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Old 25th September 2009, 00:38   #271
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damn,
having fun is so much difficult I did see some saab and ignored it.

what do you guys think of a 6-8 yr old BMW/merc for 13K? something like this
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Man! Do any of these automatic roof convertibles actually come without these complimentary glitches? Since Vivek is OK with a auto cruiser, hows the Camry Solora? (Don't flame me - he started it by bringing up the Sebring )
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@vivek: The old BMWs are amazing! Look around for an 540i and you shall be happy.
However, avoid the Mercs.
If you want a comfortable car, look at the Sonata V6.
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Old 25th September 2009, 02:07   #274
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damn,
having fun is so much difficult I did see some saab and ignored it.

what do you guys think of a 6-8 yr old BMW/merc for 13K? something like this
Thats a pretty good one! Under 90K miles, which means the annual average is around 8-9K miles.Decent amount of useage! And may not be an abused one, depending on how it runs.

I would say go check this one out. It might be a good one, and it'll fit the bill well with all your requirements. The perfect family sedan.
Do make sure you get it checked pretty well though, just to make sure the previous owners didn't do anything rash with the car. Also look for chassis damage & any body work.
I say this, coz I had been considering a BMW 318ti way back in 2004. Liked it, it had the M badge blah blah. Carfax report- Not good! Car had been in a crash in 2002, it wasn't an M, and it had lots of body work done to it!
Didn't that crush my dreams!

keep us posted, Vivek.
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2004 BMW545i Automatic 81,203 Black Sapphire Metallic $19,995.00 Sewickley BMW,Sewickley, PA

Found this at the BMW certified preused search. 4.5litres OMG. Comes with BMW warranty. I do feel the extra 7g might be worth i for the 4.5l engine and warranty. It is in PA though.

A fried here had a 1987 325i and parts were really expensive even for that old car.
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Wow never really knew other people on here are from us and canada whats up
Guys havent checked the thread that much but whats the disscussion goin on
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having fun is so much difficult I did see some saab and ignored it.

what do you guys think of a 6-8 yr old BMW/merc for 13K? something like this
I'm still going to advice you to stay away from these cars.
Advt. doesn't mention any warranty. How much is the warranty extended to? If no extended warranty, leave it. Also it's 2.8 - not the most exciting engine to have fun with a 5-series.
If you're looking for a BMW, look for a 3-series. They're easier on the pocket than a 5-series.

If you're handy around an engine, like ananthkamat, then you needn't worry though.

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2004 BMW545i Automatic 81,203 Black Sapphire Metallic $19,995.00 Sewickley BMW,Sewickley, PA

Found this at the BMW certified preused search. 4.5litres OMG. Comes with BMW warranty. I do feel the extra 7g might be worth i for the 4.5l engine and warranty. It is in PA though.
How much is the warranty extended upto? 6yr, 100k / 8yr, 120k?
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BMW CPO's are 6 yr 100k.
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Anytime you want to get into the premium brand league, your best bet will be to get a preowned certified vehicle. Without that, it would be outright risky. Hence the reason I suggested the Wrangler, since they are available in plenty, and its not that tough on the pocket. Even any other Jap coupe might do it.
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BMW CPO's are 6 yr 100k.
Right - still wouldn't be very excited about getting that 545. It's crossed 81k miles already and the warranty expires by next year 2010 - so after that you're on your own.
To extend warranty up to 2012, 120k would cost around $3k (avg). Most of these extended warranties will not include scheduled maintenance (oil change, etc.) - and coverage for mechanical components varies according to the fine print.
I know, $20k sounds very very exciting for a BMW V8, and it's fine as long as you can cover the costs...
When one starts paying $1000+ per service, that's when the fun factor begins to fade.

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Anytime you want to get into the premium brand league, your best bet will be to get a preowned certified vehicle. Without that, it would be outright risky. Hence the reason I suggested the Wrangler, since they are available in plenty, and its not that tough on the pocket. Even any other Jap coupe might do it.
Yes, for the Wrangler! . Even though the Rubicon's hold their cost (sort-of), the Sahara's are cheaper and slightly better to drive on-road.
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I think I might stick with a jeep or a mustang in that case. Much better if I can get a stock wrangler, all these lift kits and heavy tires kill the MPG.

Mohit, not many solaras in market. I did think of that. MT is out of equation anyway.
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Always opt for stock Wranglers. Some people do so much to their vehicles, it actually messes up everything possible on the Jeep. A stock Wrangler should be more or less in good condition, and the only thing you'd have to do is have an overall check done to make sure there's no damage/history of accidents and you'd be good to go.
And if you drive these gently,you'd get decent gas mileage too!They don't have huge engines, but being high on torque, you'll still have some fun with it.
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I hate mustangs and their owners stupid rednecks....makin fun of my 4cylinder with a small turbo :(
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I hate mustangs and their owners stupid rednecks
Please don't generalize.
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I hate mustangs and their owners stupid rednecks....makin fun of my 4cylinder with a small turbo :(
Finally I owned my dream car and driving her for last couple of months. She is a 07 Black Mustang 4.0L V6 Coupe A/T. Love every bit of her, the torque, the long bonnet and stance. A bit less on gas milege, but overall she is good as an everyday car.

I may get words of congrats or brick bats, but for me it was a dream executed and I love every bit of it. I could have gone for may other brands / models but never wanted to!

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