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Old 17th September 2009, 17:48   #1
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My first post at Team BHP forums. Feels great to be part of this community. Ya, so my question: Which would be the best used car to buy for around 30L?

Any car under 2-3 years of use would be fine with me. I was specifically looking at the AUDI A4, Mercedes C or E.

I would really love to have the BMW 5 series too. But would I get it for that price? FYI, I am from Kerala. The car would be self driven with occasional long trips. Do I have any other options?

Thanks in advance guys
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You can get 2-3 year old Mercs & A4's for a lot less, maybe in the range of 20. You may even get a 5 series for 30L - just look hard & try the dealerships themselves for used cars.



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Oh great. Thats gud news
I'll check out the dealerships for sure.
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You would be looking at a used 5. If you want the W211 E, wait for a month or two, after the launch of the W212 the prices of the old model should fall a bit.
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If the 5 series I can get for that budget then that will be the first priority.
Can anybody tell me how much a used Merc Benz CLS 350 wud cost?
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If you have a budget of 30L why you want a used car.
Why not get a new Accord,Superb,Camry ?
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Thanks, but I want to try out BMW or Merc or AUDI. German cars. Have been using Honda Civic and Skoda Laura. So thought this might be a change.
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Thanks, but I want to try out BMW or Merc or AUDI. German cars. Have been using Honda Civic and Skoda Laura. So thought this might be a change.
In that case BMW 5 will be apt for you.
If somehow no good deal comes your way for beemer then next option should be an Audi A4.
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There is no comparison with respect to the BIG 3 namely the BMW, Audi & Merc vs the Accord, Camary & the like. Also the gentleman has a 30L budget.

Do not "just" advise because you have to - pardon me.
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If the 5 series I can get for that budget then that will be the first priority.
Can anybody tell me how much a used Merc Benz CLS 350 wud cost?
A 2/3 year old Fiver should be in your budget, correct me if I'm wrong here. Especially if it's a petrol. Mind you, it'll depreciate just as quickly even in your hands. I doubt a CLS could be had at this price.
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If the 5 series I can get for that budget then that will be the first priority.
Can anybody tell me how much a used Merc Benz CLS 350 wud cost?
My friend just bought a 2006 Bmw 530d for 26 lakhs through a dealer and inturn the Dealer had bought it for 23 lakhs from the owner. Incase you guys are wondering why i did not save my friend a few lakhs its because he had done the deal with the dealer without my knowledge. So overdrive a 06 or early 07 BMW 530d should be in your budget. A used CLS 350 would be in the 50 to 60 range i am guessing.
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AUDI A4 would be best buy considering your requirements.
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My friend just bought a 2006 Bmw 530d for 26 lakhs through a dealer and inturn the Dealer had bought it for 23 lakhs from the owner.
Wow! I think that's a good buy. Looks like the big brand cars such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes are having decent second-hand prices, according to me. I didn't think that India would have a second-hand market like this. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Thank you guys for replying.

26 Lakhs is a very good price for a 530d, 3 years used. Hope I manage to get a similar deal.
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BMW India started selling 525d's only initially.

The 530d was launched in mid 2008 only.

I am guessing this has to be an imported 530d; in that case please check and ensure that all papers are in order, especially Import Bill of Entry.
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