Debating on selling my Beemer....

#1
I think ive come to the end of the road with my 325i. it has 186k miles on it and is becoming pretty expensive to keep up. I dont know what i should do, sell it or keep fixing it hoping that something else wont go wrong with it. I love my car and really dont want to get rid of it. If i sold it i would have 20k to spend on another car. what do you guys think i should do???
 

epj3

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#5
flashinthepan said:
Ahh ... what the heck

Go new !!

[clap] [clap] [clap]
In his profile: Occupation - Student

So unless he's a well-off student like pushakov, he probably cant buy a new one but its a nice thought! [:p]
 
#7
Bimmer = Car
Beemer = Bike
Get it? lol
 
#8
what do you mean becoming expensive. What's gone wrong in it? How much do you think you'lll get for it? Honestly, depending on what's wrong with it, i would say keep it. It's a bimmer and if you sell this car at this stage, you'll not get alot for it. Keeping it will be more beneficial in the long run than the little money you'll get for it.
 
#9
pive2001 said:
I think ive come to the end of the road with my 325i. it has 186k miles on it and is becoming pretty expensive to keep up. I dont know what i should do, sell it or keep fixing it hoping that something else wont go wrong with it. I love my car and really dont want to get rid of it. If i sold it i would have 20k to spend on another car. what do you guys think i should do???
To answer your original question, you may be well served to sell the car, as you can expect increased expense as the miles climb. I don't know what year 325i you have, but the reliability is fairly similar between the 92-95 years, and is good, but 186k is 186k and stuff starts to break down. I don't think the costs would be prohibitive to keeping it, but if I had 20k to spend on a replacement I probably would sell it, or I might keep it as a daily driver and buy something fast and rare like an old E28/E34 M5, E24 M6 or E30 M3 for nice days.

As for a replacement, depends what you want in a car. If you want the newest, lowest mileage, two-door version of what you currently drive, look at the 98-99 323is. If you want to stay in the E36 family, check out a 95-98 M3, and 96-98 328i. You could go to the E46 323i/325i/328i or 97-98 528i and 540i, unless you want a really large car, in which case try a 740i/il. All of those cars are great, but serve different purposes.

There are also some decent alternatives from other manufacturers, but too vast a field to speculate without knowing your needs/desires in a vehicle.
 
#10
hey, if you can afford to get a new one then get one....if not just keep the one you have and get it fixed.....remember its a BIMMER!!![;)]
 
#11
wind back the meter and pretend like it never happened. Ignorance is bliss!
 
#12
lol yea....well when i took the car to carmax they said it was in perfect condition, and that the only thing going against it was the miles on the car...they offered me 2,300 for the car. Every time i take my car to the bmw specialist they tell me that something else is wrong with it, so everytime i fix it and i just think that the money i am spending fixing it could go into a new car...im gunna look for a replacment with low miles cuz i need the car to last me through college..
 


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