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thung_mail
01-11-2010, 07:08 PM
Hi
That is great to get helps from all members over here.
I do have another concerning about buying a car. It is BMW 2007 328XI,automatic,all wheel drive(I decided to go for Automatic) with Odometer is 99,555 KM and the price is around $29,000.However, when I looked at the history of it, there was a report that :
Date of Accident : 4/6/2009
Type of accident: Partial loss
Damage amount is $ 4,172
I dont even know what Partial Loss is and according to the damage amount, how serious it is.
Can you guy give me any comments about this car and you think should i go for it.
Thanks

whoami
01-11-2010, 08:15 PM
the total damage did not exceed the cars value that's why its a partial loss
-imho, i wouldn't buy the car 1, because its overpriced 2, because you don't know the specific damage done.(keep in mind a small accident now can be a huge problem later)

hope this helps
r-

thung_mail
01-11-2010, 08:36 PM
Thanks for your comment. I agree with you it is overpriced. Are there any chances that we can trace and know what specific damage was made.

lvan
01-11-2010, 09:18 PM
That is like 35k on the road. 100k is a super high for 07. I would run away. That car is worth 22k, and they will morelikely let it go for 20+tax.

thung_mail
01-11-2010, 10:20 PM
@Ivan : thankf for your comment

damameke
01-11-2010, 10:23 PM
Thanks for your comment. I agree with you it is overpriced. Are there any chances that we can trace and know what specific damage was made.

thung_mail.. hate to say this but looks like you are a sucker for either lemonage (BMW 335) and now damaged 328 xi car..

what kind of dealers are you checking out these car from?

Look for Rendered, a max member in here, he can get you a better BMW.....stop wasting time trying to find out what the damage was or who repaired it....

europrince
01-11-2010, 10:26 PM
^ he does US cars, so one has to want that.

thung_mail
01-11-2010, 10:30 PM
thung_mail.. hate to say this but looks like you are a sucker for either lemonage (BMW 335) and now damaged 328 xi car..

what kind of dealers are you checking out these car from?

Look for Rendered, a max member in here, he can get you a better BMW.....stop wasting time trying to find out what the damage was or who repaired it....
@Damameke :it is not my fault when to find out the damaged ones. They are all from Toronto. You know how i can contract Rendered, a max member.

lvan
01-12-2010, 03:56 AM
Why don't you go to a BMW dealer and see what they got? You should be able to find something for that coin. Get a super low mileage 328i. Just throw winter tires on it and you would be fine.

europrince
01-12-2010, 11:39 AM
Why don't you go to a BMW dealer and see what they got? You should be able to find something for that coin. Get a super low mileage 328i. Just throw winter tires on it and you would be fine.

Exactly. You can get 1.9% financing on 2007s for up to 60 months. Plus, you have a warranty for up to 6yrs or 160k.

thung_mail
01-12-2010, 12:08 PM
thanks for your comments. it seems i am better to go to BMW dealer then

Stephanie
01-12-2010, 02:04 PM
Definitely don't even consider purchasing that 328 wreck. Waste of money and since it doesn’t have a clean title reselling will be difficult on top of all the above mentioned points.

BMW Dealership is your best bet for a trustworthy vehicle.

pawcio
01-12-2010, 02:42 PM
BMW Dealership is your best bet for a trustworthy vehicle.

agreed...personally i prefer the piece of mind buying from a dealer, justified or not.

lvan
01-12-2010, 10:18 PM
@Ivan : thankf for your comment

Imho this is what i would do. Try to get a car with 40-50k on the odometer. In this case you got 2-3 years of free trouble driving. In this case you can save some cash for the repairs later on. The fact is after 100k E92/E90 will become money pits. Not all of them, but 80% of them easly. Just the way early E46 models did. Maybe you have noticed already, but most of those that can afford new cars, they ditch their bimmers by 100 000km on a clock.

My 0.02c

lvan
01-12-2010, 10:22 PM
Here is the quote by one other max oldie that has extensive experience with these cars. Just so you get an idea what people think.


Reason why I don't keep BMW's past 100K mark.

They get expensive to keep them in top shape.

My experience is once the expensive repairs start, they don't stop.

IMHO, I'd say cut your losses.

My '03 4.4 X5's been flawless, but I only got 48K on her.

thung_mail
01-12-2010, 10:46 PM
I tried one more time today to look for the car before going to a BMW deal as you guys suggested. I found one.
It is 2007 BMw 328XI,
rear wheel drive
memory+heat seat
navigation.
odometer is 75000 K
The history of the car is clean ( based on the car proof on Jan-6-2010), and the price is $ 36000( tax included ) Very quick question is that what you think about the price based on the details of the car.Thanks
PS: I really feel uncomfortable when I list the price of it. I dont mean anything. I just want to get some ideas and try to save some money for my pocket.

Stephanie
01-13-2010, 12:27 AM
"xi" means "all wheel drive" for BMWs... so it's not rear wheel drive.

The 328i would be a rear wheel.
All BMWs are either rear wheel OR all wheel drive (if they have an "x" in their model name)

AND mileage is too high.

dbworld4k
01-13-2010, 12:28 AM
Stop looking into messed up cars with stories. Seriously. I get it - you have a budget you wanna stay within, but trying to save a few thousand here or there by buying a crap vehicle will only haunt you down the road (resale, reliability problems, etc). Do it once, do it right. Get a clean car that checks out even if it costs a little more. It'll be worth it in the long run.

lvan
01-13-2010, 12:38 AM
Exactly. You can get 1.9% financing on 2007s for up to 60 months. Plus, you have a warranty for up to 6yrs or 160k.

I am looking for one as well. 1.9% is just there to lure people. Most cars are around 2.5 %. You may find 1.9 on 24 months terms, or you have to be really lucky. That is for a Bmw dealer near me. I would shop around.

pawcio
01-13-2010, 09:08 AM
thung mail, you've got some good suggestions from the other members. i'd suggest you look at at bmw dealer pages first. i don't know exactly what you're looking for but i quickly looked at bmw of mississauga pre-owned section and there are 4-5 3 series cars from '06-'08 with low mileage (~30-40K) costing between $26-31K, which means you can probably get them for a few thousand off that price.

http://listings.boostmotorgroup.com/search.aspx?DealershipID=200&PageSize=20&ParentCompanyID=0&DealerGroupID=0&MediaID=0&onSpecial=0&Wholesale=0&Demo=0&lang=en&isLogo=1&origin=0&CustomLogo=0&VehicleType=&VideoYN=0&IsSpecial=0&IsMembership=0&IsDemo=0&IsWholesale=0&IsCertified=0&NotDemo=0&IsNew=0&VehicleTypeID=0

europrince
01-13-2010, 12:00 PM
I am looking for one as well. 1.9% is just there to lure people. Most cars are around 2.5 %. You may find 1.9 on 24 months terms, or you have to be really lucky. That is for a Bmw dealer near me. I would shop around.

As per this link, 1.9% on sedans and tourings up to 60 months.
http://www.bmw.ca/ca/en/usedvehicles/certifiedseries/special_offers.html

thung_mail
01-14-2010, 01:30 AM
Thanks a lot for your suggestions. I appreciate it