmerpost

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2008 BMW 128i  [5.00]
Go for the rare colour?
n55 from what i recall is pretty reliable, do you plan to keep it stock?
__________________
128i Sport 6MT converted to Euro 130i spec, 3.73 diff, tuned by evolve ~220 whp 207 wtq(ft-lb) SAE
In-progress: //M front arm, M3 rack, e36M lip Wishlist: Coils, n55 mnts, headers, LSD, e60 finn diff


"The 1-series is the last car that BMW engineered before the Germans, as a car-making culture, fell out of love with driving." - R&T 2013 135is
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
Zonian22
Private First Class
Zonian22's Avatar
16
Rep
145
Posts

Drives: Acura ILX
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL.

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrey_gta View Post
Go for the rare colour?
n55 from what i recall is pretty reliable, do you plan to keep it stock?
Thanks for the reply, but both are Alpine White. I do plan on keeping it stock.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2015, 04:18 PM   #4
davis449
Captain
United_States
408
Rep
881
Posts

Drives: 2016 BMW Z4 SDrive35i M Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: San Antonio, TX

iTrader: (0)

I'd say, just from a pure buying perspective, I would go with the one that gets the longer warranty, being that they are three year old BMW's and all. Although, I can imagine that the lower mileage car (especially being that low) is extremely tempting. All else fails, I would, for sure, go with the one that has more options. Considering the mileage of the two vehicles, for me, it would be worth trading 30K miles for more\better options if, for instance, the one with more mileage is a better optioned model.

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrey_gta View Post
Go for the rare colour?
n55 from what i recall is pretty reliable, do you plan to keep it stock?
Yeah, there's some stuff that comes into play here on the moddiing end of things, too. Like, say, you REALLY want to Cobb flash it, I would look at the manufacture date under the hood and go for the oldest if one of them if one has a 2011 mfg. date.
__________________
2016 BMW Z4 sDrive35i M Sport
Dinan Stage II
Appreciate 0
      05-14-2015, 04:54 PM   #5
aloksatoor
Second Lieutenant
20
Rep
232
Posts

Drives: Carrera S PDK
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Walnut Creek, CA

iTrader: (0)

1. is priced a bit on the high side for that much mileage. I would go with the 2.
Appreciate 0
      05-15-2015, 09:32 AM   #6
NorthernDancer
Major
183
Rep
1,083
Posts

Drives: 325iX & 128
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ottawa On Canada

iTrader: (3)

I would go with the first one for the warranty.
Hopefully both are being sold be a BMW dealer.
Makes no sense that both are the same price; I'm thinking different dealers?
Don't know prices but someone said first car bit over priced.
2012's are 3½ years old now so mileage on first one is 10K per year which is normal.
Can you get maintenance records on each car? Even the 2nd car should have had 3 oil changes (1 per year; I would want to confirm that)
Please keep us posted.
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2015, 03:19 AM   #7
Esteban
Major General
Esteban's Avatar
United_States
3105
Rep
5,510
Posts

Drives: A little blue coupe
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: The Golden State

iTrader: (0)

As long as the CARFAX checks out okay, I'd go for the one with 5,500 miles. That baby's barely broken in.
__________________

2011 E82 N55 135i ///M Sport • 7-SP DCT • LeMans Blue/Black Boston Leather
Dinan S2 & PPK • BMW PS • BMW PE • 313s • Blacklines • Black & Chrome Grilles • Pirelli P Zeros 225/255
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2015, 04:24 AM   #8
david in germany
Major
425
Rep
1,322
Posts

Drives: 118i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mannheim Germany

iTrader: (1)

Which one is stick?
__________________
2009 118i Monaco Blue "Maximillion"
2009 335i Saphire Black M Sport "Leopold" Cobb tune, Mishimoto FMIC, Cobb charge pipe, Cyba scoops and M Individual Audio retrofit.
2011 328i Titan Silver M Sport "Franzel" <--Wife's car
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2015, 05:32 AM   #9
Esteban
Major General
Esteban's Avatar
United_States
3105
Rep
5,510
Posts

