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LegacyFuture 12-23-2011 08:29 PM

picking up bmw 328xi w nav monday
 
Hello...

I really want a bmw brand car. The subie feels simple basic like a civic.

I found certified 328xi 2008 with nav(premium and winter packages) for 25.9 black int black ext. My trade lgt w nav is 14.5

Is it worth it?

Original msrp for that car was 43k.

ibr_adam09 12-23-2011 08:36 PM

This is LEGACY GT !!!!!!!!!






*Spartans voice*


Fyi, I would take a legacy with firmer suspension upgrade than a branded "bmw" anyday

Legacy51 12-23-2011 08:52 PM

I can't help but feel like there's no such thing as a BMW under a 5 series. All else is a name and a status symbol. And of course I should ask how many miles the beamer has on it before I say this but it really doesn't matter; enjoy the maintenance and upkeep.

ericem 12-23-2011 09:09 PM

should have bought a legacy 3.0r with navigation sounds like.

Magic Marker 12-23-2011 09:48 PM

Anything under a 335 is just a status badge IMO. Would you really want the same year car for 10K more?

Lucid 12-23-2011 09:57 PM

Why is this in the 4th gen Legacy subforum?

I think your goal is clear in your first sentence, you "really want a BMW brand". I suspect you mean that other people don't see your Legacy as being cooler than a Civic, and that bothers you.

Market value will tell you if that is a fair price, only you can decide if it's "worth it".

CL21376 12-24-2011 06:10 AM

I hope it at least has the sport package. The standard 16" wheel/tire combo sucks ass.

Max Capacity 12-24-2011 07:52 AM

I think you need to change your screen name.

Trader....

Enjoy your new ride. Keep us updated as to weather you made the right choice.

landark 12-24-2011 08:39 AM

I was considering the same thing before buying my GT. Mostly because it was so hard to find one.
My dad has a 328xi sedan and he loves how it drives. With the exception of the run flats of course. But he says he constantly regrets being a responsible adult and not getting the 335.
And one thing I notice is how often it seems to be in the shop.

Finally, it always amuses me when people point out the original price of a used car. If the car is being sold for 60% what it sold for 3 years ago - is it really that much of a bargain or is there a reason it lost nearly half its value that quickly?
You could get a 1998 7 series for about 5% of what it sold for new. It doesn't mean you should.

LegacyFuture 12-24-2011 08:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landark (Post 3679521)
I was considering the same thing before buying my GT. Mostly because it was so hard to find one.
My dad has a 328xi sedan and he loves how it drives. With the exception of the run flats of course. But he says he constantly regrets being a responsible adult and not getting the 335.
And one thing I notice is how often it seems to be in the shop.

Finally, it always amuses me when people point out the original price of a used car. If the car is being sold for 60% what it sold for 3 years ago - is it really that much of a bargain or is there a reason it lost nearly half its value that quickly?
You could get a 1998 7 series for about 5% of what it sold for new. It doesn't mean you should.

According to carfax report, the bmw was in the shop every 6-8 months. I don't consider that very often. May be some people think. I think as long the dealer has a free loaner, it is not that bad. I hate waiting at the dealer...

paintpollz 12-25-2011 09:45 PM

my buddies 335xi coupe is in the shop all the time....sure is a nice ride though. Hope you have fun with the 328. My mothers fiance has the 528xi and I think its real nice, very practical, and its never had a single thing wrong with it. For the amount of clients/people he has in and out of his car, and the amount of miles he has on it for 3 years (I think 110k in all driving conditions), the car looks outstanding. Made with real quality materials, and I think thats what really counts. I'm not sure I would go with the 3 series because those are basically the same size as a civic, too small for me.

I had a choice between going with an A4, 3 series, and a LGT (awd was a must). I'm very hard on everything I own. I keep my cars outside, drive them in snow/salt conditions. Occasionally, I'll crash into snowbanks in the winter from goofing around. I tow a ton of stuff, and probably a lot more weight than I should. I do tons of WOT pulls to the top of 4th. A fair amount of dings and dents, interior has stains all over it primary from hundreds of muddy ski boots tracking in and out. I would hate to treat an Audi/Bimmer/Benz like that. But that's why I drive a Subaru.:)

SCHM1AN 12-26-2011 07:21 AM

By default im inclined to tell you to save your money and keep the Subaru. My mom had an X5 and probably spent more on repairs than her car payment over the 2 years she had it. I've heard the 3-series is a nice car, but I don't see the appeal besides a 335 or an M3. I'd rather keep my Subaru and buy a nicer house, or put that money into an IRA... But that's just me. You're clearly set on getting your 328xi and probably won't read into half the things we "normies" (you know, because you drive a Bimmer and everybody is a peon to you now) have to say based on our observations.

Enjoy your Bimmer.

Max Capacity 12-26-2011 07:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by paintpollz (Post 3680702)

I'm very hard on everything I own. I keep my cars outside, drive them in snow/salt conditions. Occasionally, I'll crash into snowbanks in the winter from goofing around. I tow a ton of stuff, and probably a lot more weight than I should. I do tons of WOT pulls to the top of 4th. A fair amount of dings and dents, interior has stains all over it primary from hundreds of muddy ski boots tracking in and out. But that's why I drive a Subaru.:)


Uh, that's seems to be a common thread when I talk to other Okemo race team parents...Must have been all that good training you kids got...

Magic Marker 12-26-2011 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LegacyFuture (Post 3679531)
According to carfax report, the bmw was in the shop every 6-8 months. I don't consider that very often. May be some people think. I think as long the dealer has a free loaner, it is not that bad. I hate waiting at the dealer...

I get a free loaner too when I do a major service as well, but don't use that as one of the reasons to buy a car.....

If you like it, go for it. It doesn't matter what any one of us thinks since we don't have to make your car payment or the maintenance costs.

ttnio 12-26-2011 06:06 PM

I agree above 100%...Go with your gusto young man...!!! We only live once...


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