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Need advice: Replacing my 3 year old Creta with a used BMW 3-Series

While my Creta is extremely trouble-free and will bring a smile to most owners' faces, I'm thinking of switching to something more exciting.

BHPian bhatmaster recently shared this with other enthusiasts.

Dear Gurus,

Starting a new thread as could not find an exact match on this subject. Would like to keep it short, the quick background:

I'm presently driving a Creta E+ 1.6 from 2019 and have had a hassle-free 22k km in varied conditions. While this car is extremely trouble-free and will bring a smile to most owners' faces, I'm thinking of switching to something more exciting.

Here comes the thought process, of acquiring a used BMW 3 series, from BMW Premium, the official used car division. I have seen a red BMW, 2015 model, 30K run and in good condition. Polishing and refurbishment will further be done on this to bring it to an even better shape.

The company will offer a 2-year and 40K warranty and I'm thinking of buying their BSI+ package, amounting to 1.5L.

Now my question is:

What is the risk factor for a used luxury car? Will the 2-year warranty bring some peace of mind?

Is BSI+ recommended or anybody can help with a reputed service center in Kolkata that does a dependable job?

The asking price, including the BSI+ and warranty, is 19 lakhs. I'm looking forward to an expert opinion please.

Here's what BHPian PapaBravo had to say on the matter:

Take the warranty. Considering Kolkata road conditions & the mileage of the car, the following things might require change in the next 1 year - Engine Mounts (under warranty), Shocks, Tyres, Brake pads. Go for BSI+, there is no reputed service center for Germans in Kolkata. Rs. 19 lacs looks just a tad high considering Rs. 1.5 lacs for BSI+ & 2 lacs for 2 years BRI. Try bargaining a bit more.

Cheers,

Pawan.

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