Drives: A little blue coupe
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: The Golden State

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by david in germany View Post
Which one is stick?
He said both are very similarly optioned, so both? Neither?
I'm guessing it's neither.
__________________

2011 E82 N55 135i ///M Sport • 7-SP DCT • LeMans Blue/Black Boston Leather
Dinan S2 & PPK • BMW PS • BMW PE • 313s • Blacklines • Black & Chrome Grilles • Pirelli P Zeros 225/255
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2015, 04:39 PM   #10
david in germany
Major
425
Rep
1,322
Posts

Drives: 118i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mannheim Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by EvenEsteban View Post
He said both are very similarly optioned, so both? Neither?
I'm guessing it's neither.
If neither have stick it would be an easy choice, keep looking.
__________________
2009 118i Monaco Blue "Maximillion"
2009 335i Saphire Black M Sport "Leopold" Cobb tune, Mishimoto FMIC, Cobb charge pipe, Cyba scoops and M Individual Audio retrofit.
2011 328i Titan Silver M Sport "Franzel" <--Wife's car
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2015, 11:37 PM   #11
Funky Cold Medina
Leader of The Free World
3
Rep
19
Posts

Drives: 2011 128i 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

get the MT

ditto for a stick
Appreciate 0
      05-24-2015, 11:38 PM   #12
Funky Cold Medina
Leader of The Free World
3
Rep
19
Posts

Drives: 2011 128i 6MT
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

the one with low miles will have newer tires most likely. So it is a thousand dollars less expensive.
Appreciate 0
      05-25-2015, 02:11 PM   #13
Zonian22
Private First Class
Zonian22's Avatar
16
Rep
145
Posts

Drives: Acura ILX
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Miami, FL.

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the replies. Both are DCT. I've owned about 7 cars in my lifetime, and all were 6MT including my current ILX which I'll be trading-in. I've read lots of positive comments from people who have converted from 6MT to DCT. I will be heading out to the dealer shortly for a test drive to see what the DCT is all about. If I don't like the DCT, my next option would be to order a new 2015 Cooper JCW.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      05-26-2015, 02:22 AM   #14
david in germany
Major
425
Rep
1,322
Posts

Drives: 118i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mannheim Germany

iTrader: (1)

If you want a comfortable ride day in and day out, skip the Cooper.. Been there, done that. The Cooper is a fun car but it is the only car I have ever owned that I did not miss at all when I traded it in. I handed the dealer the keys smiling and walked out. It was not because of any issues that it had as it was a great little car.
__________________
2009 118i Monaco Blue "Maximillion"
2009 335i Saphire Black M Sport "Leopold" Cobb tune, Mishimoto FMIC, Cobb charge pipe, Cyba scoops and M Individual Audio retrofit.
2011 328i Titan Silver M Sport "Franzel" <--Wife's car
Appreciate 0
      05-26-2015, 11:44 AM   #15
lowbudgethero
Captain
lowbudgethero's Avatar
110
Rep
730
Posts

Drives: '98 Z3M (gone), '09 135i
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: 908

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2009 BMW 135i  [4.25]
get the one that had the least potential for launch control abuse, I would get the one with lower miles
Appreciate 0
      05-26-2015, 11:50 AM   #16
Marc08EX
Lieutenant
Marc08EX's Avatar
81
Rep
543
Posts

Drives: 2011 E82 135i
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: --

iTrader: (5)

Lower miles for me.
__________________
2011 135i 6MT | Alpine White | Terracotta Boston Leather | M-Sport | BMW Performance Exhaust Resonator Delete | Active Autowerke Signature Exhaust | BMW Performance Suspension | Blackline LCI Taillights | BMW Performance CF Spoiler | CF Rear Diffuser | PPK | E92 M3 FSB | Matte Black Kidney Grilles | VMR V710 Jet Anthracite | Michelin PSS | BMW SS Pedals
Appreciate 0
      05-26-2015, 03:50 PM   #17
drewster99
Second Lieutenant
36
Rep
205
Posts

Drives: 1 SERIES
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: USA

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by david in germany View Post
If you want a comfortable ride day in and day out, skip the Cooper.. Been there, done that. The Cooper is a fun car but it is the only car I have ever owned that I did not miss at all when I traded it in. I handed the dealer the keys smiling and walked out. It was not because of any issues that it had as it was a great little car.
I had the opposite experience. I had an '09 JCW and I still regret selling it even 3 years later. The newer generation models look awful IMO though. I'm currently looking for a '05-'06 JCW for a daily driver.

As for the original post, I'd go for the one with less mileage.
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2015, 01:50 AM   #18
david in germany
Major
425
Rep
1,322
Posts

Drives: 118i
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mannheim Germany

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by drewster99 View Post
I had the opposite experience. I had an '09 JCW and I still regret selling it even 3 years later. The newer generation models look awful IMO though. I'm currently looking for a '05-'06 JCW for a daily driver.

As for the original post, I'd go for the one with less mileage.
05-06 R53 may have had a better ride than the 09 R56 I had.
__________________
2009 118i Monaco Blue "Maximillion"
2009 335i Saphire Black M Sport "Leopold" Cobb tune, Mishimoto FMIC, Cobb charge pipe, Cyba scoops and M Individual Audio retrofit.
2011 328i Titan Silver M Sport "Franzel" <--Wife's car
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2015, 10:22 AM   #19
NickDHdfc
Second Lieutenant
United_States
38
Rep
286
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Philadelphia

iTrader: (1)

lower miles for sure
__________________
2011 135i M Sport 6MT
Berks Race Exhaust|PLM Catless DP|ETS CP|BMS Intake|JB4 ISO|Flex Fuel|BMW LCI Blackline Taillights|Rieger 1m bumper|Rieger Diffuser|Apex ARC-8
Appreciate 0
      05-27-2015, 11:38 AM   #20
Cavpilot2k
Chief Warrant Officer
895
Rep
1,538
Posts

Drives: like a damn lunatic
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Boston

iTrader: (0)

Agree that the first one is expensive for that many miles.
In Feb. I paid $30k for a fully loaded 2012 CPO (still with 1 year factory warranty left too) with 23k miles on it.


A friend of mine had a JCW. Fun car to drive (avoid the potholes at all cost), but the stock stereo was the worst factory car stereo I have ever heard. Seriously. My bare-bones 1993 Saturn with no options or upgrades that I had in college had a better stereo than my friend's $40k JCW. There is no excuse for a stereo that sounds like iphone speakers playing in a tin can.
__________________
"Prius" is Latin for Eunuch.
"Hrothgar": 2012 135i: 6MT M-Sport, BSM/Blk; Nav, Premium, Convenience, HK
Dinan Stage 2 +PPK /// BMW PE /// VRSF CP /// K&N /// Koni Sports /// RSFB Inserts /// Apex EC-7 w/MPS4S 235/255 /// Other Stuff
Appreciate 0
      07-04-2015, 04:01 PM   #21
Rainier
Private
United_States
28
Rep
80
Posts

Drives: 2009 135i
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Viringia

iTrader: (0)

Something to consider is that the one with 6000 miles will be worth more down in the future when you are looking to trade it in on anther car. And as for the Mini? I Special ordered my 05 Cooper S from the factory and I love that car, they are a ton of fun. Mine is in storage and I'll never sell it.
Appreciate 0
      07-05-2015, 09:49 PM   #22
dojk
Private First Class
12
Rep
176
Posts

Drives: E82 135i
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Malaysia

iTrader: (0)

I would go for the one what is in better condition.
Appreciate 0
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, 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