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Old 04-16-2012, 02:11 AM   #1
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Advice about about buying 2001 320i (Newbie)

Hey guys, Im new to the forum and think that now is the time when I want to buy my first BMW.

I've been looking at a couple of 320 and 318's. I really don't know much about cars at all but I have a friend who has had a 318 wagon and 325 coupe and I've loved them both. So I need some help on deciding what would be best and what to watch out for when purchasing certain models.

The first one I've been looking at is this one right here: 2001 320i
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/List...x?id=463936184

-160KM's on the clock (is this too much?)
-Tiptronic transmission





The Second one I've been looking at is this 1999 320i:

-166,000 KM's


So would you guys be able to shed some light on what I should look at when Purchasing this type of model? Stuff like maintenance and possible problems these could have had in the past or could have in the future.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


P.S: The prices are in New Zealand dollars so disregard them. Im guessing a similar model would be about half the price in the states. Also, I tried searching for threads with similar questions but wasn't able as this is quite specific
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:48 AM   #2
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:03 AM   #3
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Search the forum for "common problems" or anything else you like. These type of questions have already been answered many times :]
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i heard that this cars go like 300k miles
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