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Old 08-14-2019, 12:59 PM
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There is merit to also considering advances in technology, safety and performance. If one does so it is likely a vehicle over say 5-7 years old will be lacking something you would like to have and cannot be upgraded to get it. Since it is far easier to find a vehicle that is 50,000 miles away from major replacement costs paying more for a newer vehicle contains less risk, delivering more and costing less for another 50,000 miles.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:46 PM
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I prefer well-maintained higher mileage cars to cars just coming out of warranty or leases that were neglected by original owners. But everyone has their own buying philosophy and risk propositions. Most older (well cared for) examples have had the "gotcha" type repairs addressed or were maintained to a standard that mitigates the risk of said repair.

And all of that is a generality. You can obviously buy a brand new car with problems right off the lot. Owning BMW's, in general, requires having a certain level of acceptance when it comes to maintenance costs. I spend at least a couple thousand bucks a year on parts between 2 or 3 BMW's every year. But that's WAY less than I would spend on any 1 new BMW, or even CPO'd. So again, every enthusiast has their particular "right" way to buy a BMW.
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There is merit to also considering advances in technology, safety and performance. If one does so it is likely a vehicle over say 5-7 years old will be lacking something you would like to have and cannot be upgraded to get it. Since it is far easier to find a vehicle that is 50,000 miles away from major replacement costs paying more for a newer vehicle contains less risk, delivering more and costing less for another 50,000 miles.
Only thing my X lacks that I want is an up to date head unit. I'll get one soon I hope.
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:12 PM
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Only thing my X lacks that I want is an up to date head unit. I'll get one soon I hope.


I got lucky, mine has the cassette option with the 6 disk in the back. I use my LTE iPad or my phone depending on what media I am playing. Itís also nice because navigation plays through sound system.
